School’s Out

Greetings from Washington DC. Pleased to report I finagled enough time to pop on over to Blues Alley – the iconic jazz club in Georgetown. Also ran across a very solid cat playing jazz guitar late night in the park. He was unwilling to commute to Milwaukee to jam with us…

In other J Ryan Trio news, we are so glad to have our singer Kristi back with us. You may recall she missed a few Spring dates whilst ruining the grading curve for the other BSN nursing students with her straight-A proclivities. I’m proud to say we’ve declared her ‘smart enough’ and she is back with us this summer. Three part harmony is the best part harmony. In celebration we’ve posted a brand-new-never-before-heard studio recording of ‘Hit the Road Jack’ featuring dear Kristi on our Sample Tracks page.

We have a number of fun outings slated for July – check out the info below:

Arte Wine and Paint

1442 Underwood Ave, Wauwatosa, 53213

414 810 6095

Friday July 14

7pm -10pm

Wine and paint and paint and wine – on the patio or inside the loft-style studio space, or even at the bar – it’s just good clean fun on a summer night with friendly, skillful, helpful staff. I mixed my daubs of acrylics into a new color I dubbed ‘Roland Key Mash Purple’. It didn’t look like much, but I think the tube said ‘non-toxic’ – it tasted none too bad.

Bugsy’s Backalley Speakeasy

218 N Water St, Milwaukee (but enter via the alley off Chicago Ave)

414 221 6565

Saturday July 15

9pm – 1am

Swingin – yes. Classy – yes. Old school vibe – yes. Yet trendy and cool – indeed yes. I’ve been singing the praises of Bugsy’s for some time as I just simply dig it. If you still haven’t been, hey give it a try.

Beer Garden – South Shore Terrace

2900 S Shore Dr Milwaukee 53207

Wednesday July 19

5pm – 8pm

If you have yet to visit a beer garden this year, do check your drive’s license as you might be from Illinois. Home of the Miller 1855 bar, the South Shore Terrace also serves tasty snacks – do note it is cash only. Our outing at the South Shore Terrace benefits Interfaith Older Adult Programs – stop out and meet some of the great volunteers.

Great Lakes Distillery

616 W Virginia St Milwaukee 53204

414 431 8683

Thursday July 20

6pm – 8pm

An ice cream social (for the grown ups – it is at a distillery after all) with proceeds benefiting Warm Up Winter – the Milwaukee Fire Dept’s charity for students in need of winter coats – a great reminder to enjoy the warm days of summer while they last.

Have a great July