Jeff Ryan has been playing the saxophone since the age of 10. Raised in a musical home, Jeff found an immediate love for the language of music. He started playing piano at the age of 6 and upon hearing the saxophone knew he had found the medium he could truly speak through. His sound is a pure emotional force and in every way at home with smooth jazz. Jeff attended the acclaimed Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He worked diligently on perfecting his style of emotive playing that translates unbridled emotion to the audience. Since then he has played across the country and been a featured performer at music festivals including the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Mallorca Jazz Festival in Spain and others.
Jeff’s radio debut “Up and Up” went to #1 on the Billboard smooth jazz chart, where it stayed for a full month. He was also awarded the 2018 Breakout Artist of the year on the Smooth Jazz Network and the 2018 Debut Artist of the Year from JazzTrax.