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Sep
3
Thu
September 3: TIN/BAG @ The Nash
Sep 3 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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TIN/BAG, the bi-coastal duo of California trumpeter Kris Tiner and New York guitarist Mike Baggetta, deals with a music that is spare and ethereal, exploring the spaces between jazz, traditional musics, and contemporary composition. Since 2004 Tiner and Baggetta have toured extensively, presenting their original music along with inventive renderings of works by Bob Dylan, Kitty Wells, Thelonious Monk, Carla Bley, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and others. Their 2011 album Bridges was named as one of the ten best jazz recordings of the year by critic Hank Shteamer of Time Out New York.

Kris Tiner is a California-based trumpet player, composer, and improviser. Featured on NPR Music as one of a handful of new trumpet voices impacting modern music, his playing has been described as “extraordinarily inventive” in Signal to Noise Magazine, and the LA Weekly claims “Trumpeter Kris Tiner can turn barbed wire to beauty.” Tiner’s compositions explore connections between improvisational world music traditions and systemic compositional practices, blending deep jazz roots with references to many diverse streams of contemporary and experimental music. His music has been performed on five continents, his 50+ recordings have been enthusiastically reviewed in the international jazz press, and he has been recognized with awards from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, Chamber Music America, the International Association for Jazz Education, Montalvo Arts Center, and the Kennedy Center. He is a member of the acclaimed Empty Cage Quartet, and he collaborates with New York guitarist Mike Baggetta in the duo Tin/Bag. He performs with the Industrial Jazz Group, Chris Schlarb’s Psychic Temple, pianist Cathlene Pineda, the Los Angeles Trumpet Quartet and the Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet, and has collaborated with Wadada Leo Smith, Vinny Golia, Kraig Grady, Tatsuya Nakatani, Donald Robinson, Nels Cline, Lukas Ligeti, G.E. Stinson, Motoko Honda, Phillip Greenlief, Jack Wright, Harris Eisenstadt, and Michael Vlatkovich. Tiner holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA from CSU Bakersfield. He directs the Jazz Program at Bakersfield College, and is the Trumpet Studio Instructor at CSU Bakersfield. He is the founder of Epigraph Records, an independent label dedicated to the documentation of new creative music recorded live in Bakersfield.

Mike Baggetta is a guitarist and composer living in New York City. It has been said that he is “a guitarist of slippery proficiency” (The New York Times), that his performances are “totally compelling” (Jazz Journal, UK) and that “his melodic sense is truly beautiful” (Jazzreview.com). The Mike Baggetta Quartet (with Jason Rigby, Eivind Opsvik and George Schuller) recently released Thieves and Secrets, their third album of Baggetta’s original works on the Fresh Sound New Talent label. In addition to leading the Quartet, Baggetta co-leads Tin/Bag, a new music duo with California trumpeter Kris Tiner, as well as various other trio and duet groupings. Mike’s singular and very personal musical style seeks to blur the lines between composition and improvisation, while connecting a wide range of musical genres that influence him. He has earned accolades from the press that call this approach “…beguilingly atmospheric…” (Time Out New York) and that “Baggetta’s music [is] quietly transgressive… Even when he plays a lot of notes, his playing can sound almost static, as though ideas were being snagged out of thin air” (The Hartford Courant). Baggetta has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, Town Hall and many other leading concert venues worldwide. He has worked with Tom Harrell, Adam Kolker, Billy Mintz, Cameron Brown, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Dominique Eade, Jamie Baum, Jeff Hirshfield, Conrad Herwig, Ralph Bowen, Jeremy Udden, Jerome Harris, Tony Reedus, Donny McCaslin, John Lindberg, Gerald Cleaver, Jon Irabagon, Joseph C. Philips’ Numinous, Kevin Norton, Bill McHenry, Brad Shepik, Steve Cardenas, Ruth Brown and Tyshawn Sorey among many others. Baggetta has also received an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award and is an Endorsing Artist for D’Addario Strings.

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Sep
4
Fri
September 4 Master Class: TIN/BAG @ The Nash
Sep 4 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Paradise Valley Community College presents:

Tin/Bag Education Event – Friday, Sept. 4th  Noon – 2pm – Free

Join Kris Tiner (tpt – CA) and Mike Baggetta (gtr – NY) at the Nash for a masterclass and side-by-sde performance.  Participants should bring their instruments! Topics to include: solo and group improvisation; composition; and playing in a duo setting.
Those interested in individual lessons with either player can contact them via email at:
TIN/BAG, the bi-coastal duo of California trumpeter Kris Tiner and New York guitarist Mike Baggetta, deals with a music that is spare and ethereal, exploring the spaces between jazz, traditional musics, and contemporary composition. Since 2004 Tiner and Baggetta have toured extensively, presenting their original music along with inventive renderings of works by Bob Dylan, Kitty Wells, Thelonious Monk, Carla Bley, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson and others. Their 2005 debut CD There, Just As You Look For It on pfMENTUM Records was met with enthusiastic reviews and continues to receive international airplay. Tin/Bag’s second CD And Begin Again, released in 2007 on Evander Music, featured two extended works for quartet with virtuoso L.A. clarinetist Brian Walsh and acclaimed NYC jazz percussionist Harris Eisenstadt. Their 2011 album Bridges, recorded with the support of a Subito grant from the American Composers Forum, was named as one of the ten best jazz recordings of the year by critic Hank Shteamer of Time Out New York. Their current release is The Stars Would Be Different, a collection of new compositions and country standards recorded live in the extraordinary acoustics of an old church in Bakersfield, CA. The digital album is available now on Epigraph Records.
Kris Tiner is a California-based trumpet player, composer, and improviser. Featured on NPR Music as one of a handful of new trumpet voices impacting modern music, his playing has been described as “extraordinarily inventive” in Signal to Noise Magazine, and the LA Weekly claims “Trumpeter Kris Tiner can turn barbed wire to beauty.” Tiner’s compositions explore connections between improvisational world music traditions and systemic compositional practices, blending deep jazz roots with references to many diverse streams of contemporary and experimental music. His music has been performed on five continents, his 50+ recordings have been enthusiastically reviewed in the international jazz press, and he has been recognized with awards from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, Chamber Music America, the International Association for Jazz Education, Montalvo Arts Center, and the Kennedy Center. He is a member of the acclaimed Empty Cage Quartet, and he collaborates with New York guitarist Mike Baggettain the duo Tin/Bag. He performs with the Industrial Jazz Group, Chris Schlarb’s Psychic Temple, pianist Cathlene Pineda, the Los Angeles Trumpet Quartet and the Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet, and has collaborated with Wadada Leo Smith, Vinny Golia, Kraig Grady, Tatsuya Nakatani, Donald Robinson, Nels Cline, Lukas Ligeti, G.E. Stinson, Motoko Honda, Phillip Greenlief, Jack Wright, Harris Eisenstadt, and Michael Vlatkovich. Tiner holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA from CSU Bakersfield. He directs the Jazz Program at Bakersfield College, and is the Trumpet Studio Instructor at CSU Bakersfield. He is the founder of Epigraph Records, an independent label dedicated to the documentation of new creative music recorded live in Bakersfield.
Mike Baggetta is a guitarist and composer living in New York City. It has been said that he is “a guitarist of slippery proficiency” (The New York Times), that his performances are “totally compelling” (Jazz Journal, UK) and that “his melodic sense is truly beautiful” (Jazzreview.com). The Mike Baggetta Quartet (with Jason Rigby, Eivind Opsvik and George Schuller) recently released Thieves and Secrets, their third album ofBaggetta’s original works on the Fresh Sound New Talent label. In addition to leading the Quartet, Baggettaco-leads Tin/Bag, a new music duo with California trumpeter Kris Tiner, as well as various other trio and duet groupings. Mike’s singular and very personal musical style seeks to blur the lines between composition and improvisation, while connecting a wide range of musical genres that influence him. He has earned accolades from the press that call this approach “…beguilingly atmospheric…” (Time Out New York) and that “Baggetta’s music [is] quietly transgressive… Even when he plays a lot of notes, his playing can sound almost static, as though ideas were being snagged out of thin air” (The Hartford Courant). Baggetta has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, Town Hall and many other leading concert venues worldwide. He has worked with Tom Harrell, Adam Kolker, Billy Mintz, Cameron Brown, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Dominique Eade, Jamie Baum, Jeff Hirshfield, Conrad Herwig, Ralph Bowen, Jeremy Udden, Jerome Harris, Tony Reedus, Donny McCaslin, John Lindberg, Gerald Cleaver, Jon Irabagon, Joseph C. Philips’ Numinous, Kevin Norton, Bill McHenry, Brad Shepik, Steve Cardenas, Ruth Brown and Tyshawn Sorey among many others. Baggetta has also received an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award and is an Endorsing Artist for D’Addario Strings.
September 4 First Friday: Raul Yañez @ The Nash
Sep 4 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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Raul Yañez-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Dom Moio-drums, Joe Garcia-percussion

Some straight-ahead jazz, Modern Jazz with deep grooves, Latin jazz and a strong focus on improvisation.

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Sep
5
Sat
September 5 Mainstream Jazz: Jazz Alive! @ The Nash
Sep 5 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Featuring Delphine Cortez-vocals, Tony Vacca-sax, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Joel Robin-piano, Bob Lashier-bass,  Julian Goldenthal-drums

Jazz Alive features Valley-favorite vocalist Delphine Cortez, who sings jazz standards and contemporary material with unmistakable style and passion.  Pianist Joel Robin anchors the group, aided and abetted by Bob Lashier on bass and Julian Goldenthal on drums.  Special additions to the group for this performance are the ever-exciting guitarist Stan Sorenson and virtuoso sax man Tony Vacca. These musicians have a long history together, which shows in their remarkable chemistry and makes for a joyous experience for fans and new audiences alike.
Note: It’s Joel’s birthday; so there will be cake and lots of friends. Buy tickets now to guarantee your seat…and cake!

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Sep
6
Sun
September 6 Jam Session: Stan Sorenson @ The Nash
Sep 6 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Stan Sorenson – guitar/bandleader, Sean Brogan-bass, Dan Tomlinson-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.

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Sep
10
Thu
September 10: Ben Hedquist @ The Nash
Sep 10 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Ben Hedquist – bass, Eric Rasmussen – alto saxophone, Jeff Libman – guitar, Matt Williams – piano, Ryan Anthony – drums

Ben Hedquist hails from Stevens Point, Wisconsin and is currently a Teaching Assistant at Arizona State University where he is completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts. Since moving to the Phoenix metropolitan area three years ago, Ben has become one of the city’s most in demand bassists. He plays regularly with the jazz sextet, Running from Bears with saxophonists Eric Rasmussen, Adam Roberts and Keith Kelly, Guitarist Jeff Libman, and Drummer Ryan Anthony. He has also performed with Mike Kocour, Dom Moio, Bill Moio, Joe Gallivan, Mark Fewer, Allan Chase, Lucas Pino, Joe Locke, and Chris Cheek.
This will be Hedquist’s first appearance at The Nash as a band leader. The show will include his own original compositions as well as compositions by musicians such as William Parker and Jimmy Guiffre with styles ranging from straight ahead swing to the avant-garde.
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Sep
11
Fri
September 11: Noah Simpson Quartet featuring George Colligan @ The Nash
Sep 11 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Noah Simpson – trumpet, Eric Rasmussen – alto saxophone, George Colligan – piano, Will Goble – bass, Ryan Anthony – drums

George Colligan is a New York based pianist, organist,drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and bandleader, who is one of the most original and compelling jazz artists of his generation. An award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player (winner, Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition), Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxico, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions (appearing on over 100 CDs). He has released 24 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique. His latest CD on the Origin Label is called”The Endless Mysteries” and features Larry Grenadier and Jack DeJohnette. Colligan’s musical style incorporates everything from showtunes to funk, from free improvisation to 20th century classical music. His performances include dazzling technique as well as mature restraint. Colligan was on the faculty of the Juilliard School for two years and is currently an Assistant Professor at Portland State University. He is currently a member of Jack DeJohnette’s New Quintet.Recently, Colligan started playing the Hammond 44 Melodion(melodica). He also started a popular blog called jazztruth(jazztruth.blogspot.com).

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Sep
12
Sat
September 12 Mainstream Jazz: Doublers Collective @ The Nash
Sep 12 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Doublers Collective is excited to return to The Nash on September 12th. It’ll be a great night full of exciting music, plus at least one new piece that you’ve never heard before!

Doublers Collective is:
Monica Shriver – Woodwinds
Mike Crotty – Woodwinds
Elliot Ventimiglia – Woodwinds
Adam Roberts – Woodwinds
Paul Brewer – Woodwinds
Michael Collins – Piano
Dwight Kilian – Bass
Cleve Huff – Drums
Joe Garcia – percussion

www.doublerscollective.com

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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Sep
13
Sun
September 13 Jam Session: George Colligan @ The Nash
Sep 13 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Colligan_George_200x113George Colligan – piano, Will Goble – bass, Ryan Anthony – 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.

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Sep
15
Tue
September 15: Dan Cray & Mark Ferber @ The Nash
Sep 15 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Dan Cray-piano, Mark Ferber-drums, Eric Rasmussen-alto saxophone, Ben Hedquist-bass

Pianist Dan Cray has made notable contributions to the New York and Chicago jazz scenes. He has performed around the world in many diverse and creative settings with a variety of vocalists and instrumentalists including Billy Drummond, Bobby Broom, Joe Martin, Avishai Cohen, and Geof Bradfield.  He is joined by drummer Mark Ferber, who can be heard on over 90 records and has toured and recorded with Lee Konitz, Jack Wilkins, Don Byron and Billy Childs, among others.

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Pianist Dan Cray has made notable contributions to the New York and Chicago jazz scenes. He was a finalist for both the 2004 American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship and the 2003 Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition, and has performed around the world in many diverse and creative settings with a variety of vocalists and instrumentalists including Billy Drummond, Bobby Broom, Dayna Stephens, Joe Martin, Avishai Cohen, Mark Ferber, and Geof Bradfield. An educator as well as a performer, Dan has taught at NYU and the University of Nevada.  He is currently back in Brooklyn and working on a new record featuring saxophonist Dayna Stephens to be released in 2016.

Drummer Mark Ferber can be heard on over 90 records. Ongoing projects includes Ralph Alessi’s ‘This Against That’, twin brother Alan Ferber’s Nonet, Jonathan Kreisberg’s trio and quintet, and Anthony Wilson’s Trio and Nonet. Past work includes tours and recordings with Lee Konitz, Jack Wilkins, Don Byron, Fred Hersch, Ben Monder and Billy Childs, among others. Mark has taught extensively in the United States and Europe. He was a faculty member for the Tavira Jazz Workshop in Portugal, the Kansas University Jazz Workshop, The UCSD Jazz Camp, and the Maine Jazz Camp. He teaches as part of the School of Improvisational Music (SIM) in New York. He was born and raised in Moraga, CA and received a degree in Biogeography from UCLA. Mark is an endorsing artist for Istanbul Cymbals. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Sep
17
Thu
September 17 Special Latin Jazz Event: Carmela y Más @ The Nash
Sep 17 @ 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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Sep
18
Fri
September 18: Ross Lewicki @ The Nash
Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Ross Lewicki-piano, Alan Acosta-alto sax, Reid Riddiough-guitar, Vince Theifain-bass, Matt Mcclintock-drums, and a special appearance from Sabrina Salamone on the violin

A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Ross Lewicki started studying piano at the age of seven and was composing music by the age of ten when his father, a professional bassist, introduced him to music sequencing software that allowed him to create and record music on his personal computer. By the time Ross was thirteen, he had already composed two CD’s of all original material scored for piano, bass, drums, guitar, and horn section.

Currently Ross is a jazz piano performance major at Arizona State University where he studies with Michael Kocour. He particularly enjoys spending time practicing the piano, composing, and transcribing solos of the jazz greats. In addition, Ross maintains a teaching studio where he works primarily with younger students.

Ross’s work both as a pianist and composer has attracted significant attention beyond the Phoenix area. Pianist and composer Adam Benjamin chose Ross’s composition “Forty-Two” as the External Judge’s Choice at the 2013 Arizona State University Student Jazz Composition Competition. More recently, Ross was nominated for the American Pianists Association 2014 Cole Porter Fellowship.

This performance will feature two sets of his original compositions.

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Sep
19
Sat
September 19 Mainstream Jazz: Dan Delaney Trio @ The Nash
Sep 19 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Dan Delaney – piano, Bob Lashier – bass, Dom Moio – drums

Dan Delaney – originally from Boston, now residing in Cave Creek, AZ is a highly regarded pianist, entrepreneur, author, artist for Earthworks Professional Microphone Systems and dedicated and innovative teacher of the piano and jazz improvisation and harmony.

After attending Berklee College of Music in 1975, Dan studied extensively with notable east coast jazz educators, Dick Odgren, Paul Schmeling, Harvey Diamond and Charlie Banacos. While in Boston, Dan was very active in the jazz scene and through the years has performed with many jazz headliners.

As one of the first in the world to teach piano by video correspondence in 1989, Dan was acknowledged as a pioneer in teaching by Keyboard Magazine, television and other media. His unique method of teaching jazz improvisation has been published on DVD, online as well as in print.

In 1993 Dan moved to the White Mountains of New Hampshire where he raised his 4 children. Dan taught piano Worldwide by video correspondence and performed regularly. Dan’s passion for teaching helped him realize there was a need for high quality music education for children living in rural mountain towns. Dan was instrumental in helping start Mountaintop Music Center, a local area non-­‐profit organization. Mountaintop has gone on to be a very successful, sustainable organization of which he is proud to say he helped develop at the ground level.

In 2003 Dan moved to Cave Creek Arizona where he had served on the faculty of two Phoenix area Colleges, where his enthusiastic and comprehensive approach was highly valued. He also appeared nightly as house pianist at the Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and the World Famous Phoenician Resort. At that time he had the great pleasure of appearing on a special recording project entitled: “PHOENIX” a tribute to the great Cannonball Adderley. Led by world-­‐class sax player virtuoso Chris Stewart, the quintet featured well-­‐known and respected Phoenix musicians and was very well received while gaining impressive reviews and #13 on Jazz Billboard.

In 2005 Dan’s book Play Piano in Six Weeks Or Less was published by Sterling Book Publisher selling over 300,000 copies has gained Dan great recognition in the music industry.

Most recently, Dan is proud to announce he became part of the EARTHWORKS Professional Microphones “ARTISTS” group to help support such a wonderful product. A humbling experience to be part of such a legendary lineup of talented Artists.

Dan remains committed to his teaching and continues to perform regularly. His dedication and years of experience have helped him refine his own comprehensive and unique method for teaching piano and jazz improvisation, which he now offers via SKYPE and his Personalized Video Correspondence.

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Sep
20
Sun
September 20 Jazz In AZ Party: Fall Equinox Party All-Stars @ The Nash
Sep 20 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Since this Sunday Jazz Party follows the Annual Meeting of Jazz in AZ/The Nash, we’ll be celebrating the year’s accomplishments and our bright future with an elite cast of musicians comprising The Fall Equinox All-Stars.  They include internationally-recognized guitarist Marty Ashby; 3 of our Valley’s virtuoso horn players – Bryan Ruth, Denny Monce and Steve McCallister; noted 6-string bassist Todd Johnson; and the indomitable Dom Moio on drums – PLUS there will be many other very special surprise guests!
This will be an extraordinary afternoon of upbeat music! So get your tickets now, take advantage of our BYOB policy to enjoy wine or a brew, and say “BYE-BYE Summer; HELLO SWINGIN’ FALL!”
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September 20 Jam Session: Raul Yañez @ The Nash
Sep 20 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Raul Yañez – piano/bandleader

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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Sep
24
Thu
September 24: Beth Lederman @ The Nash
Sep 24 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Beth Lederman-piano, Ted Belledin-sax, Felix Sainz-bass/vocals, Emerson Laffey-drums, Miguel Melgoza-percussion/vocals

Beth Lederman is well-known for her sophisticated jazz and rhythmic Brazilian and Latin-jazz piano styles, not only in the Phoenix area, but throughout the Western U.S. from Canada to Mexico. She has been playing professionally for more than twenty years, leading several bands and playing with such well-known names as The Diamonds, Bobbie Vinton, and the Drifters, as well as with local artists such as Dave Cook, Pete Pancrazi, Alice Tatum, Dennis Rowland, Renee Patrick, Paul McDermand, and her own groups, Jazz Con Alma and Novo Mundo.

Her music is melodic, fun, fluid, passionate, innovative, heartfelt, rhythmic, eclectic, honest, artistic, humorous, spontaneous…and great!

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Sep
25
Fri
September 25: Adam Roberts with Mr. Trio @ The Nash
Sep 25 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Tenor Saxophonist Adam Roberts comes to The Nash for an all out jazz blast.  Adam performs and records on saxophones, guitars, flutes, and clarinets in a variety of genres including jazz, rock, funk, classical and pop. He frequently appears with many area groups including Sonoran Jazz Project and The Doublers Collective, as well his own groups Mr. Trio and the Adam Roberts Quartet.  He has been featured with the Downbeat Award-winning NEC Jazz Orchestra at the IAJE Festival, jazz legend George Russell on a performance of The African Game, and Joe Lovano playing nonet arrangements from his 52nd Street Themes and On This Day at the Vanguard recordings.

This performance will be a mixture of standards, originals, and a few compositions featuring Adam’s innovative saxophone electronic techniques.

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September 25 Last Friday Late Night Jam Session: Matt Williams @ The Nash
Sep 25 @ 10:30 PM – Sep 26 @ 1:00 AM

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Matt Williams-piano/bandleader

Equal parts proving ground and breeding ground, the late night jazz jam session is modeled loosely on the late night sessions of which you read about in your favorite jazz musicians’ autobiographies.  Our goal is to create a space where serious musicians, from the veterans of the scene to cats just getting their foot in the door, can come together and not only create conversational, energetic, meaningful music, but also to learn from one another on a musical and personal level. We aim to provide a one-of-a-kind experience dedicated towards creating exceptional music and providing valuable bandstand experiences that can not be found anywhere else in Phoenix.  Our motto is: “music played, friends made”.

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Sep
26
Sat
September 26 Mainstream Jazz: Jacques Lesure @ The Nash
Sep 26 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Jacques Lesure-guitar, Chris Peña-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Dom Moio-drums

Seasoned guitarist Jacques Lesure plays, teaches, and presents all over the United States and abroad. Recently, he has played to capacity crowds at some of the finest Jazz clubs in the country, such as Yoshi’s Oakland, New York City’s Smoke, and The Velvet Note in Atlanta. He strives to create and nurture a love and appreciation for the tradition of Jazz music, as an original, American art form, birthed in the African- American culture, emphasizing how the sound is the root and foundation of music today.

Currently a resident of Los Angeles, California Jacques Lesure is originally from Detroit, Michigan. Jacques is a WJ3 Records artist. This label is owned by prominent drummer, Willie Jones III. He is label mates with artists like Eric Reed and Warren Wolf. Jacques has performed with many great artists in music: Kenny Burrell, Oscar Brown Jr., Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Freddy Cole, Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, Jack McDuff, Les McCann, Carmen Lundy ,Oliver Lake, Paula West and many others. He has collaborated in the creation of and performed in a variety of stage plays, movie scores and special projects made for television. His career spans over 30 years.

Jacques is also very active in the community and mentors many today’s up and coming musicians in the greater Los Angeles area. He is the Musical Director for the Living Legends Foundation and president of the African-American Jazz Caucus. Jacques is a national adjudicator, judging student competitions across the nation and he is an Artist Teacher for the Thelonious Monk Institute, Music LA, and The Dolo Coker Jazz Foundation.

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Sep
27
Sun
September 27 Jam Session: Will Goble @ The Nash
Sep 27 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Will Goble – bass/bandleader

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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