Introducing Cafe Coda's Premium Membership

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

Cafe CODA & Madison Jazz Festival Present: Chad Eby Trio (One Show)

Cafe CODA & Madison Jazz Festival Present: Chad Eby Trio (One Show)

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Cafe CODA and Madison Jazz Festival proudly bring back Chad Eby Trio, featuring Madison's own Ari Smith on bass and Dr. Matthew Endres on drums. They will be playing a mix of standards and originals in the loose and swinging style of Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, and Ornette Coleman. Chad Eby is a D'Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist, a clinician for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington program, and has been a featured guest artist/clinician at universities across the country. He lives in Greensboro, NC with his wife Carmen, who is a professional clarinetist, and their two children. "...there is a movement in jazz that embraces a once taken-for-granted model: modernity thru authenticity. Here is where we find Chad Eby." - Branford Marsalis "Chad Eby is a consummate artist, a superb saxophonist, and a highly skilled arranger. He is in the top echelon of the world’s finest musicians." - Bill Charlap "Chad Eby is the real deal. He has a huge tenor sound, a comprehensive knowledge of history and loves to SWING!" - Marcus Printup “I once heard a master musician say 'if you want to genuinely create, know all the decades'. Chad Eby is one of those musicians who carries all the decades of jazz along as he creates. So much so you’d think he be more stooped over. Rather, we hear him reaching back, standing straight up and moving the musical ball up the field. So refreshing to hear in a time of wandering around the creative process. A pleasure to encounter. A thrill to listen.” Gary Walker – WBGO, New York $10. Get your tickets now. Production: Cafe CODA Sounds: Papa Scott This event will be live-streamed as usual. Support free live-stream music, pls donate to www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive... See MoreSee Less

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Coda and Madison Jazz Festival Present: Darren Sterud Trio - Free Event!

Coda and Madison Jazz Festival Present: Darren Sterud Trio - Free Event!

Jun 18, 5:30pm - Jun 18, 8:30pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

This is part of Madison Jazz Festival events: Cafe CODA Bright Moments bring you Darren Sterud Trio for a Happy Hour Special FREE live music event! Playing a mix of standards and New Orleans music, trombonist Darren Sterud returns to Cafe Coda. Ben Ferris - bass Darren Sterud - trombone Danny Tyksinski - guitar Support free live music, please donate to www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive... See MoreSee Less

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

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

Jun 19, 3:00pm - Jun 19, 5:00pm+6Jul 17, 3:00pm - Jul 17, 5:00pmAug 21, 3:00pm - Aug 21, 5:00pmSep 18, 3:00pm - Sep 18, 5:00pmOct 16, 3:00pm - Oct 16, 5:00pmNov 20, 3:00pm - Nov 20, 5:00pmDec 18, 3:00pm - Dec 18, 5:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 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!... See MoreSee Less

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Cafe CODA and Madison Jazz Festival Present: Jon Wade Trio, Two Shows, 7 & 9 PM

Cafe CODA and Madison Jazz Festival Present: Jon Wade Trio, Two Shows, 7 & 9 PM

Jun 19, 7:00pm - Jun 19, 10:30pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Cafe CODA and Madison Jazz Festival Present: Jon Wade Trio Jon Wade is happy as always to be returning to Cafe Coda with his trio! This performance will feature the talented Mike Gock on drums and Alan Harris on bass. Jon and his trio provide positive and exciting energy that is sure to elate audiences looking to return joyously to an environment of live music! Two shows: 7 & 9 PM. $20/show. Tickets on sale now. Production: Cafe CODA Sounds: Papa Scott Photo: Prime Lens Media (PLM)... See MoreSee Less

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Madison Jazz Festival:The Roscoe Mitchell -Douglas Ewart Ensemble feat. Junius Paul & Vincent Davis

Madison Jazz Festival:The Roscoe Mitchell -Douglas Ewart Ensemble feat. Junius Paul & Vincent Davis

Jun 20, 7:00pm - Jun 20, 10:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

This special concert is part of the 2021 Madison Jazz Festival, a 10-day city-wide celebration of jazz from June 11 to June 20. Get the full schedule of events and performances at madisonjazzfestivalwi.org. Roscoe Mitchell: Woodwinds and Small Percussion Douglas Ewart: Ewart Bamboo Flutes, Ewartophone, Ewart George Floyd Bunt Staff, Ewart Slide Didgeridoo, Sopranino, English Horn, Percussion, Bass Clarinet, and Bells. Vincent Davis: Percussion Junius Paul: Double Bass & Electric Bass, Small Percussion Instruments Roscoe Mitchell is an internationally renowned musician, composer and innovator serving as the Darius Milhaud Chair Emeritus of Composition at Mills College (CA). His virtuosic resurrection of overlooked woodwind instruments spanning extreme registers, visionary solo performances, and assertion of a hybrid compositional/improvisational paradigm have placed him at the forefront of contemporary music. Mr. Mitchell is a founding member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), and the Trio Space. He is also distinguished as the founder of the Creative Arts Collective, The Roscoe Mitchell Sextet & Quartet, The Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble, The Sound Ensemble, The New Chamber Ensemble, and the Note Factory. His instrumental expertise includes the gamut of the saxophone and recorder families, clarinets, flute, piccolo, and the transverse flute in addition to his elaborate invention, the Percussion Cage. His oeuvre boasts hundreds of albums and original works, ranging from passionate, forceful improvisations to ornate orchestral music. Douglas R. Ewart, Professor Emeritus at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1946. His life and his wide-ranging work have always been inextricably associated with Jamaican culture, history, politics, and the land itself. His father, Tom Ewart, was one of cricket’s most internationally celebrated professional umpires, eventually earning induction into the Cricket Hall of Fame. His aunt, Iris King, was a leading member of Norman Manley’s People’s National Party, and later, the first woman mayor in Jamaica. Professor Ewart immigrated to Chicago in 1963, where he studied music theory at VanderCook College of Music, electronic music at Governors State University, and composition at the School of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. The AACM is renowned for its wide-ranging experimental approaches to music; its leading lights include Muhal Richard Abrams, Joseph Jarman, Fred Anderson, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Anthony Braxton, Lester Bowie, Kalaparusha Ara Difda, George Lewis, Malachi Maghostut Favors, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Claudine Myers, Henry Threadgill, and many others, including Professor Ewart himself, who served as the organization's president between 1979 and 1987. Vincent Davis is an internationally acclaimed jazz percussionist, composer and teacher. The seed of music was planted in Davis early on in life; growing up in a home filled with the influences of rock, jazz and gospel. In 1979 Davis left the Windy City to attend the Milwaukee Conservatory of Music, where his love of jazz and skill at drumming further bloomed and flourished. It was here, that Davis met his mentor Manty Ellis. Davis trained and studied with Ellis, primarily focusing on Jazz Trap drumming. The two began performing together, along with several other local musicians on the Milwaukee jazz scene. He was introduced to Roscoe Mitchell in 1985, became a touring musician and has been working with Roscoe Mitchell now for 25 years. Davis has toured all throughout the United States, Europe and Asia; playing events such as the Brussels Jazz Festival, Jazz Gallery Festival-Nicholsdorf, Austria, Wolf Trap- Washington D.C., Chicago Jazz Showcase Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival-Germany-Holland-Amsterdam, and Hothouse-Chicago, IL, just to name a few. Junius Paul, composer, bandleader & acoustic and electric bassist, 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, 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 4-Star acclaim in Downbeat Magazine. One show Only, starts at 7 PM. $40/show. Tickets available very soon! This event is co-sponsored by BlueStem Jazz. Production: Cafe CODA Sounds: Papa Scott #greatermadisonjazz #artsandliteraturelaboratory #bluestemjazz #roscoemitchell #douglasewart #juniuspaul #vincentdavis #livejazzmadison #madisonjazzfestival #cafecodamadisonwi #cafecodalivestream... See MoreSee Less

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Natty Nation at Cafe CODA - JAH Boogie's B-day Bash!

Natty Nation at Cafe CODA - JAH Boogie's B-day Bash!

Jun 22, 7:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Madison's own Natty Nation is back for another acoustic Tuesday at Madison's premier jazz listening room, the incomparable Cafe CODA! and this time around we'll be celebrating lead singer JAH Boogie's birthday! Come on down and help us celebrate the beginning of summer, the full reopening at full capacity, and the earthstrong of one of Madison's living legends! 2 longs sets for one low price! Get your ticket here $25.... See MoreSee Less

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Christopher Allen Classical Guitar Solo Concert

Christopher Allen Classical Guitar Solo Concert

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Cafe CODA is excited to invite Christopher Allen, to perform a night of solo classical guitar, playing works from Albeniz and Piazzolla”, and some selections on a 10-course Renaissance Lute (see picture)! After graduating from UW-Madison (DMA-‘12) in classical guitar performance, Christopher Allen helped form the Madison Classical Guitar Society (501c3), has competed in international competitions, performed solo and chamber concerts, and is currently on the faculty of Madison College, Monroe Street Arts Center, and Farleys House of Pianos. Most recently, he was awarded 2nd place in the Hong Kong IFA International Online music competition (2020). Thank you, Madison Classical Guitar Society, for the generous sponsorship. https://www.madisoncgs.org/ These free events are in collaboration with MCGS and supported by Dane County Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation. This project is also funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board." All donations will go to the venue via www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive or venmo @cafe-coda-1 Thank you so much for your support!... See MoreSee Less

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Bright Moments: 2021 Band - FREE!

Bright Moments: 2021 Band - FREE!

Jun 25, 5:30pm - Jun 25, 8:30pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Once again! Welcome to The Daniel Simmons Band experience, get ready to move! With a new sound cooked up for 2021, we're ready to groove. Bringing you fresh, original Rhythm & Blues tunes sure to make you get on your feet. FREE!! Four piece harmonies you can't ignore, we can't wait for you to explore our sound! The Daniel Simmons Band Features: Daniel Simmons - Bass and Vocals Murphy - Vocals Jack Peterson - Guitar and Vocals Andy Gray - Keyboard and Vocals Micah Buffat - Drums Production - Cafe CODA Audio Engineer - Papa Scott Donations are welcomed to support live music and arts through: https://www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive/ Venmo @cafe-coda-1... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome Back - AfroVibe Dance Party

Welcome Back - AfroVibe Dance Party

Jun 25, 9:00pm - Jun 26, 12:30am

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Featuring Afrovibe Djs Dj Lyriks & Dj Eazy E #afrovibe #danceparty #djlyriks Music Policy: Afrobeats , afrohouse , Amapiano, francophone, Top 40 Tickets: $10... See MoreSee Less

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Two Shows: Atimevu (7 PM); Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars (9 PM)

Two Shows: Atimevu (7 PM); Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars (9 PM)

Jun 26, 7:00pm - Jun 26, 10:30pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

They are back! Get ready to dance! Atimevu -7 PM Tani Diakite & the Afrofunkstars - 9 PM $20/show. Get your ticket now! Atimevu: Atimevu Drum and Dance Ensemble is a Madison, WI based group that performs the traditional music and dances of Ghana. https://www.facebook.com/atimevudrumanddance/ Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars: Tani is a musical force who has inspired an entire community of artists. With his Kamale n'goni, a West African ancestor to the banjo, and his plaintive singing, he never fails to drop the deepest blues around. www.tanidiakite.com The event will also be live-streamed. Support live music, please donate to www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive Production: Cafe CODA Sounds: Papa Scott... See MoreSee Less

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Special Event: Benny Benack III Quartet feat. Jeremy Kahn

Special Event: Benny Benack III Quartet feat. Jeremy Kahn

Jun 27, 7:00pm - Jun 27, 9:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

BENNY BENACK III QUARTET IS BACK!! A finalist in the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition, and the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, 30-year-old Benny Benack III is a key part of the superlative group of young musicians that’s breathing new life into New York City’s legendary jazz scene. UPDATE: Benny Benack III just won Third Prize from a field of more than 600 applicants, and is the first male award winner in the competition’s history. Here are two samples of Benny’s performances with several of these musicians: on trumpet (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vp_7J6rzX4) from a recent house concert in Harlem (starting with the second tune, “On The Trail,” from the “Grand Canyon Suite”), and on vocals (“Social Call”) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evVDxThlc3o) from his most recent album, “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.” For more info: https://www.bennybenackjazz.com/ Tyler Shields on drums Sam Peters on bass Jeremy Kahn on piano Veteran pianist Jeremy Kahn has performed with many jazz luminaries over the years, including Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Sonny Stitt, Branford Marsalis, Phil Woods, Charlie Haden, Bobby Watson, Nicholas Payton, Marquis Hill, Wycliffe Gordon, Steve Turre, Curtis Fuller, Ray Brown, Christian McBride, Kenny Clarke, Tito Puente, Sheila Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Karrin Allyson, and Mary Stallings, as well as pop giants like Joni Mitchell and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Jeremy was also honored to be a guest on Marian McPartland's long-running NPR program, "PianoJazz," One show only! Door open at 5 PM. Show starts at 7:00 PM, $25 cover. Get your tickets before they are gone! Production: Cafe CODA Sounds: Papa Scott... See MoreSee Less

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Bright Moments: Charlie Painter Trio - Free!

Bright Moments: Charlie Painter Trio - Free!

Jul 9, 5:30pm - Jul 9, 8:30pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Cafe CODA's Bright Moments, Happy Hour Free Live Music Event, brings you Charlie Painter Trio. "With one foot planted in the past of bop and one foot pointed towards the future of space, Painter's guitar oscillates fluently between rock/fusion while keeping the spirit intact. Featuring works by Dr. Lonnie Smith and Pat Metheny. With Claire Kannapell on Upright Bass and Kelby Kryshak on Drums." https://www.facebook.com/CharliePainterTrio/... See MoreSee Less

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Milonga Matinee Tango Social - 2nd Saturday of every month

Milonga Matinee Tango Social - 2nd Saturday of every month

Jul 10, 3:00pm - Jul 10, 5:00pm+5Aug 14, 3:00pm - Aug 14, 5:00pmSep 11, 3:00pm - Sep 11, 5:00pmOct 9, 3:00pm - Oct 9, 5:00pmNov 13, 3:00pm - Nov 13, 5:00pmDec 11, 3:00pm - Dec 11, 5:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 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!... See MoreSee Less

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FEATURED COCKTAILS

Coda Margarita


Agavales Reposado Tequilla, Goodland Orange Liqueur, Fresh Lime Juice$10

Coda Sour


Cooper & Kings Brandy or Medley Bro. Bourbon, Fresh Lemon Juice, Egg Whites, Simple Syrup$11

Coda Old Fashioned


Brandy Station, Bitter Truth Old Time & Orange Bitters, Sugar, Seltzer.$9

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ABOUT US

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.

Booking Info

CONTACT

Daily: Jazz Morning Café, 8 AM to 3 PMThursday, Fridays: Bar, 5 PM to MidnightSaturday: 3 PM to MidnightSundays: Closed, except special events1224 Williamson St. Madison, Wisconsin 53703(608) 298-7831Cafecodabooking@gmail.com