Ali Ryerson

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Ali Ryerson sits in the Jazz 88 Studios Master Control chatting with Vince Outlaw during the Jazz Live Interview

Ali Ryerson (born 1952)[1] is a flautist with a background in both classical and jazz, as well as being an instructor. She has performed and toured worldwide with a wide range of artists including Billy Taylor, Kenny Barron, Stephane Grappelli, Frank Wess, Red Rodney, Laurindo Almeida, Art Farmer, Maxine Sullivan, Roy Haynes, and (as principal flautist with the Monterey Bay Symphony) with Luciano Pavarotti. She has also released numerous albums under her own name, as well as duo recordings with noted guitarist Joe Beck.

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 Jazz Festival in New York, Guinness Festival in Scotland, Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and Carnegie Hall.


  • 1991: Blue Flute (Red Baron Records)
  • 1993: I'll Be Back (Red Baron)
  • 1994: Portraits in Silver (Concord Jazz)
  • 1995: In Her Own Sweet Way (Concord Jazz)
  • 1997: Brasil: Quiet Devotion (Concord Jazz)
  • 2003: Broadway -- West Side Story (Stanza)
  • 2003: Music from West Side Story (Stanza)
  • 2005: Soul Quest (Pa-Ct)
  • 2008: Jammin' at the Jazz Corner (Sweet Jazz)


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