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The Nash is owned by Jazz in Arizona, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Located at 110 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, it is named for “the most valuable player” in jazz (Modern Drummer Magazine), Phoenix native Lewis Nash. The Nash preserves the cultural treasure of American music history, showcases live performance and ensures the future of the […]

“Lush Life” Art Show


On exhibit through June 5th, “Lush Life” is a celebration in art of the 100th year anniversary of Billy Strayhorn, composer of the beautiful song by that title. This show includes art inspired by his lyrics depicting Paris and jazz music, of “come what may places” and spaces with the many different feels of life. Featuring these fine […]

Jazz Classes


APRIL JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH Every April, Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) highlights the glories of jazz as both a historical and a living treasure. Here is one special month to draw greater public attention to the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz and its importance to American culture. The Nash joins musicians, concert halls, schools, colleges , museums, […]