Best known for his associations with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Jazz Composers Collective, and his own inventive groups, composer and multi-instrumentalist Ted Nash enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer, conductor, composer, arranger, and educator, receiving high praise from both critics and audiences worldwide.
Down Beat magazine recognized Ted in its “Rising Star” alto sax category for three years running 2004-2006 as well as in its “Rising Star” tenor sax category from 2003-2005. Another recording, Still Evolved (Palmetto) earned mention on the magazine’s “Best CD list” as well.
Nash’s release, In The Loop (Palmetto) received one solid review after another (was rated as one of the top 5 Jazz albums of 2005 by the Los Angeles Times), widespread radio exposure, firmly placing Nash, as the Ottawa Citizen wrote: “among jazz’s elite.” James Hale spoke of this band: “Small group interplay this good should always bring a smile to your face.”
Nash’s release, “The Mancini Project,” went to #1 on the CMJ Jazz chart. The CD honors his father and uncle who had significant musical ties to Henry Mancini.
Nash was nominated for 3 Grammys at the 2017 Award Show. He won 2 Grammys for his recent album, “Presidential Suite.”