The Nash

May 2 Mainstream Jazz: Art Lande @ The Nash
May 2 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


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Art Lande – piano, Dwight Kilian – bass, Dom Moio – drums

Grammy-nominated Art Lande is an internationally known pianist, composer, improviser, drummer and educator who has performed with a long list of the Who’s Who in jazz, including Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, Steve Swallow, Charlie Haden, Kenny Wheeler, Sheila Jordan, Mark Isham, Paul McCandless, Jan Garbarek and many others.

His band, Rubisa Patrol, was formed in the mid 70’s and worked through 1983, traveling to Europe often and recording with ECM Records. After teaching for three years in Switzerland, Lande moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he played a weekly performance for 15 years! Each week had different music and drew from a large list of different bands, members and seasonal special guests from nearly everywhere. Live performances are not to be missed, an occasion full of musical adventure and inspiration, spontaneity, warmth and soul.

Art is also well known for his innovative approaches to teaching piano, improvisation and ear training. He currently has many regular students in Boulder and often travels internationally for workshops, camps and performances.

Bassist Dwight Kilian grew up in Kansas, the “heartland” of America. He started his musical journey by playing guitar, which led to tuba and finally to electric and acoustic bass. He graduated from Russell High School in 1981 and received a Bachelor of Music degree from Wichita State University in 1986. From 1982 to 1988, Dwight was a “Kansas Jazz Artist in Residence” and a member of the “Kansas Touring Arts”. He also taught jazz bass at WSU, Bethel College, and Hutchinson Community College. In 1988 he moved to Denver CO. and free-lanced with local and national artists.

Dwight has performed with many top jazz artists such as Benny Green, Nicholas Payton, Sheila Jordan, Art Lande, Herbie Mann, Teddy Edwards, Mark Murphy, Ernie Watts, Richie Cole, Mose Allison, Myra Melford, Jerry Hahn, Milcho Leviev, Claudio Slon, Paul McCandless, Nick Brignola, Lee Konitz, Ken Peplowski, Bob Florence, Lennie Niehaus, and Marvin Stamm. He has performed at many of the major jazz festivals in the Midwest and also at the Holland Blues Festival.

Dwight relocated to Phoenix Arizona, in November of 1998, as bassist with the Discovery Jazz Trio at The Boulders Resort in Carefree AZ for six years. He currently freelances throughout the valley doing Jazz Concerts with some of the area’s top musicians. Dwight’s festival performances while living in Arizona include: 1999 Wichita Jazz Festival, Carefree Music Festival from 2003 to 2007, and the Prescott Jazz Summit from 2003 to 2006. While in the valley he’s taught Jazz Bass at Glendale Community College, Mesa Community College, Southwestern Christian College and Arizona State University from 1999 to 2006. In 2005 Dwight became Music Director of Music Serving the Word Ministries and the bassist for Inner Journeys led by pianist Bob Ravenscroft.

Dom Moio started playing drums in the fifth grade. His first teacher Dick Demers started Dom on his way both as a player and teacher.

In 1975 he went to New York to study with studio master Bernard Purdie. Then to Boston in 1976 to study with Jazz great Alan Dawson. Dom’s first book Be Bop Phrasing for Drums was dedicated to Alan.

Before leaving the East Coast Dom had the opportunity to play with Jazz greats Don Doane, Clark Terry, Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna, and many other players from the New England area.

in 1978 Dom left for Reno Nevada with guitar player brother Bill, where he soon started working the casino circuit. 1980-1984 he was the house drummer for the MGM Grand and Hello Hollywood Hello Show.

While in Reno other show gigs included, Joan Rivers, Tony Orlando, Shirley Jones, Debbie Reynolds , to name a few. Dom also kept busy with west coast jazz players like, Don Menza, Red Holloway, Herb Ellis, Joe Diorio, Ahmad Jamal.

In 1988 Dom made Phoenix his home and has been busy ever since. Now in his twentieth year at Arizona State University’s Jazz Faculty as well as Mesa Community College he keeps a very busy teaching and gigging schedule.

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May 9 Mainstream Jazz: Pete Pancrazi Quartet @ The Nash
May 9 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


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Pete Pancrazi – guitar/vocals, Nick Manson – piano, Todd Johnson – bass, Dom Moio – drums

Pete Pancrazi has studied and performed music for most of his life. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor of music degree in jazz performance. Being named by Downbeat Magazine as “one to watch” and a guitar player “deserving greater attention” is no surprise to those who have heard him perform.

Pete has been “one to watch” in the Phoenix area since taking up residence here in 1990. Through the years, he has cultivated a large and loyal following. Audiences enjoy his nimble guitar work and warm vocals in settings ranging from solo performances at venues in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area to the complexity of his quartet at the Desert Botanical Gardens jazz series. Pete continues to delight audiences with a growing repertoire of original compositions, presented in performance alongside straight-ahead and Latin jazz sounds. He has released four CDs to date and looks forward to his next recording project.

In addition to being a popular performer, Pete is also a sought-after private teacher and clinician. He’s been an artist roster member for the Arizona Commission on the Arts for 10 years and is currently on staff at Mesa Community College, where he teaches jazz theory, jazz combo and guitar.

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May 16 Mainstream Jazz: Doublers Collective @ The Nash
May 16 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Doublers Collective is excited to return to The Nash for a special event! Please join us on Saturday, May 16th at 7:30. We will be performing old Doublers Collective favorites and premiering two brand new pieces. Don’t miss one of the few opportunities to see this exciting group live!

Doublers Collective is:
Monica Shriver – Woodwinds
Mike Crotty – Woodwinds
Elliot Ventimiglia – Woodwinds
Adam Roberts – Woodwinds
Paul Brewer – Woodwinds
Michael Collins – Piano
Ted Sistrunk – Bass
Cleve Huff – Drums
with Special Guest: Joe Garcia – percussion

About Doublers Collective:
Doublers Collective was founded in 2010 by Monica Shriver out of a passion and desire to perform multiple woodwind instruments in a progressive jazz setting. Made up of five in-demand established jazz saxophonists, plus a rhythm section, Doublers Collective is a high caliber, enthusiastic group interested in exploring all the color and sonority possibilities available using so many different instruments. The members perform on different combinations of piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, sopranino saxophone, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, and bassoon. All top-notch educators, the mission of Doublers Collective includes performance clinics and community outreach. Doublers Collective collaborates with some of the best jazz composers in the world today to create a repertoire for this unique instrumentation.

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