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Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising 4:30 pm

PJGR is designed to teach young female musicians the basic skills of jazz.  In this 8-week program we will learn well-known jazz tunes and create improvised solos to express individuality.  The course will culminate in a performance at the Nash, open to the public, friends and family!

Thursdays 4:30 - 6:30 pm, 9/26-11/21
Instructors: Mary Petrich & Claudia Bloom

  • Must have one year or more playing your instrument. 
  • All instruments welcome
  • Able to commit to the 8-week program
  • Have a desire to learn how to play jazz/improvise music
The Gospel Choir at The Nash 7:30pm

The Gospel Choir at The Nash

Directed by Dr. Robert Body

The Gospel Choir at the Nash is an opportunity to sing song forms like spirituals, gospel, and anthems and to connect with others without fear or judgment. This singing opportunity promises to be a fun filled environment filled with positive vibes, vocal development, traditional & contemporary gospel music with a touch of stage presence. Putting these elements together will help create a presentation, to be performed in front of family, friends and supporters at the end of the 12 week course.

This twelve-week program meets Monday night from 7:30 - 9:30, beginning on September 9th.

Open to the community. Students younger than 14 years old must have an adult co-enrolled and present at all times. The Gospel Choir at The Nash is open to all community members regardless of their faith.

Full tuition: $100 (12 weeks)
Drop-in tuition: $20/session
***Drop-ins are welcome and encouraged.

The Nash Futures Workshop 4:00 pm


Contrary to common belief, jazz improvisation is a learned skill.  It is a language developed over time through the process of listening and imitation.  Eventually, short phrases can be linked together into longer musical sentences, conveying deeper meaning and understanding.

The Nash Futures Workshop offers young musicians (ages 10 - 17) the space to explore these ideas--to navigate the related scales, arpeggios, and chords--so that they can begin to speak the language of jazz.  Familiarity with "Maiden Voyage" by Jamey Aebersold is recommended but not required.  No prior experience of playing jazz is required, but knowledge of major scales is helpful.  This class is perfect for the novice who would like to learn to solo in jazz combos or bands.  All instruments are welcome.

Monday nights from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Nash from September 9, 2019 - December 16, 2019, 15 weeks, $150.00

Instructor:  Pam Morita

The Nash Vocal Jazz Ensemble 7:30


The Nash Vocal Ensemble is a community based group interested in jazz which rehearses one night a week at The Nash, in downtown Phoenix. Members of the ensemble will work with Amerind to develop vocal techniques, collaborate with fellow musicians, and create their individual stage presence and style.

The Nash Vocal Ensemble will perform throughout the year at The Nash as well as at other engagements around the Valley. Funding for the Nash Vocal Ensemble is tuition-based. Some scholarships may be available for qualified individuals.

Meeting on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm from September 3rd - December 17th.

Admission by audition. Please contact Gregory Amerind for more information: