Saxophonist and composer Nathan Hanson makes music that invites listeners to stand outside themselves and the flow of time. His improvisations are “lithe and soaring, engaging in judicious honk 'n' splatter” (New York City Jazz Record).  

Hanson investigates how to channel the sound of each performance space. The energy of the audience circulates with the music, silence and breath. The effect leads listeners to become more present to the unfolding of each moment.  Read More


Nathan Hanson @ The Great Northern Festival 2021

The Great Northern Festival 2021, Minneapolis, MN

Gray, Hanson, Seru: a trio of St. Paul improvisors spontaneously create the soundscape of how it feels to be alive right now.

deVon R Gray; piano, electronics, bassoon
Nathan Hanson; soprano and tenor saxophones
Davu Seru; drums, gongs and cymbals