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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

The Land of Enchantment
I boarded our tour bus this morning at 6:00 and after getting settled in for a long ride I reflected on the past four days in Santa Fe. I am sure I was Native American in another life, because just looking at the turquoise jewelry, Navajo baskets and brightly colored, hand-woven rugs, makes me feel, strangely, at home.
It was very unusual to be in a city for four days with only one concert, and I took advantage of the free days by exploring this quaint, quirky town.

Ted Nash uses reeds and mouthpieces.



Upcoming Performances

Aug 7-9 - Ted Nash Quintet at Dizzy’s (NYC)
Aug 21 -
CD release concert with Chris Rogers (Tarrytown, NY)
Aug 26-29 -
JLCO residency in Cleveland, OH
Aug 31-Sept 1 -
(Recording sessions in NYC)
Sept 1 -
Sept 16 -
JLCO in Los Angeles
Sept 17 -
JLCO in Sonoma, CA
Sept 18 -
JLCO in Berkeley, CA

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.