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 […]

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 […]