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

YOU'VE GOT TO DIG IT TO DIG IT, YOU DIG?

The Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet releases its new CD with a series of launch dates:

Thursday 3rd September - 8.30pm - Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking

Sunday 6th September - 12.30pm - Jazz on the Pier, Southend-on-Sea

Sunday 6th September - 8pm - Official CD Launch - Pizza Express, Soho

Monday 7th September - 8.30pm - Bexley Jazz Club

Wednesday 9th September - 8.30pm - The Woodman, Ide Hill

FULL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON THE GIG LISTING

 

 

CATCH UP ON IPLAYER!.......TELEVISION APPEARANCES WITH JOOLS HOLLAND'S RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA!

Saturday 25th July - 9.10pm - BBC2 - Dancing Through The Blitz - Blackpool's Big Band Story

Sunday 26th July - 9pm - BBC4 - Blackpool Big Band Boogie (concert recorded at The Empress Ballroom, The Winter Gardens in June 2015)

 

THE PHOENIX SUITE composed by DEREK NASH for SAX APPEAL- COMMISSIONED BY WATERMILL JAZZ, DORKING IN CELEBRATION OF THEIR 20TH ANNIVERSARY.  Featuring Bob McKay, Scott Garland, Brandon Allen, Simon Allen, Pete Adams, Phil Scragg and Mike Bradley.

VIDEOS CAN BE VIEWED ON YOUTUBE.......

PART ONE - SPARK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hHxMZAkBjE

PART TWO - GHOSTS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKYKBpiAI0s

PART THREE - CELEBRATION - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB38kQXLxRs

 

SAX APPEAL - "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!

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)