Oakland-born guitarist/composer Nathan Clevenger slides in to support the release of his latest album, Observatory, highlighting his take on modern jazz. Nathan describes his music as precise chamber jazz harmonics and melodic elements through a volatile jazz ensemble.

“Clevenger’s writing takes a lot from the swing era, but it’s packed with odd time signatures, twisty compositions, and passages of improvisation that go well beyond the old concept of a solo. Peppy, often pretty, and just a little weird. – Craig Matsumoto, Memory Select