November 4, 2018 jam

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!

OJM - October 24, Wednesday 6:30-9pm Blue Bossa and more Common Ground Middleton

Come one come all -- we'll play lots of blues, Blue Bossa and many tunes of your choice. House band will feature vocalist Marilyn Fisher (madison's premier vocal jazz teacher and improviser), Rick Flowers - drums, Jim Erickson - piano and Laurie Lang - bass

October 21, 2018 jam

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 melody but I'm having some trouble with the harmonies. It'll be interesting to consult the house band on some of the chords on this chart. The sort-of-blues is Horace Silver's "Sister Sadie" from Real Book III. We've featured this one before a year or two ago, but I figure no one will complain if it shows up in the lineup again.

See you in a couple of weeks!

Oct. 10, Wednesday, 6:30-9pm at Common Ground OMJ Jam and Showcase

Houseband will feature Becca May Grant (piano). I was just in the studio with her yesterday. Chris Sandoval (drums) who has been doing a bit of touring lately but will be his cheerful self this week. And Sally de Broux (vocals) or Richard Hildner (guitar).

Please come and support live music and/or bring your instrument or voice to sit in.

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