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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.
As a composer, Ryan’s main focus is The Project H, a six piece fusion group playing all original music that can be seen at area jazz clubs, bars and coffee shops. He also founded the Kansas City Bone Company, a bluesy barbeque-themed trombone ensemble made up of the area’s best trombone players as well as the experimental electronic group, Solo Duo.
As an educator, Ryan is the former director of instrumental music at The Independent School in Wichita, Kansas, has served as an assistant band director at Andover Central High School in Andover, Kansas and was the adjunct instructor for low brass and music appreciation at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. He has been an adjudicator for the Wichita Jazz Festival, the Mid-Kansas symphonic festival and the Goddard Festival of Bands marching competition. Ryan is currently a member of the jazz faculty at Ottawa University. -[Biography]-
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