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Ryan Kisor (b. Apr. 12, 1973) is an American jazz trumpeter.

A native of Sioux City, Iowa, Kisor learned trumpet from his father Larry Kisor and started playing in bands at age ten. He won the inaugural trumpet competition at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in 1990. Following this he was signed by Columbia Records, who released his first two albums, 1992's Minor Mutiny and 1993's On the One. Following this, Kisor entered the Manhattan School of Music, where he was a student of Lew Soloff among others. He has played in New York with the Mingus Big Band and the Michel Camilo Big Band, with Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Horace Silver and Walter Blanding. Since 1994 he has been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and has released many albums as a bandleader.

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  • 12 April 1973 (Age 48)
  • Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, United States

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