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 […]

2014 Isthmus Jazz Festival Lineup

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The Isthmus Jazz Festival is coming up, June 20 and 21. For the last 7-8 years the festival has been held outdoors on the Union Terrace. For many years before  it was held in multiple rooms concurrently in the old Civic Center. This year’s two day festival combines the best of those worlds. As in […]

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 […]

First Annual MMSD High School Jazz Festival set for December 10th

The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) announces the First Annual MMSD High School Jazz Festival will be held from 1:00-8:30pm on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at James Madison Memorial High School with the Festival Concert beginning at 6:30pm. The theme of this year’s educational festival is “Big Bands of 1941 – Pearl Harbor 70th Anniversary”. […]

Jazz at Five finale September 7

Here’s the press release from Jazz at Five for their last concert of the year. They are also asking for your help completing a survey requested by one of their funders, Dane County Cultural Affairs Commision. This is an opportunity to influence art funding decisions beyond Jazz at Five so please take a moment to […]

Warm, relaxing night at Jazz at Five

You can travel the world and not find a nicer scene than downtown Madison on a night like tonight: a dry,warm breeze; friends gathered at tables; and the relaxing music of the Brian Lynch quintet at Jazz at Five. I just got home and feel good! Someday I’ll learn to operate my new video camera, but in […]

Friday night headliners at the Isthmus Jazz Fest

Today is our last in a short series of posts about artists performing at this year’s Isthmus Jazz Festival. Tomorrow the fest starts and I’ll be hanging out at Madison’s best summertime venue, the Memorial Union, taking it all in. So what shall we feature today? Let’s check out the Friday night headliners since we covered the Saturday headliners […]

Marlin McKay at the Isthmus Jazz Festival

We continue highlighting artists appearing at the Isthmus Jazz Fest this weekend. Next up is Marlin McKay, an Indiana trumpeter with a relaxed sound and a penchant for hard bop. This Saturday’s back-to-back pairing of Marlin McKay at 6pm followed by Mike Frost at 8pm should make for a nice evening of straight-ahead jazz. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXyol9gAzT0]