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Ryan Keberle

Few musicians have managed to navigate the richly varied avenues of New York City’s abundant music scene with the same passion and adaptability as trombonist and composer Ryan Keberle. Since his arrival in 1999, Keberle’s diverse talents have earned him a place alongside a staggering array of legends, superstars, and up-and-coming innovators.

Leading his pianoless quartet Catharsis or arranging for the little big band setting of his Double Quartet, Keberle draws upon lessons learned playing alongside masters of a multitude of forms, from jazz legends to indie rock ground-breakers, R&B superstars to classical virtuosos. He has toured with the acclaimed indie rock songwriter Sufjan Stevens and with the ground- breaking big bands of Maria Schneider and Darcy James Argue; he has accompanied soul hitmakers Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake as well as jazz legends Rufus Reid and Wynton Marsalis; he’s been heard on movie soundtracks for filmmakers like Woody Allen and in the pit for the Tony- winning Broadway musical “In the Heights.” Keberle’s own music integrates those wide-ranging experiences into a highly personal jazz language that pays heed to tradition while searching out fresh and original pathways.

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”the best new jazz album of 2010” (Fred Kaplan, Stereophile)

“a sumptuous and spirited disc” (Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen)

“wonderful balance of listenability and complexity” (Damian Erskine, Bass Musician Magazine)

“Heavy Dreaming is easily on target for one of my 2010 favorites” (Bobby Vega, Jazz Times)

“Keberle's broad compositional ideals, along with his superb ability to balance the big and the small within his band, helps place Heavy Dreaming in a class of its own” (Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz)

“[Keberle] is clearly in the vanguard of a handful of stalwarts re-introducing the trombone to now unaccustomed ears” (Bob Gish, Jazz Inside)

“a strong player who recalls the vibrancy of JJ Johnson, the originality of Wycliffe Gordon and the pure tone of Frank Rosolino”, - “full of drama” - All About Jazz

-”Ryan Keberle is one of the most creative jazz artists I have heard in some time.”, “one of the years best!” - Inside Connection

-”neatly layered horn passages stand out throughout the disc, which is distinguished by Keberle's ever- cheerful solos.” - Jazz Times

-”Keberle’s original compositions...are intriguing, luscious and tasteful, while his own playing is gorgeous in tone”, “ 'Double Quartet' is an impressive debut, full of shades and subtleties, from a young artist with a bright future ahead of him.” - Jazz Chicago.net

Primary Instrument

Trombone

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Jazz Professor at Hunter College, in demand trombone, big band, improvisational clinician.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Trombone studies, Jazz History, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Styles, Ensemble rehearsal

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Events

Date Time Detail Price
Apr6Fri 8:00 pm 8:00 pm
Ryan Keberle
Attucks Theatre
Norfolk, VA
$20

Discography

Find the Common, Shine a Light

Find the Common,...

Greenleaf Music
2017

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Azul Infinito

Azul Infinito

Greenleaf Music
2016

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Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Azul Infinito

Ryan Keberle &...

Greenleaf Music
2016

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Into The Zone

Into The Zone

Greenleaf Music
2014

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Music Is Emotion

Music Is Emotion

Alternate Side Records
2013

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Julia

Julia

Alternate Side Records
2013

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Wedding Music

Wedding Music

Ryan Keberle
Double Quartet

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