The Nash Adds Free HOT DOGS AND JAZZ Performances

Following its highly successful January debut, The Nash announces two new performances of its popular free concert for kids, HOT DOGS AND JAZZ, February 7th at 11 am and March 7 at 11 am at The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix on Roosevelt Row. The program is sponsored by Phoenix Suns Charities with hot dogs provided by award-winning Short Leash Hot Dog and Sausage Eatery.
Flugelhorn Master Dmitri Matheny leads this high energy show for families: HOT DOGS & JAZZ along with Mary Petrich on sax Nick Manson on piano, "T-Bone" Sistrunk on bass and John Lewis on drums.
Kids and their parents will enjoy this perfect 45 minute intro to jazz as the Dmitri Matheny Group performs a wide array of jazz styles, explores the different kinds of sounds and moods each of their instruments can produce and shares fascinating stories about the history of American music.

Following the show, families will enjoy prize contests for the kids, free corn dog bites and kid's "Pigs in Blankets" from Short Leash Hot Dogs for everyone in the audience, and a post-show meet and greet with the band.
Doors open at 10:30. Space is limited, reservations are recommended.
Free admission, RSVP at (Suggested donation of $3 at the door to help support the program)

The Nash is located at 110 E. Roosevelt.

The Jazz for Kids program is sponsored by Phoenix Suns Charities.

About Dmitri Matheny Group

Dmitri Matheny (flugelhorn) T-Bone Sistrunk (bass) John Lewis (drums) Mary Petrich (saxophone) Nick Manson (piano)

Dmitri Matheny (flugelhorn)

Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as "the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione" (San Jose Mercury News). First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, Matheny has matured into "one of the jazz world's most talented horn players" (San Francisco Chronicle), a leading figure on the international jazz scene and one of the most prolific musicians of his generation.

T-Bone Sistrunk (bass)Originally from Manhattan Kansas, Sistrunk attended Arizona State University to study with Chuck Mahronich. He has also studied with bassists Rufus Reid, Dave Holland, and Michael Formanack. Additionally, he has honed his composition, arranging and improvisational skills by studying with the always innovative trumpeter/composer/educator Ralph Alessi. Ted's talents and accomplishments combine to make him a valuable asset as bass instructor at Paradise Valley Community College.
John Lewis (drums)A native California, this LA based musician has recorded, toured and performed with many great entertainers including Natalie Cole, The Judds, Marvin Hamlish, Devid Benoit, Dave Koz as well as developed music for film and TV programs on Fox, HBO, Disney and A & E. He performs extensively around the country with a jam-packed appearance schedule.
Mary Petrich (saxophone)As a saxophonist Mary Petrich has been performing professionally and teaching since the age of 18. She holds a Master's degree in saxophone performance from ASU and a Bachelor's degree in saxophone performance from Indiana University. Although classically trained, the spontaneity and freedom of jazz has emerged as the driving force in her musical career.

Nick Manson (piano)Nick has been a guest lecturer and clinician at many schools and he developed and taught the music theory program for audio majors at the Art Institute of Seattle in the early 1990s. Currently Nick is a professor at Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ) in the Jazz Studies program, teaching jazz composition, arranging, playing ensembles and music business courses. Nick has often been a favorite featured artist on Jim Wilke's "Jazz in the Northwest" (KPLU), Don Gordon's Show (KIPO) and Blaise Lantana's 9 O'clock Speciall (KJZZ).

Short Leash Hot Dog and Sausage Eatery now operates 3 permanent locations, Sit...Stay located at 110 E. Roosevelt on Roosevelt Row, Biltmore Inside Union at 2502 E. Camelback and Rollover Doughnuts at 10 W. Vernon as well as continuing to roam Valley streets with its award-winning food truck, Short Leash Hotdogs. Short Leash Hotdogs and Sausages -Official NFL Super Bowl Food Vendor XLIX. -Yelp Top 100 places it eat in the U.S.A. - 2014, -2013 A.R.A. Foodist Award, Outstanding Food Truck-AZ Central Critics Choice+ Peoples Choice Best Food Truck 2012,-Winner of Phoenix New Times, Best Hot Dog 2013, Best Food Truck 2011, 2012,2013, 2014-Phoenix Magazine, Best Food Truck Readers Pick 2012, 2013, 2014 Best Hot Dog 2013, 2014.
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