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 […]

Greater Madison Jazz Consortium Now Hiring for K-8 Guest Artist Position: Application Deadline is 1/26/14

Next Sunday. January 26th, is the deadline to apply for the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s new part-time position of “K-8 Guest Artist Program Coordinator.” This position will lead the Consortium’s efforts to design and conduct a program that brings local professional jazz musicians into our community’s elementary and middle schools to work with music teachers. […]

Sunday’s the Deadline to Apply for the Jazz Consortium’s Venue Development Position

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This coming Sunday is the deadline to apply for the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s new part-time position of “Program Coordinator for Venue Development.” This position will lead the Consortium’s efforts to create a wider array of local venues that present live jazz in settings that are good for listening and that pay better fees to […]

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 […]

Greater Madison Jazz Consortium is Hiring: Application Deadline is November 8

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Want to help strengthen the local jazz scene? Do you have some spare time and talent to devote to the cause? If so, please consider applying for one of the new part-time contracted Program Coordinator positions with the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium created through a grant from the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation. These […]

The Scoop on the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Big New Grant

What’s in that new $60,000 Peterson Foundation grant to the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium, and how is it going to help the Consortium pursue its goals of creating a more supportive climate for local jazz musicians, enhancing K-12 jazz education, and expanding the local jazz audience?  Find out about these upcoming grant-funded initiatives by visiting the […]

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 […]

February 1-2 Sale to Benefit Madison Jazz Society School Grants Program

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Madison Jazz Society (MJS) will hold a SUPER JAZZ BOOK & MORE SALE  on Friday, February 1 (2:00-6:00 PM) and Saturday, February 2 (10:00 AM-2:00 PM) as a fundraiser for the Society’s School Grants Fund.  The Fund annually awards grants to schools throughout the Greater Madison area and across Wisconsin to enhance their jazz education […]

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 […]