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January 2018

Jazz Stars of the Future, 6th Edition

January 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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November 2018

Dixie Doodlers

November 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

Chicago Cellar Boys with vocalist Roya Naldi

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711 United States
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To kick off their year-long 35th anniversary celebration in 2019, the Madison Jazz Society presents the Chicago Cellar Boys with vocalist Roya Nardi.  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 John Otto; pianist & vocalist Paul Asaro; banjoist & guitarist John Donatowicz and tubist and bassist Dave Bock.  Joining them for this performance will be vocalist…

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February 2019

New Century Dance Orchestra–CANCELLED

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main
Fitchburg, WI 53711 United States
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Due to the erratic (at best) weather forecast for this weekend, the MJS Board of Directors has cancelled the concert scheduled for this Sunday, February 24, featuring the New Century Dance Orchestra.  The Board has been “going back and forth” about this decision all week but, in the interests of the safety of our audience, we decided to cancel.  We believe that most of you agree with this decision since some expressed concerns about coming to the event.  Please help…

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March 2019

Red Rose Ragtime Band

March 31 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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