Known simply as NJOB, Nate Jones On Bass has become the bass-player-in-demand for the most recognized names in the music industry. Sharing the stage with many industry icons who will attest to his strong musical capabilities, his most noteworthy performances include television appearances on BET, Jimmy Kimmel Live, VH1’s Save The Music, and the Billboard Music Awards. Nate has also graced the big screen with his bass in the film Cadillac Records, which featured Beyonce Knowles, Gabrielle Union and Cedric the Entertainer, among other Hollywood talent.

Nate’s love affair with the bass began at a young age. He developed his technique with formal training at the Bloomingdale School of Music in New York, where he played with the jazz band and gospel choir. He pursued his higher education at the distinguished State University of New York at Purchase and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Performance. While his refined talent has merited him gigs all around the globe, Nate’s genius does not stop at the limelight of the stage; he also scores for films and television, produces live shows and albums for a myriad of independent artists, and has served as musical director for various bands ranging from straight ahead jazz to R&B, Soul and hip-hop.

Nate has a vast repertoire and is well-versed in all genres of music. He remains competitive in his trade by constantly reinventing his sound, evolving as a producer and entertainment executive, and expanding the “NJOB” brand into a recognizable enterprise. Nate’s musical dexterity, heart and relentless determination make him an indispensable asset to the music industry, and his passion for creating innovative music always leaves his audience craving the Nate Jones On Bass experience!

State University of New York at Purchase – Purchase, NY (1996-2000)
BFA, Jazz Performance

Bloomingdale School of Music – New York, NY (1993-1996)


Albertina Walker
Ali “Ollie” Woodson
Alvin Slaughter
Angie Stone
Barry Harris
Bobby Brown
Busta Rhymes
Chuck Brown
Donald Lawrence
Donnie McClurkin
Doug E. Fresh
Dr. Bobby Jones
DrakeEarth, Wind & Fire
Eric Benet
Gym Class Heroes
Hezekiah Walker
J. Cole
Jaguar Wright
James Hall
John Faddis
John Legend
John P. Kee
Karen BriggsKaren Clarke Sheard
Kindred the Family Soul
LaShun Pace
Leela James
Lil Louis
Lil Wayne
Malcolm Jamal Warner
Marcus Miller
Mark Whitfield
Melanie Smith
Mike Phillips
Montel Williams
Rael Wesley Grant
Raheem DeVaughn
Rashan Patterson
Robert Glasper
Rodney Jerkins
Roy Hargrove
Steely Dan
Stephanie Mills
Stevie Wonder
T.C. Carson
Teena Marie
The Game
Todd Coolman
Trey Songz
Vivian Green
Wynton Marsalis



Ne-Yo UK Tour 2011
Usher OMG Tour
Passion, Pain & Pleasure Tour w/ Trey Songz & Monica
BET 106 & Park Live Tour w/ Trey Songz, Mario & Day 26
BMW Pop Jazz Live Tour w/ Mike Phillips
Jay-Z BP3 Tour w/ Trey Songz
John Legend – Show Me Tour
Estelle – European Promo Tour
JYP Tour, Korea
Lyfe Jennings – Baby I’m A Star Tour
Lyfe Jennings – Lyfe Experience Tour
The Roots & Gym Class Hero Tour w/ Estelle
Wyclef Jean – Support Tour


The Wendy Williams Show
The View
2011 BET Honors
MTV Unplugged
 w/ Trey Songz
Trey Songz: My Moment – BET Reality Series
BET Awards
BET – The Bobby Jones Birthday Celebration
BET 106 & Park – Lyfe Experience Tour
BET Jazz w/ Mike Phillips
BET Minority Report Comedy Show w/ Joe Clare
Golden Globe & Grammy Nominated Film Cadillac Records, as Etta James’ Recording Group
Cancer Awareness Walk, Times Square, NY
Centric – Lyric Cafe w/ Eric Benet & Mike Phillips
Early Morning Show, NY w/ Emily King
Jerry Lewis Telethon, New York
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel w/ Lyfe Jennings
Madison Square Garden Live w/ JYP
MBK Entertainment Open Mic, New York
MKMF Award Show, Korea w/ JYP
Montreal Gospel Festival, Montreal, Canada
MTV Awards
MTV Day, Italy w/ Estelle
Nationwide Mercury Awards w/ Estelle
Sundance Film Festival – The Lyfe Experience Tour
Tartatata French TV w/ Estelle
The National Day of Prayer – The Word Channel
V Festival, London w/ Estelle
VH1 Save The Music w/ Mike Phillips
Vodafone Live Music Awards, London w/ Estelle
WGNTV Chicago’s WB, Morning Show – Lyfe Experience Tour


Barry Harris, Improvisational Class – 2004
John Faddis, SUNY Purchase – Ongoing
Todd Coolman, SUNY Purchase – Ongoing
Rael Wesley Grant, Private Study – Ongoing
Victor Wooten Workshop, Bass Collective – Ongoing
Buddy Booker, Private Study – Ongoing