The Nash

Jan
25
Sun
January 25 Jam Session: Mike Ozuna @ The Nash
Jan 25 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

Mike Ozuna – guitar/bandleader, Ted Sistrunk – bass, Ryan Anthony – drums

Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz.

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Jan
29
Thu
January 29 Special Event: Felix Sainz CD Release Party @ The Nash
Jan 29 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Felix Sainz – upright bass, electric bass and classical guitar and vocals, Joe Corral – flute, hand percussion, Fred Forney – trumpet, flugelhorn, Alan Ames – violin, mandolin, guitar, Jorge Estrada – piano, keyboard, Joe Garcia – drums, percussion

“The Nearness of You” is the debut album of Phoenix native, Felix B Sainz, Jr. The CD is a collection of fourteen popular and classic love songs, crafted in a fusion of popular jazz, Spanish boleros, and Brazilian bossa novas. Every arrangement is composed in a smooth, world-class jazz style. As a soloist he sets the stage for romance, performing classical guitar, stand-up bass and his multilingual vocals (English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese). As producer of this project, Felix’s arrangements feature the virtuosity and talent of these musicians: Jorge Estrada (keyboards), Joe Corral (flute), Fred Forney (flugelhorn), Alan Ames (violin, viola, mandolin, and guitar), and Joe Garcia (percussion).

Cuerdabaja Productions presents “The Nearness of You”, a new CD by Phoenix native, Felix B. Sainz, Jr.

(Phoenix, AZ) In the transitory music community of Phoenix, few “natives” have made a commitment to sustaining the Latin jazz scene like Felix B. Sainz, Jr. Felix’s talents and passion for music are encapsulated on his debut solo album entitled “The Nearness of You”, due to be celebrated at an upcoming cd release party at The Nash on January 29, 2015.

The CD is a collection of fourteen popular and classic love songs, crafted in a fusion of popular jazz, Spanish boleros, and Brazilian bossa novas. Every arrangement is composed in a smooth, world-class jazz style. As a soloist he sets the stage for romance, performing classical guitar, stand-up bass and his multilingual vocals (English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese). As producer of this project, Felix’s arrangements feature the virtuosity and talent of these musicians: Jorge Estrada (keyboards), Joe Corral (flute), Fred Forney (flugelhorn), Alan Ames (violin, viola, mandolin, and guitar), and Joe Garcia (percussion).

“Thankfully, there are a still those musicians who place a high value on the power of understanding that lyrics define and illuminate cultural nuance. Felix B. Sainz, Jr. is such a musician and vocalist who is a resident of Arizona but a citizen of the world.”Kyle W. Harris (Music and More, staff writer/Concert Reviewer; National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, voting member)

“Felix Sainz’s CD, “The Nearness of You,” features his vocals in, English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, as he plays guitar and bass, augmented by horns and strings. His richly resonant voice illuminates the title track, “Embraceable You,” “Green Eyes,” “Dindi,” “The Shadow of Your Smile/Smile,” “When Sunny Gets Blue” and several Latin charts.” Pat Meyers (Jazz Update, staff writer; Jazz in AZ, former Board member)

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Jan
30
Fri
January 30 Contemporary Jazz: JiGGle @ The Nash
Jan 30 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Jiggle is: Scott Zimmer – alto and soprano saxophone, Bryon Ruth – tenor saxophone, Ted Sistrunk – bass, Jacob Eary – drums

Since 2001, JiGGle has been opening the ears and minds of audiences with their unique approach to jazz improvisation and composition. In addition to performing original compositions, the band also pays homage to the music of Ornette Coleman, Dave Holland, Thelonious Monk, and Wayne Shorter. JiGGle consists of bassist Ted Sistrunk, saxophonists Bryon Ruth and Scott Zimmer, and drummer Jacob Eary. Each musician is a well-established performer and educator in the Phoenix, Arizona area. The band has released one studio recording, Secret Happiness, along with numerous live recordings.

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Jan
31
Sat
January 31 Mainstream Jazz: Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Big Band @ The Nash
Jan 31 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
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The Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Big Band, directed by Doug Tidaback has a national and international reputation as being one of the top high school jazz ensembles in the world.The TJI Ellington Big Band has won the Essentially Ellington Competition hosted by Wynton Marsalis at the Lincoln Center in New York in 2010, 2012, 2013 and now 2014! They have performed on national television for the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, toured Europe in 2006, 2011 and are preparing for their 2014 tour of France, Switzerland and Italy during July of 2014 where they will perform at the top jazz festivals in Paris, Lyon, Vienne, Montreux, Venice, Umbria and Rome. They have won top Downbeat Awards for their recordings in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. At the Nash they will perform the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Wynton Marsalis and others from their Europe Tour and newest CD repertoire.
With incredible ensemble work, outstanding soloists and tremendous showmanship you won’t believe these are high school musicians! They have received accolades from Wynton Marsalis, Jeff Hamilton, Chuck Israels, Mike Kocour, Ron Carter, Jerry Lewis and many many others.
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Feb
1
Sun
February 1: NO Jam Session Tonight @ The Nash
Feb 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

football_620x350In observation of “The Big Game” and all of its accompanying madness, we have decided to skip our weekly jam session on Feb. 1st. Please join us again on Feb. 8th when your jam session host will be the venerable Ted “T-Bone” Sistrunk.

Please support your local Phoenix-area businesses during this influx of visitors from frigid climes!

 

 

 

Feb
5
Thu
February 5 Special Event: Khani Cole @ The Nash
Feb 5 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Khani Cole – vocals, Obadiah Parker – guitar, Will Gaines – bass, Mike Florio – drums

“Khani Cole…the voice of Phoenix!” – George Benson

“Khani’s soulful alto reveals uncommon emotion and strength.” –Jazz Times Magazine

Khani Cole’s assent into the national and international consciousness began after relocating to Phoenix, Arizona from her native Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1992.

The move, which initiated many personal changes, sparked the inception of her very first release, Piece Of My Soul, on Fahrenheit Records. Piece Of My Soul was an album with great depth harmonically and lyrically and was quite a departure from the production and performance trends heard on NAC (Smooth Jazz) radio at that time. The release caught on nationwide; specifically in markets with a more liberal radio philosophy. Piece Of My Soul featured jazz greats, Brian Bromberg, Joey DeFrancesco and Marco Russo among others, as Khani and her band toured the summer of ’97 and were met with an overwhelming positive response.

In 2007, after an unprecedented 10.5 year run at the world renowned Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, Khani realized another dream when she opened her own music venue in Scottsdale, Voce Lounge. Voce featured some of the finest regional, local and international talent.

Khani states: “We booked great artists and let them be artists without the restraints often associated with venues that book music as an after-thought.”

Recent highlights for Khani have included, a performance with the legendary George Benson at the Hollywood Bowl ~ 2010 Playboy Jazz Festival as well as, a three week Spring 2011 tour of Denmark and Germany.

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Feb
6
Fri
February 6 First Friday: Four Year Plan @ The Nash
Feb 6 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Jeremy Lappitt – saxophone, Chris Peña – keyboards, Jesse-Lee Yarbrough – drums

The Four Year Plan is a funky organ trio formed in Tempe, AZ. Drawing from a great deal of influences ranging from the roots of jazz to the brink of hip hop, FYP delivers an explosive live show. Relying on catchy melodies, insatiable grooves, and virtuosic soloing the the FYP plans to bridge the gap between the intellectual and the accessible.

Sorry, No BYOB on First Fridays

Feb
7
Sat
February 7 Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families w/ Dmitri Matheny Group @ The Nash
Feb 7 @ 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

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Dmitri Matheny – flugelhorn, Mary Petrich – saxophones, Nick Manson – piano, Ted Sistrunk – bass, John Lewis – drums

Music * Prizes * Free Hot Dogs

Flugelhorn Master Dmitri Matheny leads a new show for families: HOT DOGS & JAZZ on Saturday January 17 at 11 am at The Nash in downtown Phoenix. Kids and their parents will enjoy this perfect 45 minute intro to jazz as the Dmitri Matheny Group performs a wide array of jazz styles, explores the different kinds of sounds and moods each of their instruments can produce and shares fascinating stories about the history of American music.

Following the show, The Nash will hold prize contests for the kids, free hot dogs for everyone in the audience and a post-show meet and greet with the band.

Doors open at 10:30. Space is limited, Free admission, reservations are recommended. ($3 Suggested Donation)

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Short Leash logo_150x165Corn dog bites and kids’ pigs in blankets provided by Short Leash Hot Dog & Sausage Eatery
The Award-winning Short Leash Hot Dog and Sausage Eatery has been recognized by Yelp Top 100 places it eat in the U.S.A. – 2014

-2013 A.R.A. Foodist Award, Outstanding Food Truck, -AZ Central Critics Choice + Peoples Choice Best Food Truck 2012
-Winner of Phoenix New TImes Best Hot Dog 2013, Best Food Truck 2011,2012,2013, 2014

February 7 Mainstream Jazz: Peter Zale Trio @ The Nash
Feb 7 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Peter Zale – piano/organ, Todd Johnson – bass, Emerson Laffey – drums

Presenting a tribute to some of the major influences on Peter’s musical life: Joe Zawinul, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Thelonius Monk & Bill Evans.

Peter Zale is a jazz pianist originally from New York (he grew up on Long Island) where he studied with Kenny Werner. About twenty years ago, he decided to move to the Valley of the Sun, where he has performed with many accomplished musicians—from Francine Reed to Chuck Berry.

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Feb
8
Sun
February 8 Jam Session: Ted Sistrunk @ The Nash
Feb 8 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

Ted Sistrunk – bass/bandleader

Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz.

BYOB CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy

Feb
13
Fri
February 13 Contemporary Jazz: Mary Petrich @ The Nash
Feb 13 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

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Mary Petrich – saxophone, additional personnel TBA

Mary Petrich has been performing professionally and teaching since the age of 18. She holds a Master’s degree in saxophone performance from ASU and a Bachelor’s degree in saxophone performance from Indiana University.  Although classically trained, spontaneity and freedom of jazz has emerged as the driving force in her musical career.

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Feb
14
Sat
February 14 Valentine’s Day Concert: ZAZU @ The Nash
Feb 14 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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ZAZU is: Mike Fowler – solo guitar, Jeff Quamo – clarinet, Ryan Vance – rhythm guitar, Steve Douglas – bass

Formed in Jan of 2005 by Steve Douglas of Artists in Rhythm to carry on the tradition of Django Reinhart, originally called Musette, we added Larry Czarnecki in 2007 for Tlaquepaque concerts and changed the name to ZAZU….We have been featured at community fairs, wine fests, Sedona International Film Festival, concerts, private parties, Jazz on the Rocks scholarship concert series and civic fundraising affairs. We released a debut double CD, The Soul of Paris in July of 2009 with exquisite photography and graphics, lively playing by the three of us and explosive stylings of Allen Ames on violin.

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Feb
15
Sun
February 15 Jazz In AZ Party: Jackie Garner & the Charles Lewis Trio + 1 @ The Nash
Feb 15 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
In celebration of Black History Month, the February Jazz in AZ Party at The Nash presents:“Vocal Jewels Of Impact and Influence”

A Brief Retrospective of African American jazz vocalists including Dinah Washington,  Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McCrae, Sarah Vaughan.

with Jackie Garner and the Charles Lewis Trio +1
Jackie Garner – vocals, Charles Lewis – piano, Bill Moio – guitar, Dwight Kilian – bass, Dom Moio – drums
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February 15 Jam Session: Dave Henning @ The Nash
Feb 15 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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photo by Diane Banyai

 

Dave Henning – piano/bandleader

Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz.

BYOB CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy

Feb
20
Fri
February 20 Contemporary Jazz: Boneyard @ The Nash
Feb 20 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

more info to come!

Feb
21
Sat
February 21 Mainstream Jazz: Royce Murray @ The Nash
Feb 21 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

more info to come!

Feb
22
Sun
February 22 Jam Session: Stan Sorenson @ The Nash
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

Stan Sorenson – guitar/bandleader

Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz.

BYOB CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy

Feb
28
Sat
February 28 Mainstream Jazz: Chuck Johnson Quartet @ The Nash
Feb 28 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

More info to come!

Mar
5
Thu
March 5 Special Event: Khani Cole @ The Nash
Mar 5 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Khani Cole – vocals, Lamar Gaines – keys, Will Gaines – bass, Mike Florio – drums

“Khani Cole…the voice of Phoenix!” – George Benson

“Khani’s soulful alto reveals uncommon emotion and strength.” –Jazz Times Magazine

Khani Cole’s assent into the national and international consciousness began after relocating to Phoenix, Arizona from her native Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1992.

The move, which initiated many personal changes, sparked the inception of her very first release, Piece Of My Soul, on Fahrenheit Records. Piece Of My Soul was an album with great depth harmonically and lyrically and was quite a departure from the production and performance trends heard on NAC (Smooth Jazz) radio at that time. The release caught on nationwide; specifically in markets with a more liberal radio philosophy. Piece Of My Soul featured jazz greats, Brian Bromberg, Joey DeFrancesco and Marco Russo among others, as Khani and her band toured the summer of ’97 and were met with an overwhelming positive response.

In 2007, after an unprecedented 10.5 year run at the world renowned Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, Khani realized another dream when she opened her own music venue in Scottsdale, Voce Lounge. Voce featured some of the finest regional, local and international talent.

Khani states: “We booked great artists and let them be artists without the restraints often associated with venues that book music as an after-thought.”

Recent highlights for Khani have included, a performance with the legendary George Benson at the Hollywood Bowl ~ 2010 Playboy Jazz Festival as well as, a three week Spring 2011 tour of Denmark and Germany.

CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy