Greg is the son of Charles Nathan, Trumpet Man, Songwriter, and Composer who had a successful recording of his song "Say You're Mine Again" by Perry Como in 1953.
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Greg Nathan began his professional bass-playing career in 1972 at the age of seventeen,
performing popular jazz music with pianist Chuck Ruff and vocalist Donna Courtell. He
completed his Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree at the University of Oregon in
1977. Greg earned a Master of Arts in Music degree at California State University,
Sacramento in 1982. He is in his twenty-ninth season with the Eugene Symphony. His
teacher is Larry Epstein, Assistant Principal of the San Francisco Symphony.
Greg is an accomplished composer of songs and serious music. He sings, plays, and uses
the bow during popular jazz music performances. Greg is the leader of the jazz duo
Aftermath, joined by world-class jazz guitarist Mike Denny. Aftermath performances
occur at Eugene's Hilton Hotel. Greg has performed with Nancy King, the late Charles
Dowd, Paul Biondi, Tom Shove, Bill Sabol, Vikki Brabham, Gus Russell, Alan Tarpinnian,
Jessie Marquez, and others.
After retiring from fifteen years of full-time classroom teaching in the public schools, Greg
has recently become active in financial services, having earned his license to sell life
insurance and securities. He is currently endeavoring to build a financial service business
while continuing his musical interests.
This is Greg's first significant recording appearance. Greg has hopes of returning to music
education should the right opportunity present itself. Greg is also a caring husband,
father, and active member of his church.