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 […]

Speak Up for Jazz: Take the Greater Madison Jazz Community Survey

The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium is in the midst of crafting a first-ever action plan that speaks to our local jazz community as a whole. A compelling plan that’s grounded in the realities of the current scene and the wishes of jazz musicians, educators, venue owners, and fans will help point the way to a […]

Dennis Mitcheltree comes to Madison

Today’s article is by guest author Joyce Markle. Heads up! It’s not every day that a great tenor player, well-traveled in Europe, Japan, and the U.S. makes time in his busy tour schedule to visit Madison. Later this week, Los Angeles saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree makes a rare visit to Madison to play three dates with […]

Madison Jazz highlights the week of Nov 27, 2012

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As the weather cools down the Madison jazz scene is heating up. This next week is loaded with great jazz. Let’s take a look at the highlights: Tuesday Cardinal Bar 5:30pm. A few weeks ago the Cardinal began a jazz happy hour every Tues from 5:30 to 8. They’re bringing in great players and this […]

Madison Area jazz tidbits

Madison Music Foundry is starting a jazz workshop open to all ages. Rehearsals start April 20-22 and the gig is June 16th. Here ‘s a link to more information. UW – Whitewater is hiring a jazz bassist. Here’s the ad. The Richard Davis Foundation Bass Conference is coming up, April 6 and 7th. The faculty […]

Jazz Jams in Madison – an update

This post was originally written February, 2011 and has been updated several times, most recently on September 10, 2012.  You’re an up and coming Madison jazz musician looking to improve, play in public, meet like-minded folks, possibly get in a band. Or maybe you love to listen to jazz, learn more about it, meet local musicians, […]

Madison jazz news and notes

In recognition of April as Jazz Appreciation Month, yesterday’s Wisconsin State Journal carried several stories about Madison jazz happenings. The front page of the “Best of ” section has a feature about the Madison Jazz Jam. The print edition has large photos (to see all the photos of the online version click on images above […]

Jazz Jams in Madison

You’re an up and coming Madison jazz musician looking to improve, play in public, meet like-minded folks, possibly get in a band. Or maybe you love to listen to jazz, learn more about it, meet local musicians, and be a part of the Madison jazz scene. If these descriptions fit, you need to check out the […]