w/ The Matt Niedbalski Trio
feat. Dylan Canterbury
On the Third Thursday of each month, join Matt Niedbalski and a rotating cast of young and talented jazz musicians.
Drinks and desserts will be available, courtesy of Doc's Restaurant, to make the night even sweeter!
Dylan Canterbury, Trumpet
Dylan Canterbury began playing trumpet at age 8, and jazz not long after. A graduate of the Jazz Studies program at SUNY Purchase, he counts jazz legends Jon Faddis, Jim Rotondi, and Ray Vega among his teachers. As a performer, he has worked with his own groups as well as such notables as Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra, and the All-Star O’Rourkestra. He has over 50 published original compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions available through Jazz Lines Publications, and his works have been performed by groups such as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Barcelona Jazz Orchestra. As an educator, he is a member of the adjunct faculty of SUNY Schenectady County Community College and the College of St. Rose, where he teaches a variety of jazz-focused courses. Canterbury released his debut album as a leader, “Going Places,” in March 2021, to critical acclaim and airtime on several nationally broadcast jazz radio shows.
Tyler Giroux, Piano
Tyler Giroux is a valve trombone and piano player in Upstate New York. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He has performed and studied with many notable musicians, including John Daversa, Alan Ferber, Mitch Frohman, Dante Luciani, Brian Lynch, Scott Robinson, Tony Succar, and Bret Zvacek. He finished 1st place in the 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Rich Matteson Jazz Competition, and has performed at numerous festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival. He recently performed with jazz artist and vocalist Sheila Jordan as part of the Quebec Jazz Festival.
Currently, Tyler performs regularly around New York State’s Capital Region. He performs with his own groups, as well as the Giroux Brothers, Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra, GNP, the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra, Bryan Brundige and the Piggly Wigglies, Mike Jenkins and the Fat Ties, and several other local musicians.
In addition to his performing career, Tyler is an avid music educator. He is an experienced private instructor and clinician, topics including trombone, euphonium, piano, jazz theory, and improvisation.
Steve Kirsty, Bass
Matt Niedbalski, Drums
Matt Niedbalski is a drummer known for bringing musicality and energy to the bandstand. Born and raised in New York’s Capital District, Matt was exposed to music at a very early age. While in high school he took private drum lessons with drummer/author Ted Mackenzie and participated in the Empire State Youth Orchestra as well as the Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute. Before graduating high school Matt played with many local musicians, performing at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, the Final Stretch Music Festival and the Lake George Jazz Festival where he opened for Rudresh Manthappa and Bunky Green.