Ryan Green is a New York City based singer and theatre performer. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and earned a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from Baldwin -Wallace College Conservatory of Music in Cleveland. After moving to New York in 2002, he booked an agent and theatre gigs, but also surprisingly discovered a knack for language and learned to speak Portuguese. He then began to follow an interest in Brazilian music which lead him to meet guitarist Scott Anderson and record a bossa nova cd in January 2008, Tive Razao (I Had My Reasons), available on Itunes.com and CdBaby.com
Ryan has begun work on a new album which explores classic Brazilian jazz and Fado music from Portugal. On November 26th, he will perform a concert, Rio_Lisboa, at Dixon Place in NYC. He sings bossa nova, vocals and guitar, every Thursday at Le Petit Bistro on East 4th Street in NYC.
Ryan has made a name for himself singing moody and sometimes mournful bossa nova numbers - including a Brazilian version of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Trust me, it's brilliant.
Christopher Murray - Gay City News.