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Nate Najar – Under Paris Skies

Under Paris SkiesGuitarist Nate Najar is emerging as one of this decade’s finest modern jazz exponents. He is a player who uses a distinctive technique to convey his artistic prowess- not many artists play acoustic classical guitar with right hand classical technique, yet it is the perfect choice for Najar’s comprehensive approach. Not restricted to single notes or chords, Nate seamlessly weaves melody, harmony and rhythmic freedom. The result is music that is swinging, emotional, inventive and interesting.

Continuing to perform at major venues and festivals across the entire globe, Nate’s latest album, Under Paris Skies was released in 2018 on Woodward Avenue Records. Rick Andersen of the All Music Guide called Nate “one of the most consistently interesting and stylish young guitarists on the jazz scene….” Becky Byrd, wife of the late guitarist Charlie Byrd says it best: “There is no doubt that there is a piece of Charlie’s soul in Nate’s mind, heart and fingers.

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Various Artists – 9 Mile Road

9MileRoad9 Mile Road is a great compilation album which features an array of successful singles from current Woodward Avenue Records recording artists as well as our new recording artists on the label. This album is truly a multi-genre treat that reflects the way most people like to listen to music. Different artists and different sounds, but all great music. Artists featured on the album are Paul Brown, Jonathan Fritzen, Andre Delano, Joey Navarro, Tierra, Grace Kelly, Nate Najar, Michael J. Thomas, Melba Moore, Orrick Ewing, Sara Wasserman and “313 The D.”

Track Listing
1. Help Yourself (vocal) – Andre Delano
2. The Funky Joint – Paul Brown
3. Sweet Sweet Baby – Grace Kelly
4. “313 The D” – Detroit 141
5. Strawberry Moon – Joey Navarro
6. On My Own – David Lukens
7. Midnight Groove – Nate Najar
8. Groove Me – Nate Najar feat. Melba Moore
9. SWAG – Orrick Ewing
10. I Think About Amy – Michael J. Thomas
11. Friday Night – Jonathan Fritzen
12. Love Sneakin’ Up On You – Nate Najar feat. Sara Wasserman
13. Take You There – Tierra
14. Help Yourself (instrumental) – Andre Delano

Nate Najar – Until Now

Florida guitarist Nate Najar blends his classical background with funky, hot groovin’ licks born out of his passion for all music. Nate considers himself a product of classical, R&B, Soul, Gospel, Jazz, Latin and many other styles. Says Najar, “I’m trying to use all of my musical experiences to create my sound.”

Considered one of the most interesting and stylish young guitarists on the jazz scene, Nate Najar has finally arrived as a legitimate Smooth Jazz solo artist. He has performed with traditional jazz artists like, Clark Terry, Ken Peplowski Ray Kennedy, and many others. A personal and professional achievement, Nate has also shared the stage numerous times with the Joe Byrd Trio, to pay tribute to the late Charlie Byrd, who has been one of the biggest influences on Nate’s style.

Nate Najar performs regularly with a growing list of Smooth Jazz artists including Eric Darius, Jackiem Joyner, Brian Simpson and Marion Meadows, just to name a few. Musicians love Nate’s ability to take the lead as a soloist, and at the same time be a strong accompanist.

In fall 2009, Nate debuted his first Smooth Jazz CD, Until Now. The new CD features a jazzy, yet classical version of the Michael Jackson classic, Human Nature. Until Now has a blend of Smooth Jazz cuts that mix the many styles that have shaped Nate Najar as a solo artist.

Until Now is Nate’s fourth solo CD. Other recordings include, Live At the Side Door, Christmas with the Nate Najar Trio and The Nate Najar Trio – I’m All Smiles. Nate proudly plays Buscarino Guitars. For more information about Nate Najar or booking, visit www.natenajar.com. The album just arrived at CDBaby.