Bassist, Composer, Producer
Bassist, Composer, Producer, Nate Omdal has establishing himself as one of the Northwest’s most dependable producers and his work can be heard all over the city of Seattle. Nate has provided arrangements or worked as musical director for The Seattle International Film Festival, million dollar fundraisers, (Celebrate Swedish 2014) prestigious winery events, (Chateau St. Michelle Riesling Roundup) as well as the Seattle Art Museum and Bumbershoot. In 2010, Omdal began a partnership with MC/Producer Spekulation. Their work has received critical praise, their music being described as reaching “highbrow requirements, leveraging elegance and elevation on the boards.” (Dave Segal, The Stranger). In the beginning of 2016, Nate began an apprenticeship with Hollywood Composer Ron Jones (Family Guy, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Nate continues to earn a reputation as a leading composer/arranger in the Seattle music community.
Omdal has been honored to have worked with such artists as LeRoy Bell, (X-Factor) Stephanie Ann Johnson (The Voice) NPR’s RadioLab, Tiler Peck (Principal Ballerina, New York City Ballet) Matthew Rushing, (Rehearsal Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre) Animation Dancer Marquese “Nonstop” Scott, GRAMMY Award Winning Artists Josh Rawlings and Jeremy Jones, Latin Grammy Nominee Jovino Santos-Neto. Nate has had the honors to be featured with jazz legends Bob Hammer (Charles Mingus, Gene Krupa), and the great Tenor Saxophonist Pete Christlieb (The Tonight Show)
For several years, Omdal has been an active advocate for musicians rights. In 2014, he worked as a consultant with the Seattle Mayor’s Office, Dept. of Transportation and the Office of Film and Music to create a pilot program to introduce musicians’ loading zones in Seattle’s busiest nightlife districts. Nate was also asked to speak at The Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter’s 2nd Annual Songwriters Summit as a expert on musicians’ advocacy. In January of 2016, Nate was honored to testify before the Washington State House of Representatives as an advocate for musicians.
Omdal has earned a Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts. He has been financially supported by Jack Straw, 4Culture, and the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. Currently Nate is serving on the Directors’ Board of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 76-493 and works as a contractor for SkyMuse Studios.