What is Madison Jazz Jam?
Madison Jazz Jam is a twice monthly jam session for musicians to work on improvisational skills while performing with veteran jazz musicians. Madison Jazz Jam is unique because it welcomes players of all ages and levels, and includes educational feedback from a musician/educator.
Madison Jazz Jam goals are to:
- Inspire young musicians to learn and play jazz
- Mentor up-and-coming jazz musicians
- Create an all-ages community of veteran musicians, less advanced musicians, and the listening public
- Broaden the audience for jazz and increase future capacity for quality local jazz
Why was Madison Jazz Jam created?
Jam sessions are important avenues for jazz students to work on their craft, and vital to creating a sense of community among veteran players, newer players, and the listening public. When the New Breed Jam ended in November, 2009 the Madison area lost it’s only true jazz jam session. In responding to this need the volunteers of Madison Jazz decided to create a different kind of jam, an all ages jam with an educational component so participants can advance faster.
Who are we?
Madison Jazz Jam is a program operated by Madison Jazz, a nonprofit organization in Madison, Wisconsin.
|Board of Directors
Bob Kerwin, President
Michael Hill, Vice-President
Bruce Severson, Treasurer
Martha Florey, Secretary