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Nate Light
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  • Nate Light

    Instrument
    Electric Bass, Upright Bass
    Genre
    Ska, Punk, Rock, Jazz, Rockabilly, Bluegrass
    Strings
    M7200 Pressurewounds, M3045 Bass Boomers, M3050 Precision Flats

    Nate Light is a professional upright and electric bassist, music producer, and music professor, based in Los Angeles, CA. He's known as one of a handful of working bassists in town who can truly cover any gig; whether he's speed-picking his way through punk rock tunes, laying it down in an acoustic jazz trio, or sawing away on low notes in an orchestra, Nate is right at home.

    Nate currently plays bass with the legendary OC ska outfit, Save Ferris, as well as for recording artist, television actor, and broadway star, Matthew Morrison, best known for his leading role on the FOX television series Glee. You can check out Nate's recorded work on the newly released album, "Here We Go Love," by 2-tone luminaries, The English Beat. Additionally, you can catch him playing - and "acting" - on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, currently available on Netflix.

    Nate’s previous performing and recording credits include Das Klown, Hed P.E., Michael “Miguel” Happoldt (Sublime/LBDAS), The Fenians, The Long Beach Jazz Quartet, Rose’s Pawn Shop, Free Flight, J.R. Rotem, Bleu, Nancy & Beth (Megan Mullally), The Janks, The Record Company, The Diamond Light, Kenny G, Mike Garson, Bob Mintzer, Alan Pasqua, Ikey Owens, Ernie Andrews, Peter Erskine, Gregg Field, Angel Luis Figueroa, Roy McCurdy, Ron McCurdy, Barbara Morrison, Stanton Moore, Jack Maness (Sublime/LBDAS), Debbie Gibson, Nick Offerman, Kotomi, Philieano, Andrea Marcovicci, Jason Alexander, Jan Daley, Brad Ellis, Joel Grey, Rich Little, and Sally Struthers, among others. He has performed live on national television shows including The Tonight Show, The Today Show, The View, The Talk, and Good Morning America.

    In addition to his busy performing schedule, Nate is a key player in the Los Angeles music education community. He is currently Assistant Professor of music at Los Angeles City College, where he teaches courses in music business, music technology, music history, and music theory, as well as applied bass lessons. He was previously an adjunct professor at Cypress College and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California.

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