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ÑAWI Music from Ecuador

Ñawi presents a concert of original music showcasing diverse musical traditions from Ecuador with a contemporary twist and an array of traditional and modern instruments.

Traditional styles ranging from the mystical Yumbo to the elegant nostalgia of Pasillo, from the earthy Churay to the joyful drive of Bomba and more.

Ñawi is a unique collaboration between established Ecuadorian musicians that brings together three separate projects into a new performing ensemble.

Event Date: 
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 21:00


The Felipe Salles Group returns to Ryles with a brand new repertoire specially composed for their soon to be recorded sixth CD. The new work, inspired by the music of Uganda, will feature NEA Jazz Master David Liebman, multi-instrumenatlist Ugandan master musician Damascus Kafumbe, and Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Boccato, as well as the Felipe Salles Group.

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 21:00


The music that Bassekou Kouyate and his three ngoni accompanists coax from this simple instrument is extraordinary—intricately woven lines, crisp bluesy riffs and funky ostinato patterns, along with wild, rocking solos.

Add lilting griot melodies from Ami Sacko, Kouyate’s wife, and driving West African rhythms from two percussionists, and you’ve got Ngoni ba, one of the hottest bands from Mali.

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 20:00


In a career spanning 50 years, Amjad Ali Khan has single-handedly elevated the sarod to one of the most popular instruments in the Northern Indian tradition. Trained by his father, the legendary Haafiz Ali Khan, Amjad Ali Khan is the sixth in an uninterrupted lineage of music masters.

Joining him are his sons, Amaan Ali Khan and Ayaan Ali Khan, who are already beloved as the next generation of masters on this ancient instrument. Two tabla virtuosi will add percussive richness to the ensemble sound.

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/15/2013 - 19:30

GARY BURTON 70th BIRTHDAY TOUR with Julian Lage, Antonio Sanchez, Scott Colley

June 2011 saw the release of Common Ground, Gary's first release on Mack Avenue Records featuring the New Gary Burton Quartet. The new group reunites with guitar star Julian Lage, and the new additions of drummer Antonio Sanchez and bassist Scott Colley. Hot House (2012) won Gary his 7th Grammy Award in the Best Improvised Solo category.

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/27/2013 - 20:00
Fri, 09/27/2013 - 22:00
Sat, 09/28/2013 - 20:00
Sat, 09/28/2013 - 22:00


New CD Release "The Mike Tucker Organ Trio LIVE"

"Mike Tucker has quickly established himself as one of the most promising young tenor saxophonists in jazz" - The Boston Herald.

Vibraphonist Warren Wolf, a multi-instrumentalist who has also honed his chops on drums and piano since age three is a member of the SFJazz Collective and has a New CD, "Wolfgang".

Show: $20
Dinner & Show: $60

Event Date: 
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 20:00


New CD "Haymaker"

The music-making of the Brooklyn-based Preminger has been called "impressive, challenging and beautiful" by the Boston Globe, while the Hartford Courant said: "Playing with the grace and expressiveness of a jazz veteran, the young man with a horn mixes cool restraint with emotional depth and old-fashioned poetry with contemporary bite."

Show: $20
Dinner & Show: $60

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/25/2013 - 20:00


Over the past two decades saxophonist Walter Beasley has artfully and dynamically redefined the phrase "musical Renaissance Man" for the modern generation.

Show: $35      
Dinner & Show: $75

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/20/2013 - 20:00
Fri, 09/20/2013 - 22:00
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 20:00
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 22:00


Pelt's recordings and performances have earned him critical acclaim, both nationally and internationally. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal by legendary jazz writer and producer, Nat Hentoff, and was voted Rising Star on the trumpet five years in a row by Downbeat Magazine and the Jazz Journalist Association.

Pelt is currently touring throughout the United States and Europe in support of his latest release, "Water and Earth" (High Note Records, January 2013).

Show: $22
Dinner & Show: $62

Event Date: 
Thu, 09/19/2013 - 20:00
Thu, 09/19/2013 - 22:00


Aubrey Logan is an award-winning singer, songwriter and trombonist, whose vocal sound ranges from deep and electric to delicate and vulnerable. She shuns traditional genre barriers, combining jazz vocals with R&B, neo-soul, pop and a touch of rock.

Show: $20
Dinner & Show: $60

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 20:00


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