Live Music at the Bourbon Street Grille

The Bourbon St Grille deck overlooking the Yahara River is a great place to hang out in summer.

I’m pleased to announce that the Bourbon Street Grille will be offering live music this summer on their rooftop overlooking the Yahara River.  The restaurant will be hosting a jazz shows Thursdays from 5:30 – 8:30 PM.  This week’s opening act on May 29th will showcase world-class bassist John Christensen leading a fantastic trio, featuring […]

Dick Hyman Solo Jazz Piano Concert and Clinic

Dick Hyman

Salon Piano Series proudly welcomes legendary jazz pianist Dick Hyman on Sunday, June 1st, 2014 at 2 pm for a solo jazz piano performance at Farley’s House of Pianos (6522 Seybold Road on Madison’s Far West Side, just off South Gammon Road, south of the Beltline). The evening before the concert, on Saturday, May 31st, […]

Hammond B3 master Tony Monaco returns

Tony Monaco

Friday May 23rd at The Brink……Starts at 8 PM……Tickets on line at: for $20….at the door will be $25 Tony’s show last November at the Brink was one of the most enjoyable jazz concerts of the year. And it was packed! I can’t imagine more people fitting into that room. It’s no surprise he’s […]

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 […]

Make Music Madison Registration Now Open, Paid Mentorships Available

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A celebration of all genres and styles of music, and all skill levels and ages of musicians, Make Music Madison’s goal is to fill the city with music on the Summer Solstice, Saturday, 6/21/14, from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, at outdoor venues hosted at local businesses, homes, community centers, neighborhood parks and other public […]

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 […]

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 […]