September 8 The Nash/AZ Opera Crossover: Sarah Tucker

7:30 PM CLICK HERE for tickets ALL SEATS RESERVED VIP: $45. Preferred: $35, General: $25, Students (General section only): $15 Enjoy a fun jazz night with Arizona Opera Studio Artist alumni Sarah Tucker at The Nash on September 8, 2018 at 7:30PM! Sarah will be performing a concert that will feature music genres of Jazz, Opera, and a […]

May 25: The Nash Composers’ Coalition – So Much To Say…

7:30 PM $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets Nash Composers Coalition – So Much To Say… 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 Sample–drums As a follow-up to last December’s “Brilliant Covers” (a […]

May 19: East Valley Jazz Cooperative PLUS VJC Senior Showcase

3:00 – 4:45 PM $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets East Valley Jazz Cooperative PLUS VJC Senior Showcase The East Valley Jazz Cooperative, a 19-piece ensemble comprised of outstanding students in grades 8 through 12, will perform a matinee concert featuring works by notable big band writers including Oliver […]

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 – “Preferred” seating only) 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 […]

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 […]