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Feb
6
Sat
Johnny Chimes
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Fri and Sat @ Louisianne’s 6:30 -9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Johnny Widdicombe (bass) + Stan Godfriaux (piano)
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Saturday night, bassist Johnny Widdicombe plays with a great area jazz pianist. Johnny is a 2004graduate of the UW School of Music, and studied bass with Rufus Reid, Charles (Truck) Parham and Richard Davis. He has performed with the Piper Road Spring Band for 30 years and is a 22-year member of the Harris Lemberg Trio.

He has performed with his string bass across the U.S., The Netherlands, France, England, Scotland, Finland and the Soviet Union at numerous schools, colleges, universities, concert halls, music festivals and, most especially, saloons.

Tonight’s featured pianist is:

For more information, see http://www.lilianasrestaurant.com/Musicians.htm#Johnny Widdicombe

Charlie Painter & Friends @ Mezze
Feb 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Charlie Painter & Friends

First & third Saturdays from 9:00-midnight

Location
Mezze 414 W. Gilman St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703 View Map

Phone
608-255-8172
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/charlie-painter-and-friends-mezze/#sthash.KIPEHqei.dpuf

Feb
7
Sun
Madison Jazz Jam (All-Ages )
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This session’s featured first-set tune is the classic pop standard “How High the Moon,” the chord structure of which Charlie Parker used to compose his bebop classic “Ornithology.” The session’s house band includes saxophonist Ken Hoffman with the powerhouse trio of pianist Johannes Wallmann, bassist John Christensen, and drummer Rodrigo Villanueva. Players of all ages and ability levels are welcome, as are folks who are just there to listen. Free admission, but donations gratefully accepted.

Feb
8
Mon
Edgewood High School Jazz
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
9
Tue
John Vitale, Marilyn Fisher, and Ken Kuehl @ Liliana’s
Feb 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Johnny Chimes
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Five Points Jazz Collective @ Mason Lounge
Feb 9 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 10 @ 12:00 am

Five Points Jazz Collective
Music: Clubs:

When: Weekly on Tuesday @ 9:00pm
Cost: Free
Call: 608-255-7777
Web: www.facebook.com/pages/five-points-jazz-collective/114975388577644

More Information:
Five Points Jazz Collective

The Five Points Jazz Collection performs every Tuesday night at the Mason Lounge on Park Street. The FPJC has become known for its energetic performances and unique and refreshing interpretations of standards and staples in the swing, bop, post-bop, latin and fusion styles.

9pm Tuesdays
The Mason Lounge
416 S. Park Street
Cost: no cover

The New Breed Jazz Jam @ The Cardinal
Feb 9 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 10 @ 12:00 am

Madison’s longest running and most popular jazz jam session is the place to be on Tuesday nights. The New Breed features some of Madison best players and our jazz community comes out regularly to experiment and collaborate together on the bandstand. The New Breed is Paul Hastil on fender rhodes, Nick Moran on bass, and Michael Brenneis on drums. Music starts at 9pm and the jam commences after the first set. For more info on The New Breed please visit http://www.nickmoranbass.com/projects/the-new-breed/

Ted Keys Trio @ Alchemy Cafe
Feb 9 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 10 @ 12:00 am

Ted Keys Trio
Music: Clubs:

When: Weekly on Tuesday @ 10:00pm
Cost: Free
Call: 608-204-7644
Web: www.alchemycafe.net

More Information:
Tuesdays

Where:
Alchemy Cafe
1980 Atwood Ave. , Madison , WI 53704
[MAP]

Feb
10
Wed
Cliff Frederiksen (guitar) and Ken Kuehl (bass)
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Cliff Frederiksen is a nationally known guitarist and singer, with great versatility and talent.

He knows just about every jazz standard ever written, and can also play great blues and country.

He’s joined every Wednesday by Ken Kuehl on upright bass.

For more information, see http://www.lilianasrestaurant.com/Musicians.htm#Cliff_Frederiksen

Johnny Chimes
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tues-Wed @ Louisianne’s 6-9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

LoMarie, Stone Barone & the Mad Tones @ High Noon Saloon
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 11 @ 12:00 am

LoMarie, Stone Barone & the Mad Tones

This event is 21 and over

$10.00

Enjoy Stone Barone and The MadTones—an emerging 10-piece band—that plays a variety of funky covers and originals. End the night with one of Madison’s favorite performers—Lo Marie—as she plays a combination of jazzy originals and covers.

Location
High Noon Saloon 701A E. Washington Ave., Madison, Wisconsin 53703 View Map

Phone
608-268-1122

Date & Time

Feb 10, 2016 7:30 PM
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/lomarie-stone-barone/#sthash.gkCQCKqk.dpuf

Rick Flowers’ Ultimate Fusion @ The Fountain
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Rick Flowers’ Ultimate Fusion

Beginning Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 8:00 pm., until 11:00 pm, and for the three following Wednesdays, drummer Rick Flowers, keyboardist David Adler (of Gomers fame), and Hanah Jon Taylor (of world-renown), will be performing at the Fountain Bar and Restaurant. No cover charge. The Fountain is located at 122 State Street.

Location
Fountain 122 State St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703 View Map

Phone
608-250-1998
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/rick-flowers-ultimate-fusion-fountain/#sthash.kqDgXv6f.dpuf

Gypsy Swing Open Jam @ Brocach Irish Pub-Monroe Street
Feb 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Gypsy Swing Open Jam
Music: Clubs:

When: Weekly on Wednesday @ 8:30pm
Cost: Free
Call: 608-819-8653
Web: www.brocach.com

More Information:
Weekly acoustic jam in gypsy swing.
Brocach Monroe, 1843 Monroe St
8:30-closing, free. It’s every Wednesday

Where:
Brocach Irish Pub-Monroe Street
1843 Monroe St. , Madison , WI 53711
[MAP]

Feb
11
Thu
“Jazz and Race in Russia” with Jazz Vocalist Sharon Clark
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sponsored by UW-Madison’s Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA), this program is billed as an “Interactive Performance-Presentation” by celebrated Washington DC-based jazz vocalist Sharón Clark and UW Political Science Professor Yoshiko Herrera, and is part of the ongoing CREECA Lecture Series. Free admission.

Johnny Chimes
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Johnny Chimes

Location
Bayou 117 S. Butler St., Madison, Wisconsin 53703 View Map

Phone
608-294-9404

Jim Erickson – piano jazz @ Louisianne's
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim Erickson
Music: Clubs: jazz piano

When: 12/04/14 @ 6:00pm
Cost: Free
Call: 608-831-1929
Web: ericksongs.com

More Information:
Jim Erickson will be playing jazz piano Thursday nights. 6 pm, no cover.

Usually closed on Thanksgiving.

No shows 12/25 & 1/1.

Where:
Louisianne’s, Etc., Middleton
7464 Hubbard Ave. , Middleton , WI 53562

[MAP]

Feb
12
Fri
Gerri DiMaggio @ Cardinal Bar
Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Gerri DiMaggio

Jazz. Free. Joining Gerri DiMaggio on Dec. 11 will be Paul Hastil on piano, John Mesoloras on bass, and Todd Hammes on percussion.

Location
Cardinal Bar 418 E. Wilson St. , Madison, Wisconsin 53703 View Map

Phone
608-257-2473

Date & Time

Feb 12, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/gerri-dimaggio-cardinal/#sthash.hZsPXeLP.dpuf

Bob Kerwin & Doug Brown @ Delaney's Charcoal Steaks
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bob Kerwin & Doug Brown

The romantic sounds of guitar-saxophone jazz. Quiet enough for conversation. No cover.

Location
Delaney’s Charcoal Steaks 449 Grand Canyon Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53719

Phone
608-833-7337

bobkerwinmusic.com

Hanson Family Jazz Band` @ Liliana's Restaurant
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Hanson Family Jazz Band has been playing in the Madison area since 1981. The original band performed at the Hanson’s Family Jazz Restaurant and continued playing after the restaurant closed in 1984. The original band was lead by Gene Hanson and featured his wife Betty on vocals.

Today, the band features original members (and brothers) Erik (drums) and David (piano) Hanson, along with David’s daughter Melissa Thorson-Hanson on vocals, singing the songs that her grandmother sang in the band before her passing in 2006.

The Hanson Family Jazz Band tradition continues today with the current band – playing a variety of jazz standards.

For more information, see http://www.lilianasrestaurant.com/Musicians.htm#Hanson_Family

Johnny Chimes
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Fri and Sat @ Louisianne’s 6:30 -9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

John Widdicombe & Glenn Widdicombe
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

John Widdicombe & Glenn Widdicombe

Jazz. Glenn Widdicombe, guitar; John Widdicombe, bass.

Location
Crossroads Coffeehouse, Cross Plains 2020 Main St., Cross Plains, Wisconsin View Map

Phone
608-798-2080

Date & Time

Feb 12, 2016 7:00 PM
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/john-widdicombe-glenn-widdicombe/#sthash.oDotzoF5.dpuf

Midwinter Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival @ Brink Lounge
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 13 @ 12:00 am
Midwinter Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival @ Brink Lounge

Midwinter Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival

Friday Feb  12
Harmonious Wail
Alfonso Ponticell and Swing Gitan
Jack Soref Trio

Saturday Feb 13
Harmonious Wail
Joscho Stephan Trio
Sam Miltich with Martha Larson

Tickets available at Brown Paper tickets
http://midwestgypsyswingfest.com/tickets/

Where:
Brink Lounge
701 E. Washington Ave., Suite 105 , Madison , WI 53703
[MAP]

D.C. jazz singer Sharón Clark with the UW Jazz Orchestra & the Verona Area HS Jazz Ensemble I @ UW Music Hall
Feb 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Jazz singer Sharón Clark with the UW Jazz Orchestra
& Verona Area High School Jazz Ensemble I
Music Hall, 8 PM, free

Washington, D.C. standout Sharón Clark has brought festival and concert audiences to their feet across the U.S. and Europe. Her New York run drew raves from the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal, and she won New York’s Bistro Award for Best Vocalist.

Ms. Clark has made multiple international tours in recent years, making her debut in Israel and returning to Russia, where she has developed a major following. Her most recent release, “Do it Again — My Tribute to Shirley Horn,” is on its third printing, and she grabs top honors wherever she goes.

Ms. Clark won the Gold Medal and $10,000 top prize at the Savannah Music Festival’s American Traditions Competition. She then took first place in the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, which offers a $2,500 prize along with a featured appearance with the Baltimore Symphony.

Ms. Clark appears regularly in DC at Blues Alley and Loews Madison Hotel. A featured soloist with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony, Clark has headlined the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, the Cape May Jazz Festival and the Savannah Music Festival. Both the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and The Ludacris Foundation chose Ms. Clark to perform for their separate tributes to Quincy Jones.

The award-winning VERONA AREA HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE I is directed by Paul Heinecke.

The UW JAZZ ORCHESTRA was established in 1968 by trombone professor Allen Chase. Its directors have included bassist Richard Davis, saxophonist Les Thimmig, trombonist Claude Cailliet, and trumpeter Jim Doherty. The Orchestra, now under the direction of UW Madison Director of Jazz Studies Johannes Wallmann, workshops and performs music ranging from the classic big band repertoire to contemporary and cutting-edge concert jazz music by today’s leading jazz composers.

UW Music Hall
925 Bascom Mall (at the foot of Bascom Hill)
Madison, WI 53706

Free and unticketed.

Ben Ferris Quintet @ Alchemy Cafe
Feb 12 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 13 @ 12:00 am

Ben Ferris Quintet

Jazz. Free.

Location
Alchemy Cafe 1980 Atwood Ave., Madison, Wisconsin 53704 View Map

Phone
608-204-7644

Date & Time

Feb 12, 2016 10:00 PM
– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/ben-ferris-quintet-feb-12/#sthash.on697V9T.dpuf

Feb
13
Sat
“Jazz, Desserts, and Dancing” with the Gerri DiMaggio Trio
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Founded in 1901, the University League promotes and supports the UW-Madison while engendering friendship and fellowship among its members. Now, the League is inviting non-members to join members at this event that features live music by the Gerri DiMaggio Jazz Trio. Reservations are required and the deadline is 2/5/16. Reservation forms can be accessed at http://univleague.wisc.edu/pdf/Program/Reservation%20Form%20Feb_13_2016.pdf. 6:30 PM, Nakoma Golf Club, 4145 Golf Club Road, Madison.

Johnny Chimes
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Fri and Sat @ Louisianne’s 6:30 -9 pm

Phone
608-831-1929

Johnny Widdicombe (bass) + Dan Barker (piano)
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Saturday night, bassist Johnny Widdicombe plays with a great area jazz pianist. Johnny is a 2004graduate of the UW School of Music, and studied bass with Rufus Reid, Charles (Truck) Parham and Richard Davis. He has performed with the Piper Road Spring Band for 30 years and is a 22-year member of the Harris Lemberg Trio.

He has performed with his string bass across the U.S., The Netherlands, France, England, Scotland, Finland and the Soviet Union at numerous schools, colleges, universities, concert halls, music festivals and, most especially, saloons.

Tonight’s featured pianist is:

For more information, see http://www.lilianasrestaurant.com/Musicians.htm#Johnny Widdicombe

Mid-Winter Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest: Day 2
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The mid-winter edition of this annual event moves indoors to the Brink Lounge. Saturday night’s music starts at 7:00 PM with the duo of Minnesota-based guitarist Sam Miltich, http://www.sammiltich.com/Home.html, and cellist-vocalist Martha Larson, http://www.marthalarson.com/, followed at 8:15 PM by the Fest’s host band, Harmonious Wail, and wrapping up with a trio led by jazz guitarist Joscho Stephan from Germany, https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.joscho-stephan.de/&prev=search. Tickets are available at the door and in advance at http://midwestgypsyswingfest.com/tickets/. Brink Lounge.