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Ted Nash Big Band Plays Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Now thru 11/3

Come enjoy the Ted Nash Big Band premiere performance of "Chakra" tonight, October 31-November 3, 2013 at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. The newly released Nash masterpiece features a 16-piece big band with a long-form composition in seven movements. The intimate club setting will highlight the GRAMMY-nominated multi-instrumentalist's talents as a performer/composer/bandleader.

Featuring: Ted Nash - conductor, alto sax, alto flute; Ben Kono - alto sax, soprano sax, flute, clarinet; Charles Pillow - alto sax, clarinet, flute, piccolo; Dan Willis - tenor sax, clarinet; Anat Cohen - tenor sax, clarinet; Paul Nedzela - baritone sax, bass clarinet; Kenny Rampton - lead trumpet; Alphonse Horne - trumpet; Ron Horton - trumpet; Tim Hagans - trumpet; Alan Ferber - lead trombone; Mark Patterson - trombone; Charley Gordon - trombone; Jack Shatz - bass trombone; Christopher Ziemba - piano; Martin Wind - bass; Ulysses Owens - drums.

Ted Nash Big Band is celebrating the release of its CD "Chakra", tonight, October 31-Nov 3 with sets at 7:30pm & 9:30pm at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Broadway at 60th St., 5th Floor, NYC. Reservations: 212-258-9595.

Ted Nash enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer, conductor, composer, arranger, and educator. Born in Los Angeles, multi-instrumentalist Nash's interest in music started at an early age. He was exposed to music by his father, trombonist Dick Nash, and uncle, reedman Ted Nash - both well-known studio and jazz musicians. Nash blossomed early, a "young lion" before the term became marketing vernacular. One of Nash's most important associations is with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Nash has that uncanny ability to mix freedom with accessibility, blues with intellect, and risk-taking with clarity. His recordings have appeared on many national "best-of" lists including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Village Voice, The Boston Globe, and New York Newsday.

Note: There is a moving story behind the "Chakra" CD cover artwork that promotes Breast Cancer Awareness. See the story here. (some nudity)

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