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Nathan J Giroux

Nathan J Giroux

Title: Adjunct Instructor:Jazz Band
Department: Crane School of Music
Phone: (315) 267-2423
E-mail: girouxnj@potsdam.edu
Office: Bishop Hall C124
Webpage: https://www.nategiroux.com

Nate Giroux, saxophonist and clarinetist, is the director of the 2019-2020 Crane Jazz Band at SUNY Potsdam. He holds a B.M. in Jazz Studies and Performance from William Paterson University. In addition to playing over 1,000 engagements in New York's Capital Region, Nate has performed at many festivals across the Northeast, including the Detroit Jazz Festival, Burlington Jazz Festival, Pittsfield Jazz Festival, Villanova Jazz Festival, Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival, and the International Society for Improvised Music Conference, among others. He has also performed with some of today's most noted jazz icons, including Frank Wess, Maria Schneider, Bucky Pizzarelli, Mulgrew Miller, Steve Davis, Rich Perry, Scott Robinson, Brian Lynch, Joe Magnarelli, James Weidman, Steve LaSpina, Kevin Norton and Paul Meyers.

Nate is an active clinician and master class presenter. He has previously worked with students of the Empire State Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble, the Skidmore Jazz Institute, and the Signature Music Camp, along with many other appearances in Upstate NY public schools.

Nate continues to perform and record as both a leader and sideman. In 2016, Nate and his brother Tyler Giroux (graduate of the Crane School of Music & Frost School of Music in Miami) co-founded their band Giroux Brothers, playing new arrangements of jazz standards alongside their original music. To listen to the band or to find Nate's performance schedule, visit www.nategiroux.com.