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Madison Jazz Calendar returns

The original Madison Jazz Calendar is back. When updating of the MJ site ceased in spring of 2014 the calendar lost its home. Many jazz fans expressed sadness and longing for it to return. Now, a fully restored calendar listing all local jazz events is back. Use the Calendar tab above … Read More

This site is being discontinued

We've received terrific feedback about the recent site changes and yet forces beyond our control are now compelling us to discontinue the site. For the future, Madison Jazz will put all its energy into the Madison Jazz Jam. This site will remain up for some time but will no longer be … Read More

Concerts & Special Events

Dick Hyman

Dick Hyman Solo Jazz Piano Concert and Clinic

Salon Piano Series proudly welcomes legendary jazz pianist Dick Hyman on Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at 2 pm for a solo jazz piano performance at Farley’s House of Pianos (6522 Seybold Road on Madison’s Far West Side, just off South Gammon Road, south of the … Read More


Jackie Allen

Jackie Allen has a new recording out

Former Madisonian Jackie Allen released her 10th CD, "My Favorite Color," on Tuesday. She is touring this summer and will be at the Brink on July 22nd. … [Read More...]

Jam Sessions


June 1st jam and other jam news

Like I was saying,  jam sessions are unpredictable.  Last Sunday on a beautiful day during graduation weekend we had 24 jammers, tied for the most ever. We had more drummers than we’ve had in a while, a nice mix of young and older jammers, good music, and lots … Read More

Isthmus Jazz Fest

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2014 Isthmus Jazz Festival Lineup

The Isthmus Jazz Festival is coming up, June 20 and 21. For the last 7-8 years the festival has been held outdoors on the Union Terrace. For many years before  it was held in multiple rooms concurrently in the old Civic Center. This year's two day festival … [Read More...]