January 22 Jazz Matinee: Devon Bridgewater & New Nuance

3:00 – 5:00 PM

Admission: $15 General, $12 Seniors (60+), $10 JiA Members, $5 Students w/ ID, JiA Lifetime members & youth under age 12 admitted FREE

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Devon Leal Bridgewater-violin, trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn, Eric Bart-guitar, Ted Sistrunk-bass

Devon, Ted and Eric will be performing an enjoyable and exciting concert featuring trumpet players’ tunes like Chet Baker’s “It Could Happen To You” ; Miles Davis’ “Dear Old Stockholm” ; Dizzy Gillespie’s “Tin Tin Deo” ; Art Farmer’s “Change Partners.” Also featured, violin tunes like an up-tempo version of Django Reinhardt’s “Minor Swing.”

Devon and his Nuance Jazz Trio have been a mainstay on the Phoenix jazz scene since 1989. Devon is a native Phoenician and studied with pianist Charles Lewis while in high school and later worked with local legends, Prince Shell, Nadine Jansen and Armand Boatman.
Nuance performed at the Nash in September, 2016 to a standing-room only audience. Check out the review of that concert written by Patricia Myers at www.musicsceneaz.com (click “News” link). Devon’s New Nuance Trio also performed to an enthusiatic audience Thanksgiving weekend in November, 2016. The upcoming Jazz Matinee performance on January 22, 2017, will be a great opportunity to hear this award-winning trio during the afternoon and join or renew your “Jazz in Arizona” membership!
Bridgewater graduated from Harvard University in 1981 where he performed throughout his college career with the prestigious “Monday Night Jazz Band.” At Harvard, Devon studied with Dizzy Gillespie and Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) pianist, John Lewis. Devon gigged throughout the Boston area and was also a member of the Herb Pomeroy Big Band.

The Arizona Republic awarded Nuance as “Best Jazz Performers.” Devon was listed in the “City Scene” of Downbeat Magazine and has won performance awards from “Jazz in Arizona” and KJZZ. Nuance has toured internationally and appeared on national television (FoodNation with Bobby Flay). In addition to his music career, Devon is currently writing his Ph.D. dissertation at Arizona State University (History) and teaches U.S. History and Mexican American History at Phoenix College and ASU.
Recently Devon performed with the superb guitarist, Howard Alden and recorded several arrangements by Prince Shell with the “Ted Goddard Tentette.” Devon’s “New Nuance” is now producing a new recording for release in 2017.

Please join Devon Bridgewater’s “New Nuance” for a great afternoon of solid, swingin’ jazz!

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