YOLA NASH, M.S
SINGER /Jazz-Pop, TV / RADIO HOST, PRODUCER,
Carries Master’s degree in Psychology and RN degree and Fine Arts, (Paintings, Drawings)
In New York City studied R&B (privately) with Dee Jackson-Patti LaBelle and jazz with one of the most respected jazz professor of Manhattan School of Music Nancy Marano.
Sung for the Pope John Paul II
Has performed and recorded with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and legendary trumpeter, multi-Grammy winner Wynton Marsalis, as well as violin virtuoso, Grammy winner Marc O’Connor.
Sang the title song for an independent Asian/American film called “Destiny,” directed by Louis Zalu
Recorded and produced her debut album with (Norah Jones’s) engineer Pete DeBoar and Grammy winner (Kid Rock’s and Eminem producer-engineer) Bob Ebeling
Successfully debuted with the album “Another Girl” on Top Shelf Rec
Yola Nash’s single “I wanna be loved by you” quickly climbed the radio charts all over the US. During it’s first week out the beautiful, soulful ballad got to #1 place as “Most Added” to the radio playlists around the country AC radio stations.
It was chosen as a “Best New Music” and landed Yola’s name on Top 20 and Top 40 in the US AC radio charts
TV-RADIO Career and involvemen
WNYE TV, CTV Time Warner, WPVN TV, NYjazzTV, TVN, as well as WRKL, WLIM New York radio stations – Host, Producer
Latest highlights in her radio/TV career : interviews with Cardinal Edward Egan, Mayor of NYC Michael Bloomberg, Rock superstar Courtney Love, Jazz legend Freddy Cole, Lionel Cole
Made headlines by saving a performer’s life, while hosting a musical festival by performing CPR onstage in front of thousands onlookers.
In recognition for this action, received a “Commendation of Heroic Action” from the Governor of the State of New Jersey, Richard J. Codey. Was also congratulated by such honorable organizations as the American Heart Association and President Bill Clinton’s Foundation
Inspired by that event formed the non-profit organization CPR Awareness.org, to promote CPR. Established CPR Awareness Day of NYC with support of mayor of NYC Michael Bloomberg. And has been producing series of jazz concerts “Feel the Beat” to promote the CPR life-saving measure. In recognition received a special Proclamation from Mayor of NYC Michael Bloomberg
Yola Nash also serves as a Speaker on CPR visiting universities, schools and organizations.