ABOUT

NATE SLOAN is currently a PhD candidate at Stanford University and a Geballe Dissertation Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, writing a dissertation on nightclubs in Harlem during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Nate teaches music history, jazz history and music theory at the California Jazz Conservatory and at Stanford Summer Institutes. By night, Nate co-hosts the music podcast Switched on Pop and blogs about pop music and music theory.

Nate is one-half of the guerrilla vaudeville act The Gideon and Hubcap Show (the Hubcap half), which performs exclusively in living rooms. He has written music and lyrics for two original musicals and scored the award-winning short documentary SLOMO, in addition to playing piano and banjo in local jazz and bluegrass outfits.

Nate occasionally writes for the Stanford News Service and various academic organs. He lives in San Francisco without his wife Whitney, who lives in New York City and works for the Museum of Modern Art.

He would love to hear from you.