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Mar
30
Thu
Vocalist Gerri DiMaggio @ Twist Bar & Grill
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Johnny Chimes
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Johnny Chimes

Location
Bayou 117 S. Butler St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703 View Map

Phone
608-294-9404

Ken Wheaton (acoustic guitar) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Mar 30 @ 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
Mar 30 @ 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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Clay Jenkins with the UW Jazz Orchestra & Delavan-Darien High School Jazz Ensemble @ the Play Circle, Wisconsin Union Theater
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Free and unticketed event in the Wisconsin Union Theater’s beautiful Play Circle (2nd floor)

The UW JAZZ ORCHESTRA was established in 1968 by trombone professor Allen Chase. Its directors have included bassist Richard Davis, saxophonist Les Thimmig, trombonist Claude Cailliet, and trumpeter Jim Doherty. The Orchestra, now under the direction of UW Madison Director of Jazz Studies Johannes Wallmann, workshops and performs music ranging from the classic big band repertoire to contemporary and cutting-edge concert jazz music by today’s leading jazz composers. Performers in the 2016-2017 UW Jazz Orchestra include Nicholas Berkhout, Melonie Wright, Rachel Heuer, Nate France, Patrick Specht (saxophones); Kris Gilmore, Matthew Grinde, Rachael Stein, Travis Drow, Nicole Gray (trumpets); Michael Madden, Noah Guidry, Shawn Zhou, Rohan Daruwala (trombones); Ian DeWet (guitar); Sam Moffet (piano); Isaac Surprenant (bass); John Payne and Jordan Kowalski (drums and percussion); directed by Johannes Wallmann

TRUMPETER CLAY JENKINS’ career as a jazz artist has covered a wide range of musical experiences. He attended The University of North Texas (then named North Texas State University) where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory and studied trumpet with John Haynie. Upon completion of his degree, Clay went out on the road, playing the jazz trumpet chair with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. He recorded three live albums with the Kenton Band, Artistry in Symphonic Jazz, A Time for Love, and The Lost Concerts, Vols. I & II, and was also involved with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in Residence Jazz Camps. Clay moved to Los Angeles in 1978, where he continued playing in live performances and in studio recording sessions. He also studied with the renowned trumpet teacher, James Stamp for the next two years. From Los Angeles, he toured with the big bands of Harry James, Buddy Rich, and finally, the Count Basie Orchestra. Clay earned his Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from The University of Southern California in 1993, studying trumpet with Boyde Hood. Clay began teaching at several schools, including The Foundation for the Junior Blind, The University of Southern California, California State University at Northridge, and The California Institute of the Arts. He also served as Chairman of the Music Theory Department at the Colburn School of Performing Arts from 1988 through the summer of 2000, and co-authored the theory textbook being used there and in other schools. His duties also include being on the staff of several Jim Widner Summer Jazz Camps.

Currently, Clay is an Associate Professor of Jazz Trumpet at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. He also continues to be a very active performing and recording artist. He has performed and presented clinics all over the United States and Canada, and also abroad in Japan, Italy, Korea, Germany, Portugal, Russia, and South Africa. He is a charter member of the trumpet section of the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (which has included trumpet artists Snooky Young, Bobby Bryant, Chuck Findley, Oscar Brashear, Byron Stripling, and Bijon Watson). The C.H.J.O. was the Jazz Orchestra in Residence at the Hollywood Bowl from 1999-2001. Clay’s solo recordings include: Rings, Give and Gather, Yellow Flowers After, Azure Eyes, Blues State, and the soon to be released Good Signs on the Jazz Compass label. His ensemble with co-leader Kim Richmond, has released two recordings: Range, and Look at the Time. Other artists Clay has recorded with include Milt Jackson, Harold Danko, Rich Perry, The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, “Trio East,” Billy Harper, Lyle Mays, Peter Erskine, Ray Brown, Dr. John, Bob Sheppard, Jim Widner, Eric Reed, Moacir Santos, Gary Hobbs, Bill Perkins, Joe La Barbera, John La Barbera, Pat La Barbera, Bill Cunliffe, Billy Childs, Steve Houghton, Lennie Niehaus, Ernestine Anderson, Kurt Elling, Diana Krall, and Miki Coltrane.

SPECIAL GUESTS: Delavan-Darien High School Jazz Ensemble

Fredric March Play Circle
3rd floor, Memorial Union
800 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706

Free and unticketed

Mar
31
Fri
UW Blue Note Ensemble & the UW Jazz Standards Ensemble @ Tandem Press
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The UW BLUE NOTE ENSEMBLE is a sextet under the direction of Johannes Wallmann, whose focus for the 2017 spring semester is the music of Charlie “Bird” Parker and John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie. Jack Mulvey, trumpet; Nick Dietrich, alto saxophone; Steven Beda, trombone; Tyler Lustek, piano; Jack Bryant, bass; Lily Finnegan, drums.

The JAZZ STANDARDS ENSEMBLE, under the direction of John Wm. Schaffer, performs music from the standard jazz repertoire, often in new arrangements. Jordan Foster, trumpet; Allie Donhowe, alto sax; Nathan Barrett, trombone; Matt Wawiorka, guitar; Luke Leavitt, piano; Liam Patton, drums; John Schaffer bass

UW Tandem Press
1743 Commercial Ave
Madison, WI 53704

Free and unticketed

East High Jazz Dinner Dance Fundraiser @ Madison Turner Hall
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Jazz Dinner Dance is an evening filled with music performed by the East High Jazz Band, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Combos and special guests. The event features a dinner, silent auction, raffle, and dancing that bring together music loving students, families and community members.

Hosted by East High Band Parents Group, this is the band’s main fundraiser. Your attendance at the event helps to cover costs of band uniforms, instruments, private lessons, and UW music camp scholarships.

Consider supporting the East High School Music program through this event by joining us for a delicious meal from Upstairs Downstairs catering, a silent auction, and a full night of music played by East High musicians.

Schedule for the evening:
5:15 doors open
5:30 Music begins
6:30 Dinner begins
7:30 Dance only ticket holders arrive
9:00 Silent auction closes
9:15 Music ends

“Dance only” tickets are also available (from your student or through the payment site). Children are welcome and encouraged!

YOU MUST PURCHASE DINNER TICKETS IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT. DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, MARCH 28.

To buy your ticket click here:
https://squareup.com/store/jazz-dinner-dance
Please make a note at the bottom of the form if you want to be seated at a table with anyone other than the tickets you are purchasing. All attempts will be made to honor those requests.

If you purchase a table please be sure to list your dinner choices in the Notes section at the payment site.

If you prefer to pay with a check, print off the enclosed form, fill it out and send with your check written to Madison East High School. Send c/o Lori Seaborne, 2806 Center Ave. Madison, WI 53704.

Invite your friends and see you there!

Johnny Chimes
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Marilyn Fisher, Steve Waugh, and Ken Kuehl @ Liliana's Restaurant
Mar 31 @ 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

Old Black Joe & The 3rd Rail Sparks @ Cafe Coda
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill @ Overture Center for the Arts
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presented by Capital City Theatre (Madison’s professional, Equity, musical theatre company), www.capitalcitytheatre.org/, this Tony award-winning musical recreates what audiences might have seen at vocalist Billie Holiday’s final concert, just before her death in 1959. The show will be performed in a cabaret-style seating arrangement (with bar service) at Overture Center’s Wisconsin Studio, with Tracey Conyer Lee in the lead role, http://www.traceyconyerlee.com/, telling Billie’s story through true vignettes and old jazz standards. Her band will include pianist Kenney M. Green and Madison’s John Christensen on bass and Joey B. Banks at the drums. http://www.overture.org/events/lady-day.

Apr
1
Sat
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill @ Overture Center for the Arts
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by Capital City Theatre (Madison’s professional, Equity, musical theatre company), www.capitalcitytheatre.org/, this Tony award-winning musical recreates what audiences might have seen at vocalist Billie Holiday’s final concert, just before her death in 1959. The show will be performed in a cabaret-style seating arrangement (with bar service) at Overture Center’s Wisconsin Studio, with Tracey Conyer Lee in the lead role, http://www.traceyconyerlee.com/, telling Billie’s story through true vignettes and old jazz standards. Her band will include pianist Kenney M. Green and Madison’s John Christensen on bass and Joey B. Banks at the drums. http://www.overture.org/events/lady-day.

Johnny Chimes
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Johnny Widdicombe (bass) + Dan Barker (piano)
Apr 1 @ 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

Madison College Big Band Benefit Concert @ Madison Area Technical College Commons
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Under the direction of trombonist Jamie Kember, the Madison College Big Band will perform repertoire they have chosen to showcase in Germany this coming June (6/15-27) during their German Sister Communities Tour that will help deepen our region’s connections with Madison’s sister city (Freiburg), Dane County’s sister county (Landkreis Kassel), and Wisconsin’s sister state. In Freiburg, the band will conduct master classes and workshops for young musicians and give public performances at sister community celebrations, including performances with local youth jazz orchestras. Proceeds from this concert will support this tour. While admission is free and complimentary beer, wine, and desserts will be served, donations will be accepted throughout the evening as attendees learn about the tour, witness sponsors making their gifts to support it, and experience a most enjoyable evening. 7:30 PM, The Commons in the MATC Truax Campus Main Building @ 1701 Wright Street (corner of Wright and Anderson Streets).

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill @ Overture Center for the Arts
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presented by Capital City Theatre (Madison’s professional, Equity, musical theatre company), www.capitalcitytheatre.org/, this Tony award-winning musical recreates what audiences might have seen at vocalist Billie Holiday’s final concert, just before her death in 1959. The show will be performed in a cabaret-style seating arrangement (with bar service) at Overture Center’s Wisconsin Studio, with Tracey Conyer Lee in the lead role, http://www.traceyconyerlee.com/, telling Billie’s story through true vignettes and old jazz standards. Her band will include pianist Kenney M. Green and Madison’s John Christensen on bass and Joey B. Banks at the drums. http://www.overture.org/events/lady-day.

Marilyn Crispell Solo Piano Concert @ Cafe Coda
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

With family in the Greater Madison area, there’s always a chance of pianist performing here, and Café Coda is pouncing on the opportunity this time. Ms. Crispell has been a composer and performer of contemporary improvised music since 1978. A member of the Anthony Braxton Quartet and Reggie Workman Ensemble for 10 years, she has performed and recorded extensively as a soloist and with players on the American and international jazz scene and worked with dancers, poets, film-makers and visual artists. She has also received three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust composition commission. New York Times music critic Jon Pareles says, “Hearing Marilyn Crispell play solo piano is like monitoring an active volcano. She is one of a very few pianists who rise to the challenge of free jazz.” Check out her take on John Coltrane’s “Dear Lord” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sisuKoc87U. For advance sale tickets, contact Susan Fox, (608) 251-8565, susanmfox777@gmail.com.

Charlie Painter & Friends @ Mezze
Apr 1 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 2 @ 12:00 am

Charlie Painter & Friends

Mezze 414 W. Gilman St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703

First & third Saturdays from 9 pm-1 am.

LocationMezze 414 W. Gilman St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703 View Map

Event Category Music

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Phone 608-255-8172

Apr
2
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
Apr 2 @ 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

Madison Jazz Jam @ The Rigby
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Madison Jazz Jam continues to meet at The Rigby, 119 E. Main St. We have a room on the second floor with a stage and great sight lines.

Please join us for great bands, music, fun, and camaraderie. See our website at www.madisonjazzjam.org for a schedule listing house band members for each session, a description of the jam, and for first set jammers, the designated tune for that week.

Location
The Rigby 119 E. Main St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703 View Map

Event Categories
Music

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