The Mike Ryza Trio is a jazz fusion trio lead
by Michael Ryza (keyboards) and backed by
Mr. Anderson (bass) and Mr. Fucik (drums)
of the band Rhythm Signal. Their music is a
mix of jazz, fusion, Latin, funk, and
Michael Ryza (teacher, pianist)
My name is Michael Ryza and I've been playing
piano since the age of 7. I have always loved
music by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel,
and Gershwin to name a few. I was strongly
influenced by jazz music at the end of high
school and throughout college. Then I was
introduced to the progressive rock band
Dream Theater by my two best friends. I was
instantly taken by their style of music and
virtuosity. I shortly began writing music
incorporating all the styles of music I listened
to over the years. My music is based on
classic sonata form including traditional jazz
with elements of progressive jazz and rock.
Each song creates an atmosphere or
scenario for the listener to discover. I have
always wanted to record my own Cd.
Especially along side my two friends Mr. F and
Mr. A, who share my passion for music. I
currently teach music at R.J. Wollam in Santa
Fe, TX. I love teaching and inspiring young
students about music the same way I was
influenced as a child. I hope you love the Cd
and can relate to the songs. God bless and
have a wonderful day.
For information on Thomas or Jason please
go to our Rhythm Signal page.