Jeff Peronto Obituary and Visitation Schedule

Photo_Jeff Peronto

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, […]

Dennis Mitcheltree comes to Madison

Today’s article is by guest author Joyce Markle. Heads up! It’s not every day that a great tenor player, well-traveled in Europe, Japan, and the U.S. makes time in his busy tour schedule to visit Madison. Later this week, Los Angeles saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree makes a rare visit to Madison to play three dates with […]

Jazz Benefactor John Peterson passes

The Madison jazz community has lost its greatest benefactor.  John Peterson (of the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation) passed away on September 30th at age 83. Last month his foundation approved a $42000 grant to fund a comprehensive plan for collaboration on a wide range of initiatives to strengthen our community’s jazz scene (including the […]

Madison jazz people news


Guitarist Luke Polipnick has left town for Omaha. Luke will be missed for his playing and his organizational energy and skill. Luke was a regular at jam sessions, played in many bands including a long running Wednesday gig at the Dragon Fly Lounge with Glacier ((Ben Willis, Geoff Brady), and one of the founders of  […]

Gerri’s new Christmas CD

The cover of Gerri DiMaggio's new CD, "It's Coming on Christmas."

Just in time for the holidays Gerri DiMaggio has released a Christmas-themed CD. You can listen to samples and buy it at CD Baby. Here’s Gerri: This THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st 6:30 to 9:00 at “The Cove” in The Edgewater Hotel we will be celebrating the Holiday’s with the release of the new CD, “It’s Coming […]

Bill Carrothers interview

Ten days ago the Lawrence University Faculty Jazz Quartet played an amazing concert at the Brink Lounge here in Madison. Everyone in that group is great, but in the talk after the concert the person I heard mentioned most was keyboardist Bill Carrothers. Yesterday, NPR published a feature interview with Bill. He is an interesting guy. Check it out.

Hanah Jon Taylor in the news

Hanah Jon Taylor is promoting his new CD, HyrPlasis, and is featured in Doug Moe’s column this morning in the Wisconsin State Journal. You won’t learn much about the CD, but it is a good read about Hanah’s background and what he’s up to now. If you want to know more about the CD a good place to […]