Nathan Reising is an award winning saxophonist, pianist, composer, and songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. Primarily influenced by jazz, rock, and folk music, his original work possesses qualities of sincerity and openness that allow him to emotionally 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 their prestigious Jazz Soloist award. In 2016, Nathan was accepted to Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program, a two week residency for outstanding young jazz composers and improvisers. His musicianship also earned him a place at the 2018 Banff International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music, a highly competitive program for young musicians led by Vijay Iyer and Tyshawn Sorey.
In 2018, Nathan received a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory, where he was fortunate to study with musicians such as Jerry Bergonzi, Frank Carlberg, Jason Moran, Miguel Zenón, Dominique Eade, Donny McCaslin, and Ethan Iverson.
In addition to his work as a performer and composer, Nathan has taught saxophone and piano since 2012 and is passionate about music education. His career highlights include one year on the faculty at the New England Conservatory in the Preparatory and Continuing Education departments, where he taught saxophone, piano, and ensemble classes.
While primarily known as a jazz saxophonist and improvisor, Nathan is equally passionate about songwriting and will release a short EP of his original songs in the Fall of 2019. Stay tuned!