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The Nash in Phoenix sets January jazz lineup

Posted 12/20/23

The Nash, the downtown Phoenix jazz hub, has a full schedule of live music in January.

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The Nash in Phoenix sets January jazz lineup


The Nash, the downtown Phoenix jazz hub, has a full schedule of live music in January.

Beth Lederman

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6

Lederman’s group Jazz Con Alma features jazz that grooves. Drawing especially from Latin rhythms, they take standards and pop music and add their own special twists. From Coltrane and Gershwin to the Beatles and Stevie Wonder.

Tickets: $45, $39

Lewis Nash & The Soul Jazz All-Stars

7 & 9:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12

Lewis Nash and his All-Star band. This evening's lineup includes Los Angeles-based jazz saxophonist Rickey Woodard, jazz and gospel pianist Bobby Floyd, Russell Malone on guitar and of course, Lewis Nash himself, the world-renowned drummer and Phoenix native, and namesake of the downtown jazz club.

Tickets: 7 p.m. set $59, $54; 9:15 p.m. set $49, $44

Miguel Zenón

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18

Multiple Grammy nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón. Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking saxophonists and composers of his generation. There will also be an open soundcheck at 5 p.m.

Tickets: $59, $54

New Guard Big Band with Gracie Jay

7 & 9:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19

The New Guard Big Band is Phoenix’s premier jazz orchestra, comprising talented and in-demand Valley musicians. Focusing primarily on the works of Count Basie and his Famous Orchestra, this 17-piece ensemble is managed and rehearsed by Kevin Tangney.

Tickets: 7 p.m. set $30, $10 students (25 & under w/ID); 9:15 p.m. set $30, $10 students (25 & under w/ID); or attend both shows for $45 ($15 students)

Francine Reed with special guest Dennis Rowland

3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21

This show will feature classic duets by Francine and Dennis, as well as solo segments by both artists. Francine has had multiple appearances on the “Tonight Show” with Lyle Lovett’s Large Band. Rowland was the vocalist with the original Count Basie Orchestra from 1977 to until the Count’s passing in 1983, after which Dennis has had an illustrious solo career that included tours in Russia and several albums as a Concord Jazz recording artist.

Tickets:  $45, $42, $37

The Nash Liberation Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26

This powerhouse eight-piece instrumental group celebrates the unique contributions of female jazz musicians and composers.

Tickets: $39, $34

Hot Dogs & Jazz

11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27

Hot Dogs & Jazz is an opportunity for children and families to enjoy a fun program about jazz.

Admission: Free (reserve seats through The Nash’s ticketing site)

Michael Dease

7 & 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27

Dease is one of the world’s eminent trombonists, lending his sound and signature improvisations to more than 200 recordings and artists as diverse as David Sanborn, Christian McBride, Michel Camilo, and Alicia Keys. He 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.

Tickets: 7 p.m. set $59, $54; 9:15 p.m. set $59, $54

Gibson/Holt/Nash Instrumental Jam Session

8-11 p.m. every Tuesday (resumes Jan. 16)

Join an incredible evening of jazz with the Corcoran Holt/Clark Gibson Trio jam session. Each Tuesday, saxophonist Clark Gibson and bassist Corcoran Holt join forces to present a different kind of jam session for The Valley.

Tickets: $10 ($5 students w/ID). Ticket sales at the door only; free for instrumentalists who sit in.