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Born June 16th, 1963 in Bülach, Canton of Zürich, resident in Zürich, Switzerland. Studied at the College of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria, as well as at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA (Professional Music Diploma). Besides being a member of four working bands, he partakes in various free-lance activities in and around Switzerland. Free-lance activities includes collaborations with Franco Ambrosetti, Lee Konitz, Jack Walrath et al. He is the leader of two projects, “The International Hashva Orchestra” that includes Jorge Rossi, Mark Turner Mike Kanan and Joe Martin, as well as the “Nat Su Trio” with Mark Abrams and Dieter Ulrich.
Performed at Festivals in Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, Macedonia, Kroatia, Austria, Sweden, Russia, Estland, Luthuania, Spain, France and Curaçao (Netherland Antilles). Recipient of the Composition Grant of the State of Zürich 1998 for The International Hashva Orchestra, and of the Artistic Support Award of the City Council of Zürich 1999.
Outside of this musical activities, Nat Su is a staff member of the Lucerne College of Music, Faculty III (Jazz), where he teaches improvisation and Jazz Harmony. Author of a text-book on Jazz Harmony for the Lucerne College of Music.
Nathanael Su: alto saxophone
Michael Kanan: piano
Recorded 10.8.91 and 11.8.91at DeAngelis Studio, Manlius, New York by Kyle Weston
Digital Mastering by Dr. B. Bernfeld, Harmonia Mundi, Freiburg i.B.
Produced by Christoph Gallio
Cover art: Anne Hoffmann
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