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Monika Ryan

Monika Ryan

She/Her

Biography

Monika Ryan is a New School Jazz Alumnae class of 1997. She is the owner, principal artist, and producer at Resensitize Records, under which she has independently recorded and released 14 albums. Monika's 15th album, ALIVE, will be released in July 2024. Her 16th album will be recorded in May of 2024. As an artist, she has toured with jazz luminaries including Jon Faddis, David Hazeltine, James Williams, Bill Pierce, John Lockwood, Akira Tana, and Satoshi Inoue. Monika was the singer in Charlie Persip's big band "Precipitation" for a year and was hired by Al Grey to sing with his group. Monika was a private student of jazz legend Jackie Paris. Notably independent, her career highlights include headline performances at The Montreal International Jazz Festival and tours in Japan, along with a signature presence in Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series for two seasons.

In addition to her work as a versatile, textured, and dynamic vocalist, Monika is known for both her clever and sophisticated philosophical work as a songwriter, and her deep and wide approach as a music producer.

Professional Experience

  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • Tours
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Philadelphia/Mid-Atlantic

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Recording Studio Engineer
  • Voice Teacher (Private Studio)

Primary Instruments

  • Voice

Additional Instruments

  • Bass - electric
  • Guitar - acoustic
  • Guitar - electric
  • Piano
  • Ukulele

Software

  • Dorico
  • Logic
  • Melodyne
  • Musescore

Additional Skills

  • Singer/Performer
  • Film Scoring
  • Arts Administration
  • Home Studio Whiz

Affiliations

  • ASCAP
  • THE RECORDING ACADEMY