The raw soul and sonic power of the traditional organ trio has captivated Ryan since his first encounters with jazz as a young musician in the late 90’s. To this day he is still drawn back to that sound and continues to pursue his niche artistically within the rich and historical genre. With this project Ryan will be joined by Tom Amend (organ), and Hiroki Kitazawa (drums) as they look to uncover music from some of the more unheralded organist in jazz, playing music from the likes of John Patton, Shirley Scott, Baby Face Willette and more.
Ryan Fourt started his career by studying jazz guitar with Professor James Greeson, the great Dale Bruning and New York guitarist Mark Elf. In 2004, Ryan moved to Northern Colorado and established himself in the scene, sharing the stage with local and national talents such as Brad Goode, Peter Sommer, Dana Landry, Ken Walker, Dave Pope, Gareth Malone, Jeff Jenkins, Devin Hoff, Alvin Lucier, Chris Lee, Ben Markley, Erik Applegate and Paul McKee. Currently Ryan lives in Loveland Colorado and maintains a busy performance schedule with various jazz and pop groups along the front-range and mountain west regions. In addition to performing, Ryan is an adjunct instructor of jazz guitar and lecturer at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.