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     Ryan Berg was born in Minneapolis, MN into a family with a rich history of musical performance. He is a bassist and educator based in NY currently performing in the jazz setting as well as playing smooth jazz, r&b, world music, country, folk, improvised music. He has been in a number of broadway musicals including Jersey Boys, Summer, The Music Man and Hadestown.

     In his professional career Ryan has collaborated with many world-renowned musicians in many genres. A list of which includes: Rashied Ali, J.D. Allen, Sullivan Fortner, Frank Lacy, Bruce Williams, Mark Whitfield, Eric Lewis, Lakecia Benjamin, John Sebastion, Roy Hargrove, Chitresh Das, Gerald Clayton, Cindy Cashdollar, Camille Thurman-Green, Marvin Sewell, Stacy Dillard, Logan Richardson, Josh Evans, Jason Samuels Smith and many more.  Ryan has performed at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Blue Note, Blues Alley, The Monterey and Montreal Jazz Festivals as well as many other PAC’s, festivals, and venues around the world. He has also been in the Broadway shows Jersey Boys, Summer, The Music Man, and Hadestown as well as a member of India Jazz Suites. 

    Ryan is currently a performing member with The Brianna Thomas Band, Connie Han Trio, Lindsey Webster Band and also leads and composes for groups of his own.  He has released two albums under the band name cPhour. 

    Ryan holds a M.M. in jazz performance from SUNY Purchase and has worked as an educator for clinics at many colleges and performance spaces.  He has also taught at The Collective School of Music NYC, SUNY Purchase, and the Litchfield Jazz Camp as well as many years as a clinician for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Jazz for Young People” program and educational videos for Carnegie Hall’s “Musical Explorers” program. 


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