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  1. Apr
    17
    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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    Special Events
  2. Apr
    18
    Friday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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    Running from Bears (Eric Rasmussen-alto saxophone, Adam Roberts-tenor sax, Keith Kelly-tenor/baritone sax, Jeff Libman-guitar, Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums)

    Forged from a dangerous combination of modern jazz, iron ore and rabies, Running From Bears came into being after a fateful lightning storm in early summer of 2009 (A.D.) This Phoenix area jazz sextet both thrills audiences with its inventive, complex sound and instills in them an unwavering fear of the bears that continue to roam the earth while fueled by an unquenchable flesh-lust.

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    Categories:
    Contemporary Jazz
  3. Apr
    19
    Saturday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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    Ken Taylor – trumpet, Dave Henning – piano, Dave Grale – bass, Cleve Huff – drums

    Ken’s jazz voice on trumpet and flugelhorn is a personal blend of humor, drama, and passion. He is that rare talent: A world-class player who also truly has a passion for teaching, which has made him a treasured member of the Phoenix music community. During Ken’s performances, you can hear that he lives by the motto: “Live people making live music for a live audience is among the most significant of human experiences”. Don’t miss what is sure to be a great night of music!

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    Categories:
    Mainstream Jazz
  4. Apr
    21
    Monday: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    photo by Daniel Sheehan/EyeshotJazz

    photo by Daniel Sheehan/EyeshotJazz

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    Chris Speed – tenor sax, Chris Tordini – bass, Dave King – drums

    Saxophonist-clarinetist Chris Speed is one of the most in-demand reedmen in New York. For over 20 years his brilliant tone and imaginative compositions have made him one of the busiest collaborators in the Brooklyn scene.
    Speed has appeared on stage and on record with Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, Tim Berne, Myra Melford, John Hollenbeck, Cuong Vu, Kurt Rosenwinkel and many more. Speed is a member of a number of ensembles, including the Claudia Quintet, Human Feel, Orange Then Blue, Bloodcount and several others.
    Chris is the co-founder of Skirl Records, an independent record label that is described as “an artist-run collective documenting work by a Brooklyn-centered community of musicians channeling a vast array of ideas and experience into new music.”

    Dave King is one of the most celebrated drummers in modern jazz. His contributions to the Minneapolis and New York jazz scenes are incalculable, and his imagination and boundless enthusiasm behind (and around) the drum set are singular and stunning. King can be seen regularly with Happy Apple, The Bad Plus, the Dave King Trucking Company, Halloween Alaska, Buffalo Collision, Gang Font, and others.

    Christopher Tordini is a bassist in the New York City music scene, where he performs with established jazz icons as well as a diverse range of emerging musicians. He has toured and recorded with Andy Milne’s Dapp Theory for over 4 years, and has also played and recorded in bands led by other artists such as Greg Osby, Jeremy Pelt, Ari Hoening, Steve Lehman, Jim Black, Andrew D’Angelo, and the Becca Stevens Band. Tordini is also a collaborator in projects led by drummer/composer Tyshawn Sorey and trombonist/composer Michael Dessen.

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    Categories:
    Special Events
  5. Apr
    22
    Tuesday: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Photo by: Bradley Bambarger

    Photo by: Bradley Bambarger

    Tuesday, April 22, 5-6pm

    Multi-reed ace Chris Speed has long been beloved for the rich instrumental tones and improvisational flair he has brought to a host of New York’s most creative bands since the early ’90s, from vintage groups led by John Zorn, Tim Berne, Ben Perowsky and Uri Caine to current associations with John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet, Jim Black’s Alas No Axis and Curtis Hasselbring’s New Mellow Edwards. Then there are Speed’s own left-of-center outfits: Human Feel, Pachora, yeah NO, Trio IFFY, The Clarinets and the ever-popular Endangered Blood. But Speed has now finally applied his artful sensibility to the classic jazz sax-bass-drums formation with his album Really OK. Released on March 11, 2014, via Skirl Records, the beautifully atmospheric Really OK features Speed on tenor saxophone alongside Chris Tordini on double-bass and Dave King (of the Bad Plus) on drums.

    Admission: Free

    This masterclass is co-sponsored by the Nash, Arizona State University, Paradise Valley Community College, and Scottsdale Community College.

    Categories:
    Clinics
  6. Apr
    23
    Wednesday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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    NAU Jazz Ensemble One with special guest Nick Manson/Directed by Chris Finet
    Nick Manson – Emmy Award winning keyboardist, composer, arranger and producer – will be joining the celebrated Northern Arizona University Jazz Ensemble for this evening of big band jazz. http://www.nickmanson.com
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    The NAU Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Chris Finet, who returned to NAU after earning his Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Chris earned his undergraduate degree at NAU under the mentorship of the late Joel DiBartolo, and is continuing the tradition of excellence Joel established in the program.
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  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Apr
    30
    Wednesday: 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

  11. 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

  12. May
    2
    Friday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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

    With: Emilio Vasquez – violin, Jazzly Ramirez – violin, Ali Friedman – viola, Marguerite Salajko – cello

    Featuring folk-inspired singer Beth Jeffress, 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.

    Sorry: No B.Y.O.B. at this performance

    Categories:
    First Friday
  13. 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

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

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    Ioannis Goudelis – piano/bandleader, Jeff Libman – guitar

    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
  15. 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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    Special Events
  16. 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.

    CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy

    Categories:
    Special Events