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Ryan Heinlein is a doctoral student at the Conservatory of Music and Dance at The University of Missouri- Kansas City. He received his bachelors and masters degree in trombone performance from Wichita State University. He began playing trombone at the age of eleven and has been playing professionally since the age of fifteen.
As a performer, Ryan is known as one of the most versatile trombonists in the Kansas City area and has quickly become a first call musician for all genres. He is the lead trombonist for the New Jazz Order big band as well as Bobby Watson’s Concert Jazz Orchestra. He has also performed with The Northland Symphony, El Mambo Orquestra, the Tommy Dorsey orchestra, the Harry James orchestra and can be seen playing with area rock, reggae, R&B and hip hop acts. Ryan has studied with Russ Widener, JoDee Davis, Paul McKee, Steve Dekker and has received coaching from Elliot Mason and Wycliffe Gordon. Continue reading