July 14 Rising Star: Eric Nakamoto

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for advance tickets Alex Price-trumpet, Joe Thomas-saxophone, Greg Hasson-guitar, Ben Cortez-piano, Eric Nakamoto-bass, Sam Russo-drums Eric Nakamoto is a bass player from Phoenix, Arizona who has been an active participant in the local scene since he was 15. Formerly a guitar player, Eric started playing the violin in […]

June 30 Catch A Rising Star: Connor Sample

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for advance tickets Connor Sample is a jazz drummer and composer based out of Phoenix, Arizona. His experience includes ten years of formal music education and six years as a professional musician working around the Phoenix area. Sample’s love for music began with […]

August 12 Catch A Rising Star: Vincent Thiefain and Matt McClintock

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets John Meier-guitar, Michael Kocour-piano, Vincent Thiefain-bass, Matt McClintock-drums Bassist Vincent Thiefain is pursuing his Bachelors degree in Music Performance in the Arizona State University Jazz Studies program. Drummer Matt McClintock recently graduated from the same program this May. While at ASU performing with the Concert Jazz […]

July 14 Catch A Rising Star: Miranda Agnew

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Miranda Agnew-trumpet, Ben Stowers-tenor saxophone, Michael Kocour-piano, Dylan Holly-bass, Nathan Hooker-drums A five-year member of the Tucson Jazz Institute, Miranda Agnew is currently a leading trumpet player in their award-winning Ellington Band.  At the 2015 Essentially Ellington Festival in New York City she was recognized as […]

June 17 Catch A Rising Star: Jesse Sumter

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Jesse Sumter-guitar, Jacob Lipp-saxophone, Nick Manson-piano, Bailey Zick-bass, Rob Moore-drums Jesse Sumter was raised in Phoenix and started playing the guitar at the age of 10. In high school, he played classical, jazz, and pop music. During this time, Jesse became active in Phoenix’s music […]

June 10 Catch A Rising Star: Max Goldschmid

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Max Goldschmid – multi-instrumentalist, Chris Herald – saxophones, Angelo Versace – piano, Jeff Sandberg – bass, Gibb Mandish – drums Max Goldschmid is 21 years old and resides in Tucson, Arizona. He has been playing music since age 6 when he started taking lessons […]

August 13 Catch A Rising Star: Alex Young

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Alto saxophonist Alex Young is a recent graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies. Young has studied with Bryon Ruth, Mike Kocour, Ralph Lalama, and Dave Pietro. He has performed at The Nash, the […]

July 31 Catch A Rising Star: Ira Hill

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Ira Hill – vocals, Raul Yañez – piano, Mike King – bass, Dom Moio – drums Ira Hill is a young jazz vocalist whose influences include everyone from Jon Hendricks to Frank Sinatra, Mark Murphy to Mel Torme. He has performed in jazz venues […]

July 24 Catch A Rising Star: Nathan Bitter

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets 17-year-old Nathan Bitter is a rising senior at Highland High School in Gilbert, Arizona. He is a member of the concert band, jazz band, symphony, and marching band. Bitter has been in the top All-State Jazz Band twice, and has also been […]

July 9 Catch A Rising Star: Alan Acosta

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Alan Acosta – alto saxophone, John Black – trombone and trumpet, Reid Riddiough – guitar, Robbie Lee – piano, Zach Lavine – bass, Gibb Mandish or Matt McClintock – drums Alto saxophonist Alan Acosta is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies degree […]