Richard Davis on WPT tonight

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We just received the following message from the outstanding Madison-based documentary filmmaker Chuck France (producer and director of the pioneering 1982 film, “Jazz in Exile”, and currently a Wisconsin Public TV producer and videographer). This should be an excellent and most timely program, coming as it does in the wake of Richard Davis’ (long-overdue) recognition […]

UW Jazz is Big Winner in Eau Claire

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Two School of Music Jazz ensembles directed by Assistant Professor Johannes Wallmann were recognized at the 47th annual Eau Claire Jazz Festival on April 9th.  The UW Contemporary Jazz Ensemble won first place in the college combo category (out of ten participating bands), and the UW Jazz Orchestra was the runner-up in the college big […]

Jazz Consortium Kicks off New Strollin’ Series in Schenk’s Corners on Friday, May 23

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On Friday, May 23rd, the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium will kick off its new Strollin’ series of neighborhood-based mini-fests in the Schenk’s Corners commercial district.  Produced by Consortium staff members Nick Moran and Rob Lundberg, and celebrating our community’s outstanding local jazz musicians, “Strollin’ Schenk’s Corners” features 8 hours of live music (5:00 PM ‘til […]

Jazz Consortium to Launch New Performance Series on May 23rd in Schenk’s Corners

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On Friday, May 23rd, the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium will launch a new neighborhood-based jazz performance series called “Strollin’,” starting with the Schenk’s Corners commercial district (intersection of Atwood Avenue and Winnebago Street on Madison’s Near East Side). Showcasing local musicians and paying them respectful fees, this new series is based in large part on […]

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 […]

March 27th House Concert Starring Claudia Schmidt


Singer-songwriter-string player Claudia Schmidt is well-known in these parts as a folk artist, but she has also expanded her artistic palette in recent years to include jazz, as in her 2001 album of standards, “I Thought About You.” Claudia returns to town this month for a special solo house concert, featuring the full scope of […]