Josh Nelson

Adjunct instructor

Pianist and composer Josh Nelson has been an active and creative artist for over twenty years. With ten albums as a leader, numerous other recordings, accolades and accomplishments, Nelson is one of the most in-demand pianists around. Recent projects with Brazilian legend Ivan Lins and superstar Michael Bublé are evidence that his piano and arranging skills are highly sought after. His six-year tenure with vocalist Natalie Cole was a high-water mark, and he toured and recorded extensively with her. Nelson was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition (2006) and has performed and arranged on two Grammy Award-nominated albums. His own multimedia show “The Discovery Project” is a memorable and engaging presentation of music, story-telling, and visual “sceneography.”