Jazz Calendar

Feb
21
Tue
John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Feb 21 @ 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
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Paul Dietrich Big Band @ The Brink Lounge
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

With the Cardinal Bar’s closure, Paul Dietrich moves his monthly big band gig to the Brink for February.

UW Jazz Composers Group & UW Blue Note Ensemble @ Morphy Recital Hall
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The UW JAZZ COMPOSERS GROUP performs new student and faculty compositions. Les Thimmig, director, saxophones; Daniel Roth, trumpet; alto/tenor sax tba; Nick Jalensky, trombone; Nathan Petersen, piano; Adam Yeazel, bass; Teddy Williams, drums.

The UW BLUE NOTE ENSEMBLE is a sextet under the direction of Johannes Wallmann, whose focus for the 2017 spring semester is the music of Charlie “Bird” Parker and John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie. Jack Mulvey, trumpet; Nick Dietrich, alto saxophone; Steven Beda, trombone; Tyler Lustek, piano; Jack Bryant, bass; Lily Finnegan, drums.

Morphy Recital Hall
UW Humanities Building
455 N Park St
Madison, WI 53706

Free and unticketed

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
Feb 21 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 22 @ 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

Ted Keys Trio @ Alchemy Cafe
Feb 21 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 22 @ 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]

Feb
22
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 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
Feb 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 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]

Feb
23
Thu
Gerri DiMaggio Jazz Unit @ Twist Bar & Grill
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

No cover charge

Johnny Chimes
Feb 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
Feb 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
Feb 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

[MAP]

Madison Jazz Orchestra @ Brink Lounge
Feb 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

Feb
24
Fri
John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Feb 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
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

The Life and Music of Charlie Parker with UW Professor Les Thimmig @ Madison Public Library Alicia Ashman Branch
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

UW Professor of Saxophone Les Thimmig presents a talk about Charlie Parker and the history of bebop. Free admission.

Mal-O-Dua @ The Brink Lounge
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Perhaps you caught this Madison-based guitar duo last May at the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Strollin’ Verona event. Members Chris Ruppenthal and Cedric Baetche perform old French popular music of the past along with turn-of-the-century Hawaiian melodies.

Feb
25
Sat
Johnny Chimes
Feb 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)
Feb 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

River City Jazz Big Band @ CAL Center Auditorium at Reedsburg Area High School
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

River Cities Jazz is an 18 piece big band formed in Central Wisconsin in
1999.  Based in Wisconsin Rapids, they play a variety of styles from a variety of composers and arrangers: Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Maynard Ferguson, Don
Sebesky, Earth Wind & Fire, and lots more.

Gerald Clayton Quartet
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

After a well-received solo concert at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery when the Union Theater was closed for renovation, pianist Gerald Clayton returns to town for this quartet performance. Though still a young man, Clayton has been nominated for four Grammy awards, currently serves as Musical Director for the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour ensemble, and is the leader or featured on 19 albums. Clayton has performed and recorded with such distinctive artists as Diana Krall, Roy Hargrove, Dianne Reeves, John Scofield, and Terri Lyne Carrington, among others. Also, since early 2013, he has been touring and recording with saxophone legend Charles Lloyd. And this year, he is working on a Duke University commission to compose a work that uncovers the essence of the Piedmont Blues experience and expression in early 20th century Durham NC. Sample his quartet’s music at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsxhkgmX3v4. as we’ll as Clayton’s trio at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JmMoeO2aKU. 8:00 PM, UW Memorial Union’s Frederic March Play Circle. https://union.wisc.edu/events-and-activities/event-calendar/event/the-gerald-clayton-quartet/.

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

Mardi Gras Concert by Darren Sterud’s New Orleans Tribute @ The Breakwater
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Recently, Madison Jazz Society has been turning more often to musicians who offer a youthful take on jazz from the music’s early years. So it was last year when they presented Tuba Skinny, and will be at the upcoming Capital City Jazz Fest with trumpeter Bria Skonberg’s band. And now to open their 2017 Winter-Spring season, it’s trombonist-vocalist Darren Sterud’s turn to deliver three sets with his New Orleans quintet featuring trumpeter Jeff Maddern, pianist Johannes Wallmann, bassist Nick Moran, and drummer Jordan Cohen. 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/darren-steruds-new-orleans-tribute/.

Jim Erickson Trio with Jan Wheaton & Laurie Lang @ Sequoya Library
Feb 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

You can be sure that plenty of classics from the Great American Songbook will be on tap when vocalist Jan Wheaton joins pianist Jim Erickson and bassist Laurie Lang at this library branch that’s such a strong supporter of jazz. Free admission. http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/sequoya-jazz

The Life and Music of Charlie Parker with UW Professor Les Thimmig @ Fitchburg Public Library
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

UW Professor of Saxophone Les Thimmig presents a talk about Charlie Parker and the history of bebop. Free admission.

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

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
Feb 28 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 1 @ 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

Ted Keys Trio @ Alchemy Cafe
Feb 28 @ 10:00 pm – Mar 1 @ 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]

Mar
1
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
Mar 1 @ 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
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

The North Westerns @ Malt House
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The North Westerns

Malt House 2609 E. Washington Ave., Madison, Wisconsin 53704

1st Wed. — The North Westerns (Western Swing and Old-school Jazz)

LocationMalt House 2609 E. Washington Ave., Madison, Wisconsin 53704 View Map

Phone 608-204-6258

Gypsy Swing Open Jam @ Brocach Irish Pub-Monroe Street
Mar 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 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]

Mar
2
Thu
Johnny Chimes
Mar 2 @ 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 2 @ 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 2 @ 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]

Memorial High School Jazz & Percussion Ensembles @ James Madison Memorial High School Auditorium
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Directed by bassist Ben Ferris, Memorial’s Jazz Ensemble shares the stage at this concert with the school’s Percussion Ensemble. Free admission.

Mar
3
Fri
UW Jazz Standards Ensemble & Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble @ The Rathskeller
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Relax with a free show at the newly renovated Rathskeller featuring two ensembles from UW’s jazz program:

The JAZZ STANDARDS ENSEMBLE, under the direction of John Wm. Schaffer, performs music from the standard jazz repertoire, often in new arrangements. Jordan Foster, trumpet; Allie Donhowe, alto sax; Nathan Barrett, trombone; Matt Wawiorka, guitar; Luke Leavitt, piano; Liam Patton, drums; John Schaffer bass

The UW AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE, under the direction of Eric Siereveld, performs music of the Latin-American jazz diaspora, with an emphasis on the rhythmic traditions of Cuba. Perfomers in the 2016-2017 Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble include Naomi Hollard (flute); Seth Eiseman, James Buenfil, Patrick Specht (saxophones); Jeff Krueger, David Garcia (trumpets); Tom Kelley, Xavier Halverson (trombones); Peter Garofalo (piano); Cooper Schlegel (bass); Matthew Benjamin Allen (drums); Aaron Gochberg, Lucas Gutiérrez, and Eric Winkelman (percussion); directed by Eric Siereveld

The Rathskeller @ UW Memorial Union
800 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706

Free and unticketed

Hanson Family Jazz Band @ Liliana's Restaurant
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Hanson Family Jazz Band has been playing in the Madison area since 1981. The original band performed at the Hanson’s Family Jazz Restaurant and continued playing after the restaurant closed in 1984. The original band was lead by Gene Hanson and featured his wife Betty on vocals.

Today, the band features original members (and brothers) Erik (drums) and David (piano) Hanson, along with David’s daughter Melissa Thorson-Hanson on vocals, singing the songs that her grandmother sang in the band before her passing in 2006.

The Hanson Family Jazz Band tradition continues today with the current band – playing a variety of jazz standards.

For more information, see http://www.lilianasrestaurant.com/Musicians.htm#Hanson_Family