The Nash

Mar
7
Sat
March 7 Mainstream Jazz: Tom Wakeling Quartet @ The Nash
Mar 7 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Tom Wakeling – bass, Brice Winston – saxophone, Mike Kocour – piano, Dom Moio – drums

For over 40 years, Tom Wakeling has put his bass to work in concert halls, jazz nightclubs, recording studios, and at music festivals throughout North America and Europe. Now, fresh off of appearances at the Newport Beach Jazz Party and with Lee Konitz, he will be appearing at The Nash with a trio of A-list musicians.

Tom’s bass versatility has supported a wide range of artists including Arturo Sandoval, Lee Konitz, Mel Torme, James Moody, Herb Ellis, Mose Allison, Charlie Rouse, Houston Person, Ernie Watts, Charles McPherson, Carl Fontana, Herb Geller, Della Reese, Red Skelton, Rich Little, Mickey Rooney, the Fifth Dimension, and many others in jazz and pop music alike.

An experienced and dynamic educator, Tom has served as a guest artist at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Stanford University Jazz Workshop, University of Kansas, Arizona State University, University of Nevada, Washburn University, University of British Columbia, Centrum/Pt. Townsend Jazz Workshop, Douglas College Summer Jazz Intensive, and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, among others.

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Mar
14
Sat
March 14 Mainstream Jazz: Eric Rasmussen’s School of Tristano Quartet @ The Nash
Mar 14 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Eric Rasmussen – alto sax, Alex Oliverio – guitar, Jeremy Stratton – bass, George Schuller – drums

The quartet will be performing material from Eric Rasmussen’s “School of Tristano” CD’s on Steeplechase records. Featuring music by and inspired by Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh and others.

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Mar
21
Sat
March 21 Mainstream Jazz: Russ Schmidt Quintet @ The Nash
Mar 21 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

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Russ Schmidt – piano/vocals, Brice Winston – sax, Mike Ozuna – guitar, Ted Sistrunk – bass, Rob Moore – 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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Mar
28
Sat
March 28 Meet the Musicians: Dennis Kobray @ The Nash
Mar 28 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Meet Scott Joplin and George Gershwin!

Through the brilliant playing and acting of Dennis Kobray, the founder and creator of “Meet The Musicians”, you will believe that you have been introduced to both Scott Joplin and George Gershwin.  Mr. Kobray will take you back in time with full costumes and an accurate first person portrayal of these two jazz pioneers.

Dennis Kobray is an award winning performer and actor. Born in Brooklyn, New York into a musical family, Mr. Kobray began piano lessons at age five. His early studies were with a Julliard-trained teacher. He attended Brooklyn College where he co-majored in music and history. He continued his education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he was awarded a prestigious full scholarship. Prior to the creation of Meet the Musicians in 1986, Mr. Kobray was a music teacher and gave private piano lessons.

Meet the Musicians has been the recipient of several grants from Commissions of the Arts, and Mr. Kobray is a much sought after school shows performer with state and regional arts councils throughout the Northeast. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and National Public Radio, as well as with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. His programs, now available on DVD, have been recognized with top honors by the Coalition for Quality in Children’s Media.

He is a skilled actor, gifted and delightful musician, who enjoys the challenge and opportunity of acquainting audiences of all ages with the real life stories of some of history’s greatest musicians. This is a show you DON”T want to miss!

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