Ryan D Howard
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone.

ABOUT

Ryan D. Howard is simply an awesome Keyboardist, Organist, Pianist and Vocalist .

What else can you expect when a 7 year old that dives head first into music at Meservey Elementary under the direction of Tony Fishback then attends the Middle School of the Arts straight into the Paseo Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts High School under the direction of Clarence W Smith.

After participating in many different Jazz Ensembles, Combos, Concert bands and Pep bands from elementary to college, Ryan migrated to England determined to expand as far as his abilities would take him. On his return to the US, he landed â??to-die-forâ?? gigs with the likes of Cameo, Phil Perry and Jesse Powell to list a few. He attended Penn Valley Community College obtaining an Associates in Liberal Arts during those years and is currently a Local/International musician, Substitute Teacher and a Licensed Limousine Chauffeur living in Austin, Texas.

His style is very distinct with a unique blend of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, R&B, Funk, Neo Soul, Soul, Smooth Jazz and Gospel. This combination lends itself very well to his keyboard style adapts perfectly to classic artists from Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothersto Earth Wind and Fire. He is an integral part of the Kansas City music scene as well as the Austin music scene.

Musically and visually with his energetic stage performances and authentic sound. Ryan is one of the best if not the best Pianist, Organist, Keyboardist And Vocalist in the Midwest and now in Texas.

Screen name:
Ryan D Howard
Member since:
Feb 17 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Earth, wind & Fire, P-Funk, Herbie Hanhock, Jimmy Smith, Jack, McDuff, Miles Davis, Count Basie, Monk, and the list goes on.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Other:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Hammond B3 Organ, Roland JV90, Stage Model Fender Rhodes. Hohner D6 Clavinet, Yamaha MOX8