Guitarist Kyle Asche originally from Columbus, Nebraska arrived in Chicago, Illinois in 1998, and has since become an integral and in-demand part of the city's jazz scene. The Kyle Ashe Organ Trio continuously perform at many of the famous venues in Chicago including the Green Mill, Hothouse, Andy’s Jazz Club, Pops for Champagne, and Pete Miller’s. Mr. Asche was awarded as a semifinalist in the prestigious 2005 Thelonius Monk International Guitar Competition. His debut album, The Hook Up (OA2), was also released in 2005 and was very well received throughout the media and radio. JazzTimes stated, “Asche displays a beautiful sound and a well-developed melodic sense." Mr. Asche’s highly anticipated second CD as a leader, Blues For Mel (Tippin’), places him in the company of legendary elder jazz statesman of the organ, Melvin Rhyne (Wes Montgomery Trio from the 1960s), and Chicago based drummer George Fludas (Ray Brown, Cedar Walton Trios). This album includes original compositions by both Kyle Asche and Melvin Rhyne in addition to other jazz classics.