Born: July 13 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Guitarist, composer and teacher Nat Janoff, has been working steadily in the contemporary jazz scene for the past 15 years. Nat’s earliest experience with music started with the piano. Then, he switched to bass. After hearing Eddie Van Halen, Nat had to play guitar. Growing up in the 80’s, Nat’s musical interests were all things rock and metal and Nat earned a reputation for being one of the best shred guitarist in the area. Nat’s transition from metal and rock guitar to jazz occurred when he sought out a platform to improvise for longer than the standard rock riff. That, and hearing Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Birds of Fire for the first time. Pursue jazz he did and after earning his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance from William Paterson University in 1996, Nat set to work forging his own musical path....
Nat Janoff, guitar; John Escreet, piano; François Moutin, bass Chris Carroll, drums.
Mahavishnu Redefined II (2010)
Ray Riendeau Atmospheres (2010)
Nat Janoff, guitar; Rave Tesar, keys & left-hand bass; Ray LeVier, drums.
Nat Janoff & Jake Schwartz-Live (2000)
Nat Janoff, nylon string guitar; Jake Schwartz, steel string guitar.
Looking Through (1999)
Nat Janoff, guitar; Matt Garrison, bass; Gene Lake, drums.
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Teacher of guitar and bass for 17 years. All levels, all styles except classical guitar.