Copyright Fee increase

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Do you compose music? Is it copyrighted? Effective May 1st the US Copyright Office is increasing fees for digitally submitted copyright registration from $35 to $55. If you have a backlog of unregistered music now is the time to take care of it. Do you need to register your copyright for full protection? Read about […]

Alone Together


The next Madison Jazz Jam is Sunday, April 13. Here is an excerpt from Michael B-B’s article about the tune-of-the-week: Alone Together, by Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, is a prime example of their American Songbook writing which often featured non-standard phrase lengths and alternation between the major and minor modes on the same root. […]

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 […]

The New Breed Presents: Joke Night Part III

From Facebook: This Tuesday, The New Breed Jazz Jam brings back its popular musician joke night in celebration of April Fool’s Day. Join us for Madison’s hottest jazz jam session and (please:) stay for the plethora of jokes told in-between the night’s tunes by jammers, audience members, and the host band members. Did you hear […]

Welcome to our new site!

Madison Jazz is now an online magazine and your complete guide to everything happening in Madison, Wisconsin! Take a look around. All the previous content is here except for the educational material and Musicians Page. Those items are moving to the Madison Jazz Jam website. With our new look, active content remains easily visible on […]

St Thomas


Excerpted from Madison Jazz Jam: Please note the 3rd Sunday in April is Easter so the jam was moved to April 13th. That will be one week after our next jam on April 6th. Our next jam on April 6th is special because Mark Davis is joining us on piano. Mark is the Chair of […]

Corcovado March 16th


Excerpt reposted from Madison Jazz Jam: The tune-of-the-week for our jam on March 16th is Corcovado. Also known as Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars, it is a bossa nova song written by Antonio Carlos Jobim in 1960. Most people play the real book version of this song and we will too. The original version, however, […]

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, […]