Pianist; Artistic Director of Jazz at Domus Fare; Leader, Nick Weiser Trio.
Steeped in both jazz and classical idioms, Nick’s creativity intrigues the listener with its transparency, textures and communication. He draws his ideas freely from repertoire, jazz standards and contemporary popular music, purposely shaping his playing to be adventurous and inviting.
Nick has performed widely, including the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy, and Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Eastman School of Music and serves as the head of Jazz Studies at the State University of New York at Fredonia.
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Kieran J. Hanlon is Assistant Professor of Double Bass and Jazz at The State University of New York at Fredonia. Equally footed in both classical and jazz playing, Kieran plays Principal Bass for the Erie Philharmonic, and is a substitute bassist for the Detroit Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestras. He is also a first call jazz player across Upstate New York and Northwest Pennsylvania.
Alec is a performer, composer, and educator. He was named Jazz Vibraphonist of the Year in 2015 by Jazz Buffalo, he has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Bruce Johnstone, Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby Militello, and Helen Sung. Alec maintains a busy schedule performing as a leader and sideman in a number of groups. His newest project, Critical Mass, is a testament to his exploration of modern jazz music, and improvisation.
Alec is proud to be a graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he now serves on the faculty. In addition, he teaches at Villa Maria College.