Drummer/composer Ryan Scott Long continues his life long fascination with music that's led him to study drumming and improvisation with Scott Amendola, Simon Lott, Hamir Atwal, Joshua Smith & William Woodley and many other greats.
With his forward-thinking approach powering what may be an exciting new style of drumming, there's a bright future in store for Ryan as he continues to make his mark.
Ryan has recorded/played with Mike Sopko(Bill Laswell, Dosh), Thomas Pridgen(ex The Mars Volta), Vir McCoy(Hamsa Lila, ex Mickey Hart Band), Michael James Booker, Sam Johnson Band, Beforia, Limnus, Scott Barkan, Delphi Freeman, Anna Borja, Joshua Smith(ex Peter Rowan) & many more.
Most recently Ryan released “Just Like We Used To” with his band BroJazz in May of 2016. BroJazz features Ryan on drums, Ben Wallace-Ailsworth on bass and renowned saxophonist Joshua Smith. Oz Fritz describes BroJazz as “a shapeshifting experiment in postmodern jazz that can change course from a heavy, industrial, noisy, trance groove to soft, light, sweet, delicate, waterfall melodies in the blink of an eye; spin your sensibility 180 degrees then drop you off back home with lyrical tenderness and a wink and a smile.”
His accomplished unit Booker Long Duo released a self titled EP on November 3rd, 2015 and is available on all major digital distribution sites. The EP features Grammy Award-Winning drummer Thomas Pridgen & guitarist Mike Sopko on “The Chance”. Their self tilted EP marks the second release from the band. Together Booker and Long fuse original compositions, well thought out arrangements of covers they enjoy, and explorative improvisations that keep listeners wanting more.
Ryan is proficient in jazz, rock, funk, Latin, hip-hop, and many more styles. Ryan has toured all over the country.
Find more on Ryan here: ryanscottlong.net If you are not in the listening area the show is streamed live at www.kdrt.org at 4:00PM on Fridays