Sunday 15th October 2017
£25.00 - £45.00
Regarding his new project, KINFOLK - POSTCARDS FROM EVERYWHERE, Nate Smith says “In conceiving this project, I wanted to focus on creating the material with very few ingredients; just improvising at the drums or piano or singing ideas into a voice recorder, focusing primarily on rhythm and melody. I want to see what other ingredients the players or singers would bring to the material. I’m interested in a true band sound: I want to know how the musicians will color, shape, and season the raw ingredients, and how to pull all of those pieces together to a whole.”
Ira Nathaniel "Nate" Smith is an American drummer, composer, songwriter and producer.
While still in college, Nate was recruited by the great jazz singer Betty Carter to participate in her esteemed Jazz Ahead program, which has produced an impressive list of alumni including Jason Moran, Cyrus Chestnut, Jacky Terrason, and Casey Benjamin, among many others. After college, he was invited to continue his studies at Virginia Commonwealth University as a member of the Carpenter Fellowship Program. In graduate school he met and performed with the legendary jazz bassist and composer Dave Holland. He continued to perform occasionally with Dave over the next few years, finally joining his GRAMMY-award winning Quintet and Big Band in 2003. In early 2004, he joined saxophonist Chris Potter’s group Chris Potter Underground, and has since recorded three albums with the ensemble. Since then, he has gone on to play or record with an array of fantastic and diverse artists, including: Ravi Coltrane, Jose James, Nicholas Payton, John Pattituci, Adam Rogers, Regina Carter, Mark de Clive-Lowe and Lionel Loueke. In 2012, Mr. Smith did a 35-City US/Europe tour with pop songwriting legend Joe Jackson. He has appeared on The Today Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman and Conan. He was featured in the October 2012 issue of Modern Drummer magazine, and a full-length web interview with iDrum magazine.
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