Calendar

Upcoming Jazz Events

August 27, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe St

August 24, 2014

Jazz Brunch with Sally de Broux

  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Orton Park
  • 1103 Spaight St, Madison
  • Free

Sally de Broux with Laurie Lang & John Becker

Orton favorite Sally de Broux returns to lead the Jazz Brunch 2014. A versatile vocalist who enjoys building community and connections through music and improvisation, Sally brings with her bassist Laurie Lang and percussionist/pianist John Becker to deliver interpretations of jazz standards and other eclectic tunes for the festival’s early risers.

(pictured) Dindi – Sally de Broux, John Beckesally, laurie, johnr, Laurence Hobgood and Laurie Lang 

August 20, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe St

August 13, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe St

August 6, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe St

August 2, 2014

Stellanovas

July 30, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe Street

July 26, 2014

Wisconsin Aviation’s 13th Annual 1940s Style Hangar Dance Featuring Ladies Must Swing

  • 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Wisconsin Aviation
  • 3606 Corben Court, Madison
  • $20 at door; two for $35

1940s Style Hangar Dance
Re-live the 1940s era by attending the Wisconsin Aviation Hangar Dance on Saturday, July 26th, from 7:00pm-10:30pm*, featuring big band music performed by Ladies Must Swing, a jazz band consisting of 19 energetic dames. Vintage wear is encouraged and there will be prizes for the best dressed couple and best dancers. The ladies will be performing 1940s tunes all night long: Harlem Nocturne, Seems Like Old Times, Leap Frog, Take the A Train, In the Mood, and much more!

Benefits to the Community
A portion of the door sales as well as the drink and snack sales will benefit The Badger Honor Flight (badgerhonorflight.org), a local nonprofit that ensures WWII and Korean War Veterans have the opportunity to see the memorials that have been erected in their honor.

*Doors open at 6:15p and Social Life Dance Center will be giving dance lessons at 6:30p!

July 25, 2014

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble

  • 9:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tempest
  • 120 E. Wilson, Madison

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble

  • 9:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tempest
  • 120 E. Wilson, Madison

July 24, 2014

Big Band Jam

Big Band Jam
Thursday
July 24, 2014
5:00 till 9:30 PM
4 jazz big bands:
The New Horizons Swing Band
All That Jazz Big Band
Madison College Big Band
The Solstice Jazz Band
Post House Garden
127 E. Jefferson St.
Spring Green, Wi 53588
(Rain location is inside the Gard Theater, right next door.)
Admission is free
Food is available from The Shed Restaurant
Sponsored by:
The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition
The Wisconsin Arts Board
The Peoples Community Bank
Ward-Brodt Music

July 23, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe Street

July 20, 2014

Michelle Duvall Trio

Brunch jazz on the patio of Tip Top Tavern.

July 19, 2014

Chris Wagoner & Mary Gaines

Grace Presents: Gerri DiMaggio and Friends

Gerri DiMaggio’s take on jazz is as original as it is enticing. Her 2005 release “Comes Love” is a sultry mix of Brazilian along with a fresh blend of jazz standards. Gerri’s 2001 release “In Summer” received glowing reviews nationally. Local jazz legend Richard Davis writes “Gerri DiMaggio rates with the best of them… She caresses each syllable as if it is a song within itself.” Gerri and her band have performed widely in Madison and across the United States, including at the International Telluride Jazz Festival in 2005. A native of Madison, Gerri studied with Richard Davis at the UW-Madison School of Music, and is a major presence in the Madison music scene.

July 17, 2014

Eddie B Jazz

  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The Armory
  • 10 S. High St., Janesville

Run Boy Run

Bluegrass, jazz, old-timey, classical, folk fusion! New album “So Sang The Whippoorwill.”

July 16, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe Street

July 9, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe Street

July 2, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe Street

June 26, 2014

Wisconsin Aviation’s 13th Annual 1940s Style Hangar Dance: A Salute to the Troops – Past and Present!

  • 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Wisconsin Aviation
  • 3606 Corben Court, Madison
  • 20ea, two for $35 (pay at door)

Re-live the 1940s era by listening to big band music performed by Ladies Must Swing. Vintage wear is encouraged and there will be prizes for the best dressed couple and best dancers. The ladies will be performing 1940s tunes all night long: Harlem Nocturne, Seems Like Old Times, Leap Frog, Take the A Train, In the Mood, and much more!

Benefits to the Community
A portion of the door sales as well as the drink and snack sales will benefit The Badger Honor Flight (badgerhonorflight.org), a local nonprofit that ensures WWII and Korean War Veterans have the opportunity to see the memorials that have been erected in their honor.

*Doors open at 6:15p and Social Life Dance Center will be giving dance lessons at 6:30p!

June 25, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

on Monroe St

June 21, 2014

Make Music Madison

  • - all day -
  • Free

All over the city, people will be playing free live outdoor music in all genres from 7 am till 9 pm. Check http://www.makemusicmadison.org/ for the schedule of performances.

June 20, 2014

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble

  • 9:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tempest
  • 120 E. Wilson, Madison

June 19, 2014

Robin Nolan Trio, Harmonious Wail

  • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The Brink Lounge
  • 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison
  • 608-661-8599

June 18, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

on Monroe St

June 11, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

on Monroe St

June 6, 2014

Graminy

  • 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • The Brink Lounge
  • 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison
  • 608-661-8599

June 4, 2014

Blue Ribbon Healers with Sims Delaney-Potthoff

  • 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The Brink Lounge
  • 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison
  • 608-661-8599

Gypsy swing open jam

on Monroe St

May 31, 2014

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble

  • 9:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tempest
  • 120 E. Wilson, Madison

May 28, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Brocach Monroe St

May 23, 2014

the North Westerns

  • 9:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tempest
  • 120 E. Wilson, Madison

Big Bang String Thing

  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Cafe Carpe
  • 12 S. Water St, Ft. Atkinson

May 21, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Brocach Monroe St

May 17, 2014

Grace Presents: Johannes Wallmann Quartet

Tony Barba, tenor sax
Johannes Wallmann, piano
John Christensen, bass
Devin Drobka, drums

May 14, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Brocach Monroe St

May 9, 2014

Lo Marie

Ben Ferris Quintet feat. Annie Wright

The Ben Ferris Quintet featuring Annie Wright will be playing at Crescendo Espresso Bar + Music Cafe, 1859 Monroe St. on May 9th from 7:00-9:30. Hope you can make it! Doors open at 6:30 ($7 cover)

Featuring Annie H Wright on Vocals!

The Ben Ferris Quintet is:
Ben Ferris, Bass and Voice
Paul Dietrich, trumpet
Luke Busch, saxophones
Matt Woleske, keys
Adam Kohrs, drums

We will be playing creative music, jazz, R&B and new original music.

I hope you can make it! Check out more details on our website, http://bferrisbass.blogspot.com/ or Crescendo’s website http://crescendomadison.com/

May 7, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Brocach Monroe St

May 4, 2014

Harmonious Wail, Gonzalo Bergara 4tet

April 30, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe Street

April 23, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe Street

April 19, 2014

Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble

  • 9:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tempest
  • 120 E. Wilson, Madison

The Stellanovas

April 16, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe Street

April 12, 2014

Ben Ferris Quartet

The Ben Ferris Quartet (Luke Busch, sax; Steve Banik, keys; Ben Ferris, bass; Mike Koszewski, drums) will be playing Jazz, Creative Music and new compositions at the Johnson Public House (908 E. Johnson St.) from 7-10pm on Saturday, April 12, 2014. We will also be doing a live recording this night.

April 9, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe Street

April 2, 2014

Gypsy swing open jam

Monroe Street

March 28, 2014

Standards and Pours

Jazz Standards and delicious pours from local happy hours. Standards and Pours first event is this Friday, March 28, from 4:30-6:30 at Cargo Coffee East (705 E. Washington Ave). Standards and Pours is:

Brad Carman, saxophones
Mike Wedoff, keys
Ben Ferris, bass

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