Nate Jones

Nate Jones

 New York City, New York, USA
BandJazzGospel

Without question Nate Jones brilliantly exemplifies the heart of a musician, to give back to the world the music it has given to him through people, experiences, creative pieces, and love.

Biography

From studio to front stage Nate Jones invests his heart, mind and soul into delivering stellar mesmerizing melodies. This provocative musician engages his bass in a riveting sonic tango with the audience while deep rounds of billowing chords translate emotion into music. Nate’s youthfulness and professional experience lends him a creative spontaneity when playing. As a seasoned musician drawing his bass lines with scrupulous technique and natural instinct, he often discovers unique evolving sounds. Nate Jones promises to take each performance and composition to the next level. It is no wonder that he is mentored by the greats and plays with industry giants everyday.

A man of devotion and dedication Nate Jones has been committed to his bass since his early years. His official performing arts training began at the Bloomingdale School of Music where he excelled in academics, played in the jazz band, and accompanied the gospel choir. Soon Nate’s insatiable desire for excellence would fuel his success as a student in Jazz Performance at SUNY Purchase where he received his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts. Before long, Nate could be found in virtually every set on the scene, from the classroom as an instructor of bass and music theory to the Billboard Music Awards Show to the Grammy’s. His preparation and tireless allegiance to excellence have afforded him breaks leading to gigs with legendaries like Wynton Marsalis, Barry Harris and other jazz heavy weights.

From Grammy Award Winning luminaries like Donnie McClurkin, Stevie Wonder, and the legendary Earth Wind & Fire, to upcoming hot list indie artists Nate Jones demonstrates his love of creating good music. Distinguished artists like Mike Phillips, The Roots, and Doug E. Fresh, all know and appreciate the priceless work and commitment that Nate Jones brings to each set. His noteworthy television appearances have included 106 & Park, Jimmy Kemmel Live, The Bobby Jones Gospel Hour, The early morning show, MFMK award show, The Billboard Music Awards etc. You can even find him online playing in AOL Sessions. With his musical dexterity as a bassist, influenced by popular culture, nurtured in jazz/gospel, groomed in hip hop and edged up in rock, blues, and R&B, Nate gives wind of his vast repertoire by seamlessly blending genres and infusing his performance with the flavors of many musical styles.

Nate Jones is a burgeoning musical supernova. He has performed around the world and there is still more to his musicianship than performing. He promotes, produces and executive produces live shows, scores films and television shows, produces studio tracks, musically directs bands, collaborates on various recording projects and mentors up and coming bass players in the community. Without question Nate Jones brilliantly exemplifies the heart of a musician, to give back to the world the music it has given to him through people, experiences, creative pieces, and love.

CURRENTLY TOURING WITH:
*Trey songz, Mario, Day 26 on the BET 106&Park Live Tour
*Roots & Gym clas Hero tour wi Estelle
*Estelle european prome tour
*Lyfe jennings Baby im a star tour
*Wyclef jean support tour
*J.Y.P TOUR (korea)
*BMW Pop Jazz Live Tour headlining MIKE PHILLIPS
*LYFE JENNINGS' Lyfe Experience Tour
*JOHN LEGEND SHOW ME TOUR

PLAYED and SHARED THE STAGE WITH:


Earth, Wind Fire, Stevie wonder,Babyface,Beoncye, Stephanie Mills, Teena Marie, India.Arie, John Legend, Steely Dan,J.Y.P , J.Z. Gymclassheros, Trey Songz, Mario, Day26, Drake, Lill wayne,
,Bobby Brown, Montel Williams, Kindred the Family Soul, Angie stone,ledisi,chuck Brown,Genuine,Rashan Patterson, Eric Benet, Floetry, Goapele, Bilal, Vivian Green, Melanie Smith, Rodney Jerkins, Xscape, Doug E. Fresh, The Game, Questlove, Mark Whitfield, Leela James, Lil Louis, T.C. Carson, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Busta, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove,Mike Phillips,Marcus Miller, Karen Briggs, Barry Harris, John Faddis, Mark Whitfield, Robert Glasper, Todd Coolman, Rael Wesley Grant, Jaguar Wright, Donnie McClurkin, Lashun Pace, John P. Kee, Albertina Walker, Dr. Bobby Jones, Hezekiah Walker, Alvin Slaughter, Donald Lawrence, James Hall, Karen Clarke Sheard

2009-10 TELEVISION APPEARANCES;
Vodafone live music Awards{london}w/ estelle
M.T.V day in Italy w/ estelle
Tartatata french T.V/estelle
Nationwide mercury awards w/ estelle
V festival in london w/ Estelle
B.E.T minorty report Comedy show w/ Joe Clare
Lyric cafe on B.E.T J w/Mike phillps
Etta james movie{cadillac records)featuring beoncye.08.
jimmy kimmle /lyfe jennings
MKMF award show In korea/j.y.p
VH1 Save The Music/mike phillps
BET Jazz/mike phillips
madison sq garden live w/ J.Y.P
Early morning show(n.Y.C)emily king
106 & Park- Lyfe Experience Tour
WGNTV Chicago's WB, Morning Show- Lyfe Experience Tour
Sundance Film Festival- The Lyfe Experience Tour
Jerry Lewis Telethon- New York, NY
Montreal Gospel Festival- Montreal, Canada
The National D