Nate Giroux is a saxophonist, clarinetist, and 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, Paul Meyers, and Todd Coolman.
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 co-founded their band Giroux Brothers, playing new arrangements of jazz standards alongside their original music. Click here to preview and purchase their album "What We Learn From The Trees"!
2020 is a fun one, eh?