Jazz Ensemble III
Dr. Ryan Sharp is currently Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Central Oklahoma, Principal Trumpet with the Edmond Chamber Orchestra and Soprano Cornetist of the Fountain City Brass Band, Kansas CIty, KS. Ryan enjoys an active performing schedule including recent performances with the Kansas City Symphony, Mahlerfest Symphony Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, Bobby Watson and the 18th Vine Big Band, the Temptations, Clark Terry, as well as numerous regional orchestras, big bands and salsa bands. In addition to live performances, Ryan has recorded with many gospel artists such as Natalie Grant, Clint Brown, Myron Butler & Levi and Marcus Cole. In 2005, Ryan had the opportunity to record on Marvin Sapp’s Grammy nominated album Be Exalted. From January 2003 to July 2005 Ryan was the lead trumpeter of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus performing across the United States and Mexico for over 15 million people. He has performed in concerts, festivals and masterclasses in Greece, Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, France, Belgium, Holland and Japan.
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