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"Places to Go" CD review in
Plastic Sax Blog

About Nate Nall:

"Nate Nall travels directly to the hard bop territory currently occupied by the likes of his fellow trumpeters Sean Jones and Terell Stafford on the opening track of Places to Go, his debut album as a leader.  For the next 50 minutes, Nall, a product of Bobby Watson’s jazz program at UMKC, confidently plants a flag in a destination that almost certainly meets with Watson’s approval."

-Bill Brownlee (Plastic Sax Blog)


Interview about album "Places to Go" and details about Nate with Brass and Boujee Bandleader and Janelle Monae trombonist Marcus Lewis

David Basse Septet review in
"KC Metropolis" Online Arts Journal

About Nate Nall:

"...they gave the younger players a chance to really dig in and cut their teeth.  Trumpet player Nate Nall, a UMKC Conservatory graduate, was blowing on almost every chart, flowing from a rich bluesy style on “Blues Don’t Care” and easily into a hard bop with dexterity on Charlie Parker’s chart “Segment.”

-Jessica E. Riggins (KC Metropolis)

About Nate Nall:

"One of the next generation's more promising names: trumpeter Nate Nall. With a style rooted in swing, he can prod and poke around a song's edges and then light a room with fiery excitement."-Larry Kopitnik (The Pitch Magazine)​

Trumpet Winner Nate Nall
Jazz Ambassador Magazine (JAM)
April-May 2016 Issue

Congratulations to Nate Nall, who came in second at the National Trumpet Competition at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. This is one of two major trumpet competitions in the U.S. Nall placed in the jazz division. Requirements are that entrants be 15 to 30 years of age and enrolled in an American school. Nall is in his last semester at UMKC. He can be heard each month with his own ensemble at the Westport Coffee House and weekly with the New Jazz Order Big Band and the Foundation 627 Big Band (both at the Green Lady Lounge). The other major trumpet competition is the Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Guild Competition, where last year Hermon Mehari was a winner. Maybe we should just start calling Kansas City “Trumpet Town.”

Jazz Times:
Nall to Participate in 2014 Kennedy Center
Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead Program 

"For nearly two weeks these artists will engage in intense training in performance, composing and arranging led by Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz and Residency Director Jason Moran, and a faculty comprised of renowned jazz artists including pianist Marc Cary, trumpeter Peven Everett, saxophonist Craig Handy, vocalist Carmen Lundy, bassist Tarus Mateen, and percussionist Nate Smith..."

"Participants include:
Trumpeters: Jordan Gheen, Nathan Nall"

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