Madison Jazz Jam moves to Lilliana’s

Madison Jazz Jam, an all ages, all levels, educational jam is holding its next session on Sunday, February 13th 4-7 pm at Lilliana’s Restaurant in Fitchburg. Madison Jazz Jam began last September and after 3 monthly sessions took a break during December, then cancelled its January session because of a conflict with the Packer’s championship game. After a 2 month […]

“Mary Lou Williams @ 100” Concert This Saturday at Overture

Pianist Geri Allen, the world's foremost interpreter of Mary Lou Williams' instrumental music

by Howard Landsman, Chairman, Madison’s Mary Lou Williams Centennial Committee How often do jazz audiences get to see live performances by world-class musicians at a highly affordable price, in our community or anywhere else?   Such a rare opportunity is coming up this weekend, on Saturday, October 2, at 7:30 PM, when renowned pianist Geri Allen […]

Thursday at Project Lodge and Death of Cabana Room

by Patrick Breiner Greetings Wisconsinites, Hot off the presses: The Cabana Room has given the New Breed the ax. We will not be playing this Wednesday, nor the following, nor any subsequent Wednesday night. The reason? Who knows? The explanation given by a high ranking Samba Party official: “We’re not making enough money off it.” […]

Madison Music Collective Announces Fall 2009 Concert Series

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by Howard Landsman Cole Porter co-exists with music made on laptop as the Madison Music Collective launches the kind of eclectic concert series for which it has come to be known.  The Collective’s Fall 2009 series will range from the classic to the avant-garde, solo performances to ensemble works, vocal jazz to instrumental, acoustic sounds to advanced […]

Laurie’s Living Room Concerts

The Madison jazz scene continues to show its resiliency. As the number of jazz events in Madison clubs trends downward, jazz is springing up in a variety of other non-drinking establishments. The MMC is leading the way with frequent events at Capitol Lakes, a new series of creative improvised music (free jazz) at Escape Java […]

Jazz at Milwaukee Pabst Theater

The Milwaukee Pabst theater is one of the nicest regional venues to hear serious music. It combines old world craftsmanship and charm with great acoustics. A while back I noted that the Hal Leonard series at the Milwaukee Pabst Theater had been cancelled. Fortunately, they are still scheduling some jazz. This is very short notice but tickets […]