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May
25
Thu
May 25: Hard-Bop Summer Workshop Concert @ The Nash
May 25 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Final concert for The Nash Hard-Bop Summer Workshop, under the direction of Matt Williams.

May
26
Fri
May 26: The Glenn Zaleski Trio – “Fellowship” CD Release Tour @ The Nash
May 26 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Glenn Zaleski-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Robby Carrillo-drums

Zaleski is one of the most in-demand pianists on the New York City jazz scene. Originally from Boylston, MA, Glenn has made a name for himself playing with the likes of Ravi Coltrane, Lage Lund, and Ari Hoenig. His debut album, “My Ideal”, was released in March of 2015 on Sunnyside, and has been receiving critical acclaim: Downbeat Magazine named it “sublime”, Jazz Times called it, “an engaging set by a talent worth watching,” and the New York Times named the record a “strong statement,” praising its “fluent but unhurried sense of phrase”.

Glenn has also released two popular albums with the collective Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato: “Limitless” (Capri, 2013), and “Anticipation” (Capri, 2011), as well as a duo record with his brother, saxophonist Mark Zaleski. (“Duet Suite”, 2010)

In 2011, Glenn was a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, as well as a finalist for the 2011 APA Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz. He attended the Brubeck Institute Fellowship program in Stockton, CA from 2005-2007, and then finished his undergraduate studies at The New School in 2009. From 2009-2011, while working towards his graduate degree at NYU, Glenn was also on NYU faculty, teaching a variety of classes and private students.

May
27
Sat
May 27: The Dan Delaney Jazz Trio @ The Nash
May 27 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Dan Delaney-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, John Lewis-drums

Dan Delaney – originally from Boston, now residing in Cave Creek, AZ is a highly regarded pianist, entrepreneur, author, artist for Earthworks Professional Microphone Systems and dedicated and innovative teacher of the piano and jazz improvisation and harmony.

After attending Berklee College of Music in 1975, Dan studied extensively with notable east coast jazz educators, Dick Odgren, Paul Schmeling, Harvey Diamond and Charlie Banacos. While in Boston, Dan was very active in the jazz scene and through the years has performed with many jazz headliners.

As one of the first in the world to teach piano by video correspondence in 1989, Dan was acknowledged as a pioneer in teaching by Keyboard Magazine, television and other media. His unique method of teaching jazz improvisation has been published on DVD, online as well as in print.

In 1993 Dan moved to the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he raised his 4 children. Dan taught piano Worldwide by video correspondence and performed regularly. Dan’s passion for teaching helped him realize there was a need for high quality music education for children living in rural mountain towns. Dan was instrumental in helping start Mountaintop Music Center, a local area non-­‐profit organization. Mountaintop has gone on to be a very successful, sustainable organization of which he is proud to say he helped develop at the ground level.

In 2003 Dan moved to Cave Creek Arizona where he had served on the faculty of two Phoenix area Colleges, where his enthusiastic and comprehensive approach was highly valued. He also appeared nightly as house pianist at the Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and the World Famous Phoenician Resort. At that time he had the great pleasure of appearing on a special recording project entitled: “PHOENIX” a tribute to the great Cannonball Adderley. Led by world-­‐class sax player virtuoso Chris Stewart, the quintet featured well-­‐known and respected Phoenix musicians and was very well received while gaining impressive reviews and #13 on Jazz Billboard.

In 2005 Dan’s book Play Piano in Six Weeks Or Less was published by Sterling Book Publisher selling over 300,000 copies has gained Dan great recognition in the music industry.

Most recently, Dan is proud to announce he became part of the EARTHWORKS Professional Microphones “ARTISTS” group to help support such a wonderful product. A humbling experience to be part of such a legendary lineup of talented Artists.

Dan remains committed to his teaching and continues to perform regularly. His dedication and years of experience have helped him refine his own comprehensive and unique method for teaching piano and jazz improvisation, which he now offers via SKYPE and his Personalized Video Correspondence.

May
28
Sun
May 28 Jazz Matinee: Mike Eckroth Trio @ The Nash
May 28 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Mike Eckroth-piano, Alex “Apolo” Ayala-bass, Joel Mateo-drums/percussion

With Puerto Rican musicians bassist Alex “Apolo” Ayala and drummer Joel Mateo, Eckroth’s newest trio explores the outer edges of jazz, latin jazz, Cuban and Puerto Rican music. Featured on Eckroth’s recent album Piano and Rhythm, the trio will be performing compositions from that album as well as a mixture of known music and new compositions.

Michael, pianist and keyboardist, is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and currently resides in Jackson Heights, NY. He recently completed his PhD degree in jazz performance at NYU (dissertation title: Early Cuban Piano Improvisation: 1937- 1949) and currently leads or collaborates in a number of projects in varied genres of music. Michael recently released the album Piano and Rhythm with a cast of New York latin greats. Other recent collaborative recordings include duo with Ron McClure, Hello Stars, the recent La Voz De Tres album Sueños y Delirios, the Chulo Records album collaboration with the Cuban singer Pepito Gomez, as well as numerous sideman jazz recordings. From 2010-2012 Michael toured extensively with the John Scofield New Jazz Quartet, which played in many of the major club venues in the United States in addition to venues and festivals in over 20 countries. With other groups, Michael has performed all over Europe and the Americas, as well as in many U.S. club and festival venues.
Recent notable performances include the Magno Alexandre/Michael Eckroth quartet tour dates in Switzerland and the Tucson Jazz Festival with La Voz de Tres. Upcoming releases include an Eliot Zigmund, Chris Cheek et al. album as well as another Ron McClure trio record. Upcoming performance dates for Michael include Mezzrow, Smalls and other venues in NYC. In addition, Michael is teaching jazz piano at Dartmouth college for the spring 2017 semester. Joel Mateo bio Joel Mateo, drummer and percussionist from Ponce, Puerto Rico, began his musical studies at the Escuela Libre de Música Juan Morell Campos in Ponce, PR, going on to complete a BA in the Inter-american University in PR and then an MA at the Aaron Copland School of Music in NYC. Known for his musical range, he has played or recorded with internation- al artists such as Papo Vazquez, Miguel Zenon, Andy Gonzalez , Spanish Harlem Orchestra , Tego Calderon, Elio Villafranca , Mitch Frohman, and La Mala Rodriguez. Currently a resident of Brooklyn, NY, Mateo contin- ues to be an active member of the NYC musician community.

Joel Mateo, drummer and percussionist from Ponce, Puerto Rico, began his musical studies at the Escuela Libre de Música Juan Morell Campos in Ponce, PR, going on to complete a BA in the Inter-american University in PR and then an MA at the Aaron Copland School of Music in NYC. Known for his musical range, he has played or recorded with internation- al artists such as Papo Vazquez, Miguel Zenon, Andy Gonzalez , Spanish Harlem Orchestra , Tego Calderon, Elio Villafranca , Mitch Frohman, and La Mala Rodriguez. Currently a resident of Brooklyn, NY, Mateo contin- ues to be an active member of the NYC musician community.

Puerto Rican Bassist Alex “Apolo” Ayala embodies the spirit of the multilingual musician, having extensive experience in both jazz and latin jazz music. He has performed and recorded with the likes of Gilberto Santarosa,Roberto Rohena, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, Tito Nieves, Tito Rojas, Puerto Rican Power, Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Giovanni Hidalgo, Anto- nio Hart, David Sanchez, Edsel Gomez, Paoli Mejias, Ralph Irrizary, Jerry Gonzalez, William Cepeda, Mitch Frohman, Los Pleneros de la 21. He studied and graduated with honors from Escuela Libre de musica de Hato Rey, and later on the renowned Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico, where he studied with legendary bassist Eddie Gomez and renowned saxophonist David Sanchez, among others. He has been a NYC resident since 2013 where he continues his musical trajectory.

May 28 Jam Session: Caleb Veazey @ The Nash
May 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Caleb Veazey-guitar/bandleader, Ben Hedquist-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.

Jun
2
Fri
June 2 First Friday: Mode for Joe – The Music of Joe Henderson @ The Nash
Jun 2 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Brice Winston-sax, Ioannis Goudelis-piano, Chris Finet-bass, John Lewis-drums

Jazz saxophonist and composer Joe Henderson could best be described as a renaissance man. Creating a style unique from the dominant saxophonists of his early career -namely John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins – Henderson became the consummate leader and sideman. His name has become synonymous with power and grace on the tenor saxophone, and has long been revered in musical circles for his distinctive sound and powers of invention. Although Henderson’s earliest recordings were marked by a strong hard-bop influence, his playing encompassed not only the bebop tradition, but rhythm and blues, latin, and avant-garde as well.

Jun
3
Sat
June 3 Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families @ The Nash
Jun 3 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Hot Dogs & Jazz is a great opportunity for children and families to enjoy a fun program about jazz — the music born in America and found in Hip-Hop and other popular music.

Join us Saturday morning, June 3rd, as our accomplished musicians demonstrate different instruments and styles of jazz, and give kids a chance to move and sing to the music. Following the show, families will have a chance to meet the band while everyone enjoys free hot dogs, answering the question, What’s More American than Hot Dogs? Jazz!

Doors open at 10:30. Space is limited

 

 

 

June 3: Andy Galore Quartet @ The Nash
Jun 3 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Andy Galore Quartet: Galore-bass, Shea Marshall-keys, sax, and everything else, Special Guest-piano, Emerson Laffey-drums

The show will feature Andy’s music, an organic blend of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock and World music. In addition, the show will include exciting new arrangements of Jazz Classics.

Andy Galore, a much in demand bassist on the New York scene whose solid groove has powered the bands of icons across multiple genres, steps out as a leader, arranger and composer of note with Out & About (December 2, 2014), his debut on Motéma Music. With rich musicality and powerful chops, Galore has developed a distinctive style and an impressive musician network over his twenty years as an inner-circle player in New York City. Out & About, an arresting and musically varied opus, is inspired by and reflects his deep love of New York City, a vast array of talented musicians, and the many different genres and styles Galore has mastered over the years.

Jun
4
Sun
June 4 Jam Session: Jeff Libman @ The Nash
Jun 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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
8
Thu
June 8: Trad Jazz Summer Workshop Concert @ The Nash
Jun 8 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

The final concert of the Trad Jazz Summer Workshop, under the direction of Gabe Hall-Rodrigues & Zach Wiggins.

Jun
9
Fri
June 9: Ask Not @ The Nash
Jun 9 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Keith Kelly-woodwinds, Jon Armstrong-woodwinds/bass, Ari Chersky-guitar, Doug Stewart-bass, Shuan Lowecki-drums

Ask Not is a collection of improvising musicians led by Keith Kelly (woodwinds).  Jon Armstrong (woodwinds, bass), Ari Chersky (guitar), Doug Stewart (bass, piano), and Shaun Lowecki (drums, piano) bring their broad music tastes and experiences together to create an expression of the moment: born of an instant, stretched and curdled, swiped across, and broken apart. The range of sounds include: blues, jazz, indie rock, minimalism, ambient, and noise.

Jun
10
Sat
June 10: Joey Sellers Quartet @ The Nash
Jun 10 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Joey Sellers-trombone, Beth Lederman-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums

This performance will feature original compositions by Joey Sellers.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1962, Joey Sellers is recipient of the Gil Evans Fellowship In Jazz Composition, the Sammy Nestico Award, and the Julius Hemphill Award. An accomplished composer in both jazz and classical idioms, Sellers has written for Doc Severinsen, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, symphony orchestras in Tulsa, Long Beach and San Antonio and several works commissioned by the St. Louis Brass. Warner Brothers, Advance Music, and Hal Leonard have published his music and transcriptions. He has received grants from the American Music Center, Meet the Composer, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sellers attended Arizona State University where he studied trombone with Gail Wilson and improvisation with Chuck Marohnic. In 1980, he formed the Tempe Jazz Workshop, an 11-piece ensemble to perform his original music.

Sellers moved to Los Angeles in 1985, where he performed actively on piano and trombone. The 11-piece ensemble manifested itself there as the Jazz Aggregation, and that ensemble’s recordings and performances garnered critical praise. The Los Angeles Times says of the ensemble, “[Joey Sellers’] Jazz Aggregation is one of the most exciting new surprises of the decade.” The Penguin Guide to Jazz states of the Aggregation’s 9Winds release Pastels, Ashes “Sellers blends structure and surprise with a deftness that should leave other arrangers genuflecting.” In Los Angeles, Sellers played and recorded with the Kim Richmond/Clay Jenkins Ensemble, Joe LaBarbara, Bruce Fowler, Allen Vizzutti and Bobby Shew. He studied improvisation with Warne Marsh, and jazz composition with Bill Holman. During this period, Sellers also served as music director, trombonist and pianist for the Side Street Strutters, reworking and adapting the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Fletcher Henderson and other seminal jazz figures for that ensemble’s six recordings for StopTime Records.

Moving to New York in 1996 to pursue more intense musical endeavors, Sellers played and recorded with Conrad Herwig, Dave Liebman, Toshiko Akiyoshi’s Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin, Kenny Wheeler Large Ensemble, Satoko Fujii Orchestra, Mike Formanek and Tony Malaby, among others. The New York incarnation of the Jazz Aggregation was well received, with the New York Times commenting, “Sellers is one of few composers whose ideas actually press into new shapes; it’s not just a half dozen soloists coloring a big band core.” The Village Voice states simply, “There’s little typical about his pen.”

A short list of Sellers’ commissions includes: “Three Fantasies for Steelpan and Orchestra” for Liam Teague, Concerto for Jazz Piano and Orchestra for Chuck Marohnic, Odd Children: Piece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble for Robert Chappell,“Three Essays/Four Saxophones” for the Northern Illinois University Saxophone Quartet, “Aperitif, Tale, Digression and Entrée for Tuba and Clarinet” for Sam Pilafian and Robert Spring, Requiems for Wayne Bergeron, and “Miss Rogers’ Boots” for the Airmen of Note.

Jun
11
Sun
June 11 Jazz Matinee: The Robin-Vacca Brothers with special guest Delphine Cortez @ The Nash
Jun 11 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Tony Vacca-sax/flute. Joel Robin Goldenthal-piano, with Adrian Goldenthal-bass, Julian Goldenthal-drums and special guest Delphine Cortez-vocals

Tony Vacca and Joel Robin first started playing together back in the early 80s, before Tony left town for a 17-year run in Chicago. Frequently confused for one another off-stage (especially when it’s dark and there is alcohol involved), Tony and Joel often refer to themselves as “brothers from another mother.” Regardless of any strained resemblance, Tony and Joel have always played well together with a particular chemistry. Joel enjoys playing many of Tony’s originals, and when they play together, the jazz-funk-ballad written by Mike Mannieri called “I’m Sorry” is a must.

Speaking of chemistry,..what were the odds that a piano player would be blessed with 2 sons who play bass and drums? That is the case for pianist Joel Robin (Goldenthal) and his sons – bassist Adrian and drummer Julian.  Both sons grew up exposed to dad’s rehearsals with the likes of Francine Reed and gravitated toward the music. At the age of 9, Julian subbed on an afternoon concert gig with Francine’s band because the group’s regular drummer was unavailable. Francine said, “Let’s get Julian; he knows all of our tunes!” Adrian announced his interest in playing the bass in his early teens and the family trio was born.

Joining the band for several songs is Valley-icon vocalist Delphine Cortez. Delphine sang in top jazz clubs on Rush Street in Chicago, and has been one of the most in-demand vocalists in the Valley since her arrival in the mid-80’s. While clearly having her own style, Delphine carries on the tradition of the great ladies of jazz, such as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and her musical idol, Nancy Wilson. She performs with unique style and grace. International jazz journalist Patricia Myers said of Delphine:

“Delphine Cortez literally takes possession of each song so firmly that one does not think of comparing Delphine’s style to anyone else’s – Delphine sings as only Delphine can. Her voice evokes warmth and passion with remarkable depth and range.”

For those of you who may not be familiar with all of this group’s members, Sunday’s party will be a refreshing musical experience. See you Sunday at The Nash.

June 11 Jam Session: Ari Chersky @ The Nash
Jun 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Ari Chersky-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
15
Thu
June 15: SCC Summer Workshop Groups & Nash Summer Vocal Workshop @ The Nash
Jun 15 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

This concert is a double concert that will include the SCC summer workshop groups and the vocal jazz workshop groups.

Jun
16
Fri
June 16: Rachel Eckroth’s Antelog @ The Nash
Jun 16 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Rachel Eckroth-piano/vocals, Ben Sheppard-bass, Gene Coye-drums

Combining three of the most forward-thinking musicians in LA’s jazz scene, Antelog navigates listeners on a seamless journey of jazz fusion, electronic soundscapes, and futuristic grooves. Led by singer/keyboardist Rachel Eckroth (Chris Botti/KT Tunstall) alongside bassist Ben Sheppard (Lee Ritenour, Chance the Rapper, Billy Childs) and drummer Gene Coye (Carlos Santana/Larry Carlton), the trio extends beyond traditional instrumental and singer-songwriter music through their adventurous improvisation along with theirembrace of synthesizers and effectsWhat results is bold, contemporary music that teems with the spirit of musical innovation.

Musical diversity has been a defining mark of Rachel Eckroth’s career. The singer and keyboardist grew up around Phoenix, AZ in a musical family, and she was already a well-known jazz musician in her hometown by the time she went on to study music at the University of Nevada (BA) and Rutgers University (MFA). Eckroth’s multi-faceted artistry soon led her to many wide-ranging musical endeavors, including her current roles as the keyboardist for contemporary jazz trumpet player, Chris Botti, and backing vocalist/keyboardist for pop singer-songwriter, KT Tunstall. She was also a member of the house band for NBC’s “The Meredith Vieira Show” and Assistant Music Director for the historic Women’s March that occurred in Washington DC during early 2017.

As a solo artist, Eckroth released her debut album titled Mind in 2005, a critically-acclaimed jazz trio album that positioned herself in the community as “a composer/performer obviously influenced and firmly rooted in the tradition, yet [making] her own statement in a uniquely elegant manner” (JazzReview). True to her form, Eckroth pushed musical boundaries with the release of her second album titled Let Go in 2014, in which she branched from her jazz foundations into the realms of R&B and pop. Today, her current pursuits include a combination of jazz, pop, and experimental indie rock, showcasing the diversity of Eckroth’s amassed musical lexicon and her fearlessness to make her mark in a large number of music circles.

 

Jun
17
Sat
June 17: The Monica Shriver Jazz Project @ The Nash
Jun 17 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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The Monica Shriver Jazz Project will perform a mixture of classic jazz standards and original compositions, featuring:
Monica Shriver-woodwinds, Nick Cooper-trumpet/flugelhorn, Michael Collins-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Erik Teichmann-drums 
Monica Shriver is a musician, composer, clinician and teaching artist based in Phoenix, Arizona – www.monicashriver.com . She has a diverse and creative professional career performing in big bands, jazz combos, pit orchestras, rock bands, chamber ensembles and orchestras, playing saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor, and bari), flute, alto flute, piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet and bassoon. Monica has performed in the pit orchestra for over 40 musicals and  has had the opportunity to perform with great artists such as Michael Buble’, David Foster, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Mel Brown, Andy Martin, Ronnie Cuber, Chris Vadala, and opened for Gil Scott-Heron, Joan Jett, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, among others. In addition to freelancing, Monica leads three of her own groups: Doublers Collective, the Monica Shriver Jazz Project and the Monica Shriver and Stan Smith Be Free Ensemble, with Columbus-based guitarist Stan Smith. She currently serves as the saxophone professor and adjunct faculty at Phoenix College.
Nick Cooper,  a Phoenix native, just recently returned to the valley after retiring from the lead trumpet chair for the Navy Commodores in Washington D.C. He attended Northern Arizona University studying with Charlie Way, and later finished his Bachelor of Music at Thomas Edison State College. Cooper has performed with many notable artists such as Bobby Shew, Bill Watrous, Marvin Stamm, Chuck Findley, Don Menza, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, the Temptations, the Supremes, the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, and the Airmen of Note.  He has also appeared at the Midwest Clinic and the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference along with many other jazz festivals around the world.

Michael Collins, pianist and award-winning composer, is a graduate of the Thornton School of Music at USC, where he studied with jazz masters Shelly Berg, Russ Ferrante, and Kim Richmond. Originally from Arizona, Michael was equally fortunate to be able to study in his own back yard with jazz legend Armand Boatman at the “Granada Conservatory” (Armand’s living room on Granada Street). Now developing his own reputation, Michael’s piano playing is modern, interactive, bop-influenced, and virtuosic. His big band composition “Sketch Artist” was awarded honorable mention in the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards, and his big band arrangement of “El Sur” was featured on “40 Acres and a Burro” a GRAMMY-nominee for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. He currently appears with and writes for valley favorites Doublers Collective, CleveTet, and Superstition Jazz Orchestra.

Ben Hedquist hails from Stevens Point, Wisconsin and is currently a Teaching Assistant at Arizona State University where he completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in 2017. Since moving to the Phoenix metropolitan area, Ben has become one of the city’s most in demand bassists. He plays regularly with the jazz sextet, Running from Bears with saxophonists Eric Rasmussen, Adam Roberts and Keith Kelly, Guitarist Jeff Libman, and Drummer Ryan Anthony. He has also performed with Mike Kocour, Dom Moio, Bill Moio, Joe Gallivan, Mark Fewer, Allan Chase, Lucas Pino, Joe Locke, and Chris Cheek.
 
Erik Teichmann is an independent music professional and web designer, who performs in a wide variety of groups throughout the Phoenix area.
Jun
18
Sun
June 18 Jam Session: Pam Morita @ The Nash
Jun 18 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Pam Morita-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
22
Thu
June 22: Afro-Cuban Jazz Summer Workshop Concert @ The Nash
Jun 22 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The final concert for the Afro-Cuban Jazz Summer Workshop, under the direction of Michael Kocour, Raul Yañez & Ryan Anthony.

Jun
23
Fri
June 23 Catch A Rising Star: Chris Clements @ The Nash
Jun 23 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Alex Yuwen-tenor saxophone, Chris Clements-trombone, Ross Lewicki-piano, Eric Nakamoto-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums

A past member of the Thunderbird High School Jazz I Big Band and the Young Sounds of Arizona, trombonist Chris Clements is currently attending William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, as a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies under the tutelage of John Mosca, Bill Charlap, and Dr. David Demsey. While in high school, Chris earned outstanding soloist awards at jazz festivals across the state as well as a full-ride scholarship to the Berklee Global Jazz Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival where he studied under Danilo Perez, George Garzone, and Terri Lyne Carrington. Chris has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, Vanderbilt Mansion, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and various venues in the New York City/New Jersey area. In addition to performing at The Nash, Chris will be working as a Teacher’s Assistant to both Vincent Gardner and James Burton III at the Juilliard School this summer.

The Catch a Rising Star summer concert series features performances by young artists born in or 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.