Derek Nash

Derek Nash



Derek has played with Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004 and is also a member of the Ronnie Scotts Blues Explosion.

He has won several British Jazz Awards throughout his career fronting Sax Appeal, his Acoustic Quartet, the funk band Protect the Beat and latin band Picante.

Derek has performed live, on record and on television with Gregory Porter, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Amy Winehouse and many more.

At the forefront of the British jazz movement, Derek Nash is "one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today" (The Guardian)

He has released 5 solo albums, 7 albums with Sax Appeal, 2 albums with Protect the Beat, 2 albums with Picante and won a British Jazz Award for the band Yound Lions, Old Tigers. Albums available at

Click on a link below to see Derek performing

With Lulu

With Gregory Porter

With James Morrison

With Solomon Burke

With Jools Holland 2 solos

With Beth Ditto

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