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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!

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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 nicksyman.bandcamp.com … Continue reading

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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.

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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 … Continue reading

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Nick Syman Quartet: First Performance

Last January I realized that I had spent too much time theorizing about putting various groups together and no time actually following through with these plans.  So I started writing tunes for a small jazz group.  Since then I have finished … Continue reading

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Wise Blood

I am playing with a stripped down version of AMO in an opera based on Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood. Check it out at http://www.tempotickets.com/event/Ejln1F

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When The Clouds Look Like This

The AMO album came out last fall and I am finally getting around to posting about it. Really proud of how it turned out. It got a lot of great reviews, but the coolest bit of press was definitely our … Continue reading

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Heading to the Studio with AMO!

Our Kickstarter has been fully funded and we are heading to the studio this weekend!  You still have 5 more days to pre-order the album.  So excited to be a part of this project.  Keep an eye out for updates.

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New Music for Trombone Quartet

I wrote this last week for Composer Quest’s Fortune Cookie Songwriting challenge.  Really happy with how it turned out.  I’ve been itching to write something for a group of trombones ever since I heard this Jacob Garchik album.  Recording this … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Jazz Festival

This week is the Twin Cities Jazz Festival.  A great lineup of music this year with tons of local talent represented.  I’m very excited to hear the headliner Kenny Werner play, who became one my my heroes in high school … Continue reading

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