At a young age, Kyle had an inescapable curiosity for saxophone and instrumental music. Before graduating from high school, he would co-create and lead a jazz combo class, receive superior ranks in solo & ensemble, and create numerous arrangements for small jazz ensemble.
In 2018, Kyle graduated with his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado’s prestigious jazz program. While attending school, he was a member of UNC’s Lab I under the direction of Dana Landry. During this time, Kyle had the pleasure of performing with musicians such as: Adam Nussbaum, Randy Brecker, Bob Shephard, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Lab I received a 2018 Downbeat award for “Best large jazz ensemble” in the graduate category. Upon graduating, Kyle was recognized with the “Outstanding undergrad” award.
After graduating, Kyle found work traveling the world and performing on various cruise ships. Most recently, Kyle is a saxophonist for the esteemed blues band, “The B.B. King’s all-stars.” While between contracts, Kyle continues to lead bands under his name, teach, and compose. He also enjoys being a sideman for other notable groups, such as the Academy Jazz Ensemble, who he performed with at the 2019 Five-points Jazz Festival in Denver.
In his free time he enjoys making chai, learning Japanese, gaming, and hiking.
From Kyle: “I owe everything to music. Everything joyful I’ve gotten to experience in my life has been because in 6th grade, I went to an instrument petting zoo and chose the best instrument in the world. I’m very lucky to do what I do, and I never regret my dedication and many long hours of sitting in a practice room.”