Ryan Korb

Ryan Korb teaches Jazz Percussion and Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. A native of Billings, Montana, Ryan won the 1990 Governors Scholarship to attend the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan. Ryan now co-leads an Afro-Cuban drum trio, Africa-West. The trio plays original compositions based on traditional African and Cuban music. Among many other concerts, the trio was invited to play at the Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention. As a jazz sideman, Ryan has shared the stage with Bill Mays, Russell Malone, Byron Stripling, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Jr., John Fedchock, Llew Matthews, Tamir Hendelman, Valerie Naranjo, Barry Olsen, and Kristin Korb. Ryan has played on numerous recordings and has been seen at numerous jazz festivals and jazz venues internationally.‚Äč