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  • The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Spring “InDIGenous Jazz” Concert Series

    The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Spring “InDIGenous Jazz” Concert Series to Launch on March 10th at Madison’s Central Library Concerts of fresh original music, in a great listening room, with no cover charge.  That’s what music fans will find in the beautiful glass-enclosed third floor space in Madison’s Central Library on four Friday evenings...

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  • April 28th, 2017 – Bassist Linda Oh With The UW High School Honors Jazz Band And UW Jazz Orchestra

    Linda Oh wraps up her UW-Madison residency in performances with the School of Music’s student big band and the big band that’s the School’s jazz equivalent of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, founded by Jazz Studies Director Johannes Wallmann and currently attracting 20 students from 8 high schools in 3 southern Wisconsin counties. 8:00...

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  • April 28-30th, 2017 – 29th Annual Capital City Jazz Fest

    Presented by Madison Jazz Society, this year’s Fest features performances by the Bria Skonberg Quintet, Bob Schulz’ Frisco Jazz Band, the Vache-Coots-Trick Trio, and the piano duo of Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi. All four bands will perform at each of the Fest’s four sessions: Session 1: Friday, 4/28, 6:30 – 11:00 PM Session...

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  • May 4th, 2017 – UW Black Music Ensemble

    Formerly directed by now-retired Professor Richard Davis, this self-managed collective of student vocalists and instrumentalists presents its final concert of the Spring semester.  The BME is devoted to studying the music of Black composers, especially jazz composers.  8:30 PM, UW Memorial Union Play Circle.  Free admission.

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  • May 5th, 2017 – UW Jazz Composers Group

    The Spring jazz season at Tandem Press wraps up with a two-set concert by this ensemble of UW student musicians, directed by Professor Les Thimmig, that focuses primarily on performance of student compositions. 5:00 PM, 1743 Commercial Avenue (just east of North Sherman, on Madison’s near North Side). Free admission.

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  • May 6th, 2017 – Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest On-The-Road

    Madison’s eminent and beloved trio Harmonious Wail, www.wail.com, teams up with the trio led by Argentina-born guitarist Gonzalo Bergara, http://sroartists.com/artists/gonzalobergara/, for a rich evening of contemporary acoustic music influenced by European gypsy musicians and that embraces the sounds and rhythms of continental jazz, swing, Latin, and the Hot Club de France. Pushing the boundaries...

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Jazz Calendar

Apr
30
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
Apr 30 @ 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

29th Annual Capital City Jazz Fest Session IV @ Wyndham Garden Hotel Fitchburg
Apr 30 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Presented by Madison Jazz Society, this year’s Fest features performances by the Bria Skonberg Quintet, Bob Schulz’ Frisco Jazz Band, the Vache-Coots-Trick Trio, and the piano duo of Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi. All four bands will perform at each of the Fest’s four sessions:

•Session 1: Friday, 4/28, 6:30 – 11:00 PM
•Session 2: Saturday, 4/29, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
•Session 3: Saturday, 4/29, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
•Session 4: Sunday, 4/20, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

The Fest also offers two Sunday morning jazz worship services, one at the Fest venue and the other at First United Methodist Church. For information about tickets and the featured bands, visit http://www.madisonjazz.com/event/29th-annual-capital-city-jazz-fest-2017/, or call (608) 850-5400 (9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, CST). The Fest venue is the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main at Fish Hatchery Road, in Fitchburg.

Michael BB Trio @ Sequoya Library
Apr 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Pianist Michael Butkus-Bomier and his trio mates, bassist John Schaffer and Greg Marsh on drums, bring their many years of jazz experience to bear on improvisational renditions of the Great American Songbook and Michael’s original compositions. Free admission. http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/sequoya-jazz.

May
1
Mon
Sun Prairie High School Jazz
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
May
2
Tue
John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble’s Fundraiser for Prairie Music & Arts Jazz Program @ Nomad World Pub
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tonight’s performance is a benefit for the jazz program at Prairie Music & Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit community music school based in Sun Prairie where trumpeter Paul Dietrich does some teaching.

Prairie Music & Arts’ jazz program offers private lessons, beginning improvisation classes and, as of this year, a middle school-level jazz combo. They also just finished hosting, for the second year, the Prairie Music & Arts Jazz Series, a series of concerts and clinics that brings in some of the Midwest’s best jazz talent to play concerts and interact with students in educational sessions. Our lineup this past year featured Madison stalwart Paul Hastil, Milwaukee’s Jamie Breiwick and Mark Davis, two of that city’s most sought after jazz musicians, and the Chicago trio Twin Talk.

The Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble performs monthly at the Nomad during the school year (this is our last performance before taking the summer off) and performs entirely modern big band music. This month we’ll feature several songs that Paul has written, plus music by Patty Darling, Tom Matta, Andy Baker and Fred Sturm. The band features many of the Madison area’s very best jazz musicians.

Please consider joining us! And if you’d like to help out our program at Prairie Music but are unable to attend the concert, please make a donation by going to www.prairiemusic.org/supportpma and clicking the ‘donate’ link at the bottom of the page.

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
May 2 @ 9:00 pm – May 3 @ 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
May 2 @ 9:00 pm – May 3 @ 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
May 2 @ 10:00 pm – May 3 @ 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
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May
3
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
May 3 @ 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
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

The North Westerns @ Malt House
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The North Westerns

Malt House 2609 E. Washington Ave., Madison, Wisconsin 53704

1st Wed. — The North Westerns (Western Swing and Old-school Jazz)

LocationMalt House 2609 E. Washington Ave., Madison, Wisconsin 53704 View Map

Phone 608-204-6258

Gypsy Swing Open Jam @ Brocach Irish Pub-Monroe Street
May 3 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 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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May
4
Thu
Johnny Chimes
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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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May
5
Fri
Tony Castaneda’s Latin Jazz Quartet @ Nomad World Pub
May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Free admission

Cliff Frederiksen, Kevin Frederiksen, and Mike Turk
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Johnny Chimes
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

 

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