Known in Denver as an adventurous performer and composer, Ryan Fiegl’s output includes rock, jazz, free improvisation, blues, country, and also solo classical guitar and chamber music. His sound has been described as “immersive with bursts of visceral energy that contrast cavernous and colorful subtlety.”
Ryan is currently working on several projects as a leader with all original compositions and arrangements that features creative efforts from David Thomas Bailey, Chadzilla Johnson, Hunter Roberts, Amy Shelley, and Michael John McKee. He is also the lead guitarist of the murder-rock-gothic-opera collective Lost Walks and is a frequent collaborator with The Bret Sexton Quartet. His recent past also includes work with Jessica Mays, a brilliant composer and singer/songwriter now residing in New York City. Ryan can also be found playing the part of the very underrated guitar virtuoso Steve Bartek in Denver’s only Oingo Boingo tribute band, Reptiles and Samurai.
Also an educator, Ryan’s teaching encourages the development of a personal voice through discovery and experimentation. He has worked with The Playground Ensemble, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic bringing children and young people the Young Composer’s Program – a curriculum designed to drive empowerment though creativity and also raise exposure to modern music. Ryan is currently a faculty member at the Community College of Denver teaching jazz history, composition, and songwriting.
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