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Performing Groups

Most of these groups are now defunct (usually due to the members moving), but some of the recordings are still on the site

The Paper Moon Jazz Trio - A vocal jazz trio based in Hartford that plays the great american songbook

Eggfreeflan - A KC-based group of musicians with influences from appalachia to jazz to funk to classical

Ryan Jesperson & Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn - A 2006 recording of original compositions by Ryan Jesperson and Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn

Jessica Rabbitt & the Gorillas of Rhythm - a jazz quintet led by the vocalist Jessica Abbott

Film Scores

I have contributed scores to a few films, sometimes only scenes. You can check them out below

Precambria

animation by Spencer Musser

music by Ryan Jesperson

the music for the film is was created in Pro Tools using a snippet of midi and a recording of me at the piano.

Premiered in Kansas City, MO as part of Dreamy Time: Little Tokoyo, an ArtSounds event featuring Maria Creyts, Spencer Musser, and Ryan Jesperson.


Now Watch Me Become

a film by Dylan Marko Bell

music by Ryan Jesperson

recorded by the West End String Quartet

violins - Sarah Washburn, Jessica Meyer
viola - Russell Wilson
violoncello - Carlynn Savot

The film is based on Kurt Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron".

Premiered in Hartford, CT May 2007. Official Selection: New York International Independent Film and Video Festival - 2007. LA Premiere - Sept. 2007


Upcoming Performances

May 14th, 2017: High Times for Low Brass will be premiered at the New Britian Museum of Modern Art

April 29th, 2017: What we talk about when we talk in 140 characters will be performed by HICO at The CT Historical Society in Hartford, CT.

April 12th, 2017: What we talk about when we talk in 140 characters will be performed by HICO at Eastern Connecticut State University.

March 9th, 2017: Concerto for Trombone "Cowiche" will be premiered by Matthew Russo and the UCONN Symphony Orchestra at the UCONN campus in Storrs, CT.

February 2nd, 2017: Boombox Serenade will be performed by Dan D'Addio at CCSU in New Britain, CT.

October 1st, 2016: From Sabres to Satellites will be premiered by US Army MI Corps Band in New Mexico.

April 30th, 2016: Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops? will be premiered by Glen Adsit and the Hartt Wind Ensemble.

October 10th, 2015: but in this dark night I am stationary and time is a river will be premiered by Elisabeth Halliday and The Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra.

June 6th, 2015: Souvenirs/Miniatures will be premiered at June in Buffalo.

May 14th, 2015: David Tayloe and Marko Stuparevic will premier A Page Out of Zen in West Hartford, CT as part of ACF's "Composers Night Out".

April 4th, 2015: Caitlin Yovino will premier le mieux, for solo clarinet and tape, in Hartford, CT.

March 8th, 2015: Elisabeth Halliday, with Rachel Gawell, and Zach Herchen will perform Ephemeral Moments: from an opera in Lexington, MA.

February 15th, 2015: Elisabeth Halliday, with Rachel Gawell, and Zach Herchen will perform Ephemeral Moments: from an opera in Jersey City, NJ.

February 14th, 2015: Elisabeth Halliday, with Rachel Gawell, and Zach Herchen will premier Ephemeral Moments: from an opera at the National Opera Center in New York City.

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