Special Discount Offer for the Overture Center’s “Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60” Concert

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With a world-class line-up that includes vocalist Karrin Allyson, clarinetist Anat Cohen, trumpeter Randy Brecker, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Larry Grenadier, and Clarence Penn on drums, the Overture Center’s 3/28/14 “Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60″ concert may well be the high point of a very strong Spring jazz season. And now, through […]

Sun Prairie High School Presents “A Night of Jazz” with the NIU Jazz Ensemble and Guest Artist Rodney Whitaker

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The best high school jazz program in the Midwest is arguably right here in Dane County, at Sun Prairie High School, under the direction of Steve Sveum. This coming Sunday, 11/24/13, the school continues its ongoing relationship with the outstanding jazz program from Northern Illinois University (NIU), with a day-long clinic and an evening concert […]

Wayne’s Music World: Great New Jazz at Clayton Concert and on CD

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The next big thing in jazz has arrived.  Gerald Clayton is making music that must be heard, receiving rave reviews and touring behind the newest CD with his name and photo on the front.  Four days after the release of Life Forum, a sold-out Madison crowd gave Gerald and his New York City-based trio a […]

Wayne’s Music World: Gerald Clayton – Working Musician

James Brown was called “the hardest working man in show business,” a reflection of his high-energy R&B stage presence. But a young jazz star who is coming to Madison April 6th may match JB’s energy off-stage. “Prolific” doesn’t begin to describe Gerald Clayton in 2013. More jazz musicians should have his embarrassment of employment riches. […]

UW Jazz Studies Professor Johannes Wallmann’s New Sextet @ The Brink This Sunday (3/10/13)

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As part of the mutual welcome to our community at the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s “Jazz Junction” kickoff event at Full Compass this past November, the UW School of Music’s new Jazz Studies Director Johannes Wallmann, http://www.music.wisc.edu/faculty/bio?faculty_id=94, gave us a sneak peek at the brasstet format that’s been at the forefront of his composing, arranging […]

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 […]

Synchopathic Expression: Spoken Word Poet Rob Dz Evolves into a Jazz Artist

Madison's spoken word master poet and jazz artist Rob Dz performs at The Brink this Sunday

The following article about spoken word poet Rob Dz is written by Jonathan Gramling, Editor and Publisher of the Capital City Hues newspaper.  It will appear in this week’s issue as a preview to Rob’s “Jazz on a Sunday” performance on 12/2 at The Brink Lounge with the New Breed.  The Hues is one of the media […]

Rob Dz and the New Breed: Hip Hop Meets Jazz This Sunday at The Brink

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Experience a unique creative surge this coming Sunday at The Brink Lounge when Madison’s pre-eminent spoken word poet and hip-hop artist, Rob Dz, joins forces with the New Breed jazz quartet’s Paul Hastil, Louka Patenaude, Nick Moran and Michael Brenneis.  Co-produced by Madison Music Collective, Mad Toast Live, and the Improvisational Music Workshop, their concert […]

Second Annual MMSD High School Jazz Festival This Saturday

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The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) holds its Second Annual MMSD High School Jazz Festival this coming Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 1:00-8:00pm on Saturday, at James Madison Memorial High School’s Buchhauser Auditorium (201 South Gammon Road, kitty corner from West Towne Mall). The full-day program wraps up with a big public concert beginning at 6:00pm.  The concert […]