The Nash Jazz Showcase 2023/2024

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Elio Villafranca

November 18, 2023 @ 7:00 & 9:15 pm (two shows)

Since his arrival in the U.S. in mid 1995, Elio Villafranca is at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable pianists, composers and bandleaders. His concert Letters to Mother Africa was selected by NYC Jazz Record as Best Concerts in 2016. In 2015, Mr. Villafranca was among the 5 pianists hand picked by Chick Corea to perform at the first Chick Corea Jazz Festival, curated by Chick himself at JALC. Elio Villafranca’s album Caribbean Tinge (Motema), received a 2014 Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik Nomination by the German Records Critics Award, and was selected by JazzTimes and DownBeat magazines for a feature on their very competitive section Editor’s Pick. He also received a 2010 Grammy Nomination in the Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year category.

Tito Puente, Jr.

December 9, 2023 @ 7:00 & 9:15 pm (two shows)

Tito Puente, Jr. has become an audience favorite in casinos, performing arts centers, symphony halls and jazz festivals worldwide, performing more than 300 shows over the past 5 years.

Tito Jr. reveres the magnificent, lasting impact his father had on our musical lives. “People who don’t know anything about Latin music know my father and people always, always smile when they say my father’s name,” he confides. “That is a very special gift I have been given.”

Michael Dease Quintet

January 27, 2024 @ 7:00 & 9:15 pm 

Michael Dease is one of the world's eminent trombonists, lending his versatile sound and signature improvisations to over 200 recordings and artists as diverse as David Sanborn, Christian McBride, Michel Camilo, and Alicia Keys. Born in Augusta, GA, he played the saxophone and trumpet before choosing the trombone at age 17. In 2001, Dease moved to New York City to become part of the historic first class of jazz students at The Juilliard School, earning both Bachelors and Masters degrees, and quickly established a reputation as a brilliant soloist, side musician, and bandleader.

The Lewis Nash Quintet - Max Roach Centennial

April 7, 2024 @ 7:00 & 9:15 pm

As the big band era of the 1930s and early '40s gave way to the bebop era of the late 1940s and '50s, Max Roach became the most important bop drummer through his work with bebop founders Charlie "Bird" Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Roach was at the forefront of a new drumming style in which the ride cymbal was the focal element of the drumkit, and Roach's ability to play extremely fast ride patterns set a new standard for drumming excellence.


March 22, 2024 @ 7:00 & 9:15 pm

“The trio of Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, and Bill Stewart is the best organ trio of the last decade.”– The New York Times

In the mid 1990s, The New York Times described Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, and Bill Stewart as “the best organ trio of the last decade.” The trio, which has now been together for over 30 years, has been recognized for charting new ground, with its synergistic playing, and thoughtful music. They have over a dozen recordings, all of which display their distinctive sound, whether exploring the depths of jazz standards, or playing their own original compositions.

McBride/Barron/Nash Trio

March 29, 2024 @ 7:00 & 9:15 pm

Kenny Barron-piano, Christian McBride-bass, Lewis Nash-drums

What can you say about a trio including three legendary artists? The accolades these virtuosos have received individually could fill a book. The notion of putting them together is mind -boggling! This is sure to be a magical evening of jazz at The Nash.