May24Friday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Collin Shook, at 24, is a Tucson area jazz pianist, bassist, teacher and composer. Collin began playing the piano at the age of 3 1/2 and studied music throughout his life, dabbling in many different instruments along the way. Collin began performing professionally at the age of 16.
Following high school, he pursued music in Austin, TX where he was influenced by the vast music scene and quality of live music. Since moving to Arizona in 2008, Collin has performed with his trio, playing his original music while also staying true to the traditions of jazz. Collin works full time as a musician, splitting his time between performing and teaching.
Collin received the “Best Keyboardist” award from the Tucson TAMMIES (Local Music Awards) in 2012, and two of his bands (Collin Shook Trio and Black Jackalope Ensemble) placed in 2nd and 3rd place in the “Jazz Band” category.
1st set 7:30-8:30 pm; 2nd set 9-10 pm
Admission: $10 general, $5 students with ID
One admission gets you into both sets!Categories: New Jazz
May25Saturday: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Born in Rome-Italy, Daniela sparks the imagination to all who listen. Her vocal stylings are inspired by the great jazz vocalists – Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.
Raised in New York, much of her training and experience had been with such jazz notables: Ed Thigpen, Barry Harris, Andy Simpkins, John Hammond and the late-great Lester Bass.
Daniela has also been seen and heard on Film and Television on such shows as the Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno and Arsenio Hall. Her vocal talents can also be heard on Lexus, Blockbuster Video, Timex, Bank Of Ohio w/James Earl Jones and many more. Also, live performances with David Lee Roth, Patty Austin, Jackson Browne and Patrice Rushen.
She released her first CD “Daniela Sings” recorded at the famous “Capitol Records” in Hollywood CA with the legendary Al Schmitt. “Daniela Sings” was considered for a “Grammy” in 2009. The “Los Angeles Music Awards” also nominated songs from the CD in two categories. Not bad for a first release! Featured on the CD – Joe Porcaro on drums, Jim Hughart on bass & John Chiodini on guitar creating a “world-class” jazz trio which Daniela continues to perform with.
Don’t miss Daniela in this special appearance!
Admission: $15 general; $12 seniors/JiA members; $8 students (one admission – two sets)
Click here for advance purchase of tickets.Categories: Mainstream Jazz
May26May 26 Jam Session: Ted Sistrunk-bass @ The NashSunday: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
House Band Leader: Ted Sistrunk-gass, with Raul Yañez-piano, Gannon Burlieh-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.
Admission: $5 general, $2 for singers and instrumentalists who sit inCategories: Jams