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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Jazz at the Nash Volume 2: Roots in AZ

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This is the second in a series of In Pictures articles on The Nash, a jazz club and educational institution that is at the heart of the jny: Phoenix jazz universe. This article celebrates visiting musicians who have roots in Arizona.

Tenor titan Tony Malaby, a native of Tucson, brought his outstanding group Paloma ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Smokin' at The Nash

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Jazz cognoscenti may not think of jny: Phoenix as a hotbed of great jazz. However, a confluence of factors contributes to a remarkably vibrant jazz scene. The city boasts a wealth of excellent jazz education programs spread across universities and community colleges. This has attracted great musicians and educators from around the country who play the ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Global Music Adventures at the Musical Instrument Museum

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The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), located in North jny: Phoenix, is a singularly unique experience in the world of music or museums, for that matter. The MIM displays over 6500 instruments from all corners of the globe. The experience is enhanced by superb video and audio presentations that situate the music in historical and cultural contexts. ...

NEWS: EVENT

Young Sounds Of Arizona Announces Free Concert & Master Class With Renowned Tenor Saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi

Young Sounds Of Arizona Announces Free Concert & Master Class With Renowned Tenor Saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi

Young Sounds of Arizona is pleased to announce that renowned tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi will be joining our ensembles on Monday May 8th at the Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale for a free performance that is open to the public. “Jerry Bergonzi is a fantastic saxophonist and truly understands jazz at its core. We are thrilled ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Angelo Hart: Storyteller

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On his second release as a leader, the impressionistic and introspective Storyteller, pianist Angelo Hart impressively balances his instrumental virtuosity with his compositional ingenuity. Hart expresses a range of overlapping emotions as he draws on various influences while creating his intricate and engaging pieces.

The melancholic “Daybreak" is filled with a deep and stirring ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Trevor Anderies Quintet at Fresh Santa Fe

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Trevor Anderies Quintet
Fresh Santa Fe
New Music Series
Santa Fe, NM
September 3, 2016

To be perfectly honest, most of the bands that come to Santa Fe, NM are playing fill-in gigs between dates in jny: Albuquerque (or jny: Phoenix) and jny: Denver. And that's okay because it just ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Tony Monaco: Taking Jazz Organ to the Summit

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Columbus, Ohio native Tony Monaco is primed and ready to place jazz organ in a whole new spotlight. Although he has been a playing musician for most of his life, it has been during the past sixteen years that he has made the biggest strides as an artist. A gifted educator with a unique approach to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bassist Will Goble Releases "Consider The Blues" On OA2 Records On May 20th

Bassist Will Goble Releases "Consider The Blues" On OA2 Records On May 20th

For his second recording as a leader, bassist Will Goble is joined by drummer Dave Potter, his long-time rhythm section mate in Jason Marsalis' Quartet, master saxophonist Greg Tardy and the Atlanta-based pianist Louis Heriveaux. Through arrangements of compositions by Mary Lou Williams and George Gershwin, and originals inspired by the 2015 Nepali earthquakes, racial injustice, and ...

NEWS: JOB POSTING

Jazz In Arizona/The Nash in Phoenix Announces A Search For Managing Director

Jazz in Arizona Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, is seeking a full-time Managing Director for its 4-year old venue. The Nash is a world-class performance venue and education center located in the heart of one of America’s most vibrant Arts Districts, Roosevelt Row, in Phoenix, AZ. The mission of The Nash is to celebrate the rich tradition ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

George "Pepe" Grant: 1937-2016

By Patricia Myers George “Pepe" Grant, 78, a memorable entertainment personality and renowned doo-wop and pop music vocalist, died January 13 following emergency heart surgery. He had resided and performed in the metro-Phoenix area since 1984, but his entertainment career began as a teenager in Philadelphia, eventually expanding to world tours.

His satiny tenor voice ...


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