Dr. Ryan Ford

Double Bassist and Music Educator

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Imagine Main Street

Imagine Main Street
Manchester, CT


Imagine Main Street’s mission is to revitalize the downtown historic district of Manchester, Connecticut through the economic and cultural impetus of the arts.

We envision creating a well known arts “Mecca” including performance, galleries, pop-up stores, public art and sculpture and beautification projects. Imagine Main Street strives to incorporate the rich cultural and historic heritage of Manchester with a new and creative arts culture. Imagine Main Street will work in collaboration with representatives for the Town of Manchester, Manchester Community College, the Downtown Special Services District, local business owners, non-profit organizations, artists and concerned citizens to create a culturally diverse and creative arts community catalyzing tremendous economic development and business growth for downtown historic Manchester.



Spring Soiree: Meditative Yoga with Live String Bass

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Yoga with Double Bass
May 6, 2016
Samadhi Yoga Studio, Manchester, CT


UUS:E Celebrates Easter


Benefit Concert Planned For Simsbury Teen Violinist Recovering From Hemorrhage

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Alice Li was about to start her junior year and was looking forward to being a member of the chamber orchestra and taking on AP English. But the weekend before the first day of class, Alice suddenly suffered a brain hemmorhage and faced a dire prognosis.

Read full Hartford Courant article by Jordan Otero

UUS:E Jazz Band Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The UUS:E Jazz Band helped celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. with several African American Spiritual Songs.

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Suzuki Bass Book 2 Training

Steven’s Point, Wisconsin
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“Arguing” from “Percussion Park”


Percussion Park is a full length musical landscape composed by Hartt faculty member and recipient of the 2011 Hartt Alumni Award, David Macbride. The audience is invited to roam the building to enjoy the music, and to participate in a meditative finale (percussion instruments provided).

Gary Karr and Friends

International Society of Bassists Convention
San Francisco, California

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Yoga and Bass Workshop: For the Joy of the Practice

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Samadhi Yoga Studio, Manchester, CT

Ryan Ford played double bass during the yoga practice and Kirstii Compton added to the soothing effect at the end of the practice with her harmonium and vocals. Next session will be held May 17, 2011.


Ryan Ford and Friends

La Paloma Sabanera Coffee House, Hartford, CT
With special guests Robert Black, Jay Wood, and James Stewart.


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“Kobolds” Francois Rabbath
“Edge” Peter Askim
“Psy” Luciano Berio
“Uncle” Peter Velikonja
“Cappricio No. 2” Peter Anderson
“Mandlebrot: in Memorium” James Stewart
“Iberian Peninsula” Francois Rabbath
“Grand Duo No. 1” Giovanni Bottesini

Thank you to Jay Wood for performing on “Kobolds,” and Robert Black for performing on “Grand Duo No. 1.”
Thank you to James Stewart for running the projector on “Mandlebrot: in Memorium.”

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