"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
4/24/17 Duo @ Tomi Jazz w/ Myles Sloniker Two Sets @ 11:00 and 11:50pm $0 cover/$5 min per person
5/15/17 Duo @ Tomi Jazz w/ Tuomo Uusitalo Two Sets @ 11:00 and 11:50pm $0 cover/$5 min
6/5 Quartet @ Rockwood Music Hall One Set 7:00-7:45pm $0 cover/ 1 drink min
"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")