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Jetro da Silva Quartet featuring Nimma Xiomara

On vocals, the extraordinaire singer from Cabo Verde Nimma Xiomara with her sweet and soulful voice. On piano, and band leader the renown pianist Jetro da Silva who has shared his musical talents with the late Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle to name a few.

Together, they soulfully perform melodies, harmonies and rhythms that will bring joy to your soul, with the flavor of American music like Jazz with a Cape Verde flavor, and the morna and the the Bossa Nova with a Brazilian flavor.

Tickets: $20; $10 w/ student

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:00

Fernando Brandão Septet w/ Marcela Camargo

Flutist, composer, author and educator Fernando Brandão returns to Ryles with his Septet comprised of voice, flutes, sax, trombone, piano, bass, drums and a new set of original compositions that mixes instrumental and vocal songs.His ensemble  has recently been featured at the First Cambridge Jazz Festival and the Isabella Gardner Museum.

He has performed extensively as a bandleader, sideman, chamber musician and as a soloist with many ensembles and prominent orchestras both in Brazil and the US.

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/15/2014 - 21:00

Jocelyn Medina Quartet

The sounds and styles of New York vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina cross cultures, creeds and continents. Her original music fuses elements of Brazil, Spain, Africa and India with jazz harmonies, neo-soul/funk grooves and adventurous improvisations delivered through compelling lyrics and a distinct sound. Whether by means of an unexpected melodic turn, a hook that leaves you hopeful, or the rich resonance and dexterity of her voice, she seeks to touch on each listeners individual experience with messages of universal truth and an inventive artistic approach.

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:00

Sunday Jazz Brunch with The Yoko Miwa Trio

Join us for our fabulous Sunday Jazz Brunch from 10 am to 3 pm. Enjoy Eggs Benedict, Croissant French Toast and other delicious items from our award winning brunch menu, while listening to some of the area's best jazz performers. This Sunday features jazz pianist Yoko Miwa and her trio.

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:00
Sun, 10/26/2014 - 10:00


PALO! performs their own brand of music they call "Afro-Cuban Funk". Just think "jazzed-up salsa", or better yet, listen to some of their music at

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:00

Mario Cerra Quintet

Mario Cerra - Saxophones, Phil Grenadier - Trumpet, John Lockwood - Bass. Lee Fish - Drums, Maxim Lubarsky - Piano

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:00

Boston Jazz Singer Showcase/Open Mic

The first set will feature some of Boston's best vocalists backed by the trio of: Dan Fox/Joe Reid Trio.

The second set will be an open mic so singers are encouraged to bring their charts and sit in.

For more info on becoming a featured singer on a future showcase, visit:

Tickets: 7pp

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 20:30

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Patricia Adams

Live the first Sunday in each month, Patricia Adams (vocals), Ray Santisi (piano), Dave Zox (bass) and Gary Johnson (drums) play to standing room only, singing and swinging jazz and blues standards from Tin Pan Alley and Harlem renaissance.

Complimentary parking in two lots. Children welcome. Wheelchair accessible

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:00

Benefit - On Kee Jazz Band

On Kee Jazz Band has been in existence for well over 20 years. Our past performances include opening acts for national recording acts: Jeff Lorber, Bob James, Pieces of a Dream and the legendary Roy Ayers.

We are proud to say that we are performing our seventh fundraiser for the Lupus Foundation of New England. We appreciate any donation and please make all donations to the Lupus Foundation of New England.

Tickets: $15pp

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:00


TarBone is a project featuring guitarist/vocalist Mike Duke and trombonist Dan Fox. The infectious grooves of New Orleans are the backbone of the band with covers of artists such as the Meters and Earl King, with a trombone and sax front line reminiscent of the Crusaders. The mix includes original jazz, funk and blues.

Rounding out the band are some of Boston's top-shelf players including Bill Vint on sax, Barry Lit on drums, Jesse Williams on bass, and Steve Heck on keys.

Morningside jazz combos to open the show at 8:00

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/03/2014 - 21:00


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