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 […]
This week we begin a new cycle of featured tunes for our six meetings through March 3, 2019. I’ve selected tunes from two themes: Miles Davis tunes and Coltrane “ballads.” The Miles tunes will be the “easy” tunes of each week, if you can call them that. They’re songs that many jazz players learn relatively […]
I’m sorry for the delay in posting our new schedule. We have the house bands lined up, but I have yet to determine featured tunes. So for the jam this coming Sunday, we will not have featured tunes. Just come on down ready to play tunes of your choice. The house band will be Ken […]
There will be no jam this coming Sunday, November 18. We’ll return at our regularly scheduled time on December 2. I’ll put up a new list of house bands and featured tunes soon. In the meantime, get out to enjoy the amazing music taking place all over town. This fall is shaping up to be […]
Next jam is Sunday, November 4. The house band will be: Ken Hoffman (ts), Paul Muench (pno), Matt Rodgers (bs), and Rodrigo Villanueva (dr). Featured tunes are the bossa classic, “Wave,” and Dizzy’s “Blue ‘n Boogie.” Next week we’ll post a list of featured tunes and house bands through early March. See you next Sunday!
On deck for the 10/21/18 MJJ are some great house band members: Paul Dietrich (tpt), Doug White (pno), John Schaffer (bs), and Matt Endres (bs). The featured tunes are a bossa and a blues (sort of). The bossa is “Journey to Recife” from Real Book I. It’s a fun tune to play with a catchy […]