BIO

Dr. Ryan Chapman is a freelance trumpet player and educator living in Miami, FL. He recently received his D.M.A. in jazz performance from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He has studied with Chris Howard, Dennis Herrick, Rich Szabo, Jon Faddis, Vincent DiMartino, Ramon Vasquez, Roger Ingram, Sam Pilafian, and Brian Lynch.

Ryan is originally from Montgomery, AL and received his B.M. in performance from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. He spent some time performing on cruise ships before earning his M.Ed. from Auburn University. Following Auburn, Ryan taught band and elementary music while freelancing in the greater Atlanta area before moving to Miami to study at the University of Miami.

Recording and TV credits include:

  • Ed Calle – Mamblue available at local music stores and at iTunes and Amazon, released June 25, 2015.
  • Jeremy Fox – With Love
    • Private Label
    • Lead Trumpet
  • PBS Special – Jazz and The Philharmonic available as DVD/CD combo released and aired on February 28, 2014
  • George Benson – Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole released in 2013
  • Steve Miller- Out of This World to be released
  • Tierra Cali: Univision Television
    • El Gordo y La Flaca – aired June 20, 2012
    • Despierta America – aired June 21, 2012
  • Kevin Spacey: In Concert with the Henry Mancini Big Band
    • Recorded April 5, 2014 at Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami, FL
    • Lead Trumpet
  • Since 1996, Ryan has performed with the following groups:
    • Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Bobby Rydell
    • The Classics
    • The Mystics
    • The Flamingos
    • The Shirelles
    • Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
    • Dennis Edward’s Temptations Review
    • The Rat Pack is Back
    • South Florida Jazz Orchestra
    • Harry James Orchestra (Fred
      Radke)
    • Glenn Miller Orchestra (Larry O’Brien)
    • Peter Graves Orchestra
    • Jazz Band I – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    • Auburn Knights Orchestra
    • Auburn University Jazz Ensemble
    • Columbus State University Jazz Ensemble I
    • Concert Jazz Band – University of Miami
    • Joe Gransden’s Big Band
    • Jazz Orchestra Atlanta
    • Tempest Little Big Band, playing lead on the album Round Midnight
    • David Brother’s Super Band
    • The Impressions
    • Tierra Cali
    • Mercury Orkestar
    • Montgomery Symphony Orchestra
    • Carnival Cruise Line Orchestras
    • The Usual Suspects
    • The New York Voices
    • Don Juceam Orchestra
    • B.B. King All-Stars
    • Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

    Since 1996, Ryan has also performed with the following artists:

    • Steve Miller – recorded upcoming album for Blue Note Records called Out of this World
    • Chick Corea
    • Bobby McFerrin
    • Dave Liebman
    • George Benson
    • Paul Anka
    • Take 6
    • Gordon Goodwin
    • Vince Mendoza
    • Jon Secada
    • Cyrille Aimee
    • Dee Dee Bridgewater
    • Nestor Torres
    • Kenny Loggins
    • Brian Lynch
    • Terence Blanchard
    • Terell Stafford
    • Michael Feinstein
    • Shirley Jones
    • Denyce Graves
    • Eric Owens
    • Lenny White
    • Dave Gruisin
    • Cindy Blackman
    • Terry Lynn Carrington
    • Freddie Cole
    • Chris Martin
    • Michael Martin
    • Eddie Gomez
    • Vincent DiMartino
    • Monica Mancini
    • Dave Douglas
    • Melinda Chatman
    • Annie Sellick
    • Idina Menzel
    • Steve Lippia
    • Rick Michels
    • Michael Amante