About this Episode

Improvisation is defined as creating something not previously planned or scripted. The idea of improvising is evident throughout and is one of the bedrocks of jazz music. The Nash jazz venue provides 300 shows a year in which you can experience the musical expression that all can appreciate, born out of improvising. The clubs namesake is Arizona native Lewis Nash, a celebrated jazz musician. The Nash motto is ‘Jazz Happens Here’, this was obvious from the moment we walked through the door. From the decor and stage lighting, to the artwork of famous jazz artists adorning the walls, all tell the story of jazz. Executive Director of Jazz in Az Joel Goldenthal was kind enough to share his personal story and the mission and vision of The Nash. They aim to build a community that experiences, learns, and shares the art and culture of jazz. On any given night you’ll find people of different ages, backgrounds and even political affiliations all coming together to enjoy the art form of jazz. Jazz is an experience and The Nash is evidence that you do not need to travel to New Orleans or New York to obtain this experience rather ‘Jazz Happens Here’ on Roosevelt row in Phoenix, Arizona.

We recorded on site at the venue and do not own any music played.