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Oct
21
Sun
October 21 Jam Session: Dave Henning @ The Nash
Oct 21 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

photo by Diane Banyai

Dave Henning-piano/bandleader, Selwyn Reams-bass, Bruce Stodola-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.

Oct
24
Wed
October 24: Jazz & Jokes @ The Nash
Oct 24 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Jazz & Jokes combines today’s hottest stand up comedians with exceptional jazz musicians. They share the stage in a new format for The Nash that is improvisational, interactive, and hilarious. Jazz & Jokes is co-presented by Bird City Comedy and The Nash.

Oct
26
Fri
October 26: Ben Hedquist @ The Nash
Oct 26 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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$20, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)
$4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs.
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Chaz Martineau-tenor saxophone, Alex Oliverio-guitar, Jude Poorten-guitar, Ben Hedquist-bass, Andrew Flores-drums

Bassist and composer Ben Hedquist has assembled a collective featuring some of the most sought-after musicians in the Valley’s creative music scene. Hedquist and his quintet will be bringing heavy, guitar-driven music, immersive soundscapes, and new arrangements of familiar music to The Nash for an experience that will surely move all listeners. 

Since moving to Phoenix in 2012, Hedquist has become one of the Valley’s most in-demand bassists. He performs frequently with Phoenix-based musicians such as Michael Kocour, Jeff Libman, Eric Rasmussen, Keith Kelly, Adam Roberts, and Dom Moio. He has also performed with a growing number of jazz notables, including Joe Locke, Peter Bernstein, George Garzone, Miguel Zenon, Glenn Zaleski, John Hollenbeck, Chris Cheek, George Colligan, Ben Wendel, and Lewis Nash.

Oct
27
Sat
October 27: The Fred Forney Quintet play Bird & Dizzy @ The Nash
Oct 27 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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ALL SEATS RESERVED: $31 VIP, $26 Preferred, $21 General, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID. General Section only)
$4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs.
Note: Ticket prices at the door will include the added processing costs. 

Fred Forney-trumpet/flugelhorn, Brice Winston-saxophones, Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Rob Moore-drums

Long-time Valley first-call trumpeter Fred Forney and his quintet of Arizona jazz all-stars pay tribute to Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie.

“Ingenious improvisation, delicate passion, incisive trumpeting and purity of tone.”  Dave Nathan, All Music Guide
“He moves with drama and mystery, the trumpet floating atop a solid rhythm section in a demonstration of applied impressionism.”  Jim Santella, All About Jazz

Oct
28
Sun
October 28 Jazz Matinee: Bobby Hamilton @ The Nash
Oct 28 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Bobby Hamilton-piano/vocals, Bob Lashier-bass, Greg Warner-drums

Bobby Hamilton was born in Yonkers, NY, and raised in New York City. He attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, and studied Theology at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY.

As a resident of Syracuse, NY, Mr. Hamilton hosted WCNY-TV’s “All American Jazz” series and Jazz Programming at WAER-FM88. He was a featured performer in a Jazz Concert presented by the Syracuse Symphony orchestra, and taught piano and music theory at the community arts school.

In 1981, Bobby Hamilton became a founding member of the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company of Greater Syracuse, the area’s leading Afro-American Theater Group. In his capacity as company musical director, he directed several productions and contributed to the development of theatrical and musical talents within the membership of the organization. Mr. Hamilton was also quite active in the musical direction of the Salt City Performing Arts Company, as well as in productions at Syracuse Stage Professional Theater.

Bobby Hamilton organized his own Jazz Combo and traveled the NY area with working in lounges and performing in a variety of solo venues as well. In 1986, he went to work in the cruise industry and five star Hotels primarily as a Pianist-Entertainer. In this venue, Mr. Hamilton has traveled extensively throughout the world including the Middle and Far East. He is familiar with French and Spanish.

His repertoire of songs from Nat King Cole, to Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Fats Waller, and Louis Armstrong entertains people of all backgrounds. He is quite at home in Jazz and Blues venues as well, including R&B and Popular Music. Mr. Hamilton currently resides in Phoenix AZ and performs throughout the area. He returns often to the travel industry where his work as a pianist-entertainer remains in high demand.

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October 28 Jam Session: Adam Clark @ The Nash
Oct 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Adam Clark-drums/bandleader, Angelo Versace-piano, Selwyn Reams-bass

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.

Oct
30
Tue
October 30: SCC & CGCC Jazz Ensembles @ The Nash
Oct 30 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


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The Scottsdale Community College (under the direction of Eric Rasmussen) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (under the direction of Adam Roberts) Jazz Ensembles in concert.

Nov
1
Thu
November 1: Emmet Cohen Trio @ The Nash
Nov 1 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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$49 VIP, $39 Preferred, $29 General, $11 Students (25 & Under w/ ID, General Section only)
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Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music and the related arts.  A recognized prodigy, Cohen plays with the command of a seasoned veteran and the passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium. A great jazz communicator!

Nov
2
Fri
November 2 First Friday: Purple Spectre @ The Nash
Nov 2 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Mike Moynihan-saxophone, Max Goldschmid-trumpet, Angelo Versace-piano, Patrick Morris-bass, Kai Felix-drums

MIKE MOYNIHAN’S PURPLE SPECTRE IS…
A groundbreaking jazz ensemble that features original compositions and arrangements. We are trying to test the limits of what can be called jazz, while at the same time honor the spirit of the music that we love so dearly.

THEIR MUSIC IS..
Tantalizing and provocative. Groovy and sophisticated. Harmonic and deep greasy.

moynihanmusic.com/purple-spectre

Nov
3
Sat
November 3: Alice Tatum @ The Nash
Nov 3 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Alice Tatum-vocals, Dave Baradic-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Robbie Carrillo-drums
Alice Tatum is an award winning and critically acclaimed singer who has been a fixture on the Phoenix music scene for more than 30 years.  She is an accomplished jazz vocalist, as well as excelling in pop music genres. Alice has performed with greats such as Michael McDonald, Tom Scott, The Righteous Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Alice Cooper and Nancy Wilson.  She has sung on national commercials, TV, and film, as well as on her own three CD projects. Alice always puts on a dynamic show with amazing vocal range.

 

Nov
4
Sun
November 4 Jazz Matinee: Danny Long Trio @ The Nash
Nov 4 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Danny Long-piano/vocals, Bob Lashier-bass, Todd Chuba-drums

Danny Long headlined in Chicago, toured nationally, released an album on Capitol Records and inhabited the showrooms of Las Vegas prior to moving to Phoenix in 1980.  He draws his musical repertoire primarily from the Great American Songbook, interpreting tunes by such masters as Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington and Rodgers and Hart.

November 4 Jam Session: Zach Wiggins @ The Nash
Nov 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Zach Wiggins-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.

Nov
7
Wed
November 7: Jazz & Jokes @ The Nash
Nov 7 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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$10 (Ages 18+ only)
$4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs.
Note: Ticket prices at the door will include the added processing costs.  

Jazz & Jokes combines today’s hottest stand up comedians with exceptional jazz musicians. They share the stage in a new format for The Nash that is improvisational, interactive, and hilarious. Jazz & Jokes is co-presented by Bird City Comedy and The Nash.

Nov
8
Thu
November 8: JAZZmeetsPOETRY – Celebrating Native American Poetry @ The Nash
Nov 8 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Advance tickets: $15, $8 Students (25 & under w/ ID). At the door: $20, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID).

JAZZmeetsPoetry celebrates Native American poetry.

JAZZ meets POETRY is a new series at The Nash for 2017-2018 that places poets and jazz musicians center stage to make art that is expressive, interactive and captivating. This month’s concert celebrates Native American poetry and features Red Ink and The Selwyn Reams Trio.

Poets: TBA

Music: Selwyn Reams Trio. Reams–bass/bandleader

Joseph Berg Jazz Photography

Selwyn Reams grew up in Arizona. He was raised in a very musical family and started playing the saxophone, trumpet euphonium, trombone and classical percussion at a young age. Selwyn, even though proficient at playing brass and reed instruments was a tuba/low brass major at Northern AZ State University. He took up the double bass while in college and has played double bass in 7 different Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

Although versed in all styles of music, Selwyn is a jazz afficionado and has performed at numerous jazz venues and festivals including, Playboy Jazz Festival, Sedona Jazz on the Rocks and Vancouver International Jazz Festival in British Columbia, Canada. Selwyn has performed with many acts including, Bill Watrous, Don Rader, Richie Cole, Cedar Walton, Joe Bonner, Gary Foster, Lennie Niehaus, Lew Tabackin, Jack Sheldon, Terry Gibbs, Carl Fontana, Joe Williams, Kate Davis, Emmy Lou Harris, Donald O’Conner, John Lee Hooker and DeeDee Bridgewater.

Nov
9
Fri
November 9: Inner Journeys Trio @ The Nash
Nov 9 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Bob Ravenscroft (piano), Dwight Killian (bass), Rob Moore (drums, electronics)

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!”

Nov
10
Sat
November 10: New Volunteer Orientation @ The Nash
Nov 10 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The Nash offers volunteer information and orientation on the second Saturday morning of every month at 10:00 a.m. Come meet current volunteers, find out more about volunteering, and meet new friends as you learn more about volunteering.

November 10: We3 @ The Nash
Nov 10 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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ALL SEATS RESERVED: $31 VIP, $26 Preferred, $21 General, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID. General Section only)
$4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs.
Note: Ticket prices at the door will include the added processing costs. 

Renee Grant Patrick-vocals, Suzanne Lansford-violin, Nicole Pesce-piano

When vocalist Renee Grant Patrick, daughter of the late George Grant (who traveled the world singing lead tenor for the Ink Spots in the 80’s & 90’s) lost her father in January of last year (2016), she combined talents with Suzanne Lansford (violin) and Nicole Pesce (piano) to pay tribute to some of their favorite Ink Spots’ songs, one of them being “We Three”.

Enjoy nostalgia and more, when these three powerful talents come together!

Nov
11
Sun
November 11 Jazz Matinee: Glenn Davis @ The Nash
Nov 11 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Tony Vacca-sax, Denny Monce-trumpet, Dave Henning-piano, Selwyn Reams-bass, Glenn Davis-drums

Glenn Davis is a drummer, recording artist, composer, and educator who will be leading this all star Phoenix quintet featuring, Dennis Monce on trumpet, Tony Vacca on sax and flute, Dave Henning on piano, Selywn Reams on bass and Glenn Davis on drums.  Glenn’s exciting quintet will feature a unique blend of jazz standards and Glenn’s swinging originals.

Glenn has performed with many notable musicians such as, Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Mundell Lowe, Houston Person, Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen, Eric Alexander, Harold Mabern, Mark Soskin and others.

November 11 Jam Session: Beth Lederman & Juli Wood @ The Nash
Nov 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Beth Lederman-piano/bandleader, Juli Wood-sax, Felix Sainz-bass, Emerson Laffey-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.

Nov
14
Wed
November 14: Lewis Nash & Friends @ The Nash
Nov 14 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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$25, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)
$4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs.
Note: Ticket prices at the door will include the added processing costs.  

Lewis Nash & Friends is the new iteration of The Lewis Nash Pro Jam. It is more of an invitational format, still allowing for the participation of top professional-level musicians.