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Jazzbird Nights: Bijan Taghavi Trio ft. Luther Hughes & Lewis Nash

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday, May 17th, at 7:00pm, Jazzbird welcomes the Bijan Taghavi Trio Featuring Luther Hughes & Lewis Nash. Featured artists include Bijan Taghavi– Piano, Luther HughesBass, and Lewis NashDrums.

Bijan Taghavi is one of the most in-demand pianists of his generation and among the leading voices in jazz piano education. As a leader, the Bijan Taghavi Trio has entertained audiences across the United States, Japan and Europe. Inventive, elegant and accessible, the Trio is known for their fresh interpretations of well-chosen standards and Taghavi’s “lithe” compositions which “brings the trio’s [Bill] Evans-like side to the fore” (Textura). Taghavi’s trio recordings with bassist Will Lyle, TrioGram and TrioGram II ft. Joe LaBarbera, have been hailed as “one of the most refreshing piano trio records in some time” (The Big Takeover). Bijan also curated a Duo Series at the National Arts Club NYC, which included collaborations with Dick Oatts, Rich Perry and Jay Anderson.

Bijan is currently based in Michigan where he is an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Piano at Hillsdale College and performs regularly with the likes of John Webber, Keith Hall, Rodney Whitaker and Paul Keller, among others. A passionate music educator, Bijan mentors students in over 10 countries as part of his unique Video Exchange Lessons program; his Jazz Play-by-Play videos and Solo Piano Transcriptions have received millions of views online and are studied in music conservatories around the world from his alma mater, Manhattan School of Music to BB Music Academy in Tokyo, Japan. Learn more on his website here- www.BijanPiano.com

This performance is Bijan’s last stop of his 3 day Solo-Duo-Trio West Coast tour, where he will then finish his solo piano album Arizona Sessions to be released later this year. Bijan is joined by two legends for this special night at the Ravenscroft: Luther Hughes on bass from California, and Lewis Nash on drums. Both of these masters have worked with many of jazz’s most celebrated icons over their 40+ year careers: Luther with Gene Harris, Horace Silver and Joe Henderson; and Lewis with Kenny Barron, Ron Carter and Joe Lovano, among others. However, they have yet to share the same stage until now! While Bijan has worked with them both in separate configurations, this will be their first time all playing together in what is set to be a historical evening and a swinging affair!

Experience an evening filled with wonderful jazz and choose from a fine selection of wine, craft beers, and catered dinner options for purchase. Check back here or visit our Facebook page the Thursday before this event for a more detailed dining menu. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the show begins at 7:00 pm.

Reservations for Jazzbird are now available. Click the “Get Tickets” button above to reserve your seats. Prices will range from $16-$28/each. For ticketing assistance, click the “TICKETING HELP” button to see step-by-step instructions on reserving seating in Jazzbird.

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8445 E. Hartford Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255 United States
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David Bauer
(800) 785-3318


May 17
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$16 – $28
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