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  • May 27th, 2016 – Indigenous Series Concert With The Ben Ferris Quintet

    Continuing the Jazz Consortium’s Spring season of original music concerts, bassist Ben Ferris’ band will present a body of new works inspired by events and experiences in today’s world such as gun violence, information access, ecology, and pollinator protection. Band members include trumpeter Paul Dietrich, saxophonist Nicholas Bartell, pianist...

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Jazz Calendar

May
27
Fri
Bill Roberts Quartet with Robert Julius Corbit @ Cardinal Bar
May 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Bill Roberts Quartet with Robert Julius Corbit

Free.

Location
Cardinal Bar 418 E. Wilson St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703 View Map

Phone
608-257-2473

Date & Time

May 27, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/bill-roberts-quartet-with-robert-julius-corbit/#sthash.VZVrEFZu.dpuf

John Widdicombe & Cliff Frederiksen @ Ruth's Chris Steak House
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

John Widdicombe & Cliff Frederiksen

Jazz. Cliff Frederiksen, guitar; John Widdicombe, bass.

Location
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Middleton 2137 Deming Way, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562

Phone
608-828-7884
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/John-Widdicombe-Cliff-Frederiksen-ruth-chris/#sthash.07KC5hP1.dpuf

John Widdicombe & Cliff Frederiksen @ Ruth's Chris Steak House
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

John Widdicombe & Cliff Frederiksen

Jazz. Cliff Frederiksen, guitar; John Widdicombe, bass.

Location
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Middleton 2137 Deming Way, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562 View Map
Phone
608-828-7884

Date & Time

May 27, 2016 6:00 PM
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/John-Widdicombe-Cliff-Frederiksen-ruth-chris/#sthash.SNSpCJWd.dpuf

Johnny Chimes
May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Ernie Watts with Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Ernie Watts with Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues

$30

Friday, May 27 and Saturday May 28, the Thrasher Opera House welcomes Two-time GRAMMY winning legend, Ernie Watts, considered to be “one of the greatest living saxophonists at the top of his game” joining Blues legend Corky Siegel with his Red Hot Chamber Blues Revue!

Location
Thrasher Opera House, Green Lake 506 Mill St., Green Lake, Wisconsin View Map

Visit Event Website

Phone
920-294-4279
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/ernie-watts-with-corky-siegels-chamber-blues/#sthash.vRwR9pEd.dpuf

InDIGenous Series Concert: The Ben Ferris Quintet @ Madison Public Library Central Branch @ Madison Public Library
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bassist Ben Ferris’ band will present a body of new works inspired by events and experiences in today’s world such as gun violence, information access, ecology, and pollinator protection. Band members include trumpeter Paul Dietrich, saxophonist Nicholas Bartell, pianist Paul Hastil, and drummer Miguel McQuade. Free admission. Cash bar. Presented by the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium.

Antique Nouveau @ Brink Lounge
May 27 @ 9:00 pm – May 28 @ 12:00 am

Antique Nouveau

Antque Nouveau – a Madison-based group that features soulful vocals mixed with a rich hornline and rhythm section. Blending the new with the classic, we perform a tasteful mix of progressive funk, soul, and jazz at 7 pm in the main lounge.
http://antique-nouveau.com

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

Phone
608-661-8599

Date & Time

May 27, 2016 9:00 PM
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/antique-nouveau-brink/#sthash.SHQv9CqP.dpuf

May
28
Sat
Johnny Chimes
May 28 @ 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)
May 28 @ 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

Ernie Watts with Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Ernie Watts with Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues

$30

Friday, May 27 and Saturday May 28, the Thrasher Opera House welcomes Two-time GRAMMY winning legend, Ernie Watts, considered to be “one of the greatest living saxophonists at the top of his game” joining Blues legend Corky Siegel with his Red Hot Chamber Blues Revue!

Location
Thrasher Opera House, Green Lake 506 Mill St., Green Lake, Wisconsin View Map

Visit Event Website

Phone
920-294-4279
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/ernie-watts-with-corky-siegels-chamber-blues/#sthash.vRwR9pEd.dpuf

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble @ Brink Lounge
May 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble

“This ensemble pulls influences from jazz, swing, traditional Latin, Parisian waltzes, and other vintage-jazz sources.” www.gypsyswing.com

$7.

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

Visit Event Website

Phone
608-661-8599

Date & Time

May 28, 2016 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/Caravan-Gypsy-Swing-Ensemble-brink/#sthash.69rEiwtN.dpuf

Ben Ferris Octet
May 28 @ 9:00 pm – May 29 @ 12:00 am

Ben Ferris Octet
Free.

Location
UW Memorial Union-Terrace 800 Langdon St. , Madison, Wisconsin 53706 View Map

Bill Roberts Combo @ Mezze
May 28 @ 9:00 pm – May 29 @ 12:00 am

Bill Roberts Combo

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

Location
Mezze 414 W. Gilman St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703 View Map

Miguel McQuade Trio @ Tip Top Tavern
May 28 @ 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Miguel McQuade Trio

Jazz. Free

Location
Tip Top Tavern 601 North St., Madison, Wisconsin 53704 View Map

May
29
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
May 29 @ 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

Charanga Agoza @ The Cardinal Bar
May 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Son and Salsa

May
31
Tue
John Vitale, Marilyn Fisher, and Ken Kuehl @ Liliana’s
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Johnny Chimes
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
May 31 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 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
May 31 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 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
May 31 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 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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Jun
1
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

The North Westerns @ Malt House
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The North Westerns

1st Wed. — The North Westerns (Western Swing and Old-school Jazz)

Location
Malt House 2609 E. Washington Ave., Madison, Wisconsin 53704 View Map

Phone
608-204-6258
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/The-North-Westerns-first-wednesdays/#sthash.fpOSxVAZ.dpuf

Gypsy Swing Open Jam @ Brocach Irish Pub-Monroe Street
Jun 1 @ 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
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Jun
2
Thu
Johnny Chimes
Jun 2 @ 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 @ Otto's
Jun 2 @ 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

Phone
608-274-4044

Michael Hanson Jazz Group with John Widdicombe @ Otto's
Jun 2 @ 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

Jim Erickson – piano jazz @ Louisianne's
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim Erickson
Music: Clubs: jazz piano

When: 12/04/14 @ 6:00pm
Cost: Free
Call: 608-831-1929
Web: ericksongs.com

More Information:
Jim Erickson will be playing jazz piano Thursday nights. 6 pm, no cover.

Usually closed on Thanksgiving.

No shows 12/25 & 1/1.

Where:
Louisianne’s, Etc., Middleton
7464 Hubbard Ave. , Middleton , WI 53562

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