One of the most sought-after trombone players in Hollywood, Dick Nash played with Henry Mancini, Billy May, Lalo Schifrin, Pete Rugolo, Quincy Jones, and the list goes on. Most associated with swing and big band music, he is admired by the best trombone players all over the world. Richard Taylor Nash is celebrating his 93rd year. Now you can hear his stories, via Zoom, courtesy of the Los Angeles Jazz Society.
After time in the United States Army, where he served and played for a band, Nash joined Billy May‘s band. Later he became a first-call studio musician in Los Angeles, California. He was composer, conductor Henry Mancini‘s favorite trombonist, and was featured soloist on several Mancini soundtracks, beginning with Mr. Lucky and Peter Gunn. Nash’s trombone is featured on the Theme From Hatari! from the soundtrack for the John Wayne film (1962), Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961), and The Days of Wine and Roses.
Los Angeles Jazz Society | LEGEND Interview with jazz trombonist Dick Nash | free, with reservation