August 5: West Coast Cool Octet

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for advance tickets Frank Smith-tenor sax, Paul Brewer-baritone sax, Denny Monce-trumpet, Mark Witt-trombone, Russ Schmidt-piano, Eric Bart-guitar, Vic Kottner-bass, Bob McKeon-drums This performance will feature the music of Dave Pell, whose legendary 1940’s-era California-based octet employed a who’s-who of West Coast jazz […]

July 8: Jimmy Nistico & Jazz Express

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) K HERE for advance tickets Jimmy Nistico-sax, Denny Monce-trumpet, Dave Henning-piano, Selwyn Reams-bass, Bruce Stodola-drums Jim Nistico was born in Syracuse, NY, and raised in a musical home with older brother Sal Nistico paving the way on saxophone. Jim got started on clarinet at age […]

January 21: Jimmy Nistico & Jazz Express

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Jimmy Nistico-sax, Denny Monce-trumpet, Dave Henning-piano, Selwyn Reams-bass, Bruce Stodola-drums Jim Nistico was born in Syracuse, NY, and raised in a musical home with older brother Sal Nistico paving the way on saxophone. Jim got started on clarinet at age 10, switching to tenor […]

November 19: Denny Monce Quintet – Hard Bop & Beyond

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets The Denny Monce Quintet – Hard Bop & Beyond Denny Monce-trumpet/flugelhorn, Bryon Ruth-tenor sax, Russ Schmidt-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Dennis Monce is a free-lance trumpet player in the Phoenix Valley. Having traveled much of the Western Hemisphere playing on cruise ships, he […]

September 20 Jazz In AZ Party: Fall Equinox Party All-Stars

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 CLICK HERE for advance tickets Since this Sunday Jazz Party follows the Annual Meeting of Jazz in AZ/The Nash, we’ll be celebrating the year’s accomplishments and our bright future […]

July 12 Mainstream Jazz: Jim Nistico’s Jazz Express “All-Stars”

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15 General, $12 Seniors (60+) & JiA Members, $5 students with ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets! Jim Nistico-saxophone, Denny Monce-trumpet, Dave Henning-piano, Jack Radivich-bass, John Lewis-drums This group of local “All-Stars” will be playing the music of Dexter Gordan, Hank Mobley, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Art Blakey, with tributes to Cannonball Adderley and a big band salute to Duke […]

March 1 Mainstream Jazz: The CleveTet

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15 General, $12 Seniors (60+) & JiA members, $5 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets! Cleve Huff – drums, Denny Monce – trumpet, Dave Henning – piano, Selwyn Reams – bass CleveTet founder Cleve Huff has put together an outstanding ensemble of four top jazz musicians in the Phoenix area […]