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Lance Martin Jazz Trio

This is the Lance Martin Jazz Trio with Lance Martin, John Baboian, Dave Clark and special guest Zeke Martin on Drums and special guest vocalist to be named. This is the "all-request program" which is the trademark of this group so come on out and request a song.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 21:00

Soul City

You will Dance. Resistance is futile.

Tickets: $10pp$10pp

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 21:00

Tomoko Omura Quartet

Named an emerging star by Strings magazine, jazz violinist Tomoko Omura brings her quintet to Ryles. The performance will feature music from her latest project, "Roots", which consists of modern arrangements of folk songs from her native Japan.

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/26/2012 - 20:30

ZilZala w/ Christiane Karam

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:00

Aubrey Johnson Group


Vocalist Aubrey Johnson returns to Ryles for a rare Boston appearance since relocating to New York last fall. Her performance will feature a mix of her original music, Brazilian songs, and jazz standards played by some of Boston's most intriguing and creative musicians.

All proceeds from this concert will go toward music instruction and instrument donation to Kenyan children.

Tickets: $10pp


Event Date: 
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 21:00

Laszlo Gardony Quartet

The Laszlo Gardony Quartet will perform music from Gardony's nine albums including his latest, "Signature Time" (Sunnyside).

Laszlo Gardony (piano/composer/arranger); Stan Strickland (reeds, kalimba, vocals); Yoron Israel (drums); John Lockwood (bass).

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/21/2012 - 21:00

Mark Zaleski Band

At the young age of 23, Mark combines his experience with Dave Brubeck, Christian McBride, and Ian Anderson to form his own creation of original instrumental music combining the harmonic intricacies of bebop and modern jazz with the grooves of dynamic modern rock. Check out to read more about this young band, hear samples. and see video footage.

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 20:30

The Marc Rossi Group

The Marc Rossi Group's Mantra Revealed is a bridge between the exotic and the sublime. This music is intercultural, wonderfully inventive and dynamic. - Walter Kolosky

...Very nice indeed, not only the time signatures, but the modulations.. -- John McLaughlin, guitar legend and Grammy winner

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 21:00

Brian Thomas / Alex Lee-Clark Big Band

The BT / ALC Big Band plays original groove and funk organ trio music powered by a 16 piece big band. Composers Alex Lee-Clark and Brian Thomas lead the band featuring a core unit consisting of one of Boston's finest funk band Akashic Record and augmented by an all star cast of horn players. Saxes; Pete Levesque, Mark Zaleski, Dino Gavoni, Paul Lieberman, Jared Sims Trombones; Jeff Galindo, Brian Thomas, Clayton Dewalt, Angel Subero Trumpets; Yaure Muniz, Alex Lee-Clark, Eric Bloom, Trent Austin Rhythm; Beau Sasser, Steve Fell, Ted Sullivan

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/17/2012 - 20:00

Swing Times Five

Jeff Hughes (cornet, flugelhorn) heads up this smooth quintet, with the piano artistry of Ross Petot. Ross is a gem in the local music scene. Dan Weiner (guitar), Justin Meyer (bass) and Dave Didriksen (drums) comprise the rest of the very supportive cast. The band's sound is smooth and cool, and sweet & hot! Featured will be special guest, the lovely and swingin' Debby Larkin. Deb sings all around Town and especially with hubby Jeff Stout's quintet.

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/24/2012 - 07:00


Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since. A computer network engineer during the day, Jim keeps busy as part of a team overseeing the health and security of the computer network of a major Massachusetts retail corporation. Jim is also a US Army Vietnam Era veteran and served as an Air Traffic Controller where he admits, “That was my first real foray out in radio broadcasting directing all those aircraft”.

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