Instructor
Joined in
2019

Kyle

Instructor

Invest yourself in everything you do. There's fun in being serious.

 

-John Coltrane

Interested in taking lessons with Kyle

Teaches at:
Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Kyle Cervantes Trio, Academy Jazz Ensemble, B.B. King's All-Stars, Summit Jazz Ensemble

Current Projects

Debut Album in the works. :), A study of Bird Blues in all 12 keys

Education

Bachelors of Music from the University of Northern Colorado, Emphasis in Jazz Studies, Won a 2018 Downbeat award for best collegiate big band in the grad student category

Favorite Bands

Chon, Covet, Monobody, Ronnie Cuber, Joshua Redman, Joel Frahm, Scott Robinson, Mingus Big band, Maria Schneider Orchestra

Favorite Instruments

Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax, Harmonium

Performance Experience

• Holland America. 2019-2020. Saxophonist for B.B. King’s All-Stars, • Princess cruises. 2018-2019. Woodwind specialist in Princess Orchestra., • Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival Band- 2017, Five Points Jazz Festival- 2019. Mainstage with Academy Jazz Ensemble, Greeley Oktobrewfest- 2019. With UNC Lab I, Taste of Fort Collins: Fort Collins, CO- 2017. With Igaus Davis, RAW: Colorado- 2017. With Igaus Davis, UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival-2015-2018

About Kyle

At a young age, Kyle had an inescapable curiosity for saxophone and instrumental music. Before graduating from high school, he would co-create and lead a jazz combo class, receive superior ranks in solo & ensemble, and create numerous arrangements for small jazz ensemble. 

 In 2018, Kyle graduated with his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado’s prestigious jazz program. While attending school, he was a member of UNC’s Lab I under the direction of Dana Landry. During this time, Kyle had the pleasure of performing with musicians such as: Adam Nussbaum, Randy Brecker, Bob Shephard, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Lab I received a 2018 Downbeat award for “Best large jazz ensemble” in the graduate category. Upon graduating, Kyle was recognized with the “Outstanding undergrad” award.

 After graduating, Kyle found work traveling the world and performing on various cruise ships. Most recently, Kyle is a saxophonist for the esteemed blues band, “The B.B. King’s all-stars.” While between contracts, Kyle continues to lead bands under his name, teach, and compose. He also enjoys being a sideman for other notable groups, such as the Academy Jazz Ensemble, who he performed with at the 2019 Five-points Jazz Festival in Denver. 

 In his free time he enjoys making chai, learning Japanese, gaming, and hiking.

From Kyle: “I owe everything to music. Everything joyful I’ve gotten to experience in my life has been because in 6th grade, I went to an instrument petting zoo and chose the best instrument in the world. I’m very lucky to do what I do, and I never regret my dedication and many long hours of sitting in a practice room.”

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