The Nash

May
27
Wed
May 27: The Flamenco Jazz Project @ The Nash
May 27 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Ioannis Goudelis – piano, Chris Burton Jacome – guitar, Adrian Goldenthal – bass, Emerson Laffey – drums/percussion

The Flamenco Jazz Project is a World premier event in Arizona.  It is a collaboration between Arizona’s finest jazz and flamenco musicians. Their goal is to bring the together the melodies and rhythms of the music of the Gypsies of Andalucia Spain and the improvisation of Jazz.  These styles have much in common and fuse wonderfully.  The set will include original pieces as well as standards of both jazz and flamenco.

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May
28
Thu
May 28 Special Event: Lucas Pino Nonet AZ CD Debut Party @ The Nash
May 28 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Lucas Pino – tenor sax/compositions, Eric Rasmussen – alto sax, Paul Brewer – bari sax, Fred Forney – trumpet, Steve McCallister – trombone, Jeff Libman – guitar, Mike Kocour – piano, Ben Hedquist – bass, Jon Starks -drums
Come one! Come all! LISTEN as Lucas Pino and the other eight fearless musicians of his troupe, the No Net Nonet, work their musical high-wire! Death-defying acts of Jazz at The Nash, Arizona’s most intimate and chill club, nationally renowned by DownBeat and other national reviews as one of the best music venues in America.
Pino returns home from New York City for the Arizona debut of his new album “No Net Nonet” on the Origin Records label. So step right up, ladies and gentlemen! Order a libation or two at the bar, enjoy an evening of KILLER music, and then grab one of these most collectible of CDs to get them signed by one of killer artists on the scene!  Reserve your place. Space for this ONE NIGHT ONLY event is LIMITED!!
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May
29
Fri
May 29 Contemporary Jazz: Lamar Gaines Trio w/ special guest Holly Pyle @ The Nash
May 29 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Lamar Gaines – keys, Ted Sistrunk – bass, Buddy Banks – drums, with special guest Holly Pyle – vocals

A mix of modern and classic, Monk and Stevie Wonder, recent pop re-imagined and timeless standards.

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May 29 Last Friday Late Night Jam: John Meier Trio featuring Lucas Pino @ The Nash
May 29 @ 10:30 PM – May 30 @ 1:00 AM

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John Meier – guitar/bandleader, Alex Meltzer – bass, Jacob Eary – drums, special guest Lucas Pino – tenor sax

Equal parts proving ground and breeding ground, the late night jazz jam session is modeled loosely on the late night sessions of which you read about in your favorite jazz musicians’ autobiographies.  Our goal is to create a space where serious musicians, from the veterans of the scene to cats just getting their foot in the door, can come together and not only create conversational, energetic, meaningful music, but also to learn from one another on a musical and personal level. We aim to provide a one-of-a-kind experience dedicated towards creating exceptional music and providing valuable bandstand experiences that can not be found anywhere else in Phoenix.  Our motto is: “music played, friends made”.

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May
30
Sat
May 30 Special Event: Carmela y Más present “A Tribute to Celia Cruz” featuring Aixa and Lee Gonzalez @ The Nash
May 30 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Carmela Ramirez – vocals, Rebecca Kennell – musical director/trumpet, Claudia Bloom – piano, Haijung Choi – bass, Mark Winans – drums/timbales, Jesse Joaquin Parker – congas and vibes

Joining the band for the concert are guest artists Aixa Figueroa Gonzalez/vocalist and her husband Lee Gonzalez/Bassist and Abel Valentino on bongos.

Carmela Ramirez and her band Más take you on a musical journey celebrating the most famous Salsa Singer in the world, Celia Cruz. The band will perform classic arrangements that brought Celia into worldwide recognition and continues to fire Salsa music across the country today.

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May
31
Sun
May 31 Jam Session: Dave Henning @ The Nash
May 31 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Photo by Diane Banyai

Photo by Diane Banyai

Dave Henning – piano/bandleader, Dennis Sexton – bass, Cleve Huff – 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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Jun
3
Wed
Summer Big Band Wednesdays: Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Jun 3 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Superstition Jazz Orchestra is the featured house band at the Nash every Wednesday night this summer (through Sept. 2nd). The band will hit at 7:30 pm and will be reading charts from the greatest writers from the big band world. Local writers are welcome to bring in large ensemble arrangements as well as originals. Mike Crotty will be available to critique them. During the second set, anyone who wishes to hone their sight reading skills can sit in for a tune or two. Band directors are always welcome to bring in their charts to hear them played before the 2014-2015 school year begins.  The band will be in residence at The Nash all summer long. So come and join us for some great music, fun and all that is big band jazz!

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Jun
5
Fri
June 5 First Friday: Sloth Moth @ The Nash
Jun 5 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
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Matt Williams- piano, Alan Acosta – alto sax, Jacob Lauxman – guitar, Alex Meltzer – bass, Jacob Eary – drums
“Clear off!”
quoth the sloth to the moth
for he’d had quite enough
of this troublesome moth.
But the moth was lost
in the absurd words of the birds
who sat in the trees
and stared at their knees
while they nibbled on bees.
But the moth was lost
to his personal cost,
for while he listened
to the absurd words of the birds
who sat in the trees
and stared at their knees
while they nibbled on bees,
this unfortunate moth
was scoffed by the sloth,
thus bringing the moth
to an abrupt end.
Much like this poem.

-Phil Hatchard

Sorry – NO BYOB at this event

Jun
6
Sat
June 6: Peter & Will Anderson Trio @ The Nash
Jun 6 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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photo by Lynn Redmile

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Peter Anderson – woodwinds, Will Anderson – woodwinds, Gabe Schnider – guitar

”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) Bethesda, Maryland natives Peter and Will Anderson at a very young age were drawn to the music of Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and John Coltrane. They toured the United Kingdom at age 15, and after several years of study with saxophonist Paul Carr, Peter and Will attended Juilliard in New York City, where they currently reside. They’ve performed with jazz greats Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Hank Jones, Clark Terry, Frank Wess and Benny Golson.

Peter and Will have headlined at Jazz at Lincoln Center, D.C.’s Blues Alley, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Sarasota, Florida Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s Jazz Corner, Seattle’s Triple Door, Iowa’s Bix Beiderbecke Festival, Miami’s SMDCAC Arts Center, and Phoenix’s The Nash. Their ensemble has performed in twenty-six U.S. States, toured Japan, and featured four times in the famed “Highlights in Jazz” series, alongside legends Lou Donaldson, the Heath Brothers, and Wycliffe Gordon.

Peter and Will released The Music of the Soprano Masters with Bob Wilber and Correspondence, featuring Kenny Barron, which was listed by Vanity Fair magazine in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz.”  Most recently, Peter and Will are featured on JAZZIZ Magazine’s Winter 2014 CD Soundtrack.  Outfitted with a guitarist, the Anderson’s Trio recently released Reed Reflections, which the Washington Post calls “imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz tunes.”  Peter and Will’s newest album of original music, Deja Vu, features Albert “Tootie” Heath, and was released in April 2015.

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Jun
7
Sun
June 7 Jam Session: Dom Moio @ The Nash
Jun 7 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Dom Moio – drums/bandleader, Nick Manson – piano, Bob Lashier – bass

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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Jun
10
Wed
Summer Big Band Wednesdays: Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Jun 10 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Superstition Jazz Orchestra is the featured house band at the Nash every Wednesday night this summer (through Sept. 2nd). The band will hit at 7:30 pm and will be reading charts from the greatest writers from the big band world. Local writers are welcome to bring in large ensemble arrangements as well as originals. Mike Crotty will be available to critique them. During the second set, anyone who wishes to hone their sight reading skills can sit in for a tune or two. Band directors are always welcome to bring in their charts to hear them played before the 2014-2015 school year begins.  The band will be in residence at The Nash all summer long. So come and join us for some great music, fun and all that is big band jazz!

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Jun
12
Fri
June 12: Jeff Libman Quartet @ The Nash
Jun 12 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
photo by Bill Goodman

photo by Bill Goodman

Jeff Libman – guitar, Ross Lewicki – piano, Vincent Thiefain – bass, Matt McClintock – drums

Chicago-born jazz guitarist Jeff Libman is an Instructor in the Department of Jazz Studies at Arizona State University. He holds a PhD in Music Education from ASU. As a jazz guitarist, Libman performs frequently in the Phoenix metropolitan area. He is a member of Running From Bears, a Phoenix-based jazz sextet committed to the performance of original compositions and arrangements. Libman’s debut CD, entitled Not Even The Rain, has been featured on over a dozen major jazz radio stations, including KKJZ (Los Angeles) and placed on the JazzWeek Radio Report. In 2010, he performed at the international music festival Jam Sans Frontiere in Grenoble, France.

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Jun
13
Sat
June 13 Mainstream Jazz: Frank Smith (the Soulful Sax Guy) & Home Cookin’ @ The Nash
Jun 13 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Frank Smith, (the Soulful Sax Guy) and Home Cookin’ do a tribute to the soulful sax players! We will be featuring the music of King Curtiss, Hank Crawford, Maceo Parker, Stanley Turrentine, Eddie Harris and David Sanborn.
Home Cookin’ has 3 very talented musicians, Shea Marshall on Hammond B3, Eric Bart on guitar and Emerson Laffey on drums. Frank plays tenor, alto, soprano sax and flute. Don’t miss it. This will be a “movin’ and groovin’ concert!
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Jun
14
Sun
June 14 Jam Session: Ted Sistrunk @ The Nash
Jun 14 @ 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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Jun
17
Wed
Summer Big Band Wednesdays: Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Jun 17 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Superstition Jazz Orchestra is the featured house band at the Nash every Wednesday night this summer (through Sept. 2nd). The band will hit at 7:30 pm and will be reading charts from the greatest writers from the big band world. Local writers are welcome to bring in large ensemble arrangements as well as originals. Mike Crotty will be available to critique them. During the second set, anyone who wishes to hone their sight reading skills can sit in for a tune or two. Band directors are always welcome to bring in their charts to hear them played before the 2014-2015 school year begins.  The band will be in residence at The Nash all summer long. So come and join us for some great music, fun and all that is big band jazz!

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Jun
21
Sun
June 21 Jazz In AZ Party: The Nash Celebrates Margo Reed with Delphine Cortez, Joel Robin & Friends @ The Nash
Jun 21 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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The Nash Remembers Margo Reed, with Delphine Cortez, Joel Robin & Friends
A portion of admissions and all donations will go toward establishing a Margo Reed Vocal Scholarship
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June 21 Jam Session: Rachel Eckroth @ The Nash
Jun 21 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Rachel Eckroth – piano/bandleader, Ted Sistrunk – bass, Todd Chuba – 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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Jun
22
Mon
June 22 Special Event: Rachel Eckroth Band @ The Nash
Jun 22 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Rachel Eckroth – keys/vocals, David Cutler – bass, Jerome Jennings – drums, Special Guest – Holly Pyle, vocalist

Music writers often find themselves stumped as to quantify an artist’s work, seemingly defaulting to the “eclectic trump card” way too often. As to the works of jazz pianist, singer and songwriter, Rachel Eckroth – eclectic is most apropos; however, Rachel’s music is obvious -­‐ from its roots and influence, to its’ gracefully bold uniqueness.

Born in North Dakota and raised in the greater Phoenix (AZ) area, Rachel was rooted in a musical family -­‐ both of her parents are musicians as is her brother, Michael (pianist). By the time Rachel was in high school, she was a fixture in the Phoenix jazz scene under the watchful eye of former Basie Band vocalist, Dennis Rowland.

Rachel attended the University of Las Vegas, Nevada and upon graduating, remained in Las Vegas backing and arranging for numerous regional and national acts. Rachel headed east and obtained an MFA in jazz performance from Rutgers University in 2005, her subsequent resumé included national and international touring experience along with a return home to Arizona for a steady gig with an international recording artist based in the Phoenix.

Concurrently, Rachel released her first solo album, “Mind,” a jazz trio record met with critical acclaim nationally.

“…A composer/performer obviously influenced and firmly rooted in the tradition, yet makes her own statement in a uniquely elegant manner .” -­-­Thomas Erdmann, Jazzreview.com

In 2011, after a personal epiphany that inspired a move back to the east coast, Rachel settled in Brooklyn in what she describes as an “inspired, productive and cathartic year in New York City” -­‐ a year that yielded her second solo album, “Let Go”. “Let Go” features Rachel singing on 10 new tracks in what she describes as, “a singer-­‐songwriter outing fused with jazz, pop and R&B sensibilities.”

In the spring of 2013, “Gold,” a single from the new project, was released into the world.

“Gold” contains what I like to call real audio drama. The song opens up with an atmosphere that truly sounds like the beginning as in the melodic and harmonic devices utilized give off an almost ancient vibe… This is music for introspective listening.” -­-­ Grown Folks Music

“Rachel’s “Gold” (is) well produced. Moody. Atmospheric. Takes you on a journey.”

-­-­Nick Francis (KPLU 88.5 -­ Seattle)

Never has a project been so uniquely connected to an artist and in a day and age when critics often find the need to compare newer artists to the established, Rachel Eckroth’s “Let Go”, released in April 2014, can only be described as possessing great lyrical, harmonic and melodic depth with visceral grooves and feel-­‐good quirks.

“With Let Go, Rachel Eckroth has reinvented herself from a jazz pianist to a singer-­‐songwriter with a collection of 10 songs that fully embrace the expressiveness and vulnerability of her voice. Her jazz background peeks through in the agile way she coaxes a melody, but on this CD the mail focus is revealing emotion.” -­-­Downbeat Magazine (7/14)

Rachel continues her ‘eclectic’ career on NBC’s Meredith Vieira Show as keyboardist for the house band, ‘Everett Bradley and the MVPs.

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Jun
24
Wed
Summer Big Band Wednesdays: Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Jun 24 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Superstition Jazz Orchestra is the featured house band at the Nash every Wednesday night this summer (through Sept. 2nd). The band will hit at 7:30 pm and will be reading charts from the greatest writers from the big band world. Local writers are welcome to bring in large ensemble arrangements as well as originals. Mike Crotty will be available to critique them. During the second set, anyone who wishes to hone their sight reading skills can sit in for a tune or two. Band directors are always welcome to bring in their charts to hear them played before the 2014-2015 school year begins.  The band will be in residence at The Nash all summer long. So come and join us for some great music, fun and all that is big band jazz!

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Jun
26
Fri
June 26 Contemporary Jazz: Nautabot @ The Nash
Jun 26 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Alex Oliverio- guitar, Aleksey Izotov – piano/Fender Rhodes,  Matt Williams – vibraphone, Alex Meltzer – bass.Micah Hummel – drums, Jordan Tompkins – drums
Nautabot is an “indie jazz” band, who’s members are a diverse group of emerging artists that aim to push the stylistic boundaries of jazz, and provide a high energy, memorable performance by producing music with simple melodies and infectious Drums and Bass.  Come join for a night of new original music!

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