Born: July 5, 1975 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
What is not to like about a throaty tenor saxophone with a big aggressive sound, a full voiced soprano saxophone or a hauntingly velvety flute? -- Craig W. Hurst on jazzreview.com
Ryan Kauffman is a saxophonist and private teacher in central and eastern Pennsylvania. He currently leads his own jazz trio and quartet, and has performed throughout the Central PA region, including appearances at Bethlehem Musikfest, Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz, Lancaster Jazz Festival and Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival. He has had the privilege of performing with David Liebman, Steve Giordano, Ron Thomas, Tim Warfield, Steve Wilson, Peter Paulsen, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and the Manhattan Saxophone Ensemble. Ryan also doubles on the flute and clarinet and plays for various regional and Philadelphia-area theaters. He teaches at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music, the Darlington Arts Center, and the Westtown School. He has also taught saxophone at West Chester University. Ryan holds music degrees from Eastern Mennonite University and West Chester University, where he earned his masters degree studying with Gunnar Mossblad.
Three Little Words
Tracks: 01; Three Little Words 02; Warm Air Rises 03; Shenandoah 04; Yes Bossa 05; Hoosier Daddy 06; To Ask 07; La Camba
Personnel: Ryan Kauffman: saxophone. Matt Hochmiller: piano. Steve Meashey: bass. Chris Loser: drums.
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
M. M. from West Chester University Studied with: Gunnar Mossblad, Ron Thomas, Tim Warfield Teaching Locations: Darlington Arts Center, Pennsylvania Academy of Music, Westtown School Hours and rates vary by location.