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Turn It Up! 9 with Nathan Harasim

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We have a great show for you today next up we will talk with Nathan Harasim! Nate began playing the piano at 5 years old At 13 in 1993 formed his own smooth jazz band.... named MoJazz At 16 in 1996 opened for Norman Brown, Pamila Williams, Wayman Tisdale, as well as winning best piano player in the state...via Aquinas College Grand Rapids Michigan... At 19 joined the US Navy as a United States Navy Rescue Swimmer, later in his military career he worked for NCIS... At 19 he also signed an endorsement deal with Yamaha making him the youngest artist at the time to have a deal... At 26 (2006') he signed his first deal with NuGroove Records, and was given 90 days to complete the "Love's Taken Over" Record. Soon after he signed a second deal with Nugroove with a group he formed called DeNate' (Dee Nay Tey) it included 15 number one hits producer and saxophonist Darren Rahn, Nate Harasim and Deborah Conners on vocals. In 2007 Nate was asked to play at the Presidential Inaugural Ball, he took Darren with him and they smashed it... In 2007 De'Nate' was also nominated at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards as best international group.. sadly they lost to Foreplay... (what can you do... its Foreplay...lol) Currently he is finishing his new album which is due out Jan 1st 2011 on Trippin N Rhythm ... entitled "Rush"... special guests include Steve Oliver, Maxine Hardcaste, Paul Hardcastle Jr., Darren Rahn... and a few more... In October of 2010 Nate has been honored with being labeled the most up and coming artist and producer internationally in multi genre's... he has been given a 15 min segment during the show to show off not only his talents but other up and comers as well.... Nate and Darren have cowritten and produced the American Smooth Jazz Awards theme song.... Steve's current single Fun in the Sun (Nate's Production) sits #1 on the internet charts, #5 on Smooth Jazz .com , #16 on Billboard.... and is climbing!