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March 2020

CANCELED: Jazz Matinee: Francine Reed

March 29 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Francine Reed-vocals, Jesse McGuire-trumpet, Stan Sorenson-guitar, Joel Robin-piano, Felix Sainz-bass, Greg Warner-drums 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…

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CANCELED: Jam Session: Beth Lederman

March 29 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beth Lederman-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. $10, $5 Students w/ ID (at the door),…

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CANCELED: JAZZmeetsPOETRY: Miles Davis – Bitches Brew

March 31 @ 7:30 PM

An added engagement for the JAZZmeetsPOETRY series celebrates the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis' 1970 iconic double album Bitches Brew. Released on March 30 on Columbia Records, the Grammy award-winning album gained recognition as one of jazz's greatest albums, a progenitor of the jazz rock genre and a major influence on rock and funk musicians. On September 22, 2003, the album was certified platinum by the RIAA for selling one million copies in the U.S. A poet will be matched…

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April 2020

CANCELED: First Friday

April 3 @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

The Roosevelt Row Merchant's Association has decided it is in the public interest to suspend First Friday activities for April 3rd, 2020 and, as a result, we will not be presenting our usual live entertainment that night either. Stay healthy. We'll see you again ASAP! The Nash

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CANCELED: Jimmy Nistico & Jazz Express

April 4 @ 7:30 PM

Jimmy Nistico-sax, Devon Bridgewater-trumpet/violin, Dave Henning-piano, Jack Radavich-bass, Bruce Stodola-drums Tenor saxophonist Jimmy Nistico brings his hard-swingin’ quintet into The Nash for a night of straight ahead, mainstream jazz. Jim Nistico was born in Syracuse, NY, and raised in a musical home with older brother Sal Nistico paving the way on saxophone. Jim got started on clarinet at age 10, switching to tenor sax (Sal’s hand me down) at age 15. He played his first professional gig at 16 and…

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CANCELED: Jam Session: Ioannis Goudelis

April 5 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ioannis Goudelis-piano/bandleader, Mario Mendivil-bass, John Lewis-drums 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. $10, $5 Students w/…

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One More Time: Beth Lederman & Jazz Con Alma

April 5 @ 6:30 PM

THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH @6:30p.m. The Nash launches ONE MORE TIME: Shows from The Nash archives. As part of our Nash at Home initiative to keep our jazz community connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be streaming select shows that have been recorded to our archive over the past two and a half years. To kick it off, we have selected the popular Latin jazz ensemble JAZZ CON ALMA, led by Beth Lederman, with special guest Steven Powell. Beth…

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CANCELED: New Volunteer Orientation

April 11 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The Nash offers volunteer information and orientation on a Saturday morning of every month at 10:00 a.m. (check the calendar!) Come meet current volunteers, find out more about volunteering, and meet new friends as you learn more about volunteering. The Nash is dependent upon the talents, generosity and commitment of volunteers.  We have a very special mission and profound responsibility to ensure the preservation of America’s original art form–jazz–for our community, and for generations to come.  If you have a personal…

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CANCELED: The Nash Education Showcase

April 11 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Free

www.carriemotzing.photography The Nash proudly presents our Nash Education Program ensembles in a free Saturday afternoon concert. Come out and listen to the future of jazz! 1:00: The Nash Legacy Ensemble (Blue) Directed by Eric Rasmussen 1:30: The Nash/PCM Jazz Ensemble Directed by Matt McClintock 2:00: The Nash Legacy Ensemble (Blue) Directed by Michael Kocour 2:30: The Nash Vocal Jazz Ensemble Directed by Dr. Gregory Amerind 3:00: Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising Directed by Claudia Bloom & Mary Petrich FREE Admission

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