The J Ryan Trio plays everything from jazz perfect for cocktails to hard swinging blues, motown, 60's, 70's and 80's tunes perfect for any venue or event with every dollar raised donated to great local charities.

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Ryan Janscha 

262-951-8422 (talk or text) 




Previous events


Private Event

Wisconsin Club

J Ryan Trio is perfect for corporate events - we are delighted to help make your outing classy, tasteful and especially delightful for your guests

An interactive Q&A + brief music lessons featuring the venerable Professor of Music Mr Hal Miller and giants of jazz Dave R and Sax-Man-Bobby. Please note this is a semi-private event, please contact J Ryan Trio for tickets


A Band for All Seasons 

     If variety is the spice of life, the J Ryan Trio is the Mrs Dash of music.  A bland three person trio?  no no no.. our hugely capable drums+bass+piano rhythm section is regularly augmented as our very own Kit-Kat cameos her youthful exuberance on vocals while the Lovely Laura weaves harmonies.  Layer-cake this with the imaginatively creative tones of the Mighty Bob on saxophone - a top shelf  player.  To this tonal horn-of-plenty, we now add truly killer gee-tar to the JRT barnyard.  For jazz?  yes.  For 70's and 80's? yes.  For Blues, Motown and Soul?  oh ya.  Accept nothing less than the full bodied, rich, thick and meaty sound of a 5 or 6 person 'trio' to keep the entertainment and fun needles pegged at 'max'. 

   In other news,  I was told just yesterday that "hey your website doesn't have any bookings listed, you guys must suck".  Unable to argue that logic, I went ahead and uploaded details on several up and coming events.  Do stop out for a great time in music, fun and friendship.  And don't hold back, feel free to let me know the specifics of what's good and what sucks.  I thrive on honest feedback - ha ha.  

MMMM... What's up doc? 

It's... high time this newsletter returns to its original intent: a cathartic outlet sharing with you the wacky doings and goings on of my day-to-day.  To wit:  the young band of roommates next door.  Good kids, nice guys, but keen to enjoy while sitting on their driveway, shall we say, cigarettes of a certain variety.   No big deal, but Indeed they smokestack herbs in sufficient quantities to affect the woodland creatures passing between our closely spaced row-houses.   I don't mind helping the squirrels stagger back to their appointed trees. But the rabbits, presumably suffering from the bunny munchies, are consuming my garden tomatoes and flowers at an increasingly ravenous rate.  The raccoons have requested more half eaten doritos bags be left in the trash bin... 

    Now I've always believed that 90% of problems can be hammered out if folks get together and chat face to face, and I'm happy to report that an air-quality detente has been reached.  My garden gnome looks less glassy eyed already. 

    Hey - music is no different - it works best when done face to face - live and in person where musicians, listeners, even hecklers can share some tunes, trade some laughs.  5G connectivity is great, and you should find us on facebook and check out our website at,  but I'd encourage you to also stop out and recharge in person at any of the upcoming soirees listed below.  All are kid-friendly - most are dog friendly too!

Appropriately Inappropriate 

     Looking ahead to June - the J Ryan Trio will be appearing at several local beer gardens.  I'm not big into gardening, but I do just fine with beer.  We'll have details for you in the next installment of this fine publication, but today I'd like to remind everyone about a little album release party in which I've been invited to participate. 

     I’m occasionally asked to help out on recording projects, most recently on an album entitled Appropriately Inappropriate.   It’s a wild ride through Latin and Afro-Cuban - rhythm infused mayhem that challenged and expanded the arranging and performing ability of all cats involved.  The album release party for this melee of sound is slated for Sunday May 15, an afternoon that will undoubtedly be… Appropriately Inappropriate.  Tracks are available on the Music page.  Hope to see you there! 

Appropriately Inappropriate - Album Release Party 

Sunday May 15 

2pm to 4pm - doors open 1:30 

free admission 

Story Hill Firehouse - just south of Bluemound on Hawley Road 

407 N Hawley Road, Milwaukee 53213 

262 477 5813