Johnson County Community College
The Project H, Marcus Lewis Big Band
Dr. Ryan Heinlein is an Associate Professor of Music at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas where he conducts the jazz and concert bands. He also teaches jazz history, improvisation, applied lessons and ear training. He holds degrees in trombone performance from Wichita State University and the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Ryan serves as the jazz education advisor to the Kansas Music Educator’s Association and is a highly sought after adjudicator and clinician.
Ryan remains an active performer around the Midwest. His versatility has allowed him to play with groups such as the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, the Marcus Lewis Big Band, The Northland Symphony, Michael Feinstein, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Harry James Orchestra, the Buckinghams, the Four Tops and Frankie Negron. Ryan has also released four recordings of original music with his group, The Project H. Their latest release, “Everyday, Forever” reached #7 on the iTunes jazz charts. Ryan has just released his first book, "Timing is Everything: A Rhythmic Introduction to Improvisation."