Nathan Eklund

A masterful trumpeter, Nathan has been part of seminal ensembles of today, including the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Mingus Big Band, and Roy Hargrove Big Band, among others. Also an accomplished educator, he serves as an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University.

Nathan’s journey at JAZZ HOUSE KIDS began as a teaching artist at the Abington Avenue School in Newark, and he later led various ensembles at JAZZ HOUSE KIDS.  Nathan served as Jazz House Director of Music from 2016 -2018.  Today, Nathan is the Coordinator of the Alumni Teaching Assistant program at the JAZZ HOUSE Summer Workshop and serves as our Coordinator of the Big Band program. In these roles, Nathan brings his passion for youth education and this great music, as well as a host of skills, including incredible compassion and leadership.