October 5 First Friday: Connor Sample

7:30 – 10:30 PM Free Admission Alex Young- alto sax, Keith Kelly-tenor sax, Zach Gillespie-piano/keyboards, Bailey Zick- bass, Connor Sample- drums/compositions Drummer and composer, Connor Sample, is ecstatic to be showcasing a variety of rhythmically driven and beautifully unsettling original music with a group of amazing musicians. The night will feature some old and new […]

September 21: #MeToo – A Concert of Contemporary Women in Jazz

7:30 PM $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets Claudia Bloom-keyboards, Mary Petrich-saxophones, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Connor Sample-drums Women are out there playing, arranging, and composing jazz! This is a celebration of contemporary women artists from around the country, such as Terri Lyn Carrington, Renee Rosnes, Melissa Aldana and Ingrid Jensen. Come enjoy […]

September 9 Jam Session: Zach Wiggins

6:00 – 9:00 PM $8, $5 Students w/ ID (at the door), free for instrumentalists & vocalists who sit in Zach Wiggins-piano/bandleader, Bailey Zick-bass, Connor Sample-drums Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a […]

August 3 First Friday: Lava Hot Jass Band

7:30 – 10:30 PM Free Admission Wen Wu–clarinet,  Zach Wiggins–piano, Connor Sample–drums And featuring special guest guitarist, Eric Bart! Lava Hot Jass Band is a newly formed (2017) New Orleans style jazz band. During the past year, Lava Hot has been making people move at numerous swing dance events and private parties in the Phoenix […]

June 10 Jam Session: Reid Riddiough

6:00 – 9:00 PM $8, $5 Students w/ ID (at the door), free for instrumentalists & vocalists who sit in Reid Riddiough-guitar/bandleader, Bailey Zick-bass, Connor Sample-drums Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always […]

May 25: The Nash Composers’ Coalition – So Much To Say…

7:30 PM $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets Nash Composers Coalition – So Much To Say… 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 Sample–drums As a follow-up to last December’s “Brilliant Covers” (a […]

January 26: Cactus Sandwich – The Music of Ted Sistrunk

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets Bryon Ruth-tenor sax, Scott Zimmer-alto & soprano sax, Danny Doyle-trumpet, Milas Yoes-trombone, Reid Riddiough-guitar, Mike Ozuna-guitar, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Jacob Eary-drums, Conner Sample-drums This performance will be mostly Sistrunk originals, or tunes he’s arranged. Illuminated by the great band listed above. Cactus […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]