Isthmus Jazz Festival/MJJ June 16, 2019

The Madison Jazz Jam is proud to participate in the 2019 Isthmus Jazz Festival with a special performance by veteran Milwaukee vocalist, Adekola Adedapo, on June 16. Adekola will open this week's jam session with a full set of classic American songs, backed by local luminaries Ken Hoffman (ts), Johannes Wallmann (pno), John Schaffer (bs), and Joey B. Banks (dr). We'll follow Adekola's performance with two sets of our regular jam session. The jam takes place at North Street Cabaret, 610 North Street, Madison, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. As always, there is no cover.

The Madison Jazz Jam is open to musicians of all ages who would like to learn from the best players in the area. We are an educational jam session - low key and supportive - founded to promote improvised music while supporting the many talented players who enrich our lives in Madison. Whether you are an experienced player or a beginner, you will find a welcoming community and wonderful opportunities to celebrate improvised music at MJJ.

We extend a special invitation to vocalists to come out for Adekola's set and to stick around to sing with the band afterward. If you are vocalist, or if you know any vocalists who'd like make some music with us, please spread the word and join us on June 16!

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Isthmus Jazz Festival & OMJ Showcase/Jam - June 12, 6-9pm at Common Ground

As part of the week long Isthmus Jazz Festival the Essentially Ellington Combos of Sun Prairie HS and Middleton HS will perform a showcase concert on June 12 6-8pm and will lead a student jam for all middle and high school students 8-9pm

MJJ seeks a new venue

MJJ will no longer take place at North Street Cabaret. Our last jam at North Street takes place on June 16, 2019 as part of the Isthmus Jazz Festival. (Details on the Isthmus Fest show are forthcoming.) We have canceled our sessions scheduled for June 2 and July 7 as we look for a new venue. We have some leads on new homes, but if you have suggestions we'd love to hear them. Just leave a comment here.

We'll you posted on our search. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


May 22 - Wednesday, 6:30-9pm OMJ Jam at Common Ground

Listen, play, hang-- jazz night at Common Ground-- Good Friends, Good food, good drinks even on a Wednesday. Join us.  Houseband: Tony Barba- sax, Dave Stoler - piano, Chris Sandoval - drums, Laurie Lang - bass