Nick Dunston is a Brooklyn-based composer, bassist, and scholar. His performances have spanned a variety of venues and festivals across countries in North America and Europe. While not tethered to any one community, his work often finds itself in between the spaces of jazz, Black American music, 20th century western classical music, experimental music, No wave, and in many cases, cross-disciplinary collaborations. He's performed professionally with ensembles led by artists such as Tyshawn Sorey, Vijay Iyer, Marc Ribot, Ches Smith, Imani Uzuri, Anthony Coleman, Amirtha Kidambi, Dave Douglas, Matt Wilson, Jeff Lederer, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and Darius Jones. As a composer, he's written for and collaborated for a wide range of artists, from solo instrumentalists, to his own bands, to chamber orchestras, to performance artists. He's been commissioned by entities such as the New York Public Library of Performing Arts, the Joffrey Ballet School, The Witches, violist Joanna Mattrey, the ESMAE Jazz and Chamber Orchestras, and more. His currently leads two bands: "Atlantic Extraction" and "Truffle Pig", and is a co-leader of "Feral Children" (with Noah Becker and Lesley Mok) and "Aurelia Trio" (with Theo Walentiny and Connor Parks). He (along with vocalist/composer Anaïs Maviel) was awarded the Van Lier Fellowship for 2019 by Roulette Intermedium. As a writer, he's contributed monthly to Hot House jazz magazine since 2016.