Azul Infinito on Grammy Award Official Ballot!

Posted by: Ryan on October 20, 2016 @ 1:07 pm
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Hi everyone, I’m very excited to announce that the latest Greenleaf Music Catharsis record, Azul Infinito, has made it onto the Official Ballot for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. If you’re a voting member of the Recording Academy please consider including us on your Top 5 Nominees. We are entered into the following categories:

Improvised Jazz Solo – Mike Rodriguez on “Quintessence”, Jorge Roeder on “Mr. Azul”, and Ryan Keberle on “Eternity of an Instant”
Jazz Instrumental AlbumAzul Infinito by Ryan Keberle & Catharsis
Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella – “Mr. Azul”
Arrangement, Instrumental & Vocals – “I Thought I Knew”

Votes are due by November 4th.

Here’s just a little bit of what people have been saying about Azul Infinito:

“5 new jazz albums you need to hear…inventive, fun, and polished — and never self-indulgent (a jazz rarity)” – Billboard

“A strikingly original album…Keberle’s most fully realized statement yet.” - AllAboutJazz.com

“Azul Inifinito is [Ryan Keberle & Cartharsis’] best and most ambitious recording to date…propulsive and infectious, grooving and gorgeous.” - PopMatters.com

“Entrancing and exceptionally well-crafted tracks that expansively convey a wide range of emotions…a message that needs to be heard and experienced.” – The Ottawa Citizen

“even if you don’t know a chacharera from a bullerengue, Azul Infinito captivates with its distinctive arrangements and skein of cultural fusions and juxtapositions” - JazzTimes

“These may be art songs, but they’re art songs that invariably lead to next-level propulsion” – Down Beat

“A compelling marriage of aesthetics…simultaneously muscular and tender” – New York City Jazz Record

“Dynamic and worldly” – The New York Times

“Rooted in tradition, yet stretched inside-out and upside-down enough so that it’s a whole ‘nother animal, making it a fusion of the best sort.” – Classicalite

“Ryan Keberle is one of the hottest names in jazz trombone… His own group, Catharsis, is a powerful ‘chordless’ quintet of similarly sought-after musicians” – The Irish Times

“one of the best jazz records of the year so far, and the band kicks ass” – The Brooklyn Rail

“one of the most hypnotic record starts I’ve heard this year” – Vancouver Province

Spring World Tour Announced!

Posted by: Ryan on March 8, 2016 @ 4:25 am
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Okay, well it’s not quite a world tour but it’s getting closer!  :-) It’s been a dream of mine for a very long time (at least 20 years) to lead a band on tour through Europe and it’s happening in one week!  Tour dates below. We’ll also have a nice little run through DC and North Carolina. LOOK OUT, Catharsis is coming!

2016 CD release tour small

New record to be released on March 4th on Greenleaf Music!

Posted by: Ryan on January 22, 2016 @ 9:14 pm
Filed under: Catharsis, Press, Uncategorized

Hi everyone, back from an amazing tour in Japan with Catharsis Japan Edition (pictures here) I am thrilled to announce that Ryan Keberle & Catharsis will release our next album, Azul Infinito, on March 4th on Greenleaf Music. I can’t wait for you all to hear this record which was inspired by my many experiences playing music of the immensely talented composers from South America I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the years (Pedro Giraudo, Sebastian Cruz, Samuel Torres, Ivan Lins, Emilio Solla, etc…) In the meantime, here is a short teaser to get you ready for the real thing! Pre-orders begin on Feb. 5th!

David Bowie?!

Posted by: Ryan on October 16, 2014 @ 2:31 pm
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In other news, I was also recently a featured soloist on a new David Bowie track, “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” recorded this past Summer in collaboration with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, of which Bowie is an avowed fan. The track is for his compilation album, “Nothing Has Changed” out Nov 19. I was honored to be selected as one of two soloists on the track which you can stream here: http://davidbowie.com/nhc/. Rolling Stone, Brooklyn Vegan, MOJO and many others streamed and wrote about the track. It’s been an exciting past few weeks with the release of my latest record, “Into the Zone”, which you can purchase on the Greenleaf Music Store now! https://ryankeberlecatharsis.bandcamp.com/

Bowie Keberle

New music for a new year! (and new band photos!)

Posted by: Ryan on January 5, 2014 @ 5:55 pm
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ryan_keberle_final_edits__22014 begins with an action packed January as we gear up to record the next Ryan Keberle + Catharsis album later this month preceded by two shows in Brooklyn. We’ll be recording all new music that we’ve been working on for the last 6 months on Jan. 15th and 16th music at Sear Sound. Especially exciting is the fact that special guests Camila Meza and Scott Robinson will be joining us (be sure to check out Scott’s amazing new website!).

But, before that I hope you can join us as we perform this new music at ShapeShifter Lab on Jan. 9th at 9:30pm then again at Barbes on Jan. 14th at 7pm. Both of these Brooklyn venues are great live music spaces and shockingly affordable.

In other news, Music is Emotion, our full-length album released in Feb. 2013, has been included on a number of 2013 “best of” lists. Thanks to everyone who bought, listened, enjoyed (hopefully), and shared our music. Look for our next record to be released later this year!

2013 Year End Lists:

Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
R.J. DeLuke, All About Jazz
Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen
Iowa’s jazz radio station, KCCK

Finally, last month I wrote an article for the great monthly jazz publication, The New York Jazz Record, this month (my first published article!) about the current flaws in our jazz education system, and general music education system for that matter, and some ways to fix them. Read it here: “Into the Zone” (page 11)

by Ryan Keberle

by Ryan Keberle