Jazz Consortium Kicks off New Strollin’ Series in Schenk’s Corners on Friday, May 23

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On Friday, May 23rd, the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium will kick off its new Strollin’ series of neighborhood-based mini-fests in the Schenk’s Corners commercial district.  Produced by Consortium staff members Nick Moran and Rob Lundberg, and celebrating our community’s outstanding local jazz musicians, “Strollin’ Schenk’s Corners” features 8 hours of live music (5:00 PM ‘til […]

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 […]

Carmen Lundy Vocal and Instrumental Workshops

I heard Carmen Lundy in Madison a few years ago during the Mary Lou Williams Centennial. She impressed me as a fantastic vocalist with many expressive vocal techniques at her command. She is also known to be an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger. Here is an announcement from Madison Music Collective with details about two […]

Valentine’s day with Gerri

Looking for a place to take your honey for Valentine’s day? Well, what could be more romantic than dinner while listening to one of Madison’s most popular jazz vocalists? Gerri DiMaggio performs with her trio every Thursday at the Fountain, and this Thursday is Valentine’s day. Here’s a note from Gerri: Thursday, February 14th 6:30 […]

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 […]

Second Chance to See Jazz Vocalist Cheryl Bentyne: Thursday, September 6th at The Brink

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As if it weren’t enough of a treat to see Manhattan Transfer vocalist Cheryl Bentyne for free at Jazz at Five’s final 2012 program on Wednesday, 9/5, the Brink Lounge will present her and her singing partner Mark Winkler in an intimate concert the next night. The duo, backed by Madison’s great pianist Dave Stoler […]

“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 […]

Pianist Laurence Hobgood Plays The Brink on Sunday, March 25th

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Marian McPartland calls him “a pianist and composer of extraordinary talent and unusual ideas. This coupled with a brilliant technique makes his every performance a musical gem.”  Dave Brubeck calls him simply “one of the most incredible pianists I’ve ever heard.”  They’re speaking about virtuoso jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood, who’ll be performing at Madison’s Brink […]

Gerri’s new Christmas CD

The cover of Gerri DiMaggio's new CD, "It's Coming on Christmas."

Just in time for the holidays Gerri DiMaggio has released a Christmas-themed CD. You can listen to samples and buy it at CD Baby. Here’s Gerri: This THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st 6:30 to 9:00 at “The Cove” in The Edgewater Hotel we will be celebrating the Holiday’s with the release of the new CD, “It’s Coming […]