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The Nash, in Phoenix, announces February jazz lineup

Posted 1/28/24

The Nash, in downtown Phoenix, has announced its February lineup for live jazz music.

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The Nash, in Phoenix, announces February jazz lineup


The Nash, in downtown Phoenix, has announced its February lineup for live jazz music.

Owned and operated by the nonprofit Jazz in Arizona Inc., the education and performance venue named in honor of world-renowned drummer, and Phoenix native, Lewis Nash opened in 2012. The Nash, located on Roosevelt Row at 110 E. Roosevelt St., presents more than 300 events annually including jazz performances, jam sessions and educational programs.


Jason Palmer Quartet

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1

Trumpeter/composer/educator Jason Palmer has performed with Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ravi Coltrane, Mark Turner, Jeff Ballard, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Common, Roy Hargrove, Lewis Nash, and others. Features Michael Kocour on piano, Ben Hedquist on bass, Lewis Nash on drums. This performance sponsored and presented by the ASU Jazz Studies Program. Tickets: $39, $37, $32.


Lisa THEE' Oracle Hightower

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3

This special show will feature songs from her recent album project, allowing the audience to immerse themselves in her sound and lyrics. Featuring Terry Harris on piano, James Hunt on bass, and PrezJjay on drums. Tickets: $42, $39, $35.


Latin Jazz Series: Rebecca De La Torre

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9

Vocalist, pianist and cuatrista Rebecca De La Torre and her Latin/Americana/world band Bohemian Insurgence appear as part of The Nash’s Latin Jazz Series of concerts. Fresh new Latin-influenced interpretations of several jazz standards, as well as Cuban and Argentinian classics translated poetically into English. Tickets: $49, $44.


The Nash Jazz Showcase: Lewis Nash Quintet - Max Roach Centennial

7 & 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

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. Featuring Steve Wilson on alto and soprano saxophones, Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Mike Kocour on piano, Corcoran Holt on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums. Tickets: $69, $64.


Valentine's Day with Sherry Roberson and Friends

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14

Roberson has appeared in concert for two decades with the Jazz Divas and has toured overseas to Bangkok, Thailand, and Istanbul, Turkey with interpretations of the Great American Songbook. Sherry and Friends will create the perfect musical experience for a romantic Valentine’s Day. Tickets: $55, $45.


Women in Jazz: Natalie Gallatin Quintet

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16

Gallatin is a saxophonist, composer, bandleader, educator, recording artist, and activist based in Phoenix who writes original music and has performed her compositions at venues such as The Ravenscroft, The Nash, The Womack, and Lost Leaf. Featuring Gallatin on sax, Ray Lebert on guitar, Mike Kocour on piano, Vincent Thiefain on bass, and Jacob Eary on drums. Tickets: $39, $34.


Francine Reed with special guest Dennis Rowland

3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18

This show will feature classic duets by Francine and Dennis, as well as solo segments by both artists. Reed has appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Lyle Lovett’s Large Band with whom she performed regularly for nearly four decades, not to mention her popularity in Phoenix as both a jazz and blues headliner from the mid-70s. Rowland was the vocalist with the original Count Basie Orchestra from 1977 to until the Count’s passing in 1983, after which he has had an illustrious solo career. Tickets: $45, $42, $37.


The Power Trio

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23

Three of Arizona’s most accomplished musical powers come together, featuring Mike Kocour on piano, Stan Sorenson on guitar, and Lewis Nash on drums. Kocour is the director of jazz studies at ASU, Sorenson has performed at every major venue, and Nash was called “Jazz’s Most Valuable Player” by “Modern Drummer” magazine. Tickets: $39, $37, $32.


Hot Dogs & Jazz

11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24

An opportunity for children and families to enjoy a fun program about jazz. Free admission. Please reserve seats through The Nash’s ticketing site.


The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra - Madison Center for the Arts

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at Madison Center for the Arts, 5601 N. 16th St., Phoenix

Celebrate a century of Sarah Vaughan’s rich musical legacy with the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, directed by Scotty Barnhart and featuring Carmen Bradford. Tickets: $59, $79, $250.


Cory Weeds and Champian Fulton

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29

Champian Fulton and Cory Weeds played at The Nash to a sold-out house on Valentine’s Day 2023. Tickets: $49, $45, $39.


Gibson/Holt/Nash Instrumental Jam Session

8-11 p.m. Every Tuesday in February

Saxophonist Clark Gibson and bassist Corcoran Holt join forces to present a different kind of jam session for The Valley. Set #1 will feature these two performing with a different supporting cast each week. Set #2 will be open to musicians looking for an opportunity to sit in and play some jazz with a high level of experience and musicianship. Tickets: $10, $5 students w/ ID (ticket sales at the door only), free for instrumentalists who sit in.