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SOMETHING NEW IN MADISON
Paul Smith runs a weekly gypsy swing jam at Brocach on Monroe Street, Wednesday nights, 7:30-closing. He says: “We've had a lot of fun and it's become a bit of a draw, as I understand from the owners. We encourage instrumentalists who simply want a home to play this music, to come on out. Secondly, from our start in the corner nook of Zuzu cafe this summer, we've grown rather organically into a pretty substantial jam at Brocach and from there, into another, more formal performing ensemble. The members of this performing group come from the jam as well. We're called L'APÉRO GYPSY JAZZ.”
JAZZ FANS: It's been two months since you've had the opportunity to see and hear this group which tries to present the very authentic sound of the jazz bands that perform in New Orleans' French Quarter Clubs. Some of you have been south and west for our tough winter, and we hope you and our other regulars will come out with your usual fine support of our efforts. The details follow.
Dave MacGregor, for The Rhythm Aces (Questions? Call me at 414 272 1932 )
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Time: 6 PM to 9 PM
Place: THE COLISEUM BAR- - -- IN SECOND FLOOR HALL
(elevator access), 232 E. Olin Avenue, Madison 608 251 2434
(reservations unnecessary) Cover charge: $5;. Sandwiches, dinner, drinks available
Musicians: The Rhythm Aces--a New Orleans Style Jazz Band:
Roy Rubinstein, trombonist and co-leader, of Glen Ellyn, IL, was raised and educated in England, left for NYC in 1962, and for Chicago in 1973, where he is a nuclear physicist with Fermilab. He has performed with Wild Bill Davison, Jimmy McPartland, Woody Allen, and other notables. His Chicago Hot Six has been active for more than 30 years. His style owes much to Kid Ory and Jim Robinson.
Dave MacGregor, co-leader, of Milwaukee and Muscoda, plays clarinet and soprano sax. He also leads the Vagabond Reeds, which does more mainstream jazz as well as traditional jazz. He changes style (and some instruments) for the Rhythm Aces, trying for a traditional jazz style modeled after Sidney Bechet and other New Orleans reedmen.
Andy Anderson, banjoist and vocalist, of Wilmot, WI, near the Illinois border, has been playing banjo professionally for over 40 years, beginning with banjo bands in the Chicago area He performs with the Monday Morning Dixie Band in Rockton, IL, and with other traditional jazz groups.
Andy Schumm, trumpet/cornet, age 27, of Chicago and New Berlin, is a music major graduate of the University of Illinois. His trumpet/cornet style brings memories of Bix Beiderbecke. He performs frequently with his own, other Chicago-based bands and bands all over the world. Andy is a multi-instrumentalist, being superb on piano, clarinet, saxes and drums.
Dave Bock, 25, of Chicago and Mukwonago, our tubaist who also plays fine string bass, piano and trombone. Dave is increasingly invited to perform with nationally known jazz bands. He is now working in Chicago as an instrument repairman, turning his love of music into a fine "day job", as did the late Chuck Hedges. He's studied the history of New Orleans Jazz for years, and has encyclopedic knowledge of the subject.
Thanks to the entrepreneurial efforts of pianist and Music Collective member Mark Ramirez, one of the regular performers at Madison Jazz Jam, the Southeast Side has a new jazz venue: the Bourbon Street Grille, 6308 Metropolitan Lane, in Monona (between Broadway and Bridge Road, at the Yahara River). With Mark doing the booking, they’ll have live jazz every Wednesday night from 6:00-9:00 PM and, starting on 5/23/13, on Thursday nights as well (5:30–8:30 PM). The featured bands for the rest of May are:
· 5/15/13: Paul Hastil – John Mesoloras Duo
· 5/22/13: Zachary Larson Band
· 5/23/13: Dave Cooper Quartet
· 5/29/13: Jazz Ahead Big Band
· 5/30/13: Rand Moore Quartet
Just wanted to let you know that Ken Kilian LIVE Musical Services is celebrating our 30th anniversary this year, and here are some upcoming public performances you may want to know about:
Sunday May 19 will be a BENEFIT for our long-time trombonist Cary Sheley, who recently had a stroke. This will be Ken Kilian's Classic Big Band performing at the Hotel Julien from 5-8pm for listening & dancing. Please join us for a great time while also helping a great musician and a wonderful human being! (this date was originally scheduled for May 5th, but had to be changed due to circumstances beyond our control)
Wednesday May 29 the Jazz Trio will be playing in the Riverboat Lounge of the Hotel Julien from 5-7pm.
Sunday June 30 is our 30th Anniversary Party! The Classic Big Band will be performing at the Hotel Julien for listening & dancing from 5-8pm, and we will have cake and some other goodies to munch on, too! We hope to have our 30th anniversary CD's ready to go by then as well.
Sunday August 11 the Classic Big Band returns to the historic Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, to perform from 6-10pm. Join us for a journey back in time......we'll be on the same stage where Buddy Holly played his last gig, and the ballroom is filled with all sorts of memorabilia.
It's Music in our Schools Month
Celebrating our children's musical journey
This year, we've asked Band, Orchestra and Choral teachers from area schools to send us a student's name and reason why they deserve recognition for efforts in their music program. Here are all of our teachers nominees!
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The Rolling Stones scored their first UK No.1 album for 16 years with the re-release of their classic 1972 double LP 'Exile On Main Street'. The album, which was first released in 1972, had been reissued with previously unheard tracks. Their last No.1 album was 1994's Voodoo Lounge.
Winners at the 47th Ivor Novello awards included, Dido for Songwriter of the year, Best song went to U2, 'Walk On.' Kylie Minogue won The Dance Award and Most Performed Work and International Hit for 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head.' Hear'say won Bestselling UK single for 'Pure And Simple'. Mick Hucknall won Outstanding Song collection and Kate Bush was awarded Outstanding Contribution to British music.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off their 117 show Darkness Tour at Shea's Buffalo, in Buffalo, New York.
Remember that next Wednesday's rehearsals are at Indian Mound Middle School. The schedule is; 5:00 -- Sectional rehearsal 6:00 -- Concert band rehearsal There is no Swing band The concert at Olbrich Gardens is on Sunday, May 12 at 2:00. Please be ready to warm-up at 1:15. Dress up and...
The Swing Band played in a program honoring Lau and Bea for their philanthropic work. Set up in the "Missing Man" formation …I wonder who forgot about traffic on the beltline? Otherwise we sounded pretty good.
Here's the Play List For the Bethel Bash Gospel Blues Bye, Bye Blackbird Star Dust Teach Me Tonight Work Song Samba Ti Kaye One Special Moment Harlem Nocturne Blue Moon Birdland Beneath An Orange Moon Blue Skies Just The Way You Are Night Train Emily It’s Only A Paper...
Swing Band; Thanks to all of you that played at Oak Park Place. It was greatly appreciated by all of the residents. One lady told me that she learned to dance to In The Mood. Please make sure the following dates are on your calendar. If you have any conflicts...
Concert Band Members; Here is our schedule for the next couple of months. Please contact me with any questions. Glenn Wed., May 1 -- regular rehearsal schedule Wed., May 8 -- rehearsal at Indian Mound Middle School IMMS is at 6330 Exchange St. Go past the High School on Farwell...
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