Lewis Nash

Professor of Practice
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Professor of Practice
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Professor of Practice
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405

Biography

Lewis Nash is the Bob and Gretchen Ravenscroft Professor of Practice in Jazz at the Arizona State University School of Music and is the drummer of choice for an incredible array of artists  from jazz masters to the hottest young players of today  and is equally in demand as a clinician and educator. His career spans over 30 years and includes performance on 10 Grammy award-winning albums and an impressive discography of more than 400 recordings with jazz legends such as Betty Carter, Tommy Flanagan, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, Hank Jones, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter and Clark Terry, as well as such contemporary jazz artists as Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Joe Lovano and Roy Hargrove. Nash has become a highly sought after jazz educator and is sponsored by Sakae drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads and Vic Firth drumsticks.

Nash is noted for his adaptability to a vast array of genres, as evidenced by his performances with such different musicians as Tommy Flanagan and Don Pullen. Nash has made five recordings as bandleader: Rhythm is My Business (1989), It Don't Mean a Thing (2003 Japanese import) and Stompin' at the Savoy (2005 Japanese import), Lewis Nash and the Bebop All-Stars featuring Frank Wess (2008 Japanese Import), and The Highest Mountain (2012). In 2008, Nash became part of The Blue Note 7, a septet formed that year in honor of the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records.

Education

  • National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Studies Fellowship 1980-81
  • Arizona State University 1976-1979

Courses

Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 451 Repertoire
MUP 551 Repertoire
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 451 Repertoire
MUP 486 Jazz Band
MUP 551 Repertoire
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 451 Repertoire
MUP 551 Repertoire
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 451 Repertoire
MUP 486 Jazz Band
MUP 551 Repertoire
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 451 Repertoire
MUP 551 Repertoire
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 451 Repertoire
MUP 486 Jazz Band
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 551 Repertoire
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
MUP 311 Studio Instruction
MUP 451 Repertoire
MUP 486 Jazz Band
MUP 551 Repertoire
MUP 586 Jazz Band

Expertise Areas