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.

March 3 First Friday: 3N1

7:30 – 10:30 PM Free Admission Russell Schmidt – piano, Dwight Kilian – bass, Rob Moore – drums, Caleb Kilian – visual media Returning to The Nash for the March 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 […]

January 27: Russell Schmidt presents Fallen Idols – The Music of Brecker & Grolnick

7:30 PM Admission: $20, $10 Students w/ ID CLICK HERE for advance tickets Adam Roberts-soprano & tenor sax, Brice Winston-tenor sax, Russell Schmidt-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Caleb Michel-drums Russell Schmidt leads an all-star quintet in a musical tribute to two iconic artists who were frequent collaborators throughout their careers: saxophonist/composer Michael Brecker and pianist/composer Don Grolnick. Don Grolnick was a founding […]

January 15 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, Connor Sample-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 […]

December 3 Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas: Mike Crotty & Deater O’Neill

7:30 PM Admission: $15, $12 Seniors, $10 Students/under 21, Youth under 12 Free CLICK HERE for advance tickets Featuring: Deater O’Neill-vocals, Mike Crotty-trumpet/saxophones and flutes, Russ Schmidt-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Ken French-drums, Brett Reed-vibes Composer/arranger Mike Crotty, singer Deater O’Neill and their sextet have put a new twist on the old, familiar Christmas tunes, combining some “special spices” with a bit o’ humor […]