Colorado-based saxophonist and composer Anisha Rush began playing the saxophone at the age of 10 and immediately fell in love with the music. In 2013, Anisha was chosen to be a Telluride Student All-Star from a pool of musicians from around the country, performing on the main stage at the Telluride Jazz Festival. She is a regular member of The Ron Miles Group, The Boy/Girl Band lead by Art Lande, and the Colorado Jazz Group Big Band, playing with Colorado’s top players including Brad Goode, Jeff Jenkins, and Ken Walker. She has also shared the stage with Circuit Rider, whose members include Ron Miles, Bill Frisell and Brian Blade. Anisha holds a BM in Jazz Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Recently, Anisha received a grant from the Boulder County Arts Alliance through Pathways to Jazz allowing her to record her debut album. She looks forward to releasing the record in Spring of 2016 as well as using the project as a platform to de-stigmatize mental health. She will be hosting a benefit concert in Summer 2016 in order to create a community discussion about how to support those with a mental diagnosis.