UPCOMING SHOWS

Harmonious Wail

Harmonious Wail

Apr 19, 5:00pm - Apr 19, 7:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Join us for Bright Moments and this great performance! Americana flavored Gypsy Jazz on full tilt! Harmonious Wail combines the searing wit, humor and mandolin virtuosity of vintage Jethro Burns performances, the Continental panache of Django and charm of Edith Piath inspired vocals to create a unique musical journey.... See MoreSee Less

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Dave Gordon Trio

Dave Gordon Trio

Apr 19, 8:00pm - Apr 19, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Chicago’s Dave Gordon Trio with Dushun Mosley on Drums, Yosef Ben Israel on Bass and Dave Gordon on piano create a synergy of original jazz that blends stylings from the rich influences of their past and creates a new modern sound. Dushun and Dave have been performing together for over fifteen years and have recorded together on multiple recordings (“Constantly Evolving”, “Flash”, “Ears Have It”). Dushun and Yosef Ben are mainstays on the creative Chicago Jazz scene and are veterans of the AACM. Musical stylings ranging from edgy original compositions,improvisational vignettes and classic jazz arrangements, the trio has musical variety and dynamic personality.... See MoreSee Less

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Richard Johnson Quartet

Richard Johnson Quartet

Apr 20, 8:00pm - Apr 20, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Richard D. Johnson has strong territorial jazz roots. He was first introduced to the piano at the age of five by his father. Since then, he has cultivated a rich and pedigreed musical background being shcooled by some of the most legendary jazz musicians and studying at the most esteem institutions of music. Richard has traveled extensively, sharing the gift of jazz to audiences around the world. As a representative of the United States through the U.S. State Department, Richard was named United STates Musical Ambassador. During that time he did six state department tours that took him to Central and South America, Africa & The Middle East affording him the opportunity to perfrom in more than 76 countries. Currently Richard is the founding member of "Johnson works LLC" a management placement service for musicians. In his current role he performs with world-class artist promoting jazz to a vast array of audiences. Richard also serves as the piano instructor for the Ravinia Jazz Program located in Chicago, IL.. Tickets $20.... See MoreSee Less

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Funky Mondays featuring Joey Banks

Funky Mondays featuring Joey Banks

Apr 22, 8:00pm - Apr 22, 10:00pm+25Apr 29, 8:00pm - Apr 29, 10:00pmMay 6, 8:00pm - May 6, 10:00pmMay 13, 8:00pm - May 13, 10:00pmMay 20, 8:00pm - May 20, 10:00pmMay 27, 8:00pm - May 27, 10:00pmJun 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!

20 interested
Live Poetry with Oscar Morales & Jazz Video/Film Documentary

Live Poetry with Oscar Morales & Jazz Video/Film Documentary

Apr 23, 5:00pm - Apr 24, 12:00am+23Apr 30, 5:00pm - May 1, 12:00amMay 7, 5:00pm - May 8, 12:00amMay 28, 5:00pm - May 29, 12:00amJun 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, 12:00amJul 2, 5:00pm - Jul 3, 12:00amJul 9, 5:00pm - Jul 10, 12:00amJul 16, 5:00pm - Jul 17, 12:00amJul 23, 5:00pm - Jul 24, 12:00amJul 30, 5:00pm - Jul 31, 12:00amAug 6, 5:00pm - Aug 7, 12:00amAug 13, 5:00pm - Aug 14, 12:00amAug 20, 5:00pm - Aug 21, 12:00amAug 27, 5:00pm - Aug 28, 12:00amSep 3, 5:00pm - Sep 4, 12:00amSep 10, 5:00pm - Sep 11, 12:00amSep 17, 5:00pm - Sep 18, 12:00amSep 24, 5:00pm - Sep 25, 12:00amOct 1, 5:00pm - Oct 2, 12:00amOct 8, 5:00pm - Oct 9, 12:00amOct 15, 5:00pm - Oct 16, 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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Mike Cammilleri Organ Trio

Mike Cammilleri Organ Trio

Apr 26, 5:00pm - Apr 26, 7:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

The Mike Cammilleri Organ Trio will be playing at Cafe CODA for their happy hour/after work time slot.... See MoreSee Less

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Ben Ferris Octet

Ben Ferris Octet

Apr 26, 8:00pm - Apr 26, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Ben Ferris Octet is a miniature big-band playing music from the 1920’s through modern original compositions. The band is comprised of some of the regions best improvisers and creative players, and combines the power of a big-band sound with the dexterity and spontaneity of smaller groups. For their performance at the Cafe Coda, the band will feature two special guests; Jim Doherty (Phat Phunktion, Steely Dane) on Trumpet and Chris Rottmayer (UW-Madison Jazz Program) on piano. The Ben Ferris Octet is: Jim Doherty, trumpet Darren Sterud, trombone Nick Bartell, Jon Hoel, Luke Busch, saxophones Chris Rottmayer, piano Ben Ferris, bass Michael Koszewski, drums... See MoreSee Less

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Dave Cooper Quartet plays Coltrane's A Love Supreme

Dave Cooper Quartet plays Coltrane's A Love Supreme

Apr 27, 8:00pm - Apr 27, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Dave Cooper - trumpet Chris Rottmayer - piano Nick Moran - bass Michael Brenneis - drums DAVE COOPER – TRUMPET David Cooper is widely recognized as one of the most versatile trumpet players in the Midwest. His performing affiliations include the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Isthmus Brass, The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Ensemble affiliations have included the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, the Milwaukee, Fox Valley, Canton and La Crosse Symphony Orchestras, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, The Dallas Brass, Walt Disney World, and the Aspen Jazz Ensemble. As an educator, Dr. Cooper is an associate professor of trumpet and jazz studies at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. As a clinician, he has lectured and performed at the International Wind and Percussion Festival in Beijing, International Trumpet Guild Conference, New York Brass Conference, and is a very active soloist/clinician with regional schools, jazz festivals and community ensembles. He is the host and author of the educational blog www.AllThingsTrumpet.com.... See MoreSee Less

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Mange Loa

Mange Loa

May 3, 8:00pm - May 3, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

With a handful of original compositions and some ideas scratched on a napkin, Mange Loa came to life through a group of current and previous collaborators. The band serves as a non-standard creative outlet for the individuals of the ensemble. Harmonically, the songs deliver a combination of old-school psychedelic funk with modern underground avant jazz. These ideas are rooted in either latin or afro cuban rhythms with a touch of a modern backbeat. $10 cover charge... See MoreSee Less

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Alexis Lombre

Alexis Lombre

May 4, 8:00pm - May 4, 11:30pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Alexis Lombre is a young jazz pianist who discovered early that the true essence of music is not just about what you hear but how music makes you feel. Her musical mission is to keep the ‘Soul’ in music alive. The 2017 release of her debut album, “Southside Sounds”, does just that, as it is a soulful reflection of her upbringing on Chicago’s Southside. This collection of her original compositions is an attempt to pay homage to the Southside’s lively artistic, cultural heritage. In addition to her debut record, she was featured on “Lifetime: Tribute to Geri Allen” by The Young Detroit Jazz Giants (2018), “Live The Spirit Residency Presents: The Young Masters" (2016), and Mikel Patrick Avery's "Music for a 1/2 Sized Piano" (2014). She has performed at major jazz venues and festivals in the U.S. with her band, as well as with artists such as Dee Alexander, Ralphe Armstrong, James Carter, Regina Carter, John Douglas, Donald Harrison, Marion Hayden, Charles Heath, Nona Hendryx, Marquis Hill, and Gayelynn McKinney. Alexis has also performed internationally, touring South Africa in February 2019 with the Englewood-Soweto Exchange led by AACM President, Ernest Dawkins; and in 2018, France with Bacongo Square Boulevard, a quartet comprised of American, Congolese and French musicians. She has studied with jazz luminaries which include Willie Pickens, Benny Green, Geri Allen, and Robert Hurst, and is currently completing a BFA in Jazz Piano with a minor in Performing Arts Management at the University of Michigan.... See MoreSee Less

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NYC's Russ Nolan and the Johannes Wallmann Trio

NYC's Russ Nolan and the Johannes Wallmann Trio

May 10, 8:00pm - May 10, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Consistently voted onto DownBeat magazine’s Rising Star Annual Critics Poll, Russ Nolan’s music is often described as High-Energy Modern Jazz that both satisfies the intellect of its musical peers and speaks to everyone on a soulful level. Called a ‘renaissance man’ by those close to him, he has taken his experiences in sports, martial arts, business, after-school program volunteering, music education, and other activities to relate to a wider audience across the US and Canada. His 2016 release of Sanctuary from the Ordinary – Live at Firehouse 12 was voted onto DownBeat’s Best of 2016. Russ is an accomplished and active Salsa dancer in NYC and has used his inspiration on the dance floor to craft his last four Latin and Modern Jazz releases Tell Me (2012) ; Relentless (2014) – featuring Latin Jazz Grammy Nominee Manuel Valera on piano; Call It What You Want (2015), and Sanctuary from the Ordinary – Live at Firehouse 12 (2016). Previous recordings include With You In Mind with the Kenny Werner Trio. His original compositions draw influences from Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, Chick Corea and are infused with Afro-Cuban, Samba, Bossa Nova, Bolero, and Mambo rhythms. Russ’ ability to relate to non-jazz audiences is demonstrated in his jazz treatments of Pop Standards from The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder.... See MoreSee Less

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Paul Dietrich Quintet

Paul Dietrich Quintet

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Paul Dietrich is a Madison-based composer, trumpet player and educator whose original music strives to combine the diverse aesthetics of modern and classic jazz, Western classical music, various world and folk musics, progressive rock, and more. A unit since 2012, the Chicago-based Paul Dietrich Quintet was formed as a vehicle for its leader's small group writing and maintains an active performance schedule in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. The group has released two albums. Focus, released in 2017 on ears&eyes Records, was called "refreshingly unique" and "captivating" by the Chicago Jazz Magazine, and led stereogum.com to describe the band as "masters of modern jazz as a language." The group's debut album, We Always Get There, was released in 2014 on Blujazz, and prompted allaboutjazz.com to state in a four-star review that with "this superbly imaginative and cohesive recording, Dietrich proves himself an apt bandleader, an exceptional composer and a superlative performer." The Quintet's lineup, unchanged since its inception, includes some of the best young talent in the Chicago area: saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, pianist Paul Bedal, bassist Tim Ipsen and drummer Andrew Green. Lately, Paul has been earning acclaim as a composer. His first album of modern jazz big band music, Forward, was released in March 2019, and hailed as "the most significant new orchestral jazz to emerge from the Midwest in quite a while" by former Milwaukee Journal reviewer Kevin Lynch. Paul has completed numerous commissions for area high schools and colleges, including UW-Madison, Lawrence University, Madison College, Ripon College, Cambridge High School, Grafton High School, and James Madison Memorial High School. $20 Cover Charge... See MoreSee Less

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Tim Whalen Nonet

Tim Whalen Nonet

May 17, 8:00pm - May 17, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

From 2002 until 2010, the Tim Whalen Nonet held court at Restaurant Magnus. For eight years, they had a run of sold-out shows, and even recorded a live album there. When Tim moved to Washington, DC in 2010, the band was shelved, and has only played twice since then. On Friday May 17th the Tim Whalen Nonet will make a triumphant return to the new Cafe CODA! Tim Whalen - piano / music director Al Falaschi - alto saxophone Tom Gullion - tenor saxophone / bass clarinet Nicholas Bartell - baritone saxophone Jon Schipper - trumpet Dave Cooper - trumpet Darren Sterud - trombone Nick Moran - bass Jamie V. Ryan - drums $10 Cover Charge Get your tickets before they sell out!... See MoreSee Less

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Dave Cooper Quintet

Dave Cooper Quintet

May 18, 8:00pm - May 18, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Original compositions from Dave Cooper - trumpet Tom Gullion - sax Tim Whalen - piano Mark Urness - bass Dane Richeson - drums... See MoreSee Less

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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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Jonah Parzen-Johnson

Jonah Parzen-Johnson

Jun 6, 7:00pm - Jun 6, 9:00pm

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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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.

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CONTACT

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