Trombonist and educator, Nick Syman is a featured soloist with some of the most exciting young bands on the Twin-cities jazz scene. He plays regularly with Adam Meckler Orchestra, a contemporary big band recently praised by Leigh Kamman as a “stunning, stunning experience,” and The Nexus Ensemble, a new band that fuses jazz with hip-hop and R&B.
Nick has performed with Bob Summers, Michael B. Nelson, Corey Christiansen, Steve Strand and Michael Spiro. An extremely versatile player, he has soloed with big bands, West African drumming ensembles, experimental eloctro-ambient groups, small jazz groups, Latin jazz ensembles, salsa bands, funk bands, traditional New Orleans jazz bands, pop bands, bluegrass groups, wind bands, and orchestras.
A devoted educator, Nick has worked as an artist in residence at Woodstock School in Missouri, India, an Associate Instructor in Indiana University’s jazz studies department, and as a private trombone teacher. He currently is the director of bands and jazz ensembles at Hudson High School.