Grammy-nominated artist Ted Nash enjoys an extraordinary
career as a performer, conductor, composer, arranger, and
educator. Born in Los Angeles, multi-instrumentalist Nash's
interest in music started at an early age. He was exposed to
music and encouraged by his father, trombonist Dick Nash,
and uncle, reedman Ted Nash - both well-known studio and
jazz musicians. Nash blossomed early, a “young lion”
before the term became marketing vernacular.
During his first three years in New York Nash became a
regular member of a variety of ensembles. He worked with
the Gerry Mulligan Big Band, the National Jazz Ensemble
and the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra.
One of Nash's most important associations is with the Jazz
at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, for
whom he composed Portrait in Seven Shades, a suite
dedicated to seven different iconic painters