Kevin Sun – reeds
Walter Stinson – bass
Matt Honor – drums
Kevin Sun is a Brooklyn-based saxophonist, clarinetist, and improvisor-composer. His first album, Trio, will be released in February 2018 on Endectomorph Music. The works on the album explore short, dense cyclical forms for improvisation, incorporating drum chants, negative harmony, serial techniques, and extreme adaptations of transcribed material from the recorded jazz canon; bassist Walter Stinson and drummer Matt Honor complete the ensemble. Kevin was previously the editor of Jazz Speaks, the blog of The Jazz Gallery, a nonprofit jazz cultural center in New York City, and provides music-related grant-writing services for the Gallery and individual clients. He graduated summa cum laude with an A.B. in English from Harvard College and also holds an M.M. in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Miguel Zenón, among many others. His co-led 2016 release, Earprint, was named #1 Debut Album in the 2016 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll.
“…a player who sees the big picture and his evolving place within it” – The New York City Jazz Record
“When he wants to, Sun has immaculate command of traditional jazz language” – Ethan Iverson, from the liner notes to Great On Paper