For ten years, FSM founder Pat Ryan has been playing jazz music in the southern NE region. He has assembled many creative groups and has several projects underway, including a CD project of original jazz and an ongoing gig at the Blue Anchor in Hyannis. In January Pat's quintet was the featured music in an event called "A Tribute to Miles Davis." Joined by pianist John Harrison, saxophonist Billy Thompson, bassist Thomas Brinkley, and drummer Stan Ellis, the quintet played a range of the music associated with the great master Miles Davis. Along with the music itself, Pat was able to give an historical commentary on the tunes, the musicians and the development of Miles music as the selected compositions revealed as much of the man as the music.
AUGUST 2002 UPDATE
Currently you can hear the Pat Ryan Jazz trio with various special guests at the Blue Anchor, on 453 Main Street in Hyannis (508) 771-9461), from 7:30 -11:00 on Thursday evenings. The Blue Anchor offers great sushi, affordable gourmet American Cuisine, as well as a full bar and exceptional wine list. Reservations are recommended.
On Monday, August 26, Pat will join drummer Bart Weismann and bassist Mark Pucci for an evening of jazz in Provincetown, at Lorraine's, 463 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA
508-487-6074, 8:30-12:00, no cover, and always great Mexican food.
On Friday, August 30, you can hear Pat with special guest, Hammond B3 organist Ken Clark and drummer Stan Ellis. They will be playing a public concert at Falmouth's Peg Noonan Park on Main Street from 6:00 -7:30. Contact the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod for more information (508) 362-0066.