Composer and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Saulnier brings a well-informed, genre-bending aesthetic to everything he touches. Heavily influenced by and involved in a wide range of styles and methodologies, he focuses on truly unique music and creative composition.
Raised in Connecticut, Kyle holds a dual Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Composition and Music Business & Management from the Berklee College of Music, and a Master's Degree from the Manhattan School of Music in Jazz Composition. He has studied composition with masters including Michael Abene, David Liebman, Michael Patterson, Phil Wilson, and Dr. Mark Kilstofte. A baritone saxophone specialist, he performs regularly on all saxophones, clarinets, and flute, and can frequently be seen on the indie rock and singer-songwriter scenes as an accomplished electric and acoustic bassist. Additionally, he is a frequent conductor of large jazz- and studio-based ensembles, and has several production credits to his name as well.
Kyle leads and conducts the Awakening Orchestra, an epic 20-piece avant-garde ensemble, and co-leads the elastic-hybrid-chamber-pop supergroup alice., and is also a regular member of a handful of creatively-led ensembles, including Russ Kaplan's RK+6 and singer-songwriter Sasha Papernik. He has written for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, National Geographic Television, and countless other projects. Currently Kyle lives in New York City with his wife, violinist Brooke Quiggins.