2018 Jazz in Concert Series


Co-presented by The Nash and ASU Kerr Cultural Center

Made possible with generous support from Jazzbird Foundation

All shows - $36 premium, $32 reserved, $25 general admission
Jazz in AZ members receive a $4 discount.
Concert-goers 21 and under: $10 general admission to any show.
Senior and group discounts are also available.


Fred Forney Celebrates Miles Davis
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

The Miles Davis show features Fred Forney, a Valley giant of jazz education and “first-call” trumpet player for decades of Broadway and major artist shows. His group includes Grammy-Award-winning pianist Nick Manson and nationally-acclaimed saxophonist Brice Winston. Forney’s Miles Davis show has a history of sold-out performances, dazzling audiences with the music of this most versatile and influential of jazz giants.

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Nicole Pesce Celebrates Dave Brubeck
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

The Dave Brubeck show features phenomenal pianist Nicole Pesce and saxophonist Jerry Donato, paying homage to Paul Desmond. Virtuoso talent Pesce and her highly-regarded bandmates will explore favorites of Brubeck’s music, such as “Take Five,” which has been in regular rotation on mainstream and contemporary jazz radio stations for five decades.

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Sherry Roberson Celebrates Billie Holiday
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Billie Holiday has devotees across generations. This show features remarkable Valley vocalist Sherry Roberson, along with World Series-fame trumpeter Jesse McGuire, the beloved Charles Lewis on piano, bass virtuoso Bob Lashier and a very special guest, the world-renowned Lewis Nash on drums. This show includes Roberson’s performance of a segment from a play about Lady Day that reveals the life of this timeless jazz icon. 

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