Next jam May 3rd


From the Madison Jazz Jam website: …..The band is Eric Koppa – sax/educator, Dave Stoler – piano, Nick Moran – bass, and Michael Brenneis – drums. The tune-of-the-week is Cherokee. This tune is usually called at a very rapid tempo and involves many key changes. It is a great tune to work on fundamentals and […]

Christian Howes April 12

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This is going to be a good one! Jazz violinist Christian Howes is coming to the Brink Lounge Sunday, April 13th. Christian’s brand of jazz is fiery, accessible, and surprisingly varied. At times he sounds like a saxophone or electric guitar. Here are the details: “DOWN BEAT” CRITICS’ POLL “#1 RISING STAR” VIOLINIST Christian Howes […]

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 […]

Welcome to our new site!

Madison Jazz is now an online magazine and your complete guide to everything happening in Madison, Wisconsin! Take a look around. All the previous content is here except for the educational material and Musicians Page. Those items are moving to the Madison Jazz Jam website. With our new look, active content remains easily visible on […]

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 […]

Looking for an upright bassist?

Another treat for you today: more jazz music from a Madison area musician. Okay, maybe it’s a stretch to say Janesville is in the Madison area but it’s not far away. Tony recently contacted Madison Jazz to help find bandmates. He sent along a very tasty demo recording. Here’s the recording and more information from Tony. *** I […]

MMJO: cool jazz, sweet seats

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Madison Mellophonium Jazz Orchestra is playing a concert at the historic Al. Ringling Theatre in Baraboo as part of a benefit fundraiser for the historic theater and the Sauk County Artists Association. The “Sweet Seats” benefit event, sponsored by the Sauk County Artists Association and the Al. Ringling Theatre, will be a fun evening of camaraderie, […]