Ryan Anthony

Running From Bears plays The Blues and the Abstract Truth

Eric Rasmussen-alto saxophone, Adam Roberts-tenor/soprano sax, Keith Kelly-tenor/baritone sax, Jeff Libman-guitar, Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Running From Bears is one of the leading creative jazz ensembles in the Southwest. Formed in 2009, this eclectic Phoenix-based sextet is known for adventurous compositions, imaginative arrangements including live jazz mash-ups, and exhilarating improvisations. The group’s most recent album …

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Matt Lennex & The Giants of Jazz

Matt Lennex-trombone, Adam Roberts-saxophone, Nick Manson-piano, Ben Hedquist-bass, Ryan Anthony-drums Matt Lennex and the Giants of Jazz – Birthday Bash! Come join Matt and drummer Ryan Anthony as they celebrate their birthdays by playing their favorite songs. From Ellington staples Mood Indigo and Caravan to post-bop classics by Shorter and Henderson, you’ll be sure to hear one of your …

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Union32 Plays Scandinavian Jazz

Union32: Keith Kelly-saxophone, flute, Brett Reed-vibes, percussion, Alex Oliverio-guitar, Ben Hedquist-acoustic bass, Ryan Anthony-drums and cymbals Scandinavia has been home to trailblazers in the world of jazz since the 1970s. Characterized by “stark” tones, allusions to natural sounds, and folk music influences, jazz with a “Nordic sound” has a distinctive style. Union32 vibist Brett Reed, “This music is hauntingly simple …

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