Nate Giroux is a saxophonist, composer, and educator in Upstate New York. He holds a B.M. in Jazz Studies and Performance from William Paterson University, as well as a B.M. and M.M. in Music Education from Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. In addition to playing regularly 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. 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, Paul Meyers, and Todd Coolman.
As an educator, Nate teaches K-12 music and has previously been on faculty at the Crane School of Music as a jazz instructor. He is an active clinician and master class presenter and has worked with students of the Empire State Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble, the Skidmore Jazz Institute, Signature Music Camp, and regional school jazz festivals.
In 2018, the Giroux Brothers recorded their first album together, What We Learn From The Trees. Featuring:
Nate Giroux, Tenor Sax & Clarinet
Tyler Giroux, Valve Trombone & Melodica
Luke Franco, Guitar
Dylan Perrillo, Bass
Matt Niedbalski, Drums
What We Learn From The Trees is available from all major online music retailers. You can also listen here in the playlist below!