Nathan Brown

Nathan began playing music at the age of five through the Suzuki cello program. Through grade school and middle school he also began to play the euphonium, tuba, and the string bass. Nathan eventually decided to focus on the string bass and his love for jazz music in college. He attended Michigan State University and studied jazz bass with world famous bassist Rodney Whitaker and classical bass with renowned bassist Jack Budrow (BA in jazz studies obtained 2009). Nathan attended graduate school at Northern Illinois University as a graduate assistant in jazz studies under the direction of Ronald Carter (MM obtained 2011). As part of his assistantship at Northern Illinois University, Nathan taught jazz appreciation/ history classes and directed small groups. After attending graduate school, Nathan taught as an adjunct at Highland Community College in Freeport IL while living and performing in Chicago.

Currently, Nathan lives in New York City where he performs as a free-lance musician and private instructor. Nathan’s professional career includes performances with Bill Saxton, Frank Morgan, Dion Parson, Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Sullivan Fortner, Paquito D’Rivera, Don Braden, Lewis Nash, Wycliffe Gordon, Derrick Gardner, Vincent Gardner, John Faddis, Louis Hayes, Carl Allen, Willie Pickens, Russell Gunn, Ron and Cecil Bridgewater, Fareed Haque, Randy Brecker, Brian Lynch, Pharez Whitted, Bobby Broom, Marquis Hill, Milton Suggs, Sol Yaged, and many others

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”The Brown crew knows how to serve it up just right. With cool school bopping leading the way, this is a cat that easily convinces you to stay out late on school nights to dig.” - Chris Spector at Midwest Records

“This trio, led by bassist Nathan Brown, demonstrates a commitment to the old values of ‘50s Modern Jazz. The Aesthetic is remarkably well-dialed in.” - Fritz Balwit at Audiophile Audition

Nathan Brown “lays down quarter notes as fat as half-dollars” - Fritz Balwit at Audiophile Audition

“Every so often a musician and his ensemble come along and stamp their name on today’s musical landscape

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