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J.J. Johnson Centennial – Nick Finzer

April 13 @ 7:00 pm

The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA

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TWO SHOWS: 7:00pm, 9:15pm

Nick Finzer-trombone, Renee Rosnes-piano, Rufus Reid-bass, Lewis Nash-drums

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary concert experience as we bring to life the musical legacy of the legendary J.J. Johnson! A heartfelt tribute to one of Finzer’s musical heroes. J.J. Johnson, a trailblazer on the trombone, revolutionized the instrument much like Charlie Parker did for the saxophone. His ability to seamlessly translate the clarity, precision, and velocity of bebop onto the trombone, while maintaining a distinctive sound, is unparalleled. Beyond his virtuosity, J.J. was a prolific composer, creating numerous tunes and arrangements for albums, and later expanding his repertoire to include compositions for movie scores and large brass orchestras.

This project aspires to build upon the legacy of this trombone giant by delving into his compositions. Drawing inspiration from J.J.’s vast catalog, we explore new musical territories while paying homage to the jazz classics associated with his name. This concert promises to be an unforgettable celebration of J.J. Johnson’s enduring influence on the world of jazz!

  • Table Seats - Tier A - : $52
  • Table Seats - Tier A - : $45
  • High Top Seats - Tier A - : $45
  • East Row Seats - Tier B - : $39
  • West Row Seats - Tier B - : $39