The Jazz Consortium and Prime Urban Properties present “Strollin’ East Johnson Street,” the 10th event in this popular series that began 3 years ago. This Strollin’ event features continuous and stylistically diverse live jazz from 5:30 – 11:00 PM at four venues on Johnson Street’s 800 block (between Livingston and Paterson), with no cover charges. Here’s the performance schedule.
NEXTGEN MUSICIANS SHOWCASE @ RVM CLASSICS (852 EAST JOHNSON)
5:30 – 6:15 PM: Café CODA Student Jazz Jam Ensemble “Be Natural”
6:30 – 7:00 PM: West High School’s Tribute to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
MACHA TEA COMPANY (823 EAST JOHNSON)
6:00 – 7:30 PM: Lesser Lakes Trio
8:00 – 9:30 PM: A Night of Poetry & Jazz hosted by Rob Dz and The Joe White Trio
featuring Oscar Mireles and Poet Fabu
LUMEN (845 EAST JOHNSON)
7:00 – 8:00 PM: Vocalist Carolynn Schwartz Black
with Cliff Frederiksen & John Widdicombe
8:30 – 10:00 PM: The Five Points Jazz Collective
GOOD STYLE SHOP (817 EAST JOHNSON)
7:30 – 9:00 PM: Brennan Connors & Stray Passage
9:30 – 11:00 PM: Left Field Quartet
Several East Johnson businesses will also be staying open past their normal closing time to serve our Strollin’ attendees. Do beware, though, that the venues for this Strollin’ event are on the small side, so you’ll want to get there early for the bands you want to hear the most.
Strollin’ East Johnson Street is made possible by generous sponsorship gifts from Prime Urban Properties and the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association, a grant from the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, and media support from WORT-FM, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Isthmus.