The Nash

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! Bring a libation or two with you, 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 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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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,

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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