Nate Light is a professional acoustic upright and electric bass player based in Los Angeles, CA. He's 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 a jazz big band, or sawing away on low notes in the bass section of an orchestra, Nate is right at home.
Nate is currently the bassist for recording artist and actor Matthew Morrison, who is perhaps best known for his leading role as Will Schuester on the FOX television series "Glee". Nate also leads his own straight-ahead jazz trio, aptly titled The Nate Light Trio. The group -- which features pianist Sam Hirsh and drummer Iajhi Hampden -- performs every Monday night at Ye Rustic Inn in Los Feliz. Nate is also member one of L.A.'s finest independent rock'n'roll outfits, The Janks. The group is currently working on an EP, due for release in August, 2014.
In addition to performing over 250 live shows annually, Nate maintains an active schedule as a session musician, playing on numerous independent albums and commercial tracks each year. He is also an enthusiastic music educator and is currently on faculty at Cypress College, where he teaches History of Rock, Electric Bass, and Applied Bass. Nate is also a singer/songwriter and composer for film and television, and recently co-composed several tracks placed on the FOX television series The Bachelor.
Nate studied music at Humboldt State University and later at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he received his Bachelor of Music Degree with a double major in Classical Performance and Jazz Studies on a full-tuition scholarship. He additionally holds a Master of Music degree with a major in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.
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