Leading UK saxophonist, leader of the award-winning SAX APPEAL, co-leader of funk/groove band PROTECT THE BEAT, featured member of the JOOLS HOLLAND RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA, producer and engineer at CLOWNS POCKET RECORDING STUDIO
BRITISH JAZZ AWARDS 2014 - Delighted to have discovered that I'm nominated for a British Jazz Award in the Alto Sax category. Deadline for voting in the British Jazz Awards is 31st October 2014. If you would like to vote, please follow the link below. Sax Appeal can be voted for in the Small Group category and, for the Best CD you can vote for Sax Appeal - "Funkerdeen". Thanks for the votes!!
You can vote at http://www.instant.ly/s/Ruudg/nav#p/186a0
NEW SAX APPEAL CD - "FUNKERDEEN"
Review from The Musician - magazine of the Musicians' Union - We've picked out two albums that have taken the pole position on our playlist and just get better every time we press "play".....
Derek Nash's jazz fusionists' sixth album is a masterclass in arranging and features guest appearances from Jools Holland and Alan Barnes. A top notch rhythm section provides the equally stellar saxophone line-up plenty of improvisational space to soar.
MORE REVIEWS FOR FUNKERDEEN ON THE REVIEW PAGE!
STOP PRESS!!.........Funkerdeen will feature for the next two months on Alyn Shipton's inflight show on Qatar Airways. It will be in the "Contemporary Corner" of the show, "Jazzthology", and will get heard by thousands of long haul passengers!
"FUNKERDEEN" LONDON CD LAUNCH!
Delighted that the new Sax Appeal CD - Funkerdeen - will be having its London launch on
6th JULY 2014 at PIZZA EXPRESS, DEAN STREET
Photo by Anna Kunst
GIGS AT THE BEAUTIFULLY REFURBISHED NEW MUSIC ROOM AT THE BULL'S HEAD, BARNES
SAX APPEAL - 24th June 2014
PROTECT THE BEAT - 8th JULY 2014
FREE DOWNLOADABLE SHEET MUSIC is now available via the media page. If you would like any Derek Nash compositions not currently available, please contact us
We are getting some great reviews on the new album, JOYRIDING. These can all be found on the reviews page.
RELEASE OF "JOYRIDING" - see review page
with Dave Newton (piano), Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Sebastiaan de Krom (drums)
and special guests Martin Shaw (trumpet), Winston Rollins (trombone) and Beverley Vaughan (vocals)