Daniel Thatcher Quartet

North Street Cabaret 610 N. Street, Madison, WI

Ticket Link | https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5658694 ONLINE TICKET SALES END 4 HOURS BEFORE SHOWTIME. TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. Artist Website | https://danielthatcher.com/ Daniel Thatcher is a singular Chicago-based bassist and composer, whose solid and supportive presence has been felt and heard among the city’s richly varied and vibrant musical communities for nearly two decades. His […]

$20

Shawn Maxwell

North Street Cabaret 610 N. Street, Madison, WI

“Nobody writes like this.” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune As a composer, recording artist and performer, saxophonist Shawn Maxwell has endeavored to express his own unique voice. From his latest album Millstream (Jazzline, 2020) to his debut Originals (self-released, 2005), he has released nine albums of original compositions. The traditions of jazz form the foundation […]

Sound Tile by Luke Leavitt

Garver Feed Mill 3241 Garver Green, Madison, WI

SOUND TILE nods to Carrelage Phonique, a piece written by Erik Satie for his Furniture Music series, an early attempt to create atmospheric music that wasn't confined to the concert stage. In that spirit, Sound Tile features ambient improvisation, chamber jazz, and neo-classical works against the bustle and backdrop of the historic Garver Feed Mill.Luke Leavitt […]

Free

Pyrography Trio

Audio for the Arts 7 S. Blair Street, Madison, WI

Bluestem Jazz presents Paul Hecht's Pyrography Trio. The group takes its name from a poem by John Ashbery, and also from thinking about this ancient kind of “fire writing,” as in the process of inscribing the spirit/flame, but also of taking the inscribed, the coded, and finding ways to ignite it or unlock its inner […]

$15

Eric Jacobson Quintet

North Street Cabaret 610 N. Street, Madison, WI

Artist Website | https://ericjacobsontrumpet.com/home Jazz trumpeter Eric Jacobson is quickly gaining a national reputation. He is in high demand as a performer, teacher, and clinician. Majoring in Music at the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater from 1993-1997, Eric studied trumpet with Dr. Frank Hanson, and Grammy Award winning Jazz Director Steve Wiest. Since then, Eric has performed […]

Panchromatic Steel

Cafe Coda 1224 Williamson St, Madison, WI

Sponsored by BlueStem Jazz, Cafe Coda's Carnival Tuesday celebration is back in 2023 with Panchromatic Steel! Stay tuned for exciting announcements about this event and get tickets early as last year it was a capacity crowd! $10 at the door or in advance. ABOUT PANCHROMATIC STEEL: Founded in 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin, Panchromatic Steel has […]

$10

The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Cafe Coda 1224 Williamson St, Madison, WI

The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble was formed 35 years ago. Kahil El’Zabar is the founder of the band and led its first performance at Child City Arts Center, in Chicago, in 1973. This was a year after he had returned from the University of Ghana. His goal was to combine concepts of African American music making […]

$25

Sound Tile by Luke Leavitt

Garver Feed Mill 3241 Garver Green, Madison, WI

SOUND TILE nods to Carrelage Phonique, a piece written by Erik Satie for his Furniture Music series, an early attempt to create atmospheric music that wasn't confined to the concert stage. In that spirit, Sound Tile features ambient improvisation, chamber jazz, and neo-classical works against the bustle and backdrop of the historic Garver Feed Mill.Luke Leavitt […]

Free

The Montauk Project

The Burr Oak 2262 Winnebago St, Madison, WI

BlueStem Jazz Presents: The Montauk Project Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM This is a seated show. Montauk Project is an improvised percussion/woodwinds duo featuring Milwaukee-based musicians and educators Jake Polancich (drums/percussion/bassoon/guitar) and Ryan Meisel (saxophones, flutes/processors). The project was formed in late 2012 in an effort to explore extreme improvisational opportunities and original music that couldn’t be duplicated in a larger […]

$15

Anna Webber’s “Shimmer Wince”

Cafe Coda 1224 Williamson St, Madison, WI

Bluestem Jazz welcomes Shimmer Wince, a new quintet led by New York saxophonist, flutist, and composer Anna Webber. Featuring Adam O’Farrill on trumpet, Mariel Roberts on cello, Elias Stemeseder on synthesizer, and Lesley Mok on drums, the music for this ensemble explores the applications of Just Intonation in a jazz/improvised context, including its intersections with […]