After booking and presenting progressive jazz since 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin, we have now partnered with several local venues as a means of expanding our services and increasing exposure for this valuable art form. These venues range from a recording studio to listening rooms to full-on killer clubs. All are dedicated to the progressive, avant-garde, experimental musician. We believe our reputation speaks for itself in what we have accomplished over these years and we believe it will carry us well into the future. And as always we do this with love, as volunteers and do not take a penny. What we get in return is much more valuable – we get to be anointed with sonic wonders from amazing musicians.
This is making a couple old guys really happy!
David Stone / Thomas Ferrella
QUAD – Dave Cooper, Tom Gullion, Nick Moran and Matt Endres at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Sep 24 | 7pm | TIX | POD | MORE Keefe Jackson and Anton Hatwich at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Oct 1 | 7pm | TIX Todd Clouser’s A LOVE ELECTRIC with Hernan Hecht and Aaron Cruz at The Bur Oak | Oct 3 | 7pm | TIX | WATCH/LISTEN Gerrit Hatcher, Peter Maunu, and Julian Kirshner at Cafe Coda | Oct 7 | 7 PM | TIX Matt Ulery’s DELICATE CHARMSwith Greg Ward, Quin Kirchner, Paul Bedal and James Davis at North Street Cabaret | Oct 15 | 8pm Justin Dillard Organ Trio at North Street Cabaret | Oct 23 | 8 PM | WATCH/LISTEN Tim Daisy with Russ Johnson, Dave Rempis and John Hebert at North Street Cabaret | Oct 29 | 8pm Rodrigo Villanueva Trio – Milwaukee Connection, featuring Mark Davis and Clay Schaub at The Bur Oak | Oct 31 | 7pm Dirk Quinn Band at The Bur Oak | Nov 4 | 7pm | TIX | MORE Zacc Harris Quintet with John Raymond at Cafe Coda | Nov 12 | 8pm Rodrigo Villanueva Trio at Cafe Coda | Dec 4 | 8 PM THE BRIDGE with Keefe Jackson, Dave Rempis, Christine Wodraska, Didier Lasserre, Peter Orins at North Street Cabaret | Dec 19 | 7pm Mars Williams’ ALBERT AYLER CHRISTMAS at North Street Cabaret | Dec 11 | 8pm Ken Vandermark with Nate Wooley and Paul Lytton at Cafe Coda | Apr 15 | 8pm BALLISTER with Dave Rempis, Paal Nilssen-Love and Fred Lonberg-Holm | Apr 23 | 8pm Adam Shead Trio with Jason Stein and Damon Smith at North Street Cabaret | Apr 29 | 8pm
Jeremy Cunningham with Matt Gold and Lane Beckstromat Cafe Coda | Sep 19 | 7pm | TIX | POD| MORE | WATCH/LISTEN
Ethan Philion’s MEDITATIONS: The Music of Charles Mingus at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Sep 17 | 7pm | TIX | POD | WATCH/LISTEN
Charlie Ballantine at The Bur Oak | Sep 10 | 8pm | TIX | POD | WATCH/LISTEN
Rodrigo Villanueva, Fareed Haque, John Christensen and Dan Moore at Town of Wyoming Garage 6294 State Hwy 23, Spring Green, WI | Sep 5 | 2:30pm | TIX | MORE
Jeff Swanson’s CASEFITTER w/ Greg Ward, Greg Artry Matt Ulery, Paul Bedal and Dustin Laurenzi moved to North Street | Sep 3 | 7pm | POD HANGING HEARTS (Chris Weller, Cole DeGenova and Quin Kirchner) at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Aug 27 | 7pm | TIX |POD The EROTIC ADVENTURES OF THE STATIC CHICKEN at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Aug 20 | 7pm | TIX Julia Smulson at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Aug 15 | 7pm | TIX Dave Rempis at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Aug 6 | 7pm | TIX Vincent Davis, Corey Wilkes, Junius Paul and Justin Dillard at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Jul 30 | 7pm | TIX Hanah Jon Taylor’s Artet featuring Isaiah Collier now at North Street Cabaret | Jul 24 | 7:30pm | TIX through Tock/Garver
Chad McCullough at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Jul 23 | 7pm | TIX | POD
SINCERELY, LINUS (Jake Polancich,Ryan Meisel, Matt Rogers) at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Jul 16 | 7pm | TIX
Rodrigo Villanueva Trio, featuring Fareed Haque and John Christensen at The Bur Oak | July 11 | 7:30pm | TIX
Mars Williams with Tyler Damon, Steve Marquette and Brian Sandstrom at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Jul 9 | 7pm | TIX | POD
Brad Townsend and ARP OF THE COVENT at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Jul 2 | 7pm | TIX | POD
Tony Barba Quartet with Matt Gold, Devin Drobka and John Christensen at Garver Feed Mill Patio | June 25 | 7pm | TIX
Roscoe Mitchell Quartet – Douglas Ewart Ensemble at Cafe Coda | Jun 20 | TIX
Isaiah Collier & THE CHOSEN FEW at Cafe Coda | Jun 12 | 7pm & 9pm | TIX
Anthony Deutsch Trio featuring Billy Peterson and Devin Drobka at Cafe Coda | Jun 11 | two shows 7pm/9pm | TIX Dirk Quinn Band at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Jun 9 | 7pm | TIX | POD
LESSER LAKES TRIO at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Jun 4 | 7pm | TIX
Max Bessesen w/ Russ Johnson, Devin Drobka, Dave Miller and Ethan Philion at Garver Feed Mill Patio | May 21 | 7pm | TIX |POD
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE with Rodrigo Villanueva Directing at Cafe Coda | Apr 22 | 7pm | TIX
Todd Clouser Trio + Alex Mercado Trio at Garver Feed Mill Patio | May 14 | TIX |POD
Amina Figarova Sextet at Cafe Coda | Postponed Andy Milne & UNISON at Café Coda | May 14 | 8pm | CANCELED
Tony Catania with Barry Paul Clark and Devin Drobka at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Oct 24 | 6:30pm | CANCELED
Brennan Connors & Stray Passage at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Oct 17 | 6:30pm | TIX Greg Ward Trio at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Oct 16 | 6:30pm | TIX
Vincent Davis Percussion Plus at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Oct 10 | 6:30pm | TIX Michael Brenneis’ EXECUTIVE TEA SET at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Oct 8 | 7pm | TIX
Tony Barba’s BLOOD MOON QUARTET with Matt Gold at Garver Patio | Sept 24 | 7pm | TIX
Hanah Jon Taylor Artet at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Sept 25 | 7pm | TIX
BAD PHILOSOPHER at Audio For The Arts | Sep 26 | 8pm | CANCELED
Devin Drobka Trio with Hans Young Binter and Meredith Nesbittat Garver Feed Mill Patio | Sept 27 | CANCELED
Paul Dietrich Quartet and Matt Gold Trio at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Sept 17 | 7pm | TIX
Daniel Roth’s TWO JACKETS at Audio For The Arts | Sep 19 | 8pm | CANCELED
CORTEX Thomas Johansson at North Street Cabaret | Sep 11 | 8pm | CANCELED
FATHER SKY Anthony Deutsch, John Christensen, and Devin Drobkaat Garver Feed Mill Patio | Aug 28 | 7pm | CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
Tony Catania at Audio For The Arts | Aug 29 | 8pm | $15 | park at MG&E lot Main St | CANCELED
Vincent Davis Trio with Isaiah Collier and Jeremiah Hunt at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Sept 3 | 7pm | TIX
Charlie Ballantine at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Sept 4 | 7pm | TIX
MR. CHAIR at Pursuit of Happiness Festival McPike Park | Aug 23 | 2:30 pm | FREE | CANCELED
LESSER LAKES TRIO at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Aug 7 | 7pm | $15 | TIX | MORE
Caroline Davis/Ben Hoffmann’s MAITRI + Tony Barba, Paul Dietrich, Nick Moran, and Devin Drobka at Garver Feed Mill Patio | Aug 14 | 7pm | $15 | TIX | MORE
Keefe Jackson, Peter Maunu, Kent Kessler, Julian Kirshner at North Street Cabaret | Aug 7 | 8pm | $15 | CANCELED
Caroline Davis & Ben Hoffmann at Audio For The Arts | Aug 8 | 8pm | CANCELED
COLLECTOR Jakob Heinemann, Matt Blair, Devin Drobka at North Street Cabaret | Aug 14 | 8pm | $15 | CANCELED
Angel Bat Dawid and Adam Shead at Cafe Coda at Cafe Coda | July 17th | 8pm | CANCELED
Michael Hu Quartet at Audio For The Arts | Jun 26 | 8pm | TIX | CANCELED
Alex Mercado Trio at North Street Cabaret | July 10 | 8pm | CANCELED MARBIN Danny Markovitch, Everette Benton Jr., Dani Rabin at The Bur Oak (formerly The Winnebago) | July 10 | CANCELED
OCCIDENTAL BROTHERS DANCE BAND INTERNATIONAL at North Street Cabaret | July 11 | 8pm | $15 | CANCELED
Phillip Golub and Mario Fabrizio’s Tropos at Audio For The Arts | May 16 | 8pm | $15 | Park at MG&E Main St lot | TIX | CANCELED
Paul Dietrich Quartet and Matt Gold Trio at North Street Cabaret | May 23 | 8pm | $15 | CANCELED
Alex Mercado Trio at Cafe Coda | May 30 | 8pm | CANCELED
Todd Clouser’s CINEMA MUSIC FOR UNMADE FILM at Audio For The Arts | Jun 13 | 8pm | CANCELED
LESSER LAKES TRIO Jamie Breiwick, John Christensen, Devin Drobka at North Street Cabaret | Apr 17 | 8pm | $15 | CANCELED
Jason Steins’ HEARTS AND MINDS at Audio For The Arts | Apr 18 | 8pm | $15 | CANCELED
Max Bessesen w/Ron Miles at North Street Cabaret | Apr 25 | 8pm | CANCELED
Paul Giallorenzo Trio at Café Coda | Apr 30 | 8pm | $15 at the door | CANCELED
BlueStem Jazz Festival at Schenk’s Corners | May 1 | 5 – 9pm | FREE | Keefe Jackson and Dave Rempis artists in residence | CANCELED
Tony Barba CD Release at North Street Cabaret | April 3 | 8pm | CANCELED
MONTAUK PROJECT at Threshold | April 4 | 8pm | $15 | CANCELED Jaimie Branch’s FLY OR DIE II with a reading by Melvin Hinton at Cafe Coda | Mar 18 | CANCELED
HARRIET TUBMAN at North Street Cabaret | March 20 | 8pm | TIX | MORE | CANCELED
Dave King and Julian Lage at The Bur Oak (formerly The Winnebago) | March 15 | 8pm | TIX
KUZU Dave Rempis, Tyler Damon, Tashi Dorji at Cafe Coda | Mar 14 | 8pm | TIX | MORE
Ken Vandermark and Paul Lytton at North Street Cabaret | March 11 | 8pm | TIX | MORE
MINDSTORM: a film for planetarium created in real time by Thomas Ferrella and Aaron Granat at James Madison Memorial HS | March 6 & 7 | 8pm | TIX | MORE
Ryan Keberle’s REVERSO [with Frank Woeste and Vincent Courtois] at Audio For The Arts | Mar 4 | 8pm | $15 | park at MG&E lot Main St | TIX | MORE
Tollef Østvang’s FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS at Audio For The Arts | Feb 28 | 8pm | $10 advance/$15 door | park at MG&E lot Main St | TIX | MORE| Sponsored by SONS OF NORWAY Kahil El’Zabar’s ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE at Cafe Coda | Feb 29 | 8pm | TIX | MORE
Mathew Muneses’ THRESHOLD at Threshold | Feb 21 | 8pm | $15 | TIX at the door
Isaiah Collier and the CHOSEN FEW at Cafe Coda | Feb 8 | 8pm | TIX
NOW ENSEMBLE at Audio For The Arts | Feb 10 | 8pm | $10 | TIX | MORE
COLLECTOR Jakob Heinemann, Matt Blair, Devin Drobka at Cafe Coda | Jan 31 | 8pm | $15 TIX at the door |MORE
Ben Philip’s Scorpio Moon [Jacob Neinemann, Lucas Gillan] | Jan 18 Davu Seru + Jamal Moore | Jan 22 Lucas Koehler Combo [Steve Banik, Matthew Allen]| Feb1 Mr. Chair [Mark Hetzler, Ben Ferris, Jason Kutz, Mike Koszewski] and Filament [DeLane Doyle, Aaron Gochberg] | Feb 6 Dave Rempis + Brandon Lopez + Ryan Packard | Apr 12 John Blevin’s Matterhorn | Apr 27 John Christensen Trio [Russ Johnson, Tim Daisy] | Feb 15 John Raymond’s Real Feels with Gilad Hekselman | Feb 20 Casey Nielsen’s Lapis Trio | Mar 1 Michael Zerang + Biliana Vouchkova+ opening with A Drone Orchestra | Mar 9 Sun of Goldfinger: Tim Berne, Ches Smith, David Torn | Mar 19 Boneshaker: Mars Williams, Kent Kessler, Paal Nilssen-Love | Mar 23 Dave Cooper Quartet [Devin Drobka, Jonathan Greenstein, John Christensen] | Mar 29 Dustin Laurenzi’s Twin Talk [Katie Ernst, Andrew Green] | Apr 6 Tollef Ostvang Quintet | Apr 11 Dave Rempis + Brandon Lopez + Ryan Packard | Apr 12 Dave King + Chris Weller | Apr 15 Pepper Adams Tribute with book signing and lecture by Gary Carner + performance by Anders Svanoe Quartet | Apr 17 John Blevin’s Matterhorn opening with Matt Blair solo | Apr 27 JazzFest | May 3 [Caroline Davis headlining, many bands-multiple venues-Schencks Corners-free] College Night | May 5 Jenny Scheinman and Allison Miller’s Parlour Games [Carmen Staaf, Tony Scherr] | Trinity Lutheran Church | May 16 The Bridge Series #2.1 [Rob Frye, JayVe Montgomery, Christiane Bopp, Simon Sieger, Dan Bitney + Brennan Connors] | May 17 Keefe Jackson Quintet | May 25 Four Letter Words | May 31 Joe Tomino’s Togishi with Tony Barba solo opening | June 2 Stephano Barone solo | June 21 David Cooper Quartet: Jonathan Greenstein, John Christensen, Devin Drobka | Jun28 Craig Walkner, William Kopecky, Roger Ebner | Aug 16 Cinghaile:Ken Vandermark, Mars Williams with Steve Marquette solo at Cafe Coda | Aug 26 | 8pm Vincent Davis Trio with Isaiah Collier at The North Street Cabaret | Aug 31 | 8pm Jake Victor 5tet | Sept 6 Nick’s Cousins | Sept 20 Ralph Alessi Quintet [Andy Milne, Drew Gress, Jon Irabagon, Mark Ferber] at Cafe Coda | Sept 21 | 8pm Roscoe Mitchell Trio with Vincent Davis at Cafe Coda | Sept 22 | 7pm Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio | Sept 22 Brennan Connors & Stray Passage at Mother Fools Coffeehouse | Sept 27 | 8pm Katie Ernst’s Little Words | Sept 27 Broken Shadows [Dave King, Tim Berne, Reid Anderson, Chris Speed] & Jason Steins’ Hearts And Minds at The Bur Oak (formerly The Winnebago) | Sep 29 | 7pm Mark Hetzler – New Music Project | Oct 3 Emerson Hunton with Sarah Clausen and Jakob Heinemann at Audio For The Arts | Oct 12 | 8pm Zakk Jones | Oct 15 Tim Daisy and Russ Johnson at Audio For The Arts | Oct 25 | 8pm The Bridge # 2.2 [Mai Sugimoto, Raymond Boni, Kent Kessler, Paul Rogers] at Cafe Coda | Nov 4 | 7pm | $20 Michael Formanek and Peter Formanek at Audio For The Arts | Nov 7 | 8pm | $15 Jeb Bishop – Jaap Blonk’s 4tet at Cafe Coda | Nov 15 | 8pm | $15 Jake Polancich Quartet [Ryan Meisel, Jay Mollerskov, Matt Rogers] at Audio For The Arts | Nov 23 | 8pm | $10/15 Bram Weitjers and Chad McCullough at Audio For The Arts | Nov 30 | 8pm Oliver Gomez’s Happy Feet at Art In | Dec 14 | 8pm | $10
Tony Castaneda Band with Tom Mattioli | Jan 6 Hassles: Ken Vandermark, Paal Nilsen-Love, Terrie Ex, Jon Rune Strom | Jan 12 Gerrit Hatcher + Julian Kirshner | Jan 27 Hobby Horse: Daniel Kinzelman, Joe Rehmer, Stefano Tamborrino | Feb 2 Greg Ward Trio | Feb 10 Dikeman-Townskeeper-Piazza-Shead | Feb 20 Triptych: Matt Ulery, Zach Brock, Jon Deitemyer | Mar 3 Storm Window [Paul Dietrich, Brian Courage, Nelson Devereaus, Devin Drobka] | Apr 9 Dave Rempis + Darren Johnston + Lary Ochs | Apr 14 Caroline Davis Quartet opening with Matt Blair solo | Apr 21 Eddie Gomez Trio [Stefan Karlsson, Rodrigo Villanueva] | Apr 24 Trio Mokili: Nathaniel Braddock, Makaya McCraven, Junius Paul | Apr 27 JazzFest | May 4 [Russ Johnson – Greg Ward headlining, many bands-multiple venues-Schencks Corners-free] Mars Williams – Tollef Ostvang Duo | May 12 Tim Daisy – Josh Berman Duo | May 18 Isthmus Jazz Fest – Emerson Hunton Quintet with Greg Ward, Russ Johnson, Ben Cruz | June 1 Broken Shadows: Dave King, Reid Anderson, Tim Berne, Chris Speed | June 17 Roscoe Mitchell Quartet [Vincent Davis, Jaribu Shahid, Junius Paul] + Paal Nilssen-Love’s Large Unit + Anders Svanoe Trio [John Christensen, Michael Brenneis] | Trinity Lutheran Church | June 23 Twin Talk: Katie Ernst, Andrew Green, Dustin Laurenzi | June 29 Chicago Edge Ensemble: Dan Phillips, Jeb Bishop, Mars Williams, Krzysztof Pabian, Avreeayl Ra | July 8 Will Greene, John Christensen, Devin Drobka | July 13 Scott Fields solo | July 27 Bell Dance Songs: Devin Drobka, Chris Weller, Mike Bjella | Aug 5 Charlie Kirchen, Nick Mazarella, Dave Miller, Tim Daisy | Aug 15 Case Fitter: Greg Ward, Dustin Laurenzi, Paul Bedal, Mat Ulery, Greg Artry | Aug 17 Emerson Hunton, Jason Stein, Ben Cruz | Sept 7 Kind Folk:John Raymond, Alex LoRe, Noam Wiesenberg, Colin Stranahan | Sep 15 Subtle Degrees: Travis Laplante, Gerald Cleaver with Rob Lundberg opening | Sept 18 Ian Ethan Case solo | Sept 27 Paul Wertico + Frank Catalano Quartet | Oct 6 Evil Genius: Max Kutner, Stefan Kac, Mike Lockwood | Oct 12 Collector: Jakob Heinemann, Devin Drobka, Matt Blair | Oct 21 Father Sky: Anthony Deutsch, John Christensen, Devin Drobka | Nov 2 Chad Mccullough + Bram Weijters | Nov 9 Cutout: Jeb Bishop, Pandelis Karayorgis, Nate Mcbride, Luther Gray, Jorrit Dijkstra | Nov 10 Michael Brenneis’ Plutonium [Tony Barba, Jonathan Greenstein, Greg Smith, Mark Hetzler, Paul Dietrich] | Nov 18 Montauk Project: Jake Polancich, Ryan Meisel + Dancers | Nov 30 Jim Campilongo Trio | Dec 1 Tony Barba solo | Dec 7 Trio Mokili: Nathaniel Braddock, Makaya McCraven, Junius Paul | Dec 14 Dave King Trio [Matt Mitchell, Billy Peterson] + Major Vistas [Mike Weiser, Chris Bucheit, Michael Brenneis, Brad Townsend] | Trinity Lutheran Church | Dec 16
Goran Ivanovic Trio | Jan 27 Dave Rempis with Brennan Connors & Stray Passage | Feb 17 Trio Mokili [Nathaniel Braddock, Makaya McCraven, Junius Paul] | Mar 3 Greg Ward Trio [Dennis Carroll, Greg Artry] | Mar 17 Sun Speak / Tony Barba / Mahr | Mar 19 Nestle | Apr 2 Marissa Anderson with Patrick Best | Apr 16 John Mueller, Jason Kahn, Sheba | Apr 18 Major Vistas | May 13 Manhattan Vibesfeaturing Michael Spiro and Christos Rafalides | May 19 Spires in the Sunset Rise with Michael Zerang | May 21 Russ Johnson, Tim Daisy, Jason Stein, Anton Hatwich | June 9 The Few [Macie Stewart, Charlie Kirchen, Steve Marquette] | June 12 Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley | June 22 Tomeka Reid, Nick Mazerella Karuna: Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph Chicago Edge Ensemble: Mars Williams, Dan Phillips, Hamid Drake, Jeb Bishop, Krzysztof Pabian | June 30 Paul Dietrich Quintet [Tim Ipsen, Dustin Laurenzi, Paul Bedal, Andrew Green] | July 7 Jonah Parzen-Johnson |July 11 Maitri: Caroline Davis, Jay Sawyer, Sam Weber, Ben Hoffmann | July 21 Heinemann, Blair, Drobka | July 22 Tephra Sound: Helen Gillet, Nikki Glaspie, Skerik, Brian Haas | Aug 19 Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque | Sept 2 Tashi Dorji and Tyler Damon | Sept 12 Andrew Cyrille and Bill Mchenry | Sept 23 Ian Maksin and Matt Berger | Oct 7 Ian Ethan Case with Daniel Feldman | Oct 9 Joe Policastro Trio [Dave Miller, Mikel Patrick Avery] | Oct 18 Sluggish Ensemble: Steve Lugerner, Michael Mitchell, Javier Santiago, Jim Tashjian, Julio Xavier Cetto | Oct 31 Anders Svanoe Trio [John Christensen, Rodrigo Villanueva] | Nov 30 Sfyria Trio [Sam Decker, Charlie Kirchen, Matt Carroll] | Dec 15 Dave King, Chris Speed, Chris Tordini | Dec 17 Phillip Suderburg, Jacob Wick, Andrew Clinkman | Dec 19
Roscoe Mitchell Trio [Vincent Davis, Junius Paul] | Jun 18 Ken Vandermark solo | Sept 30 Pino Forastiere solo | Oct 21 Johnson-Daisy-Johnson | Nov 5 Nils Bultmann solo | Dec 2
Al Rasho, famously known for running one of the best clubs in town – THE NORTH STREET CABARET, is now our marketing director. Welcome Al and a big THANKS!
Michael Brenneis’ SHOWBIZ ROUNDUP are now podcasts!, tune in here to hear the latest interviews with our bands.
All About Jazz: Meet BlueStem Jazz’s Dave Stone & Thomas Ferrella by Hrayr Attarian. You can read the article here
BlueStem Jazz receives $2,000 grant from Wisconsinonymous Huge honor!
BlueStem Jazz’s partnership with Garver Feed Mill expands in 2021 to include Fridays from late spring through late summer/early fall, so stay tuned!
MADISON ARTS awards BlueStem Jazz $3,000 grant in support of our 2021 Spring Jazz Festival at Schenks Corners.
Tony Castaneda hosts BlueStem Jazz on his WORT 8 o’clock buzz morning show 8/6/2020, BlueStem Jazz announces their first show since the covid lockdown and their robust fall schedule at the Garver Feed Mill Patio.
BlueStem Jazz is excited to announce our newest event partner, THE GARVER FEED MILL PATIO – hip venue, enlightened people, chill vibe…way to make BlueStem feel at home!
Welcome Michael Brenneis to the BlueStem Jazz all-volunteer staff! Michael Brenneis is a drummer and composer, based in Madison, Wisconsin. He will be our blogger doing pre-show reviews and interviews called the ShowBiz Roundup. He wants everyone to know that he’s a musician not a journalist. After reading his amazing posts, BlueStem may argue with the journalist comment.
BlueStem Jazz welcomes Rick Campbell to our volunteer staff. Rick possess an incredibly deep knowledge and appreciation of all things jazz, but especially of avant-garde jazz. He is also a very generous donor to Friends of BlueStem Jazz and will act as our liaison to WORT 89.9 fm. PROVOKE CULTURE! ALCHEMY CAFE becomes a BlueStem Jazz sponsor! Where our musicians eat for free and our patrons to all BlueStem Jazz events eat and drink at a 10% discount day of the show.
An Extra Large Thanks to generous supporters. Our Giving Tuesday fundraising was very successful. Look forward to more great music in Madison during 2020
wmse 91.7fm [milwaukee] with alternating currents DJs rob szocik and zoro [aka brent boock] – interview on all things bluestem, 12/1/19 https://wmsearchive.blob.core.windows.net/2019/12/12-01-2019-18-00.mp3 [starts at 1:02:50] 11/19 “friends of bluestem jazz” give generously to wort 89.9fm and form partnership to buy underwriting promotion for 2020 10/16/2019 – bluestem jazz proudly gets picked to host three artists from south arts first jazz road tours‘ grants: brandon ross, Melvin Gibbs, J.T. Lewis – harriet tubman. jaimie branch – fly or die. david rempis, tashi dorji, tyler damon – kuzu. bluestem jazz launchednon-profit sponsors/presenters of progressive jazz in madison, wi. https://isthmus.com/music/bluestem-jazz-nurtures-growing-madison-jazz-scene/ wort 89.9 fm fire worship with joanne pow!ers 5/14/19 – interview on the state of jazz in madison badger herald by emilie burditt 1/28/19 https://badgerherald.com/artsetc/2019/01/28/davu-seru-jamal-r-moore-combine-traditional-jazz-with-nontraditional-instruments/ isthmus by allison geyer 11/29/18https://isthmus.com/music/plutonium-jazz-drummer-michael-brenneis/ isthmus by kiel majewski5/3/18https://isthmus.com/music/madison-arts-literature-lab-jazz/ wort 89.9fm 8 o’clock buzz with tony castaneda5/3/18 – interview on the ALL JAZZFEST wisconsin state journal by gayle worland4/27/18http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/know-your-madisonian-former-er-physician-immersed-in-art-and/article_76e8962b-0ab4-555d-ab5a-6676b82e5c60.html wort 89.9fm 8 o’clock buzz with jonathan zarov2/23/18 capital times by erik lorenzsonn2/27/17http://host.madison.com/ct/entertainment/music/concert-series-brings-big-jazz-names-to-a-diy-space/article_9881e660-4c5c-56ac-962c-1d1e56fb21e3.html
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