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Dec
9
Fri
UW Jazz Composers Group @ Tandem Press
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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

UW Tandem Press
1743 Commercial Ave
Madison, WI 53704

Free and unticketed

Mike Cammilleri Organ Trio @ Cardinal Bar
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

It’s “Live Happy Hour,” the Cardinal’s weekly live jazz series

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

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Madison College Jazz Combo & World Drumming Ensemble @ Henry Vilas Zoo Education Pavilion
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

These two Madison College bands will infuse jazz into the first “Zoo Lights” fundraising event for our community’s amazing and always free local zoo. Enjoy a warm beverage as you take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane and enjoy the festive sights and sounds. Thousands of lights will transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland that’s not to be missed. 7:00 PM, Henry Vilas Zoo Education Pavilion.

Dec
10
Sat
Memorial High School Jazz Ensemble Benefit Concert @ Metcalfe's Market
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This concert is a fundraiser for the fine jazz education program at James Madison Memorial High School that’s directed by bassist Ben Ferris. Noon, the Café at Metcalfe’s West Towne Market.

Dave Larson Jazz Quintet
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live jazz.

Johnny Chimes
Dec 10 @ 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)
Dec 10 @ 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

Sun Prairie High School Big Band Dance @ Angell Park Pavilion
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This annual fundraiser for one of the Midwest’s best high school jazz programs features performances by the school’s Jazz I and Jazz II big bands, its Jazz Combo, and an Alumni Jazz Ensemble. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 7:00 PM, Angell Park Pavilion, Sun Prairie. http://www.spbb.org/-jazz.html.

Dec
11
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
Dec 11 @ 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

Dec
13
Tue
John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Dec 13 @ 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
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Darren Sterud Orchestra Presents Ellington & Strayhorn’s “Nutcracker Suite” @ Cardinal Bar
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The first time Duke Ellington decided to devote an entire album to arrangements of another composer’s works instead of his own, he chose Tchaikovsky. The result was a 1960 Ellington orchestra recording of the “Nutcracker Suite,” arranged by Duke and Billy Strayhorn. The ever-ambitious Darren Sterud and his orchestra will present this version of the suite in its entirety, along with performances of popular Christmas tunes including vocalist Megan Moran’s take on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra’s arrangement of “Merry Christmas Baby.” Extra seating will be available for this concert, but audiences are encouraged to arrive early. 6:30 PM, Cardinal Bar. https://www.facebook.com/events/1251772661546644/.

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
Dec 13 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 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 Cardinal
Dec 13 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 12:00 am

Madison’s longest running and most popular jazz jam session is the place to be on Tuesday nights. The New Breed features some of Madison best players and our jazz community comes out regularly to experiment and collaborate together on the bandstand. The New Breed is Paul Hastil on fender rhodes, Nick Moran on bass, and Michael Brenneis on drums. Music starts at 9pm and the jam commences after the first set. For more info on The New Breed please visit http://www.nickmoranbass.com/projects/the-new-breed/

Ted Keys Trio @ Alchemy Cafe
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 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]

Dec
14
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
Dec 14 @ 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
Dec 14 @ 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
Dec 14 @ 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]

 

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