The Nash Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

The Nash Celebrates its 5th AnniversaryOctober is a month-long celebration of the 5th Anniversary of The Nash! Within 5 years of its opening, The Nash has welcomed some of the biggest names in jazz, has been named as a national "jazz hub," has served as a home for hundreds of young, new jazz musicians and is a vibrant part of Phoenix's bustling economic development downtown.

Celebrating these 5 years, The Nash namesake Lewis Nash will host a jam-packed weekend for the anniversary, with major events planned throughout the month of October.

The crown jewels of the celebration are the October 7th - 8th weekend's tributes to Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald in honor of their 100th birthdays, featuring world-renowned artists Roberta Gambarini, Roy Hargrove, Sharel Cassity, Cyrus Chestnut, John Lee and Lewis Nash, plus a Big Band Show with Darcy James Argue, and a special Nash Members Only event with Canadian saxophone master Cory Weeds.

Also in the month of October at The Nash: Emmet Cohen, Banda Magda, Francine Reed, Dmitri Matheny and many more great artists! (see calendar for all shows)
Tickets for The Nash 5th Anniversary events go on sale August 26, with a special EARLY BIRD pricing of 10% off when ordering before September 10th. Patron Badges include all Nash Anniversary weekend concerts; VIP Jazz Lovers Patron Badges also include reserved seats and meet-and-greet with musicians at 2 celebratory shows at MIM Theater: Danilo Perez "PanaMonk" (in honor of Thelonious Monk's 100th birthday) and Regina Carter "Simply Ella." WOW!

The Nash is located at 110 Roosevelt, Phoenix AZ 85004 on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. More information is available at or by calling 602-795-0464.

Nash Website The Nash Celebrates its 5th Anniversary
Saturday, October 7th -- 2 shows: 7p and 9:15p The Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars Tickets: 7:00 pm show: *$250 VIP, $89, $69, $59 9:15 pm show: *187.50 VIP, $79, $59, $49 (ORDER BEFORE SEPT 10 FOR EARLY BIRD TO SAVE 10%) *Includes a tax-deductible contribution The Nash 110 E. Roosevelt Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-795-0464
Roy Hargrove-trumpet | Sharel Cassity-sax | Cyrus Chestnut-piano | John Lee-bass | Lewis Nash-drums | Special Guest Roberta Gambarini-vocals The Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars, under the direction of Gillespie alumnus/executive director/producer/bassist John Lee,delight audiences around the world with the enduring power and freshness of Dizzy Gillespie's music. In honor of Dizzy's 100th birthday, this group of extraordinary musicians - who exemplify Dizzy's style, range, passion, and commitment - perform for The Nash's 5th Anniversary in 2 shows, with the added attraction of vocalist Roberta Gambarini honoring the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald.

Sunday, October 8th at 3p
Honoring Ella
Tickets: $100/$80 Private home Concert (near The Nash) 602-795-0464
Roberta Gambarini | Cyrus Chestnut

This afternoon concert with the stunning duo of Roberta Gambarini and Cyrus Chestnut takes place in an elegant high-rise condo overlooking Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeurves will help to make this Ella tribute a memorable experience for a limited number of around 70 guests.

Sunday, October 8th - 7:30p The Scottsdale Community College Big Band with guest writer/arranger/conductor Darcy James Argue Tickets: $25 adults/$15 students The Nash 110 E. Roosevelt Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-795-0464

Nothing raises the roof of The Nash like a dynamic big band. This evening's show features The SCC Big Band performing the works of Darcy James Argue, who has garnered critical acclaim and countless awards and nominations for reimagining what a 21st-century big band can sound like.

Monday, October 9th (Columbus Day Holiday) - 7:30p
Cory Weed & Friends (Members Only event)
Tickets: $25 Become a Sustaining Member for as little as $10 per month:
The Nash 110 E. Roosevelt Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602-795-0464
Cory Weeds-sax | Mike Kocour-B3 organ | Jeff Libman-guitar |Dom Moio-drums Special Guest: Lewis Nash

Making his 3rd sojourn to The Nash from his jazz-filled world in Vancouver, Weeds is a friend of The Nash and a favorite of our audiences and fellow musicians. This dynamite swingin' show is offered exclusively to Nash members and donors.
Not currently a Nash Sustaining Member? Join now for as little as $5 or $10 a month and enjoy this special show; or step up to The Nash Leadership Circle and get 2 free tickets. Note: Not a Member? Join us now and attend this special Members Only Event.

THE NASH 5TH ANNIVERSARY PATRON BADGE: $250 Includes Reserved Seats for

  • Saturday Oct 7 show 7 pm or 9:15 pm show (Premium Section)
  • Sunday Oct 8 In-Home Party/Concert at 3 pm (Front Table Seats)
  • Sunday Oct 8 7:30p Big Band Concert at 7:30 pm (Front Table Seats)
  • Monday Oct 9 Cory Weeds Special Member Show at 7:30p (Front Table Seats)

VIP JAZZ LOVERS PATRON BADGE: $375 Includes all of the above PLUS reserved seats and Artist Meet-and-Greet at these 2 shows at The MIM:

  • Friday, October 6th at 6 pm Danilo Pérez: "PanaMonk"
  • Friday, October 27th at 7:30 pm Regina Carter: "Simply Ella"

About The Nash Recognized by Downbeat Magazine as one of the top jazz venues in the United States, The Nash is named for "the most valuable player" in jazz (Modern Drummer Magazine), Phoenix native Lewis Nash.
Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix on "Roosevelt Row, The Nash brings a full calendar of live performances and ensures the future of the iconic art of jazz through its educational and outreach programs.

The Nash hosts classic jazz and new music concerts; performances by student musicians, local pros and touring artists; weekly jazz jam sessions; workshops; master classes; and clinics. Educational programs are offered ranging from one-on-one private lessons to combo labs, guided listening, jazz in film, jazz camps and more.

About Lewis Nash Internationally acclaimed jazz drummer Lewis Nash, named the most valuable player in jazz by Modern Drummer Magazine, was described by Ira Gitler of The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz as "Perhaps the most talented drummer of his generation." Lewis grew up in south Phoenix and by the early age of 10 years old began playing drums. At age 21 he moved to New York City, where he became the drummer of choice for an incredible array of artists - from jazz masters to the hottest young players of today. His 30-year career includes performance on 10 Grammy award-winning albums and an impressive discography of over 400 recordings with jazz legends such as BetTy Carter, Tommy Flanagan, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, Hank Jones, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter and Clark Terry, as well as such contemporary jazz artists as Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Joe Lovano and Roy Hargrove.

A highly respected educator and clinician, Lewis joined the faculty of the ASU School of Music in January 2017 as the Bob and Gretchen Ravenscroft Professor of Practice in Jazz.

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