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  • November 29th, 2017 – UW Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble and Contemporary Jazz Ensemble

    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.  The Contemporary Jazz Ensemble is a small jazz group performing modern mainstream jazz repertoire from the last two decades (such as compositions by Dave Douglas, Terence Blanchard, Kenny...

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  • November 30th, 2017 – UW Black Music Ensemble

    UW’s Black Music Ensemble is a small collection of both vocalists and instrumentalists devoted to studying the music of black composers; namely, jazz composers. UW Memorial Union, Fredric March Play Circle.  8:30pm. Free admission.

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  • December 1st, 2017 – UW Jazz Composers Group

    A small jazz ensemble focused primarily on student compositions directed by Les Thimmig. Tandem Press, 1743 Commercial Ave (just east of Sherman), Madison, 5pm. Free admission.

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  • December 2nd, 2017 – UW-MMSD Jazz Festival Concert

    The UW and Madison Metropolitan School District jazz festival will conclude the day-long festivities with an evening concert directed by Johannes Wallmann. UW Music Hall, Mead Witter School of Music.  6pm.  Free admission.

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  • December 2nd, 2017 – Brad Mehldau Trio

    According to The New York Times, Brad Mehldau is “the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years.” As an improviser and spontaneous artist, his compositions are expressive and thoughtful. The first jazz musician to hold a residency at Carnegie Hall, Brad Mehldau continues to be one of the most highly esteemed jazz...

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  • December 5th, 2017 – UW Jazz Standards Ensemble and Blue Note Ensemble

    The Jazz Standards ensemble is a small jazz group performing music from the classic jazz repertoire.  The Blue Note Ensemble 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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Jazz Calendar

Nov
22
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
Nov 22 @ 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
Nov 22 @ 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
Nov 22 @ 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
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Clay Lyons, John Christensen & Miguel McQuade @ North Street Cabaret
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

$10 cover.

Latin Fest @ Liquid
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 2:00 am

Hosted by the Puerto Rican Relief Fund for South Central Wisconsin.

Tickets $20.

Nov
23
Thu
Jim Erickson – piano jazz @ Louisianne's
Nov 23 @ 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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Jazz Jam @ Zuzu Cafe
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz Jam

Zuzu Cafe 1336 Drake St., Madison, Wisconsin 53715

7-9 pm Thursdays. All jazz performers are welcome.

LocationZuzu Cafe 1336 Drake St., Madison, Wisconsin 53715 View Map

Phone 608-260-9898

Madison Jazz Orchestra @ Brink Lounge
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Madison Jazz Orchestra

$5. Lats Thursdays most months. Sets at 7:30 and 9 pm.

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

Phone
608-661-8599

– See more at: http://www.isthmus.com/events/madison-jazz-orchestra_1/#sthash.uJoIJPwY.dpuf

Jon Wade Duo @ Madison's
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Pianist Jon Wade takes the stage every other Thursday night in this new jazz series at Madison’s. No cover charge.

Nov
24
Fri
Johnny Chimes
Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Marilyn Fisher (vocals) and Dan Barker (keyboard) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Nov 24 @ 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

Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Band @ North Street Cabaret
Nov 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Band brings their infectious and danceable sound to The North Street Cabaret, one of Madison’s hippest new east side venues, and just in time to dance off that Thanksgiving meal. The band will feature vibraphonist Tommy Mattioli, so you can expect some of those authentic Cal Tjader tunes that helped make the band one of Madison’s most popular jazz groups for almost twenty years. The North Street Cabaret features an extensive drink and food menu with a well trained and attentive staff. Time to ring in the holidays “clave style” with a little help from the band. See you there!

$10 cover

North Street Cabaret

Nov
25
Sat
Dave Larson Jazz Quintet
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live jazz.

Johnny Chimes
Nov 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Larry Stout (keyboard) and Cliff Frederiksen (guitar)
Nov 25 @ 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

Nov
26
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
Nov 26 @ 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

All That Jazz Quintet @ Sequoya Library
Nov 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The last November Sunday Jazz at Sequoya concert presents the All That Jazz Quintet featuring Steve Morgan, keyboards/guitar; Larry Livingston, drums; David Melnick, bass; Dave Rice, soprano/alto/tenor sax; and Rick Lemon, trumpet/flugelhorn.  They perform jazz standards from the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s.

4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison.  1:30pm. Free admission.

Nov
27
Mon
Work Friends CD release show @ Art In
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Work Friends is a collaborative quintet which sources its compositional material from all five members. Drawing equally from the jazz tradition and DIY rock culture, the group creates original music that is wide-ranging and highly personal. The quintet met and recorded their debut EP in Appleton, WI, and are embarking on a release tour in celebration of the new record. Please swing by the Art In to check the group out- interesting and exciting sounds await; https://workfriends.bandcamp.com/releases

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

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

 

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