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Pianist Nick Stanley to perform Aug. 8 in Geronimo Plaza

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Posted: Friday, August 8, 2014 8:20 am

Nick Stanley jazz pianist will perform on Aug. 8 in Geronimo Plaza at 7 p.m. as part of Friday Night Live Main Gate Square's dynamic Summer Jazz Concert Series.

Nick Stanley began playing piano at age 8. Born in Tucson, Stanley was always listening to the greats from a very early age. Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick, Jr., Hank Jones and Nat Cole are among the many influences on his music today.

Presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance at Main Gate Square, the free performances alternate Fridays at 7 p.m. Coupled with delicious food from nearby local restaurants, the evenings provide a great way to begin the weekend.

“People come to Geronimo Plaza and discover Main Gate is a great place in a lively atmosphere,” said Jane McCollum, Main Gate Square general manager.

Main Gate Square, between Park and Euclid Avenues on University Boulevard, features more than 20 retailers and 30 restaurants near the University of Arizona. Main Gate merchants validate parking for the Tyndall Garage Monday through Friday after 5 p.m. to midnight (all parking fees incurred prior to 5 p.m. are the customer’s responsibility).

“Prior to the concert people should experience all the different flavors of food we have here,” McCollum said, either dining in the restaurants before or after the shows or grabbing food to go and eating during the performance.

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