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


Delighted to be bringing the Some Kinda Wonderful to lots of new venues in 2019 including

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

The Stables, Wavendon

The Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

and many more!

Full details on the gig list!

This band features the incredible vocals of Noel McCalla and supported by an amazing band featuring Neil Angilley (piano), Tim Cansfield (guitar), Jonathan Noyce (bass) and Nic France (drums) we'll be bringing you a celebration of the music of Stevie Wonder, from some of his biggest hits to those lesser known and some composed for other artists






COMING SOON! - Following on from the success of "You've Got to DIg it to Dig it, You Dig?" 2019 will see the release of the new Acoustic Quartet CD!  More details to follow!



THE PHOENIX SUITE is now featured on the new Sax Appeal 40th Anniversary CD "Big Bad Trouble".  The suite was 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.


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



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)