Ryan Kilgore on the JodyJazz DV Tenor & Classic Alto Sax Mouthpieces
“Jody, Jody, Jody. What can I say about these mouthpieces, that everyone else hasn’t said? We spend so many years attempting to put the right combination of mouthpiece and horn together. I call it “Mouthpiece Fishing!” Many of us know how hard that can be and how much money you end up spending in that effort. I’ve played many mouthpieces over the years, and have now found the smoothest transition to help me express, to others, an extension of my heart. I’m looking forward to growing with these mouthpieces for years to come!”
Ryan Kilgore Biography
Saxophonist Ryan Kilgore, a fourth generation sax player from Atlanta, Georgia, is stoked on life, and for good reason. Following a successful run performing with Tyler Perry’s “The Marriage Counselor”, Ryan is currently touring with musical icon Stevie Wonder on Stevie’s first world tour in 15 years. When asked what it’s like to recreate such well known horn parts on songs that have not been performed in years, Ryan replied “It’s an unbelievable experience and honor to be a part of this tour and of Stevie’s music”. Ryan has worked with legendary producers/writers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and has performed on the movie soundtracks for “Country Bears” (Walt Disney), and “The Fighting Temptations” (Paramount Pictures) with vocalist Faith Evans. He has also made cameo appearances as a musician in the films “Drumline” (20th Century Fox), “The Fighting Temptations” (Paramount Pictures), and Tyler Perry’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” (Paramount Pictures). As a freelance artist, Ryan has opened for David Sanborn, Stanley Clarke, and Kirk Whalum, and shared the stage with artists such as Terry Cummings, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, and Mike Phillips. A native of Atlanta, Ryan attended Clark Atlanta University where he was proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Inc.
You can catch Ryan on Stevie Wonder’s new DVD entitled “Live At Last”. Ryan will also be releasing his first solo project, entitled “Conversation With Love”, this Spring, 2009.
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