Madison Jazz Jam will now be held at Liliana’s starting with our next session, February 13th. The time remains 4-7 pm and except for the location everything else remains unchanged. Liliana’s offers live jazz 6 days a week, periodically hosts high school jazz bands and the Isthmus High School Jazz All-Stars, and is an enthusiastic supporter of the Madison […]
I’ll be honest and admit that although the melody is familiar to me I’ve never played this tune. It was picked at Steve Sveum’s suggestion and his notes list it as an F blues. The Real Book has it in Ab. I have recordings of it in F, G, and Bb. Oscar Pettiford wrote it and the recordings of […]
After taking a break during December the Madison Jazz Jam returns Sunday January 23rd 4-7 pm at the Washington Hotel Coffee Room. Joining us will be Nick Anderson on bass. Nick played so well at the jam in November we asked him to join us this time as part of the band. Nick recently moved […]
Mark your calendars: the next Madison Jazz Jam is Sunday, January 23rd from 4-7pm at the Washington Hotel Coffee Room. We’ll post more details shortly.
You can call just about any standard jazz tune and we’ll play it, but if you’re a newer improviser these are the suggested tunes to work up for the next jam: 1. Autumn Leaves – this was on the list last time but no one called it 2. Blue Monk (Bb blues) 3. So What […]
The following post is for less experienced jammers taking part in the 1st set. We’ve decided for future jams it will work better if everyone isn’t working on the same tune. We’ll list 3 good choices for beginning improvisers and you just pick one. Hopefully, everyone doesn’t pick the same tune. The list will stay […]
Although Madison Jazz Jam is open to all improvisers, the following information is aimed at younger or less experienced improvisers who will be playing in the 1st set. Tune: C Jam Blues Concept: Rhythmic variations We are encouraging all early stage improvisers to work on C jam blues for this session. Find a recording of […]