Born: October 9, 1950 Primary Instrument: Vocal
Valentine Ryder - Mr. Ryder has sung Off-Broadway and in many of New York's finest Cabarets and Concert Halls. For several years he was the manager & occasional singing star of the posh jazz nightclub/cabaret, Mr. Sam's, on Manhattan's Upper East Side. In addition to his singing career, Mr. Ryder is a noted voice teacher and coach. He also has produced various charity events including the legendary Miracle on 35th Street starring Liza Minnelli and hosted by Susan Sarandon to benefit the Manhattan Center for Living. The New York Post called Mr. Ryder ...a first class jazz stylist! Maurice Levine former Artistic Director of the famed Lyrics & Lyricists Series at the 92nd Street Y said, Ryder is arguably the best male swing singer in town (NYC). Mr. Ryder is currently working on a big band swing recording with Barry Levitt as producer and arranger. The recording will be released sometime in 2004!