A tight-knit group of musicians living, working, and performing in and around Burlington, Vermont, Japhy Ryder draw upon a diverse range of influences to createtheir unique blend of instrumental hip-hop, dub, rock and afro-beat. Bass heavy, percussion driven grooves lay the foundation while trumpet, synths, samples, and guitar blend the realms of improvisation and composition.
Over the past 14 years, Japhy Ryder have had the privilege of sharing the stage with such visionary artists as Femi Kuti, The Roots, and Bernie Worrell and have played at many prestigious venues and festivals, including Vermont’s Higher Ground, New York City’s Knitting Factory, and Camp Bisco.
Although extensive touring has recently taken a back seat to the pressing demands of career and family, the group has played hundreds upon hundreds of shows over the past few years and continues to blow away audiences throughout the region.
With five studio release and a live album in their catalogue, the band's cross-genre repertoire incorporates hard-hitting originals, choice covers, and exhilarating in-the-moment improvisation.
Japhy Ryder is:
Will Andrews - trumpet, synth, programming, kitchen sink
Zack DuPont - guitar
Matt DeLuca - percussion, vibraphone
Pat Ormiston - bass, synth
Jason Thime - drums