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Proud to present you with the May 2018 J Ryan Trio Newsletter below – we bring fake news to a high art.

Bugsy’s Backalley Speakeasy

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

414-221-6565

www.bugsysbackalleysaloon.com

Saturday April 28

9pm – 1am

We have some good folks stopping out for this Bugsy’s date – c’mon down and join us – you’ll have no shortage of friends there.

Caroline’s Jazz Club

401 S 2nd Street

414-221-9444

www.facebook.com/CarolinesJazzClub

Thursday May 3

8:30pm – 11:30pm

Ever dream of starring in a classic film? Walk-on role in Madmen sound like fun? (it should – ’cause it’s awesome). Be classic cool and star on the set of Carolines Jazz Club with sound track provided by the J Ryan Trio – jazz, blues, cookin and cooled out numbers of all varieties. Want to update your profile picture? – bring a camera and snap a selfie. Do support this gem of a local venue.

Bugsy’s Backalley Speakeasy

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

414-221-6565

www.bugsysbackalleysaloon.com

Saturday May 12

9pm – 1am

We’ll have a bevy (it’s a word) of new songs for you on May 12 – it’s new music May and it’s pretty… pretty… pretty good.

And now for pontifications…

Of the four dimensions, time for me is the trickiest. I’m OK with length, width and height (although I wish I were taller) – but it’s that temporal dimension that so often grinds my gears. Clocks all run the same, but the days are long and the years are short – so I’ve been told. An hour spent at the doctors office or in the dentist chair – that’s a long hour, man. Hours spent in the middle seat flying coach? Looong hours – more-so now that they got all strict and teetotaler on the free drinks policy.

Ah – but doing something you love? It’s a portal to a realm where time drops away and the hours fly by. So what do you love to do that nixes the clock? Hunting, hiking, skyping, facebook liking, motor-biking, shop-at-the-mall credit card swiping… …or the zoo… feed the animals… even though the sign says no, the irony of tossing animal crackers shaped like the animals to which they are being fed is simply irresistible. Whatever doth floateth your boat is all good (well, now keep it classy). For me it’s time at that piano. Those keys are a portal to a time-further-out where the only time is tempo. And it’s pretty good. So Salvadore Dali up your timepiece and do that thing you love to do plenty often – or share our time-out and join the JRT whilst out-and-about.

Also- a sincere thank you to our friend Jim. Jim comes to us from the Milwaukee Blues Rock Collective – watch for these cats around town. Jim’s wu-tang grip on the bass guitar, coupled with his cool as menthol personality, genuine goodness of spirit and riff-a-lific dance moves pegged the fun-o-meter at the recent Stein and Dine event.

Now – get your calendars updated with all the above lovingly provided info and we’ll see you for music and laughs as we all support some great charities.

J Ryan Trio

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