Zacc Harris — Cafe Coda — Friday, November 12, 2021 — 8PM
By Michael Brenneis
Interview date: 10/27/2021
Zacc Harris puts all of the pieces together to build a celebrated career as a musician, composer, educator, and record label honcho. This year the Zacc Harris Group’s fall outing brings this sextet of accomplished and sought after twin-cities and twin-cities associated musicians to select cities in the Midwest to celebrate the release of their new album “Small Wonders.”
by Michael Brenneis - RattleTickBuzz.com
Tim Daisy — The North Street Cabaret — Friday, October 29, 2021 — 8PM
Interview date: 09/29/2021
Tim Daisy is an acclaimed improviser, composer, and performer who has been working in the experimental, Jazz, improvised, and composed music realms for decades as a solo artist, and in collaboration with other leading creative musicians — both here in the U.S. and internationally.
Although a decorated composer, it’s his instant composing chops — and those of his cohort — that will be emphasized at his upcoming Madison show.
For those keeping track: Ed Thigpen relocated to Copenhagen, Denmark in 1972.
Justin Dillard Trio — The North Street Cabaret — Saturday, October 23, 2021 — 8PM
Interview date: 10/01/2021
Justin Dillard propels the Hammond Organ into the 21st century with his trio, and as a sought-after sideman. Building on the legacies of the legends who came before him, including the recently departed Dr. Lonnie Smith, Justin Dillard continues to grow into the role of Jazz organ elder statesmen.
Matt Ulery's Delicate Charms — The North Street Cabaret — Friday, October 15, 2021 — 8PM
Matt Ulery, ubiquitous Chicago bassist and composer, brings his Delicate Charms quintet to Madison's North Street Cabaret on October 15th. This first-call sideman on so many of Chicago's coolest gigs also leads a handful of his own bands, and has released albums under his own name numbering about a baker's dozen. His latest release "Delicate Charms Live at the Green Mill" — just out this month — was recorded during the pandemic, and deftly captures the ambiance and atmosphere of this moment in time.