Order our upcoming record now and watch our first music video!

Posted by: Ryan on February 15, 2016 @ 3:46 am
Filed under: Catharsis, Events, Press

Watch our debut Music Video now!

You can now order our newest record Azul Infinito. ORDER HERE on iTunes or HERE on Greenleaf Music (preferred)

We had a great run in California and Montana this past month.  Look for us in NYC (Jazz Standard on March 15th), Bergamo Italy (March 17th), London (Pizza Express on March 18th), Cork (Crane Lane Theater on March 20th), Paris (Duc de Lombards on March 21st), Durham (Carolina Theatre on April 1st), and Philadelphia (Center City Jazz Fest on April 30th)!

Hello friends! I am incredibly excited to announce that our upcoming Greenleaf Music album, called Azul Infinito, is now available on iTunes, Amazon or Greenleaf Music. This music represents a first for me and the band on many levels.
– it’s my first attempt at writing music inspired by time spent performing with many incredible South American composers over the past 15 years including Pedro Giruado, Sebastian Cruz, Samuel Torres, Ivan Lins, and Emilio Solla (the record includes five originals and three covers – Pedro’s beautiful zamba, “La Ley Primera”, Sebastian Cruz’s “Canción Mandala” and Ivan Lins’ “Madalena”)

– it’s the first time I’ve written music with lyrics, here in collaboration with my long time friend and brilliant poet Manca Weeks (two songs from this collaboration are included on the record)

– it’s our first in-studio music video (made by none other than David Doob, the father of our drummer, Eric Doob. And, if you ask me, it’s pretty badass!)

– it’s our first tour to Europe (March 16-22)

Other exciting things to look for on this record are liner notes written by Grammy award-winning artist, Arturo O’Farrill (and by yours truly) and beautiful artwork by Maddy Sturm including a booklet insert with lyrics.

And, finally, this album documents what has been, and continues to be, a true working band made up of my absolute favorite musicians (and people) on the planet – Mike Rodriguez on trumpet, Camila Meza on vocals, Jorge Roeder on bass, and Eric Doob on drums. These musicians have brought a vitality, unparalleled musicianship, and commitment that I never could have imagined.
Azul Infinito Cover-Art

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


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, WonderingSound.com

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

10 days until “Into the Zone” is released on Greenleaf Music!

Posted by: Ryan on September 20, 2014 @ 2:35 pm
Filed under: Catharsis, Events, Press

As we count down to Sep. 30th, the official release date of Into the Zone on Greenleaf Music, I’m excited to announce that each week over the next three weeks I’ll be posting a video online from our recent performance at the Jazz Gallery. Thanks to Geoff Countryman, Tyler McDiarmid and Matt Veligdan, I can honestly say that these videos look and sound about as good as I could possibly imagine – HD baby!

Finally, for those of you living in the New Haven/Hartford, Boston, NYC, DC, or Chicago areas you can now purchase advance tickets to our show. Please consider buying tickets in advance if you plan to come as it helps let the club know that there will be a crowd!  Student discount tickets are available at the Regattabar and the Jazz Standard.  Thank you all for your love and support!

Sep. 26th in Old Lyme, CT – Side Door Jazz Club

Oct. 1st in Boston –  Regatta Bar

Oct. 7th in NYC – Jazz Standard

Oct. 11th in DC – ATLAS Perf. Arts Center

Oct. 11th in DC – ATLAS Perf. Arts Center

PRE-ORDER Into the Zone on iTunes HERE

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