Jazz Consortium Kicks off New Strollin’ Series in Schenk’s Corners on Friday, May 23

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On Friday, May 23rd, the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium will kick off its new Strollin’ series of neighborhood-based mini-fests in the Schenk’s Corners commercial district.  Produced by Consortium staff members Nick Moran and Rob Lundberg, and celebrating our community’s outstanding local jazz musicians, “Strollin’ Schenk’s Corners” features 8 hours of live music (5:00 PM ‘til […]

Jazz Consortium to Launch New Performance Series on May 23rd in Schenk’s Corners

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On Friday, May 23rd, the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium will launch a new neighborhood-based jazz performance series called “Strollin’,” starting with the Schenk’s Corners commercial district (intersection of Atwood Avenue and Winnebago Street on Madison’s Near East Side). Showcasing local musicians and paying them respectful fees, this new series is based in large part on […]

Brian Lynch

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Don’t miss jazz trumpet virtuoso Brian Lynch in concert this Thursday with the UW Jazz Orchestra & UW Honors Jazz Band. Brian has been a member of some of jazz’s most storied groups including Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, the Horace Silver Quintet, the Phil Woods Quartet, the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Eddie Palmieri, and others. […]

Jazz strings concert this Wednesday – Free

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Here’s news about a just-announced free concert coming up this Wednesday, 4/30/14, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the Brink Lounge. Violinist Randy Sabien is used to appearing in Madison as the leader of one of his many ​fine ​bands, e.g., the string jazz band with bassist Jeff Eckels that he brought to the Brink for […]

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 […]