Nathan Jorgensen is director of jazz studies at the University of New Hampshire where he is responsible for teaching applied saxophone lessons, directs two jazz ensembles, serves as administrator and coordinator of the Clark Terry Jazz Festival, and is the producer of the UNH Traditional Jazz Series. Jorgensen is an accomplished jazz and classical saxophonist and feels at home in nearly every musical situation. He has had the opportunity to share the stage with notable jazz performers such as Terell Stafford, Bobby Watson, Bobby Shew, Gary Foster, Bob Sheppard, and many others. His classical performing has allowed him the opportunity to perform with the Kansas City Symphony, the South Dakota Symphony, the Dakota Wind Ensemble, and he has been featured as a concerto soloist with the Dakota Wind Ensemble, South Dakota State University Symphonic Band and the University of New Hampshire Wind Symphony. Prior to his appointment at UNH, Jorgensen served as Assistant Professor of Woodwinds and Jazz at South Dakota State University. Jorgensen holds a DMA from the University of Kansas, a Master of Music from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Kansas.
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