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Jon Ailabouni Quintet

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


TICKET LINK | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jon-ailabouni-quintet-tickets-836905947217?aff=oddtdtcreator ONLINE TICKET SALES END 4 HOURS BEFORE THE SHOW. TICKETS MAY ALSO BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR.

BANDCAMP | https://jonailabouni.bandcamp.com/album/you-are-not-alone You are not alone. Others share your griefs. Others will share your joys. -Jon Ailabouni, trumpeter and composer

Jon Ailabouni’s original music from his most recent album entitled You Are Not Alone. Using the jazz tradition as a vehicle for storytelling, Ailabouni’s work speaks to the challenges of our times, offering hope and solace through musical catharsis. Ailabouni leads a five-piece ensemble that includes some of the best musicians and improvisers in the region. Come enjoy this dynamic evening of music for the heart, designed for healing, feeling, and being.

Jon Ailabouni  trumpet & flugelhorn Simon Harding  saxophones & bass clarinet Mike Conrad piano Karyn Quinn  bass Chris Jensen  drums

Jon Ailabouni (he/him/his) is a sought-after trumpeter, composer, liturgist, and educator based in La Crosse, WI . With a background steeped in Western European classical and Black American jazz traditions, Ailabouni’s music is a vehicle for storytelling using instrumental composition and improvisation as a means to speak to challenges of our times, offering hope and solace through musical catharsis. Ailabouni’s improvisation as a soloist has been described as “sharp and resourceful” (AllAboutJazz.com). His 2023 album, You Are Not Alone, for SkyDeck Music features his original compositions and has been performed on the main stage at the Iowa City Jazz Festival and for full houses at Capella Performing Arts Center in La Crosse, WI and Crooner’s in Minneapolis, MN.An emerging national leader on the intersection of jazz and liturgical traditions, Jon regularly serves as a guest jazz worship director, bringing the sophistication and soulfulness of the jazz tradition into familiar hymns and liturgy in churches, synod assemblies, and gatherings across the country. Ailabouni currently serves as an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where he teaches trumpet and directs the Jazz Ensemble and Hoefer Brass Quintet. …I really loved this. [Ailabouni’s You Are Not Alone] must be the most compelling jazz album I’ve heard all year. There are funky and fun grooves, tender ballads, bluesy moments, and modal mayhem. The compositions and arrangements are unique and they keep you pulled into the music. Ailabouni has great tone and phrasing with a nice mix of restraint and completely letting loose.


March 16
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


North St Cabaret


North Street Cabaret
610 N. Street
Madison, WI
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