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  • August 20th, 2017 – Mary Stallings

    One of the great voices in jazz history, vocalist Mary Stallings is returning to Madison to headline the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s annual “Jazz Junction” fundraiser in the intimate setting of Studio 1 at Full Compass on Sunday afternoon, August 20th, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Called by the New York Times “perhaps the...

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  • August 18th, 2017 – Patrick Sheng At Terrace After Dark

    Patrick Sheng is a jazz saxophonist, composer, and educator currently serving as the Director of Instrumental Jazz Studies at Long Beach City College in Long Beach, CA. As a performer, Patrick has played all over the world as a professional musician, and has shared the stage with jazz artists such as Ernie Watts, Joey...

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  • August 25th, 2017 – Alison Margaret Sings Sara Bareilles At Terrace After Dark

    Alison Margaret, Madison’s popular jazz singer, arranger, composer, and pianist will light up the Wisconsin Union Terrace with her interpretations of acclaimed Broadway/Pop composer, Sara Bareilles. Bareilles has earned several Grammy nominations for her compositions, as well as a Tony nomination for “Best Original Score” for the current Broadway hit, “Waitress.” Performance begins at...

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  • September 8th, 2017 – Strollin’ Middleton

    The Jazz Consortium’s popular Strollin’ series returns to Middleton with six venues hosting roughly 7 hours of continuous and stylistically-varied live jazz, with no cover charges. One of the highlights this year will be the world premiere performance by Panchromatic Steel, our community’s first improvising Caribbean steel pan band, of a new work by...

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Jazz Calendar

Aug
16
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
Aug 16 @ 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
Aug 16 @ 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
Aug 16 @ 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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Major Vistas @ Central Park
Aug 16 @ 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Central Park Sessions present a second set by the melodious trio of keyboardist Mike Weiser, guitarist Chris Bucheit, and drummer Geoff Brady, in the Beer/Wine Tent. Free admission.

Chicago Yestet with Rob Dz @ The Brink Lounge
Aug 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

If you didn’t get enough of this fabulous band at Central Park Sessions, check them out at The Brink. The Chicago Yestet is a 13-piece band led by Madison expatriate trombonist Joel Adams. They play original, groove-based, jazz-folk music that includes some of the best improvising musicians in Chicago, some spoken word, and a great vocalist. In addition to Adams, the band members include Nick Mazzarella – alto | Chris Madsen – tenor | Geof Bradfield – tenor Chuck Parrish – trumpet | Russ Johnson – trumpet Tom Garling – trombone | Joel Adams – trombone Mike Allemana – guitar | Rob Clearfield – piano | Clark Sommers – bass | Xavier Breaker – drums l Rob Dz – spoken word | LaShera Moore – vocals. $10.00 cover.

Aug
17
Thu
John Moulder Organ Quintet @ Central Park - South Ingersoll Street
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Chicago-based guitarist John Moulder and his organ trio, with Vijay Tellis-Nayak on the Hammond B3 and Lawrence University’s great percussionist Dane Richeson, lit up the Brink Lounge this past Spring during Madison Music Collective’s “Jazz on a Sunday” series. For this Central Park Sessions performance, the trio will be joined by local stand-outs Darren Sterud on trombone and Al Falaschi on alto saxophone. Free admission.

Ken Wheaton (acoustic guitar) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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

Jon Wade Jazz Trio @ Madison's
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Performance is in the lower level bar

Richard Hildner, Nick Moran, Tony Barba & Juancho Martinez
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thursdays: Latin Jazz Session

CODA celebrates the contemporary and explosive sounds of the Latin jazz idiom featuring Richard Hildner, Nick Moran, Tony Barba and Juancho Martinez each week. The evening will highlight these local Latin jazz luminaries coming together, sometimes joined by others, to make magic moments of Latin rhythms and melodies. A Latin dance lesson at 8:00 begins the evening followed by live music. Cover $5

Aug
18
Fri
John Widdicombe & Cliff Frederiksen
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Doug Brown (guitar) and Jodi Jean Amble (vocals) @ Liliana's
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Hanson Family Jazz Band` @ Liliana's Restaurant
Aug 18 @ 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
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Aug
19
Sat
Johnny Chimes
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Johnny Widdicombe (bass) + (piano)
Aug 19 @ 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) + Stan Godfriaux (piano)
Aug 19 @ 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

Cliff Frederiksen Trio @ The Brink Lounge
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Iconic guitarist-vocalist Cliff Frederiksen’s music spans jazz, blues, rock and contemporary, and his career spans from local gigs to performances with Ike & Tina Turner. Cliff’s trio includes his brother Kevin and Mike Turk.

 

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