Experimental jazz group TOMATO BOX
was formed by drummer and bandleader Michael Brenneis
in 1998, with compositions featuring both marimba and saxophone. Joining Brenneis in Tomato Box is Geoff Brady
on vibraphone, Henry Boehm
on bass, Tony Barba
on saxophone, Jamie Kember
on trombone, and Paul Hastil
on Fender Rhodes. All members have been active in the Madison jazz scene as teachers, bandleaders, and/or composers since their last album together, Any Road
was released in 2002. Newly regenerated in 2023 with fresh compositions and energy, Tomato Box is back and you can see them at all the best shows and clubs around town.
WORT 89.9 FM Community Radio is planning our annual outdoor music event, WORTstock, to be held in Warner Park on Sunday, May 21st from 11am to 7pm. WORT has a 47-year history of broadcasting, and our outdoor music festival has entertained audiences for more than 25 years with diverse lineups of local and regional musicians in a wide variety of genres. Last year’s event was hugely successful, and we are honored to bring a diverse mix of great local music to Madison’s north side once again. Check out this lineup!
12:00 BlueStem Jazz presents Tomato Box
1:20 The Whiskey Farm (Americana)
2:40 DaneArts presents Rebulú (Latin Jazz and Salsa)
4:00 Birddog Blues Band
5:30 Ugochi And African Soul Ensemble
It is a celebration of the diverse music WORT offers listeners every day, and the hundreds of volunteers who come together to make it all happen. We partner with local food and craft vendors, as well as with Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild, who provide a cornucopia of beverages in rotating selections throughout the day. We are excited to return to gorgeous Warner Park to host the first outdoor music festival of the season. We are also thrilled to have a larger space near the lagoon south of the shelter!
Food and Craft Vendors
Nonprofit Information Tables
19th Annual No Crap On Tap (rotating beverages from more than 20 local breweries) courtesy of Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild
Art Activity Area for All Ages courtesy of 608 Arts