Possible jam changes - what do you think?

Our next jam is December 7th, the featured tune is Groovin' High, and our band is Dan Wallach - sax/educator, Michael Brenneis - drums, Paul Hastil - piano, and Lucas Koehler - bass. Michael's notes are posted below. If you don't know Groovin' High there are many other tunes you can play. See the list of possible jam tunes.


Switching gears..... we need your help. We are always looking at ways  to improve the jam and create more of an impact. How can we boost attendance? How can we enhance the environment for creating music, learning, and listening to jazz?

We are always open to suggestions. Unfortunately they can't all be implemented.  Many ideas have an obvious upside, and less obvious downsides. Frequently, things are not as straightforward as they seem: there may be logistical obstacles or  what's good for one person is bad for another. We can't please everyone but we try our best.

With all that in mind, we are asking for your opinion about possible changes to the jam:

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Connie Evingson Jazz Vocal Workshop facilitated by Marilyn Fisher

Following the MMC concert, This Sunday (11/16),  from 6-7pm, Marilyn Fisher http://www.marilynfisher.net/ will host a Jazz vocal workshop featuring the artists from the MMC/JOAS concert:

Connie EvingsonConnie Evingson (vocals) http://www.connieevingson.com/ , Dave Karr (saxophone) http://www.jazzmn.org/music/musicians.php?musician=davekarr and Mary Louise Knutson (piano) http://www.marylouiseknutson.com/ Laurie Lang (bass) http://www.laurielangmusic.com/ Jim Huwe (drums) Chris Wagoner (violin) http://www.thestellanovas.com/

This worshop will focus on ALL vocalists that improvise and those who want to learn more about vocal improvisation and/or instrumentalists that want to learn more about how to play in an ensemble with vocalists. Come ready to sing or jump in on an instrument.

Sunday, Nov. 16, 6-7pm

The Brink Lounge

701 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI