Nate Wooley | 1974 | New York | USA










wrong shape to be a storyteller-creative sources recordings
blue collar- ______ is an apparition-rossbin recordings
blue collar- lovely hazel-public eyesore recordings
transit-transit-clean feed recordings
assif tsahar-fragments-hopscotch recordings
assif tsahar-labyrinth-hopscotch recordings
akron/family-akron/family-young god records

Nate Wooley grew up in a finnish-american fishing village in Oregon. He has spent the rest of his life trying musically to find a way back to the peace and quiet of that time by whole-heartedly embracing the leap between complete absorption in sound and relative absence of the same. He began playing trumpet professionally at age 13 with his father.
Nate's music deals more with a cobweb of sound then with pure melody and meter. He is sought out for his work in the free jazz idiom, but finds more meaning in a well prepared sound or silence or burst of feedback. He currently resides in Jersey City, New Jersey and has performed or recorded with Anthony Braxton, John Butcher, Alessandro Bosetti, Chris Forsyth, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tony Buck, Joe Morris, Jack Wright, Fritz Welch, Jason Roebke, Scott Rosenberg, Herb Robertson, Randy Peterson, and Tim Barnes.

Current projects include:
Blue Collar with Tatsuya Nakatani and Steve Swell
Attack/Adorn/Decay-a conglomerate of improvisors playing music based on the biological processes of breathing and the overall "speed" of the individual human function
Nate Wooley Quartet with Matt Moran, Reuben Radding, and Take Toriyama
Tim Barnes/Jason Roebke/Nate Wooley trio
Andrew Drury/Christopher Hoffman/Nate Wooley trio
Abrasive Tool with Chris Forsyth
Anthony Braxton's genome project and composition 103 ensemble
duos with Jack Wright, Tim Barnes, Tony Buck, Adam Lane, and Ricardo Arias