Constella presents:
Double Deal: String + Jazz Quartets

Featuring Ted Nash, saxophone

Saturday, October 29, 2011 | 8pm and 10pm
The Blue Wisp Jazz Club | Cincinnati, OH
This world premiere event at Cincinnati’s renowned Blue Wisp Jazz Club features Grammy-nominated jazz composer and arranger Ted Nash in collaboration with Cincinnati jazz and classical musicians. A world premiere composition for string and jazz double quartets will be performed, commissioned to commemorate Constella’s inaugural season. In order to best accommodate our patrons, there will be two seatings – 8pm and 10pm.
Jazz Quartet MusiciansRusty Burge, vibraphone
Dan Karlsberg, piano
Jim Leslie, drums
Michael Sharfe, acoustic bass
String Quartet Musicians
Suzanna Barnes, violin
Yael Senamaud-Cohen, viola

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Ted Nash has an important association with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. A recent commission by the JLCO, “Portrait in Seven Shades,” was recorded by the Orchestra and released in February 2010. This recording marks the first-ever JLCO release devoted to original music by a band member other than Wyton Marsalis, and has been credited by Ted Panken in Downbeat Magazine as marking a new direction for the Orchestra. Nash has been cited as “rising star” on saxophone for several years in the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll and his CDs have often appeared in top ten CD lists by New York Times, Village Voice, Boston Globe, The New Yorker and Jazz Times Magazine. For more information about Nash, please visit
Tickets for this concert will be sold exclusively through the Constella Festival.
Tickets: $15 (General Admission) and $10 (Student Rush 1 Hour Prior with Valid ID)