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Lewis Nash Quintet-Live at the Vanguard

January 18, 2011

Lewis Nash grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where he was encouraged into jazz by his high school band teacher. By the age of 18, Nash was a first call sideman for visiting musicians to Phoenix, and received the call to move to New York and join Betty Carter’s band at the age of 22. Nash became a highly in demand sideman during this period, and since his tenure with Carter, has gone onto record and tour with some of the most important and highly regarded jazz musicians of all time, among them Tommy Flanagan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Oscar Peterson, Betty Carter, Sonny Rollins, Ray Brown, Gerald Wilson, Horace Silver, Ron Carter, Hank Jones, Benny Carter, Milt Jackson, Art Farmer, McCoy Tyner, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson, Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Heath, John Lewis, and many others. In addition, he has recorded with Willie Nelson, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, George Michael, Melissa Manchester, Bette Midler and Linda Ronstadt.

Now THAT’S impressive.

Mr. Nash and his quintet will be appearing live at the Vanguard this week. See you there?

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