UPCOMING SHOWS

Edi Gbordzi & Friends

Edi Gbordzi & Friends

May 24, 5:00pm - May 24, 7:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Join us during Bright Moments for great music and drinks!

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Daniel Volovets at Cafe Coda

Daniel Volovets at Cafe Coda

May 24, 8:00pm - May 24, 10:30pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Join Daniel at Cafe CODA in Madison, WI for a solo performance of favorites from his repertoire as well as selections from his new album “Masquerade." CDs will be available for sale. Daniel Volovets is a guitarist, composer, arranger, and instructor specializing in classical, flamenco, Latin American, and jazz music. Although born in the United States, his music is informed first and foremost by his Russian heritage. He was raised in a household of almost constantly reverberating musical notes -- passionate and melancholy melodies of Russian and Ukrainian folklore, gently swaying Brazilian rhythms, and fiery strumming of flamenco masters, just to name a few. Daniel's mastery of many musical genres and aesthetics is evident in the breadth of his extensive repertoire, which spans numerous countries and eras. He is an accomplished arranger and composer, utilizing the harmonic and tonal possibilities of the guitar in his arrangements and compositions for both solo guitar and various ensembles. Daniel is a prolific performer, giving concerts regularly throughout the Twin Cities at a wide range of venues. Daniel graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a B.S. in Neuroscience and will graduate with an M.D. from the University of Minnesota Medical School in May 2019, ultimately planning to balance the careers of a psychiatrist and guitarist. $10 Cover Charge... See MoreSee Less

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Anders Svanoe Double Trio

Anders Svanoe Double Trio

May 25, 8:00pm - May 25, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

"On Anders Svanoe’s 747: Queen of the Skies, State of the Baritone Volume 3, the music takes on a 1970s theme (the heyday of the 747) with the power-rock title track capped off with double drum solos. The music here is anything but predicable and Svanoe writes memorable melodies, like the hard swinging bebop composition "Bird Strike" which would fit easily on a Pepper Adams recording.” Mark Corrupt, All About Jazz “The improbable sleeper of the year is The State of the Baritone by Madison WI reed player Anders Svanoe, who rewarded producer-saxophonist Jon Irabagon’s faith in him, with an ambitious and conceptually lucid statement about the hulking horn’s ability to float like a butterfly and roar like a buffalo stampede, among other qualities.” - Kevin Lynch Anders Svanoe Double Trio Anders Svanoe-baritone saxophone Jim Doherty-trumpet Henry Boehm-bass Brad Townsend-bass Matt Endres-drums Rodrigo Villanueva Conroy-drums www.anderssvanoemusic.com... See MoreSee Less

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Funky Monday's!

Funky Monday's!

May 27, 7:00pm - May 27, 10:00pm+2Jun 3, 7:00pm - Jun 3, 10:00pmJun 10, 7:00pm - Jun 10, 10:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

The JB3's perform every Monday at the Cafe Coda. The group is led by Grammy nominated drummer Joey B. Banks and consist of Chicago bassist Chris Clemente and Hammond B3 artist Todd Phipps.... See MoreSee Less

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Funky Mondays featuring Joey Banks

Funky Mondays featuring Joey Banks

May 27, 8:00pm - May 27, 10:00pm+20Jun 3, 8:00pm - Jun 3, 10:00pmJun 10, 8:00pm - Jun 10, 10:00pmJun 17, 8:00pm - Jun 17, 10:00pmJun 24, 8:00pm - Jun 24, 10:00pmJul 1, 8:00pm - Jul 1, 10:00pmJul 8, 8:00pm - Jul 8, 10:00pmJul 15, 8:00pm - Jul 15, 10:00pmJul 22, 8:00pm - Jul 22, 10:00pmJul 29, 8:00pm - Jul 29, 10:00pmAug 5, 8:00pm - Aug 5, 10:00pmAug 12, 8:00pm - Aug 12, 10:00pmAug 19, 8:00pm - Aug 19, 10:00pmAug 26, 8:00pm - Aug 26, 10:00pmSep 2, 8:00pm - Sep 2, 10:00pmSep 9, 8:00pm - Sep 9, 10:00pmSep 16, 8:00pm - Sep 16, 10:00pmSep 23, 8:00pm - Sep 23, 10:00pmSep 30, 8:00pm - Sep 30, 10:00pmOct 7, 8:00pm - Oct 7, 10:00pmOct 14, 8:00pm - Oct 14, 10:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Join us for Funky Mondays!

91 interested
Live Poetry with Oscar Mireles & Jazz Video/Film Documentary

Live Poetry with Oscar Mireles & Jazz Video/Film Documentary

May 28, 5:00pm - May 29, 12:00am+4Jun 4, 5:00pm - Jun 5, 12:00amJun 11, 5:00pm - Jun 12, 12:00amJun 18, 5:00pm - Jun 19, 12:00amJun 25, 5:00pm - Jun 26, 12:00am

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Join us for live poetry night followed by either a jazz video or documentary.

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Beni Daiko Taiko Drum Troupe with Eric De Los Santos

Beni Daiko Taiko Drum Troupe with Eric De Los Santos

May 29, 5:00pm - May 29, 7:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Beni Daiko, Madison's Premiere Mainland Japanese Taiko Drumming Group, will be performing traditional Japanese taiko drum rituals from 6-7pm. Eric De Los Santos, will present his mesmerizing four-mallet Marimba pieces from 5-6pm. Come and enjoy the beautiful and powerful blended music with marimba and taiko drum! $5 Cover Charge... See MoreSee Less

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Orquesta SalSoul Del Mad

Orquesta SalSoul Del Mad

May 31, 8:00pm - May 31, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Salsa and Soul, combining the best of two cultural worlds, Bringing together the fire of latin rhythm and the groove of soul. Orquesta Salsoul del Mad will have young and old dancing in the aisle and on the ceiling. This Orquesta is made up of some of the best local musicians representing the international diversity of Madison. They were first intruduced to the public at the 2015 Latino Musical Festival and are looking to book other venues appropriate for a 15 piece group. $10 Cover Charge... See MoreSee Less

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Sill, Muellner, Villanueva Trio

Sill, Muellner, Villanueva Trio

Jun 1, 8:00pm - Jun 1, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Join us for a great performance and an experience unlike any other in the Madison area! Cover charge $20, tickets available at the door. Kelly Sill is a bassist, composer, teacher, and producer. He has worked for over 35 years in the Chicago area as a house bassist for Rick’s Cafe Americain, George’s, The Jazz Showcase, Pop’s, Andys, and the Green Mill. Concert venues include the Chicago Jazz Festival, Ravinia, the Red Sea Jazz Festival, the Elkhart Jazz Festival, Orchestra Hall (Symphony Center) in Chicago, and the Thessaloniki Concert Hall in Greece. Kelly has performed with: Hank Jones, Woody Shaw, Dave Liebman, Eddie Jefferson, Snooky Young, Cedar Walton, Red Rodney, Eddie Harris, Johnny Hartman, Tommy Flanagan, Joe Henderson, Clark Terry, Barry Harris, Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Herb Ellis, Bobby Watson, Jackie McLean, Bobby Hutcherson, Kenny Burrell, Chris Potter among many others. Tommy Muellner is a very respected Chicago jazz pianist and composer. He teaches jazz theory and harmony privately on a limited basis. His style includes a focus on harmonic movement, improvisation and musical interplay. He freelances with many top musicians and often plays piano for private occasions. Jazz critic and writer Neil Tesser cites that Tommy is a "pianist and tunesmith of stellar magnitude." Hammond organ jazz master Joey DeFrancesco stated, "Tommy swings, grooves, is soulful, and in total command of his instrument, plus I love him, he's one of my favorites!" Tommy has worked with many jazz musicians, including Ira Sullivan, Eddie Daniels, Marvin Stamm, Bobby Ojeda, John Fedchock, Warren Kime, Mark Colby, Richie Cole, Von Freeman, Ron Dewar, Michael S. Smith, Isaac Redd Holt, Donny Osborne and Barrett Deems. Tommy has worked with vocalists, including Arlene Bardelle, Hinda Hoffman, Spider Saloff and Catherine Whitney. Rodrigo Villanueva Drummer, composer, producer and director; Rodrigo Villanueva holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas. He has played and recorded with several jazz, classical and pop artists from Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and the U.S. Among them are Stefan Karlsson, Lynn Seaton, Eddie Gomez, Fareed Haque, Ed Saindon, Ben Sidran, Liam Teague, Rodolfo Sanchez, Lee Tomboulian, Hiro Morozumi, Jangeun Bae, Carlos Guedes, Takayoshi Yoshioka, Jon Anderson, Carlos Prieto, Roberto Limón, Sandra Kaye, Carla White, Tony Monaco, Reggie Thomas, Craig Butterfield, Anders Svanoe, Alex Mercado and Latin Pop singers: Lucero, Shaila Durcal and Alejandro Fernandez. Rodrigo has taught drumset courses, clinics and workshops at many institutions of higher learning in Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Korea, Singapore, Japan and the U.S. He has been featured at many international jazz festivals and conferences, including International Association for Jazz Education, Jazz Education Network, Percussive Arts Society International Convention and the International Band and Orchestra Midwest Clinic. He also has published several original compositions for large jazz ensembles (ASCAP). Rodrigo is currently a Full Professor of Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University where he teaches jazz drumset, jazz arranging and directs the NIU Jazz Ensemble. Rodrigo performs regularly with his jazz trio and quartet, the Eddie Gomez Trio, the NIU Jazz Faculty Group Nucleus, Dan Moore Jazz Trio, Daniel Wong Trio, and Anders Svanoe Trio. Rodrigo endorses Sabian Cymbals, Yamaha Drums, Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth drumsticks and Latin Percussion. He also teaches at Birch Creek Percussion and Steel Pan Summer Program. In 2010 Rodrigo launched his own record label, Jazzling Records. the first production of this project was the Eddie Gomez Trio album: Live In Mexico City with the legendary Eddie Gomez on bass, Swedish pianist Stefan Karlsson and Rodrigo Villanueva on drums (© Jazzling Records 2010).... See MoreSee Less

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Jonah Parzen-Johnson

Jonah Parzen-Johnson

Jun 6, 8:00pm - Jun 6, 10:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Tone Madison and Cafe CODA present Jonah Parzen-Johnson. Jonah Parzen-Johnson, a resident of Brooklyn NY, plays music for solo baritone saxophone and hardware electronics. Imagine the raw energy of an Appalachian choir, balanced by a fearlessly exposed saxophone voice, resting on a unique combination of electronic components sitting on the floor in front of him. It all breathes together, as he uses his feet to weave square and sawtooth waves into a surging base for folk inspired saxophone melodies, overblown multi phonics, and patiently developed circular breathing passages. Every element is performed and recorded live, solo, without any looping or overdubbing. It is music with texture, and depth, but most of all, it is direct and grounded in performance. Jonah remains deeply committed to music that connects to the listener. In July 2017, Jonah released his third full length solo album, I Try To Remember Where I Come From (Clean Feed). The release has been described as, “haunted by abstraction but guided by a compassionate pulse,” (New York Times), as it, “vividly channels free-jazz with elements of improvisation and composition, combining to create a sustained meditative mood, transporting listeners to another world.” (Downbeat Magazine). A Chicago native, Jonah’s circular breathing, multi-phonics and inclusively experimental style owe a debt to the Chicago saxophone legacy, but his devotion to a quirky almost vocal approach places him in new territory for the instrument. Since 2012, Jonah has toured thousands of miles, by himself, across Europe, the US, and Canada. Highlights include shows at The Stone in New York NY, Constellation in Chicago IL, Culturgest in Lisbon (Portugal), WeJazz Festival in Helsinki (Finland), Worm in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). $10/$5 for Tone Madison Sustainers (tonemadison.com/donate) Café Coda's regular Thursday event, Night of the Improviser, will start up after Parzen-Johnson's show, around 9 p.m.... See MoreSee Less

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The Jim Erickson Trio

The Jim Erickson Trio

Jun 7, 5:00pm - Jun 7, 7:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

The Jim Erickson Trio is a longtime Madison favorite. Los Angeles jazz author/reviewer, Scott Yanow in reviewing Jim's CD, “Crossroads”says, “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.” Jim has performed in all the cities listed, and in 2011 was a grand prize winner at the Ibla International Music Competition held at Ragusa-Ibla, Italy. Heading up the trio are Madison jazz all-stars, Laurie Lang, bass and Rick Flowers, drums. The trio also backs Madison's great vocalist, Jan Wheaton. Look for a night of nuanced trio improvisation and scintillating solos.... See MoreSee Less

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Charlie Ballantine Group at Cafe Coda

Charlie Ballantine Group at Cafe Coda

Jun 7, 8:00pm - Jun 7, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

An arc of mystery and music stretches across America like a vein of gold, an eternal blue highway that grows mired in fable as time both adds to and erases it. What Greil Marcus called “the old, weird America” can be heard in the music of Robert Johnson and Santo and Johnny and Tammy Wynette and Duane Allman, from the dark underbelly birthed in New Orleans that extends across the plains from Bakersfield, California, to Macon, Georgia; from Roscoe Holcomb’s “high lonesome sound” to Bob Dylan’s “wild mercury sound.” And it can most definitely be heard in the reflective, lightning-flash-of-brilliance that is the music of 29-year-old Charlie Ballantine. Born in the American heartland of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ballantine’s quicksilver guitar is all Fender Telecaster flux and flow, Deluxe Reverb danger and drive. Ballantine has two current releases: Life Is Brief: The Music of Bob Dylan and Where Is My Mind?, with two albums prior, all drawing from music and experiences documented long before he was born. Son of a blues guitarist who frequented “Indy’s” club circuit in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Ballantine has inherited the sound of the wind roaring across the plains, the desert heat of Route 66 and the lush colors of the Appalachian mountains. Balllantine’s guitar is spectral and haunting, his music an evolving tale of a young journeyman with big ears. “I've always been attracted to the guys on the outskirts,” Ballantine says from Indianapolis. “Like John Scofield, Bill Frisell, and Jeff Beck; you can call the first two jazz, but a purist might disagree. And I like using distortion and delay and [different] vocabulary, not necessarily playing straight bebop. That’s what’s I’ve always loved, guys who are unique in their approach and who have their own voice. Ballantine’s guitar sound and musical concept is majestic, sometimes as blinding as a setting sun yet hinting at the unknown, a dark Americana whose remnants remain if you know where to look. That Ballantine is exploring singular music is a given. Growing up in a musical household, Ballantine was exposed early on to the pop greats, but also the sounds of jazz, blues, pop and rock. “My parents were born in the 50s,” Ballantine explains. “So I grew up kind of listening to the Beatles, Beach Boys, the Band. I have Sergeant Pepper on one shoulder and Wes Montgomery on the other shoulder, and Hendrix too. So I have all these things, these influences I'm trying to make sense of and give a sense of continuity.”... See MoreSee Less

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The Dave Stoler Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Thad Jones

The Dave Stoler Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Thad Jones

Jun 8, 8:30pm - Jun 8, 11:15pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

After playing professionally for 40 years, Dave Stoler has assembled a Jazz Orchestra, featuring some of Madison and Milwaukee's best musicians of the big band genre. They will be presenting the music of Thad Jones, one of the most important jazz composers and arrangers of the 20th century. Dave Stoler is a native of Madison WI, and has formerly resided in New York City, Milwaukee and Miami. One of the busiest keyboardists in the area, Dave works with his own jazz trio, the Tony Castaneda Latin Jazz Sextet, The Ben Ferris Octet and The Darren Sterud NOLA Tribute Band. He also co-leads Steely Dane, a 16 member Steely Dan tribute band. He performs regularly with his trio and quartet at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City. $20 cover charge... See MoreSee Less

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Angela Puerta

Angela Puerta

Jun 14, 8:00pm - Jun 14, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Angela Puerta is a Colombian singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Madison, Wisconsin. Angela’s main music influence is Rock en Español, Alternative Rock, Pop, Funk, Reggae, Colombian traditional music and other Latin American rhythms. She has performed at different venues in Colombia, Australia and the U.S. At 18, while in living in Colombia, Angela created her first cover rock band, Umbral12pm. She performed music by musicians like Alanis Morrisette, Janis Joplin, Cranberries, No Doubt, Aterciopelados and Soda Estereo. Angela is currently working on her first album as a solo artist that is expected to come out in the summer of 2019.... See MoreSee Less

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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.

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Wed-Friday 5-12, Saturday All ages community events 9am-2pm.Bar opens at 2pm-midnight1224 Williamson St. Madison, Wisconsin 53703(608) 630-9089cafecodamadison@gmail.com