Florida Pianist – Composer – Singer/Songwriter
Vero Beach, Treasure Coast & Space Coast of Florida
As one of Florida’s premier pianists, John Ryan has been featured at the finest venues and private clubs along the East Coast for over 35 years. He performs regularly as a solo piano artist and also performs concerts and events with his duos, trios, and bands.
An exceptional pianist & singer with a rare diversity of talent, John Ryan performs music from a broad selection of genres and eras, with a performance song list in the many thousands, including an extensive repertoire of his own original compositions.
A gifted pianist from early childhood, John Ryan displayed a great propensity for improvisation and an innate ability to play nearly any song that he had ever heard. His formative years were spent performing piano and keyboards with jazz, blues, rock, and pop groups. He later combined his studies of music theory and composition with his passion for the acoustic piano and has enjoyed a 35+ year career as an in-demand solo pianist and composer.
Throughout his career, John immersed himself in the music of the Great American Songbook while developing his own unique piano style performing concerts and solo piano at the finest clubs and venues in Florida. After building his state-of-the-art recording studio, his career proceeded further into writing and recording original compositions, as well as sound scores for the film and video production industry.
John Ryan gained international exposure in 2005 as a songwriter with the release of the album ‘Words Alone, The Music and Lyrics of John Ryan’. Produced and recorded in London, the album features the music and lyrics to 17 original compositions written by Ryan. The songs were arranged and conducted by the legendary Pete Moore, and performed by the 32-piece Pete Moore Orchestra.
Pete Moore, was a distinguished British composer and arranger for a string of artists such as Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Peggy Lee, Frankie Laine, Connie Francis, Peter Sellers, and one his last music projects was with John Ryan for his album, “Words Alone: The Music and Lyrics of John Ryan”.
Panasonic Corporation commissioned John Ryan to compose and perform a musical composition, ‘Go for the Gold’, for their sponsorship of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
In recent years, Ryan’s music has been regularly featured on several HBO series and he wrote two original songs for the Australian singer, Jerin-Lei, entitled, ‘Whisper to Me’ and ‘Tricks, Lies, & Alibis’ for her debut album, “In the Dark”.
John Ryan is presently working on music/recording projects including film scores, animation sound tracks, and composing/recording new songs for an upcoming double-album CD to be released in 2017 featuring solo original music.
John Ryan proudly endorses Yamaha and Bösendorfer pianos.
Pianist-Composer John Ryan performed in Palm Beach, Florida recently on the Bösendorfer Grand Bohemian Piano.
His solo piano performance of original compositions was the opening reception for the Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra.
John Ryan’s JazZenBlues Band performs standard and original Jazz and Blues music.
John Ryan’s ‘Rat Pack’ band performs the ‘Kings of Cool’ music from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr..
Ryan’s Rat Pack band gets rave reviews for their impeccable sound that takes you back to a timeless era of music.
“John’s unique ability to not only remember the member’s names, but their favorite songs is a quality not found in any other entertainer I have worked with. He is the epitome of professionalism. I would highly recommend John Ryan to anyone looking for a truly talented and seasoned professional to provide exquisite piano music for any event.”
—The Moorings Club, Vero Beach, Florida
“John’s repertoire is extensive and his professionalism impressive…”
—Eau Gallie Yacht Club, Indian Harbor Beach, Florida
“John Ryan has been a tremendous benefit to our club’s atmosphere and elegance. He is an incredibly talented artist and our member’s consider John as part of our Oak Harbor family.”
Oak Harbor Club, Vero Beach, Florida
“John Ryan is a pleasure to work with. He is a very talented musician and represents himself with style and grace.”
—John’s Island Club, Vero Beach, Florida
“In addition to being a superb pianist, John Ryan is also skilled in the fine art of providing exceptional service. With these combined talents John always delivers a memorable performance.”
—Orchid Island, Vero Beach, Florida
“Besides John Ryan’s obvious talent as a pianist, being able to move into a member’s favorite tune as they enter the dining room…remembering names, his sense of timing and the continuous music all evening from starting time until the last guest leaves has
impressed me over and over.”
—Grand Harbor Club, Vero Beach, Florida
“Anyone lucky enough to hear a John Ryan concert will certainly never forget it, and without a doubt, want an encore performance.”
—Buena Vida Estates, West Melbourne, Florida