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  1. Apr
    25
    Friday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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    Brice Winston – sax, Nick Manson – piano, Chris Finet – bass, Dalton Danks – 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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    Categories:
    Contemporary Jazz
  2. Apr
    26
    Saturday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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    Frank Smith, (the Soulful Sax Guy) and Home Cookin’ do a tribute to the soulful sax players! We will be featuring the music of King Curtiss, Hank Crawford, Maceo Parker, Stanley Turrentine, Eddie Harris and David Sanborn.
    Home Cookin’ has 3 very talented musicians, Shea Marshall on Hammond B3, Eric Bart on guitar and Emerson Laffey on drums. Frank plays tenor, alto, soprano sax and flute. Don’t miss it. This will be a “movin’ and groovin’ concert!
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    Categories:
    Mainstream Jazz
  3. Apr
    27
    Sunday: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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    This recital is given in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Music degree in saxophone performance. 

    Featuring Eric Berg, Greg Diarra, Matt McClintock, Alex Meltzer, Noah Simpson, and Caleb Veazey

    Sunday, April 27 @1pm

    No cost of admission

    Categories: School Jazz
  4. Apr
    27
    Sunday: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    photo by Diane Banyai

    photo by Diane Banyai

    Beth Lederman – piano/bandleader, Felix Sainz – bass, Todd Chuba – 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.

    Admission: $5 general, $2 instrumentalists and vocalists who sit in

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    Categories:
    Jams
  5. Apr
    29
    Tuesday: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

    The City Jazz Ensemble performs, under the direction of Mark Witt.

    Categories: School Jazz
  6. Apr
    30
    Wednesday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

    Scottsdale Community College Big Band

    Scottsdale Community College Big Band

    Scottsdale Community College Jazz Combos under the direction of Eric Rasmussen

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  7. May
    1
    Thursday: 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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  8. May
    2
    Friday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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    Lord Kash-emcee, Zeedubb-emcee, Ben Scolaro-piano, Caleb Veazey-guitar, Alex Meltzer-bass, Kevin Phillips-drums, Micah Hummel – percussion

    With: Dan Blaker and Noah Simpson – trumpet, Vince Kaufmann and Eric Berg – saxophone, Sean McDaniel – trombone

    Featuring Valley hip-hop favorites Lord Kash and Zeedubb, jazz-informed pianist Ben Scolaro, Texas blues guitarist Caleb Veazey, jazz bassist Alex Meltzer, and gospel drummer Kevin Phillips, The Stakes present an eclectic brand of live hip-hop that transforms clubs and concert halls alike into the best house party ever.

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    Categories:
    First Friday
  9. May
    3
    Saturday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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    Will Goble – bass, Eric Rasmussen – alto saxophone, Mary Petrich – tenor saxophone, Chris Peña – piano, Dom Moio – drums

    Will Goble is steadily carving out a unique space for himself as a bassist and bandleader. Driven by a genuine love for group interaction and a positive exchange with audiences, he leads his own bands and supports other musicians with equal energy and enthusiasm. His first album as a leader Some Stories Tells No Lies, features his own trio joined by trumpeter Marcus Printup, who performs alongside fellow trumpeter Wynton Marsalis in the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and saxophonist Chad Eby, for several originals from Will, drummer Dave Potter and pianist Austin Johnson, as well as compositions by Thelonious Monk and bassist Robert Hurst, among others.

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    Categories:
    Mainstream Jazz
  10. May
    4
    Sunday: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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    Ioannis Goudelis – piano/bandleader, Jeff Libman – guitar, Will Goble – bass, Todd Chuba – 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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    Categories:
    Jams
  11. May
    7
    Wednesday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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    The Superstition Jazz Orchestra, based at Phoenix College and under the direction of Milas Yoes, is a group of professional and community jazz musicians.

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    Categories:
    Special Events
  12. May
    10
    Saturday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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    Tera Crisalida – vocals, Frank Smith-saxes/flute, Glenn Stern-bass, Miro DeSa-drums

    TERA CRISALIDA  (guitar and vocals)

    Being of Brazilian heritage, Tera became familiar with Brazilian music at a young age. She began playing guitar at age 12 and has been playing Bossa Nova and Samba ever since. She has studied music in both Brazil and the U.S. and has performed in solo, duo, trio, and full band settings for the last 20 years. Influenced by Antonio Carolos Jobim, João Gilberto, Dorival Caymmi, Cartoloa, Pixinguinha, Toquinho, Carlos Lyra, João Bosco, and many others, she brings a fresh authentic sound to the well known classics of Brazilian Jazz and Samba. The combination of Tera’s flawless Portuguese, warm vocals, and rhythm guitar adds up to an unforgettable performance you will not want to miss.

    GLENN STERN  (bass guitar)

    Glenn’s father taught him to play the piano at the age of five. He later learned to play the trumpet, and played in a symphonic band at the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan. Glenn taught himself the bass and six string guitar, and played in high school and university jazz and rock bands. At the university, inspired by Brazilian musical greats like Tom Jobim, João Gilberto, Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento, he learned to play different Brazilian musical styles including Bossa Nova and Samba. He spent 5 years living in Rio de Janeiro where he became fluent in Portuguese and deepened his knowledge and appreciation of Brazilian music and culture.

     MIRO DE SÁ (drums and percussion)

     Having played drums since his youth in the late 60s, this Brazilian drummer has gotten all of the necessary experience, plus the expertise to be well known and respected by many of the best musicians in his home town of Rio de Janeiro. Over many years he has played a large variety of styles, including “Rock’n Roll”, funk, samba and authentic reggae among African musicians. Growing up in Rio de Janeiro, he, of course, is a specialist in all different samba styles, and in the use of most hand percussion instruments. Originally from the northeast of the country, he learned very early about the culture and musical influence of that region which is the homeland of “Baião.” In the eternal “Bossa Nova” style, he has been lucky to play with and learn from some of the original creators of this movement. For the last five years, jazz has been the main target of his studies and dedication. In 1993, he graduated with honors from the Percussion Insititute of Technology at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. Since then, he has been playing with some of the most recognized jazz musicians in the southwest and has participated in several jazz events such as The Paradise Valley Jazz Party, Chandler Jazz Festival, Glendale Jazz festival and many others.

    FRANK SMITH (Flute and Sax)

    Frank has a Bachelor’s degree in music composition. More importantly however, are the 40 years of professional experience. Frank has played with a wide range of internationally known stars. Here are just a few of the names: Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Coasters, Frankie Valle, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Diamonds, The Fifth Dimension etc. In addition he has been a featured soloist with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and was the woodwind soloist on the Network Television series “Evening Shade.” Also, Frank has been the musical director of two different Religious Science Churches with 20 years of experience. Currently he is the musical director of the New Vision Center for Spiritual Living.Frank began teaching when he was in eighth grade. His skills in music influenced a number of his peers to take private lessons. He has fourteen years of experience teaching at the college level(ten of those years were at Arizona State University.)

    For more information and to view a live video performance, visit Tera’s website at www.teracrisalida.com

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    Categories:
    Mainstream Jazz
  13. May
    11
    Sunday: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    photo by Diane Banyai

    photo by Diane Banyai

    Ted Sistrunk – bass/bandleader, Ioannis Goudelis – piano, Joe Garcia – drums & percussion

    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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    Categories:
    Jams
  14. May
    15
    Thursday: 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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    Categories:
    Special Events
  15. May
    16
    Friday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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    Caleb Veazey – guitar, Eric Berg-Tenor sax, Noah Simpson-Trumpet, Alex Meltzer-Bass, Matt McClintock-Drums

    Hailing from Texas, Caleb Veazey’s musical inspiration can’t be limited to one musical genre. Growing up in a city that gave the world Stevie Ray Vaughn and Blind Lemmon Jefferson it is only natural that Caleb spent most of his early musical years fascinated with American roots music. When he was 15 Caleb was accepted into the music program at the prestigious Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, which produced Erykah Badu, Edie Brikell, and Roy Hargrove. It was at this point that Veazey developed a passion for the American musical language of Jazz. Roger Boykin, one of Dallas’s premiere Jazz musicians and longtime teacher at BTWHSVPA, became Caleb’s mentor.  Caleb spent his high school years on Boykin’s coattail, playing, listening and learning.  
     
    After graduating from high school, Veazey attended Arizona State University’s School of Music studying under Jeff Libman and Michael Kocour. There, he discovered a new level of exploration into the Jazz tradition. He honed his composition, arranging and performance skills while at ASU, composing music for the Concert Jazz Band, string quartets, and small jazz ensembles, culminating in a Senior recital that his professors called, “inspiring”.
     
    Veazey graduated Cum Laude from Arizona State University. Caleb Veazey will be attending California Institute for the Arts to pursue his masters degree where he will study with legendary guitarist Larry Koonse. Caleb’s favorite musicians are Wayne Shorter, Billy Strayhorn, John Coltrane and Freddie King.
     
    The concert will feature Caleb’s original compositions and his arrangements that will reflect on his musical experiences over the past 4 years.
     
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    Categories:
    Contemporary Jazz
  16. May
    17
    Saturday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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    Daniela Spagnolo-vocals, with Bill Moio-guitar and Todd Johnson-bass

    Born in Rome-Italy, Daniela sparks the imagination to all who listen. Her vocal stylings are inspired by the great jazz vocalists – Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.

    Raised in New York, much of her training and experience had been with such jazz notables: Ed Thigpen, Barry Harris, Andy Simpkins, John Hammond and the late-great Lester Bass.

    Daniela has also been seen and heard on Film and Television on such shows as the Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno and Arsenio Hall. Her vocal talents can also be heard on Lexus, Blockbuster Video, Timex, Bank Of Ohio w/James Earl Jones and many more. Also, live performances with David Lee Roth, Patty Austin, Jackson Browne and Patrice Rushen.

    She released her first CD “Daniela Sings” recorded at the famous “Capitol Records” in Hollywood CA with the legendary Al Schmitt. “Daniela Sings” was considered for a “Grammy” in 2009. The “Los Angeles Music Awards” also nominated songs from the CD in two categories. Not bad for a first release! Featured on the CD – Joe Porcaro on drums, Jim Hughart on bass & John Chiodini on guitar creating a “world-class” jazz trio which Daniela continues to perform with.

    Don’t miss Daniela in this special appearance!

    Admission: $15 general; $12 seniors/JiA members; $8 students (one admission – two sets)

    Categories:
    Mainstream Jazz
  17. May
    18
    Sunday: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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    Margo Reed – vocals, Joel Robin – piano, Bob Lashier – bass, Julian Goldenthal – drums

    Margo Reed is widely regarded as the icon of Valley female vocalists. She moved here in the mid-’70s and opened the door for the Reed family’s relocation to the Valley, including her sister, Francine. Margo was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame in 2004 and received the Jazz in AZ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

    Margo is known for her “in-the-pocket” swing, as well as “love-mushy” ballads, profound message songs and lowdown blues.  She is supported in this performance by Joel Robin-piano, Bob Lashier-bass and Julian Goldenthal-drums.  Seating is limited so buy your tickets now!

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    Categories:
    Jazz in AZ
  18. May
    18
    Sunday: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    photo by Diane Banyai

    photo by Diane Banyai

    Stan Sorenson – guitar/bandleader, Sean Brogan – 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.

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    Categories:
    Jams
  19. May
    23
    Friday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
     
    Chris Light – Saxophone, Jacob Lauxman – Guitar, Will Goble – Bass, Micah Hummel – Drums, Matt Williams – Piano

    Presenting original compositions by the aforementioned artists.

    Categories:
    Contemporary Jazz
  20. May
    24
    Saturday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

    Denise Martin -vocals, Mike Ozuna – guitar, Will Goble – bass, Ryan Anthony – drums

    Categories:
    Mainstream Jazz