The Nash 5th Anniversary Celebration

5th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OVERVIEW

October is a month-long celebration of the 5th Anniversary of The Nash! The crown jewels of the celebration are tributes to Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald in honor of their 100th birthdays, featuring world-renowned artists Roberta Gambarini, Roy Hargrove, Sharel Cassity, Cyrus Chestnut, John Lee and Lewis Nash, plus a Big Band Show with Darcy James Argue, and a special Nash Members Only event with Canadian saxophone master Cory Weeds. Also in the month of October at The Nash: Emmet Cohen, Banda Magda, Francine Reed, Dmitri Matheny and many more great artists – plus special access for Patron Badge Holders to 2 shows at MIM Music Theater: Danilo Perez “PanaMonk” (in honor of Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday) and Regina Carter “Simply Ella.” WOW!

10% “Early Bird” discount on all tickets purchased by September 10th!

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Saturday, October 7th—2 shows: 7p and 9:15p
The Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars
Roy Hargrove-trumpet | Sharel Cassity-sax | Cyrus Chestnut-piano | John Lee-bass | Lewis Nash-drums | Special Guest Roberta Gambarini-vocals
The Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars, under the direction of Gillespie alumnus/executive director/producer/bassist John Lee, delight audiences around the world with the enduring power and freshness of Dizzy Gillespie’s music. In honor of Dizzy’s 100th birthday, this group of extraordinary musicians – who exemplify Dizzy’s style, range, passion, and commitment – perform for The Nash’s 5th Anniversary in 2 shows, with the added attraction of vocalist Roberta Gambarini honoring the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald.
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Sunday, October 8th—In-Home Concert – 3p (near The Nash)
Honoring Ella
Roberta Gambarini-vocals | Cyrus Chestnut-piano
This afternoon concert with the stunning duo of Roberta Gambarini and Cyrus Chestnut takes place in an elegant high-rise condo overlooking the Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeurves will help to make this Ella tribute a memorable experience for a limited number of around 70 guests.
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Sunday, October 8th – 7:30p
The Scottsdale Community College Big Band with guest writer/arranger/conductor Darcy James Argue
Nothing raises the roof of The Nash like a dynamic big band. This evening’s show features The SCC Big Band performing the works of Darcy James Argue, who has garnered critical acclaim and countless awards and nominations for reimagining what a 21st-century big band can sound like.
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Monday, October 9th (Columbus Day Holiday) – 7:30p
Members Only Event – For Sustaining Members, The Lewis Nash Leadership Circle, Major Donors
Cory Weed & Friends
Cory Weeds-sax | Mike Kocour-B3 organ | Jeff Libman-guitar |Dom Moio-drums Special Guest: Lewis Nash Making his 3rd sojourn to The Nash from his jazz-filled world in Vancouver, Weeds is a friend of The Nash and a favorite of our audiences and fellow musicians. This dynamite swingin’ show is offered exclusively to The Nash members and donors. Not currently a Nash Sustaining Member? Join now for as little as $5 or $10 a month and enjoy this special show at $25/ticket; or step up to The Nash Leadership Circle and get 2 free tickets.
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Note: Not a Member? Join us now and attend this special Members Only Event.


Tickets on sale soon!

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