R y a n J . F i n n
T h e B a n d
"The Ryan Finn Quartet is an infusing of jazz standards with a calypso twist,
or infusing calypso with american jazz depending upon what the original tune was.
It made for a very interesting evening of jazz...
These musicians are good and have a new take on America's original music."
- Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Robin Holloway, Ryan Finn, Andy Zadrozny, Loren Bienvenue
Photo by T.K. Thompson
The Band performs original compositions by Ryan Finn as well as arrangements of jazz standards and more.
Most are set in a caribbean style; whether it be calypso, reggae, zouk, soca, salsa, or ska.
Currently, Finn performs with a quartet consisting of Robin Holloway on piano, Andy Zadrozny on bass, and Arnaldo Costa on drums.
The recent album, Calypso ala Buster, was recorded with a larger group consisting of 8 musicians. This group is easily able to excite large audiences. With the addition of percussion, trumpet, and saxophones, the energy of the music is elevated.