Saxophonist Nathan Nabb maintains an active and multifaceted concert schedule, with numerous performances in solo, chamber and orchestral settings throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. As an orchestral musician, Nathan performs with the St. Louis Symphony and the Houston Symphony, and has also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, New World Symphony, IRIS Chamber Orchestra and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Recent orchestral highlights include concerto performances with St. Louis and Houston Symphonies, as well as European tours with both orchestras, featuring concerts at the BBC Proms, Berlin Musikfest, the Klara Festival and in some of the most vaunted concert spaces, including Royal Albert Hall, Salle Pleyel, Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Elbphilharmonie, among others.
Dr. Nabb makes regular appearances as a soloist and clinician. Recent invited solo recitals include performances across North America, and Asia. He was featured as concerto soloist at the Region IV North American Saxophone Alliance conference in 2015 and has performed solos at World Saxophone Congress, North American Saxophone Alliance, Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, as well as prominent schools of music and saxophone studios throughout the United States, France, Taiwan, Japan, Spain, Greece, Norway, Canada and China. He can be heard on the BIS, Innova, Myrios Classics, Pentatone, Teal Creek, and AMP record labels.
Nathan is the soprano saxophonist in Oasis Quartet, an ensemble that enjoys an international performance agenda as recitalists, concerto soloists, and clinicians. Oasis Quartet has performed with numerous orchestras and bands in the United States, and given performances and clinics throughout the North America, Asia, and Europe. Their self-titled album was released in 2009 and features the music of Glass, Gotkovsky and Escaich. As supporters of contemporary music, Oasis has been a part of numerous commissions and premieres in addition to performing staples of the repertoire and artistic adaptations from other chamber music genres.
Dr. Nabb holds teaching positions at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he is Professor of Saxophone and an Associate Director of the School of Music, and at Chongqing Normal University, where he is Distinguished Professor of Saxophone. Nathan’s students have won many competitions in solo and chamber music settings, and have been featured in performances and master classes at North American Saxophone Alliance regional and national conferences, as well as other venues around the United States.
Nathan received his Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees in saxophone performance from Northwestern University, where he studied with Dr. Frederick Hemke. His Bachelor of Music degree is from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he studied with Professor Debra Richtmeyer.
Nathan proudly endorses D’Addario and Selmer products and performs on D’Addario reeds and Selmer Paris Saxophones.