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Nathan's Fearless Five


Nathan's Fearless Five is a high school jazz band founded in October 2021 at Carlmont High School. The band's original mission was to raise funds for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, a non-profit committed to supporting musicians and culture-bearers lacking adequate or any medical insurance. With a focus on social justice and community engagement, the Fearless Five frequently takes the stage at the Old Skool Cafe, a non-profit, 1920s speakeasy jazz-themed restaurant that provides job training, employment, and a second chance at life for at-risk, formerly incarcerated, and foster youths. Expanding their impact, the Fearless Five brought live jazz to their hometown at the Tavern in Belmont in June 2022. Subsequently, the band achieved the esteemed title of "Musicians in Residence" at the Palo Alto Rinconada library, captivating audiences every 4th Saturday at its Embarcadero Room. An exciting milestone for the Fearless Five is their invitation to perform at the Jazzaffair Festival in Three Rivers, CA, scheduled for April 2024. Notably, this marks the first time a youth band has been invited to the festival in its 49-year history. In addition to these engagements, the Fearless Five actively participates in a variety of community events, including performances for senior living centers and jazz educational programs. For information on both upcoming and past performances, please visit the Calendar page.

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The band was formed to raise funds for the New Orleans Musician's Clinic.


The band has brought live jazz music to our home town, Belmont!


A unique non-profit that provides a second chance at life for at-risk youths.

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Serving the Palo Alto Public Library patrons as "Musicians in Residence".


Happy Birthday

 10.8.2021 - 2022

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