Monday, July 21st, 2014 10:35 AM
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! 
 
Josh's 5 studio albums are all available to listen to and purchase on the 'music' page. NEW- 3 Big Band arrangements of his original composition are now available for purchase! Go to the "contact" page to get in touch about purchasing them.
 
To hear about news and upcoming shows, please sign up on the email list on the right side of the screen.
 
NEXT UPCOMING SHOWS 
(Visit the 'live' page for further details and a complete listing of all shows, as a leader and sideman):
 
July 26: Boston Court (Pasadena CA) with drummer Matt Slocum
July 30: Blue Whale (LA) with guitarist Perry Smith
August 8: Vitello's (LA) with bassist Jay Leonhart
 
MUSINGS
 
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:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/ablogsupreme/2012/06/09/154628698/six-creative-presenters-finding-new-audiences-for-jazz
 
A couple reviews of the latest album, "Discoveries" 
 
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/11/album-review-josh-nelsons-discoveries.html
 
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=40762
 
And please check out the my videos up on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SRXn_Xwwr4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8_S-EqYJWQ
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Josh's new cd -
Discoveries

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