• frank-wilkins
  • trio
Ryles Jazz Club Brunch
212 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617 876 9330

EVERY FIRST SUNDAY from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Family friendly jazz brunch with live trio featuring bandleader and music director Frank Wilkins at the piano, Dave Zox on bass and Gary Johnson, drums with special guests who transform each first Sunday into a new show! About Wilkins, WGBH-FM’s Eric Jackson states, “Mr. Wilkins gorgeous playing on Misty literally leaves the crowd gasping!”. And before you can catch your breath, the trio is counting off another tune from Tin Pan Alley and Harlem renaissance or playing an original or accompanying a guest vocalist. Ryles’ ambiance suits families, couples, celebrations and the guy in the corner reading his paper. It’s the most fun and best value in Boston for a meal and entertainment.

Wheelchair friendly and accomodating

About the Author -

Patricia Adams, former HR corporate leader and now jazz singer, performs the tunes of Tin Pan Alley and Harlem renaissance regularly in Cambridge, MA at Ryles Jazz Club, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm singin' and swingin' to standing room only crowds the first Sunday of each month. 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. In addition to clubs, restaurants, museums, libraries and other public venues, Adams plays to the continuing demand of a growing 'seniors' market. Her one-woman-shows, singing live to jazz and blues soundtracks make the rounds of area residences for seniors, performing sets of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and other composers from the 1930’s and ‘40’s. 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. She studied with Semenya McCord Patricia’s discography includes Symbio Obligato (2010), First Sundays (2008), Live @ Ryles Jazz Club (2005), With Our Compliments ! (2004), Out Of This World (2001) which placed in four categories on the 2001 Grammy Awards ballot, Blue For You (1998), and Raw Silk (1996). Her recordings are available through North Country Distributors in Redwood, NY, and on-line through cdBaby.com and Amazon.com. Download singles from CDBaby, iTunes.com, Rhapsody.com and 40 + digital distributors. Adams is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and served on the board of the New England Conservatory. She is listed in jazz reviewer, Scott Yanow's "The Jazz Singers".