Nathaniel is a string instrumentalist and songleader who cherishes the sounds of people singing together. He has been the music director for Wilderness Torah, High Holiday services through Ohel Moed, and local wedding band Shamati and can be found bringing music to services and weddings throughout the Bay Area. Nathaniel has also been the fiddle player for a number of bands including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The WIldbirds, Moshav Band, and Craig Taubman.
"We had so much fun planning the live music portion [of our wedding]with Nathaniel... He adapted to our requests and wishes with enthusiasm and grace, reassuring us at each phase of the process... One of the best parts of what Nathaniel brought to our wedding was his energy and excitement...he got every single person up and dancing for the BEST Hora we have ever danced... not a single person was in their seats! It was so much fun. We've never danced so much in our lives!...The way Nathaniel closed out the night was beautiful....The venue made Nathaniel cut off the music (it was time to go!), and we were resigning ourselves to that truly being the end, but instead, Nathaniel hit the power and and walked towards the dancefloor for an accoustic song. And how cool of a moment was it when all of our remaining guests spontaneously gathered into a circle..and sang.. as we danced to our last, beautiful song. We will remember that moment for the rest of our lives...The music Nathaniel brought to our most important day was the best we could have asked for."
-Maia and Garry (December, 2014)