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Ira Nathaniel "Nate" Smith  Drummer, Composer, 2x GRAMMY nominee. BOOKING:

#tbt Throwing it all the way back to last week lol. This was so much fun! @berkleecollege
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@natesmithdrums getting that crowd participation tonight #drums #berkleecollegeofmusic #natesmith




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Remembering Sister Rosetta Tharpe, gone 45 years today. When she was asked about music in the late 1960s, she said, "Oh, these kids and rock and roll — that is just sped up rhythm and blues. I've been doing that forever."

M E M P H I S 🔥🔥🔥 Surpriiiiiiise.... Coming to see you guys tomorrow!
@memphofest ALL STAR JAM
Really looking forward to this! See you there 🙏🏿

THANK YOU @berkleecollege and @zildjiancompany for an amazing residency - THANK YOU Takeshi, Randy, Fima and Jaleel for an amazing concert. I’m so grateful. 📸 @jmudrums

It’s going down!

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TONIGHT at 8:00pm | Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Concert with Nate Smith. He and his band KINFOLK will perform selections from his Grammy-nominated album.
Tickets at

#berkleecollegeofmusic #natesmith #drums #jazz #rnb #berklee #concert

Day one was amazing. Thanks to all the students who came thru with such thoughtful and engaged questions. 🙏🏿 more to come 📸 @dailyzildjian @jmudrums

BOSTON 🙏🏿🙏🏿 This Wed, Thurs + Fri (Oct 3-5) I’ll be at @berkleecollege as the @zildjiancompany artist in residence - Friday night KINFOLK will play at the BPC - go to my story and swipe up for tix!

October is a busy month - looking forward to sharing the music!

October 3-5 @berkleecollege @zildjiancompany Artist-in-Residence
Oct 5: Berklee Performance Center w KINFOLK

Oct 10: @librarycongress , Washington DC w Danilo Perez, Chris Potter, Avishai Cohen and Larry Grenadier
Oct 11-13: @jazzstandard , NYC w Danilo Peréz, Chris Potter, Avishai Cohen and Larry Grenadier
Oct 14: @sfjazz w Danilo Peréz, Chris Potter, Avishai Cohen and Larry Grenadier
Oct 19: @jeffersoncenterroanoke , Roanoke VA w José James
Oct 20: @thehamiltondc , Washington DC w José James

Oct 26: @highlineballroom NYC w José James: Lean On Me (album release show)

for tix and info: 📸 - Takeshi Ohbayashi 大林武司 🙏🏿


José James LEAN ON ME
Available everywhere today.
Super proud to be a part of @josejamesmusic new project. It’s been a labor of love and i couldn’t be happier for him.

Shout out to Laura Hanifin for the POCKET CHANGE cover !

Nate Smith


available NOW

Link in BIO 🙏🏿

So incredibly proud of my bro @josejamesmusic and thrilled to be a part of this amazing record. Thank you for the opportunity, brother. Major shoutout to @donwas for the very kind words 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 #Repost @josejamesmusic (@get_repost)
6 days until Lean On Me!!! One of the biggest highlights of recording the album at Capitol was working my my good friend "The Legendary" @natesmithdrums. Beyond his skills as a master drummer and percussionist, Nate is a gifted composer and bandleader as well, so he really brought an amazing sense of dynamic and firm to Bill's music. It was a unique challenge to both pay tribute to and to transform the timeless beats that James Gadson created for Bill Withers. Nate did all that and more, bringing his deep love of tradition to his encyclopedic knowledge of hip-hop beats. The result is pure magic and it was a honor to share the mic with him.
Lean On Me is avail now for pre-order for vinyl, digital and CD * LINK IN BIO*
🎥: @josephdigiovanna

Exceedingly grateful to everyone who came out last night, and to Graham Russell + the team at @grdrums for the wonderful work he’s doing with the shop and the music community. BIG shout out to Russ Gleason for making it happen - many thanks to the attendees for asking such keen and insightful questions and listening to me babble. Hope to see you all again soon 🙏🏿 #Repost @grdrums (@get_repost)
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who came out to Turner Sims last night to witness one of the greatest drummers on the planet do his thing and talk so beautifully about his craft and his journey through music.

Nate Smith's continued contribution to the world of music is simply astounding, he is in the midst of creating a legacy which will undoubtedly be marvelled at for many, many years to come. Above all, Nate is a beautiful person who is a joy to be around. Just an amazing energy about him!

We were completely thrilled & humbled that Nate was able to take the time out of his unbelievable schedule to be with us yesterday. Thank you, Nate!
Of course, events like these would just not be possible without the support of the incredible GRD drumming community- thank you to all of you!

Before the evening event yesterday, 12 lucky drummers took part in a daytime Masterclass with Nate, an experience which they will never forget. Here they are with Nate (plus Sam & Russ)... More photos coming soon!

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