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Episode 293 - The Marquis Hill Blacktet

May 14th, 2014 · Comments

Acclaimed Chicago musician, Marquis Hill, returns to the show.  This time he appears with his talented band!  This show is not to be missed.

THE MARQUIS HILL BLACKTET
WITH
MARQUIS HILL on Trumpet
CHRIS McBRIDE on Alto Sax
JUSTIN THOMAS on Vibes
JOSHUA RAMOS on Bass
MAKAYA McCRAVEN on Drums
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Tags: Music · Live Music · Jazz

Episode 292 - Jackie Allen

April 9th, 2014 · Comments


Our own Jackie Allen returns to Madison for this not-to-be-missed show. Share this with your friends!!


Madison Music Collective, Mad Toast Live, the Improvisational Music Workshop,
Janus Galleries, Ward-Brodt Music, Isthmus, WORT-FM, and The Brink Lounge
proudly present
JACKIE ALLEN & COMPANY
Featuring
JACKIE ALLEN on vocals
HANS STURM on bass
JOHN MOULDER on guitar
DAVE STOLER on keyboard
DANE RICHESON on drums

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Tags: Uncategorized · Music · Live Music · Jazz · Folk

Episode 290 - Graminy

January 30th, 2014 · Comments

Founded in 2010, Graminy seeks to fuse the classical and grassroots tradi- tions, from Bach to bluegrass, from Co- pland to Celtic, from Gershwin to native American, from Kodaly to klezmer, and more. Drawing on all these styles, Graminy composes and arranges all its music and calls it Class-Grass.

Graminy’s music focuses on themes of ecology and place. The name derives from the botanical name for the grass family, Gramineae, as their music draws on the entire family of grassroots tradi- tions, from all places and ecologies.

Their  new CD, “Germinations: A Blue- grass Symphony in D” has been nominated for awards in several categories at this year’s MAMA Awards (Madison Area Music Awards).

www.graminy.net

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Episode 289 - Elm Duo

January 12th, 2014 · Comments

Eleanor Mayerfeld is the 2011 Frontenac Old Time Music Fiddle Champion, the youngest winner ever. Formerly a member of Sonora Strings, the touring violin ensemble of Suzuki Strings of Madison, Eleanor has toured with them in Puerto Rico, Door County, and California.  Currently a member of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra.  

Mike  has  played in many groups, most notably the Barn Owl Band, with whom he recorded three albums and appeared on the National Public Radio Show A Prairie Home Companion. Mike is a composer and his folk tunes have been recorded by many folk artists.

www.elmduo.net

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Tags: Music · Live Music · Jazz · Folk · Songwriter

Episode 286 - Harmonious Wail

October 13th, 2013 · Comments

Madison’s own international/national gypsy jazz, swing treasure.


http://www.wail.com/
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Tags: Live Music · Jazz · Folk · Gypsy

Episode 285 - Occidental Gypsy

October 4th, 2013 · Comments

Occidental Gypsy is pioneering the sound of World Gypsy Pop. Their mélange of uptempo, high-energy rhythms of Gypsy, melded with the catchy melodic hooks of Pop delivers a thrilling auditory experience to listeners.


http://occidentalgypsy.com/
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Tags: Music · Live Music · Jazz · Folk · Gypsy

Episode 284 - Hanah Jon Taylor Artet

September 28th, 2013 · Comments

While being one of our community's top jazz saxophonists and flutists, like so many great jazz artists through the decades, Hanah Jon Taylor seems to have garnered greater accolades in Europe and other foreign locales than in his own backyard. Over the years Taylor has brought his highly-intuitive and envelope-pushing style of playing to enthusiastic audiences in all corners of the globe. Just returning from concerts in Poland and Paris, he will bring to Madison a top-flight group of Chicago musicians including pianist Jim Baker, Alex Wing on bass, guitar and oud, and percussionist Dushun Mosley for our "Jazz on a Sunday" spring series finale. 

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Episode 283 - Don Stiernberg Trio

April 2nd, 2013 · Comments

Chicago Jazz mandolin player, Don Stiernberg, is joined by Andy Brown & Jim Cox for a wonderful afternoon of music. 

donstiernberg.com/

video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuH6gjq7LMw
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Episode 280 - Johannes Wallman

March 10th, 2013 · Comments

Johannes Wallmann, the new director of Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, put together a of world class ensemble to play his beautiful original compositions.  We teamed up with the Madison Music Collective to put on this memorable show.

The Band:

Johannes Wallmann on piano

David Cooper on trumpet

Darren Sterud on trombone

John Christensen on bass

Devin Drobka on drums

Marty Erickson on tuba

http://www.johanneswallmann.com/

video  http://youtu.be/J1fSNA8K9SQ

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Episode 279 - The Jimmys

February 22nd, 2013 · Comments

Led by Jimmy Voegeli, The Jimmys powerfully blend rock, soul, and swing into a fun and energetic show.

http://www.thejimmys.net/

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Tags: Music · Live Music · Jazz · Rock · Blues

Episode 277 - Richie Cole

February 10th, 2013 · Comments

Arguably the greatest living keeper of the bebop flame, alto saxophonist Richie Cole returns to Madison in this season kickoff program for Madison Music Collective’s “Jazz on a Sunday” series hosted by Chris Wagoner and Mary Gaines of Mad Toast Live.  Richie will be joined by a rhythm section led by our celebrated local pianist Dave Stoler.

http://www.richiecole.com/Richie_Cole/HOME.html

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Episode 274 - Micah Olsan & the OCD Big Band

December 18th, 2012 · Comments

Micah Olsan & the OCD Big Band is an indie folk ensemble that likes to explore as much musical territory as possible. You'll hear bits of jazz and funk and world music interwoven through any given set.

http://www.reverbnation.com/micaholsan

video http://youtu.be/1MiqB_YDfCU

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Tags: Music · Live Music · Jazz · Folk · Rock

Episode 271 - Arkan

December 4th, 2012 · Comments

Arkadiy ARKAN Yushin is guitarist-virtuoso of American-European musical background, a master of several guitar styles.

http://www.arkanmusic.com/

Video http://youtu.be/B5EMxAiDXiU

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Tags: Music · Live Music · Jazz · Folk

Episode 270 - New Breed Quartet with Rob Dz

December 2nd, 2012 · Comments

(part two)

Jazz meets hip hop as Madison’s most celebrated spoken word poet, Rob Dz, joins forces with the New Breed Quartet, one of Madison’s top jazz bands.  Like a jazz artist, Mr. Dz composes spontaneously using words instead of music, and his latest collaboration with the New Breed will create original material that draws on contemporary characteristics of each genre while allowing generous space for improvisation.

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Episode 269 - New Breed Quartet with Rob Dz

December 2nd, 2012 · Comments

Jazz meets hip hop as Madison’s most celebrated spoken word poet, Rob Dz, joins forces with the New Breed Quartet, one of Madison’s top jazz bands.  Like a jazz artist, Mr. Dz composes spontaneously using words instead of music, and his latest collaboration with the New Breed will create original material that draws on contemporary characteristics of each genre while allowing generous space for improvisation.

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Tags: Music · Live Music · Jazz

Episode 264 - Luke Polipnick

November 4th, 2012 · Comments

Part Two

Guitarist-composer-producer Luke Polipnick returns to Madison with a special group of top improvisers from New York City (drummer Mike Pride) and the Twin Cities (saxophonist Brandon Wozniak and bassist Adam Linz) to kick off a Fall Midwestern tour. Luke and his band-mates exemplify the eclectic approach that many of our younger creative musicians are taking today, moving with great skill and confidence as they cross and integrate musical genres, while infusing their music with the improvisational spirit and masterful technique so central to good jazz. For “Jazz on a Sunday,” Luke’s group will be performing new music that he composed for the group’s Fall tour. He describes it as featuring “thematic material from folksy to rocking but rooted in jazz, appealing to fans of “post rock,” folk, reggae, free improvisation and mainstream jazz.”

http://www.lukepolipnick.com/

Video http://youtu.be/dG0dHT-LkEY
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Episode 263 - Luke Polipnick

November 4th, 2012 · Comments

Part One

Guitarist-composer-producer Luke Polipnick returns to Madison with a special group of top improvisers from New York City (drummer Mike Pride) and the Twin Cities (saxophonist Brandon Wozniak and bassist Adam Linz) to kick off a Fall Midwestern tour. Luke and his band-mates exemplify the eclectic approach that many of our younger creative musicians are taking today, moving with great skill and confidence as they cross and integrate musical genres, while infusing their music with the improvisational spirit and masterful technique so central to good jazz. For “Jazz on a Sunday,” Luke’s group will be performing new music that he composed for the group’s Fall tour. He describes it as featuring “thematic material from folksy to rocking but rooted in jazz, appealing to fans of “post rock,” folk, reggae, free improvisation and mainstream jazz.”

http://www.lukepolipnick.com/

Video  http://youtu.be/RErtS9q2rlg

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Episode 257 - Sizzlers

September 18th, 2012 · Comments

These iconic musicians recently ended a 17-year stint at the Avenue Bar playing their  brand of Dixieland Jazz.  Now they can be found at festivals and other venues all over!

video http://youtu.be/T30slj2aeWk

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Tags: Music · Live Music · Jazz · Folk · Dixieland

Episode 256 - Laura Caviani

September 9th, 2012 · Comments

Twin Cities-based Laura Caviani (piano) and Pete Whitman (tenor saxophone) and Madison’s John Schaffer (bass) and Rand Moore (drums) explore themes by famous classical composers using improvisation in a straight–ahead jazz format.

http://www.lauracaviani.com/

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Video  http://youtu.be/wJ2VefR1AYk

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Episode 251 - Safety Last

May 29th, 2012 · Comments

Safety Last! is a 4-piece acoustic ensemble, performing “Sophisticated Western Swing & Old-School Jazz.”

http://www.reverbnation.com/safetylast

Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xImUdNTuHB4

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Tags: Music · Live Music · Jazz · Folk

Episode 242 - Marilyn Crispell

April 15th, 2012 · Comments

The New York Times says that “hearing Marilyn Crispell play solo piano is like monitoring an active volcano. She is one of a very few pianists who rise to the challenge of free jazz.” Ms. Crispell returns to Madison to perform solo and with a trio that includes Chicago-based “free jazz” stalwarts Harrison Bankhead and Avreeayl Ra and Madison-based multi-instrumentalist JoAnne Pow!ers.

http://marilyncrispell.com/

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