Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Johannes Wallmann Quintet feat. Dayna Stephens

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Free outdoor performance at Madison’s long-running jazz series Jazz At Five by the Johannes Wallmann Quintet, featuring Criss Cross and Steeplechase recording artist Dayna Stephens, tenor saxophone (NYC); with Johannes Wallmann, piano and compositions; Russ Johnson, trumpet; Nick Moran, bass; and Devin Drobka, drums

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Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Madison Jazz Jam (House Band)

Madison Jazz Jam is a semi-monthly jazz jam session on the first and third Sunday of each month that is open to musicians of all ages and experience levels, hosted by a rotating roster of professional jazz musicians and educators from the Madison area.

As part of the Isthmus Jazz Festival for this year, MJJ is hosting a special "jazz vocal" edition of MJJ with Milwaukee vocalist Adekola Adedapo. Adekola will perform a 45-minute set of standards, then we'll have two 45-minute sets of jamming. This week's house band includes Johannes Wallmann, Ken Hoffman (saxophone), John Schaffer (bass), and Joey Banks (drums). For more info, including house band personnel, venue directions, the tune of the week, and educational resources visit http://madisonjazzjam.org/

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Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Madison Area Music Awards (MAMAs) award ceremony

The Madison Area Music Association will honor and showcase area musicians of all ages and genres at the 2019 MAMA Awards on Sunday, June 9th in the Capitol Theater of the Overture Center. Madison's version of the Grammys will kick off at 5:30pm with a Red Carpet celebration where musicians and fans can mingle until the show begins at 7pm. There will be 7 musical performances from emerging and well-established Madison-area artists, including Wurk (funk-fusion), Help Desk (rock), KiloakaSkitL'z (Hip Hop), Johannes Wallman Quintet featuring Rob Dz (jazz mixed with spoken-word), Robert J. and The Band of the Free (Americana), The Tony Castaneda Latin Jazz Band (Latin), Mosaic Chamber Players (classical).
MAMA's award ceremony at the Capitol Theater. The Johannes Wallmann Quintet includes Rob Dz, vocals; Tony Barba, tenor sax; John Christensen, bass; and Matt Endres, drums

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Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz Junction 2019: A Jazz Community Celebration

“Jazz Junction” will celebrate the progress our local jazz scene has made over the past seven years (i.e., since the birth of the Jazz Consortium and the arrival of Johannes Wallmann to as the first director of jazz studies at UW-Madison) while raising funds to sustain the performance and education programs developed and supported by the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium.

The concert will feature live performances by Greater Madison’s finest jazz musicians, as well as recognition of UW School of Music professor John Schaffer on the occasion of his retirement from the university. (Professor Schaffer was led the drive to create and fund the UW’s new Jazz Studies Program and to bring Johannes to Madison as its director.)

  • First set by UW Jazz Faculty Ensemble: Les Thimmig, saxophones and clarinet; Louka Patenaude, guitar; Johannes Wallmann, piano; Nick Moran, bass; and Matt Endres, drums.

  • Second set by the Madison All-Stars, with John Schaffer on bass and a rotating cast of our community’s top jazz musicians.

Proceeds from “Jazz Junction” will help sustain the annual series of Strolllin’ jazz mini-festivals, the InDIGenous JAZZ series of concerts showcasing music composed and performed by our community’s jazz musicians, jazz artist residencies in our local elementary and middle schools, the array of off-campus programs at the 2019 Isthmus Jazz Festival, the Artistic Development Program that commissions engaging new works from our local jazz musicians, the Consortium’s robust online jazz calendar, and its free monthly e-newsletter.

Tickets for this benefit concert are $30 for the show. Advance tickets purchased online are $5 off. A limited number of student tickets are available for full-time students with a valid student ID.

VIP Tickets $150 include reserved, best-in-house seating, a private VIP reception with John Schaffer and Johannes Wallmann, complimentary admission to the next Jazz House Party, and a copy of the "Best of InDIGinous Jazz Vol. 1" CD. (Purchase your VIP ticket before May 22 to be listed in the Jazz Junction program.).

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Russ Nolan Quartet

NYC tenor saxophonist Russ Nolan's fifth album as a leader, "Sanctuary from the Ordinary – Live at the Firehouse" was named one of Downbeat Magazine's "Best of 2016" albums. With Johannes Wallmann, piano; John Christensen, bass; and Keith Lienert, drums.

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May
10
8:00 PM20:00

Russ Nolan Quartet

NYC tenor saxophonist Russ Nolan's fifth album as a leader, "Sanctuary from the Ordinary – Live at the Firehouse" was named one of Downbeat Magazine's "Best of 2016" albums. With Johannes Wallmann, piano; John Christensen, bass; and Keith Lienert, drums.

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May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Madison Jazz Jam (House Band)

Madison Jazz Jam is a semi-monthly jazz jam session on the first and third Sunday of each month that is open to musicians of all ages and experience levels, hosted by a rotating roster of professional jazz musicians and educators from the Madison area. This week's house band includes Johannes Wallmann, Paul Dietrich (trumpet), Laurie Lang (bass), and Rodrigo Villanueva (drums). For more info, including house band personnel, venue directions, the tune of the week, and educational resources visit http://madisonjazzjam.org/

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Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Christopher Madsen Quartet

Chris Madsen, saxophone; Johannes Wallmann, piano; Nick Moran, bass; Matt Endres, drums
Jazz saxophonist Christopher Madsen is one of the most in-demand figures in the Chicago jazz world as a performer, composer, and pedagogue.  He serves as full-time jazz faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago, jazz faculty at Midwest Young Artists in Highwood, IL, and was Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) from 2008-2014. He is a sought-after jazz clinician, adjudicating at jazz festivals and offering workshops to ensembles of all ages and levels from across the globe. He is a Vandoren Performing Artist, member of the Fulbright Specialist Program roster, Jazz Education Network, the National Educator’s Association, and the National Association for Music Education.

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Sep
2
4:00 PM16:00

Madison Jazz Jam (House Band)

Madison Jazz Jam is a semi-monthly jazz jam session on the first and third Sunday of each month that is open to musicians of all ages and experience levels, hosted by a rotating roster of professional jazz musicians and educators from the Madison area. This week's house band includes Johannes Wallmann, Ken Hoffman (saxophone), Ben Ferris (bass), and Rodrigo Villanueva (drums). For more info, including house band personnel, venue directions, the tune of the week, and educational resources visit http://madisonjazzjam.org/

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Aug
5
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Sundays in the Garden

Free concert at Allen Centennial Gardens. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating (lawn chairs, blankets, etc)
Dr. Johannes Wallmann, Director of Jazz Studies at UW-Madison, leads a quartet of top-notch artists to offer up high-energy, imaginative, and infectious original compositions. Wallmann’s 2015 quintet album, The Town Musicians, was named an Editors’ Pick by DownBeat Magazine, which called it a “stunning collage of jazz styles,” and the UK’s Jazz Journal wrote, “If I were responsible for an album as good as this, I’d be shouting about it.” In 2018, Wallmann is releasing a new album,Love Wins, which the Isthmus has called “uplifting, moving,” and “a triumphant melding of genres.”
Tony Barba, tenor saxophone; Johannes Wallmann, piano; John Christensen, bass; Matt Endres, drums

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Feb
4
4:00 PM16:00

Madison Jazz Jam (House Band)

Madison Jazz Jam is a semi-monthly jazz jam session on the first and third Sunday of each month that is open to musicians of all ages and experience levels, hosted by a rotating roster of professional jazz musicians and educators from the Madison area. This week's house band includes Johannes Wallmann, Ken Hoffman (saxophone), John Mesoloras (bass), and Rodrigo Villanueva (drums). For more info, including house band personnel, venue directions, the tune of the week, and educational resources visit http://madisonjazzjam.org/

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Oct
15
4:00 PM16:00

Madison Jazz Jam (House Band)

Madison Jazz Jam is a semi-monthly jazz jam session on the first and third Sunday of each month that is open to musicians of all ages and experience levels, hosted by a rotating roster of professional jazz musicians and educators from the Madison area. This week's house band includes Johannes Wallmann, Ken Hoffman (saxophone), Matt Rodgers (bass), and Joey Banks (drums). For more info, including house band personnel, venue directions, the tune of the week, and educational resources visit http://madisonjazzjam.org/

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Sep
17
4:00 PM16:00

Madison Jazz Jam (House Band)

Madison Jazz Jam is a semi-monthly jazz jam session on the first and third Sunday of each month that is open to musicians of all ages and experience levels, hosted by a rotating roster of professional jazz musicians and educators from the Madison area. This week's house band includes Johannes Wallmann, Paul Dietrich (trumpet), John Christensen (bass), and Rand Moore (drums). For more info, including house band personnel, venue directions, the tune of the week, and educational resources visit http://madisonjazzjam.org/

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