"Sound has always been my obsession, it encompasses all things expressive: tone, timbre and time."
Saxophonist and composer Nathan Bellott cut his teeth in the bands of jazz masters Charli Persip and Hal Galper.
The winner of the 2nd Prize in the 2020 Carinthia Jazz Award and a semi-finalist in the inaugural Michael Brecker International Saxophone Competition in 2019, Nathan’s beautiful sound, expression and artistry is perking the ears of listeners worldwide.
Nathan performs in NYC and beyond with many artists as well as with his own ensembles. He is a regular with Bobby Sanabria, The Birdland Big Band, Valery Ponomarev, George Gee, Stan Rubin and more. His musicianship has taken him from Smalls Jazz Club to Carnegie Hall to the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat, Israel. He teaches privately and is on the Winds Faculty at Brooklyn Music School.
Nathan attended SUNY Purchase College and the New School. His own studies with masters include Jon Gordon, David Binney, Hal Galper, Jaleel Shaw, Dave Liebman, Bob Mover, Charles McPherson, Barry Harris, Mark Shim, Jacob Sacks, Dan Weiss, Andrew Cyrille, Andy Milne and others have given him a unique approach to the instrument and music.