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.

October 17: Lewis Nash & Friends

Lewis Nash & Friends is the new iteration of The Lewis Nash Pro Jam. It is more of an invitational format, still allowing for the participation of top professional-level musicians.

$25, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)
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October 18: Jazz Meets Poetry - Celebrating Black Poets/The Black Poets Anthology

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


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October 19: Rasmussen & Schmidt play Tristano

Eric Rasmussen-alto saxophone, Russell Schmidt-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Rob Moore-drums

Alto saxophonist Eric Rasmussen and pianist Russell Schmidt bring a new quartet to the Nash, performing works by pianist/composer Lennie Tristano. Expect plenty of surprising melodic and rhythmic twists as the group explores music by one of the original pioneers of cool jazz. Eric previously recorded three Tristano tribute albums for the SteepleChase label, and shares Russell's passion in celebrating a great, yet underappreciated jazz icon.

$20, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) $4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs.


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October 20: Camille Sledge Sings Aretha: Honoring The Queen of Soul

Camille Sledge is a force of nature. Her roles in life have been wonderfully diverse and with each she has been spirited, driven, full of passion and successful as a songwriter, artist, mother, non-profit leader, singer, actress, activist and model. Growing up around music, her mother is Debbie Sledge of the iconic group Sister Sledge who Camille occasionally performs with in addition to solo performances and being the lead singer of the renowned group Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra.

ALL SEATS RESERVED: $31 VIP, $26 Preferred, $21 General, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID. General Section only) $4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs.
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October 21 Jazz Matinee: The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra

Alumni from the 1956 - 1978 Stan Kenton Orchestras come together to perform for festivals, clinics, concerts, cruises and dances. The band makes tours around the United States every year, and does jazz cruises and festivals. They perform some of the well-known music of the Stan Kenton Orchestra; plus in keeping with Stan's insistence on not just performing nostalgia type music, they also perform fresh new material written in the Kenton style, as well as original material written by members of the Band.

$49 VIP, $39 Preferred, $29 General, $11 Students (25 & Under w/ ID, General Section only)
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October 24: 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. Jazz & Jokes is co-presented by Bird City Comedy and The Nash.

$10 (Ages 18+ only)


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Chaz Martineau-tenor saxophone, Alex Oliverio-guitar, Jude Poorten-guitar, Ben Hedquist-bass, Andrew Flores-drums

Bassist and composer Ben Hedquist has assembled a collective featuring some of the most sought-after musicians in the Valley's creative music scene. Hedquist and his quintet will be bringing heavy, guitar-driven music, immersive soundscapes, and new arrangements of familiar music to The Nash for an experience that will surely move all listeners. 

$20, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)
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October 27: The Fred Forney Quintet play Bird & Dizzy

Fred Forney-trumpet/flugelhorn, Brice Winston-saxophones, Nick Manson-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Rob Moore-drums

Long-time Valley first-call trumpeter Fred Forney and his quintet of Arizona jazz all-stars pay tribute to Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie.

ALL SEATS RESERVED: $31 VIP, $26 Preferred, $21 General, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID. General Section only) $4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs.


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October 28 Jazz Matinee: Bobby Hamilton

Bobby Hamilton-piano/vocals, Bob Lashier-bass, Greg Warner-drums

Bobby's repertoire of songs from Nat King Cole, to Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Fats Waller, and Louis Armstrong entertains people of all backgrounds. He is quite at home in Jazz and Blues venues as well, including R&B and Popular Music. Mr. Hamilton currently resides in Phoenix AZ and performs throughout the area. He returns often to the travel industry where his work as a pianist-entertainer remains in high demand.

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


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October 30: SCC & CGCC Jazz Ensembles

The Scottsdale Community College (under the direction of Eric Rasmussen) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (under the direction of Adam Roberts) Jazz Ensembles in concert.

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


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November 1: Emmet Cohen Trio

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts.  A recognized prodigy, Cohen plays with the command of a seasoned veteran and the passion of an artist fully devoted to his medium. A great jazz communicator!

ALL SEATS RESERVED
$49 VIP, $39 Preferred, $29 General, $11 Students (25 & Under w/ ID, General Section only)
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November 3: Alice Tatum

Alice Tatum-vocals, Dave Baradic-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Robbie Carrillo-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. Alice always puts on a dynamic show with amazing vocal range.

$20, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)
$4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs. Note: Ticket prices at the door will include the added processing costs.


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November 4 Jazz Matinee: Danny Long Trio

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 moving to Phoenix in 1980.

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


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November 7: 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. Jazz & Jokes is co-presented by Bird City Comedy and The Nash.

$10 (Ages 18+ only)


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November 8: JAZZmeetsPOETRY - Celebrating Native American Poetry

JAZZ meets POETRY is a new series at The Nash for 2017-2018 that places poets and jazz musicians center stage to make art that is expressive, interactive and captivating. This month's concert celebrates Native American poetry and features Red Ink and The Selwyn Reams Trio.

Advance tickets: $15, $8 Students (25 & under w/ ID). <br

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November 10: We3

Renee Grant Patrick-vocals, Suzanne Lansford-violin, Nicole Pesce-piano

When vocalist Renee Grant Patrick, daughter of the late George Grant (who traveled the world singing lead tenor for the Ink Spots in the 80's & 90's) lost her father in January of last year (2016), she combined talents with Suzanne Lansford (violin) and Nicole Pesce (piano) to pay tribute to some of their favorite Ink Spots' songs, one of them being "We Three".

Enjoy nostalgia and more, when these three powerful talents come together!

ALL SEATS RESERVED: $31 VIP, $26 Preferred, $21 General, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID. General Section only)


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November 11 Jazz Matinee: Glenn Davis

Tony Vacca-sax, Denny Monce-trumpet, Dave Henning-piano, Selwyn Reams-bass, Glenn Davis-drums

Glenn Davis is a drummer, recording artist, composer, and educator who will be leading this all star Phoenix quintet featuring, Dennis Monce on trumpet, Tony Vacca on sax and flute, Dave Henning on piano, Selywn Reams on bass and Glenn Davis on drums.  Glenn's exciting quintet will feature a unique blend of jazz standards and Glenn's swinging originals.

$20, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)
$4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs.
Note: Ticket prices at the door will include the added processing costs.  


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November 14: Lewis Nash & Friends

Lewis Nash & Friends is the new iteration of The Lewis Nash Pro Jam. It is more of an invitational format, still allowing for the participation of top professional-level musicians.

$25, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID) $4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs. Note: Ticket prices at the door will include the added processing costs. 


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November 16: Carole Pellatt & Boneyard

Carole Pellatt-guitar, Todd Johnson-bass, Dom Moio-drums, Joe Garcia-percussion

Boneyard performances are rare, special evenings, staged in performance venues where the audience is like family and the band is grooving. Don't miss this!

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


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November 18 Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

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.
$4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs.
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November 19: Valley Jazz Cooperative

Combo students from the East Valley Jazz Cooperative (led by Russell Schmidt) and the Phoenix Conservatory of Music (led by Dr. Benjamin Hedquist) will share the Nash stage for a special Monday night performance. The program will feature a combination of American songbook standards and original jazz classics, including the rarely-heard Billy Higgins composition Marilyn's Dilemma.

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


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November 20: SCC Jazz Combos

The Scottsdale Community College Jazz Combos in concert.

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


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November 21: Superstition Jazz Orchestra

Superstition Jazz Orchestra, based at Phoenix College and under the direction of Mike Crotty, is a group of professional and community jazz musicians.

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


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November 23: Re:new Vanguard

Alex Price-trumpet, Chaz Martineau-tenor saxophone, Ellis Green-piano, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Connor Sample-drums

The group The New Vanguard is molded after the seminal local ensemble run by Phoenix drummer Dave Cook. Dave was famous for mentoring young players in the community, and the Monday jam session he ran for 10 years with the group at The Melody Lounge was a pillar in the Valley's jazz scene. In the spirit of Dave Cook's mentoring principle, Re: New Vanguard was created.

$20, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)
$4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs.


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November 24: Howard Alden

Howard Alden-guitar, Allen Ames-violin, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Dom Moio-drums

"The Swinging Strings plays our favorites and hits!" Howard Alden has played The Nash, of course, but never as a bandleader! He's teaming up with the always astonishing Allen Ames and the rock-solid rhythm section of Ted Sistrunk and Dom Moio for a lively evening of gypsy infused jazz.

ALL SEATS RESERVED
$30 VIP, $25 Preferred, $20 General, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID, General Section only)
$4 per ticket will be added at checkout to cover processing costs.
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November 25 Jazz Matinee: Holly Pyle

Holly Pyle-vocals, Shea Marshall-organ, Nicole Pesce-piano, Todd Chuba-drums

Classic swingin' B3 jazz and holiday favorites featuring Holly Pyle (Phoenix), Todd Chuba (Phoenix) Shea Marshall (the Moon) and Nicole Pesce (Outer Space)

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


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November 27: ASU Latin Jazz Night

Don't miss this exciting evening of music with the Arizona State University Latin Jazz Band, directed by Dom Moio. Students in the in the ASU Latin Jazz Band perform both Afro-Cuban Latin-jazz and Brazilian jazz repertoire.

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


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November 28: ASU Jazz Repertory Band

The Arizona State University Jazz Repertory Band, directed by Jayson Davis, is a large ensemble that performs jazz arrangements and compositions from throughout the history of the jazz.

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


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November 29: ASU Concert Jazz Band

The Arizona State University Concert Jazz Band, directed by Michael Kocour, is the premier large ensemble of the Jazz Studies program in which students study and perform music from the classic big band repertoire, as well as commissioned works, student compositions and recent works by contemporary jazz composers. Recent guests artists appearing with the Concert Jazz Band include Eric Alexander, Jerry Bergonzi, Wycliffe Gordon, Bob Mintzer, Dick Oatts, Eric Schneider, Joel Spencer, and Scott Wendholt.

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


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November 30: Nick Manson

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

Nick Manson plays the music of 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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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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