Ryan D. Howard
Ryan D. Howard is simply an awesome keyboardist, organist, pianist and vocalist.
What else can you expect when a 7 year old dives head first into music at Meservey Elementary under the direction of Tony Fishback at and then attends the Middle School of the Arts straight into the Paseo Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts High School under the direction of Clarence W Smith.
After participating in many different Jazz Ensembles, Combos, Concert bands and Pep bands, Ryan migrated to England determined to expand as far as his abilities would take him. On his return to the US, he landed ‘to-die-for’ gigs with the likes of Cameo, Phil Perry and Jesse Powell to list a few. He attended Penn Valley Community College obtaining an Associates in Liberal Arts and currently plays piano, keyboards and organ at Ebenezer Third Baptist Church in Austin,TX currently living in Killeen, Texas.
His style is distinct with a unique blend of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, R&B, Funk, Neo Soul, Soul, Smooth Jazz and Gospel. Musically and visually with his energetic stage performances and authentic sound. Ryan is one of the best if not the best Pianist, Organist, Keyboardist and Vocalist.
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