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Mike Moss Awardee 2023

Nathaniel Lemisch

May 9, 2023

We congratulate one of our Mike Moss Awardees for 2023, senior Nathaniel Lemisch!

About the Project

Senior Recital
June 4, 2023 | 2pm
MacAlister 2032

Free and open to the public.

About the Awardee

Nathaniel Lemisch is a senior Music Industry student studying Recording Arts and Music Production, with minors in Business Administration, Computer Science, and Music Performance (guitar). Nathaniel plays guitar for the university Jazztet, Jazz Orchestra, and Fusion Band, and serves as the tech coordinator for Drexel’s live sound organization, Flux. He has played in venues from Philly to NYC with a wide variety of artists and bands. He has interned at music studios in LA as an assistant recording engineer and for SOUTH Jazz Kitchen in Philly as a live sound engineer. In his own time, he likes to produce, write, mix and engineer for local bands and artists, as well as score films. Nathaniel also started LYNC Sound, a post-production audio company, with fellow classmate, Connie Yoon, for their senior project.

Nathaniel's senior project will be a recital. The recital will contain an hours’ worth of original music and arrangements. It will be split up into three sections – the first focusing on R&B, the second focusing on traditional jazz, and the third focusing on fusion jazz. Each section will be accompanied by a different backing band, to highlight the different styles of music Nathaniel enjoys playing and writing, as well as to spotlight the many talented performers he has had the pleasure of playing with.

The first set will feature original R&B music from the artist Karlia and her backing band, which includes a traditional rhythm section and a 4-piece horn section. This group has played gigs from World Café Live (Philly) to Chelsea Music Hall (NYC). The music was written by Karlia, Nathaniel, and Kenneth Blake, with the live horn arrangements done by Nathaniel.

The second set will feature original jazz music composed and arranged by Nathaniel along with members from the university JazzTet. The pieces include two original tunes and one solo guitar-melody interpretation of But Beautiful.

The third set will feature fusion music arranged by Nathaniel along with members from the university Fusion Band. The chosen piece is Pleiades by Naughty Professor.