Nate Waters Quartet
Nate Waters is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist from Calgary, and has performed and recorded in a number of disparate musical iterations. He has contributed to the city's musical fringe as half of the freely improvised Friesen/Waters Duo and as a part of the minimalist quartet Nobody Say Anything. He has appeared in more classical and contemporary contexts with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Alberta Winds, Timepoint Ensemble and the Calgary Chinese Orchestra. As a jazz saxophonist, he leads a quartet under his own name, and has shared the stage with such acts as Juno-nominated vocalist Heather Bambrick, local chantuese Ellen Doty, and Ironwood mainstays The Prime Time Big Band. He has also featured prominently in pop groups such as The Cable-Knits, Hunter-Gatherer and Samantha Savage Smith, and recorded and appeared with a number of acts, such as Lab Coast, Aleem Khan, Prepared, and Raleigh. He has performed at such festivals as the Calgary Folk Music Festival, Pop Montreal, Sled Island, the Calgary Summer Jazz Festival, Femme Wave, the University of Calgary's Monday Night Jazz Series, Sound Off, Alberta Culture Days, and Block Heater.