Lewis Nash was 10 years old when he sat behind his first set of drums. At 20, he was performing with top-notch jazzmen during their concerts in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. In 1981, the drummer moved to New York, where he joined vocalist Betty Carter's trio, and soon became a hot commodity, with Ron Carter, Branford Marsalis, and J.J. Johnson all requesting his talents. In 1989, Nash released his first album as a leader, Rhythm Is My Business, and performed with Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, and Clark Terry. The next decade was spent with the Tommy Flanagan Trio. During this period, Nash also played on a wide variety of records and took his own groups- from duo to septet-out on the road. In 2001, the dedicated educator entered the faculty of the Juilliard School of Music.