I am a professional pianist, keyboardist and Hammond B3 Organist as well as the band leader for Karma ATX & United Funk Kingdom Bands here in Austin, Texas. I am very proficient in reading sheet music, chord charts and playing by ear as well. I do own a passport if needed to travel overseas. I am very open/available for studio session work as well as the bands. Please let me know if you might possibly need me as a pianist, keyboardist, organist or either of the bands to perform for your event. I sincerely appreciate and thank you for taking the time to visit my Gig Salad Profile.
My wife and I hired Mr. Ryan Howard for our 2017 Christmas Party. The event was a resounding success due in large part to Ryan. He was highly professional, on time, interacted very well with our guests, and he is incredibly talented. God-willing, we will DEFINITELY hire him in the future!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Unions: Mutual Musicians Foundation
Ryan D. Howard is simply an awesome keyboardist, organist and pianist.
What else can you expect when a 7 year old dives head first into music at Meservey Elementary under the direction of Tony Fishback at and then attends the Middle School of the Arts straight into the Paseo Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts High School under the direction of Clarence W Smith.
After participating in many different Jazz Ensembles, Combos, Concert bands and Pep bands, Ryan migrated to England determined to expand as far as his abilities would take him. On his return to the US, he landed ‘to-die-for’ gigs with the likes of Cameo, Phil Perry and Jesse Powell to list a few. He attended Penn Valley Community College obtaining an Associates in Liberal Arts and currently plays piano, keyboards and organ at Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Waco,TX currently living in Austin, Texas.
His style is distinct with a unique blend of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, R&B, Funk, Neo Soul, Soul, Smooth Jazz and Gospel. This combination lends itself very well to his keyboard style adapts perfectly to classic artists from Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers to Earth Wind and Fire. He is an integral part of the Kansas City Jazz as well as now in Austin, Texas music scene. Ryan's musical background range from vast variety such as Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, R&B, Funk, Neo Soul, Soul, Smooth Jazz and Gospel.
Musically and visually with his energetic stage performances and authentic sound. Ryan is one of the best if not the best Pianist, Organist and Keyboardist in the Midwest and now in Texas.
Additional Booking Notes
Past Booked Events
|December 16, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Christmas Party|
Influences & Inspiration
Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Dr Lonnie Smith, Shriley Scott, Joey Defrancesco, Herbie Hancock, Chic Corea, Jeff Lober, Larry Dunn and the list continues
No stage requirements