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Pacific Jazz Festival: Master Class with Lewis Nash

Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:30am

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Pacific Jazz Festival is an annual 2-day event, October 23-24, for jazz students, musicans and jazz music fans. The Conservatory of Music invites all interested for master classes and livestreamed performances with the conservatory faculty and our renowned guest-artists. 

Master Class with Lewis Nash, October 24:

Participants will be able to ask questions during a moderated Q & A.

Lewis Nash is an American jazz drummer who, according to Modern Drummer magazine, has one of the longest discographies in jazz and has played on over 400 records, earning him the honor of Jazz's Most Valuable Player by the magazine in its May 2009 issue. 

Nash is noted for his adaptability to a vast array of genres, as evidenced by his performances with such different musicians as Tommy Flanagan and Don Pullen. Nash has made 5 recordings as bandleader: Rhythm is My Business (1989), It Don't Mean a Thing (2003 Japanese import) and Stompin' at the Savoy (2005 Japanese import), Lewis Nash and the Bebop All-Stars featuring Frank Wess (2008 Japanese Import), and The Highest Mountain (2012). In 2008, Nash became part of The Blue Note 7, a septet formed that year in honor of the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records.

(Photo by Goffredo Loertscher)

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$15 Individual event tickets (concerts or masterclasses)
$50 Individual festival pass to all festival events
$250 Jazz Band Director Package includes:

  • Streaming access to all festival events for up to 25 people ($1500 value)
  • A personalized 50 min Zoom clinic for your group/ensemble with Pacific Jazz Studies Director Patrick Langham or another one of Pacific's esteemed jazz faculty; To be scheduled by the end of the 2020-21 school year ($800 value)


Our sponsors:

  • G-FORCE PRODUCTIONS Audio Visual Rental & Event Production Company
  • CapRadio, Stockton's NPR-member station, serving Northern California and Western Nevada

Festival contact:
Call 209.946.2187 or 209.946.3222.

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