"A DISPLAY OF POWER WITH A UNIFIED ATTACK " - Bob Blumenthal, The Boston Globe
Trumpeter/Music Director, Frank Vardaros started the Ryles Jazz Orchestra in 1997 keeping in mind the great tradition of a house big band in a major jazz venue (i.e. The Village Vanguard Band, Thad Jones Mel Lewis,and the Birdland Dream Band.)
The band has had great success backing such guest artists as Bob Mintzer, Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton, Bobby Shew, Nick Brignola, Bill Watrous, to name a few. Also in 1998 the horn section of the band backed Arturo Sandoval at the Boston Globe Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Saratoga Springs Jazz Festival and the JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall. The band has also done a series of tribute concerts including Stan Kenton, Frank Sinatra and Maynard Ferguson.The group's latest CD is "Live at Ryles featuring saxophonist Ed Calle"