As a leader
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, “Everyday, Forever” charted on the Jazz Week radio play list and reached #7 on the iTunes jazz charts.
The Konami Code: Electronic 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: Folk-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.
Freedom Sounds Collective: Traditional ska band. This group features an incredible horn section paired with the rhythm section of one of the area's most sought after reggae acts.
As a sideman
Marcus Lewis Big Band: Original big band/Brass and Boujee with two MCs
The Band That Saved The World: Original funk, soul and R&B from Lawrence, KS.
Kansas City Jazz Orchestra: Sub for Kansas City's premier traditional big band.
Next Level Live: Tribute show band
Julian Vaughn: Billboard chart topping smooth jazz bassist.
Parranderos Latin Combo: Salsa from Des Moines, Iowa