Kyle Nasser Group

A Massachusetts native and graduate of both Harvard and Berklee, Kyle Nasser has established himself as one of the most technically fluid 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 Iverson.

Nasser’s music stands out for its seamless integration of classical forms and techniques with jazz language and phrasing.

His latest CD as a leader is "Persistent Fancy", featuring this ensemble:

Kyle performed at Chez Hanny previously with Beekman.

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 featured act. Jeff subsequently toured Europe with the vocal and piano competition winners.

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 "Horse 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 Kyle Nasser.

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 early 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.