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Ryan Korb

Ryan Korb

Lecturer of Jazz Percussion

NFAC 316


  • Bachelor of Music degree in performance from Lawrence University in 1995
  • Has pursued additional studies with Jeff Hamilton, Michael Spiro, John Clayton, Matt Wilson, Carl Allen, Joel Spencer, and Kelly Sill.

Courses Taught

  • Jazz Combo
  • Jazz History
  • Drum Set Class
  • Drum Set Lessons


Ryan Korb teaches Jazz Percussion and Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. A native of Billings, Montana, Ryan won the 1990 Governors Scholarship to attend the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan. Ryan now co-leads an Afro-Cuban drum trio, Africa->West. The trio plays original compositions based on traditional African and Cuban music. Among many other concerts, the trio was invited to play at the Percussive Arts Societys International Convention. As a jazz sideman, Ryan has shared the stage with Bill Mays, Russell Malone, Byron Stripling, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Jr., John Fedchock, Llew Matthews, Tamir Hendelman, Valerie Naranjo, Barry Olsen, and Kristin Korb. Ryan has played on numerous recordings and has been seen at numerous jazz festivals and jazz venues internationally.​

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