Nate Light is a professional acoustic upright and electric bass player, 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 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, best known for his leading role as Will Schuester on the FOX television series "Glee". Nate also recently recorded bass on 13 tracks with ska legends The English Beat for their upcoming album "Here We Go Love," due for release in August, 2017. Additionally, you can catch Nate playing and "acting" on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, currently available on Netflix.
In addition to his performing and recording schedule, Nate is an active music educator. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Los Angeles City College, where he teaches courses in music business, music technology, and music theory, as well as applied bass lessons. He was previously on faculty at Cypress College and has been a guest lecturer at USC. He has also been an applied bass instructor at the South Pasadena Music Center & Conservatory and at Harvard-Westlake High School.
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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