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June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday, June 23rd at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes Russell Schmidt & nuV to the Jazzbird stage. NuV (rhymes with “groovy”) is Russell’s latest creation, an intergenerational quintet featuring musicians from across the country. Featured artists include Russell Schmidt–Piano, Stephanie Tateiwa–Alto Sax, Brice Winston–Tenor Sax, Oliver Gomez–Bass, and Rob Moore–Drums.
NuV will perform a mix of original compositions and familiar jazz classics, with a special focus on interesting and creative grooves that ensure the music feels great.

Pianist/composer Russell Schmidt has performed with such celebrated artists as Carl Allen, John Hollenbeck, Joe Lovano, Gerry Mulligan, Arturo Sandoval, and Clark Terry. Additionally, he has served as a keyboard soloist with more than thirty professional orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. Among his recordings as a leader are Anachromysticism, which highlights Russell’s wide-ranging efforts as a jazz composer; Jazz Triptych, Volume I – The Sacred, a collection of hymns and spirituals reimagined in the jazz language; and his most recent release, the companion album Jazz Triptych, Volume II – The Secular.

As a composer and arranger, Russell has written for artists as varied as saxophonists Bob Berg and Michael Brecker, the Ying Quartet, and the chamber music group Rhythm & Brass. His compositions and arrangements have been released by Advance Music, GIA Publications, the Penfield Commission Project, and VJC Publications.

Enjoy some great jazz and choose from a fine selection of wine, craft beers, and catered dinner options for purchase. Doors open at 6:00 pm; $10 cover charge at the door for the entirety of the event, reservations are not required. Check back here or visit our Facebook page the Thursday before this event for a more detailed dining menu.

JBN Russel Schmidt and nuV No Date

Reservations are not required

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8445 E. Hartford Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255 United States
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David Bauer
(800) 785-3318


June 23
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Reservations are not required