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Greg Nathan

Nathan began his professional bass-playing career in 1972 at the age of seventeen, performing popular jazz music with jazz pianist Chuck Ruff and vocalist Donna Courtell. He completed his Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree at the University of Oregon in 1977. Nathan earned a Master of Arts in Music degree at California State University, Sacramento in 1982.

Nathan has had two seasons with the Reno Philharmonic, one season with the Sacramento Symphony, and one season as principal bassist for Sacramento's Camellia Symphony. Nathan has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, the Peter Britt Festival Orchestra, and the Oregon Festival of American Music Orchestra. Nathan is currently in his thirty-seventh season with the Eugene Symphony, having played with them from 1975 -1977, and from 1987 to the present. Nathan's teacher is Larry Epstein, retired, long-time Assistant Principal of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

Nathan is an accomplished composer of songs and serious music. He sings, plays, and uses the bow when performing jazz. Nathan is the leader of the jazz duo “Aftermath,” joined by jazz guitarist Mike Denny. Aftermath performances have occurred mostly at Eugene, Oregon's Hilton Hotel. Nathan has performed with Nancy King, the late Charles Dowd, Paul Biondi, Tom Shove, Bill Sabol, Vikki Brabham, Gus Russell, the late Alan Tarpinian, Jessie Marquez, and others.

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”Greg Nathan is an excellent jazz bassist...” “Mike Denny is a world-class guitarist...” “...'I'll think of Something' is a fun set of excellent jazz.” (Scott Yanow, The LA Jazz Scene Magazine)
Frank Sinatra
voice / vocals
Art Tatum
piano
Ray Brown
bass, acoustic
Ella Fitzgerald
voice / vocals
Billie Holiday
voice / vocals
Ben Webster
saxophone, tenor

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I Want a Doll

Soaring Music Publications
2021

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I'll Think Of...

Self Produced
2014

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I'll Think Of...

Self Produced
2013

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I'll Think Of...

Soaring Music Publications
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