Farewell To Ryles Jazz Club
The second and fourth Sundays at Ryles Jazz Brunch have been the home for the Yoko Miwa Trio for the past 15+ years, our longest-running residency. The majority of those years we would perform Friday night, Saturday night, then sleep a few hours and head over to play brunch at Ryles. We were exhausted sometimes but as soon as I would touch the piano I always received a surge of energy and the music would always just flow. The room has a feel and a special sound. I’ve become good friends with its Yamaha piano after so many years and I’m going to miss it dearly.The brunch was always well attended with appreciative audiences and lots of regulars whom I’ve been seeing twice per month for many years. We are all sad that Ryles is closing after more than 40 years of operation. It’s an institution in this city and it’s going to leave a void that will be hard to fill.
I’d like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to Gary Mitchell and Aimee Baum; not only for giving me the opportunity but also for always believing in me, being so supportive and allowing me to be myself. Thank you also to the wonderful staff at Ryles — it’s been an honor and a pleasure getting to know all of you. The Yoko Miwa Trio will perform our last Ryles brunch on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. I know it’s going to be bittersweet but i hope you will all come to share the moment with us.
(Here’s more information about the closure of the club.)
I really wish I could be there on 24th！
Ryles has been one of my heavenly places since 1986．Wishing successful concert Yoko san！
Thank you Koide san! It’s gonna be a tough one. I’m sure everybody will miss Ryles so much ?
Sundays will not be the same without Ryles. My son found his love of music here. I echo your sentiments and hope another spot opens to fill this gaping hole. Best of luck in all you do.
Thank you Kimberly!
Many tuneful memories of Sunday brunch at Ryles. Thanks Yoko!
Thank you Joe!
We also sad that RYLES is closing plus missing you performing there as well thankfully we will be able to follow your performances elsewhere
Hope to see you soon Phil. 🙂
So unhappy that I will be out of town on June 24.
Hi Rob, Too bad but I know your spirit will be there! ❤️