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Grammy-nominated artist Ted Nash
enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer, conductor, composer, arranger and educator. Born in Los Angeles into a musical family (his father, Dick Nash, and uncle, the late Ted Nash, were both well-known jazz and studio musicians), Nash blossomed early, a “young lion” before the term became marketing vernacular. Nash has that uncanny ability to mix freedom with accessibility, blues with intellect, and risk-taking with clarity. Many of Nash’s recordings have received critical acclaim, appearing on the “best-of” lists in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, and The Boston Globe. His album Portrait in Seven Shades was recorded by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and was released in 2010. The album is the first composition released by the JLCO featuring original music by a band member other than bandleader Wynton Marsalis. The recording garnered two Grammy nominations. 

Recent Blog

South of the Border - Week 2
A confluence of events - social, political, logistical and spiritual - caused us to postpone our long-anticipated residency in Caracas. While we were changing planes in Panama City, our layover turned into a five hour opportunity to reevaluate our situation, based on the intel that was coming our way.

Obama released a statement that outlined the growing hostilities between the US and Venezuela. There had already been a strong anti-American sentiment, but now a iffy situation had turned into something potentially dangerous and full of negative political implications.

Ted Nash uses reeds and mouthpieces.



Upcoming Performances

Mar 3 - JLCO in San Juan, PR
Mar 4 -
JLCO in St. Thomas
Mar 7-8 -
JLCO in Mexico City
Mar 10-14 -
JLCO residency in Panama City
Mar 17 -
JLCO in Lima, Peru
Mar 20-21 -
JLCO in Santiago, Chile
Mar 23-24 -
JLCO in Montevideo, Uruguay

Chakra CD Cover
Following the success of his previous big band album, Portrait in Seven Shades (garnering two GRAMMY nominations), Ted brings a new vision and creative expression to his latest recording, Chakra.

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All Things Considered
Downbeat Magazine
All About Jazz
Jazz Inside
Hot House Magazine
Truly Alive

Ted Nash plays

Berkeley flutes.