Jay Rattman lives in New York and plays all sorts of music on all sorts of woodwind instruments.
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.