Lion City Youth Jazz Festival 2018 Workshop Series: Lewis Nash – The Art of Jazz Drumming


21 May 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM




The Lion City Youth Jazz Festival is an annual youth-musician-focused learning and immersion programme, comprising 6 days of intensive rehearsals, workshops and a final concert on the last day, under the guidance of international jazz legends and prominent professional jazz musicians. This year’s workshop series will feature 5-time Grammy award-winning Trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker from the United States; Bassist and composer Jay Anderson (US); Lewis Nash (US-Drums); Antonio Hart (US-Saxophone); Tom Walsh (Trumpet-UK).


"Rhythm Is My Business" is the title of Lewis Nash’s debut recording as a leader, and rhythm is a booming business as far as Nash is concerned. The most recorded drummer in jazz history, he is the drummer of choice for an incredible array of artists- from the masters of the music to the hottest young players of today- and is equally in demand as a clinician and educator.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Nash developed an early interest in music and began playing drums at age 10. By age 18, he was performing professionally. He has since worked with Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Stan Getz, Art Farmer, Clark Terry and Milt Jackson to name a few. He has also toured extensively with renowned jazz vocalist Betty Carter, Ron Carter, Branford Marsalis, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

His impressive discography of over 300 recordings includes projects with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Benny Carter, Hank Jones and John Lewis, as well as new jazz stars Diana Krall, Joe Lovano and Roy Hargrove. Demonstrating his stylistic diversity, Nash is also featured on recordings by Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Nancy Wilson, Kenny Rankin, Melissa Manchester and George Michael.

Nash continues to perform and record with a wide variety of artists, while leading several of his own exciting groups, from duo to septet. Outside of his many touring and recording accomplishments, Nash is an established jazz educator. His lectures, clinics and workshops are as much in demand as his bandstand and studio work.

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