Saxophonist and composer Nathan Bellott is currently the front line of Hal Galper and the Youngbloods. The release of their debut album “Live at the COTA Jazz Festival” in Summer 2017 has achieved critical success. Nathan plays regularly around NYC and beyond with many artists as well as with his own ensembles. He has played regularly with Charli Persip, Bobby Sanabria, Valery Ponomarev, Arturo O’Farrill, the Liberte Big Band and more. Venues of note include Smalls Jazz Club, Carnegie Hall, Zinc Bar, Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, National Sawdust, Rockwood Music Hall and many more.
He teaches privately and is on the Winds Faculty at Turtle Bay Music School in Manhattan. Nathan attended SUNY Purchase College and the New School. He has studied privately with Jon Gordon, David Binney, Hal Galper, Jaleel Shaw, Bob Mover, Mark Shim, Jacob Sacks, Dan Weiss, Andrew Cyrille, Andy Milne and others.
Currently, Nathan is busy with many projects. He has established himself as a first-call for big bands, small groups, and other ensembles. He is an avid composer and writes for his own ensembles. Look out for brand new music soon as well as a possible film score in the coming year.