Testimonials

"Ryan is a musical, supportive, and swinging drummer. He plays with an energy and beat that make everyone on the bandstand swing and sound better. That's a gift that can't be taught, and that's what makes a jazz drummer great. Ryan's got that at his core."
– Chris Smith, Drummer, Author, Educator

“I remember when I was your age – you played so well and really captured the spirit of the music.”
– Louis Hayes, Drummer, Jazz Legend

“That’s the most ‘swinging-est shuffle I’ve ever heard!”
– Wynton Marsalis, Trumpeter, Jazz at Lincoln Center

“You’re doing all the right things.”
– Jeff Hamilton, Drummer, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

“Your orchestrations are beautiful.”
– Ulysses Owens Jr., Drummer, Christian McBride Trio

“You’ve got a great time feel.”
– Ingrid Jensen, Trumpeter, Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra

“Ryan has old ears at a young age. He is a musical drummer, not just a drummer.”
– Garey Williams, Drummer, Author, Educator


NEWS

"Ryan Leppich Returns With His College Trio"
KNKX.org
December 20th, 2017

"New Music Monday: The All Angles Orchestra"
KCCK.org
July 10th, 2017

"The Ryan Leppich Quintet - A Final High School Swing"
KPLU.org
August 17th, 2015

Photo story: Jazz in the Garden
GreeleyTribune.com
September 21st, 2015

Local students entertaining jazz lovers this summer
MLTnews.com
By Doug Petrowski
June 24th, 2015

Three Mountlake Terrace High School musicians earn Northwest Honors
MLTnews.com
February 21st, 2015

Leppich shows true expression in music
TheHawkeye.org
By Shannon Beaumont
March 18th, 2014

It’s performance time for MTHS musicians
MLTnews.com
By Doug Petrowski
February 22nd, 2013

"All That Jazz - 51st Annual Clark College Jazz Festival"
ClarkCollegeFoundation.org
January, 2013

Winners of 17th Essentially Ellington Competition 2012
wyntonmarsalis.org
May 8th, 2012