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Vero Beach Pianist-Composer John Ryan composed a song for the NASA Day of Remembrance, "Above and Beyond", and performed the song at the annual ceremony.    John Ryan played piano accompanied by vocalist Bonnie Harrington, cellist Tabitha Bennett, and trumpeter David Ewing. 

NASA Day of Remembrance honors all astronauts and astronaut candidates who have sacrificed their lives while furthering the cause of space exploration and discovery. This year, the annual NASA Day of Remembrance took place on the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 1 tragedy.


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Pianist-Composer John Ryan has been a life-long advocate of the NASA Space program beginning in Satellite Beach, Florida, where he closely watched NASA’s launches in the 1970’s.  He was asked to compose original music for the first U.S. Space Camp in the 1980’s and he now observes NASA progress from his home in Vero Beach.  John Ryan composes music in his studio at One Zen Place, an art and piano gallery where he and his wife showcase art-case pianos and contemporary art in Vero Beach.

As a composer, John Ryan has been commissioned for original music by international corporations and orchestras, including sponsorship of the Olympics and a 911 memorial song entitled, "Never Forget” that is used in annual ceremonies throughout America.  Ryan composes in multiple genres and is widely recognized for his poignant and heartfelt music that appeals to worldwide audiences.


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MELANCHOLY SERENADE

(32-piece Orchestra - 4 min. instrumental)
Composed by John Ryan
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

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PERFORMANCE CLIPS


Short video clips of pianist-composer John Ryan performing live at various venues.


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GO FOR THE GOLD

Composed by John Ryan
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

Music composed for the Panasonic Corporation sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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Whisper To Me
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

Tricks, Lies, & Alibis
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

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WORDS ALONE

The Music and Lyrics of John Ryan

17 Original compositions by John Ryan
performed by a 32-piece orchestra


“Elegant & sophisticated music.”

"John Ryan's music is among the greatest music being composed today.”

"John Ryan composes music that uplifts the human heart.”

So Long
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

Misery Blues
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

Lonely Hours
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

Watching the Years Go By
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

I Never Knew
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

That Devil Had a Hold On Me
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

Words Alone
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

Where Our Love Used To Be
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

Faithfully Yours
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

You're Not Alone
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

Melancholy Serenade
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

Holding On To Dreams
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

Cold Morning Rain
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

If You're Looking For Love
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

Good Directions
Music & Lyrics by John Ryan
Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

My Jennifer
Composed by John Ryan
Performed by John Ryan
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP

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NEVER FORGET

(An American Anthem)
Composed by John Ryan

Performed by 32-Piece Orchestra
©John Patrick Ryan, ASCAP


The song, "Never Forget" was composed by John Ryan
as an American Anthem honoring the spirit of the people of America. 

Written after the 911 tragedy, Ryan's song honors all of the Americans who have valiantly served our country and for all in support of freedom for the United States of America.


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Private Event   |   3700 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, Florida.   (Teal Bösendorfer Porsche-designed grand piano)

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Performance of original compositions was the Opening Reception for the Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.  (Bösendorfer Grand Bohemian Piano)

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John Ryan performing at One Zen Place | Art and Piano Gallery in Vero Beach, Florida.  (Bösendorfer Gustav Klimt "Woman in Gold" grand piano)