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 […]

August 27: The Nash Legacy Ensembles – Auditions

3:00 PM The Nash Legacy Ensembles Michael Kocour and Eric Rasmussen, directors Two years ago, The Nash launched The Nash Legacy Ensemble program, intended for exceptional high school music students in the Phoenix metropolitan area to pursue the art of small jazz ensemble improvisation, composition, and arranging. During the 2017-2018 season, we will once again […]

August 18: Rasmussen/Thiefain/McClintock

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for advance tickets Eric Rasmussen-sax, Vincent Thiefain-bass, Matt McClintock-drums Three progressive jazz musicians come together to form Rasmussen/Thiefain/McClintock, a group dedicated to the performance of contemporary music. This ambitious trio honors elements of bebop, post-bop, and avant-garde music to create an unorthodox yet […]

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 […]

May 2 & 3: Scottsdale CC Jazz Combos

7:30 PM Enjoy two nights of jazz with the Scottsdale Community College Jazz Combos, under the direction of Eric Rasmussen. Admission: $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for Tuesday night advance tickets CLICK HERE for Wednesday night advance tickets

April 14: Will Goble’s AudioDrama Octet

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Will Goble-bassist and composer, Eric Rasmussen-alto saxophone, Mary Petrich-tenor and soprano saxophone, Keith Kelly-bass clarinet, Steve McCallister-trombone, Jeff Libman-guitar, Matt Williams-piano, Ryan Anthony-drums “Audio Drama,” bassist Will Goble’s newest undertaking on the heels of his 2016 release “Consider The Blues,” is a collection of large ensemble […]

February 28: SCC Jazz Orchestra with special guest John Hollenbeck

7:30 PM Admission: $25, $15 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets The Scottsdale Community College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Eric Rasmussen, presents special guest artist composer and drummer, John Hollenbeck. Composer/percussionist and four-time Grammy nominee John Hollenbeck is renowned in both jazz and new-music worlds. He has gained widespread recognition as the driving […]

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 […]

December 13: The Nash Legacy Ensembles

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $5 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Nash Legacy Ensemble Red – Michael Kocour, director Nash Legacy Ensemble Blue – Eric Rasmussen, director Come join The Nash Legacy Ensembles, The Nash’s all-star high school combos, in their final concert of 2016. The Nash Legacy Ensembles – (Michael Kocour and Eric […]

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 […]