My name is Nathaniel, and I am a diverse percussionist and keyboardist in the DMV area.
I have a degree in Music from Stetson University (2006).
Here are some groups I currently work with:
Waterside Vibes - a quartet led by myself playing jazz, funk, some gospel, and much more.
Crush Funk Brass - a New Orleans inspired DC brass band (quartet and quintet available), playing
everything from Stevie Wonder to Ed Sheeran to "Just a closer walk with thee"
The CB3's - an exciting jazz organ group, performing favorite standards and not-so-covered jazz number.
Also, I am a worship leader at my church and am available to minister with my group, "Blessings Flow".
Hope to hear from you!
We reached out to Nathaniel to have a professional drummer come speak to our inner city kids at our school, as some students had expressed interest in becoming a professional drummer. I asked Nathaniel to not sugar coat anything, to talk about the harsh realities of being a musician, and to encourage them in the importance of doing well in math and english. He arrived early to set up his drums, was great with the kids, brought them up on stage to show them a few things, and was able to eloquently speak about the "other side" of being a musician, and even incorporated a math lesson as to what his hourly rate ends up being, after figuring in the practices, the travel to the events, etc. He was able to keep the students engaged for over an hour, which is quite a feat given the attention span of our students! We had lined up a number of people to speak to the kids based on what they said they wanted to be when they grow up. Nathaniel was by far the best, and he was tenacious. Even we switched the schedule multiple times on him, he was still eager to make any necessary adjustments to his schedule so he could do this. We are deeply grateful, and ended up paying him twice his asking price because we were so pleased with him, which is saying a lot, considering our school is inner city, and none of our teachers are paid. Needless to say, we will be incorporating him into our school program at least 4 times a year going forward and would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone.
This additional post corrects the typo in my first review.
Nathaniel did a great job playing with the band. He was reliable, great rhythm, professional, arrived very early to the job, had great communication, super flexible and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!
Response from Nathaniel Aguilar:
Thank you Asher! It was amazing to work with Fiddlers Dream, I hope we can work together again in the future!
Nathaniel Aguilar is an accomplished and versatile musician. The gig required him to accompany amateur singers in an extensive 1920's concert and he performed this with ease. He prepared extremely well for the rehearsal and was flexible throughout the rehearsal and performance. He was punctual and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend Nathaniel. He is an excellent drummer and a joy to perform with.
Response from Nathaniel Aguilar:
It was a pleasure working with you and the rest of the singers, Cait! Thank you for hiring me and I hope we can work again in the future! That was a fun gig!
Price Range: $200 and up
What to Expect
When you hire me or my group, you can expect the highest level of musicality and professionalism as possible. I arrive early and stay in communication to ensure the smoothest event. I want your event to be a success, so go ahead - let me know what songs you want, in what style, what color suite you need us to wear. And I know things such as - always load in at the loading dock! I am here at your service and can arrange a variety of groups (not just a solo act!).
Nathaniel Aguilar is a diverse percussionist and keyboardist performer, educator, and composer in the DMV area. Nathaniel starting playing drums 11, and eventually piano and mallets. He went on to earn his degree in Music from Stetson University. He plays drums for Crush Funk Brass and also has his own group, Waterside Vibes. Also, he is co-founder and music director for local gospel/CCM group, Blessings Flow. Nathaniel’s influences are wide; Bernard Purdie, Billy Higgins, Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Jimmy Smith, Andraé Crouch, Chopin, Aphex Twin, Carlos Jobim, just to name a few. He hopes to one day travel the world and play music wherever it will take him. Recent accomplishments include opening for Galactic with Aztec Sun (percussion) and performing at Muriel Bowser’s Inaugural Ball in DC at the Anthem. Nathaniel has also played in a variety groups who opened for Third Day, Sum 41, Paleface, Lymbic System, Nelly’s Echo, and many more.
He also is a Praise and Worship Leader at his church in Rockville, Maryland. Additonally, Nathaniel is currently working on his first instructional drum set book.
Upcoming Booked Events
|September 28, 2019 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Crush Funk Brass, Camelot Crosswinds|
Past Booked Events
|May 13, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Washington English Center, Gala Event|
|May 01, 2019 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Crush Funk Brass, NW, DC|
|March 31, 2019 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Crush Funk Brass, Annapolis, MD|
|February 21, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Waterside Vibes at Vicino's|
|December 31, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Crush Funk Brass at Songbyrd Cafe|
|December 22, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Holiday Party|
|December 21, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Crush Funk Brass, Seasons and Sessions|
|December 20, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||NCI Holiday lunch, This Izmirlian Ensemble|
|December 15, 2018 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Harmonium Holiday Party, Omni Shoreham|
|December 13, 2018 • 5:00pm - 9:30pm||Booz Allen Hamiliton Party, VA|
|December 08, 2018 • 5:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding, DJ/Percussion Fusion|
|December 08, 2018 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Crush Funk Brass, Brookland Market|
|December 07, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Private Event, Piano|
|December 02, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Los Caribbeat, DC Holiday Market|
|November 30, 2018 • 8:30pm - 10:30pm||Jazz Trio at Ten Tigers Parlour|
|November 18, 2018 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Shrek Musical|
|November 17, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Shrek Musical|
|November 16, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Shrek Musical|
|November 12, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Veterdays Day, Maryland Military Band|
|November 11, 2018 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Shrek Musical|
|November 10, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Shrek Musical|
|November 09, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Shrek Musical|
|November 04, 2018 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||As You Like it, Keegan Theatre|
|November 03, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Crazy for You, Timonium|
|October 28, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Palisades Firehouse, Crush Funk Brass|
|October 10, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Twins Jazz, This Izmirlian Ensemble|
|September 29, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Art All Night, Crush Funk Brass|
|September 29, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Crush Funk Brass, Wedding|
|September 28, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Rocklands Winery, Jazz Piano|
|September 15, 2018 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Crush Funk Brass, Wedding|
|September 15, 2018 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Crush Funk Brass at Glover Park Day|
|September 09, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Imperial Cornet Band, Catonsville MD|
|September 01, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Wedding with Crush Funk Brass|
|August 26, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Private Event with Crush Funk Brass|
|August 18, 2018 • 6:15pm - 7:15pm||Arlington County Fair, Crush Funk|
|August 17, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Crush Funk at the Wharf DC|
|August 05, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Maryland Military Band in Bel Air, MD|
|July 21, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Boundary Stone with Beat Corridor|
|July 11, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Crush Funk Brass @ New Deal cafe|
|June 15, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Olympus Condos, Kim Reynolds Quartet|
|June 01, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Fundraiser Event with Parnaz Partovi and Shahin|
|May 31, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||School Assembly|
|May 27, 2018 • 9:00pm - 9:45pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 26, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Concert|
|May 22, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Washington English Center, Gala Event|
|May 04, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:30pm||Haydee's Restaurant with Los Caribbeat|
|May 03, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Imperial Cornet Band at Saudi Arabia Embassy|
|April 19, 2018–April 21, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Hello, Dolly! at Rockville Musical Theater|
|March 28, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|March 17, 2018–March 18, 2018 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Imperial Cornet Band, Jamestown, VA|
|February 17, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||private event - jazz piano|
|February 10, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Fundraiser|
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