Summer News

Posted by: Ryan on July 5, 2015 @ 2:29 pm
Filed under: Catharsis, Press

Finally coming up for air after a hectic Spring that included a hugely successful Catharsis West Coast Tour, a performance at the beautiful NYC venue, SubCulture, as part of Greenleaf Music’s 10th Anniversary (read the NY Times review of that performance!), a very memorable gig with the Big Band Living Legacy Project at the Kaye Playhouse which was recently written about by Tak Tokiwa in Japan’s leading jazz magainze, Jazz Life, and a multitude of fun gigs with some of my favorite composers and band leaders including Pedro Giraudo at the Jazz Standard, Maria Schneider at Birdland, Samuel Torres, Ari Hoenig, Emilio Solla, et. al. (don’t forget to check out the amazing new records by Pedro, Maria, and Samuel!!!).

In other news, Catharsis is scheduled to record our next record on October 28th and 29th with a very special guest (TBA). We have some exciting gigs this Summer and Fall as we gear up for the record date including our first appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club (August 3rd), two nights at Cornelia St. Cafe (Sep. 26th and 27th), and Barbes Brooklyn (Oct. 27th). I’ll be writing more about the concept and compositional process behind this next record later on this summer but I am already SUPER excited to share this new music with you all!

Finally, I was equally honored and surprised to be listed as the #1 Rising Star Trombonist in this month’s Downbeat Critics Poll. I’m surrounded by friends, colleagues, and inspiring trombonists.
Downbeat Critics Poll

Hope to see some of you at an upcoming gig! Also, don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list which you can do right here

West Coast Tour 2015

Posted by: Ryan on March 22, 2015 @ 7:07 pm
Filed under: Catharsis, Events

For the first time since my move to New York City in 1999 I’ll be returning to my hometown of Spokane, WA with my own band, Ryan Keberle & Catharsis. This was such a rare opportunity that we decided to turn it into a full-blown West Coast tour with shows in Seattle, Missoula, Spokane, Ellensburg, Eugene, and Arcata. We’ll also be doing a number of clinics at local universities in those towns. See you on the west side!!!

West Coast Tour 2015


Critical Acclaim for “Into the Zone”

Posted by: Ryan on November 6, 2014 @ 4:43 pm
Filed under: Catharsis, Press

Into the Zone press logos

“There’s heart and soul in Mr. Keberle’s tunes” – Nate Chinen, NY Times

“Keberle’s hit upon something with his working band, a quartet called Catharsis” – Patrick Jarenwattananon, NPR

First off, a heartfelt thank you to all who purchased copies of Into the Zone.  Your interest and support means a great deal to me – a performing artist is nothing without an audience! I’ve been overwhelmed with the response from fans and critics alike.  You can read some select press quotes below and if you haven’t yet purchased a copy you can do so at the Greenleaf Music Store.

I’d also like to thank those of you who voted in this year’s Downbeat Reader’s Poll.  I am incredibly honored to be included in such prestigious company, surrounded by heroes, legends, mentors, friends and colleagues.

A trombonist and composer with far-ranging credentials, Ryan Keberle is onto something with Catharsis, his update of a pianoless postbop quartet.”
Nate Chinen, The New York Times

[I]n the last few years [Keberle has] seriously stepped out on his own, creating warm small-group music that’s front-loaded with melody; there’s also plenty of harmonic movement, but his remarkable rapport with trumpeter Mike Rodriguez never lets technique get in the way of tunefulness.
Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader

“accessible and thoughtful, lyrical and cerebral…Keberle and his bandmates weave their voices together with supple ease and understated grace to conjure a collective sound that embraces the listener while rewarding closer attention.”
Shaun Brady, Downbeat 

“[Camila Meza] adds new layers of emotional complexity and color to Cole Porter’s “Easy To Love,” and her wordless utterances elsewhere add to the surprisingly rich harmonies created by such a small outfit. In short, she’s the perfect vocal reflection of the Keberle aesthetic.” – All About Jazz

“[Keberle] is, at heart, an excellent arranger and an underrated soloist of contagious creativity, capable of making everyone feel at home.”
– Britt Robson, Wondering Sound

“A very fine new album” – Jon Garelick

NY TIMES review and NPR’s TINY DESK!

Posted by: Ryan on October 13, 2014 @ 2:12 pm
Filed under: Catharsis, Events, Press

NY Times review October ’14

Catharsis on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

Catharsis had an eventful fall weekend! NPR released our performance on the world’s biggest, tiny stage captured in beautiful picture and sound – Tiny Desk Concerts. We played Sufjan Stevens’ “Sister” and two of my originals, “Gallop” and “Zone”. In Sunday’s New York Times we were honored by Nate Chinen’s review of Into the Zone: “There’s heart and soul in Mr. Keberle’s tunes – even at their trickiest, as in a workout with a wry title, Without a Thought.”

You can purchase Into the Zone at either online retailer:

Greenleaf Music Store

Greenleaf Music Store







“[Keberle’s] hit upon something with his working band, a quartet called Catharsis… That lineup indulges the intersecting parts of his tunes, but preserves the melodic through-lines and swinging undertow” – Patrick Jarenwattananon, NPR

“Into the Zone”, my debut record on Greenleaf Music, is NOW AVAILABLE!

Posted by: Ryan on October 1, 2014 @ 1:38 pm
Filed under: Catharsis, Events, Press

Into the Zone is officially released today on Greenleaf Music!

You can purchase on iTunes or at Greenleaf Music NOW!

“[Ryan Keberle] is, at heart, an excellent arranger and an underrated soloist of contagious creativity, capable of making everyone feel at home” – Britt Robson,

I am thrilled to announce that my new record, Into the Zone, is officially released TODAY! I am so excited to share this music with you all and couldn’t have done it without the help of some very special people in my life.

I’d like to thank my band – Mike Rodriguez, Jorge Roeder, and Eric Doob – for their unsurpassed musicality, dedication and guidance. Thanks to Camila Meza for her willingness to indulge the learning curve that is writing for voice and her soulfully honest musicianship. Thanks to Scott Robinson for inspiring me to strive for true musical spontaneity and to embrace both the heart and the brain when it comes to making music. Thanks to Dave Douglas and Greenleaf Music for believing in this music. Thanks to Chris Allen at Sear Sound and Alex Venguer who captured the music beautifully giving it depth and balance. Thanks to Tyler McDiarmid who made the music shimmer. Thanks to Maddy Sturm who, as she has done for all of my records, translated the music into beautiful imagery and color. Thanks to Matt Merewitz and Fully Altered Media for their support and help in navigating the 21st century jazz industry. Thanks to all my family and friends and, most importantly, to the person who keeps me honest, not just in my musical life but in everything that I do, my incredible wife, Erica.

Finally, for those of you living in the Boston and NYC areas please join us for our CD release parties at the Regattabar TOMORROW on Oct. 1st and at the Jazz Standard on Tuesday, Oct. 7th. You can purchase advance tickets to our shows here (student discounts are available):

Oct. 1st in Boston – Regattabar
Oct. 7th in NYC – Jazz Standard

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