Sat, January 13, 2018
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2018-01-13 7:30 pm
Jimmy Nistico And Jazz Express at The Nash
7:30pm – 10:30pm; Tickets: $20 adults/$10 students; www.thenash.org or 602-795-0464; Jimmy Nistico's Jazz Express with Devon Bridgewater trumpet/violin, Dave Henning-piano, Selywn Reams-bass, Glenn Davis-drums. Playing straight ahead, mainstream Jazz.With tributes to Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderly, Wayne Shorter, Hank Mobley and Horace Silver. Jimmy Nistico was born in Syracuse, NY, and raised in a musical home with older brother Sal Nistico paving the way on saxophone. Jim got started on clarinet at age 10, switching to tenor sax (Sal's hand me down) at age 15. He played his first professional gig at 16 and continued playing in local clubs until age 21, when he landed a "pit band "gig at 3 Rivers Inn in upstate NY, backing Patti Page, Jerry Vale, Al Martino , and several other music legends of the day. From there, he joined Stan Collela and the official N.Y.State band playing for Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney, Maxine Sullivan, Jack Jones, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole and the whole Motown Circuit.
The Nash, 110 E Roosevelt St