n2k is a composers collective disguised as a jazz trio. The group’s original music runs from traditional to fusion to funk to rock to folk to the avant garde. A cohesive sound is created thru their respect of dynamics, space and sensitivity to the moment, allowing breath and freedom of expression while always honoring form.
Jim Kunkel electric and classical guitar
Mickey Kopchak electric bass
Al Natoli drums
Jim Kunkel has composed music for independent films and documentaries such as the Aspects of the Arts series profiling the poet Dan Masterson and artist Frederick Franck. As leader and sideman he has performed and recorded as a guitarist since the late seventies. He was absent from the performance scene for 8 years while focusing on the healing arts. This Amity performance marks his return.
Mickey Kopchak has been playing bass professionally since the age of 10. He has performed and recorded with jazz and pop artists throughout the northeast ever since. Known not only for his sensitivity and presence, Mickey expands the sonic assignment of the bass by tastefully employing a multitude of effects creating rich and expansive soundscapes.
Al Natoli is a drummer that listens closely, responding in the moment with the sensibilities of a seasoned arranger. A multi instrumentalist, Al composes most often on piano and guitar,the drums being his preference for performance. His talents have brought him as far off to recording sessions and performances in Paris, France but he keeps it all closer to home these days performing in the Hudson Valley.