With a career spanning over four decades, jazz flutist Ali Ryerson
consistently ranks among the top flutists in the Downbeat Jazz Poll. Ali
has recorded and/or performed with jazz greats such as Red Rodney, Roy
Haynes, Kenny Barron, Frank Wess, Hubert Laws, Stephane Grappelli,
Harold Danko, Mike Mainieri, Joe Beck, and was recently featured in a
guest performance with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center
Orchestra. Ryerson’s groundbreaking Jazz Flute Big Band, developed over
the past 14 years, released their debut CD in 2013, Game Changer (Capri
Records). The album hit the “TOP 10” on the US Jazz Charts for six
Equally at home on the orchestral stage, Ali performed with Julius
Baker and Luciano Pavarotti as the principal flutist with the Monterey
Bay Orchestra. As an educator/author, Ryerson published the widely
acclaimed Jazz Flute Practice Method and released her Jazz Flute
Masterclass DVD (Lessonface). Ms. Ryerson currently is the Professor of
Flute at Sacred Heart University, and conducts master classes worldwide.
Tickets are available online at EastmanTheatre.org, in person at the Eastman Theatre Box Office (433 East Main St.), or by calling (585) 274-3000.