On Monday, August 19, Desert City Jazz returns to the Nash, Phoenix’s nationally-acclaimed jazz club, for an inspiring evening of swinging big band jazz. The Nash’s crystal-clear sound and comfortable ambiance make it an ideal spot for relaxing and enjoying great music.
Our special guest is Eric Rasmussen, one of the Phoenix area’s foremost alto saxophonists, composers, and music educators. He is the Director of Instrumental Music at Scottsdale Community College and directs the SCC Jazz Orchestra and SCC Big Band. Eric earned a Masters in Music degree in Jazz Performance at the New England Conservatory and a BFA in Jazz Performance at the California Institute of the Arts. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe in venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and has recorded for the Steeplechase and Fresh Sounds labels. Eric is an in-demand clinician at colleges and high schools around the country. He currently performs with and composes for the progressive jazz group Running from Bears and the Nash Composers Collective.
The Nash is located at 110 E. Roosevelt Street in downtown Phoenix. Doors open at 7:00 and the band starts at 7:30. Beer, wine, soda, water, and snacks are available for purchase. Invite some friends and treat yourself to a fun night out!
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