Primary Colors featuring Nate Pruitt and Rick Vandivier - Vocalist Nate Pruitt and guitarist Rick Vandivier enjoy a collaborative partnership going back several decades. Their music, although primarily jazz and blues, also includes elements of swing, soul, pop, spiritual, and Latin styles – even a trademark deep Southern yodel! Rick is on faculty at San Jose State University, and is a favorite of San Jose Jazz audiences, having played at many SJJ events with his group Vandivier. He’s played as a sideman with Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Handy and Mose Allison, among others. Nate received a Lifetime Achievement Award from San Jose Jazz in 2004; his singing has been featured in films and commercials, and he’s performed with artists such as Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton and Quincy Jones at jazz festivals including Monterey and North Sea.