Bing Nathan

Bing Nathan studied doublebass with Stuart Sankey at the Aspen Festival and privately in NYC. He then attended the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he played in the Orchestra conducted by Igor Stravinsky.

Bing has mastered many different styles of playing, from country swing to bebop, and classical to R&B, all with great sensitivity and authority.

Since moving to the bay area in 1965, Bing has performed with Lost Weekend (western swing), Notes from the Underground (rock), Rockin' Daddy (rockabilly) as well as with several symphony orchestras.

Bing was the bass player and recorded two CD's with Lavay Smith's Red Hot Skillet Lickers (early R&B). Since 2003, he has been a mainstay with The Mighty Fines, also handling back up vocals. He has also led his own band, The New Bing Thing.