Nick Dunston (b. 1996) is a bassist, composer, scholar, and cross-disciplinary collaborator who works with new and original music, typically involving improvisation. His performances have spanned a variety of venues across North America and Europe, including at the Bern Jazz Festival in Switerland (Nick Dunston's "Dinner Party"), Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland (Arta Jekabsone Band), Sardegna Jazz Festival in Italy (Tyshawn Sorey Trio), Guimarães Jazz Festival in Portugal (Jeff Lederer/Joe Fiedler Quartet), Monterey Jazz Festival in California (Julius Rodriguez), Berlin Jazz Festival in Germany, and the Jantar Jazz Festival in Poland (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, Kendrick Scott, Amirtha Kidambi, Jeff Lederer, and George Schuller. As a composer, he's written for and collaborated with dancers (The Joffrey Ballet School), performances artists (Zoey Hart), chamber orchestras (Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, ESMAE Chamber Orchestra), solo instruments, and various configurations of smaller ensembles. As a writer, he's contributed to Hot House jazz magazine since 2016. Nick currently studies at The New School and is set to graduate in 2019 with a BA in contemporary music and a BFA in jazz performance. He is an endorsing artist for Spectraflex Cables.