March 31: Adam Roberts Presents: Art Pepper + 11

7:30 PM CLICK HERE for tickets All Seats Reserved. $35 VIP , $30 Premium, $25 Preferred, Students $15 (25 & Under w/ ID) Eric Rasmussen-alto sax, Adam Roberts-tenor sax, Keith Kelly-bari sax, Mark Gosiewski-trumpet, Derek Sanchez-trumpet, Steve McCallister-trombone, Matt Lennex-trombone, Russell Schmidt-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Adam Roberts presents Art Pepper +11 Adam Roberts has assembled some of the brightest stars in the Valley music […]

March 4 Jazz Matinee: Vicki McDermitt + 7, “Love In the Afternoon”

3:00 – 5:00 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets Join Vicki for an afternoon of your favorite classic jazz vocals. Accompanying Vicki is a stellar band of seven acclaimed musicians! Russ Schmidt-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums, Andrew Gross-sax, Fred Forney-trumpet, Bill Moio, guitar, and Joe Garcia-percussion Vicki is […]

March 2 First Friday: Zac Carson CD Release Show

7:30 – 10:30 PM Free Admission Zac Carson-bass, Russ Schmidt-piano, Mike Ozuna-guitar, Rob Moore-drums As a bassist, composer, bandleader, and educator, Zac Carson has developed a modern playing style that draws from the jazz tradition, incorporating many influences from rock, classical, and folk. Currently based in Queens, NY, Zac is known for his lyrical playing, […]

February 17: Valley Jazz Cooperative – Combo Spotlight

3:00 – 5:00 PM Admission: $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets Select members of the East Valley Jazz Cooperative and West Valley Jazz Cooperative big bands come together for a Combo Spotlight event, performing American songbook standards and original jazz classics in a small group format. VJC Director/pianist Russell Schmidt, bassist Dwight Kilian, […]

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 […]