Born in London to Jamaican parents, Nathaniel cites his influences as Charlie Parker, Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman. He began his music studies at the age of 14 and, with a degree from London's Royal Academy of Music, he has distinguished himself as a creative composer and lyrical performer with a massive future. Nathaniel is of course a member of the award winning and widely acclaimed band Empirical. Their second album ‘Out 'n' In’ was inspired by Eric Dolphy’s 1964 album ‘Out to Lunch!’. Their latest CD ‘Elements of Truth’ has just been released. "graceful...dramatic and subtle...a daring maturity that can only bode well for the future" - Jazzwise.