Kyle Hernandez musically drives. Permeates. The jazz guitarist/ vocalist/ composer/ producer is a multi-talented musical force whose fiery delivery and distinctive sound carry his music into a space that defies categorization. There is a gritty soul and passion that emphatically captures his New York roots on his most recent album as a bandleader: “The Kyle Hernandez Jazz Quartet”.
Kyle moved to New York in 2006 after being awarded a scholarship to attend The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan. Since finishing school, Kyle has shared the stage with a vast array of talented musicians and groups internationally including; Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Eric Alexander, Robert Glasper and many others. As a Leader, Kyle has released three albums, including his most recent self-titled release. Jazz festivals and venues all throughout the United States including; The Reno, Savannah, Newport, Sacramento, Toronto, Boston and Montreal Jazz Festivals have hosted Kyle's quartet. Notable venues including The Mondavi Center, The Blue Note, The Great American Music Hall, Rockwood Music Hall, Sullivan Hall and The Jazz Standard have hosted Kyle's groups. Kyle's group continues to play regularly as a quartet, performing both original and popular music fusing the styles of traditional and contemporary jazz.