Nate West provides music that is soothing, relaxing, uplifting, for Weddings, Cocktail hours, Corporate events, Holiday Partys, Birthday Partys, and just about any occasion that needs background music or Entertainment.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
You will get a person who is a professional with all of the details, from the first email contact until the last note is played. I have a very laid back personality and I'm pretty flexible with accommodating what's needed for the event. I feel have I been given a gift to play music that is uplifting, relaxing, smooth, and passionate. Feel the experience when I play 4 U!
Who is Nate West? He is a worshipper, musician, songwriter, composer, Husband, father and devoted friend.
Coming from a musical family, Nate West exemplifies the meaning of his name, gift of God. Nate's Saxophone voice has developed over the years into a desirably rich, earthy and robust sound. His unique musical style and tone have evolved from listening to mentors such as that of Grover Washington Jr, David Sanborn, Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Everette Harp, and many others. His Gospel roots are most likely why you will hear a lot of soulful expressions in his playing. He’s telling a story about how good God is.
Some would say his sax sounds as if he singing words as opposed to just playing notes and melodies. You won’t hear a lot of flashy, fast saxophone technique as you sometimes hear from some modern- day saxophonist. But, what you will hear are very selective, expressive notes that say something to your spirit, soul, & body. Nate says he wants his listeners to experience the emotions he’s feeling at any given moment. Nate showcases his God-given talents on and off the stage, which he has auspiciously shared the stage with Najee, Fred Hammond and the Father of Gospel Jazz, Ben Tankard to name a few.
Nate has just finished his 2nd CD project titled “Uninhibited” and it will be released November 9th, 2018 on all media outlets. Uninhibited is an eclectic mix of Jazz, Gospel, funk, Reggae, Praise and Worship, R&B, and soul. On this project, Nate solicited help from some notable artist such as World-renown, multi-instrumentalist Saxophonist Gerald Albright, who played bass on a funky track Nate wrote as a tribute to him as one of his main influences. That track is titled appropriately, ME & “G”. Other notables, are Walter Beasley, and Pieces of a Dreams Bassist Dave Dyson laying down a funky bass line on the title cut “Uninhibited”. Rounding out the notable guess artist is former Ledisi Musical Director keyboardist Anthony Walker, who is featured on several tracks.
Additional Booking Notes
All I need is one outlet, a small area 5' x 5' for me and at least 2 saxophones, maybe all three, and a small table for the mixing unit. A place to set up two speakers at least 8ft apart on each side of me.
Never can say goodbye, (Michael Jackson)
Winelight (Grover Washington Jr.)
Love (Kirk Franklin)
Been so Long (Anita Baker)
People make the world go around. (several artists)
I forgive you (Rachelle Farrel)
Influences & Inspiration
Saxophonist: Grover Washington Jr, Gerald Albright, David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum, Everette Harp, Alex Han.
Pianist: George Duke, Ramsey Lewis, Jeff Lorber, Chick Corea.
Bands and individuals: Marcus Miller band, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Anita Baker, Patti Label, Luther Vandross, Snarky Puppy, Funky Knuckles.
Small table, One Outlet, Room for PA System if needed.
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