The Nash

Apr
28
Tue
April 28: Scottsdale Community College Jazz Combos @ The Nash
Apr 28 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Scottsdale Community College Big Band

Scottsdale Community College Big Band

SCC Jazz Combos under the direction of Eric Rasmussen

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Apr
29
Wed
April 29 Jazz Appreciation Event: Exploring the Jazz Masters of the Trumpet @ The Nash
Apr 29 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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Exploring the Jazz Masters of the Trumpet
April 29, 10:00-11:30am (Rescheduled from April 8th)
Cost: $25
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ASU jazz instructor Dr. Jeffrey Libman will examine the lives and music of a selection of great trumpet players. The class is intended for jazz aficionados and those who would like to learn more about jazz. Instruments not required! The class will consist primarily of active listening to exemplary recordings with interspersed guided discussion. Come learn about jazz masters such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis.

April 29: GUHS District Honor Jazz Band & The Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Apr 29 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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*Parents, please select a Student ticket for yourself at check out

GUHSD Honor Jazz Band & SUPERSTITION JAZZ ORCHESTRA (Milas Yoes, Director)

 Benefiting Bill Humbert

GUHSD JAZZ BAND DIRECTORS: Gabe Lugo-Apollo, Aaron Vaughn-Cortez, Steve Alguire-Glendale, Andy Vogt-Greenway, Mike Walton-Independence, Gordon Williford-Moon Valley, Andy La Rusch-Sunnyslope, Kris Hutson-Thunderbird, Jason Landaiche-Washington

Honor Jazz Band Roster

Saxophones

Alto 1: Caleb Lenyard-Thunderbird, Alto 2 ; Carter Szukala-Greenway, Tenor 1: Tyler Portela-Thunderbird, Tenor 2: Allison Michael-Greenway, Bari: Chelsea Kosiba-Thunderbird

Trumpets

Zane Ferrin-Thunderbird, Erik Struckmeyer-Thunderbird, Kaylee Taylor-Thunderbird, Gilberto Longoria-Independence, Devon Mosier-Greenway

Trombones

Chris Clements-Thunderbird, Andy Quach-Glendale, Andres Jaramillo-Independence, Michael Mahaffy-Thunderbird

Rhythm

Keyboard: Steven Karp-Greenway, Guitar: Shawn Thomas-Thunderbird, Bass: Sophie Alexander-Thunderbird, Drums: Andrew Lineweaver-Apollo

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Apr
30
Thu
April 30 International Jazz Day: Celebrating the Centennial of Billy Strayhorn w/ Sonoran Serenade Big Band @ The Nash
Apr 30 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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For International Jazz Day, The Nash joins centennial events occurring all around the globe to celebrate the legendary Billy Strayhorn.  The pianist, arranger and composer and long-time collaborator with Duke Ellington, Strayhorn is best known for his classics, “Lush Life,” “Take The ‘A’ Train” and “Chelsea Bridge”.  The 20 piece Sonoran Serenade Big Band, led by Mike Crotty, performs the best of Strayhorn for an all-out, blow-out, Big Band BASH for the grand finale of April’s festivities.

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May
1
Fri
May 1 First Friday: Dowell Davis @ The Nash
May 1 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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Dowell Davis – drums, Ioannis Goudelis – piano, Will Gaines – bass

Dowell Davis – “D” to his fellow players, has graced national and international stages with his drumming since 1983. Having professionally played a variety of musical styles from Zydeco to Jazz, Funk to Blues, and Rock to R & B, D has an innate understanding of grooving.

Sorry – NO BYOB at this event

May
2
Sat
May 2 Mainstream Jazz: Art Lande @ The Nash
May 2 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Art Lande – piano, Dwight Kilian – bass, Dom Moio – drums

Grammy-nominated Art Lande is an internationally known pianist, composer, improviser, drummer and educator who has performed with a long list of the Who’s Who in jazz, including Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, Steve Swallow, Charlie Haden, Kenny Wheeler, Sheila Jordan, Mark Isham, Paul McCandless, Jan Garbarek and many others.

His band, Rubisa Patrol, was formed in the mid 70’s and worked through 1983, traveling to Europe often and recording with ECM Records. After teaching for three years in Switzerland, Lande moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he played a weekly performance for 15 years! Each week had different music and drew from a large list of different bands, members and seasonal special guests from nearly everywhere. Live performances are not to be missed, an occasion full of musical adventure and inspiration, spontaneity, warmth and soul.

Art is also well known for his innovative approaches to teaching piano, improvisation and ear training. He currently has many regular students in Boulder and often travels internationally for workshops, camps and performances.


Bassist Dwight Kilian grew up in Kansas, the “heartland” of America. He started his musical journey by playing guitar, which led to tuba and finally to electric and acoustic bass. He graduated from Russell High School in 1981 and received a Bachelor of Music degree from Wichita State University in 1986. From 1982 to 1988, Dwight was a “Kansas Jazz Artist in Residence” and a member of the “Kansas Touring Arts”. He also taught jazz bass at WSU, Bethel College, and Hutchinson Community College. In 1988 he moved to Denver CO. and free-lanced with local and national artists.

Dwight has performed with many top jazz artists such as Benny Green, Nicholas Payton, Sheila Jordan, Art Lande, Herbie Mann, Teddy Edwards, Mark Murphy, Ernie Watts, Richie Cole, Mose Allison, Myra Melford, Jerry Hahn, Milcho Leviev, Claudio Slon, Paul McCandless, Nick Brignola, Lee Konitz, Ken Peplowski, Bob Florence, Lennie Niehaus, and Marvin Stamm. He has performed at many of the major jazz festivals in the Midwest and also at the Holland Blues Festival.

Dwight relocated to Phoenix Arizona, in November of 1998, as bassist with the Discovery Jazz Trio at The Boulders Resort in Carefree AZ for six years. He currently freelances throughout the valley doing Jazz Concerts with some of the area’s top musicians. Dwight’s festival performances while living in Arizona include: 1999 Wichita Jazz Festival, Carefree Music Festival from 2003 to 2007, and the Prescott Jazz Summit from 2003 to 2006. While in the valley he’s taught Jazz Bass at Glendale Community College, Mesa Community College, Southwestern Christian College and Arizona State University from 1999 to 2006. In 2005 Dwight became Music Director of Music Serving the Word Ministries and the bassist for Inner Journeys led by pianist Bob Ravenscroft.


Dom Moio started playing drums in the fifth grade. His first teacher Dick Demers started Dom on his way both as a player and teacher.

In 1975 he went to New York to study with studio master Bernard Purdie. Then to Boston in 1976 to study with Jazz great Alan Dawson. Dom’s first book Be Bop Phrasing for Drums was dedicated to Alan.

Before leaving the East Coast Dom had the opportunity to play with Jazz greats Don Doane, Clark Terry, Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna, and many other players from the New England area.

in 1978 Dom left for Reno Nevada with guitar player brother Bill, where he soon started working the casino circuit. 1980-1984 he was the house drummer for the MGM Grand and Hello Hollywood Hello Show.

While in Reno other show gigs included, Joan Rivers, Tony Orlando, Shirley Jones, Debbie Reynolds , to name a few. Dom also kept busy with west coast jazz players like, Don Menza, Red Holloway, Herb Ellis, Joe Diorio, Ahmad Jamal.

In 1988 Dom made Phoenix his home and has been busy ever since. Now in his twentieth year at Arizona State University’s Jazz Faculty as well as Mesa Community College he keeps a very busy teaching and gigging schedule.


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May
3
Sun
May 3 Jam Session: Mike Ozuna @ The Nash
May 3 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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photo by Diane Banyai

Mike Ozuna – guitar/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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May
5
Tue
May 5: Scottsdale Community College Jazz Combos @ The Nash
May 5 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Scottsdale Community College Big Band

Scottsdale Community College Big Band

SCC Jazz Combos under the direction of Eric Rasmussen

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May
7
Thu
May 7: Phoenix College Big Band @ The Nash
May 7 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

more info to come…

May
8
Fri
May 8 Contemporary Jazz: Running From Bears @ The Nash
May 8 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Running from Bears (Eric Rasmussen-alto saxophone, Keith Kelly-tenor/baritone sax, Jeff Libman-guitar, Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums)

Forged from a dangerous combination of modern jazz, iron ore and rabies, Running From Bears came into being after a fateful lightning storm in early summer of 2009 (A.D.) This Phoenix area jazz sextet both thrills audiences with its inventive, complex sound and instills in them an unwavering fear of the bears that continue to roam the earth while fueled by an unquenchable flesh-lust.

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May
9
Sat
May 9 Mainstream Jazz: Pete Pancrazi Quartet @ The Nash
May 9 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Pete Pancrazi – guitar/vocals, Nick Manson – piano, Todd Johnson – bass, Dom Moio – drums

Pete Pancrazi has studied and performed music for most of his life. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor of music degree in jazz performance. Being named by Downbeat Magazine as “one to watch” and a guitar player “deserving greater attention” is no surprise to those who have heard him perform.

Pete has been “one to watch” in the Phoenix area since taking up residence here in 1990. Through the years, he has cultivated a large and loyal following. Audiences enjoy his nimble guitar work and warm vocals in settings ranging from solo performances at venues in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area to the complexity of his quartet at the Desert Botanical Gardens jazz series. Pete continues to delight audiences with a growing repertoire of original compositions, presented in performance alongside straight-ahead and Latin jazz sounds. He has released four CDs to date and looks forward to his next recording project.

In addition to being a popular performer, Pete is also a sought-after private teacher and clinician. He’s been an artist roster member for the Arizona Commission on the Arts for 10 years and is currently on staff at Mesa Community College, where he teaches jazz theory, jazz combo and guitar.

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May
10
Sun
May 10 Jam Session: Jeff Libman @ The Nash
May 10 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
photo by Bill Goodman

photo by Bill Goodman

Jeff Libman – guitar/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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May
11
Mon
May 11: NAU Jazz Ensemble One & Perry HS Jazz Band @ The Nash
May 11 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

more info to come…

May
12
Tue
May 12: South Mountain Community College Latin Jazz Band @ The Nash
May 12 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The South Mountain Latin Jazz Band, under the direction of Eddie Gaona, focuses on playing the exiting rhythms of Latin fused with Jazz. The two most influential mixers are Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music. This combined with Jazz comes across as passionate, intense, powerful and exiting!

Eddie Gaona has been a music educator for over 35 years, a professional trumpet player, an arranger and the leader of a Latin band. Eddie is currently music director and theory instructor at South Mountain Community College.

Vocal
Sara Libby

Sax Section
Dr. Mark Lanus Alto Sax/ Flute
Mike Wojociechowicz Alto Sax/ Flute
Larry Muños Tenor Sax
Matt Pitts Tenor Sax
Jeff Ofner Bari Sax

Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Nicholas Papagalos
Gabriel Bey
Dr. Carlos Bejerano
Simon Gaona

Trombone
Luis Piano
David Ginn
Rebecca Wynn
Bob Sampson

Rhythm section
Marco Soto Piano
Felix Sainz Bass
Sal Cafiero Drum set
Frank Favela Conga
Abel Valentino Timbales

Director Eddie Gaona

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May
14
Thu
May 14 Special Event: Khani Cole @ The Nash
May 14 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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“Khani Cole…the voice of Phoenix!” – George Benson

“Khani’s soulful alto reveals uncommon emotion and strength.” –Jazz Times Magazine

Khani Cole’s assent into the national and international consciousness began after relocating to Phoenix, Arizona from her native Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1992.

The move, which initiated many personal changes, sparked the inception of her very first release, Piece Of My Soul, on Fahrenheit Records. Piece Of My Soul was an album with great depth harmonically and lyrically and was quite a departure from the production and performance trends heard on NAC (Smooth Jazz) radio at that time. The release caught on nationwide; specifically in markets with a more liberal radio philosophy. Piece Of My Soul featured jazz greats, Brian Bromberg, Joey DeFrancesco and Marco Russo among others, as Khani and her band toured the summer of ’97 and were met with an overwhelming positive response.

In 2007, after an unprecedented 10.5 year run at the world renowned Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, Khani realized another dream when she opened her own music venue in Scottsdale, Voce Lounge. Voce featured some of the finest regional, local and international talent.

Khani states: “We booked great artists and let them be artists without the restraints often associated with venues that book music as an after-thought.”

Recent highlights for Khani have included, a performance with the legendary George Benson at the Hollywood Bowl ~ 2010 Playboy Jazz Festival as well as, a three week Spring 2011 tour of Denmark and Germany.

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May
15
Fri
May 15 Contemporary Jazz: Raul Yañez @ The Nash
May 15 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

more info to come…

May
16
Sat
May 16 Mainstream Jazz: Doublers Collective @ The Nash
May 16 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Doublers Collective is excited to return to The Nash for a special event! Please join us on Saturday, May 16th at 7:30. We will be performing old Doublers Collective favorites and premiering two brand new pieces. Don’t miss one of the few opportunities to see this exciting group live!

Doublers Collective is:
Monica Shriver – Woodwinds
Mike Crotty – Woodwinds
Elliot Ventimiglia – Woodwinds
Adam Roberts – Woodwinds
Paul Brewer – Woodwinds
Michael Collins – Piano
Ted Sistrunk – Bass
Cleve Huff – Drums
with Special Guest: 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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May
17
Sun
May 17 Jazz In AZ Party: Diana Lee & Dennis Rowland @ The Nash
May 17 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

more info to come…

May 17 Jam Session: Stan Sorenson @ The Nash
May 17 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Stan Sorenson – guitar/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.

BYOB CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy