Reeds: Tenor Sax/Alto Sax/Clarinet (Massachusetts)
A native of New Bedford, MA, Kyle began playing music at age six. He started with the clarinet and picked up saxophone a few years later. He now plays clarinet, alto sax, and tenor sax. In high school he was chosen lead tenor for the Massachusetts All-State and All-East Jazz Ensembles in addition to winning numerous “outstanding soloist” and “MVP” awards at Northeast high school jazz competitions.
Kyle went on to study economics and political philosophy at Harvard College. He graduated in June 2005 with an A.B. in Economics, magna cum laude. While at Harvard, he was an active member in both the Harvard and Boston music scenes, playing an eclectic assortment of styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to funk and neo-soul to traditional Indian music. During these years Kyle had the opportunity to perform with many jazz greats including Joe Lovano, Hank Jones, Dave Douglas, Jim Hall, Joanne Brackeen, Don Braden, Kenny Garrett, and John Benitez.
Kyle currently attends Berklee College of Music on full merit scholarship. In addition to playing with Boston Swing, his current musical projects include a straight-ahead jazz quartet and jazz duo, as well as a funk/soul group fronted by distinguished vocalist Mikelyn Roderick. Kyle plans to pursue a career in music performance and education.
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He is a also a member of the recording studio ensemble for Boston Swing and works with countless other professional acts.