Born: October 6, 1987 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Jay Rattman, a woodwind artist and creative musician in New York City, has performed at Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Coachella Festival, in addition to appearing on NPR’s Sound of Young America, The Late Show, and The Tonight Show. In demand in settings as diverse as traditional jazz, klezmer, big bands, free improvisations, creative jazz, and classical chamber music, he has performed with artists as disparate as Bob Dorough, Feist, Nellie McKay, Stephon Harris, and the José Limón Dance Company. A member of the klezmer band “Zlek” and Phil Woods’s Festival Orchestra, he leads a jazz quartet that plays members’ original music. As a member of the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet, he has premiered pieces by David Noon, Marc-Antonio Consoli, Jeffrey Nytch, and Quinn Collins among others. A recipient of an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, Rattman holds bachelors and masters degrees from Manhattan School of Music.
New York, NY
As an educator, Rattman maintains an active private studio in addition to having taught group instrumental lessons in New York City public schools, at COTA Camp Jazz, and via distance learning from Manhattan School of Music. He also presented in a teaching artists masterclass with Yo Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble.