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January 29, 2021

UC Santa Barbara Continuing Lecturer Dr. Jon Nathan performed in Opera Santa Barbara and the Lobero Theatre’s “Staying Home for Christmas” Holiday Concert, which was recorded live on the Lobero Theatre Stage and made available to view online from December 23-26, 2020. Hosted by Opera Santa Barbara Artistic and General Director Kostis Protopapas and Lobero Theatre Executive Director David Asbell, the free concert featured performances by favorite artists from across Santa Barbara’s rich musical scene, including baritone Alexander Elliott, sopranos Jana McIntyre and Audrey Yoder, the Nelsen family (Nina, Jeff, and Rhys), Tom Ball, Cantor Mark Childs, Dave Hause, Teka Penteriche, and Jonathan Nathan’s Jazz Quartet, which featured Santa Barbara City College’s Jim Mooy (trumpet), Santino Tarafella (bass), and Andy Langham (piano). Dr. Nathan arranged two of the three pieces (Jingle Bells and God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen) for jazz quartet, and the group also played a Gospel-style arrangement of Silent Night

Dr. Nathan serves as Director of the UCSB Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble. He holds a BM in Jazz Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, an MM in Percussion Performance from Cal State University at Northridge, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Percussion from UC Santa Barbara, where he studied with Professor William Kraft.

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