Friday, December 12th, 2014 9:23 AM
Welcome to! 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.
THREE NEW Big Band arrangements of Josh's original compositions (Atma Krandana, Discoveries, and Dirgibles) 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.
(Visit the 'live' page for further details and a complete listing of all shows, as a leader and sideman):
Dec 23: Drum Night at Blue Whale (LA) featuring Dan Schnelle and Kevin Kanner
Jan 10: With drummer Ignacio Berroa at Blue Whale (LA)
Jan 13: With vibes/drummer Joe Chambers at Jazz Live KSDS (San Diego)
Feb 20-21:"Exploring Mars" CD release at Blue Whale!
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:



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