Nat Adderley Jr.

Musical Director

Nat Adderley Jr. (Musical Direction/Vocal Coach) As Luther Vandross’ long-time musical director, Nat’s compositions include “Stop to Love," “Wait for Love," “Make Me a Believer,” and the Grammy-nominated “Give Me the Reason." His many arrangements for Luther include “Superstar," “Here and Now," “So Amazing," “If Only for One Night," “If This World Were Mine," “There’s Nothing Better Than Love,” and “Never Too Much." Also for Luther, Nat produced “My Favorite Things," “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," “Going Out of My Head,” and “The Closer I Get To You” (the Grammy-winning duet with Beyonce). Nat wrote “The Wave” for Kirk Whalum, arranged Natalie Cole’s 1987 recording of “When I Fall In Love," produced “Just Another Lonely Night” for Johnny Gill, arranged Aretha Franklin’s album Jump To It, and produced Gloria Lynne’s album No Detour Ahead. In 2016 and 2017, Nat produced the CD “Invitation” for Nicolas Bearde, and appeared as pianist on Jay Hoggard’s beautiful CD “Harlem Heiroglyphs."