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a purveyor of eclectic grooves, ecstatic drops, and transcendent melodies, bay area native, Ryan Bettencourt is a DJ, producer, and trombonist. 

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also known as wolf cub,

Ryan is dedicated to sharing music that enhances the activity ... whether that's a dance party, yoga practice, or swiffering the floor, music is inexplicably linked with life.

put simply,

reality's tight

when the music is right.


for event inquiries, please visit my CONTACT page

check out these playlists ...

my musical background ... 

Ryan received his b.m. in trombone performance and his m.a. in jazz studies from San Jose State University, where he studied with Thomas Hornig, Scott Whitfield, Aaron Lington, and Wayne Wallace.

       Ryan has performed with a variety of bay area ensembles including The Concord Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps,  Foreverland, and

A Touch of Brass.

Ryan offers private trombone + euphonium lessons around the South Bay Area. He has also led clinics at St. Francis High School, Kings Academy High School, Lynbrook High School, and Valley Christian High School.

for event + lesson inquiries,

visit my CONTACT page

listen to me play trombone ...

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