The New Breed Presents: Joke Night Part III

From Facebook: This Tuesday, The New Breed Jazz Jam brings back its popular musician joke night in celebration of April Fool’s Day. Join us for Madison’s hottest jazz jam session and (please:) stay for the plethora of jokes told in-between the night’s tunes by jammers, audience members, and the host band members. Did you hear […]

Legendary Bassist Eddie Gomez in Concert on April 5th at The Brink Lounge

Thanks to the efforts of Rodrigo Villanueva and Elizabeth Brink, the Midwest tour by multi-Grammy winner and master bassist Eddie Gomez will stop in Madison on Saturday, April 5th, at The Brink Lounge. Best known for his 11 years with the legendary Bill Evans Trio, where he played an integral role in the Trio’s sound […]

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 […]

Gerri DiMaggio at the Capitol Chop House

Not long ago there was only one local upscale restaurant serving up jazz. Things are changing. Take this Friday for instance: the Madison jazz calendar lists drummer Rand Moore and his quartet at Liliana’s, guitarist Cliff Fredericksen with bassist Johhny Widdicombe at Ruth Chris, and guitarist Doug Brown and me (sax) at Delaney’s. This Thursday Gerri DiMaggio gets a jump […]

Free masterclass with Yoron Israel Thursday Jan 23

UW Madison’s School of Music presents a jazz masterclass with master drummer Yoron Israel and the UW Contemporary Jazz Ensemble. Thursday, Jan 23, 8:00 pm UW’s Morphy Recital Hall at 455 N Park St, Madison Free and open to the public.  Among the most in-demand drummers in jazz, Yoron Israel has performed or recorded with Otis […]

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 […]