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2018/19 Season

Ryan Keberle

Ryan Keberle

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Hailed in the DownBeat International Critics Poll as #1 Rising Star trombonist, a player “of vision and composure” according to The New York Times, Ryan Keberle has developed a one-of-a-kind voice both on his instrument and as a composer, earning distinction among jazz’s most adventurous new voices. Keberle's music integrates his wide-ranging experiences into a highly personal vernacular — immersed in jazz tradition, drawing on world music, rock and other influences, seeking fresh and original pathways. His flagship ensemble, Catharsis, has released five albums to worldwide critical acclaim. In 2017 Catharis turned its attention to political turmoil in the U.S. with the protest album Find the Common, Shine a Light, praised by The Nation as “unpretentiously intelligent and profoundly moving.” Keberle has also worked in endlessly varied settings with musicians ranging from superstars to up-and-coming innovators, in jazz, indie rock, R&B and classical music. As a featured soloist with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, he collaborated with David Bowie on his 2015 single Sue (Or in a Season of Crime). He has performed New York Youth Symphony, 110 West 40th Street, Suite 1503, New York, NY 10018  (212) 581-5933 2 ` extensively with Sufjan Stevens, Ivan Lins, and with the Saturday Night Live house band. He has accompanied Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Rufus Reid, and Wynton Marsalis.