Nathan Henshaw is an internationally renowned saxophonist recognised for his ability to excel in a great diversity of genres and styles. His commitment to promoting the musical multiplicity of the saxophone has resulted in the creation of numerous new works for saxophone, across a broad range of styles.
From solo classical performances to jazz gigs, Nathan’s work as a freelance musician has seen him perform with a diverse range of outstanding performers, such as Tim Minchin, Ben Folds, Randy Newman, Richard Gill, Eddie Perfect, Christine Anu, Claude Delangle, Niels Bijl, Mario Mari, Arno Bornkamp, Andy Scott and more. He has also performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Victoria, NSW Police Band, Sydney Conservatorium, Compass, Continuum Sax, Chronology Arts, and SBS Television and Radio Orchestra, Metal Quartet, Sax Summit, Sydney Saxophone Collective and Rarefied Air.
Nathan has toured extensively within Australia and overseas playing at many prestigious concerts and festivals including; World Saxophone Congress (Scotland and France), Australian Saxophone & Clarinet Conferences (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane), Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Australian Chamber Music Festival (QLD), Manly Jazz Festival, Sydney Festival to name a few. Nathan is also a member of the Nexas Quartet: one of Australia’s leading Chamber Music Ensembles.
Nathan completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours) and Master of Music at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he is currently completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts. His research examines the interpretive challenges faced by classical musicians (particularly saxophonists) when required to perform works in a jazz style.
Nathan teaches and lectures in saxophone across the country. He has taught and presented various workshops, masterclasses as well as adjudicating at Queensland Conservatorium, Sydney Conservatorium, University of New South Wales, Australian Institute of Music, Barker College, Sydney Girls & Boys High Schools and various regional conservatoriums.
Nathan is a Selmer Paris Artist and Silverstein Works Artist.