The Nash, Downtown Phoenix

Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, The Nash was named in honor of Lewis Nash and has been named one of Downbeat's Top Jazz Venues.  The Nash is a space for the community to connect, serving as a resource for the jazz community, musicians, students, volunteers, performers, and fans.  The Nash is a warm and welcoming space in which people of all ages and walks of life are brought together by similar values and one common bond: the love of jazz. 

The Nash Jazz Beacon Award

The living legends of jazz, veteran musicians who have achieved greatness in performing jazz are now being honored at The Nash with the creation of The Nash Jazz Beacon Award.   

"The world of jazz is a rich place because of these incredible musicians, who play with such artistry and give so generously to their fellow musicians and jazz lovers around the globe. We wanted to recognize not only their contributions to music, but pay tribute to their status as living legends for the art form. For me personally, it is a true privilege and honor to perform with them, to hear their music, and most of all, to call them friends." - Lewis Nash.

Honoring Charles McPherson, Nov. 6, 2021

Honoring Jimmy Cobb, November 30, 2019

Honoring Benny Golson, April 7, 2019

Honoring Ron Carter, March 23, 2019

Honoring George Cables, October 13, 2019