Ryan DeWeese is a trumpeter, educator, and writer currently living in the LA area. At just 23 years of age, Ryan has been fortunate enough to play lead trumpet for Michael Buble, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, the Disneyland Band, the Kyle Athayde Dance Party, the Grammy Camp Jazz Session Big Band, and the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Jazz Orchestra,along the way having the opportunity to perform and record at the Grammys, Monterey Jazz Festival, Capitol Records, Rose Hall and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Birdland Jazz Club, Disneyland, multiple venues across Japan, and Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco.
He has also performed with various symphony orchestras and brass chamber groups throughout New York and LA. He has been fortunate enough to share the stage with some of the best musicians in the world, including Wayne Bergeron, Andy Martin, Ambrose Akinmusire, Donny McCaslin, John Clayton, Candido Camero, and Terell Stafford, and has studied with Chuck Tumlinson, Laurie Frink, Greg Gisbert, Mark Gould, Tony Kadleck, and Kye Palmer.
Ryan completed his Masters Degree in jazz studies from California State University, Long Beach in 2018 where he was awarded a Creative Achievement Award given to only one graduating jazz major, and his Bachelors Degree in jazz studies in 2016 from Manhattan School of Music, where he was awarded the William H. Borden Award given annually to one outstanding graduate from the jazz arts department.