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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 - Weeks 3 & 4
Last night was the final concert of a month-long tour that took me through seven countries, four climates and a three ounce deodorant stick.

Entering our third week tour meant saying good-bye to the lovely country of Panama and hello to shorter visits to two other wonderful places: Peru and Chile.

First I want to say one thing about Peru: Mangoes. Well, okay two things: pisco sours. A couple of these local beverages had me quite animated at our promoter-hosted dinner the night we arrived in Lima. The restaurant was set at the base of the remains a 2,000 year old pyramid, and the view was stunning (which had nothing to do with the effect of the indigenous drink).

Ted Nash uses reeds and mouthpieces.



Upcoming Performances

April 17-18 - JLCO at Rose Hall (NYC)
April 19 -
JLCO at the Kennedy Center (DC), performing The Presidential Suite
April 24 -
with Ben Allison at the Rubin Museum (NYC)
April 29 -
JLCO Spring Gala Rose Hall (NYC)
May 1 -
with Ben Allison at Kitano (NYC)
May 8 -
with The Herbie Nichols Project at Kitano (NYC)
May 9 -
JLCO at Rose Hall (NYC), Essentially Ellington Festival

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.