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About Ryan Greer

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Ryan Greer is a self-producing artist in New York City whose body of work spans theater, dance and music—all rooted in jazz. Known as an “expert director-choreographer” (The New Yorker), praised for “joyous, jazz-inflected dancing both crisp and sensual” (The Chicago Reader), Ryan finds creative catharsis as a vocalist and bandleader, dedicated to the legacy of the jazz standard. His unique arrangements of classic songbook compositions inventively manipulate tempo and chord progression while honoring the original intention of the legendary tunesmiths and their paramount songs. His vocal style, powerful yet contained, dynamically explores breathy, mellow nuance, taking inspiration from the full jazz lexicon: swing, bop, cool, post-bop and beyond.

Ryan Greer joined the JazzTimes community on Sep 11, 2012