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Musician Paul Nash Dies

Paul Nash, guitarist, composer and music educator died last Thursday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, NY due to complications from brain cancer at age 56.

Nash started his musical career as a teenager when his band performed at the Café Wha? in Greenwich Village, opening for the Blues Project and following a then-unknown guitarist named Jimi Hendrix. Years later, he would move to San Francisco and form the ten-piece Paul Nash Ensemble featuring drummer Eddie Marshall and trumpeter Mark Isham. In 1987, Nash co-founded the Bay Area Jazz Composers Orchestra, and three years later, Nash established the Manhattan New Music Project.

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