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.

Monsoon be gone--

We've almost made it past the wet season here in Korea-- and I can feel the hints of fall in the air.  On the wings of fall comes some great music.  I'm especially looking forward to reuniting with my friends and musical compadres Vardan Ovsepian and Joon Lee, who'll be visiting from LA.  I can't say enough about these guys.  They've both had a huge impact on my musical directions and creative life.   They'll be playing a duo concert at Club Palm on August 28-- I highly recommend this show.  And then we'll be playing a concert at Yagi Studio in Seoul on Aug 30th-- my original music which will be on my upcoming CD (seems almost ancient calling it a CD!). 

In addition, recently I've had the pleasure of working with Youngjoo Song-- a great pianist with her own original voice.  Her music is a joy to play-- so I'm excited to play with her and the great Antonio Hart, and my friend Steve Pruitt in a 2 concert series Aug. 28th and 29th. 

Look for more updates as I receive more info on concerts --- 

Stay dry!