Nicholas Brust: Album Release

April 8th, 2023 7pm   Stage


Nicholas Brust


Heralded as a premiere saxophonist of his generation, Boston-based jazz saxophonist Nicholas Brust (pronounced “Bruhst”) has established his voice in the world of modern instrumental music. He has found his niche as a bandleader and composer, taking advantage of the numerous textures and combinations available in small-group improvised music. Brust has performed with numerous highly acclaimed musicians, including Gilad Hekselman, The Peter Silver Big Band (sharing the stage with Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Owens, Steve Wilson and others), guitarist Ben Eunson, Kristina Koller (appearing in her Quintet at the 2020 NYC Winter Jazz Fest), and many others. Nicholas is currently on faculty at New England Conservatory as part of its Prep/Continuing Education division in addition to maintaining his own private studio.

“Gliding over the expansive harmonies, incorporating every note into melodic, often singable phrases…most welcome to the ear.” (John Pietaro, The NYC Jazz Record)

"Nick Brust’s playing and writing is evidence that the future of the alto saxophone is in good hands. Rarely do you find a young player who combines exquisite, head-spinningly dextrous playing with such thoughtful ideas and compositions. Check him out!" (Will Vinson)

Nicholas Brust, sax
Alex Goodman, guitar
Julia Chen, piano
Ben Tiberio, bass
Gary Kerkezou, drums