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Jul
5
Sun
July 5 Jam Session: Chris Finet @ The Nash
Jul 5 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Photo by Diane Banyai

Photo by Diane Banyai

Chris Finet – bass/bandleader, Nick Manson – piano, Dom Moio – 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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Jul
8
Wed
Summer Big Band Wednesdays: Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Jul 8 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Superstition Jazz Orchestra is the featured house band at the Nash every Wednesday night this summer (through Sept. 2nd). The band will hit at 7:30 pm and will be reading charts from the greatest writers from the big band world. Local writers are welcome to bring in large ensemble arrangements as well as originals. Mike Crotty will be available to critique them. During the second set, anyone who wishes to hone their sight reading skills can sit in for a tune or two. Band directors are always welcome to bring in their charts to hear them played before the 2015-2016 school year begins.  The band will be in residence at The Nash all summer long. So come and join us for some great music, fun and all that is big band jazz!

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Jul
9
Thu
July 9 Catch A Rising Star: Alan Acosta @ The Nash
Jul 9 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Alan Acosta – alto saxophone, John Black – trombone and trumpet, Reid Riddiough – guitar, Robbie Lee – piano, Zach Lavine – bass, Gibb Mandish or Matt McClintock – drums

Alto saxophonist Alan Acosta is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies degree from Arizona State University, where he studies with Bryon Ruth, Mike Kocour, and Jeff Libman. While attending Sunnyside High School in Tucson, Acosta was twice an All State jazz musician. From 7th to 12th grade, he was member of the Tucson Jazz Institute under the tutelage of Brice Winston, Scott Black, and Doug Tidaback. He performed with the TJI’s top ensemble, the Ellington Big Band, which took first place in the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival in both 2013 and 2014. With ensembles from the Tucson Jazz Institute, Acosta has twice toured Europe and also twice performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Already a busy freelance musician, he can be frequently seen performing in the greater Phoenix metro area and beyond.

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.

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Jul
10
Fri
July 10: Fred Forney Quintet, featuring Brice Winston @ The Nash
Jul 10 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Fred Forney – trumpet/flugelhorn, Brice Winston – saxophones, 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.

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Jul
11
Sat
July 11 Special Event: Linda Caldwell, Carmela Ramirez & Phases @ The Nash
Jul 11 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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One of the hardest working Arizona Bands in Phoenix, these girls were front line material and made from seasoned players & emerging great musicians.”  Joel Samuels Presents

Award winning vocalists Linda Caldwell, Carmela Ramirez and the Phases Band invite you to another show at the Nash on Saturday July 11th!  The Girls are happy to bring this exciting band back into the Phoenix music scene and do what they do best….Funk, R&B, Jazz and Fusion. In 2015 the band takes it  “Back to the Basics” with blasts from the past and then some.

Featuring: Anita Benavidez – piano and vocals, Rick Benavidez – guitar, Felix Sainz – Bass and Todd Chuba – Drums

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Jul
12
Sun
July 12 Jam Session: Mike Ozuna @ The Nash
Jul 12 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

Mike Ozuna – guitar/bandleader, Ted Sistrunk – bass, Dom Moio – 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.

BYOB CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy

Jul
15
Wed
Summer Big Band Wednesdays: Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Jul 15 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Superstition Jazz Orchestra is the featured house band at the Nash every Wednesday night this summer (through Sept. 2nd). The band will hit at 7:30 pm and will be reading charts from the greatest writers from the big band world. Local writers are welcome to bring in large ensemble arrangements as well as originals. Mike Crotty will be available to critique them. During the second set, anyone who wishes to hone their sight reading skills can sit in for a tune or two. Band directors are always welcome to bring in their charts to hear them played before the 2015-2016 school year begins.  The band will be in residence at The Nash all summer long. So come and join us for some great music, fun and all that is big band jazz!

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Jul
16
Thu
July 16: The Nash Jazz Composition Workshop @ The Nash
Jul 16 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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This is the culminating concert for the The Nash Jazz Composition Workshop under the direction of Russ Schmidt, and will feature participants from the workshop. For more information about – and to enroll in – our workshops, please CLICK HERE.

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Jul
17
Fri
July 17: Andrew Schiller @ The Nash
Jul 17 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Rebecca Sullivan-vocals, Andrew Schiller-bass, Eric Rasmussen-alto sax, Ryan Anthony-drums
Making its debut performance, this quartet is a collaboration between like-minded musicians Sullivan/Schiller/Rasmussen/Anthony. This concert will present an exploratory blend of original compositions by ensemble members, group improvisations, and select pieces by Charles Ives, Frank Carlberg, and others.
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Jul
18
Sat
July 18 Mainstream Jazz: Brice Winston Quintet @ The Nash
Jul 18 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Brice Winston – saxophones, Mike Ozuna – guitar, Russ Schmidt – piano, Ted Sistrunk – bass, Rob Moore – drums

Saxophonist and composer Brice Winston is a native of Tucson, AZ, but cut his teeth learning jazz in the city where the music began, New Orleans. For more than 16 years he lived in New Orleans performing with numerous world-class musicians including such notables as Brian Blade, Ellis Marsalis and Nicholas Payton. After touring with Nicholas Payton’s band for a year, his acquaintance with band leader and composer Terence Blanchard led to a close musical relationship that continues to this day. Brice has been touring with Blanchard for over ten years, affording him the opportunity to perform and record with some of the greatest musicians in the world including Herbie Hancock and Dave Holland, as well as record for movies scored by Blanchard for film director Spike Lee. March 2, 2010 marks the release date of his inaugural CD, Introducing Brice Winston, recorded in New York with former Blanchard band mates Aaron Parks, Derrick Hodge and Kendrick Scott. Brice currently finds himself back in his hometown of Tucson, AZ running the Tucson Community Music School (TCSM) and continues to record and perform in jazz clubs and music festivals all over the world. Additional information can be found by visiting www.bricewinston.com.

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Jul
19
Sun
July 19 Jam Session: Stan Sorenson @ The Nash
Jul 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

photo by Diane Banyai

Stan Sorenson – 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.

BYOB CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy

Jul
22
Wed
Summer Big Band Wednesdays: Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Jul 22 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Superstition Jazz Orchestra is the featured house band at the Nash every Wednesday night this summer (through Sept. 2nd). The band will hit at 7:30 pm and will be reading charts from the greatest writers from the big band world. Local writers are welcome to bring in large ensemble arrangements as well as originals. Mike Crotty will be available to critique them. During the second set, anyone who wishes to hone their sight reading skills can sit in for a tune or two. Band directors are always welcome to bring in their charts to hear them played before the 2015-2016 school year begins.  The band will be in residence at The Nash all summer long. So come and join us for some great music, fun and all that is big band jazz!

CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy

Jul
23
Thu
July 23 Special Latin Jazz Event: Carmela y Más @ The Nash
Jul 23 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Featuring Rebecca Kennell-Trumpet, Claudia Bloom-piano, Mark Winnans-Drums/Timbales, Steven Von Wald-Sax, Haijung Choi-Bass and Jesse Joaquin Parker-Congas and Vibes.

Carmela y Más is a kaleidoscope of Latin musical flavors. Latin Jazz and Salsa rhythms drive this electric band of award winning musicians. Audiences love their sounds of Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha and Rumba as well as moving, soothing, Latin Jazz.

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Jul
24
Fri
July 24 Catch A Rising Star: Nathan Bitter @ The Nash
Jul 24 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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17-year-old Nathan Bitter is a rising senior at Highland High School in Gilbert, Arizona. He is a member of the concert band, jazz band, symphony, and marching band. Bitter has been in the top All-State Jazz Band twice, and has also been a member of the All-State Band and All-State Orchestra. In addition to trombone, he also plays piano and is the drum major for the Highland High School marching band. He hopes to continue playing trombone throughout his life.

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.

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Jul
25
Sat
July 25 Mainstream Jazz: Mike Vax Sextet @ The Nash
Jul 25 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Mike Vax-Trumpet/flugelhorn, Tony Vacca – Sax/flute, Jack Petersen – Guitar, Joel Robin – Piano, Ted Sistrunk – Bass, Cleve Huff – Drums

Mike Vax is an International Artist for the Getzen Musical Instrument Company. He is also a Summit Records recording artist. He has played lead and solo trumpet with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the Clark Terry Big Bad Band, and the U.S. Navy Show Band.

Mike has also performed and/or recorded with such greats as Art Pepper, Gene Krupa, Cab Calloway, Al Grey, Freddy Hubbard, John Handy, Don Ellis, Don Jacoby, Louie Bellson, Joe Williams, Anita O’Day, June Christy, Barbara McNair, the Four Freshmen, The Glenn Miller, Harry James, and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, The Navy Commodores, The Army Blues, The Army Jazz Ambassadors, The Air Force Falconaires, the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band, and the Dukes of Dixieland in New Orleans.

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Jul
26
Sun
July 26 Jam Session: Will Goble @ The Nash
Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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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.

BYOB CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy

Jul
29
Wed
Summer Big Band Wednesdays: Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Jul 29 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Superstition Jazz Orchestra is the featured house band at the Nash every Wednesday night this summer (through Sept. 2nd). The band will hit at 7:30 pm and will be reading charts from the greatest writers from the big band world. Local writers are welcome to bring in large ensemble arrangements as well as originals. Mike Crotty will be available to critique them. During the second set, anyone who wishes to hone their sight reading skills can sit in for a tune or two. Band directors are always welcome to bring in their charts to hear them played before the 2015-2016 school year begins.  The band will be in residence at The Nash all summer long. So come and join us for some great music, fun and all that is big band jazz!

CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy

Jul
30
Thu
July 30: Unlimited @ The Nash
Jul 30 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Jermaine Lockhart-sax, Lamar Gaines-keys, Will Gaines-bass, Buddy Banks-drums

Unlimited is a collection of musician, from Cleveland Ohio. It all started in high school with Will & Lamar Gaines, known as the Gaines Brothers (Bass & Keys). Later they met Buddy Banks (Drums) and became a power trio. The trio would go around town and play at various venues and clubs in Northeast Ohio. Upon their relocation to Phoenix, AZ the trio joined forces with saxophonist Jermaine Lockhart to form a quartet, which is what the band is today. The musicians of Unlimited have now played together for over 10 years.

The music of Unlimited has its foot deeply rooted in jazz. Their influences range from a wide variety of jazz groups and artists such as Weather Report, Miles Davis, The Yellow Jackets, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Kirk Whalum, Tony Williams, Chris Dave, Marcus Miller, Paul Chambers and more. The band is titled Unlimited because playing jazz music is not the only thing these musicians do. The musicians of Unlimited wear many hats in arranging, audio engineering, audio production, custom sound designing and more. Although the group is mainly rooted in jazz because of the musical freedom the art contains, they are well versed in other genre’s. You can catch these players playing alternative,  country, r&b, hip hop, top 40, salsa/cumbia, gospel and much more in other bands locally and around the country. For the most part, Unlimited strives to achieve excellence in music with a dedication to the mastery of their art form.

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Jul
31
Fri
July 31 Catch A Rising Star: Ira Hill @ The Nash
Jul 31 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Ira Hill is a young jazz vocalist whose influences include everyone from Jon Hendricks to Frank Sinatra, Mark Murphy to Mel Torme. He has performed in jazz venues such as Catalina’s (Hollywood), Upstairs at Vitello’s (LA) The Lighthouse (Redondo Beach) and The Garage in New York. Being from Phoenix, his mentors include Grammy nominated pianist and vocalist Judy Roberts and Grammy nominated Count Basie vocalist Dennis Rowland. His first studio album, produced by Cheryl Bentyne of The Manhattan Transfer is set for release in the future.

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.

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July 31 Last Friday Late Night Jam: Matt Williams @ The Nash
Jul 31 @ 10:30 PM – Aug 1 @ 1:00 AM

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Matt Williams-piano/bandleader, Alex Meltzer-bass, Matt McClintock-drums

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”.

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