The Nash

September – October 2014

Sept. 20 Mainstream Jazz: Dmitri Matheny Group CD Release Celebration @ The Nash
Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


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Dmitri Matheny – flugelhorn, Nick Manson – piano, Chris Finet - bass, Dom Moio – drums

“Dmitri Matheny is a jazz treasure. The lyrical Matheny has impressive chops, but it’s his warmth and soulfulness that win you over.” —All Music Guide

Join us for an all-star jazz party celebrating the international release of Sagebrush Rebellion, Dmitri Matheny’s tenth album as a leader, on the Papillon/BluePort jazz label.

Acclaimed for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Matheny has been lauded as “the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione” (San Jose Mercury News). A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Dmitri Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990s as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer. Since then he has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal international following, touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, traveling to 19 countries. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Matheny “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players.”

The Dmitri Matheny Group will showcase selections from the new album, balancing fresh, original works with familiar jazz classics, hard bop, west coast cool and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook. “Their music is a fertile landscape without boundaries,” writes the Oakland Tribune, “earning Matheny and his cohorts a reputation as one of the most eclectic and daring ensembles on today’s jazz scene.”All About Jazz agrees: “An all-star jazz band featuring some of the most accomplished musicians in the western United States, the Dmitri Matheny Group is a cohesive and seamless unit, serving up equal parts soulful expression, caressing phrases, imaginative asides, and dedicated lyricism.”

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Sept. 27 Mainstream Jazz: Tera Crisalida @ The Nash
Sep 27 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


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Tera Crisalida – guitar & vocals, Felix Sainz – bass, Miro De Sa – 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.

FELIX B. SAINZ, JR. (Upright and electric bass, percussion, and vocals)
Felix also performs classic guitar and vocals as a soloist or a duo. Felix is an in-demand bassist in the Valley. He has performed with The Dennis Rowland Jazz  Experience, Diana Lee, Beth Lederman Jazz con Alma, Novomundo, Trio Three Eighty, Rachel Eckroth, Rebecca de la Torre, Rene Patrick, Tera Crisalida, Quetzal Guerrero, Amanda Soares, Pamela Driggs,Pam Morita, Jan Sandwich, Sherry Roberson, Carmela Ramirez,Delphine Cortez, Margo Reed, Francine Reed, Charles Lewis, Fred Forney, Joe Corral, CC Jones, Show Stoppers Live, The Swing Tips,The Red Mountain Big Band, Dave Cook, Prince Shell, Richie Oropeza, Art Pepper, Mose Allison and Lou Rawls, and toured with Zum Zum Zum,Walt Richardson and the Morning Star Band, Dan Pinson and Sister Sledge.

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.

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October 4 Mainstream Jazz: Pam Morita @ The Nash
Oct 4 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Pam Morita – piano, Ted Sistrunk – bass, John Lewis – drums

Pam Morita got hit with the jazz bug as a graduate classical piano student when she heard Joe Williams sing with the Count Basie Band at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The band swung so hard that it influenced Pam to pursue a career in jazz piano and voice. At that moment she knew she had to play jazz!

A professional pianist/singer in Chicago since 1980, Pam played at the Drake Hotel, Park Hyatt Hotel, the Fairmont, the Palmer House as well as well known jazz clubs as Andy’s and the Green Mill. In 1985 she traveled to Sweden where she played/sang in clubs around the country as well as onboard the Silja Line Cruise Boat, which sailed between Helsinki and Stockholm. In 1994, she moved to Norway where she met such Swedish jazz artists as Ronnie Gardiner and Johan Setterlind who recorded her first CD, “Strings that…” with her. She also met Doris Spears, a jazz singer from New Jersey, who collaborated with Pam to record her CD, “The Duchess”. They did a musical tour together traveling throughout Scandinavia.

In 2000, Pam moved to Phoenix primarily because her parents lived there. Since moving to the Valley, she has played in the C.C. Jones Orchestra and performed with such musicians as Dennis Rowlands, Sherry Roberson, Felix Sainz, Dave Grale, Dennis Sexton, Paul-Eirik Melhus, Richard Palalay, Andy Gross, and Paul Anderson. She continues to work as  free- lance musician and play at such places as Eddie V’s and the Silverleaf Country Club.  She is an adjunct professor at Paradise Valley Community College and Musical Director at Asbury United Methodist Church.

Pam is looking forward to playing at the Nash on June 28th, from 7:30 pm – 10:00 with Bob Lashier on bass and Micah Hummel on drums.  They will be playing a mixture of jazz standards and originals.

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October 11 Mainstream Jazz: Kenny Smukal @ The Nash
Oct 11 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


Kenny Smukal – trumpet

More info to come!

October 17 Contemporary Jazz: Will Goble @ The Nash
Oct 17 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


Will Goble – bass, additional personnel TBA

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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October 18 Mainstream Jazz: Jeff Jones @ The Nash
Oct 18 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Details TBA

October 25 Mainstream Jazz: Fred Forney @ The Nash
Oct 25 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


Fred Forney – trumpet/flugelhorn, Bill Moio – guitar, Chris Finet – bass, Dom Moio – drums

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