More Maple & Beech live videos

Tyler and Pete are on on a role with these live videos.

Playing in this band is fun because I get to play:

a) sensitive chamber music

b) loud crazy sounds through an effects pedal

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

RUNDAWDAW Release Show

I’m playing with Maple & Beach this Saturday at Bryant Lake Bowl and Theater in Minneapolis. Really proud of my friends Tyler and Pete. They made an awesome album, and I am excited to be a small part of it. Buy tickets here. Buy the album here:

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Local Access Interview

I was recently interviewed by the wonderful Bobbi Pominville, for the Western Wisconsin Journal.  We had a very Midwestern chat about jazz, teaching and the weather.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Maple & Beech

Very excited to be playing with Maple & Beech again. Check out these two new videos and get excited about shows and a new full length album!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NSQ Album Release


A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this project happen: Pete James Johnson, Ted Godbout, Ted Olsen, The Skeleton Room, Tyler Tholl, Charlie McCarron, Oanh Vu, and Huntley Miller. The album is now available in full at and I am selling physical CDs in person.

Also, we’ve had out first bit of press on the release from the Star Tribune, “Syman […] writes spacious tunes that let the sound of his big horn roll around. The rhythm section […] is likewise spare, penetrating and occasionally spunky.”

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NSQ Album Announcement!

Nick Syman Quartet’s first album will be released November 10, 2016!  We will be celebrating with a 9pm release show at Reverie in Minneapolis as part of Thursday Night Jazz at Reverie.

NSQ album cover

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MNKINO Film Score Fest


For the second year, my friends at MNKINO and Composer Quest have teamed up for the MNKINO Film Score Fest.  20 film makers made short films and 20 composer wrote scores.  The scores will be played by a live orchestra at St. Paul’s Landmark Center August 13, 7pm.  This is my second year composing a score and playing in the orchestra.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment