Ali Ryerson has emerged as one of the most exciting and versatile flutists on the scene today. She has performed with such diverse talents as Dr. Billy Taylor, Kenny Barron, Stephane Grappelli, Frank Wess, Red Rodney, Laurindo Almeida, Art Farmer, Maxine Sullivan, Roy Haynes, Julius Baker, and (as principal flutist with the Monterey Bay Symphony) with Luciano Pavarotti.
Ali has toured the USA, Canada, Europe, Japan and Africa, and has performed in many major jazz festivals, including the famed Monterey Jazz Festival, the JVC in New York, Guinness Festival in Scotland, Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and Carnegie Hall. …full bio
Ali Ryerson first recorded as a leader back in the mid 80’s and is probably best known for her stints with the Red Baron and Concord labels, as well as her group Flutology, which also features flautists Holly Hofmann and Frank Wess. Her first live recording took place at the Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, South Carolina with two locally-based musicians, bassist George Sheck (with whom she had worked on many occasions when he still lived in New York City) and guitarist Howard Paul. – Ken Dryden