The Nash

September – November 2014

Sept. 6 Mainstream Jazz: Beth Lederman & Sherry Roberson @ The Nash
Sep 6 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


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Sherry Roberson – vocals, Beth Lederman – piano, Sean Brogan – bass, Todd Chuba – drums

When it comes to Sherry Roberson, classy is one of the first words that comes to mind. Sherry has been singing in the Valley for years, as well as being a popular favorite in Bangkok, Thailand where she has impressed jazz fans with her annual performances.   

“It don’t mean a thing, if aint got that swing”, and this band is a hard swinging group.  Backed by Beth Lederman on keyboards, Sean Brogan on bass and the incredible Todd Chuba on drums.

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Sept. 13 Mainstream Jazz: Phil & Angela Benoit @ The Nash
Sep 13 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


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Angela Benoit – vocals, Phil Benoit – guitar, Steve Douglas – bass, Cleve Huff – drums

Angela was born in Paia, Maui to a musical family. She is gifted with extraordinary talent and has been singing since she was a child.  In the late ‘90s she began singing professionally for the first time and found a niche with jazz standards and bossa nova.  She has since studied under some of the finest vocal coaches in the state and has been performing regularly on Maui for the past fifteen plus years. Her remarkable studio presence can be heard on Benoit JazzWorks’ three CD releases “Watch What Happens”, “A Man And A Woman” and “Golden Sun”.

Phil was also born to a musical family from Southern California and has been playing the guitar since he was a teenager.  His father Bob and his brother, jazz great David Benoit has largely influenced him. Mostly self-taught, Phil has studied constantly over the years with various guitar and music teachers. He produced and performs on Benoit JazzWorks’ three CD releases as well. Other projects include rhythm guitarist for the popular gypsy-jazz band Gypsy Pacific, who recently recorded with and backed up Willie Nelson at his latest CD release event here on Maui.  Performance highlights include playing with brother David at the Maui Music Festival, at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall with the Honolulu Symphony and most recently at a concert in Waikiki.  Phil and Gypsy Pacific have also performed with Willie Nelson at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and at Charley’s in Paia.

Together they have recorded and released three albums, their debut production “Watch What Happens” in 2001, (nominated “Best Jazz Album of the Year” in the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards; their second in 2005 “A Man And A Woman”; and their latest 2010 release “Golden Sun” which features, for the first time, several original tunes and was also nominated “Best Jazz Album of the Year” in the 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Backed by some of Maui’s finest musicians and a couple of renowned jazz greats – brother David Benoit on all three releases and Grammy-award winning percussionist Ralph MacDonald on the latest release – the albums have garnered glowing reviews and success state wide. Their goal is to continue to spread their music across the islands and the world.

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


Kenny Smukal – trumpet

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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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November 8 Mainstream Jazz: Grace Kelly @ The Nash
Nov 8 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


Grace Kelly is a truly unique artist.  You have heard the name before from the movies but perhaps you haven’t heard of this 22-year old Korean American singer/songwriter/saxophonist/composer.  Grace wrote her first song when she was 7 years old, recorded her first out of 8 independently released CD’s at 12, and orchestrated, arranged and performed an original composition with the Boston Pops Orchestra at 14.   As a bandleader Grace has performed over 600 concerts worldwide in such notable venues as the Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall and major festivals such as Montreal, Newport, and Montreux and clubs around the world such as Birdland ( New York), Porgy & Bess (Vienna), Ronnie Scott’s (London) and many more.   Grace has also performed and/or recorded with artists such as Huey Lewis, Harry Connick Jr, Dave Brubeck, Gloria Estefan, David Sanborn, Questlove, Esperanza Spalding, Phil Woods, James Cotton, and Wynton Marsalis to name a few.

Grace has been featured on (Making of a Prodigy), Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women 2011, and multiple appearances on NPR. Grace has also won many awards some of which include multiple, ASCAP Composer Awards, Downbeat Magazine Awards, Boston Music Awards, FNX/Phoenix Best Music Poll, Downbeat Critics Poll added to her list naming her one of the “Alto Saxophone Rising Stars”, the youngest ever to be named so, and multiple International Songwriting Competitions.