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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

Saturday Softball in San Francisco with SF Jazz

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra arrived in San Francisco ready to play. And not just music. Anticipating our arrival, and perhaps aware of the bands competitive spirit, a softball game was arranged between the band and the staff at SF Jazz.

We don't take these challenges lightly. Unfortunately, our schedule didn't allow us to practice, even swing a bat before hitting the field, and we heard the SF Jazz staff had a regular softball team. Seemed like the odds were stacked against us. But that didn't stop Carlos, Ali, Wynton, Victor, Jay, Chris, Marcus, myself and a couple of our friends from embracing the challenge.

Ted Nash uses reeds and mouthpieces.



Upcoming Performances

Mar 9 - JLCO in Santa Rosa, CA
Mar 14 -
JLCO in Costa Mesa, CA
Mar 15 -
JLCO in San Diego, CA
Mar 16 -
JLCO in Northridge, CA
Mar 20-23 -
JLCO in San Francisco, 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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