Welcome to the site of Nat Hulskamp, a versatile acoustic guitarist and oud player living in Portland, OR. His music combines his background in flamenco guitar with elements of jazz, bossa nova, and Middle Eastern music.
Nat was born in Portland, OR. He began studying guitar with guitarist/composer Paul Chasman at age seventeen. He was soon introduced to flamenco guitar by Jose Solano. His interest in the influence of Arabic music on flamenco led him to study oud in Morocco.
After returning to the US, he moved to Seattle to study ethnomusicology at the University of Washington. There he worked with the groups Carmona Flamenco, The Rez Quartet and others ranging in style from Hungarian Csardas and Gypsy swing to flamenco. In 2000 he co-founded the Vancouver, BC based Arabic/ flamenco group Aire with ney player and singer Emad Armoush.
He now resides in Portland where he performs regularly at El Gaucho, Andina and in many concerts and music festivals. Recently Nat and Shabava bandmate Bobak Salehi have also been performing in concerts out of town with the legendary Persian singer Dariush Eghbali.
Nat is available for concerts, clubs, weddings and private events. Besides solo performance, Nat also works with the group Seffarine:
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