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    May
    25
    Thu
    Ken Wheaton (acoustic guitar) @ Liliana's Restaurant
    May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    Ken Wheaton performs acoustic fingerstyle renditions of pop, jazz, blues, contemporary, and original music with strong vocal stylings.

    He just loves to play to a great audience, and his warm enthusiasm is contagious.

    His favorite place to play is on our garden patio when the weather is nice, so come visit us some beautiful Thursday evening and let him serenade you.

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

    Michael Hanson Jazz Group
    May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Otto’s Restaurant and Bar, on Madison’s Westside, 6405 Mineral Point Road, presents THE MICHAEL HANSON JAZZ GROUP every Thursday, 5/25-8/31, 5:30-7:30 pm. Reservations suggested– No cover. 274-4044

    Schedule:

    THURSDAY 25 May: Michael Hanson, Drums; Harris Lemberg, keyboard; John Widdicombe, Bass

    THURSDAY 1 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums; Cliff Frederiksen, guitar;John Widdicombe, Bass

    THURSDAY 8 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums; Dave Stoler, keyboard; John Widdicombe, Bass

    THURSDAY 15 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums;Brian Witte, keyboard;Angela Babler, vocals; John Widdicombe, Bass

    THURSDAY 22 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums; Harris Lemberg, keyboard; John Widdicombe, Bass

    THURSDAY 29 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums; Cliff Frederiksen, guitar; John Widdicombe, Bass

    THURSDAY 13 JULY: Michael Hanson, Drums; Cliff Frederiksen, guitar; John Widdicombe, Bass

    THURSDAY 20 JULY: Michael Hanson, Drums; Steve Banik, keyboard; Angela Babler, vocals; John Widdicombe, Bass

    THURSDAY 10 AUGUST: Michael Hanson, Drums; Cliff Frederiksen, guitar; John Widdicombe, Bass

    THURSDAY 17 AUGUST: Michael Hanson, Drums; Brian Witte, keyboard; Angela Babler, vocals; John Widdicombe, Bass

    THURSDAY 24 AUGUST: Michael Hanson, Drums; Dave Stoler, keyaboard; John Widdicombe, Bass

    THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER:Michael Hanson, Drums;Cliff Frederiksen, guitar; John Widdicombe, Bass

    Jim Erickson – piano jazz @ Louisianne's
    May 25 @ 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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    Madison College Big Band @ Capital Brewery & Bier Garten
    May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Five Points Jazz Collective
    May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Free/donations.

    Jazz Jam @ Zuzu Cafe
    May 25 @ 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
    May 25 @ 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

    May
    26
    Fri
    Jon Hoel Trio @ Nomad World Pub
    May 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Free admission

    John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
    May 26 @ 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
    May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

    Phone
    608-831-1929

    Jazz Ahead Big Band @ The Brink Lounge
    May 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    This 16-piece big band plays a mix of music from the 1930s to contemporary artists like Chicago and Stevie Wonder. https://www.reverbnation.com/jazzahead

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

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

    Phone
    608-831-1929

    Johnny Widdicombe (bass) + Paul Filipowicz (guitar)
    May 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

    Jodi Jean Amble Quartet @ Cafe Coda
    May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    A recent transplant to Madison from the vibrant Chicago music scene, vocalist Jodi Jean Amble traces her artistic roots to musical theater and opera. A classically-trained vocalist, she has found her way into modern genres including jazz, country, rockabilly, bossa nova, and pop. For this concert, she will perform with a trio that includes guitarist and fellow Chicagoan Aylon Samouha, https://www.jodijean.com/jodi-jean-and-aylon-samouha, Madison’s own John Christensen on bass, and Rodrigo Villanueva on drums. http://cafecodamusic.com/.

    Charlie Painter Trio
    May 27 @ 10:00 pm – May 28 @ 12:00 am
    May
    28
    Sun
    Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
    May 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

    Jackie Allen Quartet @ Cafe Coda
    May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Vocalist Jackie Allen, www.jackieallen.com/, will be joined by her hubby Hans Sturm on bass, pianist Johannes Wallmann, and Dane Richeson on the drums, for this CD concert. Jackie and Hans, both former Madisonians, are now living and working in Lincoln NE where they teach at the University of Nebraska (Hans) and Doane College (Jackie). Influenced by jazz, folk, and pop singers, Jackie is perhaps best known for her interpretations of classic jazz ballads and her transformation of contemporary tunes. Expect to hear lots of songs from Jackie’s new CD (her 12th), “Rose Fingered Dawn,” all of them composed for her by Hans. http://cafecodamusic.com/.

    May
    30
    Tue
    John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
    May 30 @ 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

    Dave Larson Jazz Quintet
    May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Live jazz.

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

    Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

    Phone
    608-831-1929

     

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