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  • January 28th, 2018 – Jazz Stars of the Future

    The Madison Jazz Society kicks off its 2018 spring concert series at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main, Fitchburg, from 1-4 p.m. The concert features high school jazz bands from Beloit Memorial (Christopher Behrens, director), Sun Prairie, (Steve Sveum, director) and Verona (Paul Heinecke, director).  All proceeds go to the music departments of...

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  • February 2nd, 2018 – Hobby Horse

    Spearheading the new Italian jazz scene, Hobby Horse brings their progressive/experimental/crossover repertoire to the Arts + Literature Laboratory.  Featuring Dan Kinzelman (winds, percussion), Joe Rehmer (bass, harmonium), and Stefano Tamorrino (drums) with each member contributing to voice and electronics. 2021 Winnebago St., 8pm.  $10 in advance/$12 at the door. More info

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  • February 2nd-3rd, 2018 – Midwinter Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest

    Time again to warm up a cold February weekend with some smoking hot and passionate gypsy jazz at the Brink Lounge. An all-star lineup includes Harmonious Wail, Gonzalo Bergara, Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan, Don Stiernberg, Garden City Hot Club w/Steve Jones. 701 E. Washington Ave, Friday & Saturday 7:30pm.  $35.00 admission. Friday Feb. 2, 2018 7:30pm –...

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  • February 10th, 2018 – Greg Ward Trio

    The Chicago-based trio features acclaimed saxophonist and composer Greg Ward II, bassist Dennis Carroll, and drummer Greg Artry performing original compositions and a standard jazz repertoire with exciting modernity. Arts + Literature Laboratory, 2021 Winnebago St.  8pm. $12 in advance/$15 at the door.  More info

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Jazz Calendar

Jan
23
Tue
Alison Margaret
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sara Bareilles tribute. $6.

John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
Jan 23 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 24 @ 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]

Jan
24
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 24 @ 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]

Jan
25
Thu
John Christensen @ Twist
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
John Christensen Combo
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Every Thursday the Twist Bar and Grill hosts free live music from 5p-7p during our fantastic happy hour. The John Christensen Combo harkens back to times when cool jazz and romantic standards eased listeners troubles away. Come swing and enjoy the musical dialogue that the finest musicians of Madison has to offer.

Ken Wheaton (acoustic guitar) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Jan 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

Jim Erickson – piano jazz @ Louisianne's
Jan 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

[MAP]

Jazz Jam @ Zuzu Cafe
Jan 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
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

$5 donation. Last Thursdays most months.

Jan
26
Fri
Bob Kerwin & Doug Brown
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bob Kerwin & Doug Brown

Saxophone and guitar jazz duo. Get there early for lounge seating (the music is hard to hear in the main dining room). No cover.

For more info about our duo visit:
http://bobkerwinmusic.com/

website for Delaney’s: http://www.experiencedelaneys.com/

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

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

Phone
608-831-1929

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

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Johnny Widdicombe (bass) +
Jan 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

 

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