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About Ryan Anselmi
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Ryan Anselmi is a saxophonist living and working in New York City. He was born in Paola, Kansas, close enough to Kansas City and its rich musical heritage that he couldn’t shake wanting music to be a part of his life.
At the age of twelve he began taking saxophone lessons from Charles Kessinger and working professionally with the Twin Rivers Jazz Band from Osawatomie, KS. Folks like Twin Rivers Jazz Band, David Basse & The City Light Orchestra, and vocalist/pianist Jay McShann heavily influenced and inspired Ryan during this time.
In 2000 Ryan moved to Wichita, KS to study music at Wichita State University where he was a student of Tom Fowler, Craig Owens, Jean Lansing, Dr