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Mar
29
Wed
March 29: SCC/PVCC Shared Concert @ The Nash
Mar 29 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Scottsdale Community College & Paradise Valley Community College Jazz programs appear together for a great night of jazz!

Mar
31
Fri
March 31: Stray Dog Song @ The Nash
Mar 31 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Caleb Veazey-composer and guitarist, Yvette Holzwarth-voice/violin, Billy McShane-woodwinds, Ben Finley-bass, Trevor Roitstein-Anderies-drums/percussion

Stray Dog Song is a Los Angeles based ensemble which plays original inspired by chamber music ensembles and jazz ensembles.

Stray Dog Song is “like a lost puppy whose parents were improvised music and chamber music, but then the life of that dog was interpreted as a bedtime story told by Willie Nelson.” – Caleb Veazey

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Apr
1
Sat
April 1: Pentaphonic @ The Nash
Apr 1 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Andrew Gross-tenor sax, Russ Schmidt-piano, Reid Riddiough=guitar, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Rob Moore-drums

This all-star group of Phoenix favorites presents a five-sided musical dream for your enjoyment!

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Apr
2
Sun
April 2 Special Jazz Matinee Event: Spiffy @ The Nash
Apr 2 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Michael Kocour-Hammond B3 organ, Bruce Forman-guitar, Dom Moio-drums, Eric Schneider-alto and tenor saxophone, with special guest Wycliffe Gordon-trombone

Phoenix jazz pianist/organist Michael Kocour, Director of the Jazz Studies program at Arizona State University comes to The Nash to perform selections from his latest CD, Spiffy.  Kocour performs on the Hammond organ and is joined by Phoenix-based drummer Dom Moio, Chicago-based saxophonist Eric Schneider, and the incomparable LA guitarist Bruce Forman.   Spiffy has been recognized for its “fat groove, deliciously swingin’ blues and bop lines, and TIGHT arrangements” (All About Jazz) which pays homage to the great jazz organist, Jack McDuff.

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April 2 Jam Session: Lenny Roberts @ The Nash
Apr 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Lenny Roberts-sax/bandleader, Reid Riddiough-guitar, Vince Thiefain-bass, Matt McClintock-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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Apr
4
Tue
April 4: The Nash Legacy Ensemble – Blue and GUHSD Honor Jazz Band @ The Nash
Apr 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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The Nash Legacy Ensemble – Blue (under the direction of Eric Rasmussen), performs with the Glendale Unified District High School Honor Jazz Band.

GUHSD Honor Jazz Band:
Sophie Alexander – bass Thunderbird High School
Joy Perez – drums Thunderbird High School
Brendan Christensen – guitar Thunderbird High School
Steven Skarp – piano Greenway High School
Vashawn Arora – alto sax 1  Sunnyslope High Shcool
Jae Lynn Willis – alto sax 2 Thunderbird High School
Garrett Wright – bari sax Thunderbird High School
Stephen Graham – tenor sax 1 Thunderbird High School
Sierra Ulloa – tenor sax 2 Thunderbird High School
Anthony Billings – trombone 1 Thunderbird High School
Rain Woodward – trombone 2 Thunderbird High School
Logan Steffensen – trombone 3 Thunderbird High School
Stephen Strohmeyer – bass trombone Thunderbird High School
Erik Struckmeyer – trumpet 1 Thunderbird High School
Francisco Degollardo – trumpet 2 Washington High School
Juliana Williams – trumpet 3 Thunderbird High School
Sophie Holder – trumpet 4 Thunderbird High School
Sam Islambokov – trumpet 5 Thunderbird High School

GUHSD Directors
Ian Peterson, Greenway High School
Andrew La Rusch, Sunnyslope High School
Kris Hutson, Thunderbird High School
Jason Landaiche, Washington High School

Apr
5
Wed
April 5: The Nash Presents: Tato Caraveo and Rafael Navarro (Artists’ Reception) @ The Nash
Apr 5 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Nash Presents: Tato Caraveo and Rafael Navarro
Artists’ Reception Wednesday, April 5

Open to the Public
7 – 10:00 p.m.
Curated by Laura Dragon, {9} The Gallery

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Apr
7
Fri
April 7 First Friday: Fire Spice HOT HOT! @ The Nash
Apr 7 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
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Matt Williams-B3 organ, Lenny Roberts-tenor sax, Alex Yuwen-tenor sax, Reid Riddiough-guitar, Caleb Michel-drums

Fire Spice HOT HOT is a classic Hammond B3 Organ quintet that provides endless groove, soul, and spicy HOT swing.

 

Apr
8
Sat
April 8 Spring Showcase Double Bill: PVCC Afro-Cuban Quintet and 100th Anniversary Tribute to Ella @ The Nash
Apr 8 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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PVCC Afro-Cuban Quintet
With Brett Reed, Keith Kelly, Joe Garcia, Ben Hedquist and Ryan Anthony

100th Anniversary Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
With Sherry Roberson, Joel Robin & Friends

April 2017 kicks off a year-long celebration of the great Ella Fitzgerald, born 100 years ago. The smooth and sultry sounds of Sherry Roberson will lead our tribute to Ella for our Spring Showcase Double Bill which also includes a set with the exciting Afro -Cuban Quintet from Paradise Valley Community College.

Apr
9
Sun
April 9 Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed @ The Nash
Apr 9 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Francine Reed-vocals, Jim Henry-trumpet, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Joel Robin-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Ted Connell-drums

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!

April 9 Jam Session: Will Goble @ The Nash
Apr 9 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Will Goble-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.

Apr
10
Mon
April 10: Ali Ryerson and the M-Squared Quartet @ The Nash
Apr 10 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Ali Ryerson-flute, Carol Mellis-flute/vocals, Mark Mellis-piano/flute, Will Goble-bass, Dom Moio-drums

Jazz flutist Ali Ryerson consistently ranks among the top flutists in the Downbeat Jazz Poll. Ryerson is an international touring/recording artist, with performances ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Blue Note to festival appearances worldwide. Having released numerous albums on major jazz labels, Ryerson has recorded and/or performed with jazz greats such as Red Rodney, Roy Haynes, Kenny Barron, Hubert Laws, Joe Beck, Mike Mainieri, and Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Apr
14
Fri
April 14: AudioDrama Octet @ The Nash
Apr 14 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Will Goble-bassist and composer, Eric Rasmussen-alto saxophone, Mary Petrich-tenor and soprano saxophone, Keith Kelly-bass clarinet, TBA-piano, Jeff Libman-guitar, Ryan Anthony-drums, Caleb Michel-percussion
“Audio Drama,” bassist Will Goble’s newest undertaking on the heels of his 2016 release “Consider The Blues,” is a musical exploration of the first person narrative in its many forms. Supported by the 8 piece Audio Drama octet, local story tellers and other vocal performers will present material in a format reminiscent of “The Moth” and other radio and podcast favorites. Will’s original music and other selections create a backdrop and interactive soundtrack to enhance the many contributing voices and perspectives.
Apr
15
Sat
April 15 Special Event: Peter & Will Anderson Trio @ The Nash
Apr 15 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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ALL SEATS RESERVED

Tickets: $30 *VIP, $25, $20 Students: $15 with ID (restrictions apply)
*VIP front section, 4-seat table purchase required.

Remarkable!” – Wall Street Journal
“Pete and Will Anderson are virtuosos on both clarinet and saxophone” – The New York Times

Peter Anderson-woodwinds, Will Anderson-woodwinds, Adam Moezinia-guitar

Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary set of brothers performing music today. Known for their unique renditions of classic jazz songs and innovative original music, they hail from Washington, DC, but moved to New York City to attend Juilliard. Peter and Will have performed with the Jimmy Heath Big Band, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Kenny Barron, Bob Wilber, and Albert “Tootie” Heath.

The Anderson’s have headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival and their debut release, Correspondence (2012), features Kenny Barron and was listed in Vanity Fair magazine alongside Miles Davis in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz.”

Apr
16
Sun
April 16 Easter: CLOSED, no jam session
Apr 16 all-day

The Nash will be closed for the Easter holiday. The jam session will be back next week with host, Mike Ozuna. See you then!

Apr
18
Tue
April 18: ASU Jazz Repertory Band & Combos @ The Nash
Apr 18 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The ASU Jazz Repertory Band, directed by James Hudson, presents an evening of big band selections. ASU combos will open the show, performing a variety of jazz standards and unique arrangements.

Apr
20
Thu
April 20: ASU Concert Jazz Band & Combos @ The Nash
Apr 20 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Michael Kocour, director

The Concert Jazz Band in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Music is the premier large ensemble of the Jazz Studies program in which students study and perform music from the classic big band repertoire, as well as commissioned works, student compositions and recent works by contemporary jazz composers. Recent guests artists appearing with the Concert Jazz Band include Eric Alexander, Jerry Bergonzi, Wycliffe Gordon, Bob Mintzer, Dick Oatts, Eric Schneider, Joel Spencer, and Scott Wendholt.

Apr
21
Fri
April 21: Bob Ravenscroft Inner Journeys Trio @ The Nash
Apr 21 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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This will be an evening of avant-garde free jazz with freshly improvised music and features:

Bob Ravenscroft-piano/keyboards, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums

Bob Ravenscroft, the widely-acclaimed jazz keyboardist and composer, is all about a lifelong pursuit of making great jazz music and exploring new ground. The Arizona Republic recently named his trio “Best Jazz Group.”

Ravenscroft’s unique playing style has been described as everything from sensitive and seasoned to far-ranging and free or “impressionistic.” Whatever it is, it’s always “something else!”

Apr
22
Sat
April 22 Special Event: Katie Thiroux & Ken Peplowski @ The Nash
Apr 22 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Presented by Lee & Susan Berk

Katie Thiroux-bass and voice, Ken Peplowski-clarinet/tenor saxophone, Justin Kauflin-piano, Matt Witek-drums

ALL SEATS RESERVED: $40 (VIP), $30, $25, $20

“Genuine artists like this don’t come along everyday, so take note.” -All About Jazz

With her debut album, “Introducing Katie Thiroux” stunning the jazz world and hailed as “Debut Record of the Year” from the Huffington Post, All About Jazz, Jazz Journalists Association and NPR Jazz Critics Poll, Katie Theroux makes her debut at The Nash. This phenomenal musician is joined by none other than Ken Peplowski, “arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist,” (BBC, August 2013)

Katie’s swinging bass, clear vocals and inspired instrumental arrangements are reflective of her musical idols both past and present. A triple threat talent, Katie Thiroux has garnered considerable attention for her bravura bass playing, assured singing and compelling compositions. Thiroux offers in-the-moment jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond.

Apr
23
Sun
April 23 Jam Session: Mike Ozuna @ The Nash
Apr 23 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

photo by Diane Banyai

Mike Ozuna-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.