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  • October 20th, 2017 – Dave Stoler Quartet, InDIGenous Jazz Series

    Dave Stoler, one of the busiest keyboardists in Madison, will present a body of new works with his quartet (Dave Stoler, keyboards; Chicago bassist Charles Ledvina; Milwaukee drummer Dave Bayles; and featuring Grammy winning Rich Perry on sax) at the UW Play Circle.  As with all InDIGenous concerts, the quartet will highlight their original...

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  • October 22nd, 2017 – John Harmon Trio

    In their second Fall “Jazz on a Sunday” concert, the Madison Music Collective will present “the Bill Evans of the Midwest,” John Harmon and his trio.  Oshkosh native Harmon is the founder of the jazz studies program at Lawrence University and co-founder of the revolutionary jazz-fusion group Matrix.  The trio consists of Harmon on...

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  • October 23rd, 2017 – UW Jazz Composers Group and Blue Note Ensemble

    The UW Jazz Composers group is a small jazz ensemble focused primarily on student compositions.  The all student Blue Note group is a small jazz ensemble performing music from the post-bop jazz period of the 1950s and 1960s (such as the music of Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson or Art...

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  • October 25th, 2017 – UW Jazz Orchestra and Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble

    The UW Jazz Orchestra workshops and performs music ranging from classic big band repertoire to contemporary and cutting-edge concert jazz music by today’s leading jazz composers. The group performs on and off campus regularly.  The all student Afro-Cuban group is a small jazz ensemble performing music of the Latin-American jazz diaspora, with an emphasis on...

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  • October 29th, 2017 – Talk of the Town

    Closing its 2017 fall concert series, the Madison Jazz Society presents Kevin Van Ess & Talk of the Town.  One of the hottest swing/Dixieland-style jazz groups north of New Orleans, this six piece Wisconsin group collectively has over 300 years of experience.  Members: Kevin Van Ess, clarinet/saxophone; Dave Ehren, trumpet; Ken Petersen, trombone; Andy...

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  • November 3rd, 2017 – InDIGenous Jazz Series presents Nestle and Lovely Socialite

    The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium, co-sponsoring with the Madison Music Collective and Wisconsin Union Theater, will highlight two local groups presenting original music. Leading off this double-header concert is the experimental trio Nestle, led by local bassist Rob Lundberg, in the premiere performance of Mr. Lundberg’s new GMJC-commissioned suite “Bird Song.”  This unique new...

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Jazz Calendar

Oct
20
Fri
Doug Brown (guitar) and Susan Hofer (vocals) @ Liliana's
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Hanson Family Jazz Band` @ Liliana's Restaurant
Oct 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

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

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

Phone
608-831-1929

InDIGenous Jazz Concert with the Dave Stoler Quartet
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Iconic and versatile Madison-based pianist, composer and bandleader Dave Stoler is best known for masterfully performing the music of other composers, with his own trio as well as prominent local bands such as Tony Castañeda’s Latin Jazz Quartet and Sextet, Darren Sterud’s New Orleans Tribute, the Ben Ferris Octet, and the cover band Steely Dane. For his InDIGenous Jazz concert, Dave will present 12 of his own compositions, all composed especially for our Fall series, and scheduled for release later this year on his new CD. Dave’s quartet will include saxophonist Rich Perry (New York City) and Milwaukeeans Chuck Ledvina (bass) and drummer Dave Bayles (Wisconsin Conservatory of Music).

Free admission

Joe Policastro Trio @ Arts + Literature Laboratory
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Fresh from their third release “Screen Sounds,” the Joe Policastro Trio will perform at Arts + Literature Laboratory.  The Chicago based trio features bassist Joe Policastro, guitarist Dave Miller and drummer Mikel Avery.  Performance begins at 8pm with tickets of $12 in advance and $15 at the door.  2021 Winnebago St, Madison.

Oct
21
Sat
Johnny Chimes
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Johnny Widdicombe (bass) + Stan Godfriaux (piano)
Oct 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

Oct
22
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
Oct 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

Craig Mason Combo @ Sequoya Library
Oct 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya will present the popular local musicians of the Craig Mason Combo. CMC is a Stoughton-based group that performs many styles of jazz from the early 20th century to the present.  4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison.  1:30pm. Free admission.

John Harmon Trio @ The Brink Lounge
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Madison Music Collective presents the legendary Wisconsin pianist and educator John Harmon and his trio as part of their “Jazz on a Sunday” Fall series.

Oct
23
Mon
UW Jazz Composers Group and Blue Note Ensemble @ Morphy Recital Hall
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Jazz Composers group is a small jazz ensemble focused primarily on student compositions.  The all student Blue Note group is a small jazz ensemble performing music from the post-bop jazz period of the 1950s and 1960s (such as the music of Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson or Art Blakey). Each semester focuses primarily on the music of a single jazz artist. 7:30pm, UW Morphy Recital Hall, Mead Witter School of Music.  Free admission.

Oct
24
Tue
John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Oct 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
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 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 Nomad World Pub
Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 12:00 am

A Madison institution for over 15 years, this jam session features some of the city’s finest jazz musicians. Instrumentalists, vocalists, emcees and poets are encouraged to sit-in for a fun night of collaborative music.

For more info on special guests and theme nights please visit us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNewBreedJazzJam

Ted Keys Trio @ Alchemy Cafe
Oct 24 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 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
[MAP]

Oct
25
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
Oct 25 @ 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

Johnny Chimes
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 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]

UW Jazz Orchestra and Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble @ Memorial Union
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The UWJO workshops and performs music ranging from classic big band repertoire to contemporary and cutting-edge concert jazz music by today’s leading jazz composers.  The all student Afro-Cuban group is a small jazz ensemble performing music of the Latin-American jazz diaspora, with an emphasis on the rhythmic traditions of Cuba. 7:30pm, UW Memorial Union, Fredric March Play Circle, Mead Witter School of Music.  Free admission.

 

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