You are invited to celebrate the release of “Saint Unity”, a monumental, collaborative work by jazz pianist/songwriter Ryan Marquez featuring 20 of STL’s finest musicians. Anchored by the rhythm section of Tim Moore (Drums) and Theo Harden (Bass), The night will feature an intimate live performance of Ryan’s originals/arrangements featuring vocalists Janet Evra, Lola Kristine, Chrissy Renick, Paige Alyssa, Dawn Weber, Lamar Harris, Ben Reece, Matt McKeever, Adam Hansbrough, Drew Mantia, Will Buchanan, and Duane “Jingo” Williams. With Tim Moore on Drums and Jordan Brewer on Bass.
The new jazz/pop release “Saint Unity” from Ryan Marquez incorporates the spirit and larger narrative of the current artistic renaissance and cultural climate present in St. Louis. Produced by the legendary Carl Nappa and Lenny Mink for Lotown Records, the album features 20 vocalists and musicians powering Ryan’s originals and jazz interpretations of hits from the world of rock – including songs from Smashing Pumpkins, 311, The Beatles, and more. Mr. Marquez sits squarely in the center of the upswing of creative energy in St. Louis, and brings together an all-star team of musicians in the name of “Saint Unity”. The album is now available.
Missourian Ryan Marquez is a keyboardist, producer, songwriter, arranger, and vocalist baptized in blues, indoctrinated by jazz and raised in hip-hop culture. “Passionate in everything he does” (WSIE 88.7, “The Sound”), he “truly embodies the creative collaboration…essential to moving St. Louis forward full steam ahead.” (Regional Arts Commission of STL) His music represents a diverse ecosystem of “feel good vibes” that he channels by infusing his fluent Jazz piano skills, a Pop songwriting style influenced by Stevie Wonder & Gil Scott Heron, with extracted flavors from Progressive R & B & Conscious Hip-Hop.