Is an artist in the New York City jazz scene. Raised just outside of Pittsburgh, it is there that he got his introduction to jazz music. Nathan had an affinity for music from an early age, which manifested itself in his participating in marching percussion. Thanks to a twist of fate he was introduced to the vibraphone while performing in these groups. His future became clear after being exposed to the music of Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson and Stefon Harris but his greatest influence came from producer, recording artist and professor at Juilliard, Mark Sherman.