photo courtesy Gulnara Khamatova

Versatile and personal, Kyle Saulnier performs regularly on acoustic and electric basses as well as the baritone saxophone - additionally, he holds album and performance credits on tenor, soprano and alto saxophones, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, guitar, piano, organ, percussion, and a unique skill he refers to as 'desperation background vocals'.

As a conductor, Saulnier specializes in large jazz and crossover groups such as the Awakening Orchestra, and is frequently sought as a rehearsal and studio conductor for his ability to bring an ensemble together in a short amount of time. He has also produced and assistant-produced a number of widely varied projects, including Erica von Kleist's No Exceptions and Patrick Cornelius' While We're Still Young.

with Sasha Papernik
photo courtesy Richard Velasco

photo courtesy Gulnara Khamatova

with Russ Kaplan +7, live in the Greene Space