February 2 First Friday: Running From Bears

7:30 – 10:30 PM Free Admission 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 2009 (A.D.) This Phoenix area jazz sextet […]

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 […]