Nick Dunston (b. 1996) is a bassist, composer, scholar, and cross-disciplinary collaborator primarily working in new and original music, usually involving improvisation. Born in Washington, D.C., but raised in New York, His performances have spanned a variety of venues across The United States and Europe, including at the Bern Jazz Festival in Switerland (Nick Dunston's "Dinner Party"), Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland (Arta Jekabsone Quintet), Sardegna Jazz Festival in Italy (Tyshawn Sorey Trio), Guimarães Jazz Festival in Portugal (Jeff Lederer Quartet), Monterey Jazz Festival in California (Orange Julius and The Big Beat), and the Berlin Jazz Festival in Germany (Amirtha Kidambi's "Elder Ones"). He's performed in close collaboration with musicians such as Tyshawn Sorey, Cory Smythe, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Matt Wilson, Joe Fiedler, Rene Marie, Jeff Lederer, and George Schuller. As a composer, he's written for dance companies (The Joffrey Ballet School), performances artists (Zoey Hart), and a wide range of ensembles and performers including chamber orchestras, solo instruments, and various configurations of smaller groups. He's also written for Hot House Jazz Magazine since November 2016. Nick currently studies performance, composition, and musicology at The New School and is set to graduate in 2019. He is an endorsing artist for Spectraflex Cables.