Zeitgiest’s annual Playing it Close to Home concert is a celebration of the wealth of musical creativity found right here in our own backyard. This year we’re featuring Nathan Hanson, a local saxophonist and composer who has been described as “unexpectedly tasteful and dignified” by ImproJazz-France. Over his career, he has performed with such legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Cecil Taylor, Mark Dresser, Carei Thomas and Douglas Ewart, as well as with current stars Chris Potter, Tony Malaby, Liberty Ellman, Elliot Humberto Kavee and Federico Ughi. Hanson is primarily associated with Fantastic Merlins, he has maintained a longstanding duo with bassist Brian Roessler, and is part of the quartet that signaled the triumphant return of legendary French drummer Jacques Thollot.
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The Studio Z Blog was a project of Zeitgeist New Music from 2012-2023 featuring articles and interviews about events and performances happening at Studio Z. New content is no longer being created, but past articles remain available.