May 20 Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

3:00 – 5:00 PM

$35 *V.I.P. (each), $30 Preferred, $25 General. (Student ticket: $20; Gallery Seats only.) All seats reserved. *VIP front section, 4-seat table purchase required. Only 4 VIP tables available.

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Francine Reed-vocals, Dr. Jesse McGuire-trumpet, Joel Robin-piano, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Bob Lashier-bass, Dowell Davis-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!

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Sunday’s show will begin with a ceremony to commemorate the Phoenix Suns’ generous gift of a Yamaha Grand Piano to The Nash in honor of Al McCoy’s induction into the Suns Ring of Honor.

Al McCoy’s first career was as a jazz pianist in a territorial band. His love for The Nash and the opportunities that we provide to young musicians was the impetus behind this amazing gift.

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