...A thorough understanding of the works of past masters, true passion, an aesthetic gift towards artistic creation, and a vision that allows him to confidently and unapologetically forge music into the future...
— Edward Anderson, NOLA Art House Music

photo courtesy Gulnara Khamatova.

As leader of the Awakening Orchestra, composer Kyle Saulnier fuses the post-bop and avant-garde jazz vocabulary with modern orchestral techniques and industrial rock muscle. Alexander Abnos of WNYC has called his music "lush and inventive," and Karl Ackermann of All About Jazz calls the Orchestra's 2014 debut "as rare an achievement as Carla Bley's Escalator Over the Hill... [a] tour-de-force and one of the best albums of the year." Possessing a flair for the dramatic in all his works, he has carved a signature sound that is at once recognizable and unreplicable.


In addition to the Awakening Orchestra, Saulnier has co-lead and composed for the chamber-pop group alice., and has composed original music for National Geographic Television and arranged and orchestrated for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the 2010 BET Awards. Not confined to large-ensemble composition, his catalog includes works for string duo, string quartet, brass ensembles, solo piano and countless combinations of jazz-based ensembles.

Kyle Saulnier is exclusively licensed and published by Awaken the Music.
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