"Nelson’s latest (recording) seamlessly blends a sense of
whimsy and wonder about
what’s ‘out there."

- Bill Milkowski
Monday, September 28th, 2015 3:17 PM
Welcome to joshnelsonmusic.com, the website of jazz pianist, composer, and educator Josh Nelson. Thanks so much for visiting! Please send an email through the 'contact' page, and let us know you stopped by! To hear about news and upcoming shows, please sign up on the email list on the right side of the screen. Thanks!
The new album "EXPLORING MARS" is available NOW! Order here on the MUSIC page. Also order on iTunes, www.originarts.com and www.amazon.com!
And please check out the new "How You Loved Me on Mars" music video! https://youtu.be/nClps9EjH7M
WWW.DISCOVERY-PROJECT.NET IS LIVE! Please visit it and explore the project!
(Visit the 'live' page for further details and a complete listing of all shows, as both a leader and sideman):
Oct 2- USC Newman Hall (LA) with "Apres un Reve"
Oct 4- Alva's (San Pedro) with "Apres un Reve"
Oct 8- Cal State Long Beach Alumni Recital (Long Beach, CA)
Oct 9- Angel City Jazz Festival (LA) with saxophonist Josh Johnson 
Oct 16- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with The Discovery Project- www.discovery-project.net
Nov 13/14- The Discovery Project at Blue Whale (Los Angeles, CA)

Thanks to all the Pledgers for contributing to the SARA GAZAREK/JOSH NELSON DUO ALBUM. Stay tuned for release date info. Probably early 2016!
January 2, 2015
Happy New Year!
"Exploring Mars" will be released on 2.17.15 on Origin Records! 
August 17, 2014
BIG NEWS! Josh Nelson and the Discovery Project has signed with Cadenza Arts, a great booking agency. Great ready to do some Discovering, world!!
November 4, 2014
Last week in NYC at the Jazz Standard was pure magic. The reason I got into music. :-) Maestro Richard Galliano is a magician on accordion. We'll be back in NYC next June! Stay tuned. This week in the Bay Area! Come out!
June 13, 2014
Gustav Holst's "Mars, The Bringer of War" (from his orchestral suite "The Planets") has been recorded for solo piano!!! An 8-voice arrangement. This was really fun to put together. I'm so excited to share this with the world, when my new album "MARS" comes out in early 2015. Woo hoo!!
May 25, 2014
I'm so thrilled to bring "The Discovery Project" back to the great Blue Whale in Downtown L.A. Got some wonderful artists joining me, and some new music material as well. Please join us!
May 1, 2014
I had the extreme pleasure of performing with drumming legend Ignacio Berroa! Wow, what a joy! Big learning opportunity. Excited to play the Blue Whale on Friday with Sara Gazarek!
March 3, 2014
AWESOME weekend at the San Joaquin Jazz Fest! Thanks Paul Lucckessi!!

February 5, 2014
In the always-fun NYC now, as Sara Gazarek and I begin our little Northeast tour. Tonight at Cornelia St in the Village! Hope to see you there!
Feeling honored to have been included in this great NPR article about different ways to present jazz...check it out:

A couple reviews of the latest album, "Discoveries" 
And please check out the my videos up on YouTube:


Josh Nelson
Exploring Mars
Exploring Mars
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