Saxophone | Apprenticeship: Nasheet Waits | Creative Mentorship: Moor Mother
Neta Raanan is a saxophonist and composer raised in New Jersey. In her youth, Neta was drawn to the mysterious black and white photos of Thelonious Monk and Lester Young perched on the walls of the record stores in New York. She began attending creative music workshops across the east coast, participating in youth ensembles, and frequenting local venues like the Village Vanguard where she was exposed to artists like Paul Motian, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and others.
Neta continued to nurture her musicianship during her education at Berklee College of Music, gathering influences and approaches from a diverse and profound community of teachers and peers. Since earning her Masters in Music degree, Neta has been pursuing a life in creative music. Her collaborations supporting other artists span across genres, ranging from jazz to avant garde, to folk music to accompanying hip-hop artists and singer/songwriters, and mixed medium productions.
REDCAT ROY AND EDNA DISNEY/CALARTS THEATER 631 West 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
DePaul University, Holtschneider Performance Center - 2330 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614