The Nash

October – November 2014

Oct
2
Thu
October 2 Special Event: Pincushioned & Static Announcements @ The Nash
Oct 2 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Pincushioned is: Barry Moon & Doug Nottingham

Since 2007 they have been working from a remote/suburban desert bunker melding digital sounds and images with their analog counterparts- beating drums, destroying guitars, spinning dials, sliding faders, writing software, building instruments and projecting bizarre imagery. These garbage-pickers of music and art exploit anything/everything: Jay Z, Xenakis or Rembrandt are no safer than Shostakovich, the Butthole Surfers or Bill Viola from their synthesizing/thieving hands. http://www.pincushioned.net/

Static Announcements is: Josh Bennett, Keith Kelly & Ryan Anthony

Based on the idea that free improvisation can exist with cohesion, care, and attention to harmonic texture and that acoustic instruments can be blended with electronic processing to create a new and exciting musical experience Static Announcements is constantly looking for what is to come. With backgrounds in Jazz, Rock, Classical, Avant-garde, and Pop each member brings their personal experience to the listener in a thoughtful way. http://staticannouncements.bandcamp.com/

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Oct
9
Thu
October 9 Special Event: Doublers Collective @ The Nash
Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Doublers Collective is
Monica Shriver – piccolo, flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, and tenor sax
Mike Crotty – piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, clarinet, sopraninno sax, soprano sax, and alto sax.
Elliot Ventimiglia – flute, clarinet, and alto sax
Adam Roberts – flute, clarinet, soprano sax, and tenor sax
Paul Brewer – flute, bass clarinet, alto sax, bari sax and bass sax
Michael Collins – Piano
Theodore Sistrunk – Bass
John Lewis – Drums

Join Doublers Collective for a special event featuring brand new compositions by Mike Crotty and Michael Collins. Come down and enjoy a night of woodwind craziness, intense improvisations, new music and old favorites!

Doublers Collective’s mission is to present concerts, performance clinics and perform community outreach through music that features woodwinds – saxophones, flutes, clarinets and bassoon – and encourage their study and use by musicians and students of all ages. We perform original compositions and arrangements written specifically for this instrumentation by some of jazz’ top composers. Find out more at www.doublerscollective.com

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Oct
15
Wed
October 15 Special Event: Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Oct 15 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Superstition Jazz Orchestra, based at Phoenix College and under the direction of Milas Yoes, is a group of professional and community jazz musicians.

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Oct
16
Thu
October 16 Special Latin Jazz Event: Carmela y Más @ The Nash
Oct 16 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Featuring Rebecca Kennell-Trumpet, Claudia Bloom-piano, Mark Winnans-Drums/Timbales, Steven Von Wald-Sax, Haijung Choi-Bass and Jesse Joaquin Parker-Congas and Vibes.

Carmela y Más is a kaleidoscope of Latin musical flavors. Latin Jazz and Salsa rhythms drive this electric band of award winning musicians. Audiences love their sounds of Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha and Rumba as well as moving, soothing, Latin Jazz.

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Oct
18
Sat
October 18 Special Latin Jazz Event: Ritmo Latino @ The Nash
Oct 18 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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STYLOS Award Winners for Best Band 2011

RITMO LATINO is comprised of some of the top Latin jazz players in the Southwest region including Grammy nominated pianist Marcos Crego from the Afro-Cuban All-Stars.

Andres Martinez – Band Leader, Lead Vocal, Guitar, Jeff Jones – Sax/Flute, Marcos Crego – Piano, Marcus E. Weeden – Bass, Jesse J. Parker – Congas, Emerson Laffey – Timbales, Caleb Michel – Bongos

Led by singer Andres Martinez, Ritmo Latino masterfully mixes up a Salsa, Cumbia, Cha Cha Cha, and Latin Jazz musical blend. Formed in the fall of 2008 Ritmo Latino is based in Phoenix, Arizona and is comprised of some of the top Latin jazz players in the Southwest region from different backgrounds and nationalities. From their festive up-beat rhythms to their relaxing & soothing sounds, Ritmo Latino is an outstanding band that guarantees you an excellent performance every time! Each Ritmo Latino performance gives you quality professional music from one of AZ’s finest premier Latin bands. Mixing the best rhythms and joining their wonderful musical energy together, Ritmo Latino will have you up and out of your seats dancing and enjoying a wonderful time. Creating an infectious and joyful mix of danceable and very listenable Latin Fusion music that will get you on your feet!

A Gozar!

Oct
28
Tue
October 28 Special Event: Ralph Alessi Quartet w/ The SCC Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
Oct 28 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

01.26.2007 RALPH ALESSI AT THE JAZZ GALLERY

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Ralph Alessi – trumpet, Gary Versace – piano, Mark Helias – bass, Mark Ferber – drums

Set One: Ralph Alessi Quartet

Set 2: Ralph Alessi w/ The Scottsdale Community College Jazz Orchestra

Ralph Alessi was born in San Francisco,CA, the son of classical trumpeter Joe Alessi and opera singer Maria Leone. But after taking degrees in jazz trumpet and bass—he studied under the legendary Charlie Haden at CalArts—he lit out for New York, where he swiftly became an ubiquitous presence on the downtown scene. He’s been a frequent collaborator with such notable musicians as Steve Coleman, Jason Moran, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch, Uri Caine and Dafnis Prieto. Alessi has recorded seven albums as a leader including the critically acclaimed “Cognitive Dissonance”, an upcoming duo release with Fred Hersch on CAMjazz and a quartet recording on ECM records.

As an educator, Alessi has been a member of the faculty of the Eastman School of Music and is currently the founder and director of the School for Improvisational Music (www.schoolforimprov.org).Since 2002, he has been on the jazz faculty at New York University.

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Oct
31
Fri
October 31 The Nash 2nd Anniversary Weekend: Cory Weeds Quartet @ The Nash
Oct 31 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

 

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Cory Weeds – saxophone, Mike Kocour – piano, Peter Washington – bass, Lewis Nash – drums, and special guest Jeff Libman – guitar

Cory Weeds, a tenor saxophonist with an expressive sound rooted in Jazz tradition, and record label owner, may be best known as the founder and owner of Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver, which he successfully ran for more than 13 years.  As a saxophonist who studied at the University of North Texas and Capilano College, Weeds spent many nights on the Cellar bandstand as a leader and sideman, performing with icons like Joey DeFrancesco and Christian McBride. Weeds has also recorded eight albums as a leader, including: As Of Now (with the Harold Mabern Trio), Let’s Go (with Steve Davis), the Juno-nominated Up A Step (Cory Weeds Quartet), With Benefits (with Lewis Nash and Peter Washington), Just Like That (with the Tilden Webb Trio), The Many Deeds of Cory Weeds (with Joey DeFrancesco), Everything’s Coming Up Weeds (with Jim Rotondi), and Big Weeds (with Peter Bernstein, Mike LeDonne, and Joe Farnsworth). While the Cellar is now a happy memory, the record label Weeds established in 2001, Cellar Live, is alive and well with close to 100 recordings and many more releases planned. In addition to playing on numerous sessions, Weeds has also served as producer on more than 80 recordings. Weeds has also worked as an educator, leading the BC Music Educators Association’s Honour Ensemble. He has also been a Jazz disc jockey on Vancouver Co-Op Radio.

Michael Kocour is an Associate Professor and the Director of Jazz Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “one of the most sophisticated pianists in jazz,” Kocour has performed at venues around the world and has been a guest on Marian McPartland’s internationally syndicated NPR program “Piano Jazz.” Among the many artists and ensembles with whom he has appeared with are Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Harris, James Moody, Eddie Daniels, Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, Ira Sullivan, Carl Fontana, Dewey Redman, Lew Tebackin, and the Chicago Symphony. His recorded work as a studio musician includes soundtracks to two major motion pictures, and numerous television commercials.  He has eight works published by Warner Brothers, which include collections of original compositions and arrangements for piano. Kocour holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Illinois and a Master of Music in Music Theory from Northwestern University. He was awarded National Endowment for the Arts study grants in 1988 and 1990 and from 1991-94 he was a visiting lecturer in Jazz Studies and Piano Pedagogy at the University of Illinois. In recognition of excellence in teaching,  Mr. Kocour was awarded the Herberger College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teacher Award for the academic year 2004-2005.

Peter Washington, perhaps the most recorded bassist of his generation, has also played an integral part in two of the most important and highly praised jazz trios of the last 20 years, in addition to a “who’s who” roster of jazz artists. Born in Los Angeles, California in 1964, Washington attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he played in both the UC Symphony and the San Francisco Youth Symphony. In 1986, while performing in San Francisco with alto saxophonist John Handy, he was asked by Art Blakey to move to New York and join the seminal Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Washington remained with the Jazz Messengers from 1986 to 1989, concurrently establishing himself as a ubiquitous first-call freelance bassist. In the early 1990’s Washington joined the Tommy Flanagan Trio, called by many “the greatest trio in jazz”, and remained until Flanagan’s death, in 2002. For the past ten years he has been a member of the highly acclaimed Bill Charlap Trio. In addition, Washington has worked and recorded (more than 350 projects to date) with top-tier artists of all generations — Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Benny Carter, Hank Jones, Milt Jackson, Kenny Burrell, Phil Woods, Cedar Walton, Clark Terry, Lionel Hampton, Mulgrew Miller, the Brecker Brothers, Eric Alexander, Benny Green, Steve Turre, Regina Carter, and many others.

Lewis Nash, 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 is featured on seven CD recordings with the late piano master. 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. His latest CD release is The Highest Mountain, recorded live at The Cellar Club.

Tickets: Front Table Seats: $60/Table/HiTop Seats: $50/Side Gallery Seats: $40 (10% off tickets purchased before October 10th)

BEST VALUE: Patron Badge (Premium Seats at all Anniversary Events): $250

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Nov
1
Sat
November 1 The Nash 2nd Anniversary Weekend In-Home Cocktail Party-Concert: Barry Harris Trio @ Private Home (Troon)
Nov 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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Barry Harris – piano, Peter Washington – bass, Lewis Nash – drums

Barry Harris is part of an exceptional crew of Detroit-bred jazz musicians, including Tommy Flanagan and Donald Byrd, who rose through the extraordinary arts education program in the public school system during the 1930s and 1940s. During the 1940s, and Harris was house pianist at two of the hottest Detroit spots, the Blue Bird Lounge and The Rouge, where he backed such traveling soloists as Miles Davis, Wardell Gray, Max Roach, Sonny Stitt, Lee Konitz and Lester Young. Displaying an early interest in passing the torch through education, Harris began teaching his bebop theories in 1956, tutoring young talent such as Joe Henderson. It is a tradition he has carried on throughout his life. At the urging of Cannonball Adderley, Harris left Detroit in 1960 and moved to New York. In addition to Adderley, Harris found work in the 1960s and 1970s with fellow Detroiter Yusef Lateefff, Charles McPherson, and Coleman Hawkins and led various trios and duos in New York piano bars and restaurants. He also began to get work as an arranger and composer, showing a particular talent for treating strings. By the early 1980s, Harris’ acumen as a teacher and mentor to developing pianists had become legendary. He continues to teach and mentor young musicians, holding weekly workshop sessions in NYC for aspiring performers.

Peter Washington, perhaps the most recorded bassist of his generation, has also played an integral part in two of the most important and highly praised jazz trios of the last 20 years, in addition to a “who’s who” roster of jazz artists. Born in Los Angeles, California in 1964, Washington attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he played in both the UC Symphony and the San Francisco Youth Symphony. In 1986, while performing in San Francisco with alto saxophonist John Handy, he was asked by Art Blakey to move to New York and join the seminal Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Washington remained with the Jazz Messengers from 1986 to 1989, concurrently establishing himself as a ubiquitous first-call freelance bassist. In the early 1990’s Washington joined the Tommy Flanagan Trio, called by many “the greatest trio in jazz”, and remained until Flanagan’s death, in 2002. For the past ten years he has been a member of the highly acclaimed Bill Charlap Trio. In addition, Washington has worked and recorded (more than 350 projects to date) with top-tier artists of all generations — Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Benny Carter, Hank Jones, Milt Jackson, Kenny Burrell, Phil Woods, Cedar Walton, Clark Terry, Lionel Hampton, Mulgrew Miller, the Brecker Brothers, Eric Alexander, Benny Green, Steve Turre, Regina Carter, and many others.

Lewis Nash, 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 is featured on seven CD recordings with the late piano master. 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. His latest CD release is The Highest Mountain, recorded live at The Cellar Club.

Tickets: Front-of-house sponsor: $110/General Seating: $80 (10% off tickets purchased before October 10th)

BEST VALUE: Patron Badge (Premium Seats at all Anniversary Events): $250

EVEN BETTER: Become a sustaining member of The Nash @ $100/month and receive ONE Patron badge FREE!

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November 1 The Nash 2nd Anniversary Special Event: Khani Cole @ The Nash
Nov 1 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Khani Cole – vocals, Lamar Gaines – keyboards, Will Gaines – bass, Mike Florio – drums

“Khani Cole…the voice of Phoenix!” – George Benson

“Khani’s soulful alto reveals uncommon emotion and strength.” –Jazz Times Magazine

Khani Cole’s assent into the national and international consciousness began after relocating to Phoenix, Arizona from her native Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1992.

The move, which initiated many personal changes, sparked the inception of her very first release, Piece Of My Soul, on Fahrenheit Records. Piece Of My Soul was an album with great depth harmonically and lyrically and was quite a departure from the production and performance trends heard on NAC (Smooth Jazz) radio at that time. The release caught on nationwide; specifically in markets with a more liberal radio philosophy. Piece Of My Soul featured jazz greats, Brian Bromberg, Joey DeFrancesco and Marco Russo among others, as Khani and her band toured the summer of ’97 and were met with an overwhelming positive response.

In 2007, after an unprecedented 10.5 year run at the world renowned Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, Khani realized another dream when she opened her own music venue in Scottsdale, Voce Lounge. Voce featured some of the finest regional, local and international talent.

Khani states: “We booked great artists and let them be artists without the restraints often associated with venues that book music as an after-thought.”

Recent highlights for Khani have included, a performance with the legendary George Benson at the Hollywood Bowl ~ 2010 Playboy Jazz Festival as well as, a three week Spring 2011 tour of Demark and Germany.

Don’t miss this special performance during The Nash 2nd Anniversary Celebration weekend!

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Nov
2
Sun
November 2 The Nash 2nd Anniversary Weekend: Jimmy Heath-Barry Harris Quartet @ The Nash
Nov 2 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Jimmy Heath – saxophone, Barry Harris – piano, Peter Washington – bass, Lewis Nash – drums

Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant instrumentalist and a magnificent composer and arranger.  Jimmy is the middle brother of the legendary Heath Brothers (Percy Heath/bass and Tootie Heath/drums), and is the father of Mtume.  He has performed with nearly all the jazz greats of the last 50 years, including Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie,Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis and Max Roach. During his career, Jimmy Heath has performed on more than 100 record albums including seven with The Heath Brothers and twelve as a leader.  Jimmy has also written more than 125 compositions, many of which have become jazz standards and have been recorded by other artists including Art Farmer, Cannonball Adderley, Clark Terry, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, James Moody, Milt Jackson, Ahmad Jamal, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie J.J Johnson and Dexter Gordon.  After having just concluded eleven years as Professor of Music at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, Heath maintains an extensive performance schedule and continues to conduct workshops and clinics throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada.  He has also taught jazz studies at Jazzmobile, Housatonic College, City College of New York, and The New School for Social Research.

Barry Harris is part of an exceptional crew of Detroit-bred jazz musicians, including Tommy Flanagan and Donald Byrd, who rose through the extraordinary arts education program in the public school system during the 1930s and 1940s. During the 1940s, and Harris was house pianist at two of the hottest Detroit spots, the Blue Bird Lounge and The Rouge, where he backed such traveling soloists as Miles Davis, Wardell Gray, Max Roach, Sonny Stitt, Lee Konitz and Lester Young. Displaying an early interest in passing the torch through education, Harris began teaching his bebop theories in 1956, tutoring young talent such as Joe Henderson. It is a tradition he has carried on throughout his life. At the urging of Cannonball Adderley, Harris left Detroit in 1960 and moved to New York. In addition to Adderley, Harris found work in the 1960s and 1970s with fellow Detroiter Yusef Lateefff, Charles McPherson, and Coleman Hawkins and led various trios and duos in New York piano bars and restaurants. He also began to get work as an arranger and composer, showing a particular talent for treating strings. By the early 1980s, Harris’ acumen as a teacher and mentor to developing pianists had become legendary. He continues to teach and mentor young musicians, holding weekly workshop sessions in NYC for aspiring performers.

Peter Washington, perhaps the most recorded bassist of his generation, has also played an integral part in two of the most important and highly praised jazz trios of the last 20 years, in addition to a “who’s who” roster of jazz artists. Born in Los Angeles, California in 1964, Washington attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he played in both the UC Symphony and the San Francisco Youth Symphony. In 1986, while performing in San Francisco with alto saxophonist John Handy, he was asked by Art Blakey to move to New York and join the seminal Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Washington remained with the Jazz Messengers from 1986 to 1989, concurrently establishing himself as a ubiquitous first-call freelance bassist. In the early 1990’s Washington joined the Tommy Flanagan Trio, called by many “the greatest trio in jazz”, and remained until Flanagan’s death, in 2002. For the past ten years he has been a member of the highly acclaimed Bill Charlap Trio. In addition, Washington has worked and recorded (more than 350 projects to date) with top-tier artists of all generations — Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Byrd, Benny Carter, Hank Jones, Milt Jackson, Kenny Burrell, Phil Woods, Cedar Walton, Clark Terry, Lionel Hampton, Mulgrew Miller, the Brecker Brothers, Eric Alexander, Benny Green, Steve Turre, Regina Carter, and many others.

Lewis Nash, 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 is featured on seven CD recordings with the late piano master. 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. His latest CD release is The Highest Mountain, recorded live at The Cellar Club.

Two Shows: 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Tickets: Front-table seats: $100/Table-seats: $60/HiTop Counter seats: $70/Side Gallery Seats: $40 (10% off tickets purchased before October 10th)

BEST VALUE: Patron Badge (Premium Seats at all Anniversary Events): $250

EVEN BETTER: Become a sustaining member of The Nash @ $100/month and receive ONE Patron badge FREE!

More info to come!