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 Austin, Texas.