Nik Rodewald was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee and is a high school senior and musician. An avid jazz fan and saxophonist, Rodewald plans to pursue a music major next year. Rodewald currently plays with the Merchants of Cool Big Band (based out of Columbia, TN), and also has his own quartet. Rodewald is an avid runner, and has earned all-state honors as a cross country runner. When he is not running, Rodewald can be found sitting on the docks of bays, daydreaming, reading literature, speaking french, hiking, biking or farming.