A Massachusetts native and graduate of both Harvard and Berklee, Kyle
Nasser has established himself as one of the most technically
saxophonists and inventive composers of his generation. Since moving to
New York City in 2010, he has played at some of the city’s most
prestigious venues, including the Blue Note, Iridium, and Cornelia St.
Cafe, and has toured in the U.S. and South America.
Nasser has shared the stage with jazz luminaries such as Jim Hall, Hank
Jones, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Ben Monder, Rich Perry, and Ethan
Nasser’s music stands out for its seamless integration of classical
forms and techniques with jazz language and phrasing.
Jeff Miles is quickly becoming one of the most in-demand
musicians on the New York music scene. The 26-year-old guitar player
from San Diego has already performed with musicians such as Terry Lynn
Carrington, Fabian Almazan, Logan Richardson, Roy Hargrove, John
Benitez, and Ziv Ravitz.
He began studying classical piano at the age of six and picked up
guitar at twelve. In 2004 he moved to Boston to attend the Berklee
College of Music on scholarship.
He was a member of the 2007 Berklee Monterey
Quartet, a group featured twice at the 50th annual Monterey Jazz
Festival. Jeff won the 2008 Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition. He
returned to Montreux the following year to lead his own band as a
Jeff subsequently toured Europe with the vocal and piano competition
Jeff has performed in legendary venues including
Smalls, Blues Alley, The Monterey, Montreux, Onset, and Longwy Jazz
Festivals, Scullers, Regattabar, Opera de Lyon, Dizzy’s, Fat Cat,
Steamers and Iridium.
Dov Manski is a pianist, composer and teacher who has
performed professionally for over a decade. He received his BMA in jazz
piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he
studied with Danilo Perez, Ran Blake, Michael Cain, and Frank Carlberg.
Dov currently resides in Brooklyn.
Manski has shared the stage with many notable musicians including Bill
McHenry, Dave Holland, John McNeil, Cecil McBee, Steve Davis, George
Garzone, Bob Moses, and Allan Chase.
He has been featured at the Costa Rica Jazz Festival, Mexico City Jazz
Festival, Portland Jazz Festival, and Boston Jazz Festival.
Nick Jost is a Grammy-nominated bassist, whose work seamlessly
spans genres and styles, drawing acclaim in Bass Player Magazine, All
About Jazz, Pitchfork, and Metal Insider all in one calendar year.
He's a member of internationally touring metal band "Baroness",
acclaimed indie rock outfit "Wilder Maker", experimental noise band
Torso", intercontinental improvisational duo "Forgotten Arm", and has
featured on recent records by up-and-coming jazz musicians
like Pawan Benjamin, Max Cudworth, Matt Villinger, Sean McCluskey, and
After launching his career as a regular at Jazz at the Bistro in his
native St. Louis, he has performed across the world at venues such as
Webster Hall, Camden Palace, Lollapalooza, Nürburgring, and the
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.
Jost received his masters in music from Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville, and has been active in music education in St. Louis,
Nepal, Guyana, and Ecuador.
He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Allan Mednard was born and raised in Queens, New York. His
musical experiences involved New York City's All-City High School Music
program, Bayside High School's Academy of Music, and Queens College's
Center for Preparatory Studies in Music program. He
graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in jazz performance from
the City College of New York, where he studied with Carl Allen.
He has shared the stage with ensembles led by Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aaron
Parks, Ben Street, Ben Allison, Godwin Louis, Andrew D'Angelo, Jaleel
Shaw, Le Boeuf Brothers, Melissa Aldana, and many more.