BOONE—The Feb. 20 performance by jazz drummer Lewis Nash and the Appalachian Jazz Ensemble has been rescheduled. The musicians will perform April 18 in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at Appalachian State University. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The performance is sponsored by The Music Center located in Lenoir, Hickory, Morganton, Gastonia, Statesville and Asheville, and Pearl Drums.
Nash has been featured on more than 300 recordings during his 30-plus year career. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, he moved to New York City at age 21 to join jazz singer Betty Carter and her trio. He toured with Carter for four years and was the drummer on three of her recordings.
Nash has performed as a member of Branford Marsalis’ quartet, trombonist J.S. Johnson and saxophonist Sonny Rollins. He also has performed with Stan Getz, Art Farmer and Clark Terry.
He is a former member of the Tommy Flanagan Trio and featured on seven of the group’s recordings. Nash also has been featured on recordings by Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Nancy Wilson and George Michael.
Jazz Ensemble I from the Hayes School of Music is directed by faculty member Todd Wright.
Nash will be featured with the ensemble on “Birks Works,” “Caravan Juan,” “Sister Sadie,” “Someday My Prince Will Come” and “Two Bass Hit.”
The ensemble also will perform “Strike Up the Band,” “Rivers,” “Twisted Blues” and “Go Go.”
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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