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 been placed in the British Jazz Awards in the Alto Sax category and also for Sax Appeal's "FUNKERDEEN" being placed too!  Thanks to everyone who voted. 





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.


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!

Photo by Anna Kunst


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 have received 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)