The Third Arrangement Bio


Keyboardist and songwriter Nathan MacAdams was seeking his own group where he could write and perform upon early influences of soul, rhythm bands, jazz rock, and harmonic complexity. While meeting New Jersey guitarist Frank Morley in 2016, MacAdams was quick to start rehearsing already written material, and found The Third Arrangement. A year later, they expanded into a larger ensemble and started performing throughout the Delaware Valley. In a blend of jazz, funk, rock, and even pop, the sounds range from warm and imaginative to jarring Purdie-Porcaro shuffles, all of which can be heard on their debut EP Scarecrows released in late 2019. In 2021, The Third Arrangement released two singles, “Rosie” and “The Look”. They are currently expanding their work and recording for releases in 2022.


Nathan MacAdams - vocals, keys

Frank Morley - guitar

Matthew Goodman - bass, vocals

Nicholas Cesario - drums

Extended Band

musicians part of the extended live band

Justin Fraser - trumpet

Jake Fraser - alto, tenor sax

Evan Smith - baritone sax

Other Personnel

guest musicians who have performed, on recordings or otherwise

Brandon Dixon - tenor sax

Billa Conn - tenor sax

Catherine Chambers - b. vocals

Elisa Contrevo - b. vocals

Ryan Cullen - drums