Third Shore Collective is a contemporary jazz/fusion quintet based in the Midwest. The group consists of French hornist William Schneider, alto
saxophonist Kyle Brooks, guitarist Zakk Jones, bassist Dylan Bretz, and drummer Brad Billmaier. The ensemble formed in Bowling Green, OH but has performed extensively throughout the region, bringing a specialized blend of bebop, Americana, R&B, world music, and the avant-garde. The groups’ debut record Third Shore Collective features a mix of compositions from each of the band’s constituent members, each of them accomplished composers, educators, and performers in their own right, hailing from Lansing, Chicago, Columbus, Cleveland, and Toledo respectively.