Nate Kimball -][- WARRIOR’S JOURNEY –Mp3– [TNC Recordings, 2012]
Nate Kimball, a 27-year-old Las Vegas native, is a Graduate of the Downbeat Award-Winning UNLV Jazz Program with dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Jazz Trombone Performance and Jazz Composition. In addition to currently studying at UNLV for his Master’s degree in Jazz Composition, Nate Kimball performs full-time as trombonist and back-up bassist with Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity show at the New York New York Hotel and Casino.
Recently, Nate was the winner of the 2010 ITA J.J. Johnson Jazz Competition. Nate has been playing gigs in Las Vegas since the age of 16, where his first gig was a wedding reception with a Wayne Newton impersonator in a seedy hotel in Laughlin, Nevada. As the years went on, Nate continued to slowly climb up the rungs before landing a steady gig, at the age of 21, with the Las Vegas Classic Jazz Band, a six-piece traditional Dixieland jazz band located in the Gold Coast casino that performed five days a week, six sets a day. Three years thereafter, Nate accepted the job he currently holds today.
As a freelance artist, Nate has had the privilege of working nearly every venue Las Vegas has to offer while working alongside artists and groups such as Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, The Count Basie Orchestra, Jessica Simpson, Royal Crown Revue, The Impressions, Gene Pitney, Eddie Holman, and Gladys Knight, among many others. In addition, Nate worked on many of Las Vegas’s headlining and visiting shows including Donny & Marie, Manhattan Transfer, Tommy Tune, Marvin Hamlisch, Ben Vereen, The Producers, Poker: The Musical, The Rat Pack Show, and Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns. Nate’s experiences as a jazz performer have allowed him to share the stage with many prominent jazz entities as the late Carl Fontana, Bobby Shew, George Garzone, John Allred, Bob Florence, Elliot Mason, Andy Hunter, Harry Waters, Ruth Brown, Jim Pugh, Bill Richenbach, and Peter Erskine. -[Excerpt | Biography]-
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