The Nash

Oct
2
Thu
October 2 Special Event: Pincushioned & Static Announcements @ The Nash
Oct 2 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Pincushioned is: Barry Moon & Doug Nottingham

Since 2007 they have been working from a remote/suburban desert bunker melding digital sounds and images with their analog counterparts- beating drums, destroying guitars, spinning dials, sliding faders, writing software, building instruments and projecting bizarre imagery. These garbage-pickers of music and art exploit anything/everything: Jay Z, Xenakis or Rembrandt are no safer than Shostakovich, the Butthole Surfers or Bill Viola from their synthesizing/thieving hands. http://www.pincushioned.net/

Static Announcements is: Josh Bennett, Keith Kelly & Ryan Anthony

Based on the idea that free improvisation can exist with cohesion, care, and attention to harmonic texture and that acoustic instruments can be blended with electronic processing to create a new and exciting musical experience Static Announcements is constantly looking for what is to come. With backgrounds in Jazz, Rock, Classical, Avant-garde, and Pop each member brings their personal experience to the listener in a thoughtful way. http://staticannouncements.bandcamp.com/

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Oct
3
Fri
October 3 First Friday: John Sims Quartet @ The Nash
Oct 3 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

John Sims

John Sims – bass, Eric Rasmussen – alto sax, Mike Kocour – piano, Wes Anderson – drums

Bassist John Sims played his first professional gig at 16 and has since then thoroughly enjoyed playing music, whether jazz or classical. He was a member of the 2006 Arizona All-state jazz band, as well as a member of the Young Sounds of Arizona from 2005-2007, and is featured on one of their CDs. He attended ASU on a full-ride, talent-based scholarship, played in the ASU Concert Jazz Band, as well as the ASU Symphony Orchestra and various other groups. He has gone on to play with some of the most talented musicians in jazz including Michael Kocour, Eric Rasmussen, Ohad Talmor, Dan Weiss, Lucas Pino, Tamir Hendelman, Ron McCurdy,  and jazz saxophone legend Lee Konitz. John also performs frequently around the valley with other local musicians and as a leader with his own ensembles. He won 2nd place in the classical Arizona Bass Players Concerto Competition and represented Arizona twice in the Grenoble, France Youth World Music festival. John was also honored to be able to perform at the legendary jazz venue the “Jazz Showcase” to open up for jazz master Benny Golson.

As an educator, John’s students (both bass players and other instruments) have frequently performed in some of the highest performance groups available to them in all categories of music including multiple admissions into All-State Jazz Bands and Symphony Orchestras. John enjoys pushing his students to reach new intellectual and musical heights and is very honored and privileged to be working at Scottsdale Community College with some of the young up and coming jazz visionaries. Within the realm of music John also enjoys playing and teaching piano, arranging music, and composing originals. John is also pursuing a degree in Economics at ASU with a minor in Mathematics, which he also enjoys teaching. Some hobbies that he gets to enjoy in his occasional (actually, very rare) spare time are astronomy, and Muay Thai/Kickboxing.

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Oct
4
Sat
October 4 Mainstream Jazz: Pam Morita @ The Nash
Oct 4 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Pam Morita – piano, Ted Sistrunk – bass, John Lewis – drums

Pam Morita got hit with the jazz bug as a graduate classical piano student when she heard Joe Williams sing with the Count Basie Band at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The band swung so hard that it influenced Pam to pursue a career in jazz piano and voice. At that moment she knew she had to play jazz!

A professional pianist/singer in Chicago since 1980, Pam played at the Drake Hotel, Park Hyatt Hotel, the Fairmont, the Palmer House as well as well known jazz clubs as Andy’s and the Green Mill. In 1985 she traveled to Sweden where she played/sang in clubs around the country as well as onboard the Silja Line Cruise Boat, which sailed between Helsinki and Stockholm. In 1994, she moved to Norway where she met such Swedish jazz artists as Ronnie Gardiner and Johan Setterlind who recorded her first CD, “Strings that…” with her. She also met Doris Spears, a jazz singer from New Jersey, who collaborated with Pam to record her CD, “The Duchess”. They did a musical tour together traveling throughout Scandinavia.

In 2000, Pam moved to Phoenix primarily because her parents lived there. Since moving to the Valley, she has played in the C.C. Jones Orchestra and performed with such musicians as Dennis Rowland, Sherry Roberson, Felix Sainz, Dave Grale, Dennis Sexton, Paul-Eirik Melhus, Richard Palalay, Andy Gross, and Paul Anderson. She continues to work as  free- lance musician and play at such places as Eddie V’s and the Silverleaf Country Club.  She is an adjunct professor at Paradise Valley Community College and Musical Director at Asbury United Methodist Church.

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Oct
5
Sun
October 5 Jam Session: Ioannis Goudelis @ The Nash
Oct 5 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Ioannis Goudelis – piano, Ted Sistrunk – 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.

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Oct
9
Thu
October 9 Special Event: Doublers Collective @ The Nash
Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Doublers Collective is
Monica Shriver – piccolo, flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, and tenor sax
Mike Crotty – piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, clarinet, sopraninno sax, soprano sax, and alto sax.
Elliot Ventimiglia – flute, clarinet, and alto sax
Adam Roberts – flute, clarinet, soprano sax, and tenor sax
Paul Brewer – flute, bass clarinet, alto sax, bari sax and bass sax
Michael Collins – Piano
Theodore Sistrunk – Bass
John Lewis – Drums

Join Doublers Collective for a special event featuring brand new compositions by Mike Crotty and Michael Collins. Come down and enjoy a night of woodwind craziness, intense improvisations, new music and old favorites!

Doublers Collective’s mission is to present concerts, performance clinics and perform community outreach through music that features woodwinds – saxophones, flutes, clarinets and bassoon – and encourage their study and use by musicians and students of all ages. We perform original compositions and arrangements written specifically for this instrumentation by some of jazz’ top composers. Find out more at www.doublerscollective.com

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Oct
10
Fri
October 10 Contemporary Jazz: Bob Ravenscroft Inner Journeys Trio @ The Nash
Oct 10 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Inner Journeys Trio

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Bob Ravenscroft – piano/keyboards, Dwight Killian – bass, Rob Moore – drums

Bob Ravenscroft, the widely-acclaimed jazz keyboardist and composer, is all about a lifelong pursuit of making great jazz music and exploring new ground. The Arizona Republic recently named his trio “Best Jazz Group.”

Ravenscroft’s unique playing style has been described as everything from sensitive and seasoned to far-ranging and free or “impressionistic.” Whatever it is, it’s always “something else!”

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Oct
11
Sat
October 11 Mainstream Jazz: Royce Murray Jazz Ensemble @ The Nash
Oct 11 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Royce Murray-B3 Organ, Jermaine Lockhart-sax, Eric Bart-guitar, Tim Robinson-drums

Royce Murray’s career has included playing organ for ABC, CBS and NBC television soap operas. As an accomplished songwriter, he collaborated with R&B icon Barry White in the 1970’s. Royce has opened for Tony Monaco, Joey DeFransesco and the legendary Jimmy Smith. He has toured with Blues Hall of Fame artist “Big Pete” Pearson. In 2007 Royce’s jazz ensemble performed at the renowned Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit, Michigan and at the La Crosse Jazz Festival in Wisconsin. In the summer of 2007 Royce’s debut CD/DVD entitle “Now’s the Time”, was release on the AMEC record label.

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Oct
12
Sun
October 12 Jam Session: Chris Finet @ The Nash
Oct 12 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Photo by Diane Banyai

Photo by Diane Banyai

Chris Finet – bass/bandleader, Nick Manson – piano, Scott Sadlon – 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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Oct
15
Wed
October 15 Special Event: Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Oct 15 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Superstition Jazz Orchestra, based at Phoenix College and under the direction of Milas Yoes, is a group of professional and community jazz musicians.

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Oct
16
Thu
October 16 Special Latin Jazz Event: Carmela y Más @ The Nash
Oct 16 @ 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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