“Its obvious that she’s going to be a star” – Julian Joseph
“It’s glowing music, full of invention and a fulsome tribute to the lyrical lends that inspire it.” (Tony Benjamin on Realms, Bristol Post Feb 2014)
Rebecca Nash is a bright light amongst the jazz musicians of her generation. Active as a performer, arranger, composer and educator, Rebecca leads her own project, Atlas which features Nick Malcolm (trumpet), Chris Mapp (bass), and Matt Fisher (drums). The band are set to record her debut album later this year.
Since graduating from the MMus programme at Trinity College of Music, Rebecca has shared the stage with artists such as Tina May, Ed Jones, Mike Gibbs, Anita Wardell, Steve Waterman, Christine Tobin, Phil Robson, Mark Lockheart, Tammy Weis, Henry Lowther, and Alex Garnett amongst others.
Rebecca is also committed to number of other projects which include; REALMS, a collaboration with Dutch singer Rosalie Genay. Together they reworked the music of Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen into a contemporary and cohesive style, relaxing an album in 2013, and went on to tour it successfully in spring 2014 with the help of Jazz Services Funding. The album features some brilliant musicians: Andrew Bain (Drums), Jules Jackson (Bass), and Leo Richardson (Saxophone).
She also co-leads the world folk ensemble FLEKD, performs in saxophonist Dee Byrne’s ENTROPI, and PARADOX ENSEMBLE led by Beats and Pieces trumpeter Nick Walters. Also active as a composer for radio and theatre, Rebecca has written for BBC Radio, SWAN Theatre Company, and Dena Lague’s dance show for RESOLUTION at The Space.
Musical highlights have included a number of internationally renowned festivals such as Glastonbury Festival, Scarborough Jazz Festival, Bristol Jazz Festival, Meltdown Festival, London Jazz Festival, Isle of Wight Jazz Festival, Llangollen Jazz festival, as well as many other jazz clubs nationwide such as Pizza Express Soho, The Vortex, The 606 Club, the Southbank Centre, and the Spice of Life. Other performances have included the opening of the Wales Millennium Centre, and the opening the Senate Building, and also a private solo performance for HRH the Prince of Wales.
Rebecca is also active as a jazz educator at a national level, currently working for The National Youth Jazz Collective, National Youth Jazz Wales, the team at Jazzlines, based at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and she also holds a jazz piano teaching position at Stowe School, Cheltenham Ladies College, and Bristol Cathedral Choir School.