Ryan Greer Jazz Group to Play Metropolitan Room, 9/22
In his return to The Metropolitan Room, vocalist Ryan Greer leads a remarkably pared-down and smooth combination of his own Ryan Greer Jazz Group with Neil Flink on guitar and Mark Verdino on bass. The intimate set, titled "Whisper Low," is a fresh take on the cool-jazz sound. Reinventing essential standards and post-bop classics from Harold Arlen to Eddie Harris, Duke Ellington to Chick Corea, the evening also features original Ryan Greer Jazz Group compositions. Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street. $20 cover, 2-drink minimum. 212.206.0440.
Ryan Greer is a self-producing artist in New York City whose body of work spans theater, dance and music-all rooted in jazz. Known as "an expert director-choreographer" (The New Yorker), praised for "joyous, jazz-inflected dancing both crisp and sensual" (The Chicago Reader), Ryan's lifelong passion for music is manifest in his acclaimed work as a vocalist, composer and bandleader.
Neil Flink crafted jazz guitar on scholarship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston with such greats as Joe Lovano, Mick Goodrick, George Garzone and Richie Hart. Mark Verdino is a prominent bass player in the Broadway and National Touring circuits with a Master's Degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music.