The Nash

November – December 2014

Nov
28
Fri
November 28 Contemporary Jazz: Trenchfoot @ The Nash
Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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John Meier – guitar, Aleksey Izotov – piano, Alex Meltzer – bass, Jacob Eary – drums

Present an evening of original jazz compositions.

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Nov
29
Sat
November 29 Mainstream Jazz: Ioannis Goudelis Trio @ The Nash
Nov 29 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Ioannis Goudelis – piano, Zirque Bonner – bass, Dom Moio – drums

When this trio plays, it is always one of the most talked-about shows of the year at The Nash. The last time was in January. The next time is unknown…don’t miss this chance to hear them!

Ioannis Goudelis was born in Athens Greece and grew up in the beautiful island of Corfu.His original music has appeared at FOX TV Series HOUSE, CBS TV Series CRIME SCENE/NCIS, NBC’s TV SPECIAL 2011, CW’s TV Series NIKITA, feature and short films, the FIAT 500 commercial for 2011 and other media. As a performer, Ioannis has an original album “Life Goes On’ released in 2007. He recently completed the 2011 Jagermeister Country Tour, playing piano with Miss Willie Brown touring over 30 US States. For the past year, he performs regularly at the HOUSE OF BLUES Sunset Strip with a latin jazz quintet.

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Nov
30
Sun
November 30 Special Event: John Lewis Trio w/ Phyllis Battle @ The Nash
Nov 30 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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John Lewis – drums/bandleader, Phyllis Battle – vocals, Nick Manson – piano, Tom Williams – bass

Valley-favorite drummer John Lewis will lead a trio with stellar musicians Nick Manson on piano and Tom Williams on bass at a special event at The Nash on November 30th.

John will be presenting vocalist Phyllis Battle from L.A. Jazz Now Magazine says, “Phyllis Battle is an uncompromising Jazz Singer…With hints of Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan, she sings some of the most musical songs with ease and panache suggesting a maturity not matched by her fame.”

Phyllis Battle, was born in Chicago and raised in New York. For sixteen years she sang with the internationally acclaimed, nine-time Grammy Award-winning group The 5th Dimension, which is where she started her musical relationship with long-time regular drummer John Lewis. While with the 5th Dimension, Phyllis coupled her musical talents with acting, performing in the Fats Waller musical “Ain’t MisBehavin’.

One of the most in-demand drummers on the scene today, John Lewis has recorded, toured and played with many great entertainers, composers and musicians, including Melissa Manchester, 5th Dimension, Paul Williams, Willie Nelson, Natalie Cole, Michael McDonald, Marvin Hamlisch, The Temptations, Bill Conti, David Benoit, Dave Koz, Chris Botti, Roger Kellaway, Eric Marienthal and dozens more.

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November 30 Jam Session: Dom Moio @ The Nash
Nov 30 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Dom Moio – drums/bandleader, Ioannis Goudelis – piano, Chris Finet – 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.

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Dec
2
Tue
December 2 Special Event: SCC Jazz Combos @ The Nash
Dec 2 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Scottsdale Community College Big Band

Scottsdale Community College Big Band

SCC Jazz Combos under the direction of Eric Rasmussen

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Dec
3
Wed
December 3 Special Event: SCC Jazz Combos @ The Nash
Dec 3 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Scottsdale Community College Big Band

Scottsdale Community College Big Band

SCC Jazz Combos under the direction of Eric Rasmussen

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Dec
4
Thu
December 4 ASU Student Recital: Scott Gleason @ The Nash
Dec 4 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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Music selections include some Monk, Billy Strayhorn, Bud Powell, with some newer jazz and original music. with some original music as well.

Performers include: Scott Gleason-Drums, Alex Young-Sax,  David Paonessa-Piano,  Aaron McMurray-Bass,  Ray Lebert- Guitar.

Dec
5
Fri
December 5 First Friday: ZAZU @ The Nash
Dec 5 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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FREE Admission!

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.

Sorry, NO BYOB on First Fridays

Dec
6
Sat
December 6 Mainstream Jazz: Laura Hull @ The Nash
Dec 6 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Laura Hull – vocals, Stan Sorenson – guitar, Steve Douglas – bass, Ryan Anthony – drums

With influences ranging from Rosemary Clooney and Carmen McRae to Patsy Cline and k.d. Lang, Laura Hull delivers an extraordinary combination of rich, sultry, and expressive vocals with music drawn from an extensive repertoire of American popular songs, jazz standards, and her original songs.

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Dec
7
Sun
December 7 Jam Session: Jeff Libman @ The Nash
Dec 7 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

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.

BYOB CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy