Jazz Calendar

Nov
22
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
Nov 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
Nov 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
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 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]

Clay Lyons, John Christensen & Miguel McQuade @ North Street Cabaret
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

$10 cover.

Latin Fest @ Liquid
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 2:00 am

Hosted by the Puerto Rican Relief Fund for South Central Wisconsin.

Tickets $20.

Nov
23
Thu
Jim Erickson – piano jazz @ Louisianne's
Nov 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]

Jazz Jam @ Zuzu Cafe
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz Jam

Zuzu Cafe 1336 Drake St., Madison, Wisconsin 53715

7-9 pm Thursdays. All jazz performers are welcome.

LocationZuzu Cafe 1336 Drake St., Madison, Wisconsin 53715 View Map

Phone 608-260-9898

Madison Jazz Orchestra @ Brink Lounge
Nov 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

Jon Wade Duo @ Madison's
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Pianist Jon Wade takes the stage every other Thursday night in this new jazz series at Madison’s. No cover charge.

Nov
24
Fri
Johnny Chimes
Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Marilyn Fisher (vocals) and Dan Barker (keyboard) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Nov 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

Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Band @ North Street Cabaret
Nov 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Band brings their infectious and danceable sound to The North Street Cabaret, one of Madison’s hippest new east side venues, and just in time to dance off that Thanksgiving meal. The band will feature vibraphonist Tommy Mattioli, so you can expect some of those authentic Cal Tjader tunes that helped make the band one of Madison’s most popular jazz groups for almost twenty years. The North Street Cabaret features an extensive drink and food menu with a well trained and attentive staff. Time to ring in the holidays “clave style” with a little help from the band. See you there!

$10 cover

North Street Cabaret

Nov
25
Sat
Dave Larson Jazz Quintet
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live jazz.

Johnny Chimes
Nov 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Larry Stout (keyboard) and Cliff Frederiksen (guitar)
Nov 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

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

All That Jazz Quintet @ Sequoya Library
Nov 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The last November Sunday Jazz at Sequoya concert presents the All That Jazz Quintet featuring Steve Morgan, keyboards/guitar; Larry Livingston, drums; David Melnick, bass; Dave Rice, soprano/alto/tenor sax; and Rick Lemon, trumpet/flugelhorn.  They perform jazz standards from the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s.

4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison.  1:30pm. Free admission.

Nov
27
Mon
Work Friends CD release show @ Art In
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Work Friends is a collaborative quintet which sources its compositional material from all five members. Drawing equally from the jazz tradition and DIY rock culture, the group creates original music that is wide-ranging and highly personal. The quintet met and recorded their debut EP in Appleton, WI, and are embarking on a release tour in celebration of the new record. Please swing by the Art In to check the group out- interesting and exciting sounds await; https://workfriends.bandcamp.com/releases

Nov
28
Tue
John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Nov 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
Nov 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
Nov 28 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 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
Nov 28 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 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
Nov 28 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 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
[MAP]

Nov
29
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
Nov 29 @ 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
Nov 29 @ 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
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 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]

UW Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble and Contemporary Jazz Ensemble @ Morphy Recital Hall
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The all student Afro-Cuban group is a small jazz ensemble performing music of the Latin-American jazz diaspora, with an emphasis on the rhythmic traditions of Cuba.  The Contemporary Jazz Ensemble is a small jazz group performing modern mainstream jazz repertoire from the last two decades (such as compositions by Dave Douglas, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Wheeler, Chris Potter, David Binney, Dave Holland, and Brian Blade), as well as student compositions.

UW Morphy Recital Hall, Mead Witter School of Music. 7:30pm.  Free admission.

Nov
30
Thu
Ken Wheaton (acoustic guitar) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Nov 30 @ 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
Nov 30 @ 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]

Jazz Jam @ Zuzu Cafe
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz Jam

Zuzu Cafe 1336 Drake St., Madison, Wisconsin 53715

7-9 pm Thursdays. All jazz performers are welcome.

LocationZuzu Cafe 1336 Drake St., Madison, Wisconsin 53715 View Map

Phone 608-260-9898

UW Black Music Ensemble @ Memorial Union
Nov 30 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Black Music Ensemble is a small collection of both vocalists and instrumentalists devoted to studying the music of black composers; namely, jazz composers.

UW Memorial Union, Fredric March Play Circle.  8:30pm. Free admission.

Dec
1
Fri
UW Jazz Composers Group @ Tandem Press
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A small jazz ensemble focused primarily on student compositions, directed by Les Thimmig.

Tandem Press, 1743 Commercial Ave (just east of Sherman), Madison, 5pm. Free admission.

Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Kevin Frederiksen (guitar)
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Johnny Chimes
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Dec
2
Sat
UW-MMSD Jazz Festival Concert @ UW Music Hall
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The UW and Madison Metropolitan School District jazz festival will conclude the day long festivities with an evening concert directed by Johannes Wallmann.

UW Music Hall, Mead Witter School of Music.  6pm.  Free admission.

More info

Johnny Chimes
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Johnny Widdicombe (bass) + Larry Stout (piano)
Dec 2 @ 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

Brad Mehldau Trio @ Memorial Union
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

According to The New York Times, Brad Mehldau is “the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years.” As an improviser and spontaneous artist, his compositions are expressive and thoughtful. The first jazz musician to hold a residency at Carnegie Hall, Brad Mehldau continues to be one of the most highly esteemed jazz performers in America.  The trio includes Brad Mehldau, piano; Larry Grenadier, bass; and Jeff Ballard, drums.

Wisconsin Union Theater, Fredric March Play Circle.  8:00pm. Tickets $38.

More info

Hanah Jon Taylor Artet @ North Street Cabaret
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

With Kirk Brown on keyboards, Darius Savage on bass, and Dushun Mosely on percussion.

$10 cover.

Dec
3
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
Dec 3 @ 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