Jazz Calendar

May
25
Thu
Ken Wheaton (acoustic guitar) @ Liliana's Restaurant
May 25 @ 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

Michael Hanson Jazz Group
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Otto’s Restaurant and Bar, on Madison’s Westside, 6405 Mineral Point Road, presents THE MICHAEL HANSON JAZZ GROUP every Thursday, 5/25-8/31, 5:30-7:30 pm. Reservations suggested– No cover. 274-4044

Schedule:

THURSDAY 25 May: Michael Hanson, Drums; Harris Lemberg, keyboard; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 1 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums; Cliff Frederiksen, guitar;John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 8 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums; Dave Stoler, keyboard; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 15 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums;Brian Witte, keyboard;Angela Babler, vocals; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 22 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums; Harris Lemberg, keyboard; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 29 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums; Cliff Frederiksen, guitar; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 13 JULY: Michael Hanson, Drums; Cliff Frederiksen, guitar; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 20 JULY: Michael Hanson, Drums; Steve Banik, keyboard; Angela Babler, vocals; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 10 AUGUST: Michael Hanson, Drums; Cliff Frederiksen, guitar; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 17 AUGUST: Michael Hanson, Drums; Brian Witte, keyboard; Angela Babler, vocals; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 24 AUGUST: Michael Hanson, Drums; Dave Stoler, keyaboard; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER:Michael Hanson, Drums;Cliff Frederiksen, guitar; John Widdicombe, Bass

Jim Erickson – piano jazz @ Louisianne's
May 25 @ 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 College Big Band @ Capital Brewery & Bier Garten
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Five Points Jazz Collective
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Free/donations.

Jazz Jam @ Zuzu Cafe
May 25 @ 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
May 25 @ 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

May
26
Fri
Jon Hoel Trio @ Nomad World Pub
May 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Free admission

John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
May 26 @ 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
May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Jazz Ahead Big Band @ The Brink Lounge
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This 16-piece big band plays a mix of music from the 1930s to contemporary artists like Chicago and Stevie Wonder. https://www.reverbnation.com/jazzahead

May
27
Sat
Johnny Chimes
May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Johnny Widdicombe (bass) + Paul Filipowicz (guitar)
May 27 @ 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

Jodi Jean Amble Quartet @ Cafe Coda
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A recent transplant to Madison from the vibrant Chicago music scene, vocalist Jodi Jean Amble traces her artistic roots to musical theater and opera. A classically-trained vocalist, she has found her way into modern genres including jazz, country, rockabilly, bossa nova, and pop. For this concert, she will perform with a trio that includes guitarist and fellow Chicagoan Aylon Samouha, https://www.jodijean.com/jodi-jean-and-aylon-samouha, Madison’s own John Christensen on bass, and Rodrigo Villanueva on drums. http://cafecodamusic.com/.

Charlie Painter Trio
May 27 @ 10:00 pm – May 28 @ 12:00 am
May
28
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
May 28 @ 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

Jackie Allen Quartet @ Cafe Coda
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Vocalist Jackie Allen, www.jackieallen.com/, will be joined by her hubby Hans Sturm on bass, pianist Johannes Wallmann, and Dane Richeson on the drums, for this CD concert. Jackie and Hans, both former Madisonians, are now living and working in Lincoln NE where they teach at the University of Nebraska (Hans) and Doane College (Jackie). Influenced by jazz, folk, and pop singers, Jackie is perhaps best known for her interpretations of classic jazz ballads and her transformation of contemporary tunes. Expect to hear lots of songs from Jackie’s new CD (her 12th), “Rose Fingered Dawn,” all of them composed for her by Hans. http://cafecodamusic.com/.

May
30
Tue
John Vitale (guitar), Marilyn Fisher (vocals), and Ken Kuehl (bass) @ Liliana's Restaurant
May 30 @ 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

Dave Larson Jazz Quintet
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Live jazz.

Johnny Chimes
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
May 30 @ 9:00 pm – May 31 @ 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
May 30 @ 9:00 pm – May 31 @ 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
May 30 @ 10:00 pm – May 31 @ 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]

May
31
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 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
May 31 @ 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
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Jun
1
Thu
Ken Wheaton (acoustic guitar) @ Liliana's Restaurant
Jun 1 @ 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

Michael Hanson Jazz Group
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Otto’s Restaurant and Bar, on Madison’s Westside, 6405 Mineral Point Road, presents THE MICHAEL HANSON JAZZ GROUP every Thursday, 5/25-8/31, 5:30-7:30 pm. Reservations suggested– No cover. 274-4044

Schedule:

THURSDAY 25 May: Michael Hanson, Drums; Harris Lemberg, keyboard; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 1 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums; Cliff Frederiksen, guitar;John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 8 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums; Dave Stoler, keyboard; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 15 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums;Brian Witte, keyboard;Angela Babler, vocals; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 22 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums; Harris Lemberg, keyboard; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 29 JUNE: Michael Hanson, Drums; Cliff Frederiksen, guitar; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 13 JULY: Michael Hanson, Drums; Cliff Frederiksen, guitar; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 20 JULY: Michael Hanson, Drums; Steve Banik, keyboard; Angela Babler, vocals; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 10 AUGUST: Michael Hanson, Drums; Cliff Frederiksen, guitar; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 17 AUGUST: Michael Hanson, Drums; Brian Witte, keyboard; Angela Babler, vocals; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 24 AUGUST: Michael Hanson, Drums; Dave Stoler, keyaboard; John Widdicombe, Bass

THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER:Michael Hanson, Drums;Cliff Frederiksen, guitar; John Widdicombe, Bass

Jim Erickson – piano jazz @ Louisianne's
Jun 1 @ 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
Jun 1 @ 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

Jun
2
Fri
Johnny Chimes
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Jun
3
Sat
Johnny Chimes
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Phone
608-831-1929

Johnny Widdicombe (bass) + (piano)
Jun 3 @ 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

Diana Krall @ Overture Center for the Arts
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

For a jazz musician, vocalist-pianist Diana Krall has enjoyed unprecedented popularity. She’s the only jazz singer to have 8 albums debut atop of the Billboard Jazz chart, and her albums have won 5 Grammy awards, 8 Juno awards, and reached multi-platinum status 7 times. And yet, she is undeniably an outstanding musician! While dabbling in a variety of genres over the past decade, her latest album, “Turn Up the Quiet” (Verve, 2017), http://www.dianakrall.com/news/new-album-turn-quiet-world-tour-announce, celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook. http://www.overture.org/events/diana-krall.

Jun
4
Sun
Cliff Frederiksen and Doug Brown – guitar @ Liliana's Restaurant
Jun 4 @ 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

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

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
Jun 6 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 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
Jun 6 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 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
Jun 6 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 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]