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Nathan's Fearless Five

Nathan's Fearless Five

Nathan Tokunaga–leader, clarinet
Ivo Maringouin–piano
Nicholas Oye–bass
William Knox–guitar
Josh Lin–drums

From Carlmont High School, this jazz and swing group was founded in 2021 to raise funds for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Assistance Foundation - a nonprofit that benefits musicians and, at that time, provides relief after the devastation of Hurricane Ida. The group held a "Jazz for Ida" concert at Carlmont, raising around $1,800. Since its founding, the group has played regular gigs at the Old Skool Cafe in San Francisco (a youth-run, jazz-themed supper club) and the Library. "We love playing for the community, connecting on a more personal level with the audience." When Nathan's Fearless Five was first forming, the group had a coaching session with one of Tokunaga's mentors, legendary jazz musician Clint Baker, and there's no turning back!

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