“Kitt Lyles plays with a solid, earthy tone and an unerring sense of groove. He has a particular gift for playing pedal points, buoying what could be a static musical moment with elation and color.” – Dan Healy, Chicago Jazz Magazine
Kitt Lyles is an upright and electric bassist, bandleader, composer, arranger, and educator from Greenville, SC currently residing in Chicago, IL. A graduate of Northwestern University (BM Jazz Studies, 2013), he is well versed in a multitude of different music traditions and genres, having studied under Wynton Marsalis Septet members Victor Goines and Carlos Henriquez. He has performed all over the country with his various projects, including Andy’s Jazz Club in Chicago, Snug Harbor in New Orleans, Cliff Bells in Detroit, as well as touring internationally in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and China.