Introducing Cafe Coda's Premium Membership

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Cafe Coda is proud to announce our new premium streaming membership. Covid 19 brought many new challenges and our amazing fans have Kept Coda Alive!

Since the pandemic began, Cafe Coda has been bringing you our wonderful concerts right at home. To continue and expand these capabilities, Cafe Coda is now launching our premium membership.

With this option our fans can watch all our HD live streams and gain access to our entire gallery of past performances!

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UPCOMING SHOWS

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Classical Guitar Solo Concert - Marcus DeJesus

Classical Guitar Solo Concert - Marcus DeJesus

Sep 30, 7:00pm - Sep 30, 9:30pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Marcus DeJesus is a young guitarist originally from Brazil that currently lives in the Dubuque Tri State Area. He is a professor of guitar and general music at Clarke University and Loras College in Dubuque, IA. In addition, Marcus is the music director at Chavez elementary school in Madison, WI. In the spring of 2016, he finished a master’s degree in guitar performance from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Illinois), and in the spring of 2014, a bachelor’s of arts in music performance from Clarke University.

Living in the US for about eleven years, Marcus has studied the guitar with Dr. Zane Merritt, Dr. Isaac Lausell, Dr. Miles McConnell, composition with Dr. Amy Dunker, and voice with master John Lease. In Brazil, he has collaborated with the master Moacyr Teixeira Neto who teaches at the FAMES Music Conservatory situated in Vitoria, ES. That is where he studied during the summer of 2012 and has returned regularly to perform and lecture at the service of the school. He plays a guitar made by Brazilian luthier Luiz Antonio Miranda.

Marcus began his studies on the instrument at the age of ten, having his father as one of his first teachers. The Brazilian guitarist has strong roots in classical guitar, Brazilian jazz, and a variety of other styles. He was a soloist with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Illinois Symphony and, has performed in a variety of jazz ensembles such as the Larry Busch Big Band, Hunter Fuerste Vintage Jazz Group, and the Mistletones. In addition, Marcus regularly performs with his own group the “Blu Flame Duo”, which features Marcus on the guitar and Brian Eiffes on vocals. The two musicians met during the time they attended Clarke and their music gives a modern approach to Bossa nova and American jazz standards. As a solo performer, he performed a recital tour in Brazil during the summer of 2015 and is an active concert guitarist in the US. Marcus has collaborated with other local artists such as Brian Eiffes, Megan Gloss, Jim Sherry, Jill Klinebriel, David Resnick, Larry Busch, Ben Drury, Cameron Shoutes and others.

www.marcusdejesus.com/videos-1.html

This free concert is sponsored by the Madison Classical Guitar Society (MCGS).

Masks required. Donations are welcome to support the venue via www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive
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Friday Morning Serenade -Jazz and Coffee

Friday Morning Serenade -Jazz and Coffee

Oct 1, 10:00am - Oct 1, 11:00am+4Oct 8, 10:00am - Oct 8, 11:00amOct 15, 10:00am - Oct 15, 11:00amOct 22, 10:00am - Oct 22, 11:00amOct 29, 10:00am - Oct 29, 11:00am

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Every Friday morning, come to Coda Jazz Cafe and enjoy some great jazz improvisation live performances. What a great way to start your weekend!

Free events!

Photo by Paul S. Howell

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Bright Moments: Adem Tesfaye Band | $5

Bright Moments: Adem Tesfaye Band | $5

Oct 1, 6:00pm - Oct 1, 9:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Bright Moments bring you Adem Tesfaye Band once again!

Adem Tesfaye is a Madison, WI. native, NYC-based emcee/songwriter, Hip-hop guitarist, music producer whose music style has deep roots in Hip-Hop, funk, reggae, and blues. Adem draws his inspiration from artists like Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Tribe Called Quest, Gang Star, and The Roots. His craftsmanship of storytelling is unique and rhythmically hypnotic. Adem’s stature on stage and baritone voice ooze with sexy richness, heartfelt warmth, life wisdom, and command.

Having lived in Seattle and NYC his sound is an elixir of grit, instrumentation, big stage performance, and Broadway lights. Adem released two solo albums, D-iZ-lll “the Sickness” and “Athedage” with producer Rick Flowers, Mannie Sanchez, and Matt Mueller and shared stage with acts like Red Man, Method Man, De la soul, Pharside, Ben Harper, Spearhead, and Jazzmatazz. His latest projects include the Black Poet’s Society Reunion and the Binx, a NYC based blue funk band with a Hip-Hop edge.

Adem Is Currently finishing his newest project The Art Of. Schedule to Release Mid-Summer! Stay Tuned!

Show: $5. Buy tickets at the door.

Photo by Hedi LaMarr Photography
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Fareed Haque +Paul Wertico + Larry Gray

Fareed Haque +Paul Wertico + Larry Gray

Oct 2, 7:00pm - Oct 2, 10:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Wertico-Haque-Gray represents both a return to roots and the natural evolution of Haque's musical voice.

Featuring Haque on new hybrid nylon string classical guitars, Haque expands the tonal and contrapuntal possibilities of the guitar trio from the mystical to the mathematical, from the visceral to the virtuosic.

The Incredible colors and percussive mastery of Paul Wertico and magical virtuosity of bassist/cellist multi-instrumentalist Larry Gray open the doors to a new rich sound in the guitar trio format.

We invite you to open your hearts and minds to a new music neither jazz nor classical, not mind or body, but pure spirit.

A modern guitar virtuoso, Fareed Haque, is steeped in classical and jazz traditions. His unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation.

Fareed's been busy performing and recording with his trio featuring legendary B3 virtuoso, Tony Monaco, his own trio and jazz quartet, as well as his larger world music group, the Flat Earth Ensemble.

In 2009 Haque was voted ‘Best World Guitarist’ by Guitar Player Magazine’s Readers’ poll. His acclaimed 2009 release, Flat Planet, was twice #1 on the World Jazz Radio charts. After 10 years of over 2000 dates with Garaj Mahal, Haque’s interest in electronic music and the Moog Guitar spurred him to leave Garaj Mahal and form Fareed Haque’s MathGames featuring bassist, Alex Austin, and drummer, Greg Fundis.

Haque's most recent release, "New Latin American Music for Guitar and String Quartet," was picked by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune as one of the top releases of 2018. In addition, the release was chosen as Downbeat Magazine Editor's Pick in 2018.

The critically acclaimed "Out of Nowhere" featuring drummer, Billy Hart, and bassist, George Mraz, The Flat Earth Ensemble's latest release, Trance Hypothesis, and The Tony Monaco/Fareed Haque release, Furry Slippers, reached the top 10 in Jazz Radio Airplay.

Recent projects include artistic directorship of numerous jazz festivals, performances with Tony Monaco, Paquito D'Rivera, Vijay Iyer, pundit Vikku Vinacrayam, long-anticipated reunion concerts with Garaj Mahal, concerts in India, a return to Java Jazz, concerts, and teaching in China.

Fareed2019 was a busy year, as Haque retired from 30 years at Northern Illinois University to accommodate extended tours with Cobham, Goran Ivanovic, and his own groups. Highlights included The Montreux Jazz Festival with Cobham, and appearances with his own groups at The Bluenote Beijing, Louisville, and Minneapolis Guitar Festivals, among others. New recordings with his own group and with Goran Ivanovic are scheduled to release soon under the legendary Delmark Label.

Haque continues to record and tour extensively along with documenting his unique teaching methods in a series of best-selling interactive video courses through TrueFire.
www.fareed.com/home

Paul Wertico is hailed in the press as "One of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today", Paul Wertico was born January 5, 1953 in Chicago. He gained worldwide recognition as a member of the Pat Metheny Group from 1983 to 2001. During his tenure with Metheny, Wertico played on ten recordings and four videos, appeared on numerous television shows, and frequently toured around the world. He also won seven Grammy Awards (for "Best Jazz Fusion Performance," "Best Contemporary Jazz Performance," and "Best Rock Instrumental Performance"), magazine polls, and received several gold records. Wertico is also an Associate Professor of Jazz at Chicago College of Performing Arts: Jazz & Contemporary Music Studies.
www.paulwertico.com/

Larry Gray:
www.larrygraymusic.com/

Bassist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, Larry Gray has enjoyed a career spanning some four decades in which he has collaborated with a long list of many of the world’s most important jazz artists, including Jack DeJohnette, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Williams, McCoy Tyner, Benny Golson, James Moody, Sonny Stitt, Larry Coryell, Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, Clark Terry, J.J. Johnson, Steve Turre, George Coleman, Lee Konitz, Benny Green, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, and Gary Bartz, among many others. He has five solo recordings to his credit, beginning with Solo + Quartet and most recently, Three Equals One. Among many projects as a collaborator or sideman, he appeared on five CDs during his twelve years as a member of the Ramsey Lewis Trio. Through the years, he toured with many artists, including Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Frank Wess, James Moody, Marian McPartland, and Ramsey Lewis, appearing at many important festivals and concert venues worldwide.

Do I need to wear a mask?
Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter and at all times during the event, no matter your vaccination status. You will be required to keep your mask on unless actively eating or drinking.

Do I need to print my ticket?
Due to different systems, some people might not get the second email of tickets with QR codes. You can either print your email receipts or simply show them on your phone upon arrival.

Two Shows: 7 & 9 PM, $20/show
Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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Weekly Saturday Late Night Jam Session - $5

Weekly Saturday Late Night Jam Session - $5

Oct 2, 11:00pm - Oct 3, 1:00am+8Oct 9, 11:00pm - Oct 10, 1:00amOct 16, 11:00pm - Oct 17, 1:00amOct 23, 11:00pm - Oct 24, 1:00amOct 30, 11:00pm - Oct 31, 1:00amNov 6, 11:00pm - Nov 7, 1:00amNov 13, 11:00pm - Nov 14, 1:00amNov 20, 11:00pm - Nov 21, 1:00amNov 27, 11:00pm - Nov 28, 1:00am

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Come join us with any instruments. No fake books, please.

$5. (Buy tickets at the door)

Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter and at all times during the event, no matter your vaccination status. You will be required to keep your mask on unless actively eating or drinking.

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Sunday Brunch Live Jazz - Luke Leavitt Piano Solo

Sunday Brunch Live Jazz - Luke Leavitt Piano Solo

Oct 3, 12:00pm - Oct 3, 1:30pm+5Nov 7, 12:00pm - Nov 7, 1:30pmDec 5, 12:00pm - Dec 5, 1:30pmFeb 6, 12:00pm - Feb 6, 1:30pmMar 6, 12:00pm - Mar 6, 1:30pmApr 3, 12:00pm - Apr 3, 1:30pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Every first Sunday, we invite pianist Luke Leavitt to perform live piano solo during our brunch hour, noon to 1:30PM.

Free event.

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Thurman Barker, Junius Paul & Hanah Jon Taylor

Thurman Barker, Junius Paul & Hanah Jon Taylor

Oct 3, 7:00pm - Oct 3, 9:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

It is with great honor to invite Thurman Barker to Cafe CODA for performance, with Junius Paul on bass & Hanah Jon Taylor on woodwinds.

Thurman Barker is a celebrated percussionist who built his career on innovation. In his work as a professional musician, composer, and college professor, he brings endless passion and decades of experience together to entertain, educate, and expand the horizons of his art. His career has spanned decades, and his talent encompasses and crosses over into many musical genres. From jazz and blues to contemporary, classical, and beyond, he aims for a unique experience that blurs traditionally rigid lines to the delight of his audiences. His percussion performances strike home with a force that can’t be pigeonholed by anything as limiting as a label.

Barker’s wealth of knowledge was built through countless incredible collaborations. He was the house drummer at the Schubert Theater in Chicago for ten years and has played behind the likes of Bette Midler, Marvin Gaye, Billy Eckstein, Vicky Carr, and blues legend Mighty Joe Young. He was a founding member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and is an ASCAP member. He has six recordings under his own label, Uptee Productions, and has recorded as a sideman on 50+ albums. He has currently finished a new composition for jazz quintet and chamber orchestra entitled Pandemic Fever.

www.upteeproductions.com/

Junius Paul, composer, bandleader & acoustic and electric bassist, born in Chicago and raised in the Chicago area, is a graduate of St. Xavier University (Chicago). An internationally established bassist, some of Junius' performance and/or recording credits include The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, numerous configurations of ensembles led by Roscoe Mitchell, Famoudou Don Moye Sun Percussion Summit, AACM Small Ensemble & Big Band, Kahil El’Zabar, Makaya McCraven, The Fred Anderson Trio, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Jeff Parker, Vincent Davis & Percussion Plus, Dee Alexander, The Curtis Fuller Quintet, Oliver Lake, Willie Pickens, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Marquis Hill, KRS-One and Donald Byrd among others. In 2013-14, Junius served as music department faculty for Trinity Christian College (Palos Heights, IL). In 2017, Junius was the featured artist and honoree for his alma mater, St. Xavier University’s Jazz Weekend. Junius' debut album, “Ism”, was released in November 2019 via International Anthem Recording Company to critical acclaim, receiving a 4 star rating from Downbeat Magazine and an 8 out of 10 rating from Pitchfork.

juniuspaulmusic.com/

“Hanah Jon Taylor lives and breathes the history of creative improvised music….Taylor has internalized the jazz tradition and carved his niche as a composer, bandleader, and fearless improviser.” Chris DuPré

With a career spanning over 40 years, Taylor has appeared with songwriter/folk artist Richie Havens, percussionist Steve McCall, the Colson Unity Troupe, saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, pianist Jobic LeMasson, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, bassists Rafael Garrett and Malachi Favors, and the Great Black Music Ensemble of Chicago. As a leader, the Hanah Jon Taylor Artet has appeared throughout Europe and the U.S.

Hanah Jon Taylor is arguably the preeminent saxophonist and flutist in Madison jazz and a leading catalyst, organizer and educator in inter-arts programming. Taylor was founder and director of the House of Soundz(1994-96), The Madison Center for the Creative and Cultural Arts (2004-07) and Cafe CODA (2017-present); all offering concerts and multi-arts experiences for the Madison community. In his perpetual movement as a flute/saxophonist, educator and venue owner, Taylor has produced 'Freedom Fest', showcasing such world-class performers as Archie Shepp, Sonny Fortune, Richard Davis, Cecil McBee, Edward Wilkerson, acclaimed Chicago vocalist Dee Alexander, Corey Wilkes and Roscoe Mitchell of the legendary Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Show: $25
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Do I need to wear a mask?
Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter and at all times during the event, no matter your vaccination status. You will be required to keep your mask on unless actively eating or drinking.

Do I need to print my ticket?
Due to different systems, some people might not get the second email of tickets with QR codes. You can either print your email receipts or simply show them on your phone upon arrival.

Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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Hatcher / Maunu / Kirshner Trio (Chicago) - BlueStem Jazz

Hatcher / Maunu / Kirshner Trio (Chicago) - BlueStem Jazz

Oct 7, 7:00pm - Oct 7, 9:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Gerrit Hatcher - tenor saxophone
Peter Maunu - guitar, mandolin, violin
Julian Kirshner - drums

The Hatcher/Maunu/Kirshner trio is a union of three Chicago-based musicians active across diverse musical scenes, with a focus on the possibility of expanding territories to be found within the context of jazz and free improvisation.

Julian Kirshner and Peter Maunu improvise together twice monthly as hosts and curators of the Splice Series at Chicago’s Beat Kitchen, and Hatcher and Kirshner have a running duo project of their own, including their 2017 release, "Five Percent Tint". The three have all participated with one another in various configurations throughout Chicago and beyond, creating a deep rapport as evidenced on their 2018 album "The Raven and the Dove".

Through touring and extended playing, the trio has further opened up their comfortability with high-volume and high-density, in addition to quieter, textural, lower-case explorations, no show being quite like the one which preceded it.

One show only, $15.

Sponsored by BlueStem Jazz

Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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Bright Moments: Brennan Connors & Stray Passage | $5

Bright Moments: Brennan Connors & Stray Passage | $5

Oct 8, 6:00pm - Oct 8, 9:15pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

For those that can't make it to Cafe CODA, this show will be streamed live!

"Their sets embrace plenty of sinuous melody and conversational interplay, but can just as easily dive into minimalism and dissonance.” - Tone Madison

"For those who seek to shake themselves out of musical complacency, there’s Stray Passage, an improvisational jazz trio that explodes boundaries, playing of the energy in the room and audience. The group, led by saxophonist Brennan Connors, includes master percussionist Geof Brady and Brian Grimm on bowing cello, contra-cello and electric bass.

The album they’re releasing on an Italian label was recorded live by Steve Gotcher at Audio for the Arts."
~ Isthmus Daily Page

Brennan Connors & Stray Passage has been pushing boundaries in jazz and improvised music in Madison for nearly a decade; stunning, delighting, enchanting, and sometimes shocking audiences with their focused musical communication and wide-ranging sonic emotional impact. The breadth of the group's palate ranges from austere minimalism to fery high
energy music, all while maintaining a sense of narrative organization and compelling ensemble interplay throughout performances.

The leader of the trio, saxophonist Brennan Connors, also plays with various experimental and world music groups in Madison including Samba Novistas, the Madison Choro Ensemble, and AMOEBAGEDDON. In addition, Brennan has worked on a regular basis with Hanah Jon Taylor as well as Madison institutions James Earl Tate and the late Charlie Brooks.

Geof Brady plays drums and percussion for Stray Passage laying down strong grooves and textures. He is also adept on the theremin and on his homemade electronic sound devices. Geof plays with a vast number of area bands and musicians. Some highlights include Yid Vicious (for which he composed a musical score for the 1920 film The Golem), Major Vistas, Hurt Albert, and is a founding member of the Sockrates Carnival of Sock Puppet Morals and Logic.

Brian Grimm rounds out the trio playing cello and electric bass while utilizing ample effects to enhance the group's creative approach to sound and feel. He works as a composer, producer, and educator in addition to being an active performer. His other current bands include the Five Points Jazz Collective and Lovely Socialite.

The band's first album, entitled Emergence, was released in 2017 on the Italian label Setola di Maiale. It made Tone Madison Top 20 Madison records of 2017.

Bandcamp: grimmusik.bandcamp.com/album/emergence
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/brennan-connors
Interview with Tone Madison: www.tonemadison.com/articles/brennan-connors-stray-passage-embrace-theabsence-
of- formula

Show: $5, buy tickets at the door. No online tickets.

Do I need to wear a mask?
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Milonga Matinee Tango Social - 2nd Saturday of every month

Milonga Matinee Tango Social - 2nd Saturday of every month

Oct 9, 3:00pm - Oct 9, 5:00pm+2Nov 13, 3:00pm - Nov 13, 5:00pmDec 11, 3:00pm - Dec 11, 5:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Milonga Matinee is back!
TIME: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
COVER: $5 per person (pay at bar)
Hosted by Joe Yang, owner of Wisconsin Tango

Come join us for a late afternoon tango social at a great downtown location!
All levels welcome - bring friends! Looking forward to seeing you all on the dance floor again - it's been too long!

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Second Sunday Morning Piano Solo Feat. Jim Erickson - FREE

Second Sunday Morning Piano Solo Feat. Jim Erickson - FREE

Oct 10, 12:00pm - Oct 10, 1:30pm+5Nov 14, 12:00pm - Nov 14, 1:30pmDec 12, 12:00pm - Dec 12, 1:30pmJan 9, 12:00pm - Jan 9, 1:30pmFeb 13, 12:00pm - Feb 13, 1:30pmMar 13, 12:00pm - Mar 13, 1:30pm

1224 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3755, United States Map

Come and enjoy coffee, pastries, panini, pizza, AND a beautiful jazz solo by pianist Jim Erickson on EVERY SECOND Sunday brunch time. Free event!

Jim's program includes selections from major jazz artists/composers thru the history of the genre.
Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill
Evans, Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Don Grolnick and
more will be featured.

"Jim Erickson is proof, if any is needed, that there are major jazz talents performing in the United States
outside of New York, Chicago, New Orleans and the West Coast." Scott Yanow - Los Angeles, jazz
author/reviewer

To learn more about Jim visit his website: ericksongs.com
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The Human Show - ep. 8: Freedom of Choice | Hosted by Stephanie Rearick

The Human Show - ep. 8: Freedom of Choice | Hosted by Stephanie Rearick

Oct 10, 2:00pm - Oct 10, 3:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

A variety show with interviews, music + performance + art, Humans of the World segment that highlights cool people or projects in different places. Hosted by Stephanie Rearick.

Come join us in this meaningful event, listen, or participate in conversations about our community. Free! Masks required.

About Stephanie: Piano, trumpet, voice, loops, and etc. A soloist and member of many bands (currently Ladyscissors and Negative Example.)

stephanierearick.com/

Production Manager - Papa Scott

Donations are welcomed to support live music and arts through:
www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive/
Or Venmo @cafe-coda-1
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Octoberfest German Lieder Concert | $10

Octoberfest German Lieder Concert | $10

Oct 10, 7:00pm - Oct 10, 9:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Prior to moving to Madison and brewing #progressivebeer as the owner of the Minocqua Brewing Company, Kirk Bangstad was a professional singer in New York City and has sung on stages across the world. Favorite performances included the Stage Manager in Ned Rorem’s “Our Town,” Eisenstein in “Die Fledermaus,” and Pat Denning in “42nd Street.” Prior to pursuing a degree in graduate vocal studies at Northwestern University, Bangstad earned a degree in Government at Harvard University.

About the Concert:
The first concert of our Madison Club Salon Series curated by tenor Kirk Bangstad will be “A Classical Octoberfest.” Bangstad will perform the Mahler Rückert Lieder (a five-song cycle), followed by his favorite German art songs from Hugo Wolf, Franz Schubert, and Richard Strauss.
Bangstad used to perform these concerts for audiences at his old brewpub in Minocqua, and knowing that few people were fluent in German, began explaining the history of these songs, their composers, and examined the translated poetry which allowed audiences with little background in classical music to more fully engage and appreciate the experience. To him, these concerts are old friends, and he wants you to love them as much as he does.

Susan Gaeddert studied Piano Performance, Pedagogy, and Collaborative Piano at UW-Madison, where she earned a doctorate in 2007 and was a winner of the Shain Competition for piano and woodwind duos. Susan has toured the state with Opera For The Young, taught at Edgewood College, and performed with a number of local musicians at festivals and recitals in the Madison area. For many years, she worked with students of all ages teaching piano and coaching singers and instrumentalists as a professional accompanist. Recently, Susan decided to embark on a new career, and in 2020, she graduated from UW-Madison with a Masters of Science in Urban/Regional Planning. She now works in land use and transportation planning for a local nonprofit organization.

Show: $10, get tickets online or at the door.

Do I need to wear a mask?
Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter and at all times during the event, no matter your vaccination status. You will be required to keep your mask on unless actively eating or drinking.

Do I need to print my ticket?
Due to different systems, some people might not get the second email of tickets with QR codes. You can either print your email receipts or simply show them on your phone upon arrival.

Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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Bright Moments: Bill Roberts Combo | $5

Bright Moments: Bill Roberts Combo | $5

Oct 15, 6:00pm - Oct 15, 9:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Bill Roberts Combo is back to Cafe CODA for another Friday night Bright Moments performance!

The Bill Roberts Combo: is it jazz-blues or blues-jazz? We are reuniting these styles in a savory combination of tasty licks and appealing musical presentations.

Featuring one of Madison's finest guitarists, Bill Roberts, this group serves up a healthy entree of hot jazz-blues guitar, with side dishes of soulful bass, spicy piano, delicious beets (beats), and often topped with sweet sweet saxophone.

Show: $5. Buy tickets at the door
MASKS REQUIRED

Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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Advanced Argentine Tango Class - 2nd & 3rd Saturday

Advanced Argentine Tango Class - 2nd & 3rd Saturday

Oct 16, 2:00pm - Oct 16, 3:00pm+6Oct 23, 2:00pm - Oct 23, 3:00pmNov 13, 2:00pm - Nov 13, 3:00pmNov 20, 2:00pm - Nov 20, 3:00pmDec 11, 2:00pm - Dec 11, 3:00pmDec 18, 2:00pm - Dec 18, 3:00pmJan 8, 2:00pm - Jan 8, 3:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

This advanced Tango class is intended for experienced Argentine Tango dancers. The class focuses on more detailed techniques and better partner connections. Then we'll take those concepts and apply them to exciting new figures!

Partners encouraged but not required.

Cost: $15 per person, pay at the bar (includes admission to Milonga Matinee Tango Social 3 - 5 PM)

Hosted by Joe Yang, owner of Wisconsin Tango, www.wisconsin-tango.com/


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Milonga Matinee Tango Social - 2nd & 3rd Saturday of every month

Milonga Matinee Tango Social - 2nd & 3rd Saturday of every month

Oct 16, 3:00pm - Oct 16, 5:00pm+2Nov 20, 3:00pm - Nov 20, 5:00pmDec 18, 3:00pm - Dec 18, 5:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Milonga Matinee is back! Every month, 2nd and 3rd Saturday Tango Social Hour!
TIME: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
COVER: $5 per person (pay at bar)
Hosted by Joe Yang, owner of Wisconsin Tango

Come join us for a late afternoon tango social at a great downtown location!
All levels welcome - bring friends! Looking forward to seeing you all on the dance floor again - it's been too long!
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Javier Red's Imagery Converter | Two Shows

Javier Red's Imagery Converter | Two Shows

Oct 16, 7:00pm - Oct 16, 10:30pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Javier Red's Imagery Converter will hit Cafe Coda again this October 16th! As life slowly gets back to normality, they are starting to tour again the Midwest with new music that came up during this long confinement. This material will be soon recorded in what will be their second album titled "Life and Umbrella"

When forming this band, Javier, Jake, Gustavo, and Ben put their usual musical abilities aside. The music invited a different set of assumptions and insights to be discovered, manifested, and woven into the band’s sound. The result is music that is intuitive but also, seductively puzzling. As Javier stated: “it is like re-discovering musical intuition”. That is what makes listening to this band so exciting.

The new album, Ephemeral Assumptions -featuring Javier Red (piano), Jake Wark (tenor saxophone), Gustavo Cortinas (Drums) and Ben Dillinger (Bass)- is a strong collective statement of the band’s arrival. The music ranges from the earthy and physical “Stretched Particle” to the introspective and reflective “Suspension”. With strong and mysterious rhythmic hooks, this album fully engages the listener’s imagination and attention. Within the band, “a strong natural musicality is always there, while also maintaining a draw of the enigmatic”, Javier said.

Do I need to wear a mask?
Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter and at all times during the event, no matter your vaccination status. You will be required to keep your mask on unless actively eating or drinking.

Do I need to print my ticket?
Due to different systems, some people might not get the second email of tickets with QR codes. You can either print your email receipts or simply show them on your phone upon arrival.

imageryconverter.com/about

Two Shows: 7 & 9 PM, $20/show

Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few - One Show

Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few - One Show

Oct 17, 7:00pm - Oct 17, 9:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

ISAIAH COLLIER is a Chicago-based writer, educator, arranger, and composer. An alumnus of the Jazz Institute of Chicago and The Chicago High School for the Performing Arts, Collier has worked and played with Chicago legends such as Willie Pickens, Delores Scott, Ernest Dawkins, Ari Brown, Dee Alexander, Maggie Brown, Robert Irving III, and Charles Heath IV, in addition to national and international artists such as Rene Marie, Chance the Rapper, Stefon Harris, Roy McCurty, Carmen Bradford, Carl Allen, Bennie Maupin, Bobby Broom, Quincy Phillips, Lisa Henry, Wyclef Gordon, Lewis Nash, and the AACM.

Collier draws influence from saxophone masters such as John Coltrane, Ari Brown, Roscoe Mitchell, and Gene Ammons. He has had many mentors, including Antonio Hart, Joan Collaso, Ari Brown, Willie Pickens, Ernest Dawkins, Bennie Maupin, James Perkins, Charles Heath, Bobby Watson, and others. Collier and his band " The Chosen Few just recently returned from Europe. Collier is fascinated with sounds. He believes the stage to be a lab where he can experiment and explore with sounds.

One show only. $20. Get your tickets now. Mask required.

Photo by: Spencer Porter
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Do I need to wear a mask?
Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter and at all times during the event, no matter your vaccination status. You will be required to keep your mask on unless actively eating or drinking.

Do I need to print my ticket?
Due to different systems, some people might not get the second email of tickets with QR codes. You can either print your email receipts or simply show them on your phone upon arrival.

Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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The MOSLEY STOREY PROJECT (Chicago) - One Show

The MOSLEY STOREY PROJECT (Chicago) - One Show

Oct 24, 7:00pm - Oct 24, 9:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

The MOSLEY STOREY PROJECT
As the world continues to feel the effects of the Coronavirus, the result of man’s abusive behavior of the natural laws designed to maintain a healthy world; including the air we breathe, the earth we tread, and the water we drink.

This duet was born in March of 2020. The obvious effects of the Coronavirus have not only affected the way we as musicians see ourselves, it has also opened our hearts and expand our consciousness of our responsibility to our audience engaging them to reevaluate our relationship to our environment, to reconsider our human interaction and imbue it with justice, equity and respect.

The MOSLEY STOREY PROJECT provides a way into the psychological damage that mankind suffers today. To see the MOSLEY STOREY PROJECT live one is immediately taken into a world that offers healing instead of entertainment.

Eliel Sherman Storey a musician dedicated to the concept of those that create African American art must take the responsibility to produce, define and preserve it. His passionate belief has inspired him to become a recording engineer under the jurisdiction of his company Transition East LLC., a recording studio and performance space located in Chicago Il. He has positioned himself to be independent in all his artistic endeavors. He’s also part owner of a cutting-edge Internet business, www.chi-creates.tv Chicago Creative Arts Online Inc. devoted to bringing creative artistic programs to the marketplace. All the while his musical appetites are fueled by the groups he’s formed and produced, The E.S.P. Project and The Renegade Collaboration, are extraordinary spontaneous improvisational groups that explore the African American experience in a collective improvisation style, while his third group is a collection of hand drummers, poets, singers, dancers with Eliel’s very personal saxophone approach weaving in and out of the theme-based compositions.

Dushun Mosley
Percussionist, is a performer, bandleader, and father of three. Based in Chicago, IL he is the bandleader for the Vizitors and the Signature Group, a member of the Eight Bold Souls, Frontburners, Chicago 3D, Vizitors, Shadow Vignettes, and the AACM Big Band. Mr. Mosley has toured extensively as a soloist, in duets, trios, and big bands. He has been called upon to do numerous engagements in social clubs, music halls, and festivals in cities throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, and Japan. These performances have contributed to his distinguished reputation as a forerunner in this generation of innovators. His style is Traditional Jazz, Blues, and Funk in a combo band setting, but feels equally at home pushing big bands and Orchestras to their limit. He is producing his first CD with the Vizitors in the Fall of 2021.


Show: $20. Masks REQUIRED

Get your tickets now!
Do I need to wear a mask?
Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter and at all times during the event, no matter your vaccination status. You will be required to keep your mask on unless actively eating or drinking.

Do I need to print my ticket?
Due to different systems, some people might not get the second email of tickets with QR codes. You can either print your email receipts or simply show them on your phone upon arrival.

Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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ABOUT US

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Café CODA is Madison’s premier new jazz space dedicated to the presentation of traditional, contemporary and creative music. Café CODA facilitates the long-desired manifestation of a space with suitable staging, a tuned concert piano, and state of the art drum kit, to inspire great music to be played by great artists. Café CODA maintains an arts-centric program of musical performances, workshops and master classes available to residents and patrons of the Madison Arts and Culture District. Located at 1224 Williamson St. Café CODA is in the heart of the Willy St. corridor; the creative and cultural hub of Madison. Café CODA presents the musical works of local, regional and world-class musicians as it offers a sizable contribution to the Midwest American music scene.

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Jazz Morning Café:----  Tuesday to Saturday: 10 AM to 3 PMCODA Bar:----  Thursday to Friday: 5 PM to Midnight----  Saturday: 3 PM to MidnightSundays and Mondays: Closed, except for special events1224 Williamson St. Madison, Wisconsin 53703(608) 298-7831Cafecodabooking@gmail.com