(Photo: Jen Trail)
As part of our fundraising efforts for our upcoming recording, Infernal Machines, we are offering you the opportunity to sponsor a Secret Society musician. For a tax-deductible (via Fractured Atlas) donation of $500 or more, you will be credited in the liner notes, plus other neat perks. So I am posting profile of the musicians who will be appearing on this recording. Today we feature Ryan Keberle, who splits lead trombone duties with Mike Fahie.
Ryan arrived in NYC eight years ago and has been keeping extremely busy. He's played hits at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room, Birdland, and the Bowery Ballroom, and tours frequently, having performed in Scandinavia, Italy, Ireland, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, etc. (He's in China right now!) Ryan graduated in 2001 from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Steve Turre and composers Mike Abene and the late Manny Album. He went on to study with Wycliffe Gordon and David Berger at Juilliard, and was a member of Jazz at Juilliard's first graduating class.
Ryan has also performed or recorded with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Frank Wess, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, Charles McPherson, Percy Heath, Teo Macero, Joe Lovano, Eric Reed, Ivan Lins, Jon Hendricks, Madeline Peyroux, and Alicia Keys among others. He is the regular trombonist for the Broadway musical In the Heights. In April of 2007 Ryan released his debut CD, Ryan Keberle Double Quartet, which the New York Times's Nate Chinen hailed as an "auspicious debut."
Ryan plays in like a bazillion bigbands in town, including Maria's. But I would like to go on the record to state that she stole him from me, and not the other way around — Ryan has been a Secret Society co-conspirator since October 2005 (our second-ever gig). I wrote "Zeno" as a feature for him, and he also tears it up on "Ritual."
Click here to sponsor Ryan's appearance on our recording.
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of Darcy James Argue's Secret Society may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.