Hi all, The jam returns on Sunday, August 20 with a distinguished house band featuring Paul Dietrich (trumpet), Dave Stoler (piano), Ben Ferris (bass), and Keith Lienert (drums). I look forward to hearing this combination of players. Paul and Dave are very versatile players, Ben knows how to groove, and I’ve always thought Keith is […]
Our next jam isn’t until August 6th, that gives you 3 weeks to practice our featured tunes: Things Aint What They Used To Be, and Beatrice. Our aim is to feature an easier and more advanced tune at each jam, and remember, you don’t have to play these tunes – you can prepare and perform […]
Hi all, The jam returns on Sunday, July 16 with a distinguished house band featuring Ken Hoffman (tenor sax), Paul Muench (piano), John Schaffer (bass), and John Lombardo (drums). We can learn a lot from these guys. It’s a rare day when Ken Hoffman doesn’t bring smiles to listeners’ faces. Meanwhile Paul Muench and John […]
We have a jam tomorrow, yes we do! The rhythm section for our band has played together for many years and always sounds tight. They are Paul Muench, keyboard; John Schaffer, bass; and Rand Moore on percussion. Paul Dietrich on trumpet completes the quartet and I’ll be the emcee. The featured songs are Gravy Waltz, composed by […]
Our next jam is June 4th and features the stellar line-up of Dave Cooper – trumpet, Johannes Wallmann – keys, John Christensen – bass, and Rodrigo Villanueva – drums. Join us and listen and learn from Madison’s best jazz musicians. Featured tunes for this week are Recordame, and Impressions. Recordame is a good vehicle for […]
We jam on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month but Easter falls on the 3rd Sunday in April so we will only have 1 jam. See you again in May!
Our next jam is February 5th, Super Bowl Sunday. Contrary to what you might expect we usually have large turnouts on this date. We expect the same this year and lined up a stellar band just to make sure. UW Platteville director of jazz studies Dave Cooper will lead the jam and play trumpet. He is joined by […]
We had another productive meeting today and the jam is now poised for continued success. We have more people involved and helping and Mike Hill is taking over as the day-to-day director of the jam. Mike is on our board and has a knack for keeping track of details and getting things done. Although he won’t be […]
Hi Jammers! We are looking forward to 2017 with a great lineup and tune for the first jam of the year! Dave Cooper on trumpet (hosting) Doug White piano, Brad Townsend bass, and John Lombardo drums. Look out for that C+7! Here is a link to Dave’s in-depth analysis to ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE exclusively […]
Sorry to all you diehards, but we’re canceling the jam. The forcast calls for 7-11 inches of snow today and tomorrow and -36 wind chill on Sunday. Two of our band members live out of town. Not a good situation. The next jam is Jan 8th. Hopefully, we’ll have more info posted soon.