30th Anniversary for The Madison Music Collective featuring MMC Founder Joan Wildman Sunday, April 12th

30th Anniversary for The Madison Music Collective featuring MMC Founder Joan Wildman Sunday, April 12th

Madison Music Collective and partners Mad Toast Live, the Improvisational Music Workshop, Isthmus, WORT-FM, and The Brink Lounge

proudly present

A very special


30th Anniversary Celebration


Founder of the Madison Music Collective


on Piano & Synthesizer

with JOE FONDA on Bass

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Brink Lounge, 701 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI

3:00 – 4:30 PM Concert

4:30 – 6:30 PM Jam, Silent Auction, and Party

“Response Form” or go to: www.madisonmusiccollective.org

General public: $15.00 advance, $18.00 at the door
Students with ID, Members of Madison Music Collective and Madison Jazz Society:
$10.00 advance, $15.00 at the door

Advance discounted tickets now available at:
http://www.thebrinklounge.com/ (until 5pm day prior to show) or you can purchase tickets at the door on day-of-show

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ABOUT JOAN WILDMAN, piano, synthesizer

JOAN WILDMAN is an Emeritus Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she has taught courses in jazz improvisation, jazz piano, and music theory. Before coming to Wisconsin in 1977, she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oregon and had previously taught at Central Michigan University and at the University of Maine, Fort Kent. As leader of her own jazz trio for over 25 years, she has performed nationally, made several recordings of her acoustic and electronic compositions, co-authored textbook Jazz Improvisation In Theory and Practice, scholarly journal articles and has often added computer animations as an integral part of her performance process.


Joe Fonda is a composer, bassist, recording artist, interdisciplinary performer, producer and educator. An accomplished international jazz artist, Fonda has performed with his own ensembles throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, and has collaborated and worked as a side man with Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Archie Shepp, Ken Mcintyre, Lou Donaldson, Bill and Kenny Barron, Randy Weston, Han Bennink, Xu Fengia, Curtis Fuller, Slid Hampton, Ramon Lopez, Carla Bley, Bobby Naughton, Bill Dixon, Gebhard Ullmann.

“There is more to creative mastership than the surface of satisfaction and political certainty. The music of Joe Fonda is part of a living tradition of belief and dedication. Future historians will be surprised at the breadth of Mr. Fonda’s offerings. This is a real virtuoso and composer of the highest order.”

Anthony Braxton, 1996

Madison Music Collective’s 2015 Spring Series is made possible by grants from Dane Arts (with additional funds from the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation), University of Wisconsin Jazz Program, our Program Sponsors: Cardinal Bar, Full Compass, and Madison Gas & Electric;
membership dues and charitable gifts from members and supporters of the Madison Music Collective; in-kind support from The Brink Lounge, the UPS Store-Fitchburg, Farley’s House of Pianos, and promotional support from Isthmus, WORT-89.9 FM, the Capital City Hues, Wisconsin Union Theater, Overture Center for the Arts, Stoughton Opera House, Madison Jazz Jam, Madison Jazz Society, and the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium

I debuted in the Madison, WI music scene in 1993 while I was in the 10th grade, and I’ve continued to make music professionally ever since. At UW-Eau Claire, I studied under the legendary bass educator Dr. James Clute of the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra. During that time, I had the honor of studying briefly with maestro Orlando ‘Cachaito’ Lopez of the famous Buena Vista Social Club. I completed my studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in 2004. I’ve had the privilege of performing with a diverse collection of internationally renowned acts, including Ben Sidran, Lee ‘Scratch‘ Perry, Clyde Subbelfield, David ‘Fathead‘ Neuman(Ray Charles’ sax player), Ana Laan, cajón ambassador Juan ‘Cotito’ Medrano(Susana Baca, Novalima), dance hall pioneers Chaka Demus and Pliers, and hip hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc. In 2001, I was honored to record and perform with master of afro cuban percussion and Grammy Award winner Roberto ‘Vizcaino” Guillot. My current projects are dumate, Phat Phunktion, El Clan Destino, Madisalsa, Golpe Tierra, Tani Diakite and the AfroFunkStars, and The New Breed. I’ve also worked with such notable Madison music institutions as Natty Nation, Harmonious Wail, The Gomers, Tony Casteneda, Anna Laube, Joy and the Boy, and The Tim Whalen Nonet. As a freelance bassist, I’ve recorded countless tracks and albums for a diverse roster of artists including Gerri DiMaggio, UW Music Professor Les Thimmig, Hip Hop performers DLO, Stink Tank, and Man Mantis, Clyde Stubbelfield, Hanah John Taylor, and Reggae giants Natty Nation. My playing can also be heard in various Afro Cuban, Hip Hop, R&B and Funk loop libraries from Sony Music and Apple. In 2009, I was featured on ‘What it is- ‘70’s Analog Funk’ loop library which gained critical acclaim and is still one of Sony Music Software’s top selling products.