Update on the Madison Jazz Scene

Richie Cole, Dennis Mitcheltree, and the rest of the jammers having fun.

The Isthmus Jazzfest is past and it’s a while before Jazz-at-Five arrives, but there’s still plenty to report about the Madison jazz scene. The big news this past week, and it’s in all the newspapers from here to Chicago, is  UW-Madison music professor Richard Davis has been awarded a 2014 Jazz Masters  Fellowship from the National Endowment for […]

Synchopathic Expression: Spoken Word Poet Rob Dz Evolves into a Jazz Artist

Madison's spoken word master poet and jazz artist Rob Dz performs at The Brink this Sunday

The following article about spoken word poet Rob Dz is written by Jonathan Gramling, Editor and Publisher of the Capital City Hues newspaper.  It will appear in this week’s issue as a preview to Rob’s “Jazz on a Sunday” performance on 12/2 at The Brink Lounge with the New Breed.  The Hues is one of the media […]

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, […]

No New Breed jam next week

Don’t you wish you didn’t have to work or go to school? What would you do instead? Well, judging by the packed house at the Cardinal last Tuesday many of us would play and listen to jazz. My schedule only allows me down to the jam about once a month, but I attend regularly enough […]

Patrick is in town

Just a quick heads-up: former New Breed tenor saxophonist Patrick Breiner is back in Madison for the week and will be joining the New Breed at their weekly jam session Tuesday night 9 pm at the Cardinal.  Patrick is a fantastic player, there is no one else like him in Madison. He lives in Connecticut […]

Jazz Club: Cardinal yes, Frequency no

Here’s something interesting: Ben Sidran, Nick Moran, and Louka Patenaude are playing 5:30-7:30 every Tuesday in August at the Cardinal Bar. No cover, should be a good show, and the Cardinal should be happening by the time the New Breed jam begins at 8:30. What’s really interesting is Ben et al are playing at the  same time David Stoler and friends […]

Last chance to hear Patrick

Pay attention Madison jazz fans, this is important! Madison’s premier jazz saxophonist, Patrick Breiner, is leaving town in August….. for good.  That’s right, he and  Emily are moving back east in the middle of August. This isn’t too surprising;  Patrick has been touring more and more and much of it is on the east coast, […]

Local jazz stars to play Jazz at Five Fundraiser

Jazz at Five poster

I have a friend who sees something like 16 movies in 4 days whenever the Wisconsin Film Fest comes around. I can only sit through 3 or 4 movies before I’ve had my fill; by Sunday of that weekend I’m itching to do something else. This year I already know what that’ll be: the Jazz at Five Fundraiser […]