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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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  • March 24th, 2017 – “INdigENOUS Jazz” Concert With John Christensen’s Atlas Project

    3/24:   This concert celebrates the release of a new CD that features compositions by group leader and bassist John Christensen.  The music is based on melodies that John heard in his mind’s ear upon waking up in the morning, melodies that he describes as “sweet, simple and nursery-rhymey,” and represents his attempt to...

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  • March 26th, 2017 – Kim Cusack Quartet

    Madison Jazz Society wraps up its Spring concert series with a trad jazz quartet led by clarinetist-saxophonist Kim Cusack.  Best known for his 40+ year tenure with the Original Salty Dogs Jazz Band and his association with James Dapogny’s Chicago Jazz Band, Mr. Cusack has played and recorded with Gene Mayl’s Dixieland Rhythm Kings,...

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  • March 28th, 2017 – Eric Siereveld’s Organic Quintet Lecture & Recital

    Trumpeter and UW Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble Director Eric Siereveld’s doctoral dissertation is all about the soulful, swinging 1960s tradition of the Hammond B3 Organ quintet.  With support from the Jazz Consortium’s Artistic Development Grant Program, Eric’s lecture will address the role of prominent trumpet players who have been involved in the B3 Quintet, with...

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  • March 30th, 2017 – UW Jazz Orchestra With Guest Trumpeter Clay Jenkins & The Delavan-Darien High School Jazz Ensemble

    Following his master class on the UW campus earlier in the day, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich and Count Basie alumnus and Eastman School of Music Professor Clay Jenkins will perform as guest soloist with the Mead Witter School of Music’s student big band and the student jazz ensemble from Delevan-Darien High School.  In addition...

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  • March 31st, 2017 – Uw Blue Note & Jazz Standards Ensembles

    The Winter-Spring season of jazz concerts by UW student ensembles at Tandem Press continues with two student combos.  Directed by Professor Johannes Wallmann, the BNE is focusing this semester on the music of Charlie Parker, while the JSE (directed by Professor John Schaffer) continues to mine the standard jazz repertoire.  5:00 PM, 1743 Commercial...

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Jazz Calendar

Mar
23
Thu
John Christensen Combo @ Twist Bar & Grill
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Johnny Chimes
Mar 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
Mar 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
Mar 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

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Madison Jazz Orchestra @ Brink Lounge
Mar 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

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

Johnny Chimes
Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

InDIGenous Jazz Series: John Christensen’s Atlas Project @ Madison Public Library Central Branch
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This concert celebrates the release of a new CD that features new compositions by group leader and bassist extraordinaire John Christensen. The music is based on melodies that John heard in his mind’s ear upon waking up in the morning, melodies that he describes as “sweet, simple and nursery-rhymey,” and represents his attempt to “marry them with the experiences of living in the Midwest for the past 15 years” and the “sweet and subtle beauty of its landscapes and people. John’s band-mates include guitarist Dave Miller, pianist Johannes Wallmann, and Chicago’s Andrew Green at the drums. Free admission.

This concert is made possible by grants from Dane Arts (with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, the Evjue Foundation, charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation) and the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, with additional support from Madison Public Library and media sponsors WORT-FM and Isthmus.

Mar
25
Sat
Johnny Chimes
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Tom Waselchuk (guitar) and Doug Brown (guitar)
Mar 25 @ 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
Mar 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

This is a six-piece samba rock ensemble. Be sure to bring your dance shoes!

Samba a gente nao perde o prazer de cantar!

https://www.facebook.com/SambaNovistas.madison/about/?entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=page_info

https://soundcloud.com/mxpress-studios/sets/samba-novista

Mar
26
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
Mar 26 @ 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

Kim Cusack Quartet @ The Breakwater
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Madison Jazz Society wraps up its Spring concert series with a trad jazz quartet led by clarinetist-saxophonist Kim Cusack. Best known for his 40+ year tenure with the Original Salty Dogs Jazz Band and his association with James Dapogny’s Chicago Jazz Band, Mr. Cusack has played and recorded with Gene Mayl’s Dixieland Rhythm Kings, Turk Murphy, Wild Bill Davison and the Jan Garber Orchestra (where he was the featured tenor saxophonist). Kim played with the Chicago Cubs Dixieland band and is “first call” clarinetist for jazz gigs all over the country. For this concert, Kim will be joined by guitarist-banjoist Rob Curtis (from the Chicago Cubs band), pianist Patrick Donley (one of Chicago’s busiest and most promising young musicians), and Dan Anderson on tuba and string bass. 1:00 PM, The Breakwater, 6309 Metropolitan Place in Monona (off of Bridge Road, just north of Broadway). Free admission for ages under 18. http://www.madisonjazz.com/event/kim-cusack-is-back/.

Marilyn Fisher & John Vitale @ Sequoya Library
Mar 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This weekly series wraps up its March schedule with the long-standing duo of vocalist Marilyn Fisher and guitarist John Vitale. As they do at their weekly Tuesday night gigs with bassist Ken Kuehl at Liliana’s Restaurant, Marilyn and John will perform standards from the Great American Songbook and classic American jazz and blues. 1:30 PM, Madison Public Library Sequoya Branch, 4340 Tokay Boulevard @ Midvale. Free admission. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society, with funding from Friends of Sequoya Library.

Mar
28
Tue
John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Mar 28 @ 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
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Lecture & Recital with Eric Siereveld’s Organic Quintet @ Morphy Recital Hall
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Trumpeter and UW Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble Director Eric Siereveld’s doctoral dissertation is all about the soulful, swinging 1960s tradition of the Hammond B3 Organ quintet. With support from the Jazz Consortium’s Artistic Development Grant Program, Eric’s lecture will address the role of prominent trumpet players who have been involved in the B3 Quintet, with Blue Mitchell, Woody Shaw, Ryan Kisor and Jim Rotondi as the focus of discussion. The recital part of the program will feature a body of newly-composed works by Eric as well as several historically-significant compositions. Members of the quintet for this performance were up in the air as we go to press, so check www.jazzinmadison.org in the coming weeks for that info. 6:30 PM, Morphy Recital Hall in the UW Humanities Building. Free admission.

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
Mar 28 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 28 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 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
Mar 28 @ 10:00 pm – Mar 29 @ 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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