Ryan Meagher




Ryan Meagher was born and raised in Central California’s San Jose Bay Area, studied in San Diego and Reno, where he earned a Masters Degree in Music, lived and worked for many years in New York City alongside modern day greats Mark Ferber, Shane Endsley, and others, and at last landed about a year ago here in Portland, Oregon, where he immediately began setting down roots in the jazz and creative music community.

Upon his arrival in Portland, Meagher ran a weekly “jazz composers’ jam” at Tapalaya in NE Portland, featuring original music and a supportive environment for cutting edge composers and improvisers.  This was a great forum for Meagher’s introduction to the Portland music community, and he quickly began to gig around town with a wide array of Portland’s great improvising musicians.  Starting this fall, Meagher will hold the guitar chair in the Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble, the non-profit presenting agency and large ensemble which operates PJCE Records.  In seemingly record time, Meagher has become an integral member of Portland’s forward thinking jazz and creative music scene.


Ryan Meagher, guitar
Peter Epstein, saxophones
George Colligan, piano
Chris Higgins, bass
Matt Mayhall, drums