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March 2019

Red Rose Ragtime Band

March 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711 United States
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The Red Rose Ragtime Band performed at the very first Madison Jazz Society concert in August of 1984 and returns to participate in the Society's year-long 35th anniversary celebration.  The band was formed in the early 1980's in the Chicago area with the express purpose of playing a musical repertoire reflecting almost every aspect of early jazz music, including ragtime.  Today, the Red Rose performs perhaps the widest variety of traditional jazz sounds of any band in America.  No matter…

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April 2019

Sweet Sheiks

April 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711 United States
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Bringing a little bit of the Big Easy to the Brew City, Sweet Sheiks is a Milwaukee based band inspired by music of the teens, twenties, and thirties. With a mix of early jazz, vintage pop tunes, delta blues and originals, they shake the dust off the antiquated sound they've revived. Resonator guitar, banjo, tuba, violin, trombone, clarinet, washboard and musical saw are instruments you may see in this rotating group of musicians."  This group, making its first MJS appearance,…

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June 2019

MJS Annual Year End Party

June 9, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711 United States
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The Madison Jazz Society will continue the year-long celebration of its 35th anniversary with a free year-end party featuring music and dance performances.  The New Century Dance Orchestra, which was scheduled to perform at the Society's cancelled February concert, will provide music for listening and dancing. The band recreates the jazzy dance band sounds from the roaring twenties into the swing style of the 1930s. The ten-piece band is reminiscent of the Paul Whiteman Orchestra and the earliest music of Duke…

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October 2019

Steve Pikal Quartet with special guest Bob Schulz

October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711 United States
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MJS first met Steve Pikal when he performed at one of our Capital City Jazz Fests with the Barbary Coast Jazz Band.  He has performed with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and plays trombone as well as bass.  His solos are exciting and audiences always respond to him. Perpetual motion machine Steve is a marvelous force of nature.  Ask any musician (he’s among the “first call” bassists for jazz festivals around the country) who has been privileged to play alongside…

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November 2019

Shake Em Up Jazz Band & Darren Sterud’s New Orleans Tribute

November 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711 United States
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Direct from New Orleans, Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band is an all-female supergroup made up of some of the most sought-after young stars of the New Orleans Traditional Jazz scene.  They are living proof that traditional American New Orleans jazz will never die.  These fine musicians have played with other bands and their mutual talents blended so well, they continued to perform in their new identity.  One of their CDs features songs originally composed, arranged or performed by women. Darren…

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