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  • August 20th, 2017 – Mary Stallings

    One of the great voices in jazz history, vocalist Mary Stallings is returning to Madison to headline the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s annual “Jazz Junction” fundraiser in the intimate setting of Studio 1 at Full Compass on Sunday afternoon, August 20th, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Called by the New York Times “perhaps the...

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Jazz Calendar

Jun
23
Fri
John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Jun 23 @ 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
Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Harmonious Wail Reunion Concert @ The Brink Lounge
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Who knew that when Sims Delaney-Potthoff joined with fellow string musicians Chris Wagoner, Jon Cooper and Laurie Lang to form Harmonious Wail, the band would be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017. The four original members, along with current members Maggie Delaney-Potthoff (vocals and percussion) and Jeffo Weiss (bass) come together for this special reunion concert. Over these three decades, the band has had 30 bassists, 24 other guitarists, violinists, pianists, and one saxophonist. Says Sims, “Most are still working musicians – invited, but if they get a gig …” 8:00 PM, Brink Lounge, https://www.thebrinklounge.com/event/harmonious-wail-reunion-of-the-original-members/?instance_id=7299.

Jun
24
Sat
Summer Solstice Festival with the Darren Sterud Orchestra @ The Edgewater Hotel Plaza
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On its beautiful outdoor plaza overlooking Lake Mendota, the Edgewater Hotel is hosting its second annual Summer Solstice Festival, featuring music by Madison’s Darren Sterud Orchestra. Free admission. 6:00 PM, Edgewater Hotel Plaza, Wisconsin Avenue @ Lake Mendota, https://www.theedgewater.com/event/2nd-annual-summer-solstice-festival/.

Johnny Chimes
Jun 24 @ 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)
Jun 24 @ 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

Samba Novistas @ The Brink Lounge
Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Jun
25
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
Jun 25 @ 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

Neophonic Jazz Orchestra @ Babe's
Jun 25 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On the outside deck

Summer Sundays in the Garden with Tony Castaneda’s Latin Jazz Band @ UW Allen Centennial Garden - Babcock Drive
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Fresh off a terrific InDIGenous Jazz concert performance last month at Madison Public Library, iconic Madison-based percussionist Tony Castañeda’s quintet launches the 2017 edition of the “Summer Sunday Concerts in the Garden” series at the UW’s lovely Allen Centennial Garden. Tony’s bandmates include baritone saxophonist Anders Svanoe, guitarist Louka Patenaude, pianist Dave Stoler, and bassist Henry Boehm. Free admission. 5:00 PM, corner of Observatory and Babcock Drives, on the UW campus, https://allencentennialgarden.org/learn_calendar.php/

Jun
26
Mon
Ladies Must Swing @ Warner Park Shelter
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jazz is on tap this year at the North/Eastside Senior Coalition’s annual Warner Park Summer Concert Series, with Madison’s venerable all-female big band, Ladies Must Swing. Free admission. 6:00 PM, Warner Park Shelter, http://nescoinc.org/upcoming-events/.

Jun
27
Tue
Ben Sidran’s Summer Salon @ Nomad World Pub
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Iconic Madison-based pianist-composer and Renaissance man Ben Sidran is back with another summer of Tuesday night “Salons for Secular Humanists, Arch Democrats and Free Thinkers.” The series starts on June 6th and will run every week through August 22nd except for 8/15 (when the Darren Sterud Orchestra will sub while Ben is on tour). For all but the finale on 8/22, Ben’s band-mates for the series will be guitarist Louka Patenaude, bassist Nick Moran and drummer Todd Hammes. And on 8/22, Ben will perform with his touring band (including members from Europe, New York, Minneapolis and Detroit). Free admission for all but 8/22. Start time on 8/22 is 6:30 PM, with a 5:30 PM start time for all other salon nights. Nomad World Pub, 418 East Wilson Street.

John Vitale (guitar) and Marilyn Fisher (vocals) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Jun 27 @ 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

John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Jun 27 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
Jun 27 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 27 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 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]

Jun
28
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar)
Jun 28 @ 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

Gerri DiMaggio & Guests @ Otto's Restaurant & Bar
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

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