Nathan Reising is an award winning saxophonist, pianist, and composer known for his commitment to honest musical expression. Influenced by a wide range of artists and genres, his music possesses a quality of openness that allows him to readily connect with a wide range of audiences.
Firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, Reising is a force to be reckoned with on the alto saxophone. He was recently featured in an article for Downbeat Magazine after winning the prestigious Jazz Soloist award. His musicianship also earned him a place at the 2018 Banff International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music, which he will attend in August. In 2016, Nathan was accepted to the Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program, a two week residency for outstanding young jazz composers and improvisers.
In addition to his work in the world of jazz, Nathan is equally passionate about songwriting. He is a firm believer in the power of lyrics and storytelling, and plans to release an EP of original songs in the summer of 2018.
In 2018, Nathan received a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory, where he graduated with Academic Honors. While attending, he studied with some of the greatest jazz musicians of today, including Jerry Bergonzi, Frank Carlberg, Jason Moran, Miguel Zenon, Dominique Eade, Donny McCaslin, and Ethan Iverson.
In addition to his work as a performer and composer, Nathan is passionate about jazz education, with 6 years of professional teaching experience. He is currently on the faculty at the New England Conservatory in the Preparatory and Continuing Education departments, where he teaches saxophone, piano, and ensemble classes.