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Ryan Slatko

Ryan Slatko’s musical journey began with his father who played guitar and introduced him to jazz/fusion artists like Pat Metheny, Chick Corea and Weather Report; and to progressive rock greats such as Genesis, Kansas, Rush, Yes, and Emerson Lake and Palmer. Slatko took up drums at 11 years old, also taking an interest in piano at 13 and eventually switching focus entirely to the latter. Slatko earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of North Florida, studying under the critically acclaimed pianist Lynne Arriale. In Fall 2015, Ryan moved to New York to join the diverse music scene and to earn his master’s degree at New York University

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Article: Album Review

Jesse Byrom-Carter: The Next Tomorrow Is Yesterday

Read "The Next Tomorrow Is Yesterday" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Jesse Byrom-Carter is a young bassist from Australia who has put together a CD that uses several talented players on horns, guitar and vocals to carve a distinctive path within the world of rock, jazz and soul fusions. One of his key collaborators is guitarist Adam Rogers whose distinctive slippery sound slithers through the ...

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Article: Album Review

Ryan Slatko: First Impressions

Read "First Impressions" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Pianist Ryan Slatko opens his debut disc, First Impressions, with a drum rumble that kicks into some two-sax harmony moving ahead on a slick momentum. It catches the ear with its concise polish. The tune: The Slako-penned “Green Ceiling." When Slatko slips into his solo--full of vitality and crisp new ideas--the flag goes up: an exciting ...

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Andrew Kushnir: Influences

Read "Influences" reviewed by Don Phipps


Judging from the album cover, a coffee-filled cup on a drum, one might anticipate that drummer Andrew Kushnir's debut album, Influences, would be a hard charging affair. And Kushnir and his trio (Ryan Slatko on piano and Rick Rosato on bass) do not disappoint. The trio offers up some head-bobbing jazz at its finest.

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News: Performance / Tour

Upcoming Appearances From Pianist Ryan Slatko To Feature Music From His Debut Album "First Impressions"

Upcoming Appearances From Pianist Ryan Slatko To Feature Music From His Debut Album "First Impressions"

Following his performance and musical direction in the world premiere of LIGHTS OUT: Nat King Cole! that debuted in Pennsylvania late last year, pianist Ryan Slatko is beginning the New Year with a series of shows in support of his latest release, First Impressions. Slatko, who is a native of Florida and recent graduate of New ...

Album

First Impressions

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: Green Ceiling; Prospect Of Love; Sister Chromatids; The Haze; Blue Skies (Irving Berlin); 6. Estate; There Is Only Now; Evidence (Thelonious Monk); Waltz For Monk (Donald Brown); Slat Strut; Will Things Ever Be The Same.

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Take Five with Ryan Slatko

Read "Take Five with Ryan Slatko" reviewed by Ryan Slatko


About Ryan Slatko Ryan Slatko's musical journey began with his father who played guitar and introduced him to jazz/fusion artists like Pat Metheny, Chick Corea and Weather Report; and to progressive rock greats such as Genesis, Kansas, Rush, Yes, and Emerson Lake and Palmer. Slatko took up drums at 11 years old, also taking ...


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