The Nash

Apr
18
Sat
April 18 Mainstream Jazz: The CleveTet plays the music of Charlie Parker @ The Nash
Apr 18 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Cleve Huff – drums, Dan Puccio – sax, Michael Collins – piano, Steve Douglas – bass

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, The CleveTet will present an evening of music by one of the fathers of the bebop revolution – Charlie Parker.

Cleve Huff has been a mainstay in the Phoenix area music scene since 1981. As a show player, he has played with such names as Roger Williams, Maureen McGovern, the Lawrence Welk troupe, Bob Hope, George Burns, Jerry Vale, Al Martino, Carol Channing, Sherry Lewis, Sadler and Young, Blackstone the Magician, Eddie Fisher, Shirley Jones, the Diamonds, Leslie Gore, Don Rickles, Rodney Dangerfield, Danny Gans, Perry Como, Dom DeLuise, Frankie Carle and many more. He has also performed with some of the best bands in the business, such as The Harry James Tribute Band, Guy Lombardo Royal Canadian Band, Les Brown Tribute Band, Mike Vax with Jack Peterson, Barney Kessel, Jimmy Dorsey Tribute Band, Sonny Stitt, Wild Bill Davidson, Art Van Damme, Scott Whitfield, Ginger Berglund, Steve Hufsteder, the Phoenix Pops Orchestra with Doc Severinsen, the Prescott Jazz Summit, and more. Cleve brings the competence and experience to the bandstand that guarantees a quality show each and every night.
www.clevehuff.com

Dr. Daniel Puccio is a Phoenix based composer/arranger, multi-instrumentalist and educator.   A saxophonist comfortable in multiple genres, he has performed with such notable artists as the Temptations, the Four Tops, Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Jerry Lewis, and Bernard Purdie.  He is one of the original members of the Bobby Streng Saxomble, and is a prominently featured soloist on the group’s premier recording, “Live At The Firefly”.  In 2010 he traveled to Cuba, where he studied the role of the saxophone in Cuban music, and performed with numerous Cuban ensembles, including Palmas y Cañes.  He is the founder of the Positivity Project—a series of mixed media collaborations using music, live video and dance.

Seen and heard at prestigious venues across Phoenix and Los Angeles, Michael Collins‘ style as a pianist is ever-evolving, though you’ll always hear plenty of chops, bebop, and the lyrical sensitivity which personifies Michael Collins. To jazz lovers and musicians around the world, Mike’s style as a composer is unique, imaginative, and worth checking out!
www.michaelcollinsjazz.com

Steve Douglas is passionate about any good music. He trained classically for 12 years, including 4 years at the University of Michigan while in high school and, at age 17, toured Europe with the American Youth Symphony. He also spent two summers at the renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts before furthering his education at Michigan State University.  While still in college he discovered jazz and has since performed at some of the best resorts and jazz clubs in the country.
www.artistsinrhythm.com

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Apr
19
Sun
April 19 Special Event: Bob Shimizu @ The Nash
Apr 19 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Bob Shimizu – guitar, Lamar Gaines – piano/keys, Mario Mendivil – bass, Mike Florio – drums

“Lets Get Together”, Shimizu’s second solo release, is a celebration of the song-book of a life-time and a musical journey that pays homage to jazz standards and selections from the great American pop and rock song-books.

Produced by veteran Clarke Rigsby (Joey DeFrancesco, Jimmy Smith, Tower Of Power) the album features Shimizu’s Arizona-based quartet including Mario Mendivil (elec. bass), Lamar Gaines (piano, Wurlitzer, Clavinet), Mike Florio (drums) and Todd Chuba (percussion) as well as a vocal cameo by singer-songwriter Obadiah Parker (Grandmas Hands), who lends grit and soul to the session.

Shimizu’s trek into the non-traditional also includes a foray into the traditional organ-trio setting featuring New Yorkers Pat Bianchi on Hammond B3, and Carmen Intorre on drums (both on-loan from the Pat Martino Trio). (read more at bobshimizu.com)

NEWS: Bob Shimizu’s newest release, ‘Lets Get Together’ is currently sitting in the #30 position on the JazzWeek natl. radio chart.
 
“…Bob Shimizu is a highly lyrical player with the clean runs of a Kenny Burrell and the improvisational skills of a Wes Montgomery…”
– Digital Jazz News

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April 19 Jam Session: Ted Sistrunk @ The Nash
Apr 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

Ted Sistrunk – bass/bandleader, Chris Peña – piano, Jacob Eary – 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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Apr
21
Tue
April 21 ASU Senior Recital: Ross Lewicki @ The Nash
Apr 21 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
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Ross Lewicki

On April 21st, I will have the pleasure of showcasing a number of my newest compositions, as well as some other music I have been working on with the following wonderful musicians (who have so kindly agreed to perform it with me):

Jacob Eary-drums, Alex Meltzer-bass, John Meier-guitar, and special appearances from Chris Light (alto sax) and Chaz Martineau (tenor sax)

And also, the wonderful Alan Acosta (alto sax) with be featured on a tune as well!

I hope to see you there!
Ross Lewicki

Apr
22
Wed
April 22 Jazz Appreciation Event: Exploring the Great Jazz Vocalists @ The Nash
Apr 22 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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Exploring the Great Jazz Vocalists
April 22, 10:00-11:30am
Cost:  $25
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ASU jazz instructor Dr. Jeffrey Libman will examine the lives and music of a selection of great singers. 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 Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan.

April 22: ASU Jazz Repertory Band and Combos @ The Nash
Apr 22 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The ASU Jazz Repertory Band, under the direction of Dr. Jeff Libman, will present an evening of big band music.

The show will be opened with performances by jazz combos from ASU.

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Apr
23
Thu
April 23: Central High School Jazz Concert @ The Nash
Apr 23 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

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Central High School jazz ensemble in concert.

Apr
24
Fri
April 24 Contemporary Jazz: House of Stairs @ The Nash
Apr 24 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Holly Pyle – vocals, Shea Marshall – saxophone, Bob Powers – trumpet, Garrison Jones – keys, Stephen Avalos – drums

House of Stairs is a jazz-based collective that derive from funk, soul and pop influences to create a distinct progressive soundscape. Inspired by the visual innovations of M.C. Escher, House of Stairs approaches composition and performance in a parallel sense, exploring multi-faceted interactions between harmony, meter and lyrics that are both compelling and imaginative.

The Nash’s own ‘rising star’ Holly Pyle has been up and coming in the valley music scene, contributing to a wide variety of projects from a hip hop group called The Stakes, to a solo and duo vocal looping project, as well as being featured at this year’s Jazz in AZ Jazz Divas concert.

This almost entirely original music showcase promises to make you think, feel and interact with music in a whole new way.

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April 24 Last Friday Late Night Jam Session: Matt Williams @ The Nash
Apr 24 @ 10:30 PM – Apr 25 @ 1:00 AM

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Matt Williams-piano/bandleader, Will Goble-bass, Dave Potter-drums

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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Apr
25
Sat
April 25 Mainstream Jazz: Will Goble @ The Nash
Apr 25 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Will Goble – bass, Brice Winston – sax, Mike Kocour – piano, Dave Potter – drums

Will Goble is steadily carving out a unique space for himself as a bassist and bandleader. Driven by a genuine love for group interaction and a positive exchange with audiences, he leads his own bands and supports other musicians with equal energy and enthusiasm. His first album as a leader Some Stories Tells No Lies, features his own trio joined by trumpeter Marcus Printup and saxophonist Chad Eby, for originals from Will, drummer Dave Potter and pianist Austin Johnson, as well as compositions by Thelonious Monk and bassist Robert Hurst, among others.  Will regularly tours and records with the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet and performs and teaches regularly here in Phoenix, and beyond.

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Apr
26
Sun
April 26 Jam Session: Dave Potter @ The Nash
Apr 26 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Dave Potter – drums/bandleader, Marcos Crego – piano, Will Goble – 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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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.

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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
photo by Diane Banyai

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…