Brice Winston, tenor sax
Russell Schmidt, piano
Chris Finet, bass
Rob Moore, drums
And special guests:
Peter Margulies, trumpet
John Wojciechowski, tenor sax
The Russell Schmidt Sextet returns to The Nash for the first time in 2020, with a line-up that includes great jazz musicians from all over the country!
Saxophonist John Wojciechowski comes to The Nash from St. Charles, IL, where he is a celebrated educator and one of the leading musicians on the music scene in Chicago. John and Russ have known one another and worked together for more than twenty years, dating back to when both were active performers in Ohio and Michigan music scenes.
Peter Margulies travels to Phoenix from Salt Lake City, UT, where he serves as Associate Principal Trumpet in the Utah Symphony. Also an accomplished jazz trumpeter, Peter and Russ have known each other for more than thirty years, going back to when they were both students at the Eastman School of Music.
Also joining Russ on the bandstand are a trio of more frequent collaborators from across Arizona: saxophonist Brice Winston (Tucson Jazz Institute), Chris Finet (Northern Arizona University), and Rob Moore (MSW Ministries). Says the bandleader: "I am truly excited to have the all-too-rare treat of sharing the stage with John and Peter, and with sharing the two of them with Brice, Chris, Rob, and our Phoenix audience. It'll be a remarkable evening of creative musicmaking."