Taliesin LIVE: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and The Nash Present the Renee Rosnes Trio
February 19, 2020
In a special collaboration, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and The Nash present the world-renowned Renee Rosnes Trio in performance. One of the premier jazz pianists and composers of her generation, Rosnes is joined by celebrated jazz artists Peter Washington and Lewis Nash.
Beginning in 1938, Frank Lloyd Wright established Taliesin West—recently named a UNESCO World Heritage site—as a place of community, art, innovation, and performance. Now, we’re carrying on that legacy and inviting you to be part of it. In a special collaboration, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and The Nash invite you to enjoy a live jazz performance by the Renee Rosnes Trio. In this special performance, Renee Rosnes, world-renowned jazz pianist and composer, is accompanied by celebrated jazz artists Peter Washington on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
7:00 p.m. – Host Bar Reception
7:30 p.m. – Live Jazz Performance
Meet and greet with host bar to follow at the conclusion of the performance.
Ticket includes pre-event host bar and post-event hosted meet and greet reception
with the artists.
General Admission: $55; $49.50 for Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation members
Members must provide proof of membership at check-in.
About the Artists
Renee Rosnes has released 17 recordings and has appeared on many others. In 2016, Written in the Rocks (Smoke Sessions) was named one of ten Best Jazz Albums of the Year by The Chicago Tribune, one of the Best Albums in all genres of music by The Nation, and was awarded a 2017 Canadian Juno (her fifth Juno award). JazzTimes wrote, “Ms. Rosnes delivers conceptual heft, suspenseful compositions and mesmerizing performances,” and DownBeat praised it as “an exceptional achievement” stating “Rosnes is a virtuoso composer.” Often collaborating with her husband, pianist Bill Charlap, together they were featured on four tracks from the 2016 Grammy award winning album, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining, The Songs of Jerome Kern.
Peter Washington has belonged to Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, toured with the Tommy Flanagan Trio, and has played with the Bill Charlap Trio, among others. He was a founding member of the collective hard-bop sextet One for All and is a visiting artist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Washington has appeared on more than 400 recordings.
A Phoenix native, Lewis Nash is “perhaps the most talented drummer of his generation,” according to The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz, and is acclaimed as “the most valuable player” in jazz by Modern Drummer magazine. He is the one of the most-recorded drummers in the world. Early in his career, Nash joined the trio of the great jazz vocalist Betty Carter and appears on her Grammy winning “Look What I Got.” He has toured extensively with world-renowned jazz artists Ron Carter, Christian McBride, and Branford Marsalis.