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 […]

Musician input wanted

Here’s Nick Moran with information about an important gathering next week. Are you willing to donate your time and thoughts to help improve our area’s jazz scene?  If so, the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium invites you to participate in its newly-forming Musician Advisory Group.  Through participation in the Group, you will help shape the Consortium’s […]

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. […]

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 […]

Greater Madison Jazz Consortium is Hiring: Application Deadline is November 8

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Want to help strengthen the local jazz scene? Do you have some spare time and talent to devote to the cause? If so, please consider applying for one of the new part-time contracted Program Coordinator positions with the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium created through a grant from the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation. These […]

The Scoop on the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Big New Grant

What’s in that new $60,000 Peterson Foundation grant to the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium, and how is it going to help the Consortium pursue its goals of creating a more supportive climate for local jazz musicians, enhancing K-12 jazz education, and expanding the local jazz audience?  Find out about these upcoming grant-funded initiatives by visiting the […]

Jazz Consortium Lands $60,000 grant

This just in from the GMJC: The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium has landed a new $60,000 grant from the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, the most loyal and generous philanthropic supporter of jazz in our community. This new grant will enable the Consortium to move ahead with a series of scene-building initiatives that emerged […]

Speak Up for Jazz: Take the Greater Madison Jazz Community Survey

The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium is in the midst of crafting a first-ever action plan that speaks to our local jazz community as a whole. A compelling plan that’s grounded in the realities of the current scene and the wishes of jazz musicians, educators, venue owners, and fans will help point the way to a […]

Dex @ 90: Program Schedule Set for Maxine Gordon’s Visit to Greater Madison, March 11-14

The program schedule is now set for Maxine Gordon’s visit to Greater Madison, part of her 2013 world-wide tour to celebrate the life and music of the late great jazz saxophonist, Dexter Gordon, on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Under sponsorship of the new Greater Madison Jazz Consortium, Maxine will conduct the following programs […]