Born in Los Angeles, Ted Nash’s interest in music started at an early age, exposed to music and encouraged by his father, trombonist Dick Nash, and uncle, reedman Ted Nash, both well-known studio musicians. He ﬁrst came to New York at the age of eighteen and became a regular member of the Gerry Mulligan Big Band, the National Jazz Ensemble, and the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, the latter an association that would last for more than ten years. Mr. Nash is a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Jazz Composers Collective, as well as his own groups Odeon, Still Evolved and Double Quartet. His CDs have received many awards, including top ten CDs by The New York Times, Village Voice, Boston Globe, New York Newsday, The New Yorker, Downbeat Magazine, and Jazz Times.
Nash’s release, Portrait in Seven Shades (JLCO), garnered two Grammy nominations.