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

- Bill Milkowski
Monday, May 9th, 2016 3:51 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! 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):
May 12 @ The Loft (San Diego) with vocalist Alicia Olatuja
May 13 @ LA County Museum with the Pat Senatore Trio
May 14 @ Yardbird Suite (Edmonton Canada) with drummer Lorca Hart
June 4-5 @ Bay Area shows (Ft. Bragg and Danville, CA) with saxophonist Anton Schwartz
June 10 @ Dizzy's (San Diego) with vocalist Kenny Washington and saxophonist Anton Schwartz
June 11 @ Blue Whale (LA) with vocalist Kenny Washington and saxophonist Anton Schwartz
June 12 @ Alvas (San Pedro) with Apres un Reve (vocals and piano)
June 18-25 @ Jazz Camp West (La Honda, CA)
June 30 @ Blue Whale, sharing the bill with pianist/composer Danny Green
July 16 @ Boston Court (Pasadena) with The Discovery Project 
Thanks to all the Pledgers for contributing to the Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson "Dream in the Blue" album. Release date August 5, 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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