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April 18: U of A Jazz Ensembles

The UA Experiential Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Angelo Versace, and Fred Fox Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Brice Winston, are two groups within the small ensemble program at the University of Arizona.

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

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April 19: John Clayton with the Scottsdale Community College Jazz Band

John Clayton is a natural born multitasker. The multiple roles in which he excels -- composer, arranger, conductor, producer, educator, and yes, extraordinary bassist -- garner him a number of challenging assignments and commissions. With a Grammy on his shelf and eight additional nominations, artists such as Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Regina Carter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah, and Charles Aznavour vie for a spot on his crowded calendar.

ALL SEATS RESERVED: $40 VIP, $35 Premium, $30 Preferred, $25 General, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID, General seating only)
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April 20 Jazz Education Benefit Show: The Clayton Brothers

Jeff Clayton-alto saxophone, Terell Stafford-trumpet, Donald Vega-piano, John Clayton-bass, David Alvarez-drums

The Clayton Brothers is the brain child of saxophonist Jeff Clayton, who some 30 years ago, in an act of brotherly love, made a pact with Grammy Award winning bassist John Clayton, to support each other's preferred band formats: Jeff's love of small groups led to the formation of the Clayton Brothers Quintet. John's love for big bands led to formation of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra with drummer Jeff Hamilton, of which brother Jeff is a part.

ALL SEATS RESERVED: $56 VIP, $46 Premium, $36 Preferred, $26 General, $16 Students (25 & under w/ ID, General seating section only)
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April 23: ASU Jazz Combos

Jazz combos are the core of the ASU Jazz Studies program. These exciting small jazz groups allow students to showcase their improvisational skills in a variety of styles including bebop, fusion and avant-garde, while offering a creative outlet for student composers and arrangers.

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

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April 25: Phoenix College Jazz Combos

The Phoenix College jazz combos in concert at The Nash.

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

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April 26 JAZZmeetsPOETRY: Monk 'n Bud

Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month, JAZZmeetsPOETRY presents a theatrical play reading of Monk 'n Bud for this April show. On a hot summer evening in 1951 Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) and Bud Powell (1924-1966), two jazz musicians, were arrested on a street corner near what would become Lincoln Center. The play is a fictionalized accounting of the incident by award winning playwright Laurence Holder.

Advance tickets: $15, $8 Students (25 & under w/ ID); At door: $20, $10 Students
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Josiel Perez: "A Night In Old Havana"

Josiel Perez-trumpet, Yuniel Moya Toca-guitar/vocals, Ariel Cacheiro Lopez-tres, Luis Gustavo Grandales-percussion

The son montuno is the most important genre of Cuban popular music. If you ever visited Old Havana, Cuba, you will find energetic and vibrant groups playing son montuno. "A Night in Old Havana" at The Nash will be a perfect combination of son montuno and Latin Jazz.

ALL SEATS RESERVED: $30 VIP, $25 Preferred, $20 General, $15 Students (25 & under w/ ID, General seating only)
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Superstition Jazz Orchestra

"The Art of the Composer" featuring the Superstition Jazz Orchestra directed by Mike Crotty

The composer has often been the driving force in the evolution of jazz, "pushing the envelope " at every opportunity and stretching the creative talents of the individual performer. 

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

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May 2: SCC Jazz Combos

The Scottsdale Community College Jazz Combos in concert, under the direction of Eric Rasmussen.

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

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Sherry Roberson & The Dave Henning Trio

In a pairing of long-time Phoenix favorites, remarkable vocalist Sherry Roberson adds her silky-smooth vocals to the already stellar Dave Henning Trio.  This is sure to be another memorable night of great jazz at The Nash.

$25, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID)
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South Mt Community College Latin Jazz Ensemble

The South Mountain Latin Jazz Band, under the direction of Eddie Gaona, focuses on playing the exciting rhythms of Latin fused with Jazz. The two most influential mixers are Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music. This combined with Jazz comes across as passionate, intense, powerful and exciting!

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

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May 10: Larry Fuller Trio

Larry Fuller-piano, Hassan Shakur-bass, Lewis Nash-drums

Based in New York City, Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, band leader, and clinician known to "swing like a beast!". Early in his career, Fuller's undeniable talent earned him the position of musical director and pianist for vocal great Ernestine Anderson, pianist for renowned drummer Jeff Hamilton's Trio, and final pianist in legendary bassist Ray Brown's Trio. Fuller also toured with guitar-vocal giant John Pizzarelli.

ALL SEATS RESERVED: $49 VIP, $39 Preferred, $29 General, $20 Students (25 & under w/ ID, General seating only)
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May 11: The Nash Vocal Ensemble

Temperature's Rising: 100 years of jazzy classics by Jon Hendricks, Joe Henderson, George Gershwin, Al Jarreau, Patti Austin, Peter Gabriel, Hoagie Carmicheal, Richie Cole, Lennon/McCartney, Carole King and much more!

$20, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID)
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May 17: Nick Manson Trio

Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums

The Nash presents an evening of jazz originals with Nick Manson.

Nick Manson is a talented jazz pianist and composer. The two-time Emmy award winning multifaceted Nick Manson is also a composer, arranger and producer who has excelled in several fields. His piano playing is swinging, lyrical, consistently innovative and quite individual.

$20, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID)
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East Valley Jazz Cooperative

The East Valley Jazz Cooperative Indigo Big Band, a 19-piece ensemble comprised of outstanding students in grades 8 through 12, will perform a matinee concert featuring works by notable big band writers including Gil Evans and Thad Jones. The VJC is directed by Russell Schmidt.

Before the big band takes the stage, select students from the program will be featured in combo performances as part of the third annual VJC Senior Showcase.

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

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Bob Ravenscroft Trio

Bob Ravenscroft-piano, Dwight Kilian-bass, Rob Moore-drums

The Bob Ravenscroft Trio in concert, featuring jazz standards, original compositions and the music of Bill Evans.

ALL SEATS RESERVED: $25 VIP & Preferred, $20 General, $15 Students (25 & under w/ ID, General seating only)
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May 19 Jazz matinee: Ashley Pezzotti

Capturing the heart of audiences with her extensive repertoire in traditional jazz and bebop, Ashley creates an atmosphere of excitement that will transport you to another place and time. Her style is reminiscent of the great Anita O'Day and June Christy, and she performs with a level of maturity that is far beyond her years.

$25, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID)
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The Nash Composers Coalition

The Nash Composers Coalition returns with "7 & 7", a follow-up to our most recent program, featuring dueling septets. Once again, there are different NCC line-ups for each half of the performance. The opening group includes:

Mary Petrich-sax, Adam Roberts-sax, Chaz Martineau-sax, Matt Lennex-trombone, Russell Schmidt-piano, Vince Thiefain-bass, Connor Sample-drums

After a brief intermission, the closing septet features:

Derek Nellis-trumpet, Eric Rasmussen-sax, Keith Kelly-sax, Chris Stover-trombone, Zach Gillespie-piano, Vince Thiefain-bass, Connor Sample-drums

$20, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID)
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Fred Forney Quintet - Celebrating Miles Davis

Fred Forney-trumpet, Brice Winston-tenor sax, Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Dom Moio-drums

Long-time Valley first-call trumpeter Fred Forney pays homage to nine-time Grammy Award winner Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991). For over 50 years, Miles has been considered one of the leading innovators in the evolution of jazz music, pioneering Bop, Cool, Hard Bop, Avant Garde and Fusion.

ALL SEATS RESERVED: $30 VIP, $25 Preferred, $20 General, $10 Students (25 & under w/ ID, General seating only)
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May 26 Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

Francine Reed-vocals, Jesse McGuire-trumpet, Joel Robin-piano, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Felix Sainz-bass, Dowell Davis-drums

Last Francine show 'til Fall! Get your tickets NOW!

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!

ALL SEATS RESERVED
$36 *V.I.P. (each), $31 Preferred, $26 General, $16 Student (25 & under w/ ID, General Section only) *VIP front section, 4-seat table purchase required. Only 4 VIP tables available. Plus processing costs.

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June 14 JAZZmeetsPOETRY: Celebrating Sun Ra

Get ready for an out-of-this-world ride! The JAZZmeetsPOETRY finale show of the second season – the third WE JAZZ JUNE celebration – tributes the genius of Sun Ra, an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, and poet known for his experimental music, "cosmic" philosophy, prolific output and theatrical performances.

Advance tickets: $15, $8 Students (25 & under w/ ID); At the door: $20, $10 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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