Born: July, 1977 Primary Instrument: Trombone
Since January 2001 Nathan Mayland has lived as a professional musician in New York City. He is an experienced freelancer on both tenor and bass trombone, euphonium and tuba as well as an arranger/composer of music for his own groups, including The Astoria Trombones, and The Wishbone Project - a jazz quintet featuring the original music of Nate Mayland and singer/lyricist Kat Gang.
Currently found frequenting the pits of Broadway shows, he was once a member of the orchestra of South Pacific, performed at Lincoln Center through fall of 2010.
He has performed and toured with acts such as Bernadette Peters, Josh Groban, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Barry Manilow, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Mika (UK), Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Peter Cetera, Johnny Mathis, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Nancy Sinatra, Our Sinatra, Forever Swing, Pippin, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Gene Krupa Orchestra and others.
He has been seen visiting the pits of Spiderman, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Addams Family, Legally Blond, Movin' Out and Curtains.
He can be heard on TV playing those catchy lines behind commercials for Old Navy, GM Heritage Collection, Wrigley's Doublemint Gum, Sears, Orbitz and Bounty's Cupcakes ads.
He is a 1999 graduate of Indiana University where he studied under M. Dee Stewart and Scott Hartman. He attended the inaugural season of the Henry Mancini Institute where he performed excerpts from the Henri Tomasi Concerto for Trombone live on the radio with full orchestra after winning the concerto competition.
Other Experience Includes:
- Touring with groups Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Funk Brothers feat. Jack Ashford, The Gene Krupa Orchestra, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and The Cab Calloway Orchestra.
- Recording with Harry Connick, Jr. (Your Songs 2009), Rob Zappulla, Richie La Bamba Rosenberg, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Nancy Sinatra, The Astoria Trombones, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, The Funk Brothers (feat. Jack Ashford), Edy Martinez, The Godsend Sessions, Ron Sunshine, Craig Dreyer and The Fiends, Nebate Isles Quartet, Billy Fox Latin Ensemble, and others.
- Performing South Pacific, Legally Blond, Movin' Out & Curtains on Broadway.
- Performing Stephen Schwartz's Pippin at West Point's Eisenhower Hall.
- Touring with Broadway-style shows Our Sinatra (CAMI) and Forever Swing (BACI).
- Recorded title track for the film King of Hearts sung by Danny Aeillo, arranged by Tim Ouimette.
- Performing with Johnny Mathis, Peter Cetera, Josh Groban, John Allred, David Baker, Richie La Bamba Rosenberg, Eddie Bert, Eddy Santiago, Billy Childs, Henry Cuesta, Buddy DeFranco, Dennis DiBlasio, Glen Drewes, Peter Erskine, John Faddis, Curtis Fuller, Dave Grusin, Roy Hargrove, Milt Jackson, Dave Leibman, Lou Marini, Bob Mintzer, Chico O'Farrill, Lenny Pickett, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Tom Scott, Bud Shank, Byron Stripling, Tom Timko, The Spinners, Dave Trigg, Ben Vareen, Jerry Vevino, Mary Wilson, Elisabeth Withers, and many others. Okay, four others. :)
- Playing lead and section trombone in The Terry Myer's Big Band, The Chico O'Farrill Orchestra, Lew Anderson's All-American Big Band, The Tim Ouimette Big Band, The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, La Bamba's Big Band, The Swing Mavens, The Howard Williams Orchestra, Russ Speigal's Big Bad Big Band, The Nelson Riddle Jr. Big Band, The Bill Rogers Big Band, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Charli Pirsip Big Band, The Laurence Welk Orchestra, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, The Spanish Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, The Dean Pratt Big Band, The Mike Fahie Big Band, Wayne Andre's Big Band, Gary Wofse's Big Band, The Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra, and others.
Tracks: Dude, I'm On Your Street; After You Go; Art & Truth; Sing My Song; Wishbone; Please Don't Break My Heart; All The Things You Are; Remember; Up To Speed; The Thrill of The Chase.
Personnel: Kat Gang: voice; Nate Mayland: trombone; Adam Platt: piano; Dick Sarpola: bass; Ray Marchica: drums.
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