Internationally renowned producer, arranger, musician, author, and teacher, Kenneth Nash is creating some of today's most rhythmically compelling music. Breaking out into a superbly syncopated realm all his own, his high energy innovative playing has earned him a reputation as one of the foremost percussionists in jazz and contemporary music. Fusing jazz, pop and world-music elements, he creates an effervescent style of music.
The impact of his music is as refreshing as the compositions themselves. His sounds pay no heed to formulas, crossing cultural, racial and international boundaries. "What I'm doing is taking my musical influences: classical, Cuban, African, jazz, pop, funk, gospel, and hip-hop, and expressing them within the melodic musical language I've developed," says Nash.
Kenneth Nash has composed and arranged percussion pieces for the Joffery Ballet, The San Francisco Opera & American Conservatory Theatre. He has written and performed music for films, television and theatre. In 1992 Nash received the Isadora Duncan Award. In the same year his book Rhythms Talk was released worldwide in three languages.
In 1981 Kenneth Nash created Nash Studio and Production Company and Kenade Music Publishing Company in which he has produced and created a wide variety of products and artists. Nash's vision of creating music is as diverse as his musical experience. He believes that "The music with the greatest listener impact is that which goes directly to the heart, and so inspires that you see something ... visual music."