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October 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in Jazzbird for Jazz For the Soul on Sunday, October 22nd as we welcome the Robby Carrillo Quartet! The Quartet features headliner, drummer, composer, educator, and recording artist, Robby Carrillo. The other talented artists performing include Nick Manson–piano, Andrew Gross–tenor sax, and Ben Hedquist–bass.

Robby Carrillo– Drummer, percussionist, and educator, based in Phoenix, Arizona. He began playing music professionally at age 16. Carrillo attended Arizona State where he received the Jazzbird Scholarship and studied jazz performance and composition under Dom Moio and Michael Kocour. Carrillo has performed with greats, Joe Lovano, Fred Forney, Michael Kocour, Armand Boatman, Marty Ashby, Charles Lewis, and many others. He opened for Benny Golson in Chicago at the famed Jazz Showcase. Carrillo is an in-demand drummer, and seasoned studio musician. Currently, Carrillo is the drum set instructor at Mesa Community College and Arizona Christian University.

Nick Manson– A talented jazz pianist and keyboardist, this two-time Emmy Award winning multifaceted musician is also a producer who has excelled in several fields. His piano playing is swinging, lyrical, consistently inventive and individual. Nick’s performances are both accessible and creative, appealing to a wide audience yet he remains true to himself. The list of notables Nick has worked with includes B.B. King, Bud Shank, Diana Krall, Ernie Watts, Brice Winston, just to name a few.

Andrew Gross– Music Director for Young Sounds of Arizona. Andrew has studied with jazz musicians, Chris Potter, Rufus Reid, Rich Perry, Tony Malaby, Dewey Redman and Reggie Workman. He performs regularly with the Phoenix Symphony and is called on to play studio gigs for others as well as recording three projects of his own. He has served as featured soloist on GCU Faculty Recitals and Thunder Big Band as well as Mesa Community College’s Big Band.

Ben Hedquist– Ben teaches at Glendale Community College and is one of the Valley’s most in-demand bassists. He is known for his versatility and is at home playing anything from jazz to classical music. Hedquist was a finalist in the 2016 European Double Bass Congress jazz bass competition held in Prague, Czech Republic. He performs frequently with Michael Kocour, Jeff Libman, Eric Rasmussen, Keith Kelly, Adam Roberts, and Dom Moio. He has also performed with notables, Joe Locke, Peter Bernstein, George Garzone, Miguel Zenon, Glenn Zaleski, John Hollenbeck, Chris Cheek, George Colligan, Ben Wendel, and Lewis Nash. He can be found around the valley performing his own projects. He released his first album “The Mists of Uncertainty” in 2019.

This will be a night of rhythm and groove you won’t want to miss!

All JFTS Concerts are FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30pm. All donations received will benefit local and international humanitarian causes.

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8445 E. Hartford Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255 United States
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Vicki McDermitt
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October 22, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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