Born: August 31, 1962
Current Nate lives in New York City and has been working with some of the area’s finest musicians. His current quintet includes pianist Jim Ridl; saxophonist Sal Giorgianni; drummer Marko Marcinko; and bassist Tony Marino. Nate recorded two albums in 2008 (Almost Home and Christmas) �� his 7th and 8th as a leader, and has a loyal and growing fan base across the United States, Canada and Europe.
As a studio musician Nate has appeared on over sixty different recordings, and has performed with among others, pianists Roger Kellaway, Gerald Clayton, Mark Soskin, Doug Carn and Steve Rudolph; saxophonists Phil Woods and Dave Liebman, drummers Bill Goodwin, Ignacio Berroa, and Mike Clark; and bassists Francoise Moutin and David Piltch. Nate recently opened for singer Diana Krall at the Santa Barbara Bowl; has made television appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America; has been invited to play at music festivals in Europe, Canada and the U.S., and has performed at such notable venues as Catalina’s in Hollywood; Birdland, Irving Plaza, 55 Bar, Kitano, Joe’s Pub and The Knitting Factory in New York City; Upstairs in Montreal; Yoshi’s in Oakland; Dazzle Jazz Club in Denver; Santa Barbara Bowl and SOhO in Santa Barbara; and Adagio Jazz Club in Savannah, GA.; as well as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Los Angeles’ Getty Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles....
Nate Birkey: Just a Closer Walk (2014)Household Ink Records
Almost HomeHousehold Ink Records
ChristmasHousehold Ink Records
Shortest DayBirkey Music
BalladsHousehold Ink Records
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- Christmas by Victor L. Schermer
- Almost Home by Victor L. Schermer
- Shortest Day by Florence Wetzel
- Ballads by AAJ Staff
- The Mennonite and Ballads by Jim Santella