Born: November 7, 1985 Primary Instrument: Trombone
At 24, Nadav Nirenberg is quickly establishing himself as a trombonist/bandleader in New York City. In addition to co-leading Ikebe Shakedown, a Brooklyn-based instrumental Afro-Funk group, he's in high-demand as a session player/sideman in the NYC area, having shared the stage/recorded with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Wyclef Jean, Seun Kuti, Adam Deitch, Streetlight Manifesto, Jose Conde, James Andrews, Brother Joscephus, The Pimps Of Joytime, King Expressers, Zozo Afrobeat, The New Groove Orchestra, Mugwump, Denis Chang and many more artists. Recent venues include The Blue Note NYC, The Montreal Jazz Festival and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.
Nadav is known for his big sound, writing/arranging, sight-reading and versatility, but more for his powerful solo style. He also plays Sousaphone, Tuba, Euphonium, sings some backup vocals (baritone range), and plays aux. percussion (shakers, bells, guiros, etc.) And yes, he feels weird about writing in the third person.