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) 




Rabbit Season 

 A fast and friendly reminder that the J Ryan Trio will be at Ally's Bistro this Good Friday, March 29, music 7pm to 9pm.  Feel free to join us for a veritable cornucopia of fun including:
  • Professor Hal on the dog haaaause bass.
  • Groovilicous musical selections from the roaring twenties all the way to today.  By today of course I mean old school 'today' which is... like... twenty years ago.
  • Fine fine food and drinks - and the new Ally's lounge: a comfortably appointed space for cocktails and conversation.
  • Free pony rides.
  • Colloquium style discussion on the Easter tradition of an egg-laying rabbit - and why colored eggs?  and, AND how Cadbury's marketing schlocks horned in on that whole racket.
  • Speaking of candy, we'll throw open the floor to heated debate on whether Reese's Easter Eggs or Christmas Trees have the superior chocolate to peanut butter ratio 
    • It's really about internal volume vs surface area... I mean... mathematically...
  • Fresh new track from our latest studio project

Defrost and cook thoroughly 

     You're tired of hearing about the weather...  I know, I know, but I love to trade stories on our recent mega snow, deep freeze and London fog.  OK, I'll go first - feel free to hit reply and chime in with your own tundra tales.
  • Nearly took a full Clark W Griswald ride off my roof last week.  Clearing snow / ice dams and zip zap I'm in luge position and heading towards the edge.  Arrested my forward motion before going hind-quarters-over-tea-kettle into the bushes, but sufficient to flash at least a portion of my life before my eyes, which oddly included pop-up ads and clickbait.
  • Snow-laden neighbor's tree eased itself horizontal like an old man into a hot bath until it rested atop my car.  Still working to dig that out with snow shovel and chainsaw.  Most on the mailing list have met me personally... would you trust me with a chainsaw?   We'll it's happenin just the same... heh heh.
  • Learned that yes I can drive with mittens on - not a bad way to stay warmer.  Some lane deviation into median / sidewalk.
  • Tree out front has these apparently fermented berries that the birds are mental for.  They fly drunker than Southwest and have bonked into windows / parked cars.  Gotta be tough to be a bird in the Wisconsin cold, but I'm guessing they don't feel a thing.
  • Then there's the skating rink formerly my walkway.  Oh I salted it, seasoned to taste with Mrs Dash, but it stayed slicker than Cory Henry on the B3.  Did I take a tumble?  I did not.  Did I slip sufficiently to invoke a triple salchow into a double tuck and nail the landing?  Ukrainian judge gave it a 9.5.
  • Our winter specialty?  loading in music equipment while keeping out the cold.  Lightning fast work at the door such that diners / venue patrons in close proximity feel nary a draft.  It's a J Ryan Trio specialty and just one of the many subtle ways we strive to provide the best music experience for all involved... cause we love y'all so much.

It's Christmas!... or is it? 

   It's Christmas Time! ...    or is it?
     Recent survey by the mind-crushingly perky folks hosting the local TV morning show revealed the following responses to the following question "When should local radio change format to Christmas tunes?"
  • After Halloween       16%
  • After Thanksgiving   37%
  • Anytime                    11%
  • Never                       36%
     That's right, trailing a single point behind "After Thanksgiving" was "Never", confirming yet again our slow societal slide into grinch-like nihilism... and this from folks willingly tuning in to local a.m. TV.   But I say "no!"  The arctic tundra-scape of January and February are depressing enough that you'd do well to hide my extension cords but Christmas time.... Christmas time is a few scant weeks when we are reminded of the hope we've been gifted by the true meaning of Christmas.  It's this hope I intend to celebrate, and I would love for you to join us!