Nathan Hanson and Brian Roessler have been musical partners for almost twenty years. In that time they have developed a unique musical sympathy and symbiosis. As a duo they create music that is at turns lyrical, bombastic, and ethereally expansive – accessible to the curious, while being challenging to the performers and listeners. In addition to their duo work they have performed with many different individuals and ensembles including Didier Petit, Pablo Cueco, Mirtha Pozzi, Douglas Ewart, Erik Fratzke, Carei Thomas, Pete Hennig, Alden Ikeda, Peter Leggett, and Fantastic Merlins.
Nathan and Brian have performed extensively in the United States and France. Notable venues include Sons d’Hiver (Paris), L’Ermitage (Paris), Atelier Tampon (Paris), Angora (Paris), La Passerelle (St. Brieuc), Atlantique Jazz Festival (Brest), Pannonica (Nantes), Ajmi (Avignon), The Outpost (Albuquerque), Hungry Brain (Chicago), Minnesota Sur Seine (St. Paul), and the Record Bar (Kansas City). They also curate the Community Pool: Deep End series at their longtime musical home in St. Paul, MN, the Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar.