RYAN KEBERLE (trombone), hailed in the Downbeat International Critics Poll as a #1 Rising Star trombonist and by the New York Times as a player “of vision and composure,” has developed a one-of-a-kind voice both on his instrument and as a bandleader, earning him distinction among jazz’s most adventurous new voices. Keberle’s outlets include the celebrated piano-less group Catharsis, the Big Band Living Legacy Project, and Reverso — Suite Ravel, a chamber-jazz collaboration with French pianist Frank Woeste featuring cellist Vincent Courtois and drummer Jeff Ballard. Keberle has worked in endlessly varied settings and with musicians ranging from superstars to up-and-coming innovators. As a featured soloist with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, he collaborated with David Bowie on his 2015 single “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime).” He has performed extensively with the acclaimed songwriter Sufjan Stevens and with Darcy James Argue’s groundbreaking big band Secret Society. He has also played in the big bands of Pedro Giraudo and Miguel Zenón, with Brazilian superstar Ivan Lins, and with the Saturday Night Live house band. He has accompanied hit-makers Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake as well as jazz legends Rufus Reid and Wynton Marsalis. Since 2004, Keberle has served as the Director of Jazz and Brass Studies at Hunter College.