The Jazzcat

Jackie Ryan at LACMA

by on May.15, 2004, under News


Jackie Ryan


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As you know, if you live here in Los Angeles,

the summer is full of wonderful music and events. There are many places

where you can go to see free jazz concerts and enjoy the music as well

as the great summer outdoor weather. The Los Angeles County Museum of

Art, known to many simply as LACMA, is one of the summer staples for

great jazz. The series is always packed with great surprises and this

week was no different.


This is the first

time that I have seen Jackie Ryan perform and she is wonderful. I’ve

been told that she has been is the business for quite some time and you

can tell that this is certainly a true statement.


She has an amazing

stage presence and is in definite control of her audience. Her voice

soars and is such a pleasure to hear. She really brings some wonderful

things to the music that enhance the standards that we all know so



Of course music is

nothing without the players and she knows how to pick them. On piano

Mr. John Mayer, a gentleman who has a few wonderful discs out of his

own that are a pleasure to listen to. Chris Colangelo on Bass, an

outstanding player. And of course, there is no way we can forget

the drum legend and Master Roy McCurdy, this brotha looks and plays

just as marvelous as ever!


I don’t know where

I’ve been all this time but, don’t be like me, when you see the name

Jackie Ryan, go and enjoy. You will be greatly rewarded!


You can check out her site for more information.





LeRoy Downs

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