"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
News and Upcoming Performances
12/05/16 Duo @ Tomi Jazz 11:00pm-12:30am w/ Tuomo Uusitalo
12/19/16 30th Birthday Celebration! Quartet @ Rockwood Music Hall 7pm w/ Tuomo Uusitalo, Emma Dayhuff, Kenneth Salters $10 Cover
"Brooklyn Folk Songs (Loudr), the new four-track EP by the Nicholas Brust Quartet, showcases a set of original compositions that infuse sturdy melodies with a rich, contemporary harmonic palette. It’s clear that while Brust has absorbed the varied influences of a couple of generations of jazz saxophonists, he is well on the way to developing a clear personal voice. Along with Ben Euson, guitar, Alex Claffy, bass and Kenneth Salters, drums, Brust has fashioned a recording that - like the borough for which it’s named - encompasses a variety of moods along with its own unique accent."
-David Kastin (author of "Nica's Dream: The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness")