Chase Kuesel is a drummer and composer from Cos Cob, Connecticut. An accomplished and versatile performer and teacher, his musical ensembles and affiliations have taken him across the world.
Kuesel graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory in 2016 with a BM in Jazz Studies and a BA in English. He studied with Billy Hart, Jamey Haddad, Robin Eubanks, and Eddie Henderson throughout his time there. In 2017, he moved to Boston to begin his graduate studies on full scholarship at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, where he studied with Danilo Pérez, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci, and Joe Lovano. While in Boston, he played and performed with Jason Palmer, Noah Preminger, Billy Buss, George Garzone, Julian Shore, and many other incredible musicians. He graduated from Berklee in June 2018 with an M.M.
Kuesel continues to actively perform and compose. He is currently living in Basel, Switzerland, where he performs with the internationally assembled ensemble Focusyear and renowned artists such as Dave Liebman, Billy Childs, and Ambrose Akinmusire.