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May
29
Sun
May 29: “Trumpet Hang” with Terry Warburton @ The Nash
May 29 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Terry Warburton is the President and Founder of Warburton Music Products. He started playing trumpet at the age of 14, later played trombone for ten years, and began performing professionally at a young age. Through his playing experiences, he developed a unique perspective into the needs of brass players. With more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing brass instrument mouthpieces, Terry is known worldwide for his quality work and ingenuity.

Join Terry Warburton for a FREE Trumpet Hang at The Nash on Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 2pm to 4 pm. Terry will have a wide selection of mouthpieces, mutes, accessories, and Trumpets for trial. He will also be on hand for mouthpiece fittings and questions! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

May 29 Jam Session: Chris Finet @ The Nash
May 29 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Photo by Diane Banyai

Photo by Diane Banyai

Chris Finet-bass/bandleader, Russ Schmidt-piano, Pablo Bastidas-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.

Jun
3
Fri
June 3 First Friday: Matt Williams & Empty Pockets @ The Nash
Jun 3 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
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Matt Williams-Hammond B3, Alan Acosta-Saxophones, Jacob Lauxman-Guitar, Caleb Michel-Drums

The newly established B3 organ quartet Empty Pockets provides endless groove, soul, and earth crushing swing.  Compelling listeners to random acts of shouting, hooting and hollering, and dancing.  Embracing the feel good vibe of the B3 quartet, Empty Pockets will undoubtedly provide an unforgettable night of music that speaks to the blues in our soul.

Jun
4
Sat
June 4: Raúl y Los Burros Valientes @ The Nash
Jun 4 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Raúl Yañez-piano, Joe Corral-flute, Robert Lashier-bass, Joe Garcia-percussion

Straight ahead & Latin jazz with Los Burros Valientes!

Jun
5
Sun
June 5 Jam Session: Dave Henning @ The Nash
Jun 5 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Photo by Diane Banyai

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.

Jun
9
Thu
June 9: Scottsdale Community College Summer Workshop/Nash Soul Jazz Workshop Concert @ The Nash
Jun 9 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Scottsdale Community College Big Band

Scottsdale Community College Big Band

This concert features the culminating performances of two summer educational workshops: The Nash Soul Jazz Workshop, led by Matt Williams, and the Scottsdale Community College Summer Jazz Workshop, led by Eric Rasmussen. This one-time event will feature some exciting small jazz ensembles.

Jun
10
Fri
June 10 Catch A Rising Star: Max Goldschmid @ The Nash
Jun 10 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Max Goldschmid – multi-instrumentalist, Chris Herald – saxophones, Angelo Versace – piano, Jeff Sandberg – bass, Gibb Mandish – drums

Max Goldschmid is 21 years old and resides in Tucson, Arizona. He has been playing music since age 6 when he started taking lessons on his first instrument, the piano. Since then he has expanded his cache of instruments to include soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet, trombone, trumpet (and slide trumpet), flugel horn, guitar, upright and electric bass, and whatever else he can get his hands on.

Max received his introduction into jazz music with the Tucson Jazz Institute (TJI) as a youngster. He received multiple awards in Downbeat Magazine’s 35th annual student music awards. Max is also a composer. He wrote several original tunes for his studio album, Maximum Exposure.

Catch a Rising Star series: This summer concert series features performances by young artists based in Arizona. Curated by The Nash, the series provides a platform for these emerging artists to gain prominence in the jazz community. Catch a Rising Star is very much an educational program as well as a performance series. Those artists or groups selected to play in the series will be offered a free clinic by an experienced Arizona jazz educator in advance of their performance at The Nash.

Jun
11
Sat
June 11 Special Event: Francine Reed @ The Nash
Jun 11 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Francine Reed-vocals, Jim Henry-trumpet, Joel Robin-piano, Eric Bart-guitar, Bob Lashier-bass, Julian Goldenthal-drums

Valley Legend Francine Reed Returns!

From the mid-1970s through the early 90s, Francine reigned as the most popular jazz and blues vocalist in the Valley.  In fact, she was still winning New Times/Best of Phoenix awards  after she moved to Atlanta!  Francine appeared with her bands Jazz Alive and Fever at venues such as The Boojum Tree, Chuy’s and Chuy’s Next Door/The Night Club, Churchill’s Pub and Bombay Bicycle Club, plus numerous festivals and concert halls. She has been part of Lyle Lovett’s Large Band since the mid 80’s, appeared on The Tonight Show, and appeared for many seasons in Seattle’s high-energy dinner-theatre cabaret, Teatro ZinZanni.  What an amazingly diverse and exciting career! 

Francine has just returned to Phoenix and this marks her first appearance at The Nash. Her band will include several musicians with whom she has “history,” including Julian Goldenthal, who first played with Francine at the age of 6 years old! 

Get your tickets right away, as this will be a sellout!

Jun
12
Sun
June 12 Jam Session: Jeff Libman @ The Nash
Jun 12 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
photo by Bill Goodman

photo by Bill Goodman

Jeff Libman-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.

Jun
17
Fri
June 17 Catch A Rising Star: Jesse Sumter @ The Nash
Jun 17 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Jesse Sumter-guitar, Jacob Lipp-saxophone, Nick Manson-piano, Bailey Zick-bass, Rob Moore-drums

Jesse Sumter was raised in Phoenix and started playing the guitar at the age of 10. In high school, he played classical, jazz, and pop music. During this time, Jesse became active in Phoenix’s music scene. He has played with the Valley Youth Theater, Young Sounds of Arizona, and the Arizona All-State Jazz Band. Jesse is active around the city and plays in various different groups. He has been studying music at Mesa Community College and will be joining the Arizona State University Jazz Studies program this fall.

Jun
19
Sun
June 19 Jam Session: Russ Schmidt @ The Nash
Jun 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

Russ Schmidt-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.

Jun
24
Fri
June 24 Last Friday Late Night Jam: Matt Williams @ The Nash
Jun 24 @ 10:30 PM – Jun 25 @ 1:00 AM

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Matt Williams-piano/bandleader

Equal parts proving ground and breeding ground, the late night jazz jam session is modeled loosely on the late night sessions of which you read about in your favorite jazz musicians’ autobiographies.  Our goal is to create a space where serious musicians, from the veterans of the scene to cats just getting their foot in the door, can come together and not only create conversational, energetic, meaningful music, but also to learn from one another on a musical and personal level. We aim to provide a one-of-a-kind experience dedicated towards creating exceptional music and providing valuable bandstand experiences that can not be found anywhere else in Phoenix.  Our motto is: “music played, friends made”.

Jun
25
Sat
June 25: Fred Forney Quintet plays the music of Miles Davis @ The Nash
Jun 25 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Fred Forney-trumpet/flugelhorn, Brice Winston-sax, Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums

Fred Forney has played with a long list of who’s who in the music word, from Tony Bennett to Dionne Warwick, toured with Bobby Caldwell and played with David Friesen, Bob Minzter, Ernie Watts and other jazz greats, in addition to his tenure as jazz faculty at Mesa Community College.

Jun
26
Sun
June 26 Jam Session: Stan Sorenson @ The Nash
Jun 26 @ 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.

Jul
14
Thu
July 14 Catch A Rising Star: Miranda Agnew @ The Nash
Jul 14 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Miranda Agnew-trumpet, Ben Stowers-tenor saxophone, Michael Kocour-piano, Dylan Holly-bass, Nathan Hooker-drums

A five-year member of the Tucson Jazz Institute, Miranda Agnew is currently a leading trumpet player in their award-winning Ellington Band.  At the 2015 Essentially Ellington Festival in New York City she was recognized as an outstanding soloist on both trumpet and piano, and she recently participated in the Next Generation Jazz festival as part of the TJI Concord Combo. Miranda hopes to pursue a career in jazz performance and to connect with other young musicians.

Aug
12
Fri
August 12 Catch A Rising Star: Vincent Thiefain and Matt McClintock @ The Nash
Aug 12 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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John Meier-guitar, Michael Kocour-piano, Vincent Thiefain-bass, Matt McClintock-drums

Bassist Vincent Thiefain is pursuing his Bachelors degree in Music Performance in the Arizona State University Jazz Studies program. Drummer Matt McClintock recently graduated from the same program this May. While at ASU performing with the Concert Jazz Band, they had the opportunity to perform with Benny Golson as part of the Highland/ASU Jazz Festival. Vincent and Matt are already mainstays of the Phoenix music scene. They are committed to performing in a range of musical contexts, include various traditional styles as well as contemporary and original jazz.

Aug
13
Sat
August 13: BE FREE – A Musical Exploration of the music of Monica Shriver and Stan Smith @ The Nash
Aug 13 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Monica Shriver-woodwinds, Stan Smith-guitar, Dwight Killian-bass, Erik Teichmann-drums

BE FREE – A MUSICAL EXPLORATION OF THE MUSIC OF MONICA SHRIVER AND STAN SMITH

Be Free is a journey of four friends who use sounds to explore, connect, and express using woodwinds, guitars and effects, bass, and drums. Be Free is an ensemble made up of adventurous and curious musicians, all drawn to instantly creating new music. Playing and improvising free music takes a willingness and bravery to venture into the unknown, but also a solid foundation with which to build upon. The four musicians that make up Be Free are each accomplished and successful in other aspects of music performance, education and business, but find playing free a unique and extremely satisfying challenge.