“It’s clear that while Brust has absorbed the varied influences of a couple of generations of jazz saxophonists, he is well on the way to developing a clear personal voice.” (David Kastin, author of “Nica’s Dream: The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness”)
Since moving to New York in 2012, saxophonist Nick Brust has established his voice on the saxophone with an adventurous harmonic imagination and incisive, soulful sound. Over the past few years, he has found his niche as a bandleader and composer, forming multiple groups to explore the many moods present in jazz. Nick has performed and recorded with many highly acclaimed musicians in NYC including Gilad Hekselman.
Nick recently released an EP, ‘Brooklyn Folk Songs,’ with his newest group, the Nick Brust Quartet in January 2015. Brooklyn Folk Songs “showcases a set of original compositions that infuse sturdy melodies with a rich, contemporary harmonic palette…like the borough for which it’s named – encompasses a variety of moods along with its own unique accent” (David Kastin). ‘Brooklyn Folk Songs’ was recently added as a feature album on WJMX-DB Smooth Jazz Boston.
Before moving to New York, Nick attended New England Conservatory in Boston on scholarship, where he studied with Jerry Bergonzi, Frank Carlberg, Ran Blake, John McNeil, Donny McCaslin, and Miguel Zenón. He graduated with honors in May 2012 with a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance. Prior to attending NEC, Nick attended the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Walt Weiskopf, Harold Danko, and Chien-Kwan Lin. Nick graduated in May 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies and Music Education. Nick has continued his studies in New York with Will Vinson and Lage Lund.
See more at http://www.nickbrustjazz.com
Event Date: September 20, 2015
Show time: 7pm
Ticket Price: $10 general admission