Please note: All ticket sales are final. A full refund of the purchase price will be given for cancelled events only. Patrons who cannot attend may gift or sell their tickets to friends, or they may officially release their tickets to The Nash in exchange for a donation letter for the face amount of the tickets to be used for tax purposes if The Nash is notified no later than 48 hours prior to the performance.

The doors will open approximately 30 minutes before showtime. 

The Nash cares about our planet and we do not require you to bring printed tickets. Simply show your confirmation email at the door on your smart phone, or provide your order confirmation code and a photo ID.

May 20 Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

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! 

$35 *V.I.P. (each), $30, $25. (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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May 25: The Nash Composers' Coalition - So Much To Say...

Eric Rasmussen–alto sax, Mary Petrich–tenor sax, Adam Roberts–tenor sax, Keith Kelly–baritone sax, Zach Gillespie–cornet, Jeff Libman–guitar, Gabe Hall-Rodrigues–accordion, Russell Schmidt–piano, Ben Hedquist–bass, Connor Sample–drums

As a follow-up to last December's "Brilliant Covers" (a program of fresh takes on the music of Thelonious Monk), the Nash Composers Coalition returns with "So Much To Say...", another evening of entirely new music. This time the focus returns to original compositions, one from each NCC ensemble member.

$20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)


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May 26: Sheila Earley & Friends

Sheila Earley-drums, Renee Grant-Patrick-vocals, Joaquin Rosales-trumpet, Nicole Pesce-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass

Sheila Earley gathers some of her musical friends to showcase many of the groups favorite jazz standards with some new arrangements featuring up and coming trumpeter Jaoquin Rosales on trumpet, Piano phenom Nicole Pesce, Musically gifted Ben Hedquist on bass , and the soulful vocals of Renee Grant-Patrick.

$20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)


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June 2: Alice Tatum

Alice Tatum-vocals, Nicole Pesce-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Todd Chuba-drums

Alice Tatum is an award winning and critically acclaimed singer who has been a fixture on the Phoenix music scene for more than 30 years.  She is an accomplished jazz vocalist, as well as excelling in pop music genres.

$20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)


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June 3 Jazz Matinee: Felix Sainz Quintet

Felix Sainz-vocals, Nicole Pesce-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Johnny Carrasco-guitar, Robby Carillo-drums, And special guest Richie Oropeza-sax/flute

Felix steps out from behind the bass and up to the microphone to pay homage to the great baritones of the golden era by singing his renditions of the songs made famous by Nat King Cole, Johnny Hartman, and Billy Eckstine.

$20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)


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June 6 Pro Jam Session: Lewis Nash

Angelo Versace-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Lewis Nash-drums

The public is invited to hear some of the best players in the Valley and beyond as they enjoy this essential tradition of jazz: the jam session, led by none other than world-renowned drummer and name-sake, Lewis Nash.

$15, Free for students (25 & Under w/ ID) & musicians who sit in


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June 8: Alex Oliverio

Alex Oliverio-guitar, Ben Hedquist-bass, Jacob Eary-drums

Alex Oliverio is a native freelance musician.   Alex began playing guitar at a young age and began studying Jazz after joining the Young Sounds of Arizona in 2009.  He recently gained his bachelors degree in Jazz Performance at Arizona State University.  During his time at Arizona State University, Alex competed in numerous composition competitions and succeeded in winning the student, faculty, and guest artist pick for separate compositions.

$20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)


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June 9: Adam Clark Ensemble

Adam Clark-drums, Mike Ozuna-guitar, Andy Galore-bass, Andrew Gross-tenor sax

Adam has worked with jazz legends David "Fathead" Newman, Papa John DeFrancesco, Marshall Hawkins, Doug Webb, Stanley Jordan and accordion master Frank Marocco as well as popular artists Lenny Castro, Casey Abrams, Jimmy Vivino and gospel legend Andrew Gouche. This quartet has a rich musical history as Andrew Gross, Mike Ozuna and Adam Clark have been working together for 20 years. 

$20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)


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June 13: Mayu Saeki

Mayu Saeki-flutes, Nick Manson-piano, Mario Mendivil-bass, John Lewis-drums, Special Guest: Carol Mellis-flute

Flautist/composer Mayu Saeki returns to The Nash after her captivating performance during the Japan meets Jazz Show with Lewis Nash in March.  "Every note that Mayu plays is important, beautiful, resonant and full of emotion."$35 *V.I.P. (each), $30, $25. (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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June 16: Matt Lennex & The Giants of Jazz

Matt Lennex-trombone, Adam Roberts-saxophone, Nick Manson-piano; Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums

Matt Lennex & the Giants of Jazz return to The Nash with a new program of jazz standards and original compositions associated with legendary trombonists.

$20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)


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June 17: Delphine Cortez w/ Joel Robin & Sons, feat. Tony Vacca

Delphine Cortez-vocals, Tony Vacca-sax/flute, Joel Robin-piano, Adrian Goldenthal-bass, Julian Goldenthal-drums

Valley-icon vocalist Delphine Cortez. Delphine sang in top jazz clubs on Rush Street in Chicago, and has been one of the most in-demand vocalists since the mid-80's. While clearly having her own style, Delphine carries on the tradition of the great ladies of jazz, such as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and her musical idol, Nancy Wilson.

$20 General, $15 Seniors (60+), $10 Students w/ ID, JiA Lifetime members & youth under age 12 admitted FREE


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June 20: Jazz & Jokes

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.

$10 (Ages 18+ only)


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June 22: The Mammoth Ensemble

Derek Nellis-trumpet, Nick Menasco-alto sax, Adam Roberts-tenor sax, Dave Schmidt-baritone sax, Greg Varlotta-trombone, Steve McCarvel-piano, Luis Martinez-guitar, Rob Wagener-bass, Erik Teichmann-drums

The "Mammoth Ensemble" is a jazz Nonet made up of fellow musicians and mentors of the band leader, Derek Nellis.  "The Mammoth" will showcase originals by the bandleader, along with arrangements of "The Seatbelts", an eclectic jazz/blues ensemble from Japan featured on the soundtrack of the popular anime "Cowboy BeBop".

$20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)


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June 23: The Pete Swan Quartet feat. Brice Winston

Pete Swan-drums, Brice Winston-saxophone, Angelo Versace-piano, Scott Black-bass

Each member of the ensemble has performed with a who's who of great jazz artists. Besides a busy performance schedule, the members of the quartet are also deeply involved with jazz education and have a broad range of musical influences that combine in unique ways in every performance.

$20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)


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June 29 Emerging Artist Series: Ellis Green

Ellis Green-piano/bass

More info to come!

$15, $5 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)


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Information

The Nash is owned by Jazz in Arizona, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Located at 110 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, it is named for "the most valuable player" in jazz (Modern Drummer Magazine), Phoenix native Lewis Nash.

The Nash preserves the cultural treasure of American music history, showcases live performance and ensures the future of the iconic art of jazz for generations to come. Educational and performance programs at The Nash include: classic jazz and new music; performances by student musicians, local pros and touring artists; weekly jazz jam sessions; workshops; master classes; and clinics. Educational programs will be offered ranging from one-on-one private lessons to combo labs, guided listening, jazz in film, jazz camps and more.

The Nash serves our entire community based on the conviction that jazz is for everyone: children, adults, seniors and families; musicians and non-musicians; privileged and under-served youth. The Nash operates in collaboration with schools and other arts and culture organizations in our neighborhood, across the Valley, and throughout America.

The Nash will flourish through the generosity of individual Jazz Angels, businesses, corporations and foundations that value arts in our community, and the unique ability of jazz to promote individuality, creativity, harmony and joy in all aspects of our lives.


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