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New Year's Eve Brunch, December 31st - - It's All About the Audience!

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On Monday morning, December 31st, Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA expands their traditional holiday brunch schedule to bring The Patricia Adams Quartet featuring Ray Santisi [piano], Greg Loughman [bass], special guest! [drums] and Patricia Adams [vocals] to their main stage for a fabulous holiday special of their now famous brunch. There is the usual Sunday brunch, December 30th and New Year's Day brunch, January 1st. Wrapping in all together by adding December 31st, audiences can plan a triple-header brunch schedule.

Picture it! A snazzy nightclub atmosphere. Families enjoying a hot, hearty brunch from Chef Mitch's spotless kitchen. Children of all ages welcome and smiling. Singles perusing their newspapers. Early revelers who may not go out that night, toasting mimosas. Irving Berlin holiday music tying it all together in a festive concoction of hope and cheer. Whether ordering the Bavarian French toast filled with cream cheese and strawberry jam or Eggs Benedict with hollandaise to die for, you'll find a choice that will delight. A holiday in the middle of a holiday, a respite from the pace of everyday life.

Ryles Jazz Club is located in the heart of Cambridge in Inman Square. Doors open at 10:00 am and welcome all until 3:00 pm. Check the website www.rylesjazz.com or call 617 876 9330 for more information.

ABOUT THE BAND Patricia Adams, vocalist, shares leadership responsibility with Berklee College of Music professor and popular local bandleader, Ray Santisi [piano], the group's music director. Completing the quartet are Greg Loughman [bass] and for this performance, a guest to be announced [drums]. The group has been playing together now for the past two years every first Sunday at Ryles Jazz Club brunch. Greg plays the second and fourth Sunday Ryles' brunches, as well, so you know where you can find Greg on Sundays. Patricia commutes in from New York where she also plays to a variety of club, restaurant and gallery audiences, including a growing 'seniors' market. She is quick to brag the quartet is in its fourth year playing the Ryles' brunch.

Band repertoire is reminiscent of bourbon in teacups and caf society. Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller alongside lesser known Ned Washgton and Joe Ricardel. Patricia likes to walk around and meet new comers and say 'hello' to regulars. For her gigs, she treats the audience like guests in her home, stopping to chat where people wish, taking photos, selling a CD here and there. It is all about the audience and the food and the music. Together, it's a recipe for relaxation and a feel-good New Year.

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