Israeli drummer, composer and arranger - Nathan Blankett was born in Jerusalem, Israel and started playing drums at the age of 13. Being fascinated by many different music genres, he has developed, over the years, a warm and organic sound that combines different elements from folkloric world music, as well as contemporary rock and Independent productions.
While attending the advanced music program at the Yellow Submarine Music Center, his fascination with jazz grew stronger and he began collaborating with some of the top musicians in the Israeli jazz scene.
In 2010, he performed at the Roma Jazz Festival and was fortunate to share the stage with great musicians such as Jeff Ballard, Larry Grenadier, Mark Turner, Roberto Gatto and more...
In 2011, Nathan was granted a scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he was privileged to study with great drummers such as Ian Froman, Yoron Israel, Ralph Peterson, and Kenwood Dennard, as well as leading writers and producers such as Joe Carrier, Bill Elliott, and Dr. Andrea Pejrolo, to name a few, all that while continuing to perform and record with various musicians around the USA.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude in Contemporary Writing and Production, Nathan currently resides in New York City where he continues to perform and make music.
Photo by Alessio Romano