The Nash

December 27 Special Event: Rachel Eckroth Trio @ The Nash
Dec 27 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Rachel Eckroth – piano/vocals, Alex Kyhn – bass, Dan Petrosino – drums

“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)

Music writers often find themselves stumped as to quantify an artist’s work, seemingly defaulting to the ‘eclectic trump card’ way too frequently. 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 and raised in the greater Phoenix (AZ) area, Rachel was rooted in a musical family – both of her parents are musicians as is her pianist brother, Michael. 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 Nevada, Las Vegas and upon graduating, remained in Las Vegas backing numerous regional and national acts. Rachel headed east and obtained an MFA in jazz performance from Rutgers University in 2005, her subsequent resume included national and international touring experience along with a return home to Arizona for a steady gig with an international recording artist based in 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,

For Rachel, “Mind” was a fine accomplishment and a great source of pride, however, there were boundless musical ideas that continued to loom large and that needed to be fulfilled. Rachel immersed herself in the studio, cutting new tracks, honing original lyrics, and fine-tuning her ideas with great musicians and producers.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.”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” can only be described as possessing great lyrical, harmonic and melodic depth with visceral grooves and feel-good quirks.”I worked so diligently on this project; I just can’t wait to put it out into the world and see what happens,” states Rachel.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. As the song moves along it literally and figuratively picks up steam until the last third of the song unfolds the high speed chase that has been hinted at as the climax. 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).”

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December 29 Special Event: Angelica Sanchez @ The Nash
Dec 29 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


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Angelica Sanchez – piano, Keith Kelly – woodwinds, Andrew Schiller – bass, Joe Gallivan – drums

Pianist/Composer Angelica Sanchez moved to New York in 1994. Since moving to the East Coast has played with: Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Motian, Ralph Alessi, Susie Ibarra, Tim Berne, Mario Pavone, Trevor Dunn, Mark Dresser, Ed Schuller, Judy Silvano, Reggie Nicholson, Mike Sarin, Tony Moreno, Ben Monder and many more. Sanchez leads many groups including her own quintet featuring Marc Ducret, Tony Malaby, Drew Gress, and Tom Rainey. Her music has been recognized in international publications like, ” Jazz Times Magazine”, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and many more. She was also the 2008 recipient of the French/American Chamber Music America grant and the 2011 Rockefellers Brothers Pocantico artist residency. Her CD “Life Between” was chosen as one of years best recording 2009 in “All About Jazz/NY”. Her debut solo CD “A Little House” was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition in May 2011. Her latest CD “Wires & Moss” featuring her Quintet was chosen as one of best Releases of 2012 in “All About Jazz/NYC”. Her Duo CD “Twine Forest” with Wadada Leo Smith received Honor Mention as a best release in 2013 in The NYC Jazz Record.

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January 3 Special Latin Jazz Event: Tera Crisalida & Friends @ The Nash
Jan 3 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


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Tera Crisalida – vocals/guitar, Frank Smith – sax/flute, Felix Sainz – bass, Miro De Sa – drums/percussion

Being of Brazilian heritage, Tera became familiar with Brazilian music at a young age. She began playing guitar at age 12 and has been playing Bossa Nova and Samba ever since. She has studied music in both Brazil and the U.S. and has performed in solo, duo, trio, and full band settings for the last 20 years. Influenced by Antonio Carolos Jobim, João Gilberto, Dorival Caymmi, Cartoloa, Pixinguinha, Toquinho, Carlos Lyra, João Bosco, and many others, she brings a fresh authentic sound to the well known classics of Brazilian Jazz and Samba. The combination of Tera’s flawless Portuguese, warm vocals, and rhythm guitar adds up to an unforgettable performance you will not want to miss.

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January 15 Special Event: Bong-In You Quartet @ The Nash
Jan 15 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Bong-In You – vocals, Mike Kocour -piano, James Lee – bass, Ryan Anthony – drums

Bong-In You is a Korean vocalist who will be singing standards, originals, as well as jazz arrangements of traditional Korean songs.
Her impressive credentials include:
-Graduate majored in Applied Music at ChuGye University of Arts
-Performed at JARASUM International Jazz Festival
-Performed at Chilpo International Jazz Festival
-Performed at Arirang TV radio concert
-2011 Jecheon  International music and film Festival, won 2nd place.
-2012 Group named ‘Playhouse’  album”Woo a e”  recording
-2012 Group named ‘Gentle Rain’ 4th album “the wish” recording
-2014 Selected as a Rising Star vocalist (Jazz People Magazine)
-Currently teaches at Korea International Institute of Arts
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear an up & coming international jazz artist!
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January 17 Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families w/ Dmitri Matheny Group @ The Nash
Jan 17 @ 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Hot Dogs & Jazz

Dmitri Matheny – flugelhorn, Charles McNeal – saxophones, Matt Rollings – piano, Ted “T-Bone” 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 January 17 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.

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January 24 Special Latin Jazz Event: Carmela y Más @ The Nash
Jan 24 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


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, and special guest Rick Benavidez-guitar

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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