Nate Sloan

Assistant Professor of Musicology

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    Scholarly and Professional Studies

Nate Sloan is a musicologist and performer who researches jazz, Tin Pan Alley, and popular music. His chapter on Gershwin and instrumental jazz is forthcoming in The Cambridge Companion to George Gershwin, and he is preparing a book manuscript on the history of the Cotton Club.

Sloan hosts Switched on Pop with songwriter Charlie Harding, which has been cited by Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly as a top music podcast, and he provides music analysis for The Economist, NPR, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, and CBC Radio’s “Day 6.” Sloan’s vaudeville duo, The Gideon and Hubcap Show, has played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s Soho Theatre. He also composes for theatre and film, including the score for the award-winning short doc Slomo, and performs in the Dave Harrington Group.

Sloan received a PhD in Historical Musicology at Stanford University and a BA in music at Brown University.