Ryan McGillicuddy


After forging a place for himself as a bassist/composer of choice in Los Angeles' creative music scene, then teaching jazz abroad in South Korea as invited professor at a top university,  Ryan McGillicuddy continues his musical journey in the Kentucky foothills of the Appalachian mountains as faculty at Morehead State University . His vibrant organic approach has earned him work with many of the world’s finest musicians. Recently, Ryan has shared the stage as a sideman with Greg Osby, Peter Erskine, Anthony Wilson, Russel Ferrante, Joe Labarbera, Bob Shepard, Bill Cunliffe, Larry Goldings, Bob Mintzer, Larry Koonse, Freda Payne, Antonia Bennett, the Tamir Hendelman trio, the Bill Cunliffe trio,  the Bill Holman band, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

He has toured extensively in the United States as well as in Japan, Korea, Europe, and the Middle-east. Ryan currently performs and composes with his own original trio featuring Peter Erskine and Vardan Ovsepian, the LA based trio 3 -ish, the Vardan Ovsepian trio, the Korean-based Jangeun Bae trio,  and the original project Sigmund Fudge among many other groups, and is a core member of the arts/composers group The Los Angeles JazzCollective.

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Nachbar w/Jacob Duncan, Brandon Coleman, and Jeff Mellott

  • Nachbar 969 Charles Street Louisville, KY, 40204 United States (map)

Drop by for an evening of adventurous music at Louisville's premiere venue for experimental jazz, the Nachbar.  Jacob Duncan's saxophone stylings have been a mainstay here for many years-- you can catch him with various artists on any given Wednesday as he holds court with a rotating cast of characters.  This week he welcomes Cincinnati-based guitarist Brandon Coleman, and drummer Jeff Mellott.  Rounding out the group is bassist Ryan McGillicuddy.  It is bound to be an adventuresome evening.  

Earlier Event: November 10
Blue Whale w/Jason Harnell
Later Event: February 11
3-ish @ The Baked Potato