Nathan Kamal is a Philadelphia-born, New York-based violinist, violist, and composer. Trained in both classical and jazz technique, he spent his teenage years immersed in Philadelphia's rich jazz tradition, studying with John Blake, a forefather of jazz violin. After moving to New York City, he continued his studies at the New School, where he earned degrees in Jazz and Contemporary Music and Literary Studies. He has worked as a private violin teacher, and as a music-theory tutor for students in New York City and Philadelphia. He has taught children and adult students and embraces the challenges that each age group presents. He performs frequently in New York City with his improvising/mixed-repertoire string quartet, Stratus Quartet, and has played in concert at the Bern International Jazz Festival, Winter Jazzfest, Northside Festival Williamsburg Walks, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.