Friday, July 16, 2010



Nate Pruitt is a local Jazz Vocalist that I  had the pleasure of meeting some years ago, when my husband was performing together with Nate at Club Garden City, the former jazz hub of San Jose. Nate is acclaimed to be the finest jazz scatting vocalist on the west coast, after hearing him perform in person I truly believe it. Nate is known for his trade mark deep Southern yodel. Nate met guitarist Rick Vandivier when he was performing at Club Garden City and formed the duo Primary Colors. This duo often featuring great musician throughout the bay area, one that comes to mind is drummer Bryant Mills.

Nate also has recorded on Steve Czarnecki Soul Jazz Quintet in 1997, Soul Rendezvous in 2001,  with A little Night music Late One Night in 1983 and Sitting Ducks in 1984. Nate’s music has been featured in  movies The Lost Man with Sidney Poitier and Mad City with John Travolta and Dustin Hoffman. Nate has appeared at the Monterey Jazz & Blues Festival.

Nate loves and shares is music with his students, he teaches at Gavilan college in Gilroy. He also teaches privately as well. Nate lives in Morgan Hill if your lucky and you happened to be in Morgan Hill at D’Vine Jazz & Wine you might catch Primary Colors. Nate Pruitt one of the best jazz vocalist of our time.

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