The Nash All Star Quintet Highlight October At The Nash
October brings a spectacular lineup of concerts at The Nash as the popular jazz club celebrates its 6th Anniversary. Highlights include the 6th Anniversary Weekend, October 5- 7, with The Lewis Nash All-Star Quintet headlining the weekend's festivities.
The All-Star Quintet features trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, frequently seen with the Village Vanguard Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Big Band, as well as the Grammy nominated saxophonist Jimmy Greene, a frequent collaborator with Harry Connick, Jr. Longtime friend and master on the bass, Peter Washington joins the quintet, with Lewis Nash on drums and a "surprise guest" arriving to Phoenix to round out the ensemble on piano.
Other special engagements include Michael Kocour with "Spiffy" on October 12, Red Guitar with Bruce Forman on October 14 and the Stan Kenton Alumni Orchestra on October 21.
October 5 at 7:30 pm First Friday Connor Sample @ The Nash
The Nash 110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Tickets: FREE www.thenash.org
Alex Young- alto sax, Keith Kelly-tenor sax, Zach Gillespie-piano/keyboards, Bailey Zick- bass, Connor Sample- drums/compositions
Drummer and composer, Connor Sample, is ecstatic to be showcasing a variety of rhythmically driven and beautifully unsettling original music with a group of amazing musicians. The night will feature some old and new compositions, including the debut of the four part "Lovecraft Suite" to help kick off October into a Cthulhu-nightmare fueled Halloween season. Come with us through the mountains of madness into a portal of otherworldly musical dimensions.
Friday, October 5 at 6:00 pm Soiree: The Lewis Nash Classic Trio The Nash 6th Anniversary Weekend
Tickets: $100 (center section)/$80 (sides) Location: Private home - Elegant high-rise condo in downtown Phoenix www.thenash.org
Lewis Nash's trio reputation may be best expressed by his decade-long membership in the Tommy Flanagan Trio. The legendary Flanagan was known to have preferred 'the intuitive, always-ready Nash to any other drummer.' Along with Flanagan on piano and Peter Washington on bass, the trio created some of the most memorable jazz recordings of the 1990s. This intimate soiree performance by the Lewis Nash Classic Trio with Peter Washington on bass and a world-renowned surprise guest on piano takes place in an elegant high-rise condo overlooking the Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will help to make this a memorable experience. Limited to 70 guests.
Saturday, October 6 TWO SHOWS: 7 pm and 9:15 pm The Lewis Nash All-Star Quintet Tickets: 7:00 pm - $250 (VIP), $89, $69, $59 9:15pm - $187.50 (VIP),$79, $59, $49 The Nash 110 E Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Jeremy Pelt-trumpet | Jimmy Greene-sax | 'Surprise Guest'-piano | Peter Washington-bass | Lewis Nash-drums
The 6th Anniversary Celebration will feature 3 staples of Nash's fiery quintet projects - Pelt, Greene and Washington, along with a world-renowned surprise guest pianist! No musician generates more excitement in a band than Lewis Nash; this 6th Anniversary Celebration by Lewis in "his house" is guaranteed to be electrifying and memorable - AND will likely turn up on a "Live at The Nash" CD!
Sunday, October 7 at 7:30 pm SCC Big Band with Jeremy Pelt
Tickets: $40 VIP, $35, $30, $25 The Nash 110 E Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hearing a great big band at The Nash is an exhilarating experience! On Sunday evening, Jeremy Pelt will be the guest artist with the Scottsdale Community College Jazz Big Band with Lewis Nash as a special guest. Pelt forged a bond with the Mingus Big Band early in his career and today performs frequently in the Roy Hargrove Big Band, The Village Vanguard Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Big Band. Pelt is currently touring throughout the United States and Europe in support of his latest release, "Make Noise!" (Highnote Records 2017). This big band show is the perfect way to cap off The Nash 6th Anniversary festivities.
October 11 at 7:30 pm Superstition Jazz Orchestra @ The Nash
The Nash 110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Tickets: $15 adults/$5 Student (plus service charges) www.thenash.org
Superstition Jazz Orchestra, based at Phoenix College and under the direction of Mike Crotty, is a group of professional and community jazz musicians.
October 12 at 7:30 pm Spiffy @ The Nash
The Nash 110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Tickets: $35 VIP, $31 Preferred, $21 General, $8 Student (plus service charges) www.thenash.org
Eric Schneider-sax, Bruce Forman-guitar, Michael Kocour-organ, Dom Moio-drums
This group takes the soulful swing-to-bop ethos of classic organ quartets to a new level. The sound of Spiffy is as rich in solo performances by its marvelous players as it is in tight-knit ensemble work, with riffs and shout choruses that make the music an outright joy to listen to! Mike Kocour leads the group with unmistakable deeply-dug grooves and an abundance of clever musical surprises. Dom Moio always plays the right stuff to fire up his bandmates. Bruce Foreman flies in from LA and Eric Schneider from Chicago to contribute their musical genius and to recapture the original chemistry of the Spiffy CD, released at The Nash in 2016.
October 13 at 7:30 pm Andrew Galore Quartet
The Nash 110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Tickets: General: $20, Students $8 (plus service charges) www.thenash.org
Andy Galore-bass, Nicole Pesce-keys, Mike Ozuna-guitar, Joe Castello-drums plus a special guest!
Andy Galore, a much in demand bassist on the New York scene, comes to The Nash with his solid groove. This show will feature Andy's music - an organic blend of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock and World music as well as new arrangements of Jazz classics. With rich musicality and powerful chops, Galore has developed a distinctive style and an impressive musician network over his twenty years as an inner-circle player in New York City.
October 14 at 3 pm Red Guitar with Bruce Forman @ The Nash
The Nash 110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Tickets: $30, $25, $20, $8 (plus service charges) www.thenash.org
Imagine receiving an invitation to a gala featuring John Coltrane, Sigmund Freud, and Faust. Bruce Forman's "The Red Guitar" is all that more. It draws on Forman's decades of experience as a formidable jazz guitarist and his considerable skill as a storyteller and teacher, producing a work that is greater than the sum of its dazzling parts. A story in and about jazz, The Red Guitar showcases Bruce Forman's genre-breaking inventiveness and his ability to improvise and create within a classical form. Enlisting the full power of the jazz idiom and integrating it with seasoned and provocative story-telling, he confronts the dilemma of artistic obsession face-to-face-by creating a work of art that simultaneously explores and demonstrates the hold that music has over its most ardent followers, the hold that poses itself as a life-or-death, must-be-solved-question to Forman and his ilk: "The Red Guitar. Do you play it...or does it play you? See where you stand as Bruce Forman presents The Red Guitar at The Nash.