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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: July 13

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....
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“...Janoff isn’t John McLaughlin; he has his own style. But if you like John McLaughlin, chances are you will like Janoff!” --Walter Kolosky, All About Jazz

Primary InstrumentGuitar

LocationRoseland, NJ

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundTeacher of guitar and bass for 17 years. All levels, all styles except classical guitar.

Music

Featured recording “Come Together Move Apart”

Come Together Move Apart

Self Produced
2010
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    Come Together Move Apart

    Self Produced
    2011
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    Live


    2004
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    Looking Through

    Independent Records
    2003
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    Looking Through

    Self Produced
    2000
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