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Aug
26
Fri
August 26: The Central City Jazz Band @ The Nash
Aug 26 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Mike Shellans-piano, Natalie Gallatin-tenor sax, Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums

Composer and pianist Mike Shellans leads the Central City Jazz band through a broad repertoire of standard Jazz tunes and his original compositions. Mike has been on the ASU Music Faculty since 1985, and has performed on piano or trombone with a wide variety of entertainers, including Bob Hope, The Moody Blues, Henry Mancini, Sammy Davis Jr., George Burns, The Temptations, Wayne Newton, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole and The O’Jays.

Aug
27
Sat
August 27: Cal Tjader Project @ The Nash
Aug 27 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Scott Zimmer – sax/flute, Brett Reed – vibes, Ted Sistrunk – bass, John Lewis – drums, Joe Garcia – congas

With exciting performances of Mambo, Cha cha cha, and other grooves, The Cal Tjader Tribute Band pays homage to one of the most important Latin-jazz artists of the last century.

Including the best musicians in the valley, Brett Reed on Vibes, Scott Zimmer on sax and flute, Joe Garcia playing congas, John Lewis drums, and Ted Sistrunk on bass, it’s an exuberant and rousing show!

Aug
28
Sun
August 28 Jam Session: Chris Finet @ The Nash
Aug 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Photo by Diane Banyai

Photo by Diane Banyai

Chris Finet-bass/bandleader, Nick Manson-piano, John Lewis-drums

Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz.

Sep
2
Fri
September 2 First Friday: Trevor Anderies Quintet @ The Nash
Sep 2 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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Trevor Anderies-drums, Alina Roitstein-vocals, Andrew Conrad-tenor sax/clarinet/bass clarinet, Greg Uhlmann-guitar, Emilio Terranova-bass

Trevor Anderies began his career as a bandleader in 2008 after achieving the honor of recording at Capitol Records for the annual CalArts Jazz CD. Soon after, the modern jazz collective, Slumgum, was formed. Over the next eight years, they toured extensively around the United States, most notably at the Rubin Museum of Art, LACMA, and the Angel City Jazz Festival. They performed clinics at CU Boulder, Denver University, George Mason University, and the University of Reno, Nevada. In 2010, they were participants in the Aspen Snowmass Young Artists Program led by Christian McBride, and in 2013, they received the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming.

Aside from co-leading Slumgum, the Trevor Anderies Ensemble took shape as an outlet for Anderies to focus on his own compositions. In 2009, Trevor’s trio performed at Sappho in Taipei. In 2012, Trevor released his first album, Shades of Truth, featuring vocalist Dwight Trible. Responding to this album, jazz legend Bennie Maupin stated, “At a time when the sounds heard most often are merely stale copies of the past, Shades of Truth by talented composer/drummer Trevor Anderies is a truly welcome breeze of fresh air. It’s young musicians like Trevor and his brilliant ensemble who are bringing forth the highly creative, exciting and innovative improvisations of the 21stcentury. This outstanding project proves that modern American music is absolutely in great hands.”

In 2013, Anderies formed his New York Quartet, culminating in several concerts throughout New York City and an unreleased album. With the Trevor Anderies European Quartet, he toured throughout Europe in 2014 and 2015, playing such venues as the Jazz Keller in Frankfurt and the B-flat in Berlin, featuring musicians from France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Trevor’s main focus is now his Los Angeles based group, the Trevor Anderies Quintet. The band features the amazing vocal talents of Alina Roitstein, who is as comfortable singing art song or opera as she is jazz, Cuban, or Brazilian music. Guitarist Gregory Uhlmann’s study of Indian, Ghanaian, jazz, and western chamber music give him a unique perspective that is perfect for Anderies’ compositions. Bassist Emilio Terranova’s sharp sense of humor is palpable on or off the bandstand. His supportive flexibility and ability to musically interact with each player allows the music breathe freely. Andrew Conrad is extremely versatile as a woodwind doubler; he is equally comfortable playing clarinet, saxophone, or flute, and the quintet gladly utilizes all the colors that he offers.

The Trevor Anderies Quintet has performed throughout the west coast at venues such as the Blue Whale, MorYork Gallery, and the Nash, and has given master classes at Paradise Valley Community College and Verde Valley School. Most recently, they premiered an extended work entitled “At the Twilight,” setting the poetry of Rumi. The quintet recently released its latest album, Promise of a Tree. While based in the tradition of jazz and free improvisation, the music is also deeply connected to the folk music of West Africa, Bulgaria, and America.

Sep
3
Sat
September 3: Marcos Crego Trio @ The Nash
Sep 3 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Marcos Crego-piano, Will Goble-upright bass, Caleb Michel-drums, with guest artist: Alan Acosta-reeds

Cuban pianist Marcos Crego comes to the Nash for an all out Latin blast. The Grammy nominated musician has worked with many of the top bands including the Afro Cuban All Stars, Francisco Cespedes as well as major festivals around the country. With his Havana roots and collaborative style, audiences will be treated to an authentic high-energy show that will transport them to the tropics.

Marcos Crego was born and educated in Havana, Cuba. He started his career in Cuba and at a very young age was recognized by world class musicians as an up and comer. Marcos has traveled internationally performing with other renowned musicians at festivals and concerts. Marcos’ most recent tours have been with the Afro Cuban All Stars touring and playing major venues and festivals including The Playboy Jazz Festival 2014 and SF Jazz Center. He has received two Grammy nominations and continues to engage audiences wherever he plays. Marcos currently lives in Phoenix and is the director of Piano Studies at New School for the Arts & Academics in Tempe, Arizona.

Sep
4
Sun
September 4 Jam Session: Mike Ozuna @ The Nash
Sep 4 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

Mike Ozuna-guitar/bandleader, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Dom Moio-drums

Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz.

Sep
9
Fri
September 9: Video Game Jazz with Emilio Vargas & Ray Lebert @ The Nash
Sep 9 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Emilio Vargas-sax, Ray Lebert-guitar, Vincent Thiefain-bass, Scott Gleason-drums
Emilio Vargas and Ray Lebert perform jazz arrangements of tunes across the history of video games.
The Ray Lebert Quartet has been playing together for 3 years and performs throughout the Phoenix area. For their upcoming Nash show, the group will tackle their own musical arrangements from video games such as Pokemon, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Zelda.
Sep
10
Sat
September 10: Devon Bridgewater & New Nuance @ The Nash
Sep 10 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Devon Leal Bridgewater-violin, trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn, Eric Bart-guitar, Ted Sistrunk-bass

Devon and his Nuance Jazz Trio have been a mainstay on the Phoenix jazz scene since 1989.  Devon is a native Phoenician and studied with pianist Charles Lewis while in high school and later worked with local legends, Prince Shell, Nadine Jansen and Armand Boatman.

Bridgewater graduated from Harvard University in 1981 where he performed throughout his college career with the prestigious “Monday Night Jazz Band.”  At Harvard, Devon studied with Dizzy Gillespie and Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) pianist, John Lewis.  Devon gigged throughout the Boston area and was also a member of the Herb Pomeroy Big Band.

The Arizona Republic awarded Nuance as “Best Jazz Performers.”  Devon was listed in the “City Scene” of Downbeat Magazine and has won performance awards from “Jazz in Arizona” and KJZZ.  Nuance has toured internationally and appeared on national television (FoodNation with Bobby Flay).  In addition to his music career, Devon is currently writing his Ph.D. dissertation at Arizona State University (History) and teaches U.S. History and Mexican American History at Phoenix College and ASU.

Recently Devon performed with the superb guitarist, Howard Alden and recorded several arrangements by Prince Shell with the “Ted Goddard Tentette.”  Devon’s “New Nuance” last performed at the Nash in August, 2015 and is now producing a new recording for release in 2017. Guitarist Eric Bart – a favorite to Nash audiences – is an exciting and soulful performer.  Bassist Ted Sistrunk – also a Nash favorite – is known for his hard swinging drive.

Please join Devon Bridgewater’s “New Nuance” for a great evening of solid, swingin’ jazz!

Sep
11
Sun
September 11 Jam Session: Stan Sorenson @ The Nash
Sep 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

photo by Diane Banyai

Stan Sorenson-guitar/bandleader, Ben Hedquist-bass, Emerson Laffey-drums

Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz.

Sep
16
Fri
September 16: House of Stairs @ The Nash
Sep 16 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Holly Pyle–vocals, Shea Marshall–saxophone/bass clarinet/synth, Garrison Jones–keys, Stephen Avalos–drums

Named after MC Escher’s manipulations of 2D mediums, House of Stairs is a quartet of multi-dimensional jazz musicians that mix elements of pop and progressive soul with electronic instruments and looping devices. The band includes vocalist and loop artist Holly Pyle, Garrison Jones on keys and keyboard bass, Stephen Avalos on drums and Shea Marshall on a collection of instruments including bass clarinet, saxophone, harmonica, accordion and synth for added textures. Garrison and Stephen initially met in a jazz combo at Scottsdale Community College. Two years later they found Holly at a few local jazz shows; immediately they started composing music together at a driven pace and haven’t stopped since. Shea, Holly’s partner, adds additional elements and arrangement ideas when not performing with his regular project, The Sugar Thieves.
Initially the group rearranged compositions already completed by Holly, but since early on the approach has been more collaborative and synesthetic, building upon blocks of improvisation and layering soundscapes with additional intricately woven strands of poetry. Holly’s vocals range from an ethereal choral soundscaping to a soulful timbre reminiscent of Erykah Badu to an occasional grit inspired by Etta James. Most distinctive to the group is their use of live-layered vocals alongside polyrhythmic textures and Dilla-inspired backbeats.

Sep
17
Sat
September 17: Beth Lederman & Jazz Con Alma @ The Nash
Sep 17 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Beth Lederman-piano, Mike King- bass, Emerson Laffey-drums, Miguel Melgoza-percussion, with Ted Belledin-sax

Translating as “Jazz with Soul” or “Jazz with Spirit,” Beth Lederman and Jazz Con Alma provide just that. With an emphasis on Latin jazz, the group ranges from traditional to contemporary music with the spirit of improvisation and the love of jazz always intact. Jazz that is easy to listen to, but doesn’t compromise the integrity and creativity that make this music celebrated as America’s own unique art form. Mix in the rhythms of samba, salsa, swing, bossa-nova, cha-cha, add some of Phoenix’s finest musicians, shake well, and serve for a memorable evening of music!

Beth grew up in a world filled with music. Her family owned Lederman Music Company, one of Arizona’s largest music store chains. With a whole store filled with pianos, all begging to be played, what was a young girl to do? Learn to play! Determined not to waste any time, she began classical study at the age of 5. She quickly mastered the basics and then branched out into jazz and classical. If you’re good at jazz and classical, you can play any style of music – and Beth does.

 

 

Sep
18
Sun
September 18 Jam Session: Will Goble @ The Nash
Sep 18 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Will Goble-bass/bandleader

Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz.

Sep
23
Fri
September 23: Eric Rasmussen Quartet @ The Nash
Sep 23 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
photo by Diane Banyai

photo by Diane Banyai

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Eric Rasmussen-alto sax, Austin Johnson-piano, Will Goble-bass, Dave Potter-drums

Free-wheeling improvisations and loving tributes to jazz masters past are typically on the bill when Valley favorite, Eric Rasmussen, leads his band on to The Nash stage.

Sep
24
Sat
September 24 Special Event: Francine Reed @ The Nash
Sep 24 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Francine Reed-vocals, Jim Henry-trumpet, Joel Robin-piano, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Bob Lashier-bass, Dan Tomlinson-drums

From the mid-1970s through the early 90s, Francine reigned as the most popular jazz and blues vocalist in the Valley.  In fact, she was still winning New Times/Best of Phoenix awards  after she moved to Atlanta!  Francine appeared with her bands Jazz Alive and Fever at venues such as The Boojum Tree, Chuy’s and Chuy’s Next Door/The Night Club, Churchill’s Pub and Bombay Bicycle Club, plus numerous festivals and concert halls. She has been part of Lyle Lovett’s Large Band since the mid 80’s, appeared on The Tonight Show, and appeared for many seasons in Seattle’s high-energy dinner-theatre cabaret, Teatro ZinZanni.  What an amazingly diverse and exciting career! 

Get your tickets right away, as this will be a sellout!

Sep
25
Sun
September 25 Jam Session: Ioannis Goudelis @ The Nash
Sep 25 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Ioannis Goudelis-piano, Mario Mendivil-bass, John Lewis-drums

Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz.

Oct
7
Fri
October 7 The Nash Anniversary Weekend Private House Party: The Lewis Nash Big Apple Trio @ Private Home
Oct 7 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Tickets on sale September 1st!

Lewis Nash has hand-picked some of his favorite musicians whom he first met in New York City to celebrate the 4th Anniversary of The Nash – Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves. You are cordially invited to join in the 4th Anniversary Celebration of The Nash by attending 1, 2, or all 3 of these stellar events:

Friday @6 pm – Private House Party with The Lewis Nash Big Apple Trio – Larry Willis|Nat Reeves|Lewis Nash. Complimentary Hors d’oeurves, beer and wine. Seating limited to 75

Larry Willis (piano) is a true Renaissance Man from Harlem. At the age of 19, Willis was discovered and recruited by saxophonist Jackie McLean, and made his jazz recording debut on McLean’s Blue Note release, Right Now! The album also included two of Willis’ compositions. From that auspicious start, Willis went on to play with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, Carmen McRae, and Shirley Horn. From 1972 to ’79, Willis was the keyboardist for the fusion group Blood Sweat and Tears. He’s also been a crucial part of the Grammy-nominated Afro-Cuban jazz group Fort Apache. In all, Willis has appeared on 300-plus albums, with more than 20 recordings as a leader. www.mapleshaderecords.com/artists/larry_willis.php

Nat Reeves (bass) has made a strong impact on the jazz world over the past three decades, both as a top musician and educator. Early in his career, Reeves performed with Jackie McLean, Benny Golson, Donald Byrd, Art Taylor, Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Kirkland, Walter Davis, Walter Bishop, Larry Willis and Kenny Drew. He became a longtime member of Kenny Garrett’s group in 1994; and in recent times has worked and recorded with many of the who’s who of jazz, including Pharoah Sanders, George Coleman, Eric Alexander, Steve Davis, Harold Mabern, George Cables, David Hazeltine, Anthony Wonsey, Joe Farnsworth among many others.  www.natreeves.com

Lewis Nash (drums), namesake of The Nash, was the “first call” jazz drummer in his native Phoenix at the age of 21, working with Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Red Garland, Lee Konitz, Barney Kessell and Slide Hampton. In 1981, Nash moved to New York City and joined the trio of great jazz vocalist Betty Carter. He finished out the decade playing with Ron Carter, Branford Marsalis, J.J. Johnson, Don Pullen and George Adams, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Art Farmer, Clark Terry and Milt Jackson.  For the next decade, Lewis was a member of the Tommy Flanagan Trio, and was featured on seven CD recordings. He also toured and recorded with both the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. His 500+ discography includes projects with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Benny Carter, Hank Jones and John Lewis, as well as new jazz stars Diana Krall, Joe Lovano and Roy Hargrove. Nash is also featured on recordings by Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Nancy Wilson, Kenny Rankin, Melissa Manchester and George Michael. In 2007, the Mayor presented Nash with the Key to the City of Phoenix, and the Governor proclaimed Lewis Nash Day in honor of his achievements as a musician and world ambassador for the American art form of jazz. In 2009, Modern Drummer Magazine proclaimed Nash as the most valuable player in jazz. More at www.lewisnash.com 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: SAVE 10% on tickets purchased by Thursday, September 15th

Friday, October 7 @ 6:00 pm Private House Party Featuring The Lewis Nash Big Apple Trio: Lewis Nash, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine  Admission – $75

Saturday, October 8 @ 7:00 pm and 9:15 pm The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet: Lewis Nash, Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves  VIP Table Sponsors – $1,000 – You pick Front Row VIP Table for 4 (only 4 tables available)  Premium Table Seats (2nd Row) – $99  Table Seats (3rd Row) – $89  2-Person Round Tables (4th Row) – $79  HiTop Counter Seats – $79  Premium Gallery Seats – $79  Gallery Seats – $69  Row Seats – $49  Student Rush Special – Students under the age of 25 with current student ID may purchase Gallery Seats for $29 with special code before October 1st (subject to availability)

Sunday, October 9 @ 7:00 pm George Garzone with the Scottsdale Community College Jazz Band under the direction of Eric Rasmussen  Open Seating – $25  Student Rush Special – Students under the age of 25 with current student ID may purchase Gallery Seats for $15 with special code before October 1st (subject to availability)

Patron Badge Get premium seats at all 3 events and show your support for The Nash!  Premium Seats at All 3 Events – $250/person

Oct
8
Sat
October 8 The Nash 4th Anniversary Weekend: The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet @ The Nash
Oct 8 @ 7:00 PM – 11:15 PM

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Tickets on sale September 1st!

Lewis Nash has hand-picked some of his favorite musicians whom he first met in New York City to celebrate the 4th Anniversary of The Nash – Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves. You are cordially invited to join in the 4th Anniversary Celebration of The Nash by attending 1, 2, or all 3 of these stellar events:

Saturday @ 7 & 9:15 pm – The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet: Lewis Nash, Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves 

Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone) has been characterized by critics as “one of the great treats in jazz.” Boasting a warm, finely burnished tone and a robust melodic and harmonic imagination, Alexander is known for his sophisticated hard bop and post-bop style, reminiscent of Dexter Gordon and George Coleman, but clearly his own. He has appeared on scores of records as a leader, sideman, producer and composer. “The people I listened to in college are still the cats that are influencing me today,” says Alexander. “Monk, Dizzy, Sonny Stitt, Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Joe Henderson–the legacy left by Bird and all the bebop pioneers, that language and that feel, that’s the bread and butter of everything I do.” www.ericalexanderjazz.com

Steve Davis (trombone) is long renowned for his rich sound of sumptuous lyricism, intonation and an impeccable sense of swing. Testimonials to Steve’s luminous talent are filled with superlatives from virtually everyone with whom he’s played. Freddie Hubbard (“one of the greatest trombone players in the world”), James Moody (“his solos never cease to amaze me’) and Chick Corea (“some of the most melodic improvisations ever heard in jazz”), are just three of a veritable who’s who of jazz giants like Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Ron Carter, Hank Jones who shared those opinions. Davis regards the immortal J.J. Johnson as a colossal influence on his playing, writing, and overall approach to the music. www.stevedavis.info

Larry Willis (piano) is a true Renaissance Man from Harlem. At the age of 19, Willis was discovered and recruited by saxophonist Jackie McLean, and made his jazz recording debut on McLean’s Blue Note release, Right Now! The album also included two of Willis’ compositions. From that auspicious start, Willis went on to play with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, Carmen McRae, and Shirley Horn. From 1972 to ’79, Willis was the keyboardist for the fusion group Blood Sweat and Tears. He’s also been a crucial part of the Grammy-nominated Afro-Cuban jazz group Fort Apache. In all, Willis has appeared on 300-plus albums, with more than 20 recordings as a leader. www.mapleshaderecords.com/artists/larry_willis.php

Nat Reeves (bass) has made a strong impact on the jazz world over the past three decades, both as a top musician and educator. Early in his career, Reeves performed with Jackie McLean, Benny Golson, Donald Byrd, Art Taylor, Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Kirkland, Walter Davis, Walter Bishop, Larry Willis and Kenny Drew. He became a longtime member of Kenny Garrett’s group in 1994; and in recent times has worked and recorded with many of the who’s who of jazz, including Pharoah Sanders, George Coleman, Eric Alexander, Steve Davis, Harold Mabern, George Cables, David Hazeltine, Anthony Wonsey, Joe Farnsworth among many others.  www.natreeves.com

Lewis Nash (drums), namesake of The Nash, was the “first call” jazz drummer in his native Phoenix at the age of 21, working with Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Red Garland, Lee Konitz, Barney Kessell and Slide Hampton. In 1981, Nash moved to New York City and joined the trio of great jazz vocalist Betty Carter. He finished out the decade playing with Ron Carter, Branford Marsalis, J.J. Johnson, Don Pullen and George Adams, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Art Farmer, Clark Terry and Milt Jackson.  For the next decade, Lewis was a member of the Tommy Flanagan Trio, and was featured on seven CD recordings. He also toured and recorded with both the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. His 500+ discography includes projects with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Benny Carter, Hank Jones and John Lewis, as well as new jazz stars Diana Krall, Joe Lovano and Roy Hargrove. Nash is also featured on recordings by Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Nancy Wilson, Kenny Rankin, Melissa Manchester and George Michael. In 2007, the Mayor presented Nash with the Key to the City of Phoenix, and the Governor proclaimed Lewis Nash Day in honor of his achievements as a musician and world ambassador for the American art form of jazz. In 2009, Modern Drummer Magazine proclaimed Nash as the most valuable player in jazz. More at www.lewisnash.com 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: SAVE 10% on tickets purchased by Thursday, September 15th

Friday, October 7 @ 6:00 pm Private House Party Featuring The Lewis Nash Big Apple Trio: Lewis Nash, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine  Admission – $75

Saturday, October 8 @ 7:00 pm and 9:15 pm The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet: Lewis Nash, Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves  VIP Table Sponsors – $1,000 – You pick Front Row VIP Table for 4 (only 4 tables available)  Premium Table Seats (2nd Row) – $99  Table Seats (3rd Row) – $89  2-Person Round Tables (4th Row) – $79  HiTop Counter Seats – $79  Premium Gallery Seats – $79  Gallery Seats – $69  Row Seats – $49  Student Rush Special – Students under the age of 25 with current student ID may purchase Gallery Seats for $29 with special code before October 1st (subject to availability)

Sunday, October 9 @ 7:00 pm George Garzone with the Scottsdale Community College Jazz Band under the direction of Eric Rasmussen  Open Seating – $25  Student Rush Special – Students under the age of 25 with current student ID may purchase Gallery Seats for $15 with special code before October 1st (subject to availability)

Patron Badge Get premium seats at all 3 events and show your support for The Nash!  Premium Seats at All 3 Events – $250/person

Oct
9
Sun
October 9 The Nash 4th Anniversary Weekend: George Garzone w/ The SCC Jazz Band @ The Nash
Oct 9 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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Tickets on sale September 1st!

Sunday @7 pm – George Garzone with the Scottsdale Community College Jazz Band under the direction of Eric Rasmussen.

George Garzone (tenor saxophone) is a member of the Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti. A veteran jazzman, Garzone has appeared on more than 20 recordings. In addition, Garzone has guested in many situations, touring Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and performing with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z, and John Patitucci among others. Garzone is well-known as a sought-after jazz educator, who, in addition to teaching at Berklee, has taught at the New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, New York University, and the Manhattan School of Music. Students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates, and Danilo Perez, to name a few. www.georgegarzone.com

The Scottsdale Community College Jazz Band performs a broad variety of styles and genres of music from Early Jazz to Contemporary and Fusion Styles. This ensemble has completed five European tours: twice appearing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. Eric Rasmussen (saxophonist/composer is a leading source of inspiration to the next generation of jazz musicians at The Nash and throughout the Valley. He earned his Masters of Music degree in Jazz Performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston; then studied with Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Danilo Perez and Paul Bley. Rasmussen received his BFA in Jazz Performance from California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, where he studied with Charlie Haden, Joe Labarbera and Roscoe Mitchell. Rasmussen has served as adjunct faculty for Mesa Community College, Paradise Valley Community College and was the Music Director for Young Sounds of Arizona. Currently, he is the Director of Instrumental Music at Scottsdale Community College.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: SAVE 10% on tickets purchased by Thursday, September 15th

Friday, October 7 @ 6:00 pm Private House Party Featuring The Lewis Nash Big Apple Trio: Lewis Nash, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves Hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine  Admission – $75

Saturday, October 8 @ 7:00 pm and 9:15 pm The Lewis Nash Big Apple Quintet: Lewis Nash, Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, Larry Willis, Nat Reeves  VIP Table Sponsors – $1,000 – You pick Front Row VIP Table for 4 (only 4 tables available)  Premium Table Seats (2nd Row) – $99  Table Seats (3rd Row) – $89  2-Person Round Tables (4th Row) – $79  HiTop Counter Seats – $79  Premium Gallery Seats – $79  Gallery Seats – $69  Row Seats – $49  Student Rush Special – Students under the age of 25 with current student ID may purchase Gallery Seats for $29 with special code before October 1st (subject to availability)

Sunday, October 9 @ 7:00 pm George Garzone with the Scottsdale Community College Jazz Band under the direction of Eric Rasmussen  Open Seating – $25  Student Rush Special – Students under the age of 25 with current student ID may purchase Gallery Seats for $15 with special code before October 1st (subject to availability)

Patron Badge Get premium seats at all 3 events and show your support for The Nash!  Premium Seats at All 3 Events – $250/person