Governor Proclaims April Official Jazz Appreciation Month

Governor Proclaims April Official Jazz Appreciation MonthAs part of Jazz Appreciation Month, Governor Doug Ducey has issued an official proclamation declaring April 2018 as Jazz Appreciation Month and April 30, 2018 as International Jazz Appreciation Day. Representing Governor Doug Ducey to present the Proclamation was Barry Wong, Director of the Governor's Office of Equal Opportunity. Mr. Wong read the proclamation to audiences at The Nash on March 29 at the Lewis Nash Pro Jam, with Lewis Nash and Doc Jones in attendance. The Proclamation will be on display at The Nash throughout the month.

The Nash has planned a huge calendar of events for April, encouraging everyone to come to a concert during this special time. Highlights include a FREE all day jazz showcase on April 8, Nick Finzer and Lucas Pino on April 27 and Peter & Will Andersen on April 28. The popular JazzMeetsPoetry concerts will be holding two shows on April 26, featuring the poetry of Gil Scott-Heron.

The Nash is located at 110 E. Roosevelt St on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix.
Advance tickets are on sale at www.thenash.org or may be purchased at the door. Please note: some shows sell out in advance so it is recommended to order early.

April 6: FIRST FRIDAY Chaz Martineau CD Release Party @ The Nash
7:30 PM
The Nash 110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Tickets: FREE www.thenash.org or 602-795-0464
Chaz Martineau-tenor saxophone, Evan Rees-piano, Reid Riddiough-guitar, Vincent Thiefain-bass, Matt McClintock-drums A message from Chaz Martineau: "This show is a CD release show of my two new albums! One is called "Goodbye Stairs" which is a quintet featuring myself on tenor sax, Evan Rees on piano, Matt McClintock on drums and cymbals, Reid Riddiough on guitar, and Vincent Thiefain on bass. The other is called "Apathy" which is trio with myself and Vince and Matt."



Apri 7: The Solomon Trio @ The Nash 7:30 PM
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004Tickets: $20 adults/ $10 studentswww.thenash.org or 602-795-0464
Armando Salas-saxophone, Carly Bates-piano, Israel Solomon-percussion The Solomon Trio is home-grown, with 3 native-born Phoenician musicians. Their sound is a mix of musical genres with jazz being the foundation. This fresh group will deliver good vibrations at The Nash. Join them for their debut.


April 8: Nash Education Showcase @ The Nash1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004Tickets: Free, Donations to Education Program Welcome
www.thenash.org or 602-795-0464
Come to The Nash as we host an "Open House" of the Nash Education Programs. All afternoon, student ensembles will be performing - showcasing the amazing young talent we have here in the Valley, 1pm - Legacy Blue Ensemble, directed by Eric Rasmussen
1:45 - City Jazz, directed by Pamela Morita
2:30 - PCM/Nash Ensemble, directed by Ben Hedquist
3:15 - Legacy Red Ensemble, directed by Mike Kocour
4pm- Nash Vocal Ensemble, directed by Greg Amerind


April 8: Tim Ray @ The Nash7:30 PM
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004Tickets: $25 adults/$10 students
www.thenash.org or 602-795-0464
Tim Ray-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Charlie Foldesh-drums Perhaps best known as long-time pianist for Lyle Lovett, Tim Ray's wide-ranging skills as a soloist and accompanist have afforded him the opportunity to perform with legendary performers from all walks of music. Appearing on over 70 recordings to date, Tim has performed in concert with an extensive list of pop music icons, notably Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Jane Siberry and Soul Asylum. He regularly performs with leading figures in the jazz world, among them Gary Burton, Esperanza Spalding, Scott Hamilton, Dave Douglas, Brian Blade, Lewis Nash and Rufus Reid, and his classical credits include solo performances and concerts with Gunther Schuller, the Boston Pops, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and the Boston Classical Orchestra.


April 12: Phoenix College Jazz Orchestra with Wayne Bergeron@ The Nash 7:30 PM
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004Tickets: $25 adults/$15 studentswww.thenash.org or 602-795-0464

The Phoenix Community College Jazz Orchestra appears in concert with special guest, trumpeter Wayne Bergeron. Wayne Bergeron is enjoying a career as one of the most sought-after musicians in the world. Studio sessions, film dates, international touring, jazz concerts, guest appearances, and clinics keep him busy not only in his hometown of Los Angeles, but worldwide.

April 13: The Stakes @ The Nash 7:30 PM
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004Tickets: $20 adults/$10 studentswww.thenash.org or 602-795-0464

The Stakes have brought hip-hop to Arizona's jazz scene. Soulful singer Marah Armenta and MCs Lord Kash and Zeedubb will take the stage at the Nash backed by a full rhythm section and horns, providing an infectious groove sure to keep your head nodding and feet moving as it resonates through your body and soul.

Apri 14: Josh Condon & Friends @ The Nash 7:30 PM
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004Tickets: $20 adults/$10 studentswww.thenash.org or 602-795-0464
Josh Condon-piano

A devoted jazz pianist and classical pianist, Josh has won accolades and honors in both genres-including an Outstanding Soloist Award in jazz piano from the Charles Mingus Summit in NYC. Josh has worked with and has been mentored by jazz greats such as Wynton Marsalis, Bill Cunliffe and John Clayton, and has been featured in Keyboard Magazine.


April 15: Jazz Matinee Tom Finklea Trio with Sherry Robinson @ The Nash 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors (60+), $10 Students w/ ID, youth under age 12 admitted FREEwww.thenash.org or 602-795-0464
Tom Finklea-piano, Dennis Sexton-bass, Bruce Stodola-drums, with Sherry Roberson-vocals

Highly respected, swinging, inventive jazz pianist Tom Finklea will make his Nash debut as a leader for this special jazz matinee. Long-time musical brothers Dennis Sexton and Bruce Stodola will round out this dynamic trio. The ever-hard-swinging Sherry Roberson will bring her remarkable energy to the performance. Guaranteed to be a memorable afternoon of jazz and an opportunity to give special recognition to our friend Tom Finklea.


April 15: Pro Jam Session Lewis Nash @ The Nash6:00 PM
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004Tickets: $15 adults, free for students
www.thenash.org or 602-795-0464

Angelo Versace-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Lewis Nash-drums Pro Jazz Jam at The Nash for professional jazz musicians and advanced students. 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.

April 19: THIRD THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR @ The Nash Judy Roberts' ChickFest 5:00 PM
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004www.thenash.org or 602-795-0464 3rd THURSDAYS JAZZ HAPPY HOUR Admission: $15 Includes your first beer or glass of wine (house selection) $5 OFF Select Wine Bottles Wind down after work with LIVE UPBEAT JAZZ in one of the world's GREAT JAZZ VENUES - Downbeat Magazine
Judy Roberts-piano/vocals, Featuring Delphine Cortez, Blaise Lantana, Renee Patrick, Carmela Ramirez and surprise guests!


April 19: JAZZ AND JOKES@ The Nash 9:00 PM
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004Tickets: $10 (18 years +)

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