The new jazz/pop release “Saint Unity” from Ryan Marquez incorporates the spirit and larger narrative of the current artistic renaissance and cultural climate present in St. Louis. Produced by the legendary Carl Nappa and Lenny Mink for Lotown Records, the album features 20 vocalists and musicians powering Ryan’s originals and jazz interpretations of hits from the world of rock - including songs from Smashing Pumpkins, 311, The Beatles, and more. Mr. Marquez sits squarely in the center of the upswing of creative energy in St. Louis, and brings together an all-star team of musicians in the name of “Saint Unity”.
Ryan truly is the “Saint” of Musical Unity, and his new album “Saint Unity” is a monumental album demonstrating Ryan’s skills as a keyboardist, producer and writer/arranger. It features world-class musicianship and collaborations with top female jazz voices from the Heartland. The album features Marquez originals, intermixed with reharmonized jazz “ear candy” of well known rock songs from the likes of Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Smashing Pumpkins and more. Horns, keys, electric guitars, synth solos and incredible production from Legendary producer/engineer Carl Nappa (The Hit Factory), all meld together into a cohesive tour-de-force of song and sincere musical gift. “Saint Unity” is a journey of who’s-who through the current hottest music scene in the country, St. Louis, Mo.