Sunday Jazz Brunch

Enjoy a jazz brunch Sunday, October 21, at three locations in Falmouth: The Coonamessett, The Pickle Jar, and Liam Maguire's. 

Coonamessett Inn, 311 Gifford Street, Falmouth

Noon to 2 PM: Tish Adams Trio

 A favorite on New England’s live music scene, vocalist Tish Adams has a compelling stage presence and an extensive repertoire of time-honored standards. She offers fresh interpretations, yet sets a sentimental mood, in a passionate tribute to the rich jazz tradition. She can burn an up-temp swinger or melt the audience with her sensitive reading of a slow, smoky ballad, and seasons her performances with long-forgotten gems, obscure treasures, and a dash of the blues. Tish’s originals are delightfully funny or as low-down as can be, with playful and cleverly written lyrics, as she turns unexpected topics into great blues stories.

Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Tish has long-time ties to Cape Cod. Her parents live in Falmouth, and she has other relatives scattered around the Cape. She has performed many times with Bart Weismann and his ensembles, including recurring performances at the Cape Codder in Hyannis, the 2015 Provincetown Jazz Festival, and ArtsFalmouth’s Arts Alive Town Dance in 2015. Tish's Thursday morning Jazz radio program, "The Vocalists & Localists Show," has been on the air for 21 years. She and ten other DJs broadcast 11 jazz shows a week live from the University of Rhode Island.

Performing with Tish are Gino Rosati on guitar and Joe Potenza on bass. “It’s my very, very favorite trio,” Tish said. 

The Pickle Jar, 170 Main Street, Falmouth

Noon to 2 PM: Triple-Slide 

Rusty Strange and Tom Goux perform jazz standards on the slide guitar, presenting timeless echoes of Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, the Gershwins, Fats Waller, Cole Porter, and more. Rusty plays lead on both resonator guitar (dobro) and on his 8-string lap steel guitar, which he personally designed and crafted himself. Tom sings while providing jazz harmonies on his Hawaiian slide guitar, using a unique double slide technique he's developed over the last decade. Joining Tom and Rusty for this performance is John Dirac on guitar and bass.

Triple-Slide offers a full measure of classic American heart songs from New York and, from Nashville, a smattering of country classics. 


Liam Maguires, 273 Main Street, Falmouth

Liam Maguire's Irish PubJazz on Sunday from 1 to 3 PM with John MacNamara and Friends