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Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Born: April 11, 1977    

Nathan Peck-

acoustic bass / electric bass / eclectic bass 

  Nathan came from a family of musicians consisting of his mother a vocalist and drummer; father, a pianistand avid composer; as well as his brother a talented drummer and singer. He received his early musical influences from the womb as his parents gigged almost until he was born! He also attended many live gigs growing up outside of Pittsburgh, PAandstarted music on piano at age 9 and played clarinet and baritonesaxophone injr. highschool band before picking up the  electric bassin 1991.A year later he began studying upright bassand at age 16 he won the Milt Hinton Award, a scholarship for students of the  Double Bass...
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Awards

1995-Honorable Mention for jazz performance fro The N.E.A. 1995-Winner of the Louis Armstrong fro Jazz Performance Wheeling Park H.S.. 1993-Winner of the Milt Hinton Scholarship for students of the acoustic bass. 1993, 1994, 1995-Outstanding soloist awards, Honors Jazz Band, Wheeling Park H.S..

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”That young man is destined for greatness” -Mercedes Ellington

Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Location: Jackson Heights, NY

Willing to teach: Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:

Nathan Peck 33-35 76th St. Apt. 1-D Jackson Heights, New York 11372 phone: 718-565-6514 cell 412-414-7774 e-mail: misternathanpeck@yahoo.com Music Educator •B.A. Music Performance •Twelve years experience teaching individuals to comprehend and appreciate music to the highest level. •Seventeen years professional experience performing in large and small ensembles •Comitted to providing thorough education in the fundamentals of music; -melody, harmony, rhythm. -reading -writing -composition -ear training -theory •Experienced teacher of guitar, piano, bass guitar, acoustic bass. •Successfully organized and taught various classes for students of all ages.

Teaching Experience: 2008-Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad Program, along with the Kelley Johnson Quartet, gave concerts, private instruction and clinics to music students in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. 2004-Kennedy Center’s Jazz Ambassadors Program; along with the Kelley Johnson Quartet, gave concerts, private instruction and clinics to music students in Russia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Croatia, Slovenia. www.kennedy-center.org/programs/jazz/ambassadors/artistbios04.html 2000-2002 Spratt Music Institute Pittsburgh PA ; Taught piano, guitar, bass guitar, theory to students ages ten to twenty. Created “Rhythm Werks” a class designed to help students gain experience playing with others in a rhythm section, with emphasis on repertoire. 1997-2000 Center For Music and Art, Pittsburgh PA; Taught piano, guitar, bass guitar, acoustic bass, drums to students ages six to thirty. Successfully organized and taught and introduction to music/piano lab for children ages five to seven.

Education: 1986-1999 Private studies with Professor William Peklinsky, jazz pianist, composer, arranger. Studied piano, music fundamentals, theory, jazz harmony, composition, arranging, great american song repertoire, jazz repertoire. 1995 Graduated from Wheeling Park High School, Wheeling WV with a 3.8 GPA. 1999 Private instruction w/Abe Laboriel, world renowned bassist. 1995-'99 Duquesne University B.A. Music Performance. 2001-'02 Carnegie Mellon University -Private Instruction w/David Pellow, Director of Jazz Studies, Carnegie Mellon University. 2001 Private instruction w/ Avishai Cohen, international musician. 2006 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program- Studied with Curtis Fuller, Dr. Billy Taylor,Dr. Nathan Davis, Chip Jackson , Carmen Lundy, Winnard Harper

Notable Performances: 2008-Performed at Gtaranaki International Guitar Festival with Alex Skolnick Trio, Vernon Reed and Uli Jon Roth. 2006-Gave Children's concert at the Kennedy’s Millennium Stage. Performed original arrangement of “Pure Imagination” 2005-Concerts in Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, U.S.A. with Shahin Novrasli of Azerbaijan 2004-Jazz Ambassadors Program: Concerts and lectures in Russia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Croatia, Slovenia. 2003- Guitar Evolution Tour w/Alex Skolnick Trio 2002- Southern American Music Conference @ Louisiana State University w/ Melton Mustafa; 2002- Guest Entertainer, Royal Caribbean International, Enchantment Of The Seas. 2001- JazzMutazz festival @ Marshall University(Huntington W.V.)w/Peck Family Jazz 2000- Three Rivers Arts Festival & Melon Jazz Festival (PA PA) w/ various artists 1999--Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau /Brass Attitude Tour. Performed at the Thai Cultural Arts Center,(Bangkok Thailand) 1997- Kansas City Jazz Workshop, Topeka Jazz Festival. w/Peck Family Jazz Group 1996- Bop Stop, Cleveland w/Peck Family Jazz Group 1995- Bassist for the Billy Strayhorn Youth Orchestra at the 13th Annual International Duke Ellington Conference under the direction of Mercedes Ellington.. 1994- Tribute to W.V. Senator Robert Byrd w/guest speaker President Bill Clinton (Washington D.C.)

Endorsements: Yamaha Electric basses Azola Basses Acoustic Image Amplifiers D'Addario Strings

Awards: 1995-Honorable Mention for jazz performance fro The N.E.A. 1995-Winner of the Louis Armstrong fro Jazz Performance Wheeling Park H.S.. 1993-Winner of the Milt Hinton Scholarship for students of the acoustic bass. 1993, 1994, 1995-Outstanding soloist awards, Honors Jazz Band, Wheeling Park H.S.. Television Credits: 1998- Nick @ Night’s “T.V. Land Theme”(vocals/bass guitar) 1997- Old Navy’s “Performance Fleece”(vocals)

University Service: 2003- Adjudications, New York University 2002- Jazz clinics, West Liberty State College; West Liberty WV Discography: 2008- "Home" aritst: Kelley Johnson 2007- "Last Day In Paradise" artist: Alex Skolnick Trio 2006- "Ro" artist: Nick Russo + 11 2005- “Live In Moscow” artist: Shahin Novrasli Trio 2004- “Trance Formation” artist: Alex Skolnick Trio (Magna-Carta) 2003- “A-List” artist: Reggie Watkins 2003- “New Fire” artist: The Neil Podgurski Trio 2002- “Lost in a Summer Night” artist: Lisa Hindmarsh “Sketch Stretch” artist: Andy Bianco 2001- “Life Just Goes On” artist: Margalit & the Liquitones “Moon Shine” artist: Brothers Peck Jazz Satellite “American Son” artist: Tom Breiding 2000- “Jesus On Smallman St.” artist: W.I.N.D. “Pain Killing Mystery Salve” artist: Coal Train “Mirage” artist: Peck Family Jazz 1999- “Spring Lies Waiting” artist: Bill Deasy 1998- “Discovering You” artist: Peck Family Jazz “Run And Tell Yer Ma” artist: Coal Train 1997- “My Secret Weapon” artist: Peck Family Jazz

Endorsements: Ampeg Yamaha Electric basses Azola Basses TKL Bags & Cases D'Addario Strings
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