Ryan Schiedermayer
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Ryan Schiedermayer


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Sentido - released March 2009



A drummer/percussionist/songwriter who masters rhythmic nuances to create a soulful, dynamic sound, Ryan Schiedermayer was influenced early in his career by funk artists James Brown and Tower of Power. A highly regarded live performance and session musician, Ryan performs with a raw passion making him adaptable to a variety of musical styles. He is particularly well-versed in Latin, Jazz and R&B music, and has studied Latin/Afro-Rican technique in Puerto Rico with teacher Jesus Cepeda of the internationally famed group Los Hermanos Cepeda.

Ryan’s dedication to his craft has made him a highly sought after performer. He is a member and co-leader of one of Milwaukee’s most popular bands, Streetlife. As the Milwaukee Bucks house band, Streetlife appears in front of millions of people each season both live and on television. They have been honored with multiple awards from WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) including Best Adult Contemporary Group and Best Contemporary Jazz Group.

Ryan’s career highlights include performing with Sam Llanas of the Bodeans and with Grammy nominees Jeff Lorber, Jim Peterik, and Ignacio Berroa. Ryan has toured with nationally renowned Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans and has opened for several national acts including Arturo Sandoval, Tower of Power, and Spyro Gyra. Ryan has also travelled worldwide for the USO/United States Department of Defense and performed for the United States Armed Forces.

Ryan shares his energy and enthusiasm for music by teaching drum set and Latin percussion to students at Interstate Music Company, and conducts clinics at schools and music stores regionally. Ryan is also a member of the academic staff at UW Milwaukee and works in the Dance and Theatre department as an instructional accompanist.

Ryan’s latest musical endeavor has been his greatest joy. Sentido, Ryan’s first solo album, showcases his rhythmic sensibility and songwriting skills. Co-produced with Streetlife guitarist Peter Mac, Sentido blends contemporary Jazz and R&B with organic percussive elements, creating a fresh and sophisticated sound.

Ryan is endorsed by Meinl Percussion and Pearl Drums.