The Nash

August – September 2014

August 23 Mainstream Jazz: Larry Redhouse Trio @ The Nash
Aug 23 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Larry Redhouse – piano, Evan Dain – bass, Robin Horn – drums

This performance at the Nash will showcase many of Larry’s original compositions. He has released two self produced cds: Live at the Westward Look and Spirit Progression, and has played at prominent venues locally, nationally and internationally.

Mr. Redhouse and his trio have played at concerts featuring; pianist Chick Corea, trumpeter Terence Blanchard; saxophonist Donald Harrison and many others. He has also performed at the Grenoble Jazz Festival in France and in Washington D.C. at The Kennedy Center’s famed Jazz Club to wonderful reviews. Mr. Redhouse, a member of the Navajo Nation is also active in Native dance and spirituality. He is a Northern Traditional Dancer and performs with the Redhouse Dancers.


Evan Dain is a San Francisco Bay area native whose first instrument was the guitar, his playing mainly influenced by the blues, Bluegrass and Django Reinhardt. Evan began playing the bass in high school, along with the Banjo and Mandolin. He was a music major in college for three years before entering the Navy for a three year stint. Afterwards he began playing professionally throughout Northern California, picking up the trombone and tuba. Residing then in New Orleans as a union musician, he performed and toured with Banu Gibson, Hal Smith and John Gill. Evan returned to the Bay area in 1991. Moving to Tucson in 1996, Evan has been active as a performer, arranger and producer. He is a member of the popular “Hot Club of Tucson.”

Robin Horn is a man of many skills and talents: an accomplished live and studio drummer, composer, arranger, producer, recording artist, electronic percussion programmer and demonstrator, clinician, and educator.

Robin has performed internationally with his father, renowned jazz flutist Paul Horn. A widely versatile drummer, he has performed or recorded with Airto, Brian Bromberg, Paul Buckmaster (original orchestrator with Elton John), Michael Bruce (original guitarist with Alice Cooper), John Clayton, David Friesen, Frank Gambale (guitarist with Chick Corea), Andy Griffith, James Ingram, The Jets, Patrick Moraz (keyboardist with Yes), Aaron Neville, Linda Ronstadt, John Stowell, Ben Vereen, Steve Tyrell (Producer) and many others.

Robin has been an Artist in Residence at the University of Arizona since 1994, teaching advanced drumset and electronic percussion applications and co-director of Cross Talk, the UA Electronic Percussion Ensemble. He has been a top clinician for Yamaha since 1988 and was one of the sound designers for their DTXTREME Electronic Percussion System. He has released two solo CD’s , “Fast Lane” and “Collection” both of which continue to receive international airplay. Recently, Robin performed with the Larry Redhouse trio at the Grenoble Jazz Festival in France – the trio released a new CD, “Spirit Progression”.

Robin endorses Yamaha drums, Sabian cymbals, Pro-mark drumsticks (with his own signature model drumstick) and Remo drumheads.

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August 30 Mainstream Jazz: Vicki McDermitt & Friends @ The Nash
Aug 30 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


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Vicki McDermitt – vocals, Russ Schmidt – piano, Dwight Kilian – bass, Rob Moore – drums

Born In Columbus Ohio Vicki made her singing debut at three years old. She was a vocal music performance major in college, working with guitar legend Tommy Crook when she discovered the great American songbook.

She cut her teeth as the featured vocalist with saxophonist Rusty Bryant and Hammond B3 giants, Bobby Pierce and Hank Marr. She has toured the United States as well as eight European countries, and been the opening act for entertainers such as Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams and Buddy Rich.

McDermitt worked in Los Angeles for many years for Corde productions on their show, Days Of Our Lives. She provided vocals for television specials, backing a multitude of major name entertainers. In addition she worked as an independent sessions singer for most of the major recording companies. She has been featured in Los Angeles finest showrooms.

Now a resident of the Phoenix valley she can be found working at local resorts, festivals, and concert venues with notable musicians, Russ Schmidt, Dwight Kilian, Judy Roberts, Dom & Bill Moio, Armand Boatman, Jerry Donato, and Todd Johnson. She is also Jazz Singer In Residence at Mayo Hospital, providing private a cappella concerts for the patients there.

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


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

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


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.