About the Ensembles
At its heart, jazz is improvisation. Nash ensembles provide a variety of unique collaborative opportunities for students to learn the musical language of improvisation from professional musicians. Students who play in our ensembles develop the skills and confidence needed to be creative in the moment.
The Nash Jazz DivAZ
This innovative program is designed to teach young female musicians the basic skills of jazz improvisation in a nurturing environment. Students will learn well-known jazz tunes and develop the confidence to express their individuality through improvised solos.
The Nash Legacy Ensembles
In this unparalleled Nash program, talented high school jazz students are immersed in the essential combo environment. With instruction from college-level educators, students develop their abilities to improvise, compose, arrange, and perform.
The Nash Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Singers of all ages and walks of life rehearse weekly to create rousing vocal renditions of jazz classics and contemporary songs. In this professionally coached ensemble that culminates with live public performances, artists work in an environment of creativity and camaraderie.
The Nash Futures Workshop
In this introductory program, students ages 10–17 discover their passion for music while learning the essential elements and skills of jazz. Taught by top college-level educators, Futures is the perfect program to get acquainted with the language of jazz.