Searching For Good, Episode 7: Stacey Nash
Guest: Stacey Nash
About Stacey: Stacey is an Abilene, Texas native. She has always had a passion for music, which led to her joining the junior high school band at 13 years of age, and learning to play the trombone. After two years of playing, Stacey earned a spot in the Texas All-State Band. When Stacey arrived at University of North Texas, she chose to pick up the electric bass. Soon after, her love of jazz compelled her to acquire a double bass and begin learning the standards. After completing her degree in 1997, Stacey became a public school teacher in her home state. Over the course of a twelve-year teaching career, Stacey taught band, orchestra, mariachi, and guitar, all in the public school classroom. She was also an adjunct faculty member in Jazz Studies at the University of Texas, Permian Basin. After twelve years of serving as an educator, she chose to attend the Jamey Aebersold jazz workshop in Louisville, Kentucky. That experience changed her life. Her genuine passion for jazz was rekindled. Immediately after the workshop, she went back to Texas, turned in her resignation, and moved to Kentucky to pursue a graduate degree in jazz studies. She completed her Master’s degree in 2011. After the completion of her degree, she chose to pursue her dreams further and accepted a job as a bassist for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. In 2015, she became a musical director for RCCL, and continues to travel, meet amazing people, and live her dream as a professional musician.
- Michael Beckwith
- Carlton Pearson
- James Mulholland
Magical Musical Thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywz7vN0GF_Y