The Project H: A seven-piece fusion group featuring all original compositions by Ryan. They recently won the Pitch Music Award for “Best Jazz Ensemble” in Kansas City. Their latest release, “We Live Among the Lines” was named the second best Kansas City release of any genre in 2014 by The Deli Magazine. The Project H is preparing to record their fourth album entitled “Ghosts” this year.
The Konami Code: Jazz quartet playing arrangements of classic video game theme music. Games covered include: Super Mario Bros. The Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, Castlevania, Metroid, Super Mario Kart, Contra, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more.
Buffalo: Jazz quartet playing a mix of original music and pop tunes.
Kansas City Bone Company: A collective of Kansas City’s finest trombonists. Every year the Bone Company focuses on the repertoire of a specific artist. Last year’s artist was Charlie Parker.
Freedom Sounds Collective: Skatalites tribute band. This group has some of the best jazz players in town playing in the horn section paired with rhythm section of one of the area’s best reggae acts.
Ryan also plays trombone for the following on a regular basis:
Julian Vaughn: Billboard chart topping smooth jazz bassist.
The Band That Saved The World: Original funk, soul and R&B
Parranderos Latin Combo: Salsa from Des Moines, Iowa