The first Sunday of every month finds The Patricia Adams Quartet center stage at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge for their popular jazz brunch from 10:00am to 3:00pm
The Friday before, Patricia drives from her home in Somers, New York to the Days Hotel in Boston which hosts her stay. Saturday she rehearses with her music director, international jazz legend and Berklee College of Music professor Ray Santisi. Sunday, they hook up with the rest of the band, Greg Loughman [bass] and Gary Johnson [drums]. James Kamal Jones runs their sound check and the first set begins at 10:45am.
Peruse the menu for mouth watering entrees including omelettes a la Chef Mitch and hashes of many varieties, along with lighter fare and the oh, so delicious pancakes and waffles! Neighbors and fans, tourists and students frequent the 250-capacity club. A family friendly atmosphere, children get an early taste of Tin Pan Alley and Harlem renaissance tunes.
When the Mitchell family first spoke with me about playing brunch once a month, it was with the understanding that a 'show' format might not work for brunch". Six years later now, the quartet seems to be making it work o.k. Reviewer Stu Vandermark is a frequent regular with his wife, Sunny and writes No gimmicks, just really good music".
Ryles Jazz Club is located at 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge. Their phone number is 617 876 9330. There are two complimentary parking lots marked S&S Parking and all major credit cards are accepted. No reservations required. For more information, go to rylesjazz.com.
Says Patricia, it is exciting and gratifying to be part of something so successful."
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