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 […]

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 […]

“Song Stylizing for Jazz Vocalists” — A Workshop with World-Renowned Jazz Singer Mary Stallings

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While in Madison for her Isthmus Jazz Festival headline performance, the great Mary Stallings will conduct a private workshop on Thursday, 5/31/12, from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Edgewater Hotel.  Immediately following the workshop, participants are invited to perform at a public vocal showcase in the Edgewater’s Cove Lounge hosted by Madison’s own stellar jazz vocalist Gerri […]

Jazz Musicians Sought

From Craigslist Madison today: Experienced performer (guitar/ukulele/vocals) looking to start a new Gypsy Swing/Novelty Jazz combo. Stand-up bass is a MUST for this type of music! Also interested in instrumentalists of all types (trumpet, saxophone, guitar, fiddle, etc). Must be able to read charts and play changes. Email or call (608-819-8844) if you are interested […]

Ovation Inflation at David Sanchez concert

Why is it that every concert I attend in Madison ends with a standing ovation? Am I amazingly good at selecting great concerts or is something else going on? The David Sanchez concert last Saturday night at the Memorial Union was a good concert. I enjoyed myself, but when the concert ended and people started […]

Craigslist ad for Jazz “Club”

I found this post on Madison Craigslist tonight and thought I’d share it: Reply to: comm-vg9qr-1097426599@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?] Date: 2009-03-29, 10:35AM CDT I’m thinking of forming a weekly get-together of jazzers to trade ideas, materials, and such. Kind of like Evans’ basement apartment was for Miles and company. I don’t really have […]

Musicians think differently

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have evidence that musicians think differently than non-musicians. In this study trained musicians used both the left and the right sides of their frontal cortex more heavily than the average person, and also used divergent thinking more. Divergent thinking is the ability to come up with new solutions to open-ended, multifaceted problems and is […]

Last week of New Breed jam?

This Wednesday night is the last scheduled date of the New Breed Quintet’s eight week run at the Cabana run. According to Nick, the management is reviewing the situation and will be making a decision on whether to keep the jam. Madison jazz fans have been very supportive; open tables are rare . It’s hard […]