The Nash

Sep
5
Fri
Sept. 5 First Friday: Bitches Brew w/ The Union32 Jazz All-Stars @ The Nash
Sep 5 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Union32 Jazz All-Stars (formerly the Faculty Jazz Ensemble of Paradise Valley Community College) will play their version of Miles Davis’ iconic Bitches Brew, bringing to life all the cuts from this seminal recording. An important record in the lexicon of jazz, Bitches Brew focuses on a rock-based, improvisational style of playing – as dependent on the creativity of the ensemble as the compositional materials.

The Union32 Jazz All-Stars are comprised of some of the most sought-after jazz performers and educators in the Valley:  Keith Kelly-sax, Scott Zimmer-sax, Brett Reed-vibes, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums, and special guest Joe Garcia-percussion.   In addition to this performance, the Union32 Jazz All-Stars have presented tribute concerts for Jazz in the Hills, Jazz in AZ, Scottsdale Arts Festival, and Sacred Grounds.

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Sep
6
Sat
Sept. 6 Mainstream Jazz: Beth Lederman & Sherry Roberson @ The Nash
Sep 6 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Sherry Roberson – vocals, Beth Lederman – piano, Sean Brogan – bass, Todd Chuba – drums

When it comes to Sherry Roberson, classy is one of the first words that comes to mind. Sherry has been singing in the Valley for years, as well as being a popular favorite in Bangkok, Thailand where she has impressed jazz fans with her annual performances.   

“It don’t mean a thing, if aint got that swing”, and this band is a hard swinging group.  Backed by Beth Lederman on keyboards, Sean Brogan on bass and the incredible Todd Chuba on drums.

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Sep
7
Sun
Sept. 7 Jam Session: Dom Moio @ The Nash
Sep 7 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Dom Moio – drums/bandleader, Will Goble – bass, Chris Peña – piano

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
12
Fri
Sept. 12 Contemporary Jazz: Mary Petrich & Bryon Ruth @ The Nash
Sep 12 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Bryon Ruth – saxophone, Mary Petrich – saxophone, Ted Sistrunk – bass, Corey Fogel – drums & percussion

Bryon Ruth holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and Master’s degree in Saxophone Performance/Pedagogy from Arizona State University. He has been an active member of the Phoenix jazz scene for over twenty years.

Mr. Ruth has been a member of three locally awards winning jazz ensembles “Lookout for Hope,” “Odd Man Out,” and the “Phoenix Jazz Workshop.” He has also performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Bobby Caldwell, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Rita Moreno, Rufus Reid, Tim Hagans, Wayne Newton, and others.

In addition, Bryon is a faculty member at Phoenix College and Arizona State University Music department. Currently Mr. Ruth is a member of Grammy award winner Bob Freedman’s jazz orchestra, and was a recipient of an Artist Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Mr. Ruth has recorded as a sideman on the Summit record label.

As a saxophonist Mary Petrich has been performing professionally and teaching since the age of 18. She holds a Master’s degree in saxophone performance from ASU and a Bachelor’s degree in saxophone performance from Indiana University. Although classically trained, the spontaneity and freedom of jazz has emerged as the driving force in her musical career.

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Sep
13
Sat
Sept. 13 Mainstream Jazz: Phil & Angela Benoit @ The Nash
Sep 13 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Angela Benoit – vocals, Phil Benoit – guitar, Steve Douglas – bass, Cleve Huff – drums

Angela was born in Paia, Maui to a musical family. She is gifted with extraordinary talent and has been singing since she was a child.  In the late ‘90s she began singing professionally for the first time and found a niche with jazz standards and bossa nova.  She has since studied under some of the finest vocal coaches in the state and has been performing regularly on Maui for the past fifteen plus years. Her remarkable studio presence can be heard on Benoit JazzWorks’ three CD releases “Watch What Happens”, “A Man And A Woman” and “Golden Sun”.

Phil was also born to a musical family from Southern California and has been playing the guitar since he was a teenager.  His father Bob and his brother, jazz great David Benoit has largely influenced him. Mostly self-taught, Phil has studied constantly over the years with various guitar and music teachers. He produced and performs on Benoit JazzWorks’ three CD releases as well. Other projects include rhythm guitarist for the popular gypsy-jazz band Gypsy Pacific, who recently recorded with and backed up Willie Nelson at his latest CD release event here on Maui.  Performance highlights include playing with brother David at the Maui Music Festival, at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall with the Honolulu Symphony and most recently at a concert in Waikiki.  Phil and Gypsy Pacific have also performed with Willie Nelson at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and at Charley’s in Paia.

Together they have recorded and released three albums, their debut production “Watch What Happens” in 2001, (nominated “Best Jazz Album of the Year” in the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards; their second in 2005 “A Man And A Woman”; and their latest 2010 release “Golden Sun” which features, for the first time, several original tunes and was also nominated “Best Jazz Album of the Year” in the 2011 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Backed by some of Maui’s finest musicians and a couple of renowned jazz greats – brother David Benoit on all three releases and Grammy-award winning percussionist Ralph MacDonald on the latest release – the albums have garnered glowing reviews and success state wide. Their goal is to continue to spread their music across the islands and the world.

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Sep
14
Sun
Sept. 14 Jam Session: Beth Lederman @ The Nash
Sep 14 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

Beth Lederman – piano/bandleader, Mike King – 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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Sep
19
Fri
Sept. 19 Contemporary Jazz: Catrobot feat. Holly Pyle @ The Nash
Sep 19 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Holly Pyle, vocals, Shea Marshall – keyboards, Bob Lashier – bass, Emerson Laffey – drums

The arresting purity of Holly Pyle’s voice captures listeners immediately, but her most striking quality is her intrinsic appreciation of, and seamless blending with, her musical environment. When she’s performing with her own freewheeling, rollicking ‘Catrobot’ quartet, or even creating her own a-cappella musical environment using her electronic looping device, Holly’s inspiration lies inside the music she performs. She is not just a masterful vocalist but a true artist who uses the colors of her voice to paint the hues of her life into her music; revealing her unaffected, unassuming, and utterly mesmerizing self.

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Sep
20
Sat
Sept. 20 Mainstream Jazz: Dmitri Matheny Group CD Release Celebration @ The Nash
Sep 20 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Dmitri Matheny - flugelhorn, Nick Manson - piano, Chris Finet - bass, Dom Moio - drums

“Dmitri Matheny is a jazz treasure. The lyrical Matheny has impressive chops, but it’s his warmth and soulfulness that win you over.” —All Music Guide

Join us for an all-star jazz party celebrating the international release of Sagebrush Rebellion, Dmitri Matheny’s tenth album as a leader, on the Papillon/BluePort jazz label.

Acclaimed for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Matheny has been lauded as “the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione” (San Jose Mercury News). A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Dmitri Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990s as the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer. Since then he has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal international following, touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, traveling to 19 countries. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Matheny “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players.”

The Dmitri Matheny Group will showcase selections from the new album, balancing fresh, original works with familiar jazz classics, hard bop, west coast cool and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook. “Their music is a fertile landscape without boundaries,” writes the Oakland Tribune, “earning Matheny and his cohorts a reputation as one of the most eclectic and daring ensembles on today’s jazz scene.”All About Jazz agrees: “An all-star jazz band featuring some of the most accomplished musicians in the western United States, the Dmitri Matheny Group is a cohesive and seamless unit, serving up equal parts soulful expression, caressing phrases, imaginative asides, and dedicated lyricism.”

http://www.dmitrimatheny.com

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Sep
21
Sun
Sept. 21 Jazz in AZ Party: Charles Lewis 81st Birthday Celebration @ The Nash
Sep 21 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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The Charles Lewis Trio: Charles Lewis – piano, Bob Lashier – bass, Dom Moio – drums

Come help us celebrate Charles’ 81st birthday!

Few names in the jazz community command more respect than Charles Lewis, the first jazz-category inductee of the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. Charles Lewis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1933. He began performing on piano at church functions when he was only 7 years old. Some of his earliest musical influences include Oscar Peterson, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker and Nat King Cole. Charles moved to Arizona in 1953 when he enrolled at Arizona State University. He began performing at the famous 7th Ave. Elks Club jams in 1954. He played with several bands before forming his own band, The Charles Lewis Quintet, which landed a gig at the Playboy Club in Phoenix in 1961.

He eventually began getting grants from major organizations to conduct workshops. He performed “self awareness through music” seminars for the Bureau of Indian affairs, the Dept. of Corrections and many other organizations. He’s also done workshops on the relationship of music to colors, textures and linear shapes for the National Alliance for Arts Education. He has served on the Arizona Com. on the Arts, the Music advisory panel for the National endowment for the arts in Washington, DC and many other prestigious panels.

He teaches privately in the areas of jazz piano, harmony and theory, jazz improvisation and vocal performance. He considers his crowning achievements to be the work he’s done doing musical workshops for children. He says he loves living in Arizona because of the peace he has found in the wide open spaces and the relatively slower pace of life in the desert.

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Sept. 21 Jam Session: Dave Henning @ The Nash
Sep 21 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Photo by Diane Banyai

Photo by Diane Banyai

Dave Henning – piano/bandleader, Curtis Glenn – bass, Perry Senn – 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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