"Legends" Jazz Festival
Thursday, November 29th and Friday, November 30th
Legend High School
22219 Hilltop Road
Parker, CO 80138
Meet our 2018 "Legends" Jazz Festival Judges
Saxophonist, composer and educator Anisha Rush was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO, began playing the saxophone at the age of 10. Anisha went on to study music and psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning a BM in Jazz Studies from the Thompson Jazz Studies Program and a BA in Psychology. In 2016, she was selectively chosen to attend the International Association of Schools of Jazz, a prestigious week-long conference led by renowned saxophonist Dave Leibman.
Anisha actively performs as bandleader of the Anisha Rush Quartet. As a sidewoman, she has been a member of notable bands including The Ron Miles Group and The Boy/Girl Band lead by Art Lande. In 2015, Anisha received a grant from the Boulder County Arts Alliance through Pathways to Jazz allowing her to record her debut album, Pursuit released in October of 2016. The album features her unique approach to the music with a number of original compositions. Anisha is now an active member of the Denver music scene as both bandleader and sidewoman and teaches at MSU - Denver.