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  • Jan 15th, 2016 – “Jazz Fest” Fundraiser For The Consortium

    Here’s a chance to hear an evening of great and wonderfully-diverse music and support the work of the Jazz Consortium, as owner Ricardo González has graciously agreed to once again host an MLK Weekend fundraiser for the Consortium at The Cardinal.  The line-up includes some intriguing combinations of performers that you won’t want to...

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Jazz Calendar

Jan
20
Fri
Mambo Blue @ Cardinal Bar
Jan 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

It’s The Cardinal’s Friday Jazz Happy Hour. Free admission.

“Yardbird” Outreach Program: Jazz Opera? @ Madison Opera Center
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This first of three “Yardbird”-related outreach programs presented by Madison Opera (MO) is geared to the “opera curious.” It features a short, fun, and informative presentation by MO General Director Kathryn Smith that explores the history of jazz and opera, along with a live performance of an aria from “Yardbird,” and ample Q&A time. Free admission, but reservations encouraged at https://form.jotform.com/63224627191151.

Hanson Family Jazz Band` @ Liliana's Restaurant
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Hanson Family Jazz Band has been playing in the Madison area since 1981. The original band performed at the Hanson’s Family Jazz Restaurant and continued playing after the restaurant closed in 1984. The original band was lead by Gene Hanson and featured his wife Betty on vocals.

Today, the band features original members (and brothers) Erik (drums) and David (piano) Hanson, along with David’s daughter Melissa Thorson-Hanson on vocals, singing the songs that her grandmother sang in the band before her passing in 2006.

The Hanson Family Jazz Band tradition continues today with the current band – playing a variety of jazz standards.

For more information, see http://www.lilianasrestaurant.com/Musicians.htm#Hanson_Family

John Vitale (guitar) and Marilyn Fisher (vocals) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

John began teaching in the mid sixties in Chicago. He has been a performer and teacher
since then, and has traveled all across the United States.

Live concerts, Clubs, Weddings, Rock shows, Theater groups, Jeff Award nominated, Church performer, and has also worked with a number of charity organizations.

He studied with Jack Cecchini, Professor Pamela Kimmel, Manuel Lopez-Ramos, Oscar Ghiglia, and Joe Diorio at Guitar Institute of Technology (Los Angeles).

Sherwood Conservatory – Chicago IL

Academy Artists Conservatory – Oak Park, IL

Private Lesson Studio – Hollywood, CA

Donahue’s Music – Chicago IL

Sound Post Music – Evanston, IL

Johnny Chimes
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Fri and Sat @ Louisianne’s 6:30 -9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Jan
21
Sat
Dave Larson Jazz Quintet
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live jazz.

Johnny Chimes
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Fri and Sat @ Louisianne’s 6:30 -9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Johnny Widdicombe (bass) + (piano)
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Saturday night, bassist Johnny Widdicombe plays with a great area jazz pianist. Johnny is a 2004graduate of the UW School of Music, and studied bass with Rufus Reid, Charles (Truck) Parham and Richard Davis. He has performed with the Piper Road Spring Band for 30 years and is a 22-year member of the Harris Lemberg Trio.

He has performed with his string bass across the U.S., The Netherlands, France, England, Scotland, Finland and the Soviet Union at numerous schools, colleges, universities, concert halls, music festivals and, most especially, saloons.

Tonight’s featured pianist is:

For more information, see http://www.lilianasrestaurant.com/Musicians.htm#Johnny Widdicombe

Johnny Widdicombe (bass) + Stan Godfriaux (piano)
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Saturday night, bassist Johnny Widdicombe plays with a great area jazz pianist. Johnny is a 2004graduate of the UW School of Music, and studied bass with Rufus Reid, Charles (Truck) Parham and Richard Davis. He has performed with the Piper Road Spring Band for 30 years and is a 22-year member of the Harris Lemberg Trio.

He has performed with his string bass across the U.S., The Netherlands, France, England, Scotland, Finland and the Soviet Union at numerous schools, colleges, universities, concert halls, music festivals and, most especially, saloons.

Tonight’s featured pianist is:

For more information, see http://www.lilianasrestaurant.com/Musicians.htm#Johnny Widdicombe

Charlie Painter & Friends @ Mezze
Jan 21 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 22 @ 12:00 am

Charlie Painter & Friends

Mezze 414 W. Gilman St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703

First & third Saturdays from 9 pm-1 am.

LocationMezze 414 W. Gilman St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703 View Map

Event Category Music

Visit Event Website

Phone 608-255-8172

Jan
22
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
Jan 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Cliff Frederiksen is a nationally known guitarist and singer, with great versatility and talent.

He knows just about every jazz standard ever written, and can also play great blues and country.

For more information, see http://www.lilianasrestaurant.com/Musicians.htm#Cliff_Frederiksen

Big Band Swing Dance & Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser with the Wisconsin Dells High School Jazz Ensembles & the Hal Edwards Orchestra @ Wisconsin Dells High School Gym
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

You are cordially invited to our Big Band Swing Dance and Spaghetti Dinner at Wisconsin Dells High School!

On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM , we will be featuring the Wisconsin Dells High School Jazz Ensembles and the Hal Edwards Orchestra in the Wisconsin Dells High School gym. A dance floor will be available for you to dance to many big band standards. Admission to the dance is only $5.

We will be acknowledging UNOs of Lake Delton and the Madison Jazz Society’s grant for refurbishing parts of our jazz ensemble equipment for our band program.

Our spaghetti dinner will be provided by UNOs of Lake Delton and will be a fundraiser for our Band-Aid organization. The spaghetti dinner will be from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM in the Wisconsin Dells High School cafeteria. A combination ticket is available for $10 ($8 seniors and children under 10) or a dinner only ticket is only $8 ($5 seniors and children under 10).

If you have questions, please contact the high school band office at 608-253-1461 *1309.

“Sunday Jazz at Sequoya” with the Gerri DiMaggio Unit @ Madison Public Library Sequoya Branch
Jan 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Except for Easter Sunday, this popular West Side branch library will present live jazz every Sunday from 1/22 through 5/14/17. Performances will be in the area near the “Ask Here” desk, with most musicians planning on two sets. This new series kicks off with vocalist Gerri DiMaggio’s Jazz Unit, presenting her modern jazz take on the Great American Songbook, Brazilian music, and more. Free admission.

Jan
24
Tue
John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

John began teaching in the mid sixties in Chicago. He has been a performer and teacher
since then, and has traveled all across the United States.

Live concerts, Clubs, Weddings, Rock shows, Theater groups, Jeff Award nominated, Church performer, and has also worked with a number of charity organizations.

He studied with Jack Cecchini, Professor Pamela Kimmel, Manuel Lopez-Ramos, Oscar Ghiglia, and Joe Diorio at Guitar Institute of Technology (Los Angeles).

Sherwood Conservatory – Chicago IL

Academy Artists Conservatory – Oak Park, IL

Private Lesson Studio – Hollywood, CA

Donahue’s Music – Chicago IL

Sound Post Music – Evanston, IL

Joined by bassist Ken Kuehl, and vocalist Marilyn Fisher

Johnny Chimes
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Madison Latin Jazz Orchestra @ Cardinal Bar
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Many of our community’s finest Latin Jazz musicians come together for a rousing final Big Band Night before The Cardinal closes on 1/31 (to reopen in mid-March as the Nomad World Pub).

A Preview of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird” @ Capitol Lakes
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Madison Opera staff present an entertaining, multi-media preview of the opera, including background on the composer and the composition’s history. Free admission.

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 12:00 am

Five Points Jazz Collective
Music: Clubs:

When: Weekly on Tuesday @ 9:00pm
Cost: Free
Call: 608-255-7777
Web: www.facebook.com/pages/five-points-jazz-collective/114975388577644

More Information:
Five Points Jazz Collective

The Five Points Jazz Collection performs every Tuesday night at the Mason Lounge on Park Street. The FPJC has become known for its energetic performances and unique and refreshing interpretations of standards and staples in the swing, bop, post-bop, latin and fusion styles.

9pm Tuesdays
The Mason Lounge
416 S. Park Street
Cost: no cover

The New Breed Jazz Jam @ The Cardinal
Jan 24 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 12:00 am

Madison’s longest running and most popular jazz jam session is the place to be on Tuesday nights. The New Breed features some of Madison best players and our jazz community comes out regularly to experiment and collaborate together on the bandstand. The New Breed is Paul Hastil on fender rhodes, Nick Moran on bass, and Michael Brenneis on drums. Music starts at 9pm and the jam commences after the first set. For more info on The New Breed please visit http://www.nickmoranbass.com/projects/the-new-breed/

Ted Keys Trio @ Alchemy Cafe
Jan 24 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 12:00 am

Ted Keys Trio
Music: Clubs:

When: Weekly on Tuesday @ 10:00pm
Cost: Free
Call: 608-204-7644
Web: www.alchemycafe.net

More Information:
Tuesdays

Where:
Alchemy Cafe
1980 Atwood Ave. , Madison , WI 53704
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