The Nash

Jan
30
Fri
January 30 Contemporary Jazz: JiGGle @ The Nash
Jan 30 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Jiggle is: Scott Zimmer – alto and soprano saxophone, Bryon Ruth – tenor saxophone, Ted Sistrunk – bass, Jacob Eary – drums

Since 2001, JiGGle has been opening the ears and minds of audiences with their unique approach to jazz improvisation and composition. In addition to performing original compositions, the band also pays homage to the music of Ornette Coleman, Dave Holland, Thelonious Monk, and Wayne Shorter. JiGGle consists of bassist Ted Sistrunk, saxophonists Bryon Ruth and Scott Zimmer, and drummer Jacob Eary. Each musician is a well-established performer and educator in the Phoenix, Arizona area. The band has released one studio recording, Secret Happiness, along with numerous live recordings.

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Jan
31
Sat
January 31 Mainstream Jazz: Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Big Band @ The Nash
Jan 31 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
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The Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Big Band, directed by Doug Tidaback has a national and international reputation as being one of the top high school jazz ensembles in the world.The TJI Ellington Big Band has won the Essentially Ellington Competition hosted by Wynton Marsalis at the Lincoln Center in New York in 2010, 2012, 2013 and now 2014! They have won top Downbeat Awards for their recordings in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. At the Nash they will perform the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Wynton Marsalis and others from their Europe Tour and newest CD repertoire.
With incredible ensemble work, outstanding soloists and tremendous showmanship you won’t believe these are high school musicians! They have received accolades from Wynton Marsalis, Jeff Hamilton, Chuck Israels, Mike Kocour, Ron Carter, Jerry Lewis and many many others.
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Feb
1
Sun
February 1: NO Jam Session Tonight @ The Nash
Feb 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

football_620x350In observation of “The Big Game” and all of its accompanying madness, we have decided to skip our weekly jam session on Feb. 1st. Please join us again on Feb. 8th when your jam session host will be the venerable Ted “T-Bone” Sistrunk.

Please support your local Phoenix-area businesses during this influx of visitors from frigid climes!

 

 

 

Feb
5
Thu
February 5 Special Event: Khani Cole @ The Nash
Feb 5 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Khani Cole – vocals, Obadiah Parker – guitar, Will Gaines – bass, Mike Florio – drums

“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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Feb
6
Fri
February 6 First Friday: Four Year Plan @ The Nash
Feb 6 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Jeremy Lappitt – saxophone, Chris Peña – keyboards, Jesse-Lee Yarbrough – drums

The Four Year Plan is a funky organ trio formed in Tempe, AZ. Drawing from a great deal of influences ranging from the roots of jazz to the brink of hip hop, FYP delivers an explosive live show. Relying on catchy melodies, insatiable grooves, and virtuosic soloing the the FYP plans to bridge the gap between the intellectual and the accessible.

Sorry, No BYOB on First Fridays

Feb
7
Sat
February 7 Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families w/ Dmitri Matheny Group @ The Nash
Feb 7 @ 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

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Dmitri Matheny – flugelhorn, Mary Petrich – saxophones, Nick Manson – piano, Ted Sistrunk – bass, John Lewis – drums

Music * Prizes * Free Hot Dogs

Flugelhorn Master Dmitri Matheny leads a new show for families: HOT DOGS & JAZZ on Saturday, February 7 at 11 am at The Nash in downtown Phoenix. Kids and their parents will enjoy this perfect 45 minute intro to jazz as the Dmitri Matheny Group performs a wide array of jazz styles, explores the different kinds of sounds and moods each of their instruments can produce and shares fascinating stories about the history of American music.

Following the show, The Nash will hold prize contests for the kids, free hot dogs for everyone in the audience and a post-show meet and greet with the band.

Doors open at 10:30. Space is limited, Free admission, reservations are recommended. ($3 Suggested Donation)

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The Award-winning Short Leash Hot Dog and Sausage Eatery has been recognized by Yelp Top 100 places it eat in the U.S.A. – 2014

-2013 A.R.A. Foodist Award, Outstanding Food Truck, -AZ Central Critics Choice + Peoples Choice Best Food Truck 2012
-Winner of Phoenix New TImes Best Hot Dog 2013, Best Food Truck 2011,2012,2013, 2014

 

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February 7 Mainstream Jazz: Peter Zale Trio @ The Nash
Feb 7 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

 

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Peter Zale – piano/organ, Todd Johnson – bass, Emerson Laffey – drums

Presenting a tribute to some of the major influences on Peter’s musical life: Joe Zawinul, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Thelonius Monk & Bill Evans.

Peter Zale is a jazz pianist originally from New York (he grew up on Long Island) where he studied with Kenny Werner. About twenty years ago, he decided to move to the Valley of the Sun, where he has performed with many accomplished musicians—from Francine Reed to Chuck Berry.

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Feb
8
Sun
February 8 Jam Session: Ted Sistrunk @ The Nash
Feb 8 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

Ted Sistrunk – bass/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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Feb
13
Fri
February 13 Contemporary Jazz: Mary Petrich Quartet @ The Nash
Feb 13 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Mary Petrich – saxophones, Alex Oliverio – guitar, Sean Brogan – bass, Ryan Anthony – drums

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, spontaneity and freedom of jazz has emerged as the driving force in her musical career.

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Feb
14
Sat
February 14 Valentine’s Day Concert: ZAZU @ The Nash
Feb 14 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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ZAZU is: Mike Fowler – solo guitar, Jeff Quamo – clarinet, Ryan Vance – rhythm guitar, Steve Douglas – bass

Formed in Jan of 2005 by Steve Douglas of Artists in Rhythm to carry on the tradition of Django Reinhart, originally called Musette, we added Larry Czarnecki in 2007 for Tlaquepaque concerts and changed the name to ZAZU….We have been featured at community fairs, wine fests, Sedona International Film Festival, concerts, private parties, Jazz on the Rocks scholarship concert series and civic fundraising affairs. We released a debut double CD, The Soul of Paris in July of 2009 with exquisite photography and graphics, lively playing by the three of us and explosive stylings of Allen Ames on violin.

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Feb
15
Sun
February 15 Jazz In AZ Party: Jackie Garner & the Charles Lewis Trio + 1 @ The Nash
Feb 15 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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In celebration of Black History Month, the February Jazz in AZ Party at The Nash presents:“Vocal Jewels Of Impact and Influence” – A Brief Retrospective of African American jazz vocalists including Dinah Washington,  Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McCrae, Sarah Vaughan.
with Jackie Garner and the Charles Lewis Trio +1.
Jackie Garner – vocals, Charles Lewis – piano, Bill Moio – guitar, Dwight Kilian – bass, Dom Moio – drums
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February 15 Jam Session: Dave Henning @ The Nash
Feb 15 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Dave Henning – 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.

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Feb
19
Thu
February 19: Paul-Eirik Melhus @ The Nash
Feb 19 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Paul-Eirik Melhus-sax, Nick Manson-piano, Will Goble-bass, Dom Moio-drums
Paul-Eirik Melhus is currently studying at Berklee College of Music. Paul has experienced various musical programs throughout his years. In his earlier days, he played with the Marshall Ranch Elementary Jazz Band, which was chosen to perform at the 2005 IAJE Festival in Long Beach, California. This was the first elementary jazz ensemble in Arizona to receive this honor. The high school jazz ensemble which he performed with, Deer Valley High School, was chosen to perform at The Next Generation Festival in Monterey where they ranked 4th in the big band division. Later towards his sophomore year, the band was accepted into the Midwest Clinic located in Chicago. Nationally, Paul was invited to play with the Jazz Band of America, which had Wynton Marsalis as guest artist, under the direction of Ron McCurdy.

Later, he was picked out of 17 students nationally to attend the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony in 2007 and 2008 with such faculty as Joe Gilman, Frank Morgan, Ray Drummond, Willie Jones III, Anton Shwartz, Bart Marantz, Ed Soph, and Marvin Stamm.

In 2009, Paul played lead tenor in the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and toured with the band through Kansas City, Pittsburg, Cincinatti, Chicago, and Washington DC. The band ended the tour playing at the 2009 Monterey Jazz Festival with special guest artist Wynton Marsalis. Currently, at Berklee College of Music, Paul has been very active in the community. He has played and studied with many Berklee ensembles and teachers, including Greg Osby, Terri Lyne Carrington, David Santoro, Ralph Peterson, Hal Crook, David Samuels, Ricardo Monzon Merengue, Matt Jenson, and the Bob Marley and David Gilmore ensembles.

Currently a part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Paul has played multiple concerts including a performance in France at the Paris Conservatory. He has also had the privilege of studying with renowned faculty in the institute, such as Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, Ben Street, George Garzone, Adam Cruz, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Dave Liebman.

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Feb
20
Fri
February 20 Contemporary Jazz: Carole Pellatt & Boneyard @ The Nash
Feb 20 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Carole Pellatt – guitars, Todd Johnson – bass, Dom Moio – drums

Join this deeply grooving trio as they play their first gig as Boneyard after Carole & Dom’s house was destroyed in the September storm. Our last gig was at The Nash and the next day we lost our house. It’s awesome to return to the Nash after all this time.

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Feb
21
Sat
February 21 Mainstream Jazz: Royce Murray Jazz Ensemble @ The Nash
Feb 21 @ 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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Feb
22
Sun
February 22 Jam Session: Stan Sorenson @ The Nash
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

Stan Sorenson – guitar/bandleader, Sean Brogan – bass, Ryan Anthony – 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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Feb
26
Thu
February 26 Special Latin Jazz Event: Carmela y Más @ The Nash
Feb 26 @ 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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Feb
27
Fri
February 27 Contemporary Jazz: West Coast/Cool Jazz, featuring Keith Kelly, Brett Reed, Jeff Libman, Will Goble & Ryan Anthony @ The Nash
Feb 27 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Keith Kelly – saxophone, Brett Reed – vibes, Jeff Libman – guitar, Will Goble – bass, Ryan Anthony – drums

More info to come…

Feb
28
Sat
February 28 Mainstream Jazz: Chuck Johnson Quartet @ The Nash
Feb 28 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Chuck Johnson – tenor saxophone, Chris Peña – piano, Tom Wakeling – bass, Dowell Davis – drums
Chuck Johnson has been making a name for himself in Los Angeles with the CJS Quintet, a hard bop group he founded in early 2000. Having honed his talents on the horn with greats from jazz and rhythm and blues idioms, he turned his attention to creating his own musical legacy, founding the group with co-leader and trumpeter James Smith. The band was awarded the first-ever Chuck Niles Jazz Music Award during  competition at the 2005 Temecula Valley International Jazz Festival. Since forming the group they have made notable appearances at the Central Avenue Jazz Festival, Jazz at LACMA, Playboy Jazz at the Rose Bowl, Temecula Valley International Jazz Festival, The Lighthouse Cafe and Charlie O’s Jazz Club, as well as on numerous television and radio programs. In 2002 CJS Quintet was crowned Mainstream Jazz Artist of the Year, at the Long Beach Jazz Search. Their two CD releases Let‘s PLAY! and An Affair of the Art have received accolades from jazz critics and fans alike.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 1984, Chuck has had a wide range of performing opportunities from solo saxophone to sax quartets to big bands, movies and more. He has performed with such artists as Buddy Collette, Roy McCurdy, Barbara Morrison, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Francisco Aguabella, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Billy Higgins, Bloodstone, Bobby Womack, Art Hillery and Gerryck King among others. Aside from his regular appearances with CJS Quintet, Chuck may also be seen  performing regularly with Barbara Morrison and the BMPAC All-Star Big Band, Chester Whitmore’s Opus One Big Band and the Oakdale Saxophone Quartet.
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Mar
1
Sun
March 1 Jam Session: Jeff Libman @ The Nash
Mar 1 @ 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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