Below is a list of ensembles with whom I am currently performing.
For more information click on the ensemble image to be directed to their respective websites.
Nexas Saxophone Quartet
The Nexas Quartet is focused on promoting the musical plurality of the saxophone, showcasing its versatility and ability to cross genres. This unique approach has enabled the ensemble to perform throughout Australia and internationally, displaying the diversity of the repertoire.
The Sax Summit
The Sax Summit is quickly gaining attention as one of Australia's most original and dynamic new acts. In a high energy, interactive show, four saxophonists and percussion perform a sharp and varied program featuring favourite pop, jazz and classical hits.
The Tenor Saxophone Collective
Our new ensemble "The Tenor Saxophone Collective" had their debut outing a featured event at SaxOpen Festival on Sunday 12th July.
Consisting of twelve established tenor saxophonists from across the world the ensemble presented 8 world premieres music written especially for this exciting event!
With our mission statement to champion original music for tenor saxophone the inclusion of these two composers is a real triumph for the instrument adding important new works to the repertoire.
Heavy Metal is the first saxophone quartet in Australia of its kind, consisting of four baritone saxophones. The inspiration for this ensemble came from a Dutch baritone saxophone quartet, Four Baritones. The baritone saxophone is one of the most versatile members of the saxophone family, having the ability to play anything from sweet melodic lines to grungy rock riffs.
Rarefied Air is one of Sydney's most sought after corporate jazz trios. The group has performed for a range of clients such as Qantas, Austral Bricks, Myers, Westfield Shopping Centre, Quay Bar, Shangri-Lah Hotel and the Park Hyatt Hotel and various private functions.
Sydney Saxophone Collective
Sydney Saxophone Collective is a saxophone chamber ensemble which consists of Sydney's leading classical saxophonists under the direction of Jay Byrnes. The ensemble features the entire saxophone family (from sopranino to bass) and regulary performs throughout the Sydney area.
The eXa Project
Formed by Nathan Henshaw and Andrew Smith in 2005, The eXa Project came about as a result of a hiatus from the Nexas Quartet as two of its full time members where overseas studying. As the two inner voices of Nexas, Nathan and Andrew teamed up to form The eXa Project. The duo has performed a vast array of repertoire from transcription, original compositions and actively commissions new works.
MA is singer Victoria White and composer Drew Crawford - electro-experimental pop and now featuring Martin Kay, Ben Gurton, Stew Kirwan & Nathan Henshaw as the Horn-ed Beasts.