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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

Clark Terry
Yesterday’s concert was without question the best gig we have played this year. When we discovered one of our venues was in Fayetteville, Arkansas, only four hours away from Pine Bluff, plans began taking shape to transport the JLCO, equipment and staff to play an unscheduled, unpaid gig on our day off, and then drive four hours back to Fayetteville.

There is only one thing that would cause twenty or so people to go through this much trouble: love. Our audience: Clark Terry.

Ted Nash uses reeds and mouthpieces.



Upcoming Performances

Dec 1 - JLCO in Milwaukee
Dec 2 -
JLCO in Minneapolis
Dec 3 -
JLCO in Green Bay, WI
Dec 5 -
JLCO in Carmel, IN
Dec 7 -
JLCO in Fayetteville, AR
Dec 9 -
JLCO in Tyler, TX
Dec 10 -
JLCO in San Antonio, TX

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.