Ryan Garfi grew up singing music through numerous venues, the first of which began at the tender age of three in his church’s choir. Fascinated by music of all types, Ryan knew from a young age that this was to be his life’s calling.
At the age of eleven Ryan was recruited into a band known as The CHORDuroys that would forever impact his musical development and direction. The CHORDuroys were a trio of young male vocalists backed by a wonderfully gifted musical director, arranger and producer, by the name of Michael Berkley, that specialized in recreating the sounds and styles of the 1950’s and 60’s. Through this outlet, Ryan gained an even greater appreciation of music from that era as well as the art of being a stage performer. By the group’s final show in January 2005 in London, England, they had not only made a relative name for themselves, but also had been given experience in the musical arena that few of their age achieve.
After two years at James Madison University concentrating on a business degree, Ryan refocused his career on music and was accepted into the Glenn Miller Orchestra in February, 2007. Ryan is eternally grateful for the opportunity to perform with this prestigious group of musicians, and is proud to follow in the footsteps of decades of male vocalists that have sung in front of The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.