The Nash 7th Anniversary Main Event: Javon Jackson-Lewis Nash & the Jazz Message
TWO SHOWS: 7:00 & 9:15 PM
The Nash 7th Anniversary Main Event, Starring Javon Jackson-Lewis Nash & the Jazz Message (Music of Art Blakey)
(Marking the Centennial of jazz icon Art Blakey)
Featuring former Jazz Messengers…: Javon Jackson-tenor sax | Donald Harrison-alto sax | Robin Eubanks-trombone | Eddie Henderson-trumpet | George Cables-piano | David Williams-bass | Lewis Nash-drums
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers was one of the most important and influential ensembles in modern jazz history — widely credited with ushering the music into the modern era, and pioneering the bebop and hard bop sounds that still dominate today’s scene. The Jazz Message is an all-star tribute group that continues in the same spirit, featuring six former Jazz Messengers, plus master drummer Lewis Nash, performing familiar favorites from the Blakey songbook, including “Blues March”, “Moanin”, “Mosaic”, “Along Came Betty”, “One by One”, “This is for Albert”, “Arabia”, “Caravan”, “Up Jumped Spring” and “Whisper Not”. For bios on all band members, click here.
“We started the Messengers because somebody had to mind the store for jazz. No America–no jazz. It is the only culture that America has brought forth.”—Art Blakey
It is fitting that The Nash, which is the only jazz-focused education and performance venue in America’s 5th largest city, presents the music of Art Blakey to mark its 7th year of building community around jazz music.
ALL SEATS RESERVED:
First Show @ 7pm $600 VIP Table for 4* (includes $200 tax deductible donation)/$89 Premium/$69 Preferred/$59 General (Gallery)
Second Show @ 9:15pm $600 VIP Table for 4* (includes $200 tax deductible donation)/$79 Premium/$59 Preferred/$49 General (Gallery)
Plus processing costs
*Only 4 VIP tables per show; subject to availability