Ryan is a Canadian freelance guitarist who has performed and recorded professionally for 25 years. He holds a Master of Music in Jazz Studies Performance from the University of North. In 2010, Ryan recorded "LAB 09" with the One O'clock Lab Band for which the group received 2 Grammy Nominations. With the One O'clock, he shared the stage with jazz legends Dave Brubeck, James Carter, Eddie Gomez and George Garzone.
In the country/rock music world, he has performed and/or recorded Gord Bamford, Dallas Smith, Brett Kissel, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, Jojo Mason, Meghan Patrick and many more. He has been nominated 8 times for CCMA “Guitarist of the Year” and has took home the award twice in 2012 and 2015
In November of 2016, Ryan was a featured guitarist on the epic pop recording, Vinyl Hampdin “Red”. The music was composed by 3-time Grammy nominee Steve Wiest and featured band members from the band Chicago, The David Letterman Band and Maynard Ferguson.
The Cafe Series will look a bit different this year as we will sell tickets by table so that you and your cohort can enjoy great music while maintaining physical distance. Tables of two and four are available, single tickets are not available for purchase. Limited tickets available.
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