December 8: Brilliant Covers – Nash Composers Coalition performs the music of Thelonious Monk

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets Eric Rasmussen – alto sax, Mary Petrich – tenor sax, Adam Roberts – tenor sax, Keith Kelly – baritone sax, Zach Gillespie – cornet, Jeff Libman – guitar, Gabe Hall-Rodrigues – accordion, Russell Schmidt – piano, Ben Hedquist – bass, Connor […]

November 24: Union 32 plays The Beatles’ Revolver

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets Union/32 Quintet: Keith Kelly – Tenor Saxophone and Flute, Adam Roberts – Tenor and Soprano Saxophone, Brett Reed – Vibraphone, Ben Hedquist – Upright Bass, Conor Sample – Drums and Cymbals A kaleidoscopic view of the great record, taking the audience to unexplored aspects of […]

October 14: Matt Lennex & The Giants of Jazz

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for advance tickets Matt Lennex-trombone, Adam Roberts-tenor & soprano saxophones, Nick Manson-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Matt Lennex & the Giants of Jazz present a tribute to the jazz trombone masters: Johnson, Fontana, Fuller, Nanton, & more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lalIUq9xfyQ

October 13: Adam Roberts & Wicked Children

7:30 PM Admission: $20. $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets Adam Roberts-saxes/effects, Keith Kelly-woodwinds, Matt Lennex-trombone, Michael Collins-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Featuring original music from Adam Roberts, as well as songs from Radiohead, The Punch Brothers, tUnE-yArDs, and others.

September 15: The Mammoth Ensemble

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for advance tickets Derek Nellis-trumpet, Nick Menasco-alto sax, Adam Roberts-tenor sax, Steve McCarvel-baritone sax, Matt Vezey-trombone, Shea Marshall-piano, Rob Wagener-bass, Erik Teichmann-drums The “Mammoth Ensemble” is an 8-piece modern jazz group brought together by Derek Nellis, a local composer and musician in Phoenix.  […]

May 19: The Nash Composers Coalition

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for advance tickets Eric Rasmussen-alto sax, Mary Petrich-tenor sax, Adam Roberts-tenor sax, Keith Kelly-baritone sax, Megan DeJarnett-trumpet, Jeff Libman-guitar, Matt Williams-vibraphone, Russell Schmidt-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Connor Sample-drums As a follow-up to its highly successful December 2016 debut performance, the Nash Composers Coalition returns […]

February 17: Running From Bears CD Release Party

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Eric Rasmussen-alto saxophone, Adam Roberts-tenor/soprano sax, Keith Kelly-tenor/baritone sax, Jeff Libman-guitar, Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Forged from a dangerous combination of modern jazz, iron ore and rabies, Running From Bears came into being after a fateful lightning storm in early summer of […]

January 27: Russell Schmidt presents Fallen Idols – The Music of Brecker & Grolnick

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Adam Roberts-soprano & tenor sax, Brice Winston-tenor sax, Russell Schmidt-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Caleb Michel-drums Russell Schmidt leads an all-star quintet in a musical tribute to two iconic artists who were frequent collaborators throughout their careers: saxophonist/composer Michael Brecker and pianist/composer Don Grolnick. Don Grolnick was a founding […]

December 9: Nash Composers Coalition – Debut Performance!

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Eric Rasmussen-alto sax, Mary Petrich-tenor sax, Adam Roberts-tenor sax, Keith Kelly-baritone sax, Megan DeJarnett-trumpet, Jeff Libman-guitar, Matt Williams-vibraphone, Russell Schmidt-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Connor Sample-drums Ten composers. Ten performers. Ten premieres. Developed as a fresh, creative outlet for Phoenix jazz artists, the Nash […]

July 9: Papa John DeFrancesco

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Papa John DeFrancesco-B3 organ, Adam Roberts-sax, Mike Ozuna-guitar, Joe Costello-drums The father of renowned jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco, “Papa John” had his career revived when his son’s success helped bring about the renaissance of the Hammond organ. The elder DeFrancesco began playing trumpet when […]