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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

Sinatra at 100
Although I never met Frank Sinatra, he has been an important part of my family history: my uncle and namesake, Ted Nash, was Sinatra’s primary tenor sax soloist in the 50s; My father, Dick Nash, played the famous trombone solo on I’ve Got You Under My Skin; and my sister, Nikki, was on Sinatra’s touring production team in the 1980s. The closest I got to Frank was playing opposite him at Radio City Music Hall in 1985, with the Benny Goodman Band. (This was a few months before Benny’s death.)

Ted Nash uses reeds and mouthpieces.



Upcoming Performances

Oct 17 - "Sinatra at 100" at Symphony Space (NYC)
Oct 21 -
Fundraiser for "Commit 2 Change" at Vermillion (NYC)
Oct 23-24 -
JLCO at TownHall (NYC)
Nov 4 -
Nov 5 -
Nov 6 -
JLCO in NJ (Princeton)

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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Check out these features:

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

Ted Nash plays

Berkeley flutes.