August 3 First Friday: Lava Hot Jass Band

7:30 – 10:30 PM Free Admission Wen Wu–clarinet,  Zach Wiggins–piano, Connor Sample–drums And featuring special guest guitarist, Eric Bart! Lava Hot Jass Band is a newly formed (2017) New Orleans style jazz band. During the past year, Lava Hot has been making people move at numerous swing dance events and private parties in the Phoenix […]

July 29 Jam Session: Dave Henning

6:00 – 9:00 PM $8, $5 Students w/ ID (at the door), free for instrumentalists & vocalists who sit in Dave Henning-piano/bandleader, Selwyn Reams-bass, Bruce Stodola-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 […]

July 29 Jazz Matinee: Danny Long Trio

3:00 – 5:00 PM $20 General, $15 Seniors (60+), $10 Students w/ ID, JiA Lifetime members & youth under age 12 admitted FREE CLICK HERE for tickets Danny Long-piano/vocals, Bob Lashier-bass, Todd Chuba-drums Danny Long headlined in Chicago, toured nationally, released an album on Capitol Records and inhabited the showrooms of Las Vegas prior to […]

July 28: Papa John DeFrancesco

7:30 PM $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets Papa John DeFrancesco-B3, Andrew Gross-sax, Howard Alden-guitar, Joe Costello-drums The father of renowned jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco, “Papa John” had his career revived when his son’s success helped bring about the renaissance of the Hammond organ. The elder DeFrancesco began playing trumpet when he […]

July 27: A Night in Havana w/ Josiel Perez’s All-Stars

7:30 PM $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets Josiel Perez-trumpet, Alan Acosta-tenor sax, Marcos Crego-piano, Max Beckman-bass, Caleb Michel-percussion, with special guest: Keith Kelly-sax Born in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba on October 9, 1986, Josiel Perez comes from an extensive musical family, beginning with his grandfather who is a refined […]

July 22 Jam Session: Alex Oliverio

6:00 – 9:00 PM $8, $5 Students w/ ID (at the door), free for instrumentalists & vocalists who sit in Alex Oliverio-guitar/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. […]

July 21: Pete Pancrazi

7:30 PM $20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets Pete Pancrazi-guitar/vocals, Claudia Bloom-piano, Todd Johnson-bass, Robby Carrillo-drums Pete Pancrazi has studied and performed music for most of his life. He graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor of music degree in jazz performance. Being named by Downbeat Magazine as “one […]

July 20 Emerging Artist Series: Jude Poorten

7:30 PM $15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) CLICK HERE for tickets Jude Poorten-guitar, Chaz Martineau-tenor saxophone, Vincent Thiefain-bass, Andrew Flores-drums Jude Poorten is an 18-year-old jazz guitarist, born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He began studying classical piano at age 5, and then switched to the guitar at age 7. As a young guitarist, he […]

Call for Volunteers

The Nash is dependent upon the talents, generosity and commitment of volunteers.  We have a very special mission and profound responsibility to ensure the preservation of America’s original art form–jazz–for our community, and for generations to come.  If you have a personal interest in this music and our mission, we seek your contributions to our success. Every […]

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July 18: Jazz & Jokes

7:30 PM $10 (Ages 18+ only) CLICK HERE for tickets Jazz & Jokes combines today’s hottest stand up comedians with exceptional jazz musicians. They share the stage in a new format for The Nash that is improvisational, interactive, and hilarious. Jazz & Jokes is co-presented by Bird City Comedy and The Nash.