Ballads, Bossa, Blues & Beyond Katherine Ryan takes inspiration from a variety of experiences. Classically trained, she also studied jazz with the great Sunny Wilkinson and continues to explore a variety of genres while writing her own songs. As a jazz guitarist, vocalist and pianist, Owen James has appeared extensively throughout the U.S., sharing the stage with many jazz luminaries.
Katherine has sat in with top jazz musicians at jazz clubs throughout Michigan. Owen has entertained audiences at many venues such as The Grand Hotel and Indianapolis’s Jazz Kitchen. When not performing, Owen is in demand as a private instructor, conductor and music director, with a passion for music history.
Together, Katherine and Owen will weave their life experiences into the melodies of bossa nova, blues, jazz, and other Americana styles to create an evening of memorable music..