Sax/Flute/BG Vocals

Description: Professional saxophonist/flutist available for performance and recording settings. BIO Christian Ryan is a rising figure in the Florida music community.  After 600+ shows the past 3 years out of school, he has been dubbed by fans and peers alike as "the busiest musician in Orlando".  With his willingness to play be it anytime, anywhere, and anything; he has been able to become one of the most in-demand and versatile musicians in the state of Florida.  Forging a unconventional path attempting to bring the saxophone into situations one may not expect to hear it, he has consistently helped bands reach new heights.  Possessing equal appreciation for complex harmonies to simple grooves, instrumentals to clever lyrics, new school to vintage, commonplace to the weird; he is constantly testing his musical palette.  With a firm root in funk and groove based music, a strong theoretical background and a vast knowledge of listening, he takes pride in playing exactly what the situation calls for. With what began as "something that seemed cool" in picking up the alto saxophone at 11 years old, has blossomed into an exciting journey.  Taking his talents throughout the state, across the United States, parts of the Caribbean, and as far as China, he has had the opportunity to learn from the road with some of best and upcoming bands in the scene.  From major festivals and sold out venues, to dive bars and fields in the middle of nowhere, he has played it all. Shared stage with: Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck), Charles Neville (Neville Brothers), Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), Shaun Martin (Snarky Puppy), Roosevelt Collier (Bokante), Anthony Cole (Sam Rivers, Doyle Bramhall II), Candice Glover (American Idol Winner) etc. ● Notable Performances: - Xi’an, China with Festival Singers of Florida as Guest Soloist (2017) - Southeast U.S. Tour with Leisure Chief (2017) - Mid-west U.S. Tour with Holey Miss Moley (2017) - Eastern coastal U.S. Tour with Control This (2017) - Featured Artist “At Large” at state festivals: Hometeam New Years Rally (2016), Orange Blossom Jamboree (2015), Great Outdoors Jam (2015), Little Econ Festival (2014), & Jambando (2014)

Publish Date: 29-11-17

Sax/Flute/Clarinet Lessons

Description: Individual instruction to students of all levels from beginner to advance, amateur to fellow professional to greater Orlando area and Lakeland, FL. I am a professional saxophonist/flutist in central Florida who gigs over 200+ dates a year. I freelance with original bands, wedding and corporate groups. I play in jazz, funk, R&B, reggae, soul, rock, songwriter, classical and world music styles. I received my A.A. in Music Performance at Valencia College in Orlando (2012) before becoming the music tutor there for one school year from 2012-2013. I then studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and moved back to Florida. As of 2017, I relocated from Winter Park to Lakeland. I've taught privately and at schools for both young and adult students for many years during this time.  I have taught Jazz/Classical/Contemporary styles. Take Lessons Profile/Reviews

Publish Date: 29-11-17