Radio Broadcaster, Contributor for All About Jazz, Free Lance writer and music reporter, Radio Producer and Jazz fan.
Esther Berlanga-Ryan grew up on Jazz. Her father, José Berlanga Cózar, a pioneer in his own right that brought Jazz to his little town of Úbeda in Spain, when nobody around him even knew what Jazz sounded like back in 1962, made sure that she would listen to the improvised music of John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Charles Mingus or Duke Ellington at a very young age...and waited for the seed to grow. And it did. EBR started her professional relationship with Jazz at the age of 15, when her first radio show started to air and she began to program Jazz sounds along side with the music of Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson or Bobby Brown. The audience loved the difference. The show remained on the air for five long years, until she decided it was time to move on to another station. That was just the beginning.