Kyle is a New York-based trumpet player who has a multifaceted career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestra member, contemporary specialist, and rock and jazz performer, working in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to Joe's Pub and Madison Square Garden.
He has appeared with such groups as EOS Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, American Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, The Knights, International Contemporary Ensemble, New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony, Mark Morris Dance Group, Opera Orchestra of New York, Russian National Orchestra, League of Composers, and various Broadway shows.
He presently records and tours worldwide with bands The National and Beirut, and has recorded and toured extensively with singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens.
Kyle has held Principal Trumpet or Solo Cornet positions in the New York City Opera National Company, S.E.M. Ensemble, Paragon Ragtime Orchestra and the Ostravska Banda International Chamber Orchestra, as well as in a few regularly performing NYC-based freelance orchestras.
In addition to the records of Sufjan Stevens (BQE), The National (High Violet and Trouble Will Find Me), a few of the other groups Kyle has recorded with are Shara Worden's My Brightest Diamond, Phosphorescent, Takka Takka, Milagres, and Locas in Love. He can also be heard on classical music recordings of the Spoleto Festival Orchestra (on Chandos Records), the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra (Rialto and New World Records), the S.E.M. Ensemble, the Argento Chamber Ensemble, and International Contemporary Ensemble.
He attended Indiana University, completing his bachelor of music degree, studying with Bernard Adelstein and John Rommel. He received his master's degree in trumpet performance from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Charles Daval.