Vancouver based keyboardist Nathan Shubert’s love for music runs quite deep indeed. Having grown up in a musical household – the son of a classical trombonist – Nathan was exposed to a wide variety of music from a young age. His first-hand active musical experience began when he learnt piano at age 12, and has included performing traditional Irish music on guitar, klezmer music on accordion, studying jazz piano with George Essihos, and eventually attending Vancouver Island University to study jazz piano. Nathan studied jazz performance for two years at VIU, as well as an additional year at Vancouver Community College. In the process Nathan caught the vintage keys and synth bug, and spends a lot of time playing country, blues and rock Hammond organ, Rhodes, Wurlitzer and synth – as well as jazz piano.
Nathan currently studies jazz piano with Bob Murphy, plays keys with Minto and White Ash Falls, and can be spotted filling in on gigs and recordings for various artists. If you think my playing could help out your project, please give me a shout.