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Shimon Ben-Shir Group

A group of seasoned and accomplished musicians takes you on a jazz journey that covers the globe, with unique soundscape that blends jazz, Middle Eastern and South American influences touches on the canon of cultures that the Group encompasses in their playing.

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 21:00

Mark Shilansky and Fugue Mill

Mark Shilansky's new project "Fugue Mill" combines his unique jazz sensibility with music inspired by Americana, Celtic, and Classical genres. Members of the group combine their wide-ranging experience playing with such artists as Luciana Souza, Esperanza Spalding, and Darol Anger into a musical melange that explores diverse idioms, linked through improvisation and groove, and features original long form compositions, as well as music by Thelonious Monk, Elvis Costello, and Leonard Cohen.

Event Date: 
Wed, 05/15/2013 - 21:00

Geoff Vidal Quartet

Winner of the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival Saxophone Competition, Geoff Vidal has quickly emerged as a promising new voice on saxophone. His music pushes boundaries and explores a multitude of sonic textures and possibilities.

Using conversational elements and bending traditional role-playing duties within his original compositions, Vidal captivates listeners with his succinctly seductive sound.

"A harmonically astute tenor saxophonist" - Nate Chinen, New York Times

The evening will feature Sam Minae - bass & Colin Stranahan - drums

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/14/2013 - 21:00

Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Yoko Miwa Trio

Enjoy Eggs Benedict, Croissant French Toast and other delicious items from our award winning brunch menu while listening to some of the area's best jazz performers. This Sunday features jazz pianist Yoko Miwa with her Trio

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/12/2013 - 10:00
Sun, 05/26/2013 - 10:00

Soul System

Soul System, featuring April Hall and Joe Bargar, exemplify the best in classic and modern R&b. April has worked on projects for Atlantic Records with Bette Midler and Melissa Manchester, and has appeared in concert with Rosemary Clooney, Al Jarreau, Frankie Avalon, and Livingston Taylor. In addition to singing with Soul System, April is an accomplished jazz vocalist who has recorded three critically acclaimed CD's and performs with her quartet throughout the US.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/11/2013 - 21:00

Ann Peebles

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates a true southern soul original. Along with Al Green,  Ann Peebles was one of the artists who defined Willie Mitchell's legendary Memphis soul label Hi Records. Peebles ranked among the finest deep Southern soul singers of all time with her instant classic 1973 hit "I Can't Stand the Rain." It starts at 7pm!!

Lance Martin Band

This will mark Lance Martin's 30th year performing on the stage of RYLES.

First, with the Herman Johnson Band, then the Billy Thompson Band, then the Lance Martin Band and Lance Martin Jazz Trio.

This will be a fun evening of special guests.

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/10/2013 - 21:00

Mob Music feat. Lisa Bello and David Michael Wyatt

The incomparable Mob Music is comprised of saxophonist/pianist (and music director) Mike Flanagan - MRF -and vocal powerhouses (including Boston's legendary) Lisa Bello, (Boston Celtic's Anthem-singer) Justin Waith, and (north shore music festival winner) Sheree Dunwell.

The group is celebrating being in the middle of their first album together. The album also features the sensational singer David Michael Wyatt who is in town to record with them and will be the featured artist of the second set. This is not a show to miss!

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 20:30

Beyond Biology Band

Beyond Biology Band is comprised of musicians vital to Boston 's jazz scene. The outfit with an uncanny ability to travel into the yet uncharted trails in jazz with bare essentials: Deep grooves in instantly carved harmonies and melodies ...

Jim Hobbs - Alto Sax
Jeff Galindo - Trombone
Steve Lantner - Piano
Jacob William - Bass
Luther Gray - Drums

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 21:00

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Patricia Adams

Live the first Sunday in each month, Patricia Adams (vocals), Ray Santisi (piano), Dave Zox (bass) and Gary Johnson (drums) play to standing room only, singing and swinging jazz and blues standards from Tin Pan Alley and Harlem renaissance.

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/05/2013 - 10:00


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