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Kyle Koehler
Originally from Philadelphia, Kyle grew up hearing and then playing with some of the jazz masters (Shirley Scott, Charles Earland, etc.). After receiving a degree in music performance and composition, Kyle moved to New York City in the late 90s, where he has made quite a name for himself. Besides leading his own trio, he has performed with some of the top names in jazz , Lou Donaldson, David 'Fathead' Newman, Bobby Watson and Jimmy Heath. He has been on numerous recordings and recently completed two tours of Japan, promoting his critically acclaimed CD "EXIT 13" with drummer Sylvia Cuenca and guitarist Dave Stryker. Kyle was showcased on the NPR radio program Jazzset performing live from Birdland with the Don Braden Quartet.
 
In 2002, Kyle was chosen as a Jazz Ambassador to tour Africa on behalf of The Kennedy Center and US State Department. He has also led master classes on playing the Hammond B3 at numerous colleges and jazz programs, such as the Berklee College of Music and the Tri-C Jazzfest (Cleveland). Kyle has performed at many major festivals including the Monterey Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, and the Newport Jazz Fest in Madarao (Japan). Kyle is regularly featured on radio and television programs throughout Japan, US, and Europe. He was profiled and interviewed in an issue of Japan's Jazz Critic Magazine. This issue was entirely dedicated to jazz organ and featured interviews with Kyle Koehler, Joey DeFrancesco, Jimmy McGriff, and Reuben Wilson. He was also voted as a "Rising Star" in the Downbeat Critics Poll.
contact: kylekoehler@optonline.net
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Discography
Exit 13
Etoile Records CD 002 1475
recorded May 2002
Sylvia Cuenca, drums
Kyle Koehler, organ
Dave Stryker, guitar
Basic Traneing
Ronja Music YI3070
recorded 2003
Yoron Israel, drums
Bill Pierce, sopranos ax, tenor sax
Ed Cherry, guitar
Kyle Koehler, organ
Jay Hoggard, vibes, marimba
Ernesto Diaz, percussion
The New Hang
High Note HCD 7117
recorded November 2003 in Paramus, NJ/USA
Don Braden, tenor sax
Conrad Herwig, trombone
Kyle Koehler, organ
Cecil Brooks III, drums
Quick Response
CDM 1005
recorded 2004 (?) in USA (?)
Dom Minasi, guitar
Mark Whitecage, alto sax
Kyle Koehler, organ
John Bollinger, drums
Obligation
Criss Cross Jazz 1268
recorded October 2004 in Brooklyn, NYC/USA
Conrad Herwig, trombone
Seamus Blake, soprano sax, tenor sax
Mark Whitfield, guitar
Kyle Koehler, Hammond B-3 organ
Gene Jackson, drums
Workin'
HighNote Records HCD 7155
recorded June 2005 in West Orange, NJ/USA
Don Braden, tenor sax
Kyle Koehler, organ
Cecil Brooks III, drums
The Hard Way
Hear Music HRM-30851-01
recorded in London/Great Britain
James Hunter, guitar, vocals
Damian Hand, tenor sax
Lee Badau, baritone sax
Kyle Koehler, organ
Jason Wilson, bass
Jonathan Lee, drums
Flubby Dubby
Roni Music RM0700
recorded 2011 (?) live at Cecil's Jazz Club in West Orange, NJ/USA
Ron Jackson, guitar
Kyle Koehler, organ
Otis Brown III, drums
Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith
Okeh 88883721832

Craig Handy, flute, alto sax, tenor sax
Matt Chertkoff, guitar
Clarence Spady, guitar, vocals
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
Clark Gayton, sousaphone
Kyle Koehler, Hammond B-3 organ
Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocals
Al Jackson Jr, drums
Jason Marsalis, drums, tambourine
Herlin Riley, drums, tambourine, washboard
Minute By Minute
Fantasy FAN-33836-02

James Hunter, guitar, vocals
Damien Hand, flute, tenor sax
Lee Badau, baritone sax
Kyle Koehler, organ
Andrew Kingslow, piano, vibes, percussion
Daphne Chen, violin
Leah Katz, violin
Lisa Liu, violin
Adrienne Woods, cello
Jason Wilson, bass
Jonathan Lee, drums
Luminosity
Creative Perspective Music CPM3003

Don Braden, flute, alto flute, tenor sax
Sherman Irby, alto sax
Claudio Roditi, trumpet
Dave Stryker, guitar
Kyle Koehler, Hammond organ
Cecil Brooks III, drums
Soul Tree
Posi-tone Records PR8147
recorded September 2015 in Brooklyn, NY/USA
Ed Cherry, guitar
Kyle Koehler, organ
Anwar Marshall, drums
Bluesville
Zoho Music 2007

Boo Reiners, guitar
Andy Riedel, guitar, vocals
Joe Taino, guitar
John Bauers, piano, vocals
Mitch Woods, piano, vocals
Kyle Koehler, Hammond B-3 organ
Ken Robinson, clarinet, flute, alto sax
Audrey Welber, alto sax
Bill Easley, tenor sax
Michael Weisberger, tenor sax
John Di Santo, piccolo, baritone sax
Bryan Davis, trumpet
Carlos Francis, trumpet
John Martin, trumpet
Alex Jeun, trombone
Robert Edwards, trombone
Neal Pawley, trombone, vocals
Dave Post, bass
Jimmy Coleman, drums
Colby Inzer, drums
Vanessa Perea, vocals
Diversitonic
Sunnyside Records SSC1651

Bill Easley, sax, piccolo flute
Robert Bradford, guitar
Kyle Koehler, Hammond B-3 organ
Mark Wells, piano
Bill Newton, harmonica
John Hanks, drums
Beverly Botsford, percussion

 
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