There is good news for jazz fans as The Nash will resume indoor concerts starting this month.

The jazz club and education center at 110 E. Roosevelt St. will kick off the indoor shows with vocalists Dennis Rowland and Diana Lee performing at 7 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. A Phoenix resident and Detroit native, Rowland was the voice of the Count Basie Orchestra from 1977 to 1984, when he shared the stage with Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams and Sarah Vaughan. Lee, a Valley native, has performed and toured with many superstars around the globe including Reba McEntire, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Neil Sedaka, George Benson and David Foster.

Check out Girls on the Road, a Folktronica Fusion duo of singer/songwriter/keyboardists Annie Moscow and Rachael Nicole Gold at 3 p.m. on June 6. Diverse artists have influenced their music, including Debussy, Charles Ives, The Beatles, Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell and Bruce Hornsby.

The Paul Combs Quartet: Jazz In The Movies will be on stage at The Nash at 7 and 9 p.m. on June 11. Combs plays saxophone while Jude Poorten will be on guitar, Max Beckman on bass and Sam Russo on drums. Combs, based in San Diego, has been playing professionally as a leader and sideman for more than 40 years. He is joining three talented Valley young jazz artists to perform music that jazz composers used in movies, as well as music from movies that are jazz standards.

Popular Valley vocalist Francine Reed will perform at 7 and 9 p.m. on June 12. She was a bandmate of Lyle Lovett for more than 30 years and will bring her outrageous style with her notorious accomplices to the stage. Reed will energize the spring concert series with “Wild Women Don’t Get The Blues” and other uplifting tunes.

Concerts at The Nash will be socially distanced with an expectation to resume full capacity for audiences later this year. Live-stream simulcast tickets for the shows for $20 can be purchased to allow people to view the concerts at home.

To learn more about other shows in June at The Nash, visit https://thenash.org.

 

 

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