The Nash

Jul
23
Wed
Wednesdays Special Event: Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Jul 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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The Superstition Jazz Orchestra is the featured house band at the Nash every Wednesday night this summer*. 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!

*With the exception of Wed., July 2nd

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Jul
25
Fri
July 25 Catch a Rising Star: Ryan Stigmon @ The Nash
Jul 25 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
photo by John Grundy

photo by John Grundy

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Ryan Stigmon – saxophone, Dylan Ridge – trumpet, Thomson Knoles – piano, John Willis – bass, Eric Anderson – drums

Ryan Stigmon is a saxophone player from Flagstaff, Arizona. He is the co-founder of the jazz/funk project Short Fuze and is an active musician around Arizona performing in many genres including jazz, funk, blues and rock and roll.

As a student at Northern Arizona University (NAU), Ryan has been studying jazz under Chris Finet for two years. Since the age of three Ryan has had a high interest in playing music. He started performing at the age of nine. In fifth grade, Ryan was introduced to the saxophone and developed a strong interest in jazz while in high school. He was selected for the Arizona All-State Jazz Ensembles two years in a row.

Ryan has had the opportunity to learn first hand from musicians such as Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, Mike Crotty, Lucas Pino, Dom Moio and Raul Yanez. He has had the opportunity to perform with Chris Finet, Mike Crotty, Raul Yanez, Chuck Hall, and Mike Ozuna, among many others.

Ryan recently returned from a four city tour of China with the NAU Jazz Septet.

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Jul
26
Sat
July 26 Mainstream Jazz: Russ Schmidt Trio @ The Nash
Jul 26 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Russ Schmidt – piano, Ted Sistrunk – bass, John Lewis - drums

Jazz pianist Russ Schmidt has worked with such artists as Carl Allen, Eddie Daniels, Tim Hagans, John Hollenbeck, Mark Murphy, Gerry Mulligan, Dick Oatts, Arturo Sandoval, and Clark Terry. He has recorded with Joe Lovano, Vicki McDermitt, Bob Sneider, the Birch Creek Jazz Band, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and the Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra, among others. A talented composer and arranger, he has written for artists as wide-ranging as jazz saxophonists Bob Berg and Michael Brecker, the Ying String Quartet, and the chamber music group Rhythm & Brass.

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Jul
27
Sun
July 27 Jam Session: Stan Sorenson @ The Nash
Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

Stan Sorenson – guitar/bandleader, Ted Sistrunk – 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.

BYOB CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy

Jul
30
Wed
Wednesdays Special Event: Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Jul 30 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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The Superstition Jazz Orchestra is the featured house band at the Nash every Wednesday night this summer*. 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!

*With the exception of Wed., July 2nd

BYOB CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy

Jul
31
Thu
July 31 Special Latin Jazz Event: Carmela y Más @ The Nash
Jul 31 @ 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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Aug
1
Fri
August 1 First Friday: Odd Man Out @ The Nash
Aug 1 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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ODD MAN OUT is a Jazz trio that plays funky jazz and swing music with a modern edge. The group features Ted Sistrunk an upright bass, Mike Ozuna on electric guitar, and Rob Moore on drums and percussion. Always exciting, the trio performs with energy and loves to “stretch out” on various styles, from calypso and Latin, to swing and New Orleans based funk.

Sorry – NO BYOB on First Fridays

Aug
2
Sat
August 2 Mainstream Jazz: Mike Shellans & The Mid-City Jazz Band @ The Nash
Aug 2 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Mid-City Jazz Band

…presenting an evening of standard Jazz tunes with a couple of original surprises along the way!

Mike Shellans – piano, Adam Roberts – tenor sax, Ted Sistrunk – bass, Ryan Anthony – drums

Mike Shellans has been a professional performer and music educator in the Phoenix area for nearly forty years, joining the ASU School of Music faculty in 1983, As a Senior Lecturer at ASU, Shellans has taught fourteen different courses to over 50,000 students, including Jazz in America, concert jazz band, arranging, improvisation and jazz piano. Shellans also created, helped design and currently teaches Music of the Beatles, Beatles After the Beatles, Blues to Heavy Metal, Women Who Rock and Elvis Presley, fully online courses with a total annual enrollment of over 4,000 students. Shellans co authored two books: Here To Stay: Rock and Roll Through the ’70s, and his Who is the Greatest: Elvis or the Beatles?

Shellans has played both piano and trombone since the age of nine and has performed with a wide variety of entertainers, including Bob Hope, The Moody Blues, Henry Mancini, Sammy Davis Jr., George Burns, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Wayne Newton, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole and The O’Jays. He has also played in pit orchestras for numerous musicals and has performed with and/or attended clinics by Bobby Herriot, Eric Marienthal, Dizzy Gillespie, Marian McPartland, Matt Catingub, Dexter Gordon, Dave Friesen, Clark Terry, Bill Watrous, Gary Burton, Ron Carter, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Bud Brisbois, Frank Rosolino, Billy Eckstein, Bobby Shew, Pete Chrislieb, Louis Bellson and others.

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

photo by Diane Banyai

Mike Ozuna – guitar/bandleader, Will Goble – bass, Dom Moio – 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.

BYOB CLICK HERE for The Nash BYOB policy

Aug
8
Fri
August 8 Catch A Rising Star: Aubrey Martin & Dalton Danks @ The Nash
Aug 8 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Aubrey Martin – sax, Dalton Danks – drums, John Black – trumpet/trombone, Robbie Lee – piano, Zachary Lavine – bass

Aubrey Martin is a 17 year old jazz tenor saxophonist attends University High School in Tucson AZ. He has been playing saxophone as well as attending the Tucson Jazz institute for 6 years, and has participated in several festivals, including the Essentially Ellington and Next Generation Jazz Festivals. His achievements include making All-State Jazz 3 years in a row and receiving an outstanding solo award in New York.

Dalton Danks, 18, graduated from Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona. He began playing drums six years ago, and has been a member of the Tucson Jazz Institute for two years. While performing with TJI ensembles, he has received soloist awards at the Fullerton and NAU jazz festivals as well as first place in the 2013 and 2014 Essentially Ellington Competition and the 2014 Next Generation Jazz Festival Combo Division. He was selected for the Arizona All State Jazz Band II two years in a row and will attend the Manhattan School of Music this fall.

John Black is a 17 year old Trombonist and Trumpeter who recently graduated from Tucson High Magnet School. John has been a member of the Tucson Jazz Institute for 5 years and a member of the “TJI Ellington Band” for 4 years. He has played at the Next Generation Jazz festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival, and many others.

Robbie Lee, 17, graduated from Tucson High Magnet School in Tucson, AZ, and will be attending the Manhattan School Of Music. He started playing piano at age 12 and now plays with the Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Band whom have recently won awards at competitions such as the Next Generation Jazz Festival and Essentially Ellington. His awards include Outstanding Soloist in both the NAU and Fullerton Jazz Festivals, as well as The Ella Fitzgerald Outstanding Soloist Award in the 2014 Essentially Ellington Competition and Festival.

Zachary Lavine, 18, graduated from Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, Arizona, and will be attending the New England Conservatory next year. He has been selected for the Arizona All State Jazz Band and is the recipient of soloist awards from the Fullerton, ABODA, Essentially Ellington and NAU jazz competitions. He is the bass player for the Tucson Jazz Institute Ellington Big Band, the 2013 and 2014 winner of the Essentially Ellington competition, 2012 winner in the community band division, and the 2012 winner of the Next Gen competition as well as a part of the TJI Concord Combo 2014 winner of the Next Gen competition.

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