Nate Radley

Associate Professor
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Born in Concord, New Hampshire, Nate Radley attended Berklee's Five-Week summer program while in high school and has since embarked on a career that has included performances around the world with some of the leading artists in jazz and contemporary music. Radley has been described by the New York Times as a “perceptive young guitarist with an introspective but assertive style,” and by the New York City Jazz Record as “one of the tastiest and most consistent players on the scene.” His recorded output includes five recordings as a solo artist, over 40 recordings as a side person with other artists, and placements of his music on major networks including HBO. His musical interests range from jazz, country, and blues to rock and 20th century classical composition.

  • ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, 2004
In Their Own Words

"I want students to come away from my lessons better able to communicate their own musical ideas in whatever medium they choose to work, whether that is a jazz improvisor, film composer, music producer, or whatever other outlets they pursue. I want my students to achieve the greatest fluency possible in being able to translate the ideas they hear in their heads into sound, to have fun doing so, and thereby increase their love of music and connection to the world of sound!"

"As a solo artist I have tried to maintain a connection to certain musical ideas that I feel are personal to me, but the truth of the matter is that I like a lot of different styles of music and have been fortunate to play in a lot of different types of projects. Having worked with jazz artists, classical composers, singer-songwriters, folk musicians of different backgrounds, film/TV composers, and many others has given me some tools to relate to musicians of a variety of different backgrounds. This has helped me as a teacher relate to all the exciting influences that my students bring into our lessons."