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 2017 - Once again, delighted to have been nominated in the Alto Saxophone category. David Newton, the pianist from my Acoustic Quartet, is also nominated. To vote in all categories, please visit:
VOTING CLOSES 31st OCTOBER 2017
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)