Ryan Heinlein with Escape to Create
Trombonist, composer and educator Ryan Heinlein recently completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the conservatory of UMKC. His fusion band, Project H, has released three albums and won numerous accolades from area critics and writers including Best Jazz Ensemble of 2014 (Pitch Music Award). While in Seaside, Heinlein will compose a full suite (45 – 60 minutes) celebrating the Big Band and Jazz traditions of Kansas City. The piece is scheduled for premier on March 28, 2016, the city’s 178h birthday. Heinlein will present a PowerPoint lecture on his compositional ventures and experiences as a performer and educator. He will also teach an interactive improvisation workshop culminating in the creation of an original work of music for area jazz band students.