Ryan Nielsen

"Breathtaking . . . tremendous instrumental skill . . . outstanding creativity." Jazz Icon John McNeil

2018

  • January 18, Rexburg, Idaho. Faculty Showcase: Stravinsky's "Histoire Du Soldat," (Soldier's Tale); 7:30 p.m., Barrus Concert Hall.
  • January 22, Rexburg, Idaho. Trio Concert: Aaron Miller, Justin Nielsen, Ryan Nielsen. 9:00 p.m., Snow Recital Hall.
  • February 8, Rexburg, Idaho. Kobie Watkins Grouptet Jam Session, 9:00 in the Crossroads. 
  • March 4, Pocatello, Idaho. Kobie Watkins Grouptet, Idaho State University, 8:00 p.m. 
  • March 7-10, Rexburg, Idaho. BYU-Idaho Winter Jazz Fest. 
  • April 16, Orem, Utah. Guest Artist, Utah Valley University.
  • May 18-19, Lake Chelan, Washington. Kobie Watkins Grouptet, The Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival; 8:00-10:00. 
  • June 22, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Teton Brass Quintet, Grand Teton Music Festival. 8:00 p.m. 

2017

  • Feb. 17, Bellevue, Washington. All-Northwest, Presentation on teaching Jazz Improvisation.
  • March 2, Twin Falls, Idaho. College of Southern Idaho Jazz, 6:00.
  • March 8, Release of Gift of Breath on Ra-Kalam Records, feat. Ra Kalam Bob Moses, John Lockwood, and Aryeh Kobrinsky.
  • March 9, Rexburg, Idaho. The Kobie Watkins Grouptet @ Madison Public Library Community Room. 9:00.
  • March 10, Rexburg, Idaho. BYU-Idaho Jazz Festival with Wycliffe Gordon. 7:30.
  • March 29, Logan, Utah. Utah State University Jazz Jam @ Jack's Wood Fired Pizza, 7:00.
  • April 6, Boise, Idaho. The Kobie Watkins Grouptet @ The Gene Harris Jazz Festival. 5:30 P.M.
  • April 13-15, Recording Session: The Kobie Watkins Grouptet.
  • April 21, Durham, North Carolina. The Kobie Watkins Grouptet @ Sharp Nine Gallery. 9:00 P.M.
  • April 22, Charlotte, North Carolina. The Kobie Watkins Grouptet @ The Charlotte Jazz Festival: Jazz at the Pavilion. 9:00 P.M.
  • April 23, Raleigh, North Carolina. The Kobie Watkins Grouptet.
  • May 22, Boise, Idaho. Divine Colors @ The Cathedral of the Rockies.
  • May 24, Rexburg, Idaho. Teton Brass Fellowship featuring Charles Daval. 7:30 p.m.
  • May 31, Jackson, Wyoming. Grand Teton Music Festival. Teton Brass Fellowship feat. Charles Daval @ St. John's Episcopal Church.
  • June 29, Orem, Utah. Recital. 10:15 a.m. 
  • July 29, Ellensburg, Washington. The Kobie Watkins Grouptet @ Jazz in the Valley. 4:00 and 9:00.
  • November 26-29, Rexburg, Idaho. The Kobie Watkins Grouptet residency @ BYU-Idaho. 
  • November 30, Boise, Idaho. The Kobie Watkins Grouptet @ the Sapphire Room. 7:30 p.m. 
  • December 21-22, Rexburg, Idaho. Soloist, The Messiah, @ the Rexburg Tabernacle. 7:00 p.m. 

 

Kobie Watkins Grouptet NEWBORN TOUR

  • JULY 28, BOISE, IDAHO. THE SAPPHIRE ROOM AT THE RIVERSIDE HOTEL. 7:30 P.M. 
  • JULY 29, BOISE, IDAHO. CREATIVE CHURCH CONFERENCE AT THE VINEYARD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP OF BOISE. 
  • JULY 30, ELLENSBURG, WASHINGTON. JAZZ IN THE VALLEY. MAIN STAGE AT THE ROTARY PAVILION, 2:00. 
  • JULY 30, ELLENSBURG, WASHINGTON. JAZZ IN THE VALLEY. 420 BUILDING, 8:30 - 11:30 P.M. 
  • JULY 31, BOISE IDAHO. EMILY BRADEN SEXTET IN THE SAPPHIRE ROOM AT THE RIVERSIDE HOTEL, 7:00.