Bassist, Nate Levin, of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, began studying guitar and electric bass at age 13. Described by the Oberlin Review as having “high-quality musicianship” and creating “chest vibrating bass-lines,” Nate has performed professionally in rock clubs, private parties, concert halls and churches. He has recorded and performed with various metal, classic rock, punk, pop, funk, blues, r&b and jazz ensembles. His primary influences include Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, James Jamerson and Paul Chambers. Currently, Nate teaches electric bass lessons at the Oberlin College Conservatory. Also a classically trained double bassist, Nate was a member of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony and Pennsylvania Music Educators Association State Orchestras. Nate’s current studies are with Peter Dominguez and Tom Sperl, Professors of Jazz and Classical Double Bass at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Nate has been featured in the conservatory’s Wind and Contemporary Music Ensembles on electric bass and will graduate in Spring 2008 with a BA in Music Performance. Nate is a graduate of the Berklee Summer Basslines program, where he studied with famed bassists and educators Bruce Gertz, and Joe Santerre. Nate is also proficient on guitar, drums, and tuba. In addition to being a versatile performer, Nate has several years of music industry experience working as a booking and tour agent, ensemble manager and concert producer. He has worked for the Oberlin Conservatory, the Eastern Music Festival, and the Grammy-winning Manchester Craftsman’s Guild Jazz Department. After graduating from Oberlin in Spring 2008, Nate plans to relocate to Chicago, Il. to further pursue his musical passion.

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Member since:
Apr 25 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
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Paul McCartney, James Jamerson, Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle