Saxman Jeff Ryan, is an international Billboard recording artist and ranks as one of contemporary jazz’s top emerging artists. In 2020 Jeff was awarded the top spot as Billboard’s #1 Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year! Jeff has also landed the Jazztrax Debut Artist of the Year and the Smooth Jazz Network Break Out Artist of the Year with his first three singles hitting #1, #3 and #6 on the Billboard Charts.
Jeff’s debut single, “Up and Up,” flew to No.1 on the Billboard chart. Ryan’s producer and writing partner on Embrace was chart-topping composer, producer and keyboardist Greg Manning. The winning chemistry and connection they share is undeniable, whether it be in the studio or on the stage.
As a follow up to Jeff’s album “Embrace,” he strove to build on self discovery and expand his sound to work with more of the powerhouse producers of the genre. Jeff second album is titled "Duality." The balance of self expression and emotional relatability is the contrast of an artist. The duality of creating music, which speaks to oneself and to others. On “Duality,” Jeff worked with producers Paul Brown, Darren Rahn, Adam Hawley and again with Greg Manning, who produced the entirety of his debut album. “Double Up” was the first single released in May 2020 and debuted as the No. 1 Most Added on Smooth Jazz Billboard and is currently rising in the top 30 on Billboard.
• Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival – Mallorca, Spain
• Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival - Catalina, CA
• Stockton Jazz Festival - Stockton, CA
• Spaghettini's - Long Beach, CA
• Yoshi's - Oakland, CA
• The Big Bib Too - San Antonio, TX
• The Perfect Note - Hoover, AL
• Harvelle's - Long Beach, CA
• The Mediterranean Jazz and Supper Club - San Diego, CA
• Tempe Center for the Arts - Tempe, AZ
• Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV - Las Vegas, NV
• Phil Denny & Friends Christmas Collective - Holt, MI
• Julian Vaughn & Friends "Gift of Christmas' - Kansas City, MO
• NYE Smooth Jazz Weekend - Dallas, TX