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Nathaniel Johnson: Guestbook

Douglas Moses Law

May 29, 2017

Loving your journey in Orthodoxy, Fr. Nathaniel.
Sharing this part of your path with my jazz-loving parents, along with your latest, awesome vested priest photo on Facebook.
Keep up the good fight!


February 5, 2017

I'm a Bullitt fan and glad to finally know that you were one of the musicians in the Coffee Cantata scene playing with Meridian West.

Hope to hear you in person some time.

Thanks for your music!


June 29, 2016

another fan of "bullitt", currently part of a discussion on the gear page, playing and technique forum

best regards,


Shirley Randolph

May 11, 2015

Dear Nat,

I could listen and listen to your wonderful bass playing. You add so much to the group and the music. Hope to hear you sing again soon. Loved Mother's day at Gayle's. THANK YOU!

Yutaka Minegishi

March 2, 2015

Hi Nat.
My name is Yutaka Minegishi.I live in Japan.I used to work for GCA and Ultratech. Do you remeber me?
I have your CD and I ofen lisen your play.
I love Jazz and I play Jazz dram.
If possible I would like to see you and lison your performance.


October 25, 2014

Nice! Hope to see you soon.

Stephanie Petersen

October 23, 2014

Love You!

Fr. Luke & Nancy Dingman

October 23, 2014

We loved the photos/press Dn. Nat! We're looking forward to hearing you again.

Norman Simpson

August 7, 2014

I am so glad that you are still doing well and enjoying life.

Steve Crowley

July 16, 2014

Just a fan dating back to the Bullitt days.
You are so talented and energetic to keep
on going.
Always Have loved the strings. My granddad
played cello in the Newport, RI mansions circa
1908 where he made an enormous $50/gig.
Now my son plays cello for Disney, etc.
Thanks, Nat, for your wonderful music.
Steve C.

Annan Paterson

February 9, 2014

you were awesome at Gualala Arts Center! thank you!


February 9, 2014

Gualala Arts Center My Funny Valentine
You enjoyed the Soup I helped create before that great event. I was honored to be near such talent.


January 18, 2014

Nat, You are the Greatest Bass Player to ever come from Marin County California.

Seraphim Zupan

December 30, 2013

Look forward to hearing you soon Nat!


December 22, 2013

Good to know where you are, and where you will be.
As we continue to struggle to get There.


gary l smith

November 5, 2013

I recently rewatched the movie Bullit. It took some digging but I found that your band was the one filmed in the coffee house. One of my favorite scenes in a favorite movie.
All the best to you.
Gary L Smith

Dick Larson

October 31, 2013

check on you once in awhile. glad U till here. Nancy still in Asst Living. almost 8 years. I have prostate cancer but going to beat it. Gave up flamenco 4-5 years ago. playing jazz standards on Yamaha 340. saved my life. should have done it years ago. you look good, but then you're younger than I am. I just don't fry up half dozen eggs and a pound of bacon like we once did. "don't worry about me, I'll get along" Bill Evans drives me nuts. Was just telling Nancy's sister about the days with Pimentel and Jeannie, even Mary Stallings. That's what reminded me to check on you. Live long and well my friend.

Robert Bucci

August 21, 2013

HEY...Great appointment. No fading away..we keep on rockin....Peace my friend


August 6, 2013

Just heard the news about George Duke , may he rest in peace . God bless you and keep you . Hope you and the family are well. Love ya man .

Darin McGinnis

July 31, 2013

Dude, do you ever sit still? I'm quite impressed with your bio. Bullet was my favorite movie as a kid and you played with the candy man,man! Too cool. I left a message on your cell. Stay cool, have fun and try to get some rest! Peace, Darin.

Steven Diaz

November 14, 2012

It was great seeing you last week. I just had to check your website. The picture of you and Sammy Davis Jr. (one of my favorites) is terrific. I'll have to check out Bullitt again.


November 1, 2012

Spotted you in the coffee shop in the moiety bullet and tracked you down thru the internet. We''re all going grey.


Daniel Ogan

September 19, 2012

I love you brother....

Uli Spormann

August 4, 2012

Dear Nat, it was a great pleasure to hear and meet you in the "Starlight Room" in the Sir Francis Drake Hotel on thursday July 26th. I was there with Hanspeter, he introduced me as a Blues guitar player, remember? Thank you so much for this fine musical and personal experience, it was a perfect last night for me in USA. Hanspeter and his wife Beate will return to Remscheid/Germany today and there will surely be a lot to tell and remember.
Best regards, hope to meet hear you play again some time


July 2, 2012

Do you have a recording of you singing God Bless America?

Richard Selleseth

June 19, 2012

Nat, great to meet you today and thanks for the pleasure of watching you record and play later at W&R. Rich

Glenn Webster

June 2, 2012

Another Bullit trail follower.
Thank you for your music.
We need it.

James Malloy

May 17, 2012

Hi Nat, It was really nice to see you at lunch today. Have a great gig in Juno!

Jam on!

Edwin Tadokoro

May 3, 2012

Hi Nat,
How are you? Hope you are doing well.

Take care,

John Morrow

April 22, 2012

I'm sorry this is such a cliche but I also arrived here through the Coffee Cantata/Bullitt links. It's a shame it's taken 40+ years and the invention of the internet to track you down -better late than never, I suppose. Needless to say I'm delighted to have found you and it's great that you are still going strong. The all too brief restaurant scene featuring Meridian West left as much of an impression on me as the car chase. I was just learning to play jazz (on flute) at the time and I found your performance just amazing. Now I hope it won't take me so long to catch a live performance. Best regards, John
Bellevue, WA


April 8, 2012

Just watched Bullit and was researching the cool jazz number in the restraunt scene.


December 20, 2011

Appreciating the dedication you put into your website and in depth information you provide. It's awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the same old rehashed information. Great read! I've bookmarked your site and I'm including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

Joan Crittenden

November 25, 2011

Early seventies! Sweetwater, Mill Valley. Im so happy to find you. You were a great friend back then! xxoo Joan

John Austin

November 8, 2011

hey nat, i met you a while back while u were on a jam session with "the doc" at the hyatt in monterey..
i'm a young guitarists, 26 and playing for about 4 years now...i'm a student of andrew speight at sfsu, as well as hafez modir(zadeh) and john calloway of john santos' group machete...i dont know if you know any of them...but i thought i'd name drop because i know i'll come n see you play again when i'm visiting monterey. you play and sing well man.

keep up the soul :)


Sheila Dundon

November 5, 2011

I enjoyed reading about your musical journey and seeing all the wonderful photos. Brought back some memories for me.

cynthia curnan

October 27, 2011

Hi Nat

I met you in the 60's. I loved Meridian West at Runway 5. You dated my guardian Judith Buckley and came over to the house. You had the brightest smile I'd ever seen. You were my favorite of Judith's friends. I was thrilled to see you in Bullitt. You made a lifelong impression on a teenaged girl.

I never forgot you or your music. It is a joy to find you.

Warmest Regards,


Leslie Thorne

September 11, 2011

Want to see you play! Have heard that your time is so good, "you could hang the sun from it."

Kathy Holly

August 28, 2011

Hi Nat,
Heard you recently with Martan Mann at Peachwoods 2 weeks ago. It was wonderful music. check out my website when you have a moment. I hope to work with you sometime!
Kathy Holly

Sandra Marlowe

August 11, 2011

Hi, Nat -

So nice to meet you and get to play together. Thought I'd check out your site - enjoyed reading more about you, and seeing photos through the years. Good stuff! Thanks again for your support this week at Peachwood's. Great chops - both bass & vocal - enjoyed hearing you! A real pleasure . . .

Lois Van Buren

July 18, 2011

Nice catching up with you the other day. I'll be sure to check your site from time to time and come hear you play. I'm out of town during your Monterey gigs, but am sure there will be more. Say hi to Sue.


June 9, 2011

Hey this is a cool site.
I found you from my obsession with the movie bullit.The jazz scene at the coffee house and the bass and flute were great reminded me of Bobbie humphrey.

cheryl emerson

May 22, 2011

Good to find another musician friend!

Myrna Zialcita

February 1, 2011

Greetings! Used to hang out at Coffee Cantata back in the day...and at the Vintner on Union Street closer to girls used to have chocolate at Coffee Cantata while waiting for me to pick them up after getting off work at Channel 5 on Van Ness & Green....will make it to one of your gigs some time well and prosper!

Kimley Mitchell-El

November 26, 2010

Hey Nat, this is Kim from Atlanta. Here is my email address. Let me know when you finish the CD.

Glenn Webster

September 13, 2010

Just heard Bullit.
Thank you.

Jennifer WhiteWolf

September 7, 2010

FINALLY, after decades, I found the band from the best music scene in Bullit...and you! Great sound!..even those few moments reminds me of Leroy Vinegar, whom I got to hear a LOT in his later years, I sure miss dropping in to hear him at Pan's in Portland. Have not found your discography yet, but will search for it. I'm going to enjoy hearing the near lifetime of music you have done. I'm so happy to have finally made this connection! Good health and best wishes to you!

Sandra Jones Anderson

July 13, 2010

Hope you will attend the Marin City Reunion September 25, 2010 at the Embassy Suites. Will send you registration information and photo. Do you have any old Marin City photos? Eleanor Toney Williams and Don Johnson are working on registration!!

Kevin Murray

July 10, 2010

Nat, It's been along time since the GCA day when Steve Heavner,Steve Burbridge and I dropped into see you plan down in Carmel and downtown San Jose. OOOHHHHYYYEEEAAAAHHH from TEXAS. I have a good friends boy that is at the house and he just finished Band Camp and he is the number 2 seat in Texas on the Bass Violin or you know I would call it a dog house Bass being from Texas. I told the boy that I knew a awesome bass player and I could find him internet. Look what I found, Glad to see your still Jammin and play'in those Gig's. Wildman Murray signing off. Shoot me a E-mail and sincerely hopes this get to you.


June 16, 2010

Hi VEry nice posts i'sure i'sts nice


March 16, 2010

a nice guestbook

George Kelly

February 24, 2010

Very interesting, I have been enlightened and I intend to let everyone I know about you and your site.

Christina Barauskas

February 20, 2010

I got to play Stella By Starlight and Dolphin Dance to your excellent Bass! Yeah. I might be getting on in years myself, but I love this journey, learning!

Hanspeter Bleuler

February 10, 2010

Hi Nat
How are you? Long time ago we worked together at Ultratch.
Still listen to your "Young at Hart" CD once in a while.
I'm planing a trip to the US in August 2010 and go to visit Tracey Brookshier (ex UTS). Let me know where you play in August.



Jaime Jimenez-Ortiz

February 9, 2010

I know you must get this a lot, but the Coffee Cantata scene in "Bullitt" is just magical for me. Keep up the good work Mr. Johnson, and I'm glad I finally get to write to you. Best wishes.

Maddy Smith

December 8, 2009

So good to be in touch again!

Bill Cummings

September 5, 2009

Nat, You were one of the main men of my life growing up in school. You have continued to grow into a friend who has done so much for mankind.
It's been nearly 40 years since we worked together. Everyone of my friends in the meantime has heard of legendary Nat Johnson. Now we are about to see one another again.


August 27, 2009


Jim Battle and I are coming to see you in Sept '09. You are the greatest. Looking forward to seeing you again.


Nancy Cassel

August 25, 2009

Wonderful website for a wonderful guy.


Dick Larson

August 2, 2009

good to see your still hanging around. I'm ok but Nancy had bad stroke 3 1/2 years ago. nursing home..had to give up flamenco..carpal type learning what always listened to..jazz piano..need you * jeannie H to show me some licks..more time than talent. be well

Gerhard R. Kassel

June 27, 2009

Hi Nat,
just found your site. Still hoping that you will make it to Germany on of these days. All the best and continue recording some music so that I can get it in Germany too.


Laura Vidaurri Baldwin

June 13, 2009

I simply adore every single time I hear you play and especially enjoy your beautiful dreamy!! My favorites: Body and Soul and Detour Ahead

Stephen Johnson

May 11, 2009

The website is amazing dad. glad to see you gettin some praise from the radio gig. keep doin big things!
i plan on bringing some friends up to the mountian wine festival this year.
love, your son, Stephen Johnson

Roslyn Petit

May 1, 2009

Enjoyed you and your music on KCSM today.

Mike Bastian

May 1, 2009

Hello Nat: I heard you on Desert Island this morning. I am a drummer/singer. I started out in NY playing with some great players in the 50s, and then went to Juilliard for 2 years. I stopped playing for many years. I started playing again about 12 years ago playing classical. I'm studying with Akira Tana and Nate Pruitt. For the past five years I've had a jazz group called pentimento jazz. We have two steady gigs, one on Sundays in Palo Alto. It only pays $65 apiece but it's a veI'mry nice restaurant and it includes dinner and bar. I'm playing with pianist Sue Crossman from
San Francisco. I was so impressed with your presentation that I wonder if you would consider playing with us? I know the bread is light, and I, of course, will
understand if you feel it's too far, or
not of interest. Sincerely, Mike


May 1, 2009

Heard you interviewed on KCSM...too bad I'm listening out in Massachusetts!!!! Loved your playing (I play bass, too) and singing. Man, that would kill me. I have to check out your recordings.

Stay low!

Andrea Carter

April 29, 2009

You sure make some pretty music! Looking forward to hearing you on the Desert Island show. (And great website too.)

Stu Reynolds

April 27, 2009

Hey Nat, huge congrats on the Desert Island appearance!
Love you, man

John Hyde

April 27, 2009

Good to hear about you being on Desert Island Jazz Friday.

Richard M Sepe

April 23, 2009

The best !
You still have it. Good Luck, Brother-in -Law

James T "Jim- J.T." Newsom

April 23, 2009

Nat, You are the "GREATEST" it's my pleasure to say I know you personally. We go way back.
As the saying goes, "Keep on, Keeping on."


Kirk Tamura

February 15, 2009

Great hearing you play at the Poor House Bistro with Gail, Marshall, Weedie and Masaru: and the lucky vocal students of Gail's who got to play with you! You are an inspiration!!!

Janet Di Quattro

January 23, 2009

My brother George speaks highly of you & I enjoy your playing. Please let your fans know if you ever get a gig in S.F.

lou cook

January 23, 2009

Hi Nat! Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing you with Larry at the Bliss the next couple of weeks.

George DiQuattro

January 23, 2009

do you remember the day we had a run in with the black panthers in oakland?

Harlan Howard

January 8, 2009

Remember the swing dancers?
Harlan & Emma, then Harlan & Millie, now Harlan & Angie.
We'll try to get to Carmel to see you.

Harlan Howard


December 2, 2008

Hi Nat, just found you after a long search to find out who played the bass parts in the 1968 film Bullit and that has brought me to your music. I look forward to hearing more of your work as i have some catching up to to...fergie

David Strickland

July 16, 2008

Hey Nat,

Hope all is well. Found your website through a search engine. Thought I'd drop you a line.


Elaine Massengill

May 19, 2008

Hi cousin, how are you and the family? All here are doing well. Are you still performing in San Mateo? We would love to see one of your shows. Please let us know when you will be performing this summer. Love and kisses to you all . Elaine

ken Cook

February 16, 2008

Hey Nat- Had a great time playing with you the other night. We pulled a few rabbits out of the hat on a few of those tunes :-) I'm sure I'll be back down to play some good music with you all. Take care.



December 30, 2007

very good , useful site

Roxie Walker(Sherry's mother)

December 29, 2007

Enjoyed this. Keep the good work up. Sorry that I'm across the country and I'm unable to attend your next performances. Give my love to all.


December 21, 2007

I just love your website cuz. Doris

Craig T. Johnson

December 18, 2007

Yo Big Brother! Great stuff. Good job and very nicely done. You and little sis "got it goin' on" with this website. I certainly have some places this link will be sent.



December 18, 2007


Wanda Bynum

December 18, 2007

Your website looks great. I am so proud of you and I can't wait to show it off.

Love your daughter Wanda

Danny R. Kemp

December 18, 2007

This is great cuz!

Elaine Massengill

December 18, 2007

This is wonderful cousin!!! I wish I could come see you play or you were playing locally!!

Richard M Sepe

December 18, 2007

Congradulations on your retirement and good luck on your future endevers, Looking foward to some good music. Love , your Brother-in-law , Richard

Melva Jones

December 6, 2007

Now, that's what I'm talkin about! Good job bro....great job. Glad to see you on-line........

your little sis