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Sep
25
Sun
September 25 Jam Session: Ioannis Goudelis @ The Nash
Sep 25 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Ioannis Goudelis-piano, Mario Mendivil-bass, John Lewis-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.

Sep
30
Fri
September 30: Brett Reed Trio & Friends @ The Nash
Sep 30 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Brett Reed-vibes, Bailey Zick-bass, Ryan Bell-drums, w/special guests Anita Crider-oboe and vocals, Mike Shellans-piano
Vibist Brett Reed fronts a dynamic new trio with bassist Bailey Zick and drummer Ryan Bell exploring the traditional trio setting but with vibes instead of the more common piano. Reed will also showcase his 4-mallet approach to the vibes playing unaccompanied solos and will be joined by his special guests for spirited duets. Anita Crider and Mike Shellans will also be featured with the band, expanding the available color palette for excursions on some classic tunes.
Oct
1
Sat
October 1: We Three – A Tribute to The Ink Spots @ The Nash
Oct 1 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Renee Grant Patrick-vocals, Suzanne Lansford-violin, Nicole Pesce-piano

When vocalist Renee Grant Patrick, daughter of the late George Grant (who traveled the world singing lead tenor for the Ink Spots in the 80’s & 90’s) lost her father in January of this year (2016), she combined talents with two other ladies to pay tribute to some of their favorite Ink Spot songs, one of them being “We Three”.

Expect to enjoy a night of nostalgia and more, when these three powerful talents come together!

Oct
2
Sun
October 2 Jam Session: Pam Morita @ The Nash
Oct 2 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Pam Morita-piano/bandleader, Bob Lashier-bass, Dom Moio-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.

Oct
5
Wed
October 5: Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Oct 5 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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THE SUPERSTITION JAZZ ORCHESTRA performing “ Music of the Modernists ”

Todays’ modern big band composers stretch traditional big band writing to something far beyond the dance band music of the 1930s and 40s. On October 5, The Superstitions Jazz Orchestra will feature music written by composers Clare Fischer, Bob Brookmeyer and Joe Henderson. Plus, they will premiere a new composition by Phoenix favorite, Michael Collins, and several new arrangements by composer Mike Crotty, including the Joe Henderson classic “Black Narcissus.” Joining them will be guest vocalist, Deater O’Neill, performing Ivan Lins’ “Love Dance” and Clare Fischer’s “Morning.”

Oct
7
Fri
October 7 The Nash Anniversary Weekend Private House Party: The Lewis Nash Big Apple Trio @ Private Home
Oct 7 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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Lewis Nash has hand-picked some of his favorite musicians whom he first met in New York City to celebrate the 4th Anniversary of The Nash – Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves. You are cordially invited to join in the 4th Anniversary Celebration of The Nash by attending 1, 2, or all 3 of these stellar events:

Friday @6 pm – Private House Party with The Lewis Nash Big Apple Trio – Larry Willis|Nat Reeves|Lewis Nash. Complimentary Hors d’oeurves, beer and wine. Seating limited to 75

Larry Willis (piano) is a true Renaissance Man from Harlem. At the age of 19, Willis was discovered and recruited by saxophonist Jackie McLean, and made his jazz recording debut on McLean’s Blue Note release, Right Now! The album also included two of Willis’ compositions. From that auspicious start, Willis went on to play with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, Carmen McRae, and Shirley Horn. From 1972 to ’79, Willis was the keyboardist for the fusion group Blood Sweat and Tears. He’s also been a crucial part of the Grammy-nominated Afro-Cuban jazz group Fort Apache. In all, Willis has appeared on 300-plus albums, with more than 20 recordings as a leader. www.mapleshaderecords.com/artists/larry_willis.php

Nat Reeves (bass) has made a strong impact on the jazz world over the past three decades, both as a top musician and educator. Early in his career, Reeves performed with Jackie McLean, Benny Golson, Donald Byrd, Art Taylor, Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Kirkland, Walter Davis, Walter Bishop, Larry Willis and Kenny Drew. He became a longtime member of Kenny Garrett’s group in 1994; and in recent times has worked and recorded with many of the who’s who of jazz, including Pharoah Sanders, George Coleman, Eric Alexander, Steve Davis, Harold Mabern, George Cables, David Hazeltine, Anthony Wonsey, Joe Farnsworth among many others.  www.natreeves.com

Lewis Nash (drums), namesake of The Nash, was the “first call” jazz drummer in his native Phoenix at the age of 21, working with Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Red Garland, Lee Konitz, Barney Kessell and Slide Hampton. In 1981, Nash moved to New York City and joined the trio of great jazz vocalist Betty Carter. He finished out the decade playing with Ron Carter, Branford Marsalis, J.J. Johnson, Don Pullen and George Adams, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Art Farmer, Clark Terry and Milt Jackson.  For the next decade, Lewis was a member of the Tommy Flanagan Trio, and was featured on seven CD recordings. He also toured and recorded with both the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. His 500+ discography includes projects with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Benny Carter, Hank Jones and John Lewis, as well as new jazz stars Diana Krall, Joe Lovano and Roy Hargrove. Nash is also featured on recordings by Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Nancy Wilson, Kenny Rankin, Melissa Manchester and George Michael. In 2007, the Mayor presented Nash with the Key to the City of Phoenix, and the Governor proclaimed Lewis Nash Day in honor of his achievements as a musician and world ambassador for the American art form of jazz. In 2009, Modern Drummer Magazine proclaimed Nash as the most valuable player in jazz. More at www.lewisnash.com 

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Friday, October 7 @ 6:00 pm Private House Party Featuring The Lewis Nash Big Apple Trio: Lewis Nash, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine  Admission – $75

Saturday, October 8 @ 7:00 pm and 9:15 pm The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet: Lewis Nash, Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves  VIP Table Sponsors – $1,000 – You pick Front Row VIP Table for 4 (only 4 tables available – please call (602) 686-7481)  Premium Table Seats (2nd Row) – $99  Table Seats (3rd Row) – $89  2-Person Round Tables (4th Row) – $79  HiTop Counter Seats – $79  Premium Gallery Seats – $79  Gallery Seats – $69  Row Seats – $49  Student Rush Special – Students under the age of 25 with current student ID may purchase Gallery Seats for $29 with special code before October 1st (subject to availability)

Sunday, October 9 @ 7:00 pm George Garzone with the Scottsdale Community College Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Eric Rasmussen, with a special appearance by Lewis Nash  Open Seating – $25  Student Rush Special – Students under the age of 25 with current student ID may purchase Gallery Seats for $15 with special code before October 1st (subject to availability)

Patron Badge Get premium seats at all 3 events and show your support for The Nash!  “Patron Badge” Ticket Packages for the weekend are $250 and include premium seating for all three Anniversary Weekend Concerts, wine and hors d’oeuvres for the October 7th event and a “Meet and Greet” with Lewis Nash. The Patron Badge includes a $50 contribution to The Nash to support jazz programs. – $250/person

For general questions on ticketing, call (602) 795-0464; for purchase of Row 1 Table seats or technical issues call (602) 686-7481

October 7 First Friday: Fire Spice HOT HOT! @ The Nash
Oct 7 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
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Alan Acosta-alto sax, Alex Yuwen-tenor sax, Matt Williams-Hammond B3, Jacob Lauxman-guitar, Caleb Michel-drums

Fire Spice HOT HOT is a classic Hammond B3 Organ quintet that provides endless groove, soul, and spicy HOT swing.

 

Oct
8
Sat
October 8 The Nash 4th Anniversary Weekend: The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet @ The Nash
Oct 8 @ 7:00 PM – 11:15 PM

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Tickets on sale now! CLICK ON DATES BELOW FOR TICKETS

Lewis Nash has hand-picked some of his favorite musicians whom he first met in New York City to celebrate the 4th Anniversary of The Nash – Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves. You are cordially invited to join in the 4th Anniversary Celebration of The Nash by attending 1, 2, or all 3 of these stellar events:

Saturday @ 7 & 9:15 pm – The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet: Lewis Nash, Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves 

Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone) has been characterized by critics as “one of the great treats in jazz.” Boasting a warm, finely burnished tone and a robust melodic and harmonic imagination, Alexander is known for his sophisticated hard bop and post-bop style, reminiscent of Dexter Gordon and George Coleman, but clearly his own. He has appeared on scores of records as a leader, sideman, producer and composer. “The people I listened to in college are still the cats that are influencing me today,” says Alexander. “Monk, Dizzy, Sonny Stitt, Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Joe Henderson–the legacy left by Bird and all the bebop pioneers, that language and that feel, that’s the bread and butter of everything I do.” www.ericalexanderjazz.com

Steve Davis (trombone) is long renowned for his rich sound of sumptuous lyricism, intonation and an impeccable sense of swing. Testimonials to Steve’s luminous talent are filled with superlatives from virtually everyone with whom he’s played. Freddie Hubbard (“one of the greatest trombone players in the world”), James Moody (“his solos never cease to amaze me’) and Chick Corea (“some of the most melodic improvisations ever heard in jazz”), are just three of a veritable who’s who of jazz giants like Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Ron Carter, Hank Jones who shared those opinions. Davis regards the immortal J.J. Johnson as a colossal influence on his playing, writing, and overall approach to the music. www.stevedavis.info

Larry Willis (piano) is a true Renaissance Man from Harlem. At the age of 19, Willis was discovered and recruited by saxophonist Jackie McLean, and made his jazz recording debut on McLean’s Blue Note release, Right Now! The album also included two of Willis’ compositions. From that auspicious start, Willis went on to play with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, Carmen McRae, and Shirley Horn. From 1972 to ’79, Willis was the keyboardist for the fusion group Blood Sweat and Tears. He’s also been a crucial part of the Grammy-nominated Afro-Cuban jazz group Fort Apache. In all, Willis has appeared on 300-plus albums, with more than 20 recordings as a leader. www.mapleshaderecords.com/artists/larry_willis.php

Nat Reeves (bass) has made a strong impact on the jazz world over the past three decades, both as a top musician and educator. Early in his career, Reeves performed with Jackie McLean, Benny Golson, Donald Byrd, Art Taylor, Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Kirkland, Walter Davis, Walter Bishop, Larry Willis and Kenny Drew. He became a longtime member of Kenny Garrett’s group in 1994; and in recent times has worked and recorded with many of the who’s who of jazz, including Pharoah Sanders, George Coleman, Eric Alexander, Steve Davis, Harold Mabern, George Cables, David Hazeltine, Anthony Wonsey, Joe Farnsworth among many others.  www.natreeves.com

Lewis Nash (drums), namesake of The Nash, was the “first call” jazz drummer in his native Phoenix at the age of 21, working with Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Red Garland, Lee Konitz, Barney Kessell and Slide Hampton. In 1981, Nash moved to New York City and joined the trio of great jazz vocalist Betty Carter. He finished out the decade playing with Ron Carter, Branford Marsalis, J.J. Johnson, Don Pullen and George Adams, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Art Farmer, Clark Terry and Milt Jackson.  For the next decade, Lewis was a member of the Tommy Flanagan Trio, and was featured on seven CD recordings. He also toured and recorded with both the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. His 500+ discography includes projects with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Benny Carter, Hank Jones and John Lewis, as well as new jazz stars Diana Krall, Joe Lovano and Roy Hargrove. Nash is also featured on recordings by Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Nancy Wilson, Kenny Rankin, Melissa Manchester and George Michael. In 2007, the Mayor presented Nash with the Key to the City of Phoenix, and the Governor proclaimed Lewis Nash Day in honor of his achievements as a musician and world ambassador for the American art form of jazz. In 2009, Modern Drummer Magazine proclaimed Nash as the most valuable player in jazz. More at www.lewisnash.com 

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Friday, October 7 @ 6:00 pm Private House Party Featuring The Lewis Nash Big Apple Trio: Lewis Nash, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine  Admission – $75

Saturday, October 8 @ 7:00 pm and 9:15 pm The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet: Lewis Nash, Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves  VIP Table Sponsors – $1,000 – You pick Front Row VIP Table for 4 (only 4 tables available – please call (602) 686-7481)  Premium Table Seats (2nd Row) – $99  Table Seats (3rd Row) – $89  2-Person Round Tables (4th Row) – $79  HiTop Counter Seats – $79  Premium Gallery Seats – $79  Gallery Seats – $69  Row Seats – $49  Student Rush Special – Students under the age of 25 with current student ID may purchase Gallery Seats for $29 with special code before October 1st (subject to availability)

Sunday, October 9 @ 7:00 pm George Garzone with the Scottsdale Community College Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Eric Rasmussen, with a special appearance by Lewis Nash  Open Seating – $25  Student Rush Special – Students under the age of 25 with current student ID may purchase Gallery Seats for $15 with special code before October 1st (subject to availability)

Patron Badge Get premium seats at all 3 events and show your support for The Nash!  “Patron Badge” Ticket Packages for the weekend are $250 and include premium seating for all three Anniversary Weekend Concerts, wine and hors d’oeuvres for the October 7th event and a “Meet and Greet” with Lewis Nash. The Patron Badge includes a $50 contribution to The Nash to support jazz programs. – $250/person

For general questions on ticketing, call (602) 795-0464; for purchase of Row 1 Table seats or technical issues call (602) 686-7481

Oct
9
Sun
October 9 The Nash 4th Anniversary Weekend: George Garzone w/ The SCC Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Oct 9 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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Sunday @7 pm – George Garzone with the Scottsdale Community College Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Eric Rasmussen,with a special appearance by Lewis Nash.

George Garzone (tenor saxophone) is a member of the Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti. A veteran jazzman, Garzone has appeared on more than 20 recordings. In addition, Garzone has guested in many situations, touring Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and performing with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z, and John Patitucci among others. Garzone is well-known as a sought-after jazz educator, who, in addition to teaching at Berklee, has taught at the New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, New York University, and the Manhattan School of Music. Students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates, and Danilo Perez, to name a few. www.georgegarzone.com

The Scottsdale Community College Jazz Orchestra performs a broad variety of styles and genres of music from Early Jazz to Contemporary and Fusion Styles. This ensemble has completed five European tours: twice appearing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. Eric Rasmussen (saxophonist/composer is a leading source of inspiration to the next generation of jazz musicians at The Nash and throughout the Valley. He earned his Masters of Music degree in Jazz Performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston; then studied with Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Danilo Perez and Paul Bley. Rasmussen received his BFA in Jazz Performance from California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, where he studied with Charlie Haden, Joe Labarbera and Roscoe Mitchell. Rasmussen has served as adjunct faculty for Mesa Community College, Paradise Valley Community College and was the Music Director for Young Sounds of Arizona. Currently, he is the Director of Instrumental Music at Scottsdale Community College.

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Friday, October 7 @ 6:00 pm Private House Party Featuring The Lewis Nash Big Apple Trio: Lewis Nash, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine  Admission – $75

Saturday, October 8 @ 7:00 pm and 9:15 pm The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet: Lewis Nash, Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves  VIP Table Sponsors – $1,000 – You pick Front Row VIP Table for 4 (only 4 tables available – please call (602) 686-7481)  Premium Table Seats (2nd Row) – $99  Table Seats (3rd Row) – $89  2-Person Round Tables (4th Row) – $79  HiTop Counter Seats – $79  Premium Gallery Seats – $79  Gallery Seats – $69  Row Seats – $49  Student Rush Special – Students under the age of 25 with current student ID may purchase Gallery Seats for $29 with special code before October 1st (subject to availability)

Sunday, October 9 @ 7:00 pm George Garzone with the Scottsdale Community College Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Eric Rasmussen, with a special appearance by Lewis Nash  Open Seating – $25  Student Rush Special – Students under the age of 25 with current student ID may purchase Gallery Seats for $15 with special code before October 1st (subject to availability)

Patron Badge Get premium seats at all 3 events and show your support for The Nash!  “Patron Badge” Ticket Packages for the weekend are $250 and include premium seating for all three Anniversary Weekend Concerts, wine and hors d’oeuvres for the October 7th event and a “Meet and Greet” with Lewis Nash. The Patron Badge includes a $50 contribution to The Nash to support jazz programs. – $250/person

For general questions on ticketing, call (602) 795-0464; for purchase of Row 1 Table seats or technical issues call (602) 686-7481

 

Oct
14
Fri
October 14: Eric Rasmussen New Quartet @ The Nash
Oct 14 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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photo by Diane Banyai

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Eric Rasmussen-sax, Ross Lewicki-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Caleb Michel-drums

Featuring new compositions and arrangements by Eric Rasmussen

Oct
15
Sat
October 15: John Raymond & Real Feels @ The Nash
Oct 15 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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John Raymond & Real Feels (w/ Gilad Hekselman and Colin Stranahan)

John Raymond-trumpet, Gilad Hekelsman-guitar, Colin Stranahan-drums

“Electrifyingly new and strangely familiar at the same time…with his mix of modern sounds and old-fashioned feeling, Raymond is steering jazz in the right direction.” (Downbeat Magazine) 

Labeled “a prepossessing young trumpet player…” (New York Times), John Raymond has been making a name for himself as one of the most promising, up-and-coming jazz musicians in New York. Originally from Minneapolis, MN, John has performed with some of most well-respected names in jazz including Billy Hart, Orrin Evans, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ethan Iverson, and Linda Oh among others. John was included in the “Rising Star Trumpet” category in Downbeat Magazine’s 2016 Critic’s Poll, and was also awarded the 2015 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award presented by ASCAP. He has recently been a featured artist at the FONT Festival and NYC Winter Jazz Festival, and has also performed at notable events such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival and on NPR’s Toast of the Nation.

His latest album – “Real Feels” – was released in February 2016 to widespread acclaim, including a ★★★★1/2 star review from Downbeat. The album brings together a unique band that includes rising stars Gilad Hekselman (guitar) and Colin Stranahan (drums). With Raymond at the helm solely on flugelhorn, the bass-less group puts a fresh spin on familiar songs, many of them stemming from Raymond’s roots as a Midwesterner.  From American folk songs like Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land,” to classic hymns such as “Amazing Grace,” to Lennon & McCartney’s “Blackbird,” to Thom Yorke’s indie-rocker “Atoms for Peace,” the music undoubtedly evokes a nostalgia for the past. However, “Real Feels” is far from being antiquated; the band’s improvisational, free-wheeling, keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of approach to the music makes the songs feel entirely relevant.

John’s new album “Real Feels – Live Vol. 1” (out October 7, 2016) is a natural extension of “Real Feels,” combining six live recordings of the band from their 20+ city CD release tour in early 2016. Showcasing the almost telepathic chemistry between the musicians, “Live Vol. 1” only further displays how infectious the group’s music is for audiences all across the country.

For more information, please visit John’s website www.johnraymondmusic.net

Oct
16
Sun
October 16 Jam Session: Lenny Roberts @ The Nash
Oct 16 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Lenny Roberts-sax/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.

Oct
21
Fri
October 21: Boneyard @ The Nash
Oct 21 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Carole Pellatt-guitars, Dom Moio-drums, Todd Johnson-bass, Joe Garcia-percussion

“The “BE COOL” tour from Carole Pellatt & Boneyard offers the band’s brand of hip, eclectic, guitar instrumentals, served on a palate of changing textures and styles, and spiced with a cool cuban twist offered by percussionist Joe Garcia. It’s time to BE COOL with Carole Pellatt & Boneyard.”

Oct
22
Sat
October 22: The Dan Delaney Jazz Trio @ The Nash
Oct 22 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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

Join us for an evening of  “SONGS BEFORE OUR TIME”.  Old Jazz Standards not often heard put forth with the unique chemistry of this special TRIO.  With a long history of many memorable gigs together be sure to be part of the next one.

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.

Oct
23
Sun
October 23 Jam Session: Matt Williams @ The Nash
Oct 23 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Matt Williams-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.

Oct
29
Sat
October 29: Fred Forney Quintet plays the music of Herbie Hancock @ The Nash
Oct 29 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Fred Forney-trumpet/flugelhorn, Brice Winston-saxophones, Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums

Long-time Valley first-call trumpeter Fred Forney and his quintet pay homage to legendary pianist & composer, Herbie Hancock.

Oct
30
Sun
October 30 Jam Session: Russell Schmidt @ The Nash
Oct 30 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Russell Schmidt-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-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.

Nov
4
Fri
November 4 First Friday: Will Goble performs Ellington @ The Nash
Nov 4 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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Alan Acosta-alto sax, Mike Kocour- piano, Will Goble-bass, Dom Moio-drums

It’s First Friday! Stop by the Olney Gallery to see new art inspired by Duke Ellington created by artists Bob Martin and Louis Giordano. Then check out jazz bassist Will Goble and his combo playing Duke Ellington’s music all night at The Nash as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Duke Ellington’s historic “Sacred Concert” in Phoenix.

Nov
9
Wed
November 9: Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Band @ The Nash
Nov 9 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Nash is proud to present the Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Big Band as part of the festivities surrounding the 50th Anniversary of Duke Ellington’s historic “Sacred Concert” in Phoenix.

The Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Big Band has been recognized by Downbeat Magazine as “the top community jazz ensemble in the nation.” Composed of high school students from the Tucson area, the Band has won top positions in competitions from coast to coast, including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival in NYC and The Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey CA.