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  • The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Spring “InDIGenous Jazz” Concert Series

    The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Spring “InDIGenous Jazz” Concert Series to Launch on March 10th at Madison’s Central Library Concerts of fresh original music, in a great listening room, with no cover charge.  That’s what music fans will find in the beautiful glass-enclosed third floor space in Madison’s Central Library on four Friday evenings...

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  • April 27th, 2017 – Johannes Wallmann Quintet Featuring Linda Oh

    As part of her  residency at UW-Madison, bassist Linda Oh will perform this concert with Jazz Studies Director and pianist Johannes Wallmann and a band that includes trumpeter Russ Johnson, saxophonist Les Thimmig, and Chicago-based drummer Jon Deitemeyer.  8:00 PM, UW Memorial Union’s Frederic March Play Circle.  Free admission.

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  • April 28th, 2017 – Bassist Linda Oh With The UW High School Honors Jazz Band And UW Jazz Orchestra

    Linda Oh wraps up her UW-Madison residency in performances with the School of Music’s student big band and the big band that’s the School’s jazz equivalent of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, founded by Jazz Studies Director Johannes Wallmann and currently attracting 20 students from 8 high schools in 3 southern Wisconsin counties. 8:00...

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  • April 28-30th, 2017 – 29th Annual Capital City Jazz Fest

    Presented by Madison Jazz Society, this year’s Fest features performances by the Bria Skonberg Quintet, Bob Schulz’ Frisco Jazz Band, the Vache-Coots-Trick Trio, and the piano duo of Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi. All four bands will perform at each of the Fest’s four sessions: Session 1: Friday, 4/28, 6:30 – 11:00 PM Session...

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  • May 4th, 2017 – UW Black Music Ensemble

    Formerly directed by now-retired Professor Richard Davis, this self-managed collective of student vocalists and instrumentalists presents its final concert of the Spring semester.  The BME is devoted to studying the music of Black composers, especially jazz composers.  8:30 PM, UW Memorial Union Play Circle.  Free admission.

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  • May 5th, 2017 – UW Jazz Composers Group

    The Spring jazz season at Tandem Press wraps up with a two-set concert by this ensemble of UW student musicians, directed by Professor Les Thimmig, that focuses primarily on performance of student compositions. 5:00 PM, 1743 Commercial Avenue (just east of North Sherman, on Madison’s near North Side). Free admission.

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  • May 6th, 2017 – Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest On-The-Road

    Madison’s eminent and beloved trio Harmonious Wail, www.wail.com, teams up with the trio led by Argentina-born guitarist Gonzalo Bergara, http://sroartists.com/artists/gonzalobergara/, for a rich evening of contemporary acoustic music influenced by European gypsy musicians and that embraces the sounds and rhythms of continental jazz, swing, Latin, and the Hot Club de France. Pushing the boundaries...

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Jazz Calendar

Apr
28
Fri
Gerri DiMaggio @ Nomad World Pub
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Free admission

29th Annual Capital City Jazz Fest Session I @ Wyndham Garden Hotel Fitchburg
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Presented by Madison Jazz Society, this year’s Fest features performances by the Bria Skonberg Quintet, Bob Schulz’ Frisco Jazz Band, the Vache-Coots-Trick Trio, and the piano duo of Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi. All four bands will perform at each of the Fest’s four sessions:

•Session 1: Friday, 4/28, 6:30 – 11:00 PM
•Session 2: Saturday, 4/29, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
•Session 3: Saturday, 4/29, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
•Session 4: Sunday, 4/20, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

The Fest also offers two Sunday morning jazz worship services, one at the Fest venue and the other at First United Methodist Church. For information about tickets and the featured bands, visit http://www.madisonjazz.com/event/29th-annual-capital-city-jazz-fest-2017/, or call (608) 850-5400 (9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, CST). The Fest venue is the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main at Fish Hatchery Road, in Fitchburg.

John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Apr
29
Sat
29th Annual Capital City Jazz Fest Session II @ Wyndham Garden Hotel Fitchburg
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Presented by Madison Jazz Society, this year’s Fest features performances by the Bria Skonberg Quintet, Bob Schulz’ Frisco Jazz Band, the Vache-Coots-Trick Trio, and the piano duo of Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi. All four bands will perform at each of the Fest’s four sessions:

•Session 1: Friday, 4/28, 6:30 – 11:00 PM
•Session 2: Saturday, 4/29, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
•Session 3: Saturday, 4/29, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
•Session 4: Sunday, 4/20, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

The Fest also offers two Sunday morning jazz worship services, one at the Fest venue and the other at First United Methodist Church. For information about tickets and the featured bands, visit http://www.madisonjazz.com/event/29th-annual-capital-city-jazz-fest-2017/, or call (608) 850-5400 (9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, CST). The Fest venue is the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main at Fish Hatchery Road, in Fitchburg.

29th Annual Capital City Jazz Fest Session III @ Wyndham Garden Hotel Fitchburg
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Presented by Madison Jazz Society, this year’s Fest features performances by the Bria Skonberg Quintet, Bob Schulz’ Frisco Jazz Band, the Vache-Coots-Trick Trio, and the piano duo of Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi. All four bands will perform at each of the Fest’s four sessions:

•Session 1: Friday, 4/28, 6:30 – 11:00 PM
•Session 2: Saturday, 4/29, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
•Session 3: Saturday, 4/29, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
•Session 4: Sunday, 4/20, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

The Fest also offers two Sunday morning jazz worship services, one at the Fest venue and the other at First United Methodist Church. For information about tickets and the featured bands, visit http://www.madisonjazz.com/event/29th-annual-capital-city-jazz-fest-2017/, or call (608) 850-5400 (9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, CST). The Fest venue is the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main at Fish Hatchery Road, in Fitchburg.

Johnny Chimes
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Johnny Widdicombe (bass) + (piano)
Apr 29 @ 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) + Cliff Frederiksen (guitar)
Apr 29 @ 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

Apr
30
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
Apr 30 @ 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

29th Annual Capital City Jazz Fest Session IV @ Wyndham Garden Hotel Fitchburg
Apr 30 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Presented by Madison Jazz Society, this year’s Fest features performances by the Bria Skonberg Quintet, Bob Schulz’ Frisco Jazz Band, the Vache-Coots-Trick Trio, and the piano duo of Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi. All four bands will perform at each of the Fest’s four sessions:

•Session 1: Friday, 4/28, 6:30 – 11:00 PM
•Session 2: Saturday, 4/29, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
•Session 3: Saturday, 4/29, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
•Session 4: Sunday, 4/20, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

The Fest also offers two Sunday morning jazz worship services, one at the Fest venue and the other at First United Methodist Church. For information about tickets and the featured bands, visit http://www.madisonjazz.com/event/29th-annual-capital-city-jazz-fest-2017/, or call (608) 850-5400 (9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, CST). The Fest venue is the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main at Fish Hatchery Road, in Fitchburg.

Michael BB Trio @ Sequoya Library
Apr 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Pianist Michael Butkus-Bomier and his trio mates, bassist John Schaffer and Greg Marsh on drums, bring their many years of jazz experience to bear on improvisational renditions of the Great American Songbook and Michael’s original compositions. Free admission. http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/sequoya-jazz.

May
1
Mon
Sun Prairie High School Jazz
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
May
2
Tue
John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble @ Nomad World Pub
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Free admission

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
May 2 @ 9:00 pm – May 3 @ 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
May 2 @ 9:00 pm – May 3 @ 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
May 2 @ 10:00 pm – May 3 @ 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]

May
3
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
May 3 @ 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

 

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