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October is a month-long celebration of the 5th Anniversary of The Nash! Within 5 years of its opening, The Nash has welcomed some of the biggest names in jazz, has been named as a national “jazz hub,” has served as a home for hundreds of young, new jazz musicians and is a vibrant part of Phoenix’s bustling economic development downtown. Celebrating these 5 years, The Nash namesake Lewis Nash will host a jam-packed weekend for the anniversary, with major events planned throughout the month of October.

Photo courtesy of the Downtown Phoenix Journal.

The crown jewels of the celebration are the October 7th – 8th weekend’s tributes to Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald in honor of their 100th birthdays, featuring world-renowned artists Roberta Gambarini, Roy Hargrove, Sharel Cassity, Cyrus Chestnut, John Lee and Lewis Nash, plus a Big Band Show with Darcy James Argue, and a special Nash Members Only event with Canadian saxophone master Cory Weeds.

Photo Courtesy of The Nash.

Also in the month of October at The Nash: Emmet Cohen, Banda Magda, Francine Reed, Dmitri Matheny and many more great artists! (see calendar for all shows)

Tickets for The Nash 5th Anniversary events go on sale August 26, with a special EARLY BIRD pricing of 10% off when ordering before September 10th. Patron Badges include all Nash Anniversary weekend concerts; VIP Jazz Lovers Patron Badges also include reserved seats and meet-and-greet with musicians at 2 celebratory shows at MIM Theater: Danilo Perez “PanaMonk” (in honor of Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday) and Regina Carter “Simply Ella.” WOW!

The Nash is located at 110 Roosevelt, Phoenix AZ 85004 on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. More information is available at www.thenash.org or by calling 602-795-0464.