The Stan Killian Quartet
Stan Killian -Saxophone
Chris Villanueva — Piano
Daniel Lit Du Durham — Bass
Kyle Thompson — Drums
Jazz, TX is honored to present New York–based tenor saxophonist Stan Killian. Killian was born and raised in Texas and began performing professionally at age 16 with his father, Joe Killian, a jazz pianist and Hammond organist.
He graduated from Texas State University in 2001 where he studied improvisation with pianist James Polk, a Grammy nominated arranger and organist for The Ray Charles Orchestra and saxophone with John Mills. Killian performed extensively as a sideman in Austin, Houston and San Antonio before forming his own band which featured his father on piano.
In 2006, Stan Killian moved to the east coast and immediately began working as a sideman in Baltimore and Washington D.C. In 2011, he released his first record for Sunnyside Records called Unified, which received favorable reviews in JazzTimes, Down Beat, All About Jazz, The New York City Jazz Record and many other publications.