August 13 Special Event: Bobby Watson Quartet, featuring Lewis Nash

7:00 PM (Two Sets)

Admission:  $65 *V.I.P. (each), $42, $32. (Student ticket: $20; restrictions apply.) All seats reserved.
*VIP front section, 4-seat table purchase required. Only 4 VIP tables available.

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Bobby Watson-sax | Stephen Scott-piano | Curtis Lundy-bass | Lewis Nash-drums

Saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator Bobby Watson grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. He trained formally at the University of Miami, after which, he earned his “doctorate” – on the bandstand – as musical director of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

For more than three decades, Watson has contributed consistently intelligent, sensitive and well-thought-out music…and his magnificent tone to the modern-day jazz lexicon – including some 30 recordings as a leader and another 100+ recordings as either co-leader or in support of other like-minded musicians. Watson has also recorded more than 100 original compositions, including the soundtrack of A Bronx Tale, which marked Robert DeNiro’s 1993 directorial debut.

Watson, who was at The Nash with Javon Jackson’s The Jazz Message in 2015, returns to celebrate his recent critically acclaimed recording project, Made in America. The album’s material provides a history lesson with each tune, paying tribute to the accomplishments of Black Americans, many of whose contributions have been overlooked or forgotten.

Watson’s quartet features the album’s all-star band – pianist Stephen Scott, bassist Curtis Lundy, and Lewis Nash on drums. In addition to bringing their respective creative, individual intuitions to the group, this rhythm section shares the common history of having provided what Lewis Nash dubbed, “a feeling of intense swing” for legendary songstress Betty Carter.

Be there for the ride as The Nash presents another extraordinary evening of swinging world-class jazz on Sunday, August 13th. Showtime is 7 p.m. with 2 sets. All seats reserved.

Bobby Watson’s “Made In America” on Soundcloud: bobby-watson-made-in-america

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