Musical Events

events by The Ryan Anthony Foundation

The Mission

Through exciting & unique musical events featuring the talents of brass musicians worldwide, CancerBlows raises both awareness and money to encourage research for cancers with a focus on blood cancers & multiple myeloma.

The music and the mission go on...

CancerBlows was intended as a singular moment-in-time but response has been so overwhelming that we’re continuing the fight with more exciting events including the ones featured below.

N TX Giving Day

North Texas Giving Day – September 19th

Please consider a donation to CancerBlows on North TX Giving Day this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. Donations made to CancerBlows through the NTGD website link below on the 19th are eligible for bonus funds from the Communities Foundation of Texas. You can also schedule a donation in advance starting now. For more info or to donate, visit

Song for Hope

Please consider supporting A Song For Hope: The Ryan Anthony Story. A talented group of filmmakers is currently following Ryan – capturing his journey through terminal cancer and telling the story of how music has the power to heal and transform our lives. Interested investors may purchase a share of the film for as little as $12,000 but all donations make a difference in their ability to tell the story properly and then distribute it to a wider audience. A substantial portion of profits from the movie will support cancer research and The Ryan Anthony Foundation. More information is available at


Re:mission – Rubato Release!

The new solo album by Ryan Anthony will be available in the online store by November with digital distribution available by the end of the year.

Re:mission – Rubato is the first of three planned Re:mission recordings each one featuring different musical groups. While the title Remission may seem obvious as the goal for all cancer patients striving for remission and ultimately cure, it also urges us to renew our commitment to our personal mission whether it is making beautiful music or finding a cure for cancer.

Rubato’s literal Italian translation is “stolen”. In music, it refers to pushing and pulling the tempo, stealing time from one measure and giving it back to another in order to create a phrase. As Ryan’s only solo release in the Re:mission series, Rubato features a varied collection of works, most of which have been composed specifically for him. The recording includes Peter Meechan’s Renaissance of Wonder and Jim Stephenson’s Concerto for Hope. Each tells a portion of Ryan’s musical journey since diagnosis and his determination to “steal time” from cancer.

To preorder Re:mission - Rubato, please visit the online store.

Online Store

Get CancerBlows Merchandise in the Online Store!


Save the Date! - Cyber Monday Sale! Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Mark your calendars and get all your holiday shopping done on one day! The CancerBlows online store will hold its annual Cyber Monday Sale all week starting December 2nd!

Support The Ryan Anthony Foundation through Amazon Smile

If you can’t find it in the CancerBlows online store, you can find it on Amazon (or you don’t need it!). Every time you shop on Amazon through Amazon Smile a portion of your purchase is donated back to The Ryan Anthony Foundation/CancerBlows.

Visit and select The Ryan Anthony Foundation as your charity and then all you have to do is shop online


Please donate now to support CancerBlowsand The Ryan Anthony Foundation's mission to use music as a catalyst for hope and healing.


Event Beneficiaries

All profits from 2017 CancerBlows: The Legends Return events benefit Baylor Health Care System Foundation and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Baylor Health Care System Foundation Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Ryan Anthony

Ryan's Story

In November 2012, Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal trumpet, Ryan Anthony had just completed a guest appearance with his old group, Canadian Brass and wasn’t feeling well. After the concert, Ryan told his wife, Niki, that he felt like his entire body was “jangling” as he ran off-stage.

Recent chronic aches & pains had sent the then 43-yr old to multiple doctors searching for the cause. Blood tests revealed abnormalities but multiple doctors reassured him that “it can’t be cancer” because Ryan was too young to be a candidate for the types of cancers that caused his symptoms. Fortunately one doctor decided to test for cancer “just in case”. The Monday after the Canadian Brass concert, Ryan & Niki got the call that no one anticipates or is prepared for – especially with two young children in elementary school – Ryan had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a terminal cancer of the bone marrow that most often appears in patients 65 and older.

Read Ryan's Full Story View image gallery on Ryan's journey

Event Schedule

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The Principals Recording Session Artists

Accompanied by Imperial Brass

Ryan Anthony

Ryan AnthonyCancerBlows founder; Principal Trumpet, Dallas Symphony Orchestra; former Canadian Brass member; International Trumpet Soloist

David Krauss

David KraussPrincipal Trumpet, MET Orchestra

Chris Martin

Chris MartinPrincipal Trumpet, New York Philharmonic

Tom Rolfs

Tom RolfsPrincipal Trumpet, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops

Michael Sachs

Michael SachsPrincipal Trumpet, Cleveland Orchestra

Mark Gould

Mark Gould [Retired]NY Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Tom Booth

Tom BoothDallas Symphony Orchestra

Kevin Finamore

Kevin FinamoreDallas Symphony Orchestra

Russell Campbell

Russell CampbellDallas Symphony Orchestra

Mark Hughes

Mark HughesPrincipal Trumpet, Houston Symphony Orchestra

Kyle Sherman

Kyle ShermanPrincipal Trumpet, Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra

Chris Oliver

Chris OliverDallas Symphony Orchestra

Barry Hearn

Barry HearnDallas Symphony Orchestra

Stanley Friedman

Stanley FriedmanComposer and Former Principal Trumpet of Israel Philharmonic

Imperial Brass

Imperial BrassDallas Brass Band