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Feb
19
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
Feb 19 @ 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

All That Jazz Quintet @ Sequoya Library
Feb 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This quintet features Rick Lemon on trumpet and flugelhorn, Dave Rice on saxophones (Soprano/Alto/Tenor), keyboardist-guitarist Steve Morgan, David Melnick on bass, and Larry Livingston at the drums, performing Jazz Standards from the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s. 1:30 PM, Free admission. http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/sequoya-jazz

MVP Jazz Quartet: Bobby Watson, Donald Brown, Ray Drummond & Marvin “Smitty” Smith @ First Unitarian Society Atrium
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In what is bound to be one of the year’s most celebrated jazz events, Madison Music Collective takes another upward step in the stature of their “Jazz on a Sunday” series with this amazing quartet of jazz luminaries performing a tribute program to the late pianists James Williams and Mulgrew Miller. The concert’s repertoire will include pieces composed by or otherwise associated with Williams and Miller, as well as compositions by each band member. Like James Williams, alto saxophonist Bobby Watson and pianist Donald Brown were members of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, with Watson serving for many years as the Messengers’ musical director. Check out their music as leaders of their own groups, at http://bobbywatson.com/#, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7VKz1w881s, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW0kOj15XoQ, and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHxuX4Atg9g. Tickets and more information about the performers can be found at http://madisonmusiccollective.org/Events/MVP.shtml.

Madison Jazz Jam @ The Rigby
Feb 19 @ 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

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Feb
20
Mon
New Orleans Pianist David Boeddinghaus @ The Breakwater
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz pianist David Boeddinghaus, http://riverwalkjazz.stanford.edu/guests/david-boeddinghaus and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAqQP2-A-wk, will perform with cornetist Andy Schumm & Friends. The Breakwater, 6309 Metropolitan Place in Monona (off of Bridge Road, just north of Broadway), http://host.madison.com/wsj/entertainment/dining/reviews/restaurant-review-breakwater-nice-break-from-monona-past/article_ab6e444c-131e-5082-89c1-9c1f34e5cf20.html.

Feb
21
Tue
John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Paul Dietrich Big Band @ The Brink Lounge
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

With the Cardinal Bar’s closure, Paul Dietrich moves his monthly big band gig to the Brink for February.

UW Jazz Composers Group & UW Blue Note Ensemble @ Morphy Recital Hall
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The UW JAZZ COMPOSERS GROUP performs new student and faculty compositions. Les Thimmig, director, saxophones; Daniel Roth, trumpet; alto/tenor sax tba; Nick Jalensky, trombone; Nathan Petersen, piano; Adam Yeazel, bass; Teddy Williams, drums.

The UW BLUE NOTE ENSEMBLE, under the direction of Johannes Wallmann, 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; Tyler Lustek, piano; Jack Bryant, bass; Lily Finnegan, drums.

Morphy Recital Hall
UW Humanities Building
455 N Park St
Madison, WI 53706

Free and unticketed

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
Feb 21 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 22 @ 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

Ted Keys Trio @ Alchemy Cafe
Feb 21 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 22 @ 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]

Feb
22
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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
[MAP]

Feb
23
Thu
Gerri DiMaggio Jazz Unit @ Twist Bar & Grill
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

No cover charge

Johnny Chimes
Feb 23 @ 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
Feb 23 @ 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
Feb 23 @ 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]

Madison Jazz Orchestra @ Brink Lounge
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Madison Jazz Orchestra

$5. Lats Thursdays most months. Sets at 7:30 and 9 pm.

Location
Brink Lounge 701 E. Washington Ave., Suite 105, Madison, Wisconsin 53703 View Map

Phone
608-661-8599

– See more at: http://www.isthmus.com/events/madison-jazz-orchestra_1/#sthash.uJoIJPwY.dpuf

Feb
24
Fri
John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Feb 24 @ 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

 

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