Nate Waters has been studying and performing saxophone in a myriad of styles for almost twenty years. He has a MMus in Saxophone Performance and a BMus in Secondary Music Education from the University of Calgary, as well as a BEd in Secondary Music Education from the University of British Columbia. Nate was a 2013 finalist in the RBC Concerto Competition playing alongside the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and has had his writing published in Critical Voices, a peer-review musicology journal. He also performs in jazz groups around the city, most notably being a frequent collaborator in the University of Calgary's Monday Night Jazz Series. While primarily a saxophonist, Nate also has toured Canada as a multi-instrumentalist with multiple pop groups (Hunter-Gatherer, The Cable-knits) and is a familiar face on many disparate stages around the city of Calgary.