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Mingus night with the New Breed

Join us this Tuesday, April 22nd to celebrate the music of Charles Mingus on what would have been his 92nd birthday. The New Breed will pick some choice Mingus tunes for our first set, and then we'll be joined by members of The UW Jazz Ensembles for our jam session. Jammers are … Read More

Concerts & Special Events

Clockwise: vocalist Debbie Duncan, Mark Ramirez on keyboard, Matt Hund on drums, and Lucas Koehler on bass.

Jazz at Five fundraiser last night

I wish I could've made it to this performance. Debbie Duncan sounds fantastic on her YouTube videos.  Did you attend? How was it? Leave a comment with your thoughts. … Read More


Jackie Allen

Jackie Allen and Company

A really enjoyable podcast of  Jackie Allen's concert from last September was just published on Mad Toast Live (a treasure trove of concert recordings). The concert was presented by Madison Music Collective, Mad Toast Live, the Improvisational Music Workshop, … Read More

Madison Jazz Calendar

Jam Sessions


Next jam May 3rd

From the Madison Jazz Jam website: .....The band is Eric Koppa – sax/educator, Dave Stoler – piano, Nick Moran – bass, and Michael Brenneis – drums. The tune-of-the-week is Cherokee. This tune is usually called at a very rapid tempo and involves many key … Read More

Greater Madison Jazz Consortium

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Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with Live Music

Excerpted from the GMJS website: Since 2001, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has been designating each April as Jazz Appreciation Month and calling on communities around the country to join the celebration. By far the best way to … Read More