Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO closes out its summer Jazz under the Stars concert series with Medina-based percussionist Ryun Louie and his ensemble on August 27, 2022, at 7 pm. Back by popular demand, the ensemble will feature a variety of jazz standards, with an emphasis on percussion.
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy this free concert. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at The United Church of Christ, 217 East Liberty Street, Medina, OH 44256. For more information, call 419-853-6016.
About Ryun Louie
The artistic director of Pana Percussion Group, Ryun Louie 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 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.
Ryun is also an integral part of ORMACO outreach programs. He is involved with teaching percussion to students in collaboration with the Medina County Police Activities League (MCPAL) and has participated in Wadsworth Public Library offerings.
Learn more about Ryun at https://www.ryunlouie.com.