Ryles Jazz Club proudly presents a special Valentine's Day evening performance, blending a nostalgic reminder of the romantic with the sweat and hot performance of jazz and blues standards. The Patricia Adams Quartet, featuring Ray Santisi [piano], with Marshall Wood [bass] and Yoron Israel [drums]who round out the ensemble. Bring your special someone to this concert setting performance with musicians who also play there first Sundays for brunch and usually pack the house. Come hear why!
Ryles Jazz Club is located at 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA. There is a snack menu including chef Mitch's legendary spare ribs, alone worth the trip. The music starts at 8:30 pm and goes till after midnight. It's the perfect Valentine's Day gift to jazz lovers.
No gimmicks. Just really good music". CADENCE Magazine
ABOUT THE BAND:
PATRICIA ADAMS, bandleader and vocalist, shuttles her renditions of standards from renaissance Harlem and Tin Pan Alley between Manhattan, Westchester, Hartford and Boston.
Stepping onto a nightclub stage for the first time in 1992 at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, Adams segued to designated show opener there for the Frank Wilkins Vocal Showcase until 1996. Many open mics and pro bono gigs later, she traded her thirty-five year career in human resources management for life as a full time artist. Her venues now attract those who enjoy the jazz and blues standards of the 1930's and '40's.
Adams plays to the continuing demand of a growing 'seniors' market. Her one-woman-shows, singing live vocals to soundtracks make the rounds of area residences and facilities.
Adams brings her 35 years' corporate experience to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with her leadership skills workshop for the entrepreneurial musician, Bandleader Toolkit in collaboration with her music director, Berklee Professor Ray Santisi.
Earning BS and MBA degrees in the 1960's, Adams studied music theory, harmony, and improvisation at the New England Conservatory in Boston and at the Performing Arts School of Worcester in the 1990's.
A voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Adams also served on the board of the New England Conservatory. Learn more about this chanteuse at www.patriciaadams.com
As anyone familiar with the Boston scene knows, there are few things finer than hearing RAY SANTISI take on an acoustic piano. But there are different ways to tackle the challenge, and Ray can make any path work. On 6/2 Ray decided to put on a clinic. I'm not a piano player but even in my ignorance I found myself shaking my head in amazement. No doubt any piano player in the audience would have been inspired - or perhaps frightened into giving up the instrument. It was a master indulging in the sheer joy of tackling the possibilities (maybe the impossibilities) of the instrument. I wish there had been a video recorder running. I show up for the surprises and sometimes - as in this case - I am rewarded." --Stu Vandermark, CADENCE Magazine
Ray Santisi, pianist/arranger/composer, is an internationally known jazz musician who has played as featured soloist with Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Mel Torme, Irene Kral, Natalie Cole, and countless other well-known jazz greats. He performed with Buddy DeFranco, Joe Williams, Gabor Szabo, Milt Jackson, Zoot Sims & Al Cohn, Carole Sloane, Clark Terry and Bobby Brookmyer. He has been a featured pianist on Blue Note, Capitol, Prestige, Sonnet, Roulette, and United Artists Records. He has also recorded on Bethlehem, Transition, and Rasan record labels.
Santisi is professor of piano and harmony at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Additionally, he has taught at Stan Kenton's summer jazz clinics on college campuses throughout the US, performing in Europe, Scandinavia, and Asia.
An alumnus of Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory, Professor Santisi has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in composition and performance. He is author of Jazz Originals for Piano". He was a founder of the early Jazz Workshops in Boston and co-owner of the famous Stables Jazz Club.
MARSHALL WOOD [bass], Born in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in Washington, D.C., Marshall moved to New England in 1979, where he quickly became one of the most sought after bassists in the area. His reputation as a swinging and sensitive musician landed him recording dates with Anita O'Day, Monty Alexander, Tommy Flanagan, Dave McKenna, Ruby Braff, Scott Hamilton, and Gray Sargent. He has also performed in top jazz festivals in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and South America, and has toured with Tony Bennett. Email: [email protected]
YORON ISRAEL, a native Chicagoan, is one of the most gifted and sought after musicians in the music industry today. Yoron's exciting and tasteful drumming, along with his compositional talents are spotlighted throughout his CD's. They are Basic Traneing" (Ronja Music Company), Chicago" (Double Time), Live at the Blue Note" (Half Note), A Gift for You" (Ronja Music Company) All of these fine works have received enthusiastic praise from journalists, musical peers and fans alike. The CD's represent the extensive depth of Yoron Israel's musicianship as he continues to evolve as a leader. He brings his unique influences and experiences in the Jazz", Latin, Gospel, Funk, R & B and Orchestral idioms full circle with his compositions, arrangements, repertoire and ensemble concepts.