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SAXOPHONIST - SAXOPHONE TEACHER - DJ

MIKE RYRIE

During a flute lesson, when I was ten years old, a saxophonist gave a demonstration and it hit me this very instant, that was my instrument. That is the tone that I want to play. At nineteen I founded my first band. With Bob Marley, Burning Spear, The Meters and Fela Kuti as our mentors, we played Reggae, Afro and Funk. Sometime later, I wanted more and discovered Michael Brecker, Bob Berg, Kenny Garrett, Steve Coleman, Dexter Gordon and John Coltrane and, because of them, a new musical world. That was the start of my music studies, which I concluded in 2003 with a Diploma from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zurich (today ZHdK). My life is music and, as in life, my music flows, changes and combines anew. There is no such thing as a standstill. Together with my saxophone, I have toured through Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel and England. I have played in numerous formations with differing musical styles: Jazz, Funk, Soul, Blues, Fusion, Gypsy, Afro, Reggae, Pop and Rock. In addition, I have been spinning turntables with Dub, Dancehall, Reggae, Funk, Dubstep and Electronica. From this emerged my personal fusion of electronica with jazz: Saxophone combined with new beats or DJ sets. Currently I am still inspired by this impact of fusion, or simply by straight ahead jazz-funk. Interesting is what pleases. In music there are no limits, these only exist in the mind and need to be extended constantly.

Based in Zurich, I play in various formations practically every musical style: Alone with playback, in duo or up to big band, as well as with bands such as the Black Earth Band, Andrea Janser&Mister Lunatic, Moiré, Falcone Housband and more.
 
I teach saxophone in various music schools or to private individuals and coach professionals or bands. As co-initiator, I run our own music studio in Zurich Kreis 5 and, together with friends, organise the unique weekly jam session in Restaurant Falcone in Zurich Wiedikon. With my own soundsystem Audiotribe® I go on tour as a DJ to clubs and festivals.
 
Education:
Academy of Contemporary Music, Graduate of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zurich (today ZHdK).
Studies under, among others, Peder Rizzi, Martin Bürgi, David Regan, Carles Peres.
 

BANDS AND PROJECTS

 

FALCONE JAM SESSION

 
The weekly jam session at the Restaurant Falcone in Zürich is for may music lovers the place to go on a Thursday evening.
Every week the members of the house band Mike Ryrie, Dani Zihlmann, Silvan Petite and Yhonny de Miranda
play the opening set and after that the stage is open for all kind of musicians and music styles.

BLACK EARTH BAND

Soul - Funk - Jazz - Pop - Afro - Reggae

Cover Band with a large repertoire
and a stunning live performance
 

ANDREA JANSER & MR. LUNATIC

 
The liaison between Andrea Janser and Mr. Lunatic is fresh and full of life.
A little bit crazy are both of them, as well as Andrea Janser and also the 5 heads of Mr. Lunatic.
Together they laugh, sometimes go wild, getting into risks, but the most they play music from the heart and for the heart.

AUDIO TRIBE

Dub - Ghetto Funk - Electronica

Audio Tribe is a DJ Soundsystem
founded by Patrik Gisler and Mike Ryrie

 

 

References

Saint Louis Jazz Festival, Senegal - South African Embassy Bern - VIP Event Art on Ice - SO36 Berlin - Zermatterhof Zermatt - Argovia Openair Birrfeld - Volkshaus Zürich - CSS Versicherungen Schweiz - Kaufleuten Zürich - The World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos - Hotel Bellevue des Alpes Kleine Scheidegg - Kanzlei Zürich - Raiffeisen Bank - Seerose Resort Meisterschwanden - Gurten Open Air - Sonnenkönigin Eventschiff Bodensee - Swiss Re Schweiz - G-Star Schweiz - W Verbier - Haute Zürich - The Blinker Cham - Schloss Amberg Austria - Giardino Verde Schweiz - Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama Lipperswil - Mambo Cafe Zürich - K-Bar Geneva - Sofa Beat Tel Aviv - Mercedes Benz Schweiz - Rote Fabrik Zürich - Wagenburg Hamburg - Schloss Amberg Feldkirch - Zunfthaus zur Waage Zürich - Sternradio Berlin - Park Hyatt Zürich - Clouds Zürich - Amboss Rampe Zürich - Schloss Laufen Schweiz -  Merkker Baden - Barzilay Tel Aviv - Le Mouton Noir Verbier - X-tra Zürich - Halle 36 Baden - Exil Zürich - Bank Wegelin ST. Gallen - Ikea Schweiz - Long Street Carnival Zürich - Züri Fäscht - Abraxas Tel Aviv - Albani Winterthur - Rohstofflager Zürich - Gaswerk Winterthur - Restaurant Falcone Zürich - Muffathalle Munich - Trafo Baden - Insel Mainau Germany - Winner My Coke Music Competition 2011 Schweiz - Dynamo Zürich - Winterthurer Musikfestwochen - El Local Zürich - Riders Palace Laax - Aubrey Zürich - Sofabeat Tel Aviv - Alte Kaserne Zürich - Bolgenschanze Davos - Kraftfeld Winterthur - Dachkantine Zürich - Schloss Laufen Dachsen - Yaam Berlin - Heinz Julens Wedding Zermatt - Moods Zürich - Schüür Luzern - Bagatelle Zürich - Afro Pfingsten Winterthur - Mascotte Zürich - Kiff Aarau - Härterei Zürich - Rampe Bubikon - Besame Mucho Zürich - Salzhaus Winterthur - Bar Rossi Zürich - Sakaya Tel Aviv - Maag Halle Zürich - Longstars Zürich - Galvanik Zug - Stall 6 Zürich - Kornhauskeller Bern - Summerjam Open Air Köln - Badenfahrt Baden - Nordstern Basel - Barfussbar Frauenbadi Zürich - Coupole Bienne - Kammgarn Schaffhausen - Arcade Geneva - Gerolds Garten Zürich - Malans Openair - Basilica Zürich - Tap Tap Schaffhausen - Longstreet Bar Zürich - Kameha Grand Zürich - Werkstatt Chur - Chez Vrony Zermatt - Honky Tonk Chur - Glücklich Open Air Luzern - Helsinki Zürich - Jazzclub Uster - Rössli Stäfa - Barby Tel Aviv - UBS Switzerland - Kulturfabrik Wetzikon - Mehrspur Zürich - Nordportal Baden - Papiersaal Zürich - P1 Club Dübendorf - Plaza Club Zürich - Reithalle Zürich - Openair Safiental - Restaurant Josef Zürich - Parktheater Grenchen - Sommercasino Basel - Helsinki Zürich - Rundfunk FM Zürich - Meier's Pool Bar Schaffhausen - Dieci Rapperswil - Honky Tonk Luzern - Jazzmeile Rorschach - Dada Bar Zürich - Mikes Place Tel Aviv - Cabaret Voltaire Zürich - Gaskessel Bern - Jazzclub Rorschach - Bar Rouge Basel - Altes Hallenbad Feldkirch - Havanna Luzern - Tonhalle Wil - Madeleine Luzern - Obere Mühle Dübendorf - MaDonna Bar Zürich - Schlauer Bauer Openair Wetzikon - Zeughausbar Uster - Giardino Verde Zürich - Devis Bar Zürich - Doppelleu Brauerei Winterthur - Heitere Openair Zofingen - Hamilton Lodge Belalp - Centro Dannemann Brissago - Hotel President Wilson Geneva - Schloss Ueberstorf - Belvoirpark Zürich - Hotel Grischa Davos - Hotel Vitznauerhof - Schloss Lenzburg - Zunfthaus zur Meisen Zürich - Giesserei Zürich - Hotel Kettenbrücke Aarau - Kaffee Klatsch Klosters - Dolder Grand Zürich - Lake Side Zürich - KKL Luzern - Hamilton Lodge Zweisimmen - Schloss Böttstein - countless weddings, corporate events and many, many more club gigs...

Videos

Black Earth Band at Amboss Rampe Zürich

Official Video FeelX and Naru

Falcone Jamsession Opening Set

Falcone Jamsession Opening Set

TUITION

I give tuition in baritone, tenor, alt and soprano saxophone in various music schools as well as to private individuals, in all styles, ranging from jazz, funk, fusion, pop and latin to classic. As instructor, I adapt to the individual wishes of my students. With the appropriate selection of technical exercises, demonstrative examples and individual music preferences, everyone is able to achieve a level at which one can express himself musically in a relatively short time. This stimulates the pleasure of playing and encourages to practice further. With advanced students, professionals and bands, I support and coach the further development of existing stylesas well as the introduction of new styles, improvisation and sound development.

I give private tuition either in my studio in Zurich, Kreis 5, or any other preferred location. Tuition tariffs are mutually agreed upon in advance. The tariffs include tuition, studio costs or my travel expenses.

Please submit your requests for tuition or questions HERE. Please inform me which type of saxophone you play or wish to learn, which style of music you prefer and if you are a beginner or how long you have been playing saxophone. For professionals and bands, please indicate in which direction you wish to develop further.
 

FOR RESERVATIONS AND TUITION

Event reservations: I am available as a solo performer, in a duo or in a band. I play as saxophonist or DJ at weddings, birthdays and corporate events, on large and small stages, as front man, sideman or in bands in all types of imaginable and unimaginable projects. I am also available for studio recordings.

For tuition information or a booking for your event, please give a short description of your project/event under 'Your message'.

 

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