The Nash

November 2014 – January 2015

November 30 Special Event: John Lewis Trio w/ Phyllis Battle @ The Nash
Nov 30 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


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John Lewis – drums/bandleader, Phyllis Battle – vocals, Nick Manson – piano, Tom Williams – bass

Valley-favorite drummer John Lewis will lead a trio with stellar musicians Nick Manson on piano and Tom Williams on bass at a special event at The Nash on November 30th.

John will be presenting vocalist Phyllis Battle from L.A. Jazz Now Magazine says, “Phyllis Battle is an uncompromising Jazz Singer…With hints of Carmen McRae and Sarah Vaughan, she sings some of the most musical songs with ease and panache suggesting a maturity not matched by her fame.”

Phyllis Battle, was born in Chicago and raised in New York. For sixteen years she sang with the internationally acclaimed, nine-time Grammy Award-winning group The 5th Dimension, which is where she started her musical relationship with long-time regular drummer John Lewis. While with the 5th Dimension, Phyllis coupled her musical talents with acting, performing in the Fats Waller musical “Ain’t MisBehavin’.

One of the most in-demand drummers on the scene today, John Lewis has recorded, toured and played with many great entertainers, composers and musicians, including Melissa Manchester, 5th Dimension, Paul Williams, Willie Nelson, Natalie Cole, Michael McDonald, Marvin Hamlisch, The Temptations, Bill Conti, David Benoit, Dave Koz, Chris Botti, Roger Kellaway, Eric Marienthal and dozens more.

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December 15 Special Event: Sonoran Serenade Big Band @ The Nash
Dec 15 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Sonoran Serenade Big Band is back at The Nash on MONDAY  December 15th  for a super fun Christmas Show! This 19 piece big band is based in Scottsdale and has been playing throughout the Greater Phoenix area for almost 10 years. It is directed by former Airmen of Note arranger Mike Crotty and will feature several of his fantastic holiday arrangements. Joining the band’s two vocalists (Cornelius Bishop and Kathy Bradford) for some extra holiday cheer will be Ms. Deater O’Neill, a fabulous big band singer with an extensive resume of big band and cabaret performances. This show will surely put you in the holiday mood and have you humming along with familiar songs like “White Christmas”, “Santa Baby” and “Feliz Navidad”.  The band’s members are top rated musicians who look forward to bringing some Christmas cheer to The Nash. Grab your friends and make it a special night of Holiday memories. The Sonoran Serenade Big Band always fills the Nash so get there early to get a good seat.

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December 27 Special Event: Rachel Eckroth Trio @ The Nash
Dec 27 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Rachel Eckroth – piano/vocals

more details to come!

January 3 Special Latin Jazz Event: Tera Crisalida & Friends @ The Nash
Jan 3 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


Tera Crisalida – vocals.guitar, Frank Smith – sax/flute, Felix Sainz – bass, Miro De Sa – drums/percussion

Being of Brazilian heritage, Tera became familiar with Brazilian music at a young age. She began playing guitar at age 12 and has been playing Bossa Nova and Samba ever since. She has studied music in both Brazil and the U.S. and has performed in solo, duo, trio, and full band settings for the last 20 years. Influenced by Antonio Carolos Jobim, João Gilberto, Dorival Caymmi, Cartoloa, Pixinguinha, Toquinho, Carlos Lyra, João Bosco, and many others, she brings a fresh authentic sound to the well known classics of Brazilian Jazz and Samba. The combination of Tera’s flawless Portuguese, warm vocals, and rhythm guitar adds up to an unforgettable performance you will not want to miss.

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