Ryan Dart is a jazz guitarist, educator, band leader and father of 4, residing in beautiful San Diego County. Ryan hails from Ventura, Ca, where he was exposed to great music at an early age by his father, a classical music composer. He performs jazz around Southern California solo, or with the Ryan Dart Trio. He was lucky to have studied with some of the jazz greats at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA, including Charlie Haden (Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane), Joe LaBarbera (Bill Evans), Alphonso Johnson (John Scofield, Wayne Shorter), and Frank Gamble (Chick Corea) to name a few.
Ryan has over a decade of experience playing wineries, restaurants, art galleries, weddings, and private events throughout California. Past clients include "House of Blues", in Hollywood, CA, "The Mint", in Hollywood, CA, and "The Aqua Lounge", in Beverly Hills, CA. Ryan enjoys arranging your favorite songs in a unique chromatic swing style for weddings or private events (surprise him!).