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 […]

January 28: Sonrisa

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Scott Sadlon-drums, Frank Smith-saxophone/flute,  Joe Corral-flute/percussion, Eric Bart-guitar, Ioannis Goudelis-piano,/accordion, Bob Lashier-bass, Joe Garcia-percussion Led by drummer Scott Sadlon, SONRISA is a collective of some of the most talented jazz musicians in the Phoenix area.  Named after the Spanish word for “Smile” the group […]

October 16 Sunday Jazz Matinee: Charles Lewis Quintet

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 Charles Lewis-piano, Joe Corral-flute, Frank Smith-sax/flute, Dwight Kilian-bass, Dom Moio-drums Few names in the jazz community command more respect than Charles Lewis, the first […]

March 12 Mainstream Jazz: Sonrisa

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Scott Sadlon-drums/bandleader, Frank Smith-sax/flute, Yanni Goudelis-piano, Eric Bart-guitar, Dwight Kilian-bass, Joe Garcia-percussion Drumming and Dentistry don’t normally have anything to do with each other.  But for Scott Sadlon, it makes perfect sense.  For the last twenty years or so, Scott has been pursuing […]

November 12: Frank Smith (the Soulful Sax Guy) & Home Cookin’

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Frank Smith, (the Soulful Sax Guy) and Home Cookin’ do a tribute to the soulful sax players! We will be featuring the music of King Curtiss, Hank Crawford, Maceo Parker, Stanley Turrentine, Eddie Harris and David Sanborn. Home Cookin’ has […]

October 24 Mainstream Jazz: Sonrisa

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Scott Sadlon-drums/bandleader, Frank Smith-sax/flute, Yanni Goudelis-piano, Eric Bart-guitar, Robert Lashier-bass, Joe Garcia-percussion Drumming and Dentistry don’t normally have anything to do with each other.  But for Scott Sadlon, it makes perfect sense.  For the last twenty years or so, Scott has been pursuing both […]

June 13 Mainstream Jazz: Frank Smith (the Soulful Sax Guy) & Home Cookin’

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Frank Smith, (the Soulful Sax Guy) and Home Cookin’ do a tribute to the soulful sax players! We will be featuring the music of King Curtiss, Hank Crawford, Maceo Parker, Stanley Turrentine, Eddie Harris and David Sanborn. Home Cookin’ has […]

January 3 Special Latin Jazz Event: Tera Crisalida & Friends

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Tera Crisalida – vocals/guitar, Frank Smith – sax/flute, Felix Sainz – bass, Miro De Sa – drums/percussion Being of Brazilian heritage, Tera became familiar with Brazilian music at a young age. She began playing guitar at age 12 and has […]

August 22 Special Event: Nash Summer Jazz Faculty Concert

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $10 General, $5 Students with ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Denise Martin – vocals, Frank Smith – sax, Adam Roberts – sax , Raul Yanez – piano, Will Goble – bass, Dom Moio – drums We’re very proud of our Summer Workshop faculty here at The Nash, and especially proud to […]

July 19 Mainstream Jazz: Smith, Bart & Douglas Trio

7:30 – 10:00 PM Admission: $15 General, $12 Seniors (60+) & JiA Members, $5 students with ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Frank Smith – sax/flute, Eric Bart – guitar, Steve Douglas – bass This trio of Valley favorites is a mainstay at the ASU Arts Cafe. When you hear their unique approach to jazz standards, Brazilian beats, funky […]