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October 2017

Kevin Van Ess & Talk of the Town

October 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Breakwater Restaurant, 6308 Metropolitan Lane
Monona, WI 53713 United States
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To close its 2017 fall concert series, the Madison Jazz Society presents Kevin Van Ess & Talk of the Town.  Some of the recipients of the Society's 2017-18 school year grants will be presented at the concert.  Talk of The Town is one of the hottest Swing/ Dixieland Style Jazz Groups north of New Orleans, impressing audiences at the Bunny Berigan Jazz Jubilee in Fox Lake and many other jazz venues. The six piece group collectively has over 300 years…

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November 2017

Peter & Will Anderson Trio

November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive
Madison, WI 53705 United States
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Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary set of brothers performing music today. Known for their unique renditions of classic jazz songs and innovative original music, they hail from Washington, DC, but moved to New York City to attend Juilliard.  They have performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Jimmy Heath Big Band, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Kenny Barron, Bob Wilber, Albert “Tootie” Heath, on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, and…

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January 2018

Jazz Stars of the Future, 6th Edition

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI United States
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The 6th edition of Jazz Stars of the Future will show why this has become a bi-annual event for MJS. The concert provides the opportunity to see how grants awarded by our School Grant Fund benefit the students. You will be blown away by the talent exhibited by these young people from Beloit Memorial, Sun Prairie and Verona High Schools who are the future of jazz. The Beloit and Sun Prairie bands have participated numerous times in New York’s Essentially…

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March 2018

Here’s To The Ladies

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI United States
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This concert will feature songs written by female composers and lyricists.  Ladies Must Swing, Madison's 18-piece all-female big band, will perform the great songs that these women contributed to the American song book.

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June 2018

MJS Year End Party–Music by the Chicago Cellar Boys

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI United States
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Formed in 2017, the Chicago Cellar Boys is a five-piece band specializing in the jazz and hot dance music of the 1920s and 30s. The band's members are multi-instrumentalist Andy Schumm; reedman Michael McQuaid; pianist & vocalist Paul Asaro; banjoist & guitarist John Donatowicz and tubist and bassist Dave Bock A brief business meeting will be conducted , then the music and fun begins.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon and the Wyndham Garden Hotel will serve a…

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September 2018

Reuben Ristrom Quintet

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI United States
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With over 40 years as a musician, guitarist Reuben Ristrom’s experience includes night clubs, jazz festivals, concerts, shows, recording sessions, strolling ensembles, solo guitar or banjo and more…  His styles include Dixieland, mainstream jazz, swing, standards, Latin, as well as a dose of vintage rock ‘n’ roll.  Reuben’s son, vocalist Dan Ristrom, has his own Jazz project with his father and his own Funk/soul band, The Big Throwdown.  In addition to this father/son combo, also performing will be twin cities…

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Paul Filipowicz & Johnny Widdicombe

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Witwen Park & Campground, S9855 Hwy E
Witwen, WI United States
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Build the Blue Wave Fundraiser

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October 2018

Milwaukee Connection

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI United States
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Founded by the late Chuck Hedges, the Milwaukee Connection is a swing group with a style that is a creative extension of the hot swing and mainstream era with the classic instrumentation of the Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton sound.  The group pays tribute to Hedges’ spirit and music.  Featuring some of the Midwest’s best jazz musicians, the Milwaukee Connection is known for its hard driving rhythm section and tight ensemble melodic lines.  This will be their third MJS concert…

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November 2018

Dixie Doodlers

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI United States
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The Dixie Doodlers are a top rated Dixieland Jazz Band whose musicians strive for perfection to create music with bright melody, awesome harmony and energetic rhythm. Their incredible repertoire consists of more than 546 tunes. They are multi-instrument talented musicians, occasionally switching instruments, who love to entertain.  The band brings the original Dixieland tunes back to life and provide their audiences with some history about the songs they play.  They work from the original recordings of the teens, 1920s and…

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Russ Johnson & Devin Drobka

November 25 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Arts & Literature Laboratory, 2021 Winnebago St
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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$5
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Montauk Project

November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arts & Literature Laboratory, 2021 Winnebago St
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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$12
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December 2018

Jim Campilongo Trio

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arts & Literature Laboratory, 2021 Winnebago St
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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$20
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