Nate Radley is Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer who leads his own group, can be heard with a variety of collaborative projects, and works as a sideman in numerous bands that perform in the New York area and around the world.
Nate’s first cd as a leader “The Big Eyes” came out in January of 2012 on the Fresh Sound/New Talent label. The cd includes nine of his original compositions performed in trio, quartet, and quintet configurations.
In addition to leading his own band Nate performs frequently with the collaborative band “Bad Touch” which includes Loren Stillman and Ted Poor, as well as Gary Versace on organ. This band has recorded one cd under its own name called “Like a Magic Kiss” and a second “Winter Fruits” under the name of the Loren Stillman quartet.
Nate performs with a variety of groups as a sideman and since moving to New York in 2004 has recorded on over 20 cds. Some of the bands Nate has performed and recorded with include the Alan Ferber Nonet and Large Ensemble, Marc Mommaas’ “Landmarc”, the Jon Gordon group, and Akiko Pavolka’s House of Illusion. Other bandleaders that Nate has performed with include John O’Gallagher, Tony Moreno, Adam Nussbaum, Andrew Rathbun, John McNeil, David Scott, Andy Statman, and the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra. Nate also plays regularly with the country band Hope Debates and North Forty.
Nate has recorded for labels such as Fresh Sound/New Talent, Sunnyside, Steeplechase, Artistshare, Pirouette, and Tone of a Pitch. He has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and at jazz festivals such as the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, and the Atlanta Jazz Festival.
Nate studied jazz guitar and composition at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA where he received a Master’s in Music. He studied with John Abercrombie, Bob Brookmeyer, Jerry Bergonzi, and George Russell. He also has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Chicago.
Nate is available for Private lessons.
Please call (212) 741-0091 extension: 104 for availability.