I am a musician living in the Brockley/New Cross area of southeast London. I play saxophones mainly, as well as writing, teaching, and listening to music. Feel free to get in touch either through here, my email: firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook, or twitter @alamnathoo
Since studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity College of Music (winning the Gold medal for performance – the college’s highest award) Alam has been nominated as a finalist for the Worshipful Company of Musicians‘ ‘Young Jazz Musician of The Year 2009’, as well as being fortunate enough to work with a diverse range of musicians. These include TV appearances with Josh Ritter and McFly, performances and radio broadcasts for Giles Peterson in Porto and on BBC Radio1 with the Heritage Orchestra featuring Jose James, various recording sessions for SHYFX and Bodyrocks, touring with Red Snapper and Mercury Prize nominees Friendly Fires, and playing in the award winning production of ‘Five Guys Named Moe‘ starring Clarke Peters (‘The Wire’, ‘Treme’). He can also be heard as a soloist on MOBO nominated (Best Newcomer) Elli Ingram’s EP ‘Sober’. Most recently Alam has been a featured soloist on McFly’s ‘Memory Lane’ UK tour and features on their 10 year anniversary ‘Live at The Royal Albert Hall’ DVD. He is currently performing with upcoming jazz star Anthony Strong.
Alam is also writing for several projects including the new collaborative trio ‘Identity Parade’ (featuring Tom Hewson on keys/synths, and Peter Ibbetson on drums) and flamenco/tango/jazz influenced group ‘Carnival Rain’ (featuring Joe Morris – Trumpet, Jonny Phillips – Guitar, Matt Ridley – Bass and Andres Ticino – Percussion)
Alam’s debut record ‘Quintet’ featuring Hannes Riepler, Tom Hewson, Ryan Trebilcock and Jon Scott is available digitally here: http://alamnathoo.bandcamp.com/
He can also be seen performing with the Tom White Septet, Filipe Monteiro, the ‘Nu Civilisation Orchestra’, Jazz Jamaica All-Stars, Peter Ibbetson’s ‘The Twelveheads'(Live record available here), Huw Williams’ ‘Hon’, and MAP trio amongst others.
‘dynamic, expressive lyricism and elegant phrasing, and a palette that could turn effortlessly from blissy to deep and dense.’ – Geoff Winston, LondonJazzNews.com
‘Extraordinary technique, developing an interesting and individual voice’– Sebastian Scotney
‘Nathoo’s tone was warm but his sound surprisingly powerful’– Chris Parker
‘Nathoo’s patient development was impressive’– John Fordham
‘a rising star in British contemporary jazz’– Spoonfed