The Whyman Project is a unique collaboration of four string players and a jazz rhythm section, performing an intriguing mashup of classical, jazz, pop, rock, and film music, all while redefining and expanding the piano quintet and jazz genres.


TWP is the brainchild of Ryan Whyman, an exceptionally gifted pianist and composer.

It all started in school. Ryan wanted to compose pieces for piano and string quartet, and the string players wanted to expand beyond their classical training. The newly formed quintet soon welcomed a jazz rhythm section to their group, and The Whyman Project quickly took off.

Ryan's original compositions and arrangements defy category. Yet his music has the remarkable quality of being both sophisticated and accessible to audiences who find themselves transported between all manner of genres, time periods, textures and moods.

And you'll hear those songs performed by some of the most accomplished musicians in Los Angeles. 

The Whyman Project has performed at venues and events big and small, from galas, museums, and concert halls to coffee shops and weddings all around Los Angeles and Orange County. In May of 2014, the ensemble was chosen as one of the winners of the prestigious Beverly Hills Music in the Mansion Auditions. They also performed for Yo-Yo Ma at the Valley Performing Arts Center in May of 2015.

At present, TWP is invited to perform at some of the top venues and concert series in the Southern California region, including Music@MiMoDa. Most recently, the group performed at the internationally renowned jazz club, Blue Whale.

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