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Ryan Keberle & Catharsis

Jazz

Few musicians have managed to navigate the richly varied avenues of New York City’s abundant music scene with the same passion and adaptability as trombonist and composer Ryan Keberle. Hailed by the New York Times as a “young trombonist of vision and composure,” Keberle’s diverse talents have earned him a place alongside a staggering array of legends, superstars, and up-and-coming innovators. That includes playing with jazz greats Maria Schneider, Rufus Reid and Wynton Marsalis; hip-hop and R&B superstars like Philip Phillips and Alicia Keys; Latin jazz leaders like Miguel Zenon and Ivan Lins; indie rock ground-breakers such as Sufjan Stevens; or playing in the house band at Saturday Night Live, on the soundtrack of a Woody Allen film, or in the pit for a Tony-winning Broadway musical. Early 2012 marked the debut of Keberle’s latest group, the pianoless quartet Catharsis, comprising some of the music’s most compelling young voices: Mike Rodriguez (trumpet), Jorge Roeder (bass), and Eric Doob (drums). On "Music Is Emotion," their 2013 debut release, described as “a potent blend of cinematic sweep and lush, ear-grabbing melodies” by the Los Angeles Times, Keberle’s writing for the band reveals his more melodic and emotional side on pieces driven by groove, the blues, and Latin jazz, with which all four members have extensive experience.

Website:
ryankeberle.com/music/catharsis