Jim Ryan has been on the jazz-inspired, free-improv music scene since the early 1970s in Paris, France, participating in weekly jam sessions held by Steve Lacy and gigging with this own group the Free Music Formation. He played in Washington DC during the 80s with the Art Performance Group, and in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 90s & 2000s with his powerhouse Forward Energy band. Jim is multi-instrumentalist (winds&brass), spoken-word artist and is inaugurating his original keyboard approach with this new ensemble. For the past several years he has been working with Nik Francis a DC based drummer and composer of electro-acoustic music who participated in the High Zero Festival this Fall. Joining Jim and Nik, at the Red Room are: Jamal Moore reeds and percussion. Jeron White will be on double bass.