Live Music at the Bourbon Street Grille

The Bourbon St Grille deck overlooking the Yahara River is a great place to hang out in summer.

I’m pleased to announce that the Bourbon Street Grille will be offering live music this summer on their rooftop overlooking the Yahara River.  The restaurant will be hosting a jazz shows Thursdays from 5:30 – 8:30 PM.  This week’s opening act on May 29th will showcase world-class bassist John Christensen leading a fantastic trio, featuring […]

Free masterclass with Yoron Israel Thursday Jan 23

UW Madison’s School of Music presents a jazz masterclass with master drummer Yoron Israel and the UW Contemporary Jazz Ensemble. Thursday, Jan 23, 8:00 pm UW’s Morphy Recital Hall at 455 N Park St, Madison Free and open to the public.  Among the most in-demand drummers in jazz, Yoron Israel has performed or recorded with Otis […]

The Jazz Consortium Hires Nick Moran and Susan Fox, and Recruits for Venue Development Position

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The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium is delighted to announce the hiring of one of our jazz community’s leaders, bassist Nick Moran. Nick will serve as the Consortium’s Program Coordinator for Musician-Led Project Development. In this position, he will work with key stakeholders (including the Consortium’s soon-to-be-recruited Musicians Advisory Team) to develop practical projects that have […]

Jazz Vocalist Janet Planet Appearing This Saturday at Heid Music

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It’s been several years since Janet Planet, one of Wisconsin’s top jazz vocalists, has performed in our community, but that’s about to change. This coming Saturday, 12/14/13, Ms. Planet will be performing with her guitarist and long-time musical director, Tom Theabo, at Heid Music’s Madison store, 7948 Tree Lane at Mineral Point Road. In addition […]

Urban League Jazz Cabaret November 15

The Urban League Jazz Cabaret November 15th | 5:30 – 10:00 pm | Monona Terrace Join us as the Monona Terrace Convention Center is transformed into a jazz cabaret, complete with artists, magicians, and other performers who will provide a multi-sensory experience from start to finish. You won’t believe your eyes as we frame the […]

Calling Madison Area Musicians: Registration Closes This Week for Carmen Lundy’s Vocal and Instrumental Workshops

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Local vocalists and instrumentalists of all ages have a rare chance to enhance their skills craft learn from a world-class vocalist and talented multi-instrumentalist: Carmen Lundy, the headline performer at the 2013 Isthmus Jazz Festival. But you must sign up this week. Ms. Lundy teams with Madison’s Leotha and Tamera Stanley for her “All-Star Jazz […]

Carmen Lundy Vocal and Instrumental Workshops

I heard Carmen Lundy in Madison a few years ago during the Mary Lou Williams Centennial. She impressed me as a fantastic vocalist with many expressive vocal techniques at her command. She is also known to be an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger. Here is an announcement from Madison Music Collective with details about two […]

Valentine’s day with Gerri

Looking for a place to take your honey for Valentine’s day? Well, what could be more romantic than dinner while listening to one of Madison’s most popular jazz vocalists? Gerri DiMaggio performs with her trio every Thursday at the Fountain, and this Thursday is Valentine’s day. Here’s a note from Gerri: Thursday, February 14th 6:30 […]

Love Light, Love Dark

“Love Light, Love Dark,” a jazz concert with Susan Hofer, Doug Brown & John Christensen. Where: the Center for Conscious Living, 849 E. Washington Ave., Suite 118, Madison, WI, 53703 When: Saturday, February 9th, 7pm – 10pm? Cost: Admission is $12 day of show or $10 with advance purchase, available with a credit card or […]