Pat Ryan is an accomplished musician, composer, and bandleader. His first CD of all-original, contemporary jazz, Blu Mulcru, was released in 2006.
He has been a featured guest on Boston’s acclaimed WGBH radio show “Eric in the Evening,” as well as Worcester’s WICN’s “Jazz New England”.
A graduate of Ithaca College, Pat has studied with Charlie Banacos, Gene Bertoncini, Steve Khan, Pat Martino, Steve Brown, and Leni Stern, as well as noted Atlanta-based music producer Rick Beato. He has performed with many of New England’s premier jazz musicians, including Phil Grenedier, Jim Robitaille, Herb Pomeroy, Steve Langone, Cassandra McKinley, Tony Lujan, Stan Ellis, Bruce Abbott, Perry Rossi, Fred Fried, Zac Casher, Paul Nagel, Dmitry Ishenko, Dennis Cook, Marianne Solivan, Bill Jones, Jorge Roeder, and Fernando Huergo, to name just a few.
Pat's original music has also been featured on the CD "Just Jazz," a compilation produced by the Cape Cod Jazz Society. He received the Elaine Pear Cohen Award from the Falmouth Cultural Council in 2001, and in 2006 his song “Goddess” was a finalist in the Eventide Songwriting Competition. He has performed for many television shows and concerts throughout New England, and is an accomplished music educator. Pat sites such diverse influences as Egberto Gismonti, Keith Jarrett, Lennon and McCartney, Jaco Pastorius, Milton Nascimento, Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter, Radiohead, Weather Report, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aydin Esen, Joe Henderson, and Aimee Mann.
Pat has a diverse background, and has worked for various not-for-profit environmental and political organizations in addition to his work as a musician.