Nathan Navarro is an internationally touring and recording bassist distinguished by his versatility and technical prowess. His open-minded approach to performance has afforded him opportunities to work with multi-platinum producers (Mike Clink, Sylvia Massy, Noel Golden, Danny Greenspoon), record with a host of incredible musicians (Devin Townsend, Steve Vai, Mike Keneally, Morgan Ågren, Chad Kroeger, Marco Minnemann, and others), and release under some of the most imaginative record labels (Insideout, CandyRat, Prosthetic). Nathan has created promotional content and consulted for many of the leading musical product manufacturers and retailers, including Fender, Peavey, Ernie Ball, Spector, Warwick, Thomann, ESP, Kiesel, Dingwall, NS Design, Mayones, Jim Dunlop, Source Audio, Electro-Harmonix, Eventide, Darkglass, Boss, Genzler Amplification, and others.
Below is a quick look into the early beginnings and what followed of Nathan's pursuit of music.
Born and raised in Southern California, Nathan began learning bass guitar at age fourteen.
He built his chops playing in the SoCal metal and jam scenes, while refining his ears playing in worship, jazz, and choir ensembles.
At eighteen, Nathan’s demonstrated talents in performance and composition earned him a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, from which he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Interdisciplinary Music Studies, focusing on performance, composition, and business. While at Berklee, Nathan continued playing worship, metal, and jazz while venturing into progressive metal and electronic music.
NN, JP Bouvet, Felix Martin
NN, Derek Song, Jonah Wei-Haas, Justin Conway
Also during this time, Nathan began posting videos and building an online following. The videos brought fans while simultaneously promoting his services as a bassist. This helped jump start Nathan's career as a professional musician, gaining attention from artists, producers, and companies interested in working together.
Sylvia Massy - RadioStar Sudios
Weed, California, USA
Nolly Getgood - Monnow Valley Studio
Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
Mike Clink - Les "Survivorman" Stroud Home Studio
Toronto, Ontario, CA
R&D w/ Source Audio - Q Division Studios
Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
"The Scenic Album" Sessions
As a freelance bassist collaborating with artists and manufacturers across the globe, Nathan’s influence stems from many platforms.
He has been featured on channels with a collective total of over 12 million YouTube subscribers, well over four million Facebook page followers, and his performance videos have amassed over 100 million total views. He has been featured in Gitarre Und Bass Magazine, NoTreble, Bass The World, ForBassPlayersOnly, and he has been a team member of Bass Players United since 2016. He toured over twenty countries in 2019, and was halfway through a full North American tour when the Covid-19 pandemic hit in March 2020.
SWG3 Galvanizers - Glasgow, Scotland
Roxy - Prague, Czech Republic with Devin Townsend
Asked about his future plans in music, Nathan says, "There are three things I love in this world: God, people, and art. I've been so blessed by each of these. I feel that my purpose is to live in a way that glorifies God and enriches the lives of others through music.
NN with his better half. :)