MJJ is back! We’re joining forces with Our Middleton Jazz Jam to hold a new jam session! From here on out, we’ll meet at Common Ground (2644 Branch Street, Middleton) on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. If you haven’t been to Common Ground yet, come out to check […]
Madison’s own Lynette Margulies will appear in lieu of Adekola Adedapo at the June 16 meeting of the Madison Jazz Jam. As part of the 2019 Isthmus Jazz Festival, Madison Jazz Jam is proud to feature a special performance by vocalist Lynette Margulies, backed by local luminaries Ken Hoffman (ts), Johannes Wallmann (pno), John Schaffer […]
The Madison Jazz Jam is proud to participate in the 2019 Isthmus Jazz Festival with a special performance by veteran Milwaukee vocalist, Adekola Adedapo, on June 16. Adekola will open this week’s jam session with a full set of classic American songs, backed by local luminaries Ken Hoffman (ts), Johannes Wallmann (pno), John Schaffer (bs), […]
MJJ will no longer take place at North Street Cabaret. Our last jam at North Street takes place on June 16, 2019 as part of the Isthmus Jazz Festival. (Details on the Isthmus Fest show are forthcoming.) We have canceled our sessions scheduled for June 2 and July 7 as we look for a new […]
On deck for our May 5 meeting are a great house band: Paul Dietrich (tpt), Johannes Wallmann (pno), Laurie Lang (bs), and Rodrigo Villanueva (dr). Featured tunes will be “Joy Spring” and “On Green Dolphin Street.” We look forward to seeing you at North Street Cabaret on the 5th!
We scheduled a session on Easter by accident. We’ll return as usual on May 5.
This will be a quick one. At the next MJJ we’ll luxuriate in the sounds of Paul Dietrich (tpt), Doug White (pno), Lucas Koehler (bs), and Rodrigo Villanueva (dr). The featured tunes are “April in Paris” and “My Romance.” Things will be swinging. If you’re looking for something to do on Thursday, March 28, you […]
This week we begin a new cycle of the Madison Jazz Jam. That means we have a new set of featured tunes and new configurations of all-star house bands. See the Schedule page for house bands and featured tunes through July When picking featured tunes, I’ve chose three themes for this cycle: songs about spring […]
We meet again on February 3 to play with Ken Hoffman (ts), Dave Stoler (pno), John Mesoloras (bs) and Rodrigo Villanueva (dr). The featured tunes are Miles’s “Freddie Freeloader” and Cole Porter’s “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye.” The former is a straight-up, I-IV-V, mid-tempo blues in Bb that appeared on Kind of Blue. The only […]
Join Paul Dietrich (tpt), Paul Muench (pno), Ben Ferris (bs), and Matt Endres (dr) for our next session. The featured tunes are Miles’s “All Blues” and Billy Eckstine’s “I Want to Talk about You.” Most everybody knows “All Blues,” a 6/8 blues in G that appeared on Kind of Blue. It differs from other blues […]