Kyle Vock

Kyle Vocks Profile

Kyle Vock is a free-lance bassist and music teacher from the 1000 islands region of New York. After Graduating from SUNY New Paltz and The Eastman School of Music in 2010, he has been an in demand player in Western New York and Rochester having performed with The Mighty High and Dry, Steve Grills and the Roadmasters, the Rick Holland Little Big Band ,The Rita Collective, My Plastic Sun , Carl Adkins’ Culture Clash, The Westview Project, Jon Greeno , and Connie Deming. While at Eastman Kyle was also a member of the renowned Eastman Jazz Ensemble. He has played at the Rochester International Jazz festival for the last 5 years. Most notably, Kyle has had the opportunity to perform with Lee Konitz, Marvin Stamm, Jeff Beal, Wycliff Gordon,Bill Dobbins,Bob Sneider, Rufus Reid,John Menegon, Teri Roiger, Paul Smoker,Mike Kaupa, Dean Keller, Kristin Shiner Mcguire, Adam Falcon, Rebecca Coupe Franks, Dave Bixler, And Al Defino. While an undergrad Kyle Coestablished The New Paltz Jazz Society . As the groups first president, Kyle succeeded in bringing some celebrity Jazz musicians to the school for Master classes and workshops. Jack DeJohnett, Rufus Reid ,Karl Berger and John Lindberg were just some of those musicians. As a teacher, Kyle spent three consecutive summers directing the Jazz program at the Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary. In 2013 , Kyle joined the Nazareth College of Rochester faculty leading their rock ensemble and teaching electric and upright bass

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