The new CD, self-titled, 'Ryan Whitehead', is New Jazz. Among the players are some of Atlanta's finest including David Ellington, Marlon Patton and Mark Strowbridge. The first track sums up what Ryan has been doing with his life since his departure from school. 'I didn't choose the music as much as it chose me. Atlanta is a groove-oriented town with a steep history in R&B and soul. My passion for jazz and fusion mixes with this like a smooth cocktail.'