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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...
Iconic Madison-based pianist-composer and Renaissance man Ben Sidran is back with another summer of Tuesday night “Salons for Secular Humanists, Arch Democrats and Free Thinkers.” The series starts on June 6th and will run every week through August 22nd except for 8/15 (when the Darren Sterud Orchestra will sub while Ben is on tour). For all but the finale on 8/22, Ben’s band-mates for the series will be guitarist Louka Patenaude, bassist Nick Moran and drummer Todd Hammes. And on 8/22, Ben will perform with his touring band (including members from Europe, New York, Minneapolis and Detroit). Free admission for all but 8/22. Start time on 8/22 is 6:30 PM, with a 5:30 PM start time for all other salon nights. Nomad World Pub, 418 East Wilson Street.
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
Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm
Five Points Jazz Collective
When: Weekly on Tuesday @ 9:00pm
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.
The Mason Lounge
416 S. Park Street
Cost: no cover
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
When: Weekly on Tuesday @ 10:00pm
1980 Atwood Ave. , Madison , WI 53704
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
Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm
Gypsy Swing Open Jam
When: Weekly on Wednesday @ 8:30pm
Weekly acoustic jam in gypsy swing.
Brocach Monroe, 1843 Monroe St
8:30-closing, free. It’s every Wednesday
Brocach Irish Pub-Monroe Street
1843 Monroe St. , Madison , WI 53711
Led by vocalist Megan Levy, the band plays jazz and blues from the 1930s through the 1950s with authenticity and verve. They cover songs by artists such as Billie Holiday, Nat Cole, Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, Ella Mae Morse, Julie London, Ella Fitzgerald, and Anita O’Day, along with originals from their upcoming CD, “21st Century Blues & Ballads.”
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
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
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
Music: Clubs: jazz piano
When: 12/04/14 @ 6:00pm
Jim Erickson will be playing jazz piano Thursday nights. 6 pm, no cover.
Usually closed on Thanksgiving.
No shows 12/25 & 1/1.
Louisianne’s, Etc., Middleton
7464 Hubbard Ave. , Middleton , WI 53562
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
The quartet features musicians from Chicago, Milwaukee and the Twin Cities
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
Vocalist Megan Moran with hubby Nick Moran on bass. Free admission.
Every Fri and Sat @ Louisianne’s 6:30 -9 pm