About the Nash:
The Nash is not strictly speaking a theatre, but it has been bringing jazz to Phoenix audiences since 2012, and has consistently been voted a "great jazz venue" by Downbeat Magazine. This intimate venue continues to bring jazz music as well as provide educational experiences for new jazz musicians. They are named after the Phoenix jazz drummer Lewis Nash who helped cut the ribbon in 2012 and got things rolling with two great concerts shortly after. The Nash now hosts a variety of jazz music from classic to new pieces as well as local and touring artists and student performances.
The Nash is a unique club in that it encourages and allows children to attend shows. In fact children under 12 are free to most (but not all) events. Students also get a great deal at the Nash with discounted tickets (those under 25 years old). The idea is that jazz be accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. Beer and wine are available at the venue along with some smaller snacks. Food can be brought in, but not outside beverages. The venue itself is small and buying tickets in advance is highly encouraged, although seating is on a first come first serve basis, so for prime seating arriving early is also suggested.
There is a strong educational backbone to the Nash with lots of programs from summer workshops for all levels to the Catch a Rising Star concert series, masterclasses, jazz jam sessions and ensembles designed for up and coming artists.