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The Ryan Oliver Quartet: Strive!

Read "Strive!" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


When Toronto-based tenor saxophonist Ryan Oliver was living in New York and studying at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of The Arts in New Jersey, he struck up a musical relationship with one of the teachers at that institution--drummer Victor Lewis. At that time, Lewis, a somewhat underappreciated giant of the drumming world who's worked with everybody from saxophone legend Stan Getz to trumpeter Woody Shaw to pianist Kenny Barron, got together with Oliver on a weekly basis, exploring the ...

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Take Five With...

Take Five With Ryan Oliver

Read "Take Five With Ryan Oliver" reviewed by Ryan Oliver


Meet Ryan Oliver:Juno-nominated, Toronto-based saxophonist, Ryan Oliver honed his craft in Canada's west coast before moving to Amsterdam, Toronto, and then New York. Since returning to Toronto, he has maintained a busy schedule as one of Canada's most in-demand saxophonists. Oliver has toured in India, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Canada with the legendary eclectic jazz group the Shuffle Demons. He is also a member of Juno Award-winning blues/rock performer Derek Miller's group. The band has ...


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