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 […]

December 3 Jazz Matinee: City Jazz/EVJC/PCM

3:00 – 5:00 PM Admission: $10, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets The Power of Three: City Jazz/EVJC/PCM Jazz Ensemble It’s jazz to the power of three as these talented Phoenix-area student groups share a program together for the first time here at The Nash: • City Jazz (directed by Pamela […]

October 6 The Nash 5th Anniversary Celebration First Friday: 3N1 + Andy Gross

7:30 – 10:30 PM Free Admission Russ Schmidt-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums/percussion/electronics, Caleb Kilian-visual media, with special guest Andrew Gross-tenor saxophone Returning to The Nash for the October First Friday event, 3N1 offers a unique experience in integrated improvisation by combining the creative gifts of the Russell Schmidt Trio with the visual media artistry of […]

September 8: The Russell Schmidt Sextet

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for advance tickets Tito Carrillo – trumpet/flugelhorn, Brice Winston – tenor saxophone, Paul Ferguson – trombone, Russell Schmidt – piano/vocals, Dwight Kilian – bass, Rob Moore – drums Pianist Russell Schmidt returns to The Nash with his sextet, featuring some long-time friends in the front […]

August 12: Fred Forney Quartet

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for advance tickets Fred Forney-trumpet/flugelhorn, Russ Schmidt-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums The music of Geri Allen, Roy Hargrove, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and more. “Ingenious improvisation, delicate passion, incisive trumpeting and purity of tone.”  Dave Nathan, All Music Guide “He moves with […]

August 11 Rising Star: Misha Olarrea

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for advance tickets Misha Olarrea – tenor saxophone, Alan Acosta – alto saxophone, Alex Melnychuck – trumpet, Russell Schmidt – piano, Dylan Holly – bass, Kai Felix – drums Misha Olarrea is currently the lead tenor player of Tucson’s University High School Jazz […]

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 9 Jam Session: Russ Schmidt

6:00 – 9:00 PM Admission: $8, $5 Students w/ ID (at the door), free for instrumentalists & vocalists who sit in Russ Schmidt-piano/bandleader, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Buddy Banks-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 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 […]

April 1: Pentaphonic

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Andrew Gross-tenor sax, Russ Schmidt-piano, Reid Riddiough=guitar, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Rob Moore-drums This all-star group of Phoenix favorites presents a five-sided musical dream for your enjoyment! CLICK HERE for important info about access & parking during Final Four weekend events.