September 10: Ben Hedquist

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Ben Hedquist - bass, Eric Rasmussen - alto saxophone, Jeff Libman - guitar, Matt Williams - piano, Ryan Anthony - drums

Ben Hedquist hails from Stevens Point, Wisconsin and is currently a Teaching Assistant at Arizona State University where he is completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts. Since moving to the Phoenix metropolitan area three years ago, Ben has become one of the city’s most in demand bassists. He plays regularly with the jazz sextet, Running from Bears with saxophonists Eric Rasmussen, Adam Roberts and Keith Kelly, Guitarist Jeff Libman, and Drummer Ryan Anthony. He has also performed with Mike Kocour, Dom Moio, Bill Moio, Joe Gallivan, Mark Fewer, Allan Chase, Lucas Pino, Joe Locke, and Chris Cheek.

This will be Hedquist’s first appearance at The Nash as a band leader. The show will include his own original compositions as well as compositions by musicians such as William Parker and Jimmy Guiffre with styles ranging from straight ahead swing to the avant-garde.

Admission: $15, $8 Students w/ ID
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