Bio

Trombonist and educator, Nick Syman is a featured soloist with some of the most exciting young bands on the Twin-cities jazz scene.  He plays regularly with the Adam Meckler Orchestra, a modern big band recently praised by Leigh Kamman as a “stunning, stunning experience,” and The Nexus Ensemble, a new band that fuses jazz with hip-hop and R&B. Nick has performed with Bob Summers, Michael B. Nelson, Corey Christiansen, Steve Strand and Michael Spiro.  A versatile player, he has soloed with big bands, West African drumming ensembles, experimental eloctro-ambient groups, small jazz groups, Latin jazz ensembles, salsa bands, funk bands, traditional New Orleans jazz bands, pop bands, bluegrass groups, wind bands, and orchestras. As an educator, Nick has worked as artist in residence at Woodstock School in Missouri, India; Associate Instructor at Indiana University’s jazz studies department; and a private trombone teacher.  He currently is the director of bands and jazz ensembles at Hudson High School. Nick has a Bachelor of Arts in trombone performance and music education from St. John’s University and a Master of Music in jazz studies from Indiana University.  He has studied with David Baker, Carl Lenthe, Brent Wallarab, and Dale White.

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