Nelson Devereaux is a recording artist, composer, teacher, arranger and woodwind player living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A Milwaukee native, Nelson Devereaux started playing alto saxophone at 8 years old, studying with Berkeley Fudge at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. When he was 18, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and studied saxophone Eugene Rousseau at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities.
Upon finishing his degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance, Nelson began extensive touring around the US and Europe with Har Mar Superstar and recording, arranging, and touring with the indie-rock band Bon Iver. Nelson has since played some of the biggest venues and music festivals in the world: Coachella (’17-’18), The Hollywood Bowl, Primavera Barcelona (’15,’16), Hammerstein Ballroom, Copley Symphony Hall, Merriweather Post Pavilion and many more around the United States, Europe, and Canada.
In 2019, Nelson joined and toured the US and Europe with Craig Finn (The Hold Steady) and the Uptown Controllers, playing Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone and Flute and supporting vocals. An avid recording artist, Nelson has also completed recording work with bands such as Polica, Lizzo, Mark Mallman, Paul Cherry, The Mild High Club, Suko Pyramid, Max Devereaux, Klassik and many more!