Performance Music at Scranton Presents Concert by Grammy-nominated Artist
Performance Music at The University of Scranton will present saxophonist Ted Nash and pianist Frank Kimbrough “In Concert” on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.
Nash is a Grammy-nominated artist who enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer, conductor, composer, arranger and educator. His recordings have appeared on many national “best of” lists including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Village Voice, The Boston Globe and Newsday.
Nash’s long association as a member of the saxophone section with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis led to the commission of the composition of a major work by Nash, “Portrait in Seven Shades,” and a month-long tour of the ensemble featuring performances of the work in 2010. This release, the first JLCO recording devoted to original music by a band member other than Marsalis, has been credited as marking a new direction for the orchestra. It was for this work that Nash received his first Grammy nomination for best arranger.
Nash’s interest in music began at an early age, and his talent was nurtured by his father, acclaimed trombonist Dick Nash, and uncle, legendary reedman Ted Nash – both well-known studio and jazz musicians.
In addition to leading his own groups, Nash is active with the New York-based Jazz Composers Collective, a musician-run, nonprofit innovative entity dedicated to presenting the original works of composers who push the boundaries of their self-expression.
Also instrumental with the Jazz Composers Collective, and appearing with Nash in Scranton, is pianist/composer Kimbrough.
Kimbrough has been active on the New York jazz scene for more than 30 years, and has recorded both as the leader of various trios and as a solo artist. During his prolific career, he has produced 16 albums, and his work is often included in jazz critics’ year-end top-ten lists.
Kimbrough has also made a name for himself as an educator. He has led many workshops and residencies for music programs across the country and has been a member of the jazz studies faculty at The Juilliard School since 2008.
For additional information, contact Cheryl Y. Boga, director of performance music, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.scranton.edu/music.