Versatile Guitarist Nate Jarrell can be seen performing at venues throughout the Southern California area in formats ranging from solo guitar to larger jazz ensembles. Although now primarily a jazz guitarist, Nate first gained experience performing and recording with various rock groups and toured extensively throughout the United States. He has since worked in numerous genres including Jazz, Blues, Latin, and Celtic music. Nate can currently be seen with his own jazz groups, as well as with Duo LaRe(featuring mandolinist Chris Acquavella), the Tokeli band, and numerous other performing groups. He holds a Masters degree in jazz studies from San Diego State University where he studied privately with pianist Rick Helzer and guitarist Bob Boss. In addition to his work as a performer, Nate is also an active music educator. He is an adjunct faculty member and guitar instructor at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. He is also the Assistant Director of the west coast campuses of the National Guitar Workshop and directs jazz ensembles and teaches music theory at Canyon Crest Academy High School in the San Diego area.