Ryan Conger is a music educator, audio engineer, graphic designer, and multimedia producer, active performer, and studio musician- specializing in the Hammond organ, synthesizers, and vintage electro-mechanical keyboards. He holds a Master’s Degree in Music Technology at Southern Utah University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies from Utah State University. He is an adjunct professor at Utah State University where he teaches jazz piano and music education. He is also a music and audio technology instructor at Fast Forward Charter High School in Logan, Utah.
Ryan Conger has performed at a number of prestigious international jazz festivals including The Montreux, Vienne, and Umbria Jazz Festivals. He also maintains a busy local performance schedule with a wide variety of Utah based bands including: The Joe McQueen Quartet, Talia Keys and the Love, Mountain Boogaloo, and the Ryan Conger Group.
With his unique skill set, in-depth experience, and impressive collection of vintage keyboard equipment, Ryan is a very in-demand studio musician. Ryan has recorded, produced, and performed on a number of critically acclaimed studio albums recently, including: We’re Here– Talia Keys and the Love (2018), Water– Grits Green (2017), Earthestra– Ryan Conger (2016), The Legendary Joe McQueen Quartet (2014). He also composed the original soundtrack music for the documentary film, A Tale of Two Totters (2010).
Ryan’s latest album, Spacecaseace and The New Fang Dangled (2020), is a multi-media exploration in audio-centric visual storytelling. Recording in Varanasi, India, the Canary Islands, and the United States, Ryan worked with vocalists, instrumentalists, graphic artists, and video game developers from around the world, combining a wide range of styles, genres, and artistic mediums with his own unique blend of world, jazz, funk, electronic music, and sci-fi influences to create a new vision of a concept multimedia album.