Bluestem Jazz is proud to announce their first North Street Cabaret Mini Music Festival, 3 consecutive days of great jazz at the end of June. The acts include many Wisconsin musicians, including the great Fareed Hague who now lives in Wisconsin. See the calendar listings or the North Street Cabaret website for more information.
2023 Jazz at Five Schedule
For 2023 Jazz at Five returns to State Street. All concerts in the free series will be back at the original location at the top of State Street. For more information see the Jazz at Five website.
2023 MADISON JAZZ FEST LINEUP
The Wisconsin Union Theater and Arts + Literature Laboratory present the 2023 Madison Jazz Festival Thursday, June 8 – Sunday, June 18 with featured performances by Lakecia Benjamin, Ranky Tanky with Lisa Fischer, Miguel Zenon & Luis Perdomo, The Bad Plus + Marc Ribot, Kassa Overall, and more. This year, the festival has expanded to ELEVEN days of jazz with a mix of free and ticketed events across the city. Check out the full schedule at madisonjazzfestivalwi.org and stay tuned for more details in the upcoming weeks.
June 8: Dayna Stephens Quartet at Cafe CODA
June 9: Mai Sugimoto Trio at Arts + Literature Laboratory
June 9: Michael Hackett Quintet at North Street Cabaret
June 10: “The Musical Legacy of Wayne Shorter” Talk by Dave Stoler at Sequoya Library
June 10: Wayne Shorter Jam Session feat. Chris Greene at Cafe CODA
June 10: Wayne Shorter Tribute Concert at Cafe CODA
June 11: The Bad Plus + Marc Ribot at High Noon Saloon
June 12: Golpe Tierra at Warner Park
June 13: Miguel Zenon & Luis Perdomo in Conversation, Location TBA
June 13: Miguel Zenon & Luis Perdomo: El Arte del Bolero at Arts + Literature Laboratory
June 14: DIG JAZZ: Rick Flowers at Penn Park
June 15: Awake: Volume 2 – the Music of Don Cherry CD Release at Arts + Literature Laboratory
June 16: Marques Carroll Quintet at Cafe CODA
June 17: Jazz all day on the Memorial Union Terrace feat. Kassa Overall
June 17: Lakecia Benjamin at Shannon Hall
June 18: Juneteenth Celebration of Black American Music on the Memorial Union Terrace
June 18: Ranky Tanky with Lisa Fischer at Shannon Hall
MJS Organizational Meeting
Please Join us at Cafe Coda in the discussion and leadership of the New Madison Jazz Society
APRIL 15th 11:30am -1PM (BYO sack lunch — drinks provided)
Vision for the NEW MJS: to be a Jazz Education organization and network for Dane County and beyond
New Breed on Hiatus
Big news for all you jazz jammers. This is a screenshot from the New Breed Facebook page, Feb 28th. Hopefully, it warms up quickly and the break is short; the New Breed has been a crucial part of the scene for many years.
Wilder Deitz School for Creative Music
Madison Magazine has published the latest piece about Wilder Deitz and his uniquely interactive music school, “The Wilder Deitz School for Creative Music.” Written by Doug Moe, it covers Wilder’s journey from jazz musician to social worker to starting his own music school.
His school has been referred to as a musical workshop jam clubhouse. It sounds like the idea is to nurture a place to hang out and meet friends while seriously studying music. Here’s a link to the article.
For a deeper dive into Wilder and his school see this article in the Isthmus about Wilder when his school had not opened yet, and this article in Madison 365 covering the school after it had been open for a bit.
“A Love Supreme” Worship Service
Sherman United Methodist Church on Madison’s North Side will host “A Love Supreme” worship service to honor Black History Month on Sunday, Feb. 26, 9:30 a.m.
The worship service, which will also feature an art exhibit and a jazz set, will be a tribute to jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and will feature artwork art, music and a sermon inspired by Coltrane’s seminal work, “A Love Supreme.” Read more…
Cafe Coda winter break
The following notice appears on the Cafe Coda website:
PLEASE NOTE: We have an upcoming winter break from 12/18/22 to 01/31/23 and will return with our first show on 02/02/2023.
The first CODA FEST features 5 consecutive days of great jazz at Cafe Coda, 1224 Williamson St.. A concise schedule is below. More information about each day is available on the Madison Jazz Calendar.
October 31 deadline for 2023 Jazz Artist Development Program
Arts + Literature Laboratory announces another round of this program that supports the efforts of local jazz musicians to create and present engaging new projects. The program encourages local jazz musicians and composers to stretch themselves as creative artists. One project will be selected to receive a stipend of up to $5,000. (Other projects may be funded if additional funds are available.) Deadline for applications is October 31, 2022. Further information and application form are available on the ALL website.