Born: August 19, 1985 Primary Instrument: Piano
David Ryshpan is a Canadian pianist, composer and arranger. Beginning his studies in Toronto at the age of 6, his development led him to Montreal where he graduated from the McGill Jazz Performance program. He excelled in his studies and was able to learn first hand from eminent jazz musicians in several cities. He has participated in notable workshops including the 2005 Banff Centre Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music, led by Dave Douglas, the 2006-07 BMI Jazz Composer's Workshop in New York, directed by Jim McNeely and Michael Abene, and the 2007 Red Bull Music Academy in Toronto. These workshops reflect David's diverse accomplishments, from small group improvisation to large ensemble arrangements and compositions to electronic music production. David is also a contributor to CKUT 90.3 FM.
The Montreal based Indigone Trio plays a striking brand of modern acoustic jazz, using repertoire spanning from Paul Simon to Ornette Coleman, original compositions and standards. Since their formation as a McGill University student group in 2003, the trio has been exploring and expanding their personal and collective musical visions. As a group they have accompanied great Canadian saxophonist Kirk MacDonald, and have performed widely in the Montreal area. They are the only Canadian student group invited to the 2006 International Association for Jazz Education Conference. Young and energetic, this group has a compelling stage presence and brings an innovative approach to contemporary jazz music. Indigone Trio's new full-length album, Cycles, was released by Ropeadope Digital in 2008
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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
Available for jazz piano, jazz theory, arranging, and composition lessons in the Montreal area. Lessons given Monday through Friday. Contact David for hours and rates.