Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) continues its summer Jazz under the Stars concert series with Medina-based percussionist Ryun Louie and his ensemble. The artistic director of Pana Percussion Group, Ryun was the principal timpanist of the South Dakota Symphony and the South Dakota Symphony Percussion Quartet. Prior to that he served in the United States Air Force as the principal timpanist, principal percussionist and main drum set player with the Heartland of America Band stationed in Omaha, Nebraska.
No stranger to the jazz scene, Ryun Louie has performed for audiences on the stages of the Montreux Jazz Festival, Breintz Jazz Festival, Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival, Park City Jazz Festival and the Art and Edison Farmer Memorial Jazz Festival. He has performed with jazz greats Curtis Fuller, Dick Oates, Greg Gizbert, Clark Terry, Eddie Daniels, Chuck Findley, Tom Garvin, Ira Nepus and Matt Wallis.
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and enjoy this evening of jazz classics, with an emphasis on percussion. In the event of rain the concert will be held at The United Church of Christ, 217 E. Liberty Street, Medina.
"Ryun Louie is the good rare breed of musician who is equally comfortable and adept in both the legit and popular music worlds. His musical enthusiasm is contagious. He is an excellent percussionist and drummer." ~ Peter Erskine