The Nash 3rd Anniversary Celebration with Kenny Barron

The Nash 3rd Anniversary Celebration with Kenny Barron

By Joel R. Goldenthal

The Nash 3rd Anniversary Celebration featuring NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron takes place Oct. 16-18

The Nash in downtown Phoenix is celebrating its 3 rd Anniversary with 3 days of events, including some of the top names in Jazz!

On Saturday, October 17 th at at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Kenny Barron will perform with his all-star Platinum Trio: Kenny Barron-piano, George Mraz-Bass and Lewis Nash-drums. All 3 of these musicians have played extensively with Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz and a long list of the who’s who of jazz giants. Collectively they have played on well over 1,000 recordings.

On Sunday, October 18 th The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Fellows Ensemble, a select group of gifted young jazz musicians from around the world will perform at The Nash, with special guest Lewis Nash.

In addition to these concerts, there will be a private reception and party for Kenny Barron in a North Phoenix home on Friday evening, a Master Class with Kenny Barron on Saturday afternoon, and a Sunday afternoon Thelonious Monk Institute education workshop.

In April 2012, Jazz in Arizona (a nonprofit organization) opened The Nash, strategically located in the burgeoning Roosevelt Row Arts District of downtown Phoenix. Now with 300 performances and 60 educational programs in a year, The Nash has proven to be the hotbed of jazz activity in Phoenix and has given America’s 6th largest city a jazz venue that ranks with those in New York City and Chicago. In fact, in February 2014 and again in 2015, foremost jazz publication Downbeat Magazine named The Nash to its list of “Great Jazz Venues in the World”.

For 3 rd Anniversary Celebration tickets and more information about The Nash, visit or call Lorene Ely at 602-686-7481.

Tickets on sale now at