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  • Sept. 2nd, 2016 – Strollin’ Middleton

    Eleven bands. Seven hours of continuous live music. Five different venues in Middleton’s “walkable” downtown area east and west of Parmenter Street and south of University Avenue. And no cover charges. These are the makings “Strollin’ Middleton,” the last of three jazz mini-fests being presented this year by the...

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  • Sept. 9 thru 10, 2016 – Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest

    Back for another year at Art in the Barn in bucolic southwestern Fitchburg, with 6 bands and 15 hours of music, and hosted as usual by Harmonious Wail, the late-summer edition of this semi-annual Fest runs for two nights and one afternoon in between. You can buy tickets in...

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Jazz Calendar

Feb
8
Mon
Edgewood High School Jazz
Feb 8 2016 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 6 2017 @ 8:30 pm
Aug
27
Sat
Johnny Chimes
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Johnny Widdicombe (bass) + Dan Barker (piano)
Aug 27 @ 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 @ Tip Top Tavern
Aug 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Charlie Painter & Friends

Tip Top Tavern 601 North St., Madison, Wisconsin 53704

Jazz. Free.

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Phone 608-241-5515

Aug
28
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
Aug 28 @ 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

Aug
29
Mon
Louka Patenaude, John Christensen @ Julep
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Louka Patenaude, John Christensen

Aug 29, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Julep 829 E. Washington Ave., Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Phone 608-237-1904

Aug
30
Tue
John Vitale, Marilyn Fisher, and Ken Kuehl @ Liliana’s
Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Johnny Chimes
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Lynette Margulies & Joe Wickham @ Brink Lounge
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lynette Margulies will be presenting a concert along with lessons in learning various ways to sing-a-long and communicate vocally. Joe Wickham, on guitar, will be joining Lynette.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn vocal ideas through participation.

For July and August, Lynette and Joe will be at The Brink Lounge on the last Tuesdays from 6-8. (July 26 and August 30). These gatherings will be the precursor of fun times to comes, specifically with more of the same in the fall and group lessons.

Location
Brink Lounge 701 E. Washington Ave., Suite 105, Madison, Wisconsin 53703 View Map

Phone
608-661-8599

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
Aug 30 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 31 @ 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
Aug 30 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 31 @ 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
Aug 30 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 31 @ 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
[MAP]

Aug
31
Wed
Johannes Wallmann’s Brasstet + UW-Madison Jazz Ensemble @ Jazz at Five
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s UW night at J@5, with Jazz Studies Director and pianist Johannes Wallmann’s all-too-rarely-heard Brasstet in the 6:30 PM slot, with a special group of students from various UW jazz ensembles taking the 5:00 PM set.

Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 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.

He’s joined every Wednesday by Ken Kuehl on upright bass.

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

Gerri DiMaggio @ Otto's
Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Gerri DiMaggio

5:30 pm Wednesdays, 5/25-8/31. Free.

Location
Otto’s 6405 Mineral Point Rd., Madison, Wisconsin 53705 View Map

Johnny Chimes
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Gypsy Swing Open Jam @ Brocach Irish Pub-Monroe Street
Aug 31 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Gypsy Swing Open Jam
Music: Clubs:

When: Weekly on Wednesday @ 8:30pm
Cost: Free
Call: 608-819-8653
Web: www.brocach.com

More Information:
Weekly acoustic jam in gypsy swing.
Brocach Monroe, 1843 Monroe St
8:30-closing, free. It’s every Wednesday

Where:
Brocach Irish Pub-Monroe Street
1843 Monroe St. , Madison , WI 53711
[MAP]

Jon Hoel Trio @ Alchemy Cafe
Aug 31 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 1 @ 12:00 am

Jon Hoel Trio

Alchemy Cafe 1980 Atwood Ave., Madison, Wisconsin 53704

Jazz. Usually fourth Wednesdays. Free.

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Phone 608-204-7644

Sep
1
Thu
Johnny Chimes
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Johnny Chimes

Location
Bayou 117 S. Butler St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703 View Map

Phone
608-294-9404

Michael Hanson Jazz Group with John Widdicombe @ Otto's
Sep 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Michael Hanson Jazz Group with John Widdicombe

Otto’s Restaurant and Bar, on Madison’s Westside, 6405 Mineral Point Road, presents THE MICHAEL HANSON JAZZ GROUP every Thursday, 5/26-9/1, 5:30-7:30 pm. Reservations suggested– No cover. 274-4044

Location
Otto’s 6405 Mineral Point Rd., Madison, Wisconsin 53705 View Map

 

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