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  • October 20th, 2017 – Dave Stoler Quartet, InDIGenous Jazz Series

    Dave Stoler, one of the busiest keyboardists in Madison, will present a body of new works with his quartet (Dave Stoler, keyboards; Chicago bassist Charles Ledvina; Milwaukee drummer Dave Bayles; and featuring Grammy winning Rich Perry on sax) at the UW Play Circle.  As with all InDIGenous concerts, the quartet will highlight their original...

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  • October 22nd, 2017 – John Harmon Trio

    In their second Fall “Jazz on a Sunday” concert, the Madison Music Collective will present “the Bill Evans of the Midwest,” John Harmon and his trio.  Oshkosh native Harmon is the founder of the jazz studies program at Lawrence University and co-founder of the revolutionary jazz-fusion group Matrix.  The trio consists of Harmon on...

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  • October 23rd, 2017 – UW Jazz Composers Group and Blue Note Ensemble

    The UW Jazz Composers group is a small jazz ensemble focused primarily on student compositions.  The all student Blue Note group is a small jazz ensemble performing music from the post-bop jazz period of the 1950s and 1960s (such as the music of Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson or Art...

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  • October 25th, 2017 – UW Jazz Orchestra and Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble

    The UW Jazz Orchestra workshops and performs music ranging from classic big band repertoire to contemporary and cutting-edge concert jazz music by today’s leading jazz composers. The group performs on and off campus regularly.  The all student Afro-Cuban group is a small jazz ensemble performing music of the Latin-American jazz diaspora, with an emphasis on...

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  • October 29th, 2017 – Talk of the Town

    Closing its 2017 fall concert series, the Madison Jazz Society presents Kevin Van Ess & Talk of the Town.  One of the hottest swing/Dixieland-style jazz groups north of New Orleans, this six piece Wisconsin group collectively has over 300 years of experience.  Members: Kevin Van Ess, clarinet/saxophone; Dave Ehren, trumpet; Ken Petersen, trombone; Andy...

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  • November 3rd, 2017 – InDIGenous Jazz Series presents Nestle and Lovely Socialite

    The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium, co-sponsoring with the Madison Music Collective and Wisconsin Union Theater, will highlight two local groups presenting original music. Leading off this double-header concert is the experimental trio Nestle, led by local bassist Rob Lundberg, in the premiere performance of Mr. Lundberg’s new GMJC-commissioned suite “Bird Song.”  This unique new...

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Jazz Calendar

Oct
22
Sun
Craig Mason Combo @ Sequoya Library
Oct 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Sunday Jazz at Sequoya will present the popular local musicians of the Craig Mason Combo. CMC is a Stoughton-based group that performs many styles of jazz from the early 20th century to the present.  4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison.  1:30pm. Free admission.

John Harmon Trio @ The Brink Lounge
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Madison Music Collective presents the legendary Wisconsin pianist and educator John Harmon and his trio as part of their “Jazz on a Sunday” Fall series.

Oct
23
Mon
UW Jazz Composers Group and Blue Note Ensemble @ Morphy Recital Hall
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Jazz Composers group is a small jazz ensemble focused primarily on student compositions.  The all student Blue Note group is a small jazz ensemble performing music from the post-bop jazz period of the 1950s and 1960s (such as the music of Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson or Art Blakey). Each semester focuses primarily on the music of a single jazz artist. 7:30pm, UW Morphy Recital Hall, Mead Witter School of Music.  Free admission.

Oct
24
Tue
John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 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]

Oct
25
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 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]

UW Jazz Orchestra and Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble @ Memorial Union
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The UWJO workshops and performs music ranging from classic big band repertoire to contemporary and cutting-edge concert jazz music by today’s leading jazz composers.  The all student Afro-Cuban group is a small jazz ensemble performing music of the Latin-American jazz diaspora, with an emphasis on the rhythmic traditions of Cuba. 7:30pm, UW Memorial Union, Fredric March Play Circle, Mead Witter School of Music.  Free admission.

Oct
26
Thu
Ken Wheaton (acoustic guitar) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 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]

Chasing Trane: Free Film Screening and Discussion @ Madison Central Library
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Set against the social, political, and cultural landscape of the times, Chasing Trane, a film by John Scheinfeld, brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life as a man and an artist.  A discussion follows with saxophonists Hanah Jon Taylor and Les Thimmig and jazz expert Steve Braunginn, WORT jazz programmer.   6:30pm.  Madison Central Library, Room 302, 201 W. Mifflin, Madison.  Free admission.

Jazz Jam @ Zuzu Cafe
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz Jam

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

Phone 608-260-9898

Bumper Jacksons @ Overture Center
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The band that refuses to be put into a box, the Bumper Jacksons blend jazz, country swing and street blues.  Tapping into sounds from vintage 78s and its own DIY style, the group was voted 2015 Artist of the Year at the Washington Area Music Awards. Overture Center, 7:30 pm, $25-$35 tickets. Capitol Theater.

Madison Jazz Orchestra @ Brink Lounge
Oct 26 @ 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

Gatesound Presents Tom Rainey + Devin Drobka @ Gates of Heaven Synagogue
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The historic Gates of Heaven Synagogue is the setting for a dynamic duo of drummers – Tom Rainey and Devin Drobka, hosted by Tone Madison.  West (Rainey) meets Midwest (Drobka) in this unusual performance of exceptional percussionists.   8pm with tickets at $12/$10 for Tone Madison members.  Gates of Heaven, James Madison Park.  302 E. Gorham St., Madison.

Jon Wade Duo @ Madison's
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Pianist Jon Wade takes the stage each Thursday night in this new jazz series at Madison’s. No cover charge.

 

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