Jazz Community News from the Consortium

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(reprinted from the April 2014 GMJC newsletter) MIDVALE ELEMENTARY AND WHITEHORSE MIDDLE SCHOOLS TO PILOT THE JAZZ CONSORTIUM’S K-8 GUEST ARTIST PROGRAM. We were delighted to find that 10 Madison schools were interested in hosting the Consortium’s K-8 Guest Artist program this Spring, and that 21 local jazz musicians would like to serve as a […]

Legendary Bassist Eddie Gomez in Concert on April 5th at The Brink Lounge

Thanks to the efforts of Rodrigo Villanueva and Elizabeth Brink, the Midwest tour by multi-Grammy winner and master bassist Eddie Gomez will stop in Madison on Saturday, April 5th, at The Brink Lounge. Best known for his 11 years with the legendary Bill Evans Trio, where he played an integral role in the Trio’s sound […]

Jeff Peronto Obituary and Visitation Schedule

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Our jazz community lost one of its icons, Jeff Peronto, earlier this week. Here is the obituary that appears on the Cress Funeral Services website. It includes schedule info for the visitation and burial service as well as a suggestion for direction of gifts in his memory. ************************************ Madison – Jeffrey Lee Peronto, age 64, […]

Special Discount Offer for the Overture Center’s “Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60” Concert

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With a world-class line-up that includes vocalist Karrin Allyson, clarinetist Anat Cohen, trumpeter Randy Brecker, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Larry Grenadier, and Clarence Penn on drums, the Overture Center’s 3/28/14 “Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60″ concert may well be the high point of a very strong Spring jazz season. And now, through […]

Greater Madison Jazz Consortium Now Hiring for K-8 Guest Artist Position: Application Deadline is 1/26/14

Next Sunday. January 26th, is the deadline to apply for the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s new part-time position of “K-8 Guest Artist Program Coordinator.” This position will lead the Consortium’s efforts to design and conduct a program that brings local professional jazz musicians into our community’s elementary and middle schools to work with music teachers. […]

Harmonious Wail Evening House Concert on Saturday, January 25th

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As Pat Dillon recently reported in Isthmus, house concerts are an increasingly popular way of giving audiences a uniquely intimate musical experience while providing the performers a good-paying gig. This month, on Saturday evening, January 25th, the venerable string jazz trio Harmonious Wail gives a 2-hour concert for a maximum of 50 people in the […]

Sunday’s the Deadline to Apply for the Jazz Consortium’s Venue Development Position

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This coming Sunday is the deadline to apply for the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s new part-time position of “Program Coordinator for Venue Development.” This position will lead the Consortium’s efforts to create a wider array of local venues that present live jazz in settings that are good for listening and that pay better fees to […]