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February at The Nash

The Nash
February 2019
 
(Phoenix, Ariz.) From New Orleans sounds, to Women of Poetry and Jazz, The Nash brings a full calendar of events for February. The month kicks off with the with jazz infused groove and soul music of NOLAz for First Friday on Feb. 1 and the phenomenal bassist Andy Galore on Feb. 2. Other highlights include the electrifying band, The Stakes on Feb. 22 and the master trumpeter, Mike Vax on Feb. 16.
 
The Nash is located at 110 E. Roosevelt, in downtown Phoenix, on Roosevelt Row.
 
For more information on The Nash and to view the full schedule of events and jazz program visitTheNash.org.
February 1 at 7:30 pm
First Friday:
NOLAz @ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Free Admission
 
Ted Belledin-piano/saxophone, Simone Sanchez-vocals, Kevin Tangney-trumpet, Benjie Messer-trombone, Steve Himmelstein-guitar, Sam Smith-bass, Janet Daniel-drums
 
NOLAz Band plays jazz infused groove and soul music from NOLA: New Orleans, LA. From The Neville Brothers to Allen Toussaint, The Meters to Galactic, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band to Trombone Shorty, there is a particular musical character that stems from New Orleans. NOLAz Band channels this energy, and brings a little NOLA to Arizona.
February 2 at 7:30 pm
Andy Galore Quartet @ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: 2-Tier General Admission: $25 for table seats, $21 for row seats, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID. Row seats only)
 
Brice Winston-sax, Nick Manson-keys, Andy Galore-bass, Joe Costello-drums
 
Andy Galore, a much in demand bassist on the New York scene whose solid groove has powered the bands of icons across multiple genres, steps out as a leader, arranger and composer of note with Out & About (December 2, 2014), his debut on Motéma Music. 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. Out & About, an arresting and musically varied opus, is inspired by and reflects his deep love of New York City, a vast array of talented musicians, and the many different genres and styles Galore has mastered over the years.
 
The show will feature Andy’s music, an organic blend of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock and World music. In addition, the show will include exciting new arrangements of Jazz Classics.
February 6 at 7:30 pm Nat "King" Cole Centennial with Joe Bourne and Dennis Rowland
Jazz In Concert Series
Co-Presented By The Nash And ASU Kerr Cultural Center @ ASU/Kerr
 
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd. 
Scottsdale,AZ 85253
Made possible with generous support from the Jazzbird Foundation 
All shows: $39 premium, $35 reserved, $28 general admission.
Jazz in AZ members receive a $4 discount on all seats.
Students, ASU faculty and ASU staff: $10 general admission.
 
Cole’s iconic voice spawned a legendary career that included helming the USA’s first African-American hosted television show. Tucson-based vocalist Joe Bourne is a charming performer with voice reminiscent of Cole’s, and a repertoire and arrangements that celebrate his unique style. The beloved Dennis Rowland, a 2018 Arizona Governor’s Arts Award recipient and former vocalist with The Count Basie Orchestra, will add his world-class style to the show.
February 6 at 7:30 pm
ASU Faculty Showcase
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $15 adults/$5 students
 
Bryon Ruth-tenor saxophone, Jeff Libman-guitar, Michael Kocour-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Dom Moio-drums
Members of the Arizona State University Jazz Studies faculty come together to perform original compositions as well as jazz classics.
February 7 at 7:30 pm @ The Nash
Noah Simpson
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 Students
 
Noah Simpson-trumpet, Eric Rasmussen-sax, Matt Sazima-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Caleb Michel-drums
 
Energetic, attentive, and dynamic define Noah Simpson’s trumpet playing. Joined by fellow west coast transplant and long time collaborator Matt Sazima, they strive to create forward thinking music rooted in Jazz. Noah has performed with renowned musicians such as Lewis Nash, Conrad Herwig, Alex Acuna, Jaleel Shaw, Sean Jones, Dennis Rowland, and Dominick Farinacci. In addition, he has also toured around the country with groups such as Dirty Revival, The Polyphonic Spree, and Taina Asili.
February 8 at 7:30 pm @ The Nash
Inner Journeys Trio
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 Students
 
Bob Ravenscroft-piano, Dwight Killian-bass, Rob Moore-drums, electronics Bob Ravenscroft, the widely-acclaimed jazz keyboardist and composer, is all about a lifelong pursuit of making great jazz music and exploring new ground. The Arizona Republic recently named his trio “Best Jazz Group.” Ravenscroft’s unique playing style has been described as everything from sensitive and seasoned to far-ranging and free or “impressionistic.” Whatever it is, it’s always “something else!”
February 9 at 7:30 pm
Sonrisa@ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: General Admission: $25 for table seats, $21 for row seats, $8 Students (25 & Under w/ ID. Row seats only)
 
Andrew Gross-saxophone, Joe Corral-flute/percussion, Mike Ozuna-guitar, Ioannis Goudelis-piano,/accordion, Ted Sistrunk-bass, Joe Garcia-percussion
 
Led by drummer Scott Sadlon, SONRISA is a collective of some of the most talented jazz musicians in the Phoenix area. Named after the Spanish word for “Smile” the group brings a joyful energy to all of its performances. It’s a rare occasion that all the members get to play together in the same band, which makes for a very special musical energy on stage. 
February 10 at 3:00 pm
The Charles Lewis Quintet Featuring Alice Tatum
@ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $35 VIP, $29 Preferred, $24 General, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)
 
Frank Smith-sax/flute, Charles Lewis-piano, Lloyd Moffitt-bass, Dan Tomlinson-drums, with Alice Tatum-vocals
They’re putting the band back together! It’s a Phoenix jazz reunion when Alice Tatum and Charles Lewis team up with their old bandmates for an afternoon of old and new favorites. Don’t miss this stellar line-up, featuring the Arizona return of Lloyd Moffitt on bass!
February 10 at 6:00 pm
Sunday Jam Session @ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $10 adults/$5 students, free for instrumentalists and vocalists who sit in
 
Pam Morita- Piano/bandleader
Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz.
February 13 at 7:30 pm
Lewis Nash & Friends Pro Jam @ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $25, $10 Students (25 & Under w/ ID)
 
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.
February 15 at 7:30 pm
JazzMeetsPoetry @ The Nash
Women in Jazz Poetry
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets:  Advance tickets: $15, $8 Students (25 & under w/ ID); At door: $20, $10 Students 
 
The next JAZZmeetsPOETRY show is an all-woman showcase of music and poetry. Love will be in the air! JAZZmeetsPOETRY, in its second season, provides a platform for poets and jazz musicians to make art that is expressive, interactive and captivating.
February 16 at 11:00 am
Hot Dogs & Jazz: Jazz For Families @ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $3, Youth (12 & Under) $1
 
Alex Price- Trumpet, Julianne Colwell- Saxophone, Gregory Hasson- Guitar, Max Beckman- Bass, Matt Mcclintock- Drums
 
Hot Dogs & Jazz is a great opportunity for children and families to enjoy a fun program about jazz — the music born in America and found in Hip-Hop and other popular music.
Join us Saturday morning, January 19, as our accomplished musicians demonstrate different instruments and styles of jazz, and give kids a chance to move and sing to the music. Following the show, families will have a chance to meet the band while everyone enjoys free hot dogs, answering the question, What’s More American than Hot Dogs? Jazz!
February 16 at 7:30 pm
Mike Vax and TRPTS @ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $36 V.I.P, $31 Preferred, $26 General, $16 Student (25 & under w/ ID, General Section only) 
 
Trumpets-Mike Vax, Bruce Gates, Ron King, Adam Compeau, Jack Petersen-guitar, Howard Alden-guitar, Selwyn Reams-bass, Cleve Huff-drums
 
TRPTS (Trumpets) was formed in 1985 as an experimental group to bring the history of jazz trumpet to audiences through performing voiced out solos from famous jazz trumpet players, playing music associated with trumpet jazz over the years, and also presenting new music written especially for us.
Mike has also performed and/or recorded with such greats as Art Pepper, Gene Krupa, Cab Calloway, Al Grey, Freddy Hubbard, John Handy, Don Ellis, Don Jacoby, Louie Bellson, Joe Williams, Anita O’Day, June Christy, Barbara McNair, the Four Freshmen, The Glenn Miller, Harry James, and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, The Navy Commodores, The Army Blues, The Army Jazz Ambassadors, The Air Force Falconaires, the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band, and the Dukes of Dixieland in New Orleans.
February 17 at 6:00 pm
Sunday Jam Session @ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $10, $5 Students w/ ID (at the door), free for instrumentalists & vocalists who sit in
 
Mike Ozuna-piano/bandleader
Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz.
February 20 at 7:30 pm
ASU Jazz Combos @ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $15, $5 Students; At door: $20, $10 Students (plus processing costs)
 
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. Come see the jazz stars of tomorrow today!
February 22 at 7:30 pm
The Stakes @ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $20 adults/$10 students
 
Lord Kash and ZeeDubb-MCs, Marah Armenta-vocals, Ben Scolaro-piano, Luis Martinez-guitar, Paul McAfee-bass, Kevin Phillips-drums, Tyler Bauer-tenor sax, Jaime Barrios-trumpet
 
“The Stakes could write songs about calculus and people would dance to it. Live and on record, the band has a powerful chemistry, creating a potent combination of rap, jazz, funk, and pop touches that sounds totally modern while also harkening back to the golden age of Native Tongues-style hip-hop.” - Phoenix New Times
February 24 at 3:00 pm
Jazz Matinee; Francine Reed @ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: ALL SEATS RESERVED
$36 VIP, $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.
 
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! Francine appeared with her bands Jazz Alive and Fever at venues such as The Boojum Tree, Chuy’s and Chuy’s Next Door/The Night Club, Churchill’s Pub and Bombay Bicycle Club, plus numerous festivals and concert halls. She has been part of Lyle Lovett’s Large Band since the mid 80’s, appeared on The Tonight Show, and appeared for many seasons in Seattle’s high-energy dinner-theatre cabaret, Teatro ZinZanni. What an amazingly diverse and exciting career!
February 24 at 6:00 pm
Sunday Jam Session @ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
(Ages 18 and over)
Tickets: $10, $5 Students w/ ID (at the door), free for instrumentalists & vocalists who sit in
 
 
Every Sunday the true spirit of jazz plays out on stage at The Nash, as student and pro musicians play together, unrehearsed, in a variety of combinations. There’s always a solid core trio. Student jazz musicians are welcome, with house band, grand piano, guitar and bass amp, drum set and sound all provided. Singers welcome. Event open to all ages! Great opportunities for audiences to enjoy 3 hours of jazz.
February 27 at 7:30 pm
Jazz and Jokes @ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $10 (Ages 18+ only)
 
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.
 
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
March 2 at 7:30 pm
Andrew Rathbun @ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $25 adults/$10 students
 
Toronto native Andrew Rathbun is widely esteemed as one of the most creative and accomplished saxophonists, composers and bandleaders of his generation. On tenor and soprano saxophones he has achieved a rare depth of lyricism, authoritative swing and compositional intelligence.
March 3 at 3:00 pm
Jazz Matinee
Jan Sandwich: A Tribute to Peggy Lee @ The Nash
 
The Nash 
110 E. Roosevelt Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors (60+), $10 Students, youth under age 12 admitted FREE
 
Jan Sandwich-vocals, Nicole Pesce-piano, Adam Clark-drums
“Is That All There Is?” A Tribute to Peggy Lee
A great new show from Jan and Nicole, filled with the smooth, cool jazz hits of the legendary Ms. Peggy Lee, with fascinating stories of her strange and wonderful life and career! You’ll LOVE this Show!!!!!
March 6 at 7:30 pm The Divas Return!
Featuring Delphine Cortez, Sherry Roberson, Diana Lee, Alice Tatum
Jazz In Concert Series
Co-Presented By The Nash And ASU Kerr Cultural Center @ ASU/Kerr
 
6110 N. Scottsdale Rd. 
Scottsdale,AZ 85253
Made possible with generous support from the Jazzbird Foundation 
All shows: $39 premium, $35 reserved, $28 general admission.
Jazz in AZ members receive a $4 discount on all seats.
Students, ASU faculty and ASU staff: $10 general admission.
 
The Divas Return! 
featuring Delphine Cortez, Sherry Roberson, Diana Lee, Alice Tatum
For more than 15 years, this annual show featuring several top local female vocalists has delighted Scottsdale audiences with its contrasting styles in the traditions of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and other icons. After taking a gap year, the show will feature four of the Valley’s most celebrated vocalists: Delphine Cortez, Sherry Roberson, Diana Lee and Alice Tatum. All four “divas” have had long careers in the Valley and have built strong fan bases over more than four decades. The opportunity to see artists of such high caliber and diversity in one musical event is truly four shows in one!
About The Nash
The Nash, owned and operated by Jazz in Arizona Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, is an education and performance venue named in honor of world-renowned drummer and Phoenix native, Lewis Nash. Since its opening in 2012, The Nash has grown to present more than 300 events annually including jazz performances, jam sessions and educational programs – featuring students, top local and regional musicians, national and internationally acclaimed jazz artists and jazz royalty. For 5 years running, DownBeat has included The Nash in its prestigious “List of Great Jazz Venues” in the world. 
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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