UPCOMING SHOWS

Millennial Jazz Wednesdays with Matt Cousin Quartet

Millennial Jazz Wednesdays with Matt Cousin Quartet

Oct 23, 7:00pm - Oct 23, 10:30pm+18Oct 30, 7:00pm - Oct 30, 10:30pmNov 6, 7:00pm - Nov 6, 10:30pmNov 13, 7:00pm - Nov 13, 10:30pmNov 20, 7:00pm - Nov 20, 10:30pmNov 27, 7:00pm - Nov 27, 10:30pmDec 4, 7:00pm - Dec 4, 10:30pmDec 11, 7:00pm - Dec 11, 10:30pmDec 18, 7:00pm - Dec 18, 10:30pmDec 25, 7:00pm - Dec 25, 10:30pmJan 1, 7:00pm - Jan 1, 10:30pmJan 8, 7:00pm - Jan 8, 10:30pmJan 15, 7:00pm - Jan 15, 10:30pmJan 22, 7:00pm - Jan 22, 10:30pmJan 29, 7:00pm - Jan 29, 10:30pmFeb 5, 7:00pm - Feb 5, 10:30pmFeb 12, 7:00pm - Feb 12, 10:30pmFeb 19, 7:00pm - Feb 19, 10:30pmFeb 26, 7:00pm - Feb 26, 10:30pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Every Wednesday, Cafe CODA brings you "Millennial Jazz" hosted by Matt Cousin Quartet, a group of young musicians bursting onto the Madison jazz scene. They play a mix of originals and fresh renditions of older tunes, across a variety of styles from straight ahead swing to hip-hop flavors to the avant-garde. These young cats capture all the intricacies and many influences of our modern era, and piece it all together into an exciting product that ventures into new territory but never abandons the roots of the music. Matt Cousin on alto sax and bass clarinet Meredith Nesbitt on bass Jordan Kowalski on drums Sean Lloyd on Guitar www.mattcousin.bandcamp.com Admission $5 (pay at the bar)... See MoreSee Less

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Tango Drop-in Class

Tango Drop-in Class

Oct 24, 6:00pm - Oct 24, 7:00pm+9Oct 31, 6:00pm - Oct 31, 7:00pmNov 7, 6:00pm - Nov 7, 7:00pmNov 14, 6:00pm - Nov 14, 7:00pmNov 21, 6:00pm - Nov 21, 7:00pmNov 28, 6:00pm - Nov 28, 7:00pmDec 5, 6:00pm - Dec 5, 7:00pmDec 12, 6:00pm - Dec 12, 7:00pmDec 19, 6:00pm - Dec 19, 7:00pmDec 26, 6:00pm - Dec 26, 7:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

THURSDAYS Drop-in Beginner Class at Cafe CODA Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm Cost: $10 per person Hosted by Joe Yang, founder of Wisconsin Tango. When it comes to learning Argentine Tango, the smartest question to ask is: “What if I give it a try?” Behind the passionate, mysterious, and exotic reputation of Tango is a fun, fulfilling, and accessible social activity that anyone can enjoy. Learning tango doesn’t have to be a daydream, or something you only wish you could do. With over a decade of professional teaching experience, Joe Yang - the founder of Wisconsin Tango - is known for removing the intimidation factor out of social dancing. He’s committed to providing a fun, supportive, and encouraging learning atmosphere as you take your first steps. So cross off another item on your bucket list, and join us! No partner required. $10 (pay at the bar) Website: www.wisconsintango.com Podcast: www.joetangopodcast.com Blog: www.wisconsin-tango.com/blog/ See Less... See MoreSee Less

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Bright Moments featuring Keri Chryst Trio

Bright Moments featuring Keri Chryst Trio

Oct 25, 5:00pm - Oct 25, 7:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Keri Elena Chryst was born in the heart of the mid-west. Singing has always been a part of her life, getting her start in such renowned groups as the Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus and the children's theatre troupe " Kids On Broadway ". Whether turning pages for her grandmother from the bench of the church organ or singing her jazz début at age 16 in front of her grandfather's big band, for Ms. Chryst music has always been a family affair . Starting with piano lessons at age 6 , Keri proceeded to rack up her musical experiences in her school's musical comedies as well as choir and band where she held the prized 1st chair as flautist (though preferring to lug a susaphone during marching season!). It came as no surprise when Keri chose to enter Northwestern University College of Music in 1992 to study classical voice . But she was soon seduced by the challenge involved in singing jazz harmony-and with a refusal to succumb to the notion there was something she couldn't do, Keri completely changed direction. Having been given the opportunity to study and perform with such jazz greats as Max Roach , Sheila Jordan, Bobby McFerrin , and Danilo Perez, in 1997 she became the first vocalist in the school's history to graduate with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz studies . A year later, she added a Masters in Jazz Pedagogy , also from Northwestern. Whether leading a jazz quintet, or fronting a big band like the " Phil Nelson Orchestra ", Keri's "lighter than caramel" voice and her authentic "in the pocket" swing have charmed American audiences from Chicago to Cleveland and New York. Since 2011, Keri has also had the repeated honor of representing her country as Cultural Ambassador across the African continent on behalf of the U.S. State Department. A series of successful concerts and workshops on the themes of her French Connection and Roots 66 projects have wowed VIPs and school children alike from Djibouti to Swaziland and engaged them in subjects ranging from Entrepreneurship, to Voice for Women’s Empowerment, to Music as a Tool for Language Teaching. Other accomplishments as an educator include pioneering the Jazz Vocal Program (2003) at the American School of Modern Music in Paris (former Berklee affiliate, now IMEP ), and authoring a complete curriculum of auxiliary workshops and courses for her self-created Jazz Vocal Academy International (2006), which helps students to develop into fully rounded musicians, as well as healthy and happy singers. A consummate musician in any situation, we invite you to keep an ear out for news of Ms. Chryst as she continues to spread her classic swing style around Paris and the International music scene. https://www.facebook.com/keri.chryst/about?lst=100000469188387%3A543344791%3A1570419125 No cover. Drink specials.... See MoreSee Less

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Janet Evra Quartet

Janet Evra Quartet

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Janet Evra is a jazz vocalist, bassist, and composer now based in the USA. She blends traditional bossa nova and samba with modern influences to produce fresh, lush jazz. $15... See MoreSee Less

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Cool School - Youth Jazz Expo

Cool School - Youth Jazz Expo

Oct 26, 9:00am - Oct 26, 12:00pm+36Nov 2, 9:00am - Nov 2, 12:00pmNov 9, 9:00am - Nov 9, 12:00pmNov 16, 9:00am - Nov 16, 12:00pmNov 23, 9:00am - Nov 23, 12:00pmNov 30, 9:00am - Nov 30, 12:00pmDec 7, 9:00am - Dec 7, 12:00pmDec 14, 9:00am - Dec 14, 12:00pmDec 21, 9:00am - Dec 21, 12:00pmDec 28, 9:00am - Dec 28, 12:00pmJan 4, 9:00am - Jan 4, 12:00pmJan 11, 9:00am - Jan 11, 12:00pmJan 18, 9:00am - Jan 18, 12:00pmJan 25, 9:00am - Jan 25, 12:00pmFeb 1, 9:00am - Feb 1, 12:00pmFeb 8, 9:00am - Feb 8, 12:00pmFeb 15, 9:00am - Feb 15, 12:00pmFeb 22, 9:00am - Feb 22, 12:00pmFeb 29, 9:00am - Feb 29, 12:00pmMar 7, 9:00am - Mar 7, 12:00pmMar 14, 9:00am - Mar 14, 12:00pmMar 21, 9:00am - Mar 21, 12:00pmMar 28, 9:00am - Mar 28, 12:00pmApr 4, 9:00am - Apr 4, 12:00pmApr 11, 9:00am - Apr 11, 12:00pmApr 18, 9:00am - Apr 18, 12:00pmApr 25, 9:00am - Apr 25, 12:00pmMay 2, 9:00am - May 2, 12:00pmMay 9, 9:00am - May 9, 12:00pmMay 16, 9:00am - May 16, 12:00pmMay 23, 9:00am - May 23, 12:00pmMay 30, 9:00am - May 30, 12:00pmJun 6, 9:00am - Jun 6, 12:00pmJun 13, 9:00am - Jun 13, 12:00pmJun 20, 9:00am - Jun 20, 12:00pmJun 27, 9:00am - Jun 27, 12:00pmJul 4, 9:00am - Jul 4, 12:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

"Cool School" - jamming with a Jazz master Summer is almost over, starting Sep. 7th, every Saturday morning, from 9 AM to Noon, musician/educator Hanah Jon Taylor engages with young musicians in the art of improvisation at Cafe Coda’s Youth Jazz Expo “Cool School”. Young people ages 8 - 12 are encouraged to attend from 9 to 10:30 AM; high school musicians or older, 10:30 to Noon. Pastries and beverages are generously provided by Tim Tynan, another dedicated community educator, to complete as a memorable morning experience for all. Tuition is free but to offer financial support for this important artistic initiative, please go to 'GoFundMe" https://www.gofundme.com/youth-jazz-expo For more information about 'Cool School', please contact Hanah Jon Taylor directly at hanahvision@gmail.com. #jazzmusic #madisonjazz #coolschool #cafecoda #youngartists #youthjazzexpo #nattynation #gofundme #jazzeducation #freemusiclesson #studentjazz... See MoreSee Less

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Peoples’ Drum Circle - Weekly Free Event

Peoples’ Drum Circle - Weekly Free Event

Oct 26, 12:00pm - Oct 26, 2:00pm+21Nov 2, 12:00pm - Nov 2, 2:00pmNov 9, 12:00pm - Nov 9, 2:00pmNov 16, 12:00pm - Nov 16, 2:00pmNov 23, 12:00pm - Nov 23, 2:00pmDec 7, 12:00pm - Dec 7, 2:00pmDec 14, 12:00pm - Dec 14, 2:00pmDec 21, 12:00pm - Dec 21, 2:00pmDec 28, 12:00pm - Dec 28, 2:00pmJan 4, 12:00pm - Jan 4, 2:00pmJan 11, 12:00pm - Jan 11, 2:00pmJan 18, 12:00pm - Jan 18, 2:00pmJan 25, 12:00pm - Jan 25, 2:00pmFeb 1, 12:00pm - Feb 1, 2:00pmFeb 8, 12:00pm - Feb 8, 2:00pmFeb 15, 12:00pm - Feb 15, 2:00pmFeb 22, 12:00pm - Feb 22, 2:00pmFeb 29, 12:00pm - Feb 29, 2:00pmMar 7, 12:00pm - Mar 7, 2:00pmMar 14, 12:00pm - Mar 14, 2:00pmMar 21, 12:00pm - Mar 21, 2:00pmMar 28, 12:00pm - Mar 28, 2:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

All ages and abilities are welcome to take part in this weekly ritual of sound, vibrations, and human comradery. Bring your own drum or play one of our Djembes. Free! Donation welcome!... See MoreSee Less

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Harmonious Wail

Harmonious Wail

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Harmonious Wail are purveyors of Americana infused Gypsy Jazz that continues to take their listeners on a ride via the music of the Hot Club sounds of Paris to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta to the folk scenes across “every town” America. The Wail are sublime entertainers, great educators and they’ve mastered the art of lifting spirits. Harmonious Wail is Sims Delaney-Potthoff, a mandolin virtuoso, bandleader, vocalist and master of all things behind the curtain, Maggie Delaney-Potthoff, vocalist extraordinaire whose percussive instrument of choice is a cardboard box, but who also has a knack for exploring the musicality of almost any household object, and Jeffo Weiss, a master bassist who dazzles and mesmerizes on both upright and electric 5-string bass. Every performance is played from the heart and infused with the perfect balance of ingredients that firmly proves that music truly does make the world a better place. The Wail celebrates 10 recordings in their 30 years of existence and is currently kicking off their 4th decade recording a new CD that teams them with a group of Gypsy Jazz All-stars. Their gracious approach to music translates beautifully in any outreach program. They have honed their skills to provide excellent educational programs tailored to fit groups of varying skill and age. Popular topics have included; ”the instrumentation of Gypsy Jazz”, “how to succeed in the music biz”, and Maggie’sMethod™ “If You Can Speak You Can Sing”. Not only a touring band the ever reaching Harmonious Wail has enriched their lives working with National Public Radio by performing on multiple shows and even donating songs to use in annual fundraising campaigns. They have founded multiple charitable organizations placed music in film and recently received the 2017 Musicnotes Outstanding Musical Career Achievement Award. As stewards of the Gypsy Jazz genre, they founded and have grown the Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest over the last decade and have begun to take the show on the road as a special concert package bringing amazing musicians from around the world together and placing them in front of concert audiences throughout the US. www.wail.com www.facebook.com/harmoniouswail www.midwestgypsyswingfest.com www.facebook.com/midwestgypsyswingfest $15... See MoreSee Less

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Night Of the Improvisor w/Special Guests Chad Eby & Ariel Pocock

Night Of the Improvisor w/Special Guests Chad Eby & Ariel Pocock

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

A Newhall, Iowa native, Chad Eby is a life-long student of music. Born in 1973, he began playing clarinet at the age of 11 and began studying the saxophone a year later. He went on to study music at Luther College, completing his degree in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, then earning his master’s degree in Saxophone Performance from Ohio State University. While in Ohio he released his first album, "Triptych" (2001), gaining critical acclaim from AllAboutJazz.com and fellow saxophonists Branford Marsalis and Wessel Anderson. His second album," Broken Shadows", was released in February of 2010, featuring Steve Haines, Jason Marsalis, Doug Wamble, and Branford Marsalis. "New Business" followed in 2012, centered around a suite of original compositions based on the visual art of Trenton Doyle Hancock. His 2014 release "The Sweet Shel Suite: Music Inspired by Shel Silverstein" received a four star rating from DownBeat magazine, and featured his quartet with trumpeter Brandon Lee, bassist Steve Haines, and drummer Daniel Faust. In the fall of 2019, he is releasing "BFFs", a duo recording with world-class pianist/vocalist/composer Ariel Pocock. As a saxophonist and composer Chad has earned widespread critical acclaim as “a consummate improviser“ (Jazz Times), who “has tremendous poise and natural melodic sense“ (Ottawa Sun), and whose “tone is boundless, blues-inflected, and wholly satisfying“ (AllAboutJazz.com). Of “The Sweet Shel Suite," Downbeat Magazine said, “Even at its most whimsical and breathless, The Sweet Shel Suite never ceases to be tuneful. Even if you’ve never read Silverstein’s poetry, there’s plenty of inspired composition here to sink your teeth into. Four stars." A highly sought-after arranger, Chad’s professionally commissioned works have been performed or recorded by Bill Charlap with Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis with Willie Nelson and Norah Jones, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, the Dallas Jazz Orchestra, the L.A. All-Star Big Band, and his own group, the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra. To date, he has arranged over 140 works for big band, small jazz combos, and chamber groups. As well, he is credited with over 50 original compositions, and has won jazz composer awards from the Ohio Arts Council (2004) and the North Carolina Arts Council (2009). Chad is the director of the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program at UNC-Greensboro, where he directs Jazz Ensemble I, teaches Jazz History and applied jazz lessons, and co-leads the Spartan Jazz Collective, a septet made up of faculty and a rotating cast of students. In 2015, he was honored with the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance’s Outstanding Teaching Award. Eby is a D'Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist, a Conn-Selmer Endorsing 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. 27-year-old Ariel Pocock has received international acclaim as an equally captivating jazz pianist, vocalist, and composer. Ariel's notable performances as a headline act include the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the 2014 Jazz Cruise, the Tokyo Jazz Festival, the Quebec City International Jazz Festival, the Stanford Jazz Workshop, and many more. Ariel's original compositions and songs draw inspiration from a wide array of sources: Cuban and Brazilian folk music, the Great American Songbook, modern jazz composers such as Chick Corea and Brad Mehldau, and songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, and Paul Simon. Ariel's second album, Living in Twilight, was released worldwide on June 9th, 2017 on Justin Time Records. The album "...demonstrates levels of stylistic and emotional breadth and artistic depth that few of Pocock's peers can match" (Ottawa Gazette). Recorded in Montréal in December 2016 and produced by Matt Pierson, the record features in demand Montréal musicians Jim Doxas (drums), Adrian Vedady (bass) and special guest, New York based guitarist, Chico Pinheiro one of the leading figures in the modern Brazilian Jazz scene. The song selection is original, thoughtful and surprising. Ranging from classic American Songbook fare - Ray Noble’s The Very Thought Of You and Cole Porter’s So In Love to Chick Corea’s 500 Miles and breathtaking interpretations of Adele’s Someone Like You and Sufjan Stevens To Be Alone With You presented here as an instrumental. Other stand outs include the title track by The Weepies, Living in Twilight and the heartbreaking Kate McGarrigale penned Go Leave. Ariel’s chops as a composer/songwriter are on display with original’s Gonzalo’s Melody – and the reflective So Long. Living in Twilight spent over three weeks at #10 on the JazzWeek radio play charts, and Ariel continues to tour with her trio to promote the album. Touchstone, Ariel's debut album, features fresh and compelling takes on classic jazz standards, original compositions, and her own arrangements of singer-songwriter material. Also produced by Matt Pierson, the album features an all-star band of Julian Lage (guitar), Eric Harland (drums), Larry Grenadier (bass), and Seamus Blake (saxophone). Touchstone was released on Justin Time Records in 2015. Critical reception for the album included praise for Ariel's “true facility for…sinewy jazz piano [and] breezy, achingly plain-spoken vocal chops…” (Seattle Times). "Hers is a dynamic, slightly scorched voice that is deeply jazz-steeped. She’s as impressive at maneuvering the tricky curves of Monk and Bob Dorough as she is navigating the densely powerful storytelling of Randy Newman and Tom Waits. Pocock’s keyboard skills are just as mature, whether exploring the pastoral calm of Keith Jarrett’s “Country” or anchoring her own “Barrel Roll,” seven minutes of chameleonic dynamism...Touchstone is an album of equals, of profound mutual respect, of generously shared spotlights." (Jazz Times) Currently based in Durham, North Carolina, Ariel is a 2015 graduate of the University of Miami's Frost School of Music. In addition to performing, Ariel enjoys working with young musicians. She is an adjunct jazz piano professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has also worked as a Stanford Jazz Workshop Mentor Fellow, and as an instructor at the Northeast Jazz and Recording Camp at Salem State University. Chad Eby - Conn-Selmer & D'Addario Woodwinds Performing Artist Director, Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program: www.chadeby.bandcamp.com - to stream or download mp3s, or order CDs Artistic Director, Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra www.ptjazzorchestra.com www.facebook.com/ptjojazz Chad's website - www.chadebymusic.com Ariel's website - www.arielpocock.com $10... See MoreSee Less

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A Dexter Gordon Tribute Concert with Maxine Gordon

A Dexter Gordon Tribute Concert with Maxine Gordon

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Dexter Gordon Tribute Concert feat. Hanah Jon Taylor, Sharel Cassity, Eric Koppa & the UW Jazz Faculty Trio The week-long Madison residency by jazz scholar Maxine Gordon, widow and manager of the late legendary saxophonist Dexter Gordon, wraps up with an extraordinary concert of music from Dexters repertoire in the intimate setting of Madisons only fully-dedicated jazz club, Café CODA. UW Jazz Studies Director Johannes Wallmann will serve as Music Director for this special concert, leading a band of three outstanding saxophonists backed by a rhythm section of jazz faculty members from University of Wisconsin - Madison Mead Witter School of Music: Hanah Jon Taylor, saxophone Sharel Cassity, saxophone Eric Koppa, saxophone Johannes Wallmann, piano Nick Moran, bass Matthew Charles Endres, drums The performances will include a mix of quartets, quintets, and sextets, with one or more of our featured saxophonists accompanied on each tune by the rhythm section of Johannes, Nick and Matt. Maxine Gordon will also be on hand to greet fans, sell and sign her new book, Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon, which has received glowing reviews, e.g., from the New York Times, and won the 2019 "Book of the Year" award this past May from the national Jazz Journalists Association. Tickets are $15 in advance online and $20 at the door. $10 student tickets with valid student ID. https://dextergordon.bpt.me/ Poster by B-Side ABOUT THE PERFORMERS Hanah Jon Taylor. Madison has been fortunate to have internationally-recognized woodwind player and Café CODA owner Hanah Jon Taylor living and working among us for the past 25 years. Recent winner of the Career Achievement Award from the Madison Area Music Association (MAMA), Hanah has been a long-time member of the pioneering Chicago-based Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). He has performed worldwide with musicians ranging from Nina Simone, Roscoe Mitchell, Steve McCall, and many of the AACMs leading lights, to Woodstock-famous singer-songwriter Richie Havens. Besides developing Café CODA, Hanah's many contributions to our community include his Madison Center for the Creative and Cultural Arts, which offered concerts and multi-arts classes, and his production of Freedom Fest which included performances by the likes of Archie Shepp, Sonny Fortune, Richard Davis, Cecil McBee, Edward Wilkerson, Dee Alexander, Corey Wilkes and Roscoe Mitchell. Hanah currently serves on the Overture Center Foundation board of directors. Sharel Cassity. Currently a visiting faculty member in UW-Madisons Jazz Studies program, where she leads the Jazz Composers Ensemble, Sharel Cassity was voted among the worlds top five rising star alto saxophonists in Downbeat magazine's 2018 Critic's Poll, marking her 9th straight year of recognition in the poll. Sharel is a regular member of the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience, Nicholas Paytons TSO, Cyrus Chestnuts Brubeck Quartet and the Jimmy Heath Big Band, and was lead alto in the Diva Jazz Orchestra from 2007-14. She has toured 24 countries and performed at leading venues like the Newport Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and the North Sea Jazz Festival. After 16 years living and working in New York City with the worlds top jazz musicians, Sharel is now a member of the storied Chicago jazz scene. Her latest album, and fourth as a leader, is Evolve, a jazz mix-genre project featuring a collection of originals as well as reimagined compositions by Alicia Keys and Bjork. Eric Koppa. Now living and working in Oshkosh, where hes a leader in the Fox Valleys jazz scene, saxophonist Eric Koppa returns for this all-too-rare Madison concert appearance. Eric performed with several of our communitys top jazz ensembles during his years in Madison and, through a special relationship with legendary alto saxophonist Richie Cole, led Madisons Alto Madness Jazz Orchestra, which performed from a book of over 200 of Richies compositions and big band arrangements. Before moving to Madison, Eric toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, performed with jazz stars like saxophonists James Carter and Bob Berg, trombonist Bill Watrous, trumpeter Marvin Stamm, and pianist Kenny Werner. He was also an active member of Chicagos jazz community in the early 2000s, where he recorded his debut album, Evolution: The Calling, with a septet that included bassist Matt Ulery. Johannes Wallmann. A celebrated pianist and composer, Johannes has been a leading force in Greater Madisons jazz community since arriving here in 2012 to direct the UWs new Jazz Studies program. Over the past 8+ years, Johannes has performed with the finest local and touring musicians while directing several student ensembles, hosting residencies by the likes of trumpeters Marquis Hill and Brian Lynch, and serving on the board of the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium. Johannes has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has recorded 8 critically-acclaimed albums as a leader, including 4 that were recorded during his Madison years. His most recent releases (2018) are Day and Night and Love Wins. Among the most experienced jazz educators of his generation, Johannes spent 12 years in New York City performing and teaching (at New York University and the New School). He went on to build a strong jazz program from scratch at California State Universitys East Bay campus while being an active performer on the San Francisco Bay Areas jazz scene for 5 years. Nick Moran. A prolific bassist on electric and double bass, Madison native Nick Moran performs a diverse array of musical genres including Jazz, Afro Latin, Hip Hop, Reggae, Funk, and more. He has been a leader/member of prominent local bands including Golpe Tierra, the New Breed, Phat Phunktion, the Acoplados Latin Jazz Project, El Clan Destino, Dumate, Tani Diakite & the Afrofunkstars, and Madisalsa. Nick has toured internationally, most recently to India with Golpe Tierra and to Cuba as part of the Madison-Camaguey Cultural Exchange, and performed with world-renowned musicians like David Fathead Newman, Clyde Stubblefield, Ben Sidran, Roberto Vizcaino Guillot, and DJ Kool Herc. Pioneering producer of several Greater Madison Jazz Consortium programs (Strollin jazz festivals, InDIGenous JAZZ concert series, and Artistic Development Program), Nick also serves as an instructor at UW-Madisons Jazz Studies Program, teaching bass with individual students and directing two student bands: the Afro-Cuban Jazz and Jazz Standards Ensembles. Matt Endres. Adjunct Professor of Jazz Drums and Jazz History at UW-Madisons Mead Witter School of Music since 2017, Sauk City native Matt Endres has fast become one of the most in-demand drummers on Greater Madisons jazz scene. Before arriving on campus in Fall 2017, Matt performed extensively as a bandleader and sideman in national and international venues, and is the drummer for the Downbeat award-winning ensemble, Old Style Sextet. He has worked with such stellar jazz artists as saxophonists Chris Potter and Charles McPherson, trumpeters Doc Severinsen, Ron Bridgewater and Tito Carrillo, and bassists Rufus Reid and Chris Brubeck among many others. ---------------------------------------------------------------- The Dexter Gordon Tribute Concert is presented by the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium, with support from the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, WORT-FM, and a generous local group individual jazz lovers.... See MoreSee Less

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Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz

Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz

Nov 2, 8:00pm - Nov 2, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

The Tony Castaneda Latin Jazz Band has been entertaining audiences throughout the midwest since 1998. Winner of 14 Isthmus Madison Favorite Jazz Band annual awards including for the year 2016. The band has opened for legendary latin jazz artists such as Poncho Sanchez, John Santos, Giovanni Hidalgo, John Benitez among others. Tony C Latin Jazz Band $15 (Students $10 with valid student ID)... See MoreSee Less

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The Bridge #2.2.

The Bridge #2.2.

Nov 4, 7:00pm - Nov 4, 10:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

The Bridge #2.2 Mai Sugimoto – alto saxophone Raymond Boni – guitar Anton Hatwich – double bass Paul Rogers – double bass Jazz – owing to its particular history – has always been an unmatched medium that allowed the sounds and music of different worlds to express themselves with passion and singularity, shaped by a musical art dedicated to collective invention and reinvention. Jazz was the original “world music,” long before this label became widespread. The Bridge intends to form such a network for exchange, production, and diffusion, to build a transatlantic bridge that will be crossed on a regular basis by French and American musicians as part of collaborative projects. And, in addition to the scheduled projects, encourage meetings and relationships between creative musicians and perpetuate them. In other words: to give them the times and spaces to join and rejoin on both sides of the ocean and to deepen their exchanges. “The Bridge #2.2 –experimental residencies at the University of Chicago and tour has been made possible through the Jazz & New Music, a program of FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States" Admission $20... See MoreSee Less

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Miles McConnell Solo Classical Guitar

Miles McConnell Solo Classical Guitar

Nov 5, 7:00pm - Nov 5, 9:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Madison-based classical guitarist Miles McConnell is active as a soloist and as a member of the guitar duo Red and Black with Gabor Szarvas. Miles’ music has taken him to Spain, the U.K., and around the U.S. His repertoire is diverse and reflects his musical interests and his travels. A typical solo performance by Miles will often feature Latin and Spanish music including some flamenco, Celtic music, arrangements of popular songs, music of Japan, and traditional Western classical repertoire. Miles’ recording of Bach, Copland, Falla, and Gershwin is entitled ‘S Wonderful', and is available as a CD and online through various digital platforms. Miles holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. For more information, please visit www.milesmcconnell.com. $5 (please pay at the bar)... See MoreSee Less

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Bright Moments featuring Eric Del Los Santos

Bright Moments featuring Eric Del Los Santos

Nov 8, 5:00pm - Nov 8, 7:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

'Bright Moments' brings Eric De Los Santos, who is a Madison based full-time busker. Originally from San Antonio, Eric moved to Wisconsin in December of ‘98. After bouncing around southeastern WI, he settled in Madison in 2014. Ever since he started 6th grade band, mallet percussion has always been his specialty. Eric did the Packers Drumline for 10 seasons ‘09-‘18 Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps ‘97-‘99 Instructed high school front ensemble for countless high schools from ‘98-‘17 (‘00-‘17 in Wisconsin) Milwaukee Bucks Drumline from ‘10-‘13 No cover! Drink specials!... See MoreSee Less

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Gustavo Cortiñas Snapshot

Gustavo Cortiñas Snapshot

Nov 9, 8:00pm - Nov 9, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

project: Desafio Candente - music inspired by Eduardo Galeano's work in The Open Veins of latin America. Project is possible due to a grant by FONCA, the Mexican National Endowment for the Arts website: www.gustavocortinasmusic.com trumpet - Drew Hansen tenor sax - Artie Black trombone - Euan Edmonds piano - Javier Resendiz upright bass - Kitt Lyles drums and percussion - Gustavo Cortiñas Gustavo Cortiñas – Drummer, Composer and Educator A graduate of Loyola University New Orleans (BM Jazz, Minor in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, 2011), and Northwestern University (MM Jazz, 2013), Gustavo Cortiñas has developed a successful career in the US for over a decade, leading and accompanying ensembles in renowned stages and festivals in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. “Cortiñas' music is uplifting, robust, melodic, and gets your body moving; it's an exciting blend of the artist's musical influences from jazz and Latin American, including his native Mexico" (DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE). This can be heard on his records as a leader, "Snapshot" (2013), "a Smörgåsbord of the moods and nuances that make up the human experience... an idiosyncratic album that intrinsically fuses the personal to the universal" (Lissette Corsa, Jazziz Magazine); and "ESSE" (Origin Arts 2017): "With the cohesive and captivating Esse, Cortiñas has created superb work that balances refreshingly inventive ideas with high-caliber musicianship. This exquisite and continuously gripping record is a testament to Cortiñas’ triple threat of skills as dynamic performer, agile bandleader and brilliant composer." (Hrayr Attarian, Chicago Jazz Magazine). During his time in Chicago, Gustavo has become one of the most sought out drummers, performing and recording with Kitt Lyles' Real Talk, Erik Skov's Liminality, Imagery Converter, Emily Kuhn's Helios, Roy McGrath Quaret, and the Carla Campopiano Trio, among other ensembles. Cortiñas is a member of the Chicago Jazz Composer's Collective, performing regularly for their monthly residency at Chicago's very own Green Mill. Currently, with a grant from the Mexican National Endowment of the Arts (FONCA), Gustavo is working on his third and most ambitious project as a leader: a musical journey which traces through thirteen compositions, the poetic and tragic history set by Eduardo Galeano in his book: "The Open Veins of Latin America". $20... See MoreSee Less

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Caroline Davis & Robert Clearfield

Caroline Davis & Robert Clearfield

Nov 10, 7:00pm - Nov 10, 10:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Saxophonist Caroline Davis recently returned with her new album, Alula, via New Amsterdam Records’. The 11-track record follows last years Heart Tonic album and finds Davis dabbling in electro-acoustics working alongside keyboard wizard Matt Mitchell and Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier. Watch the Davy Lazar directed video for ‘Wingbeat’, the vibrant and energetic preview track for the album. For more info: http://robclearfield.com http://www.carolinedavis.org https://youtu.be/B6LzmNIRjBo https://youtu.be/qoygqLh0o20 Caroline Davis - alto saxophone Rob Clearfield - piano Sam Weber - bass Jay Sawyer - drums Admission: $20... See MoreSee Less

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Funky Mondays!

Funky Mondays!

Nov 11, 5:00pm - Nov 11, 8:00pm+51Nov 18, 5:00pm - Nov 18, 8:00pmNov 25, 5:00pm - Nov 25, 8:00pmDec 2, 5:00pm - Dec 2, 8:00pmDec 9, 5:00pm - Dec 9, 8:00pmDec 16, 5:00pm - Dec 16, 8:00pmDec 23, 5:00pm - Dec 23, 8:00pmDec 30, 5:00pm - Dec 30, 8:00pmJan 6, 5:00pm - Jan 6, 8:00pmJan 13, 5:00pm - Jan 13, 8:00pmJan 20, 5:00pm - Jan 20, 8:00pmJan 27, 5:00pm - Jan 27, 8:00pmFeb 3, 5:00pm - Feb 3, 8:00pmFeb 10, 5:00pm - Feb 10, 8:00pmFeb 17, 5:00pm - Feb 17, 8:00pmFeb 24, 5:00pm - Feb 24, 8:00pmMar 2, 5:00pm - Mar 2, 8:00pmMar 9, 5:00pm - Mar 9, 8:00pmMar 16, 5:00pm - Mar 16, 8:00pmMar 23, 5:00pm - Mar 23, 8:00pmMar 30, 5:00pm - Mar 30, 8:00pmApr 6, 5:00pm - Apr 6, 8:00pmApr 13, 5:00pm - Apr 13, 8:00pmApr 20, 5:00pm - Apr 20, 8:00pmApr 27, 5:00pm - Apr 27, 8:00pmMay 4, 5:00pm - May 4, 8:00pmMay 11, 5:00pm - May 11, 8:00pmMay 18, 5:00pm - May 18, 8:00pmMay 25, 5:00pm - May 25, 8:00pmJun 1, 5:00pm - Jun 1, 8:00pmJun 8, 5:00pm - Jun 8, 8:00pmJun 15, 5:00pm - Jun 15, 8:00pmJun 22, 5:00pm - Jun 22, 8:00pmJun 29, 5:00pm - Jun 29, 8:00pmJul 6, 5:00pm - Jul 6, 8:00pmJul 13, 5:00pm - Jul 13, 8:00pmJul 20, 5:00pm - Jul 20, 8:00pmJul 27, 5:00pm - Jul 27, 8:00pmAug 3, 5:00pm - Aug 3, 8:00pmAug 10, 5:00pm - Aug 10, 8:00pmAug 17, 5:00pm - Aug 17, 8:00pmAug 24, 5:00pm - Aug 24, 8:00pmAug 31, 5:00pm - Aug 31, 8:00pmSep 7, 5:00pm - Sep 7, 8:00pmSep 14, 5:00pm - Sep 14, 8:00pmSep 21, 5:00pm - Sep 21, 8:00pmSep 28, 5:00pm - Sep 28, 8:00pmOct 5, 5:00pm - Oct 5, 8:00pmOct 12, 5:00pm - Oct 12, 8:00pmOct 19, 5:00pm - Oct 19, 8:00pmOct 26, 5:00pm - Oct 26, 8:00pmNov 2, 5:00pm - Nov 2, 8:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Weekly show featuring drummer Joey B. Banks, Chris Clemente on bass, and Todd Phipps on B3 organ. Special guest Pops Fletcher and many others each week. This weekly show was started by the "Funky Drummer" Clyde Stubblefield in the mid-80s. In an effort to keep the spirit and legacy of Clyde Stubblefield alive in the Madison music community we perform some of Clyde's favorite Funky Monday tunes with a few of our own favorites mixed in.... See MoreSee Less

36 interested
Ray Rideout Quartet

Ray Rideout Quartet

Nov 15, 5:00pm - Nov 15, 7:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Coda "Bright Moments" presents: The Ray Rideout Jazz Quartet plays post-bop jazz, including compositions by Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Oliver Nelson and John Coltrane, as well as standards from the “Great American Songbook” by Cole Porter, Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers and others. Ray Rideout, alto & soprano saxophones Paul Hastil, Fender Rhodes piano Sam Winternheimer, bass Sam Belton, drums No cover charge. Drink specials!... See MoreSee Less

3 interested
Jeb Bishop Group Sponsored by BlueStem Jazz

Jeb Bishop Group Sponsored by BlueStem Jazz

Nov 15, 8:00pm - Nov 15, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

"This new quartet debuted in the spring of 2019 with a series of concerts in the Northeast. The band features the great Dutch sound poet and improvisor Jaap Blonk, trombone virtuoso Jeb Bishop, and the versatile and powerful "rhythm section" of Damon Smith and Weasel Walter. Jaap Blonk is unique for his powerful stage presence and playful freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. The frenetically prolific bandleader/composer/multiinstrumentalist Weasel Walter summons myriad timbres from a (mostly) conventional drum kit, while also bringing a strong performative element to the proceedings. Jeb Bishop is an extraordinary improviser, composer, and simply one of the finest living trombonists, and has been a major voice in improvised music for more than 20 years. Tireless organizer and Balance Point Acoustics label head Damon Smith expands both the sound world of the double bass and the roles it can play in an ensemble. What happens or doesn't with this quartet is anyone's guess. The performances so far have run a gamut from delicate chamber textures to all-out electronic meltdowns." $15... See MoreSee Less

17 interested  ·  4 going
Alex Mercado Trio

Alex Mercado Trio

Nov 16, 8:00pm - Nov 16, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

A pianist with astounding technique and boundless imagination, Alex Mercado is acclaimed for his ability to write striking compositions and create vibrant sonic landscapes that have resonated with critics and audiences alike in his native Mexico. On Symbiosis, his second trio recording after 2012’s The Watcher, Mercado takes us on a journey through a vibrant musical world full of engaging melodies and the dynamic improvisations that typify the finest in contemporary modern jazz. Featuring Antonio Sanchez & Scott Colley, and being selected as one of Downbeat Magazine Editors’ Picks for 2014, the album will introduce jazz aficionados outside Mexico to a virtuoso instrumentalist without peer in his homeland where he is the “1st Call” pianist of choice for Magos Herrera, Sachal Vasandani, Bryan Lynch, Camila Meza and other visiting artists. Mercado’s career highlights to date include being commissioned in 2010 to arrange and perform as the featured soloist in the orchestral opening to Sir Elton John’s concert at Chichen Itza with the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra; participating in 2011 as an arranger/composer on singer Magos Herrera’s album Mexico Azul, recorded in NYC with John Patitucci, Adam Rogers, Tim Hagans and Luis Perdomo; and being chosen in 2012 by the Mexican government to inaugurate with a solo piano concert the iconic City Of The Books, one of Mexico City’s most important and historic landmarks. Alex Mercado $20... See MoreSee Less

13 interested  ·  3 going
Happy Feet @ Cafe CODA

Happy Feet @ Cafe CODA

Nov 22, 5:00pm - Nov 22, 7:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

We are very excited to announce that we will be playing at Cafe CODA on November 22nd! We will be playing a set made up of mostly, if not all, originals so make sure you clear your schedule and come on out!... See MoreSee Less

48 interested  ·  4 going
Rebulú Latin Jazz

Rebulú Latin Jazz

Nov 22, 8:00pm - Nov 22, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Rebulú is a band in the mold of a classic Cuban conjunto with a twist. It's sound is a deft, tight, soulful blend of Cuban, Puerto Rican, and African diaspora grooves topped with powerful lead and harmony vocals. Rebulu's repertoire includes classics of the genre as well as originals that bring in elements of pop and rock. Formed in early 2019, the group has already garnered an impressive buzz in the Madison salsa scene, and is guaranteed to keep the dance floor hoppin'. Cover $15 (Students $10 with valid student ID)... See MoreSee Less

21 interested  ·  1 going
Johannes Wallmann Quartet, feat. Peter Dominguez

Johannes Wallmann Quartet, feat. Peter Dominguez

Nov 23, 8:00pm - Nov 23, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Mitch Shiner, vibraphone Johannes Wallmann, piano Peter Dominguez, bass Devin Drobka, drums $15 (Students $10 with valid student ID)... See MoreSee Less

6 interested  ·  2 going
Rodrigo Villanueva Jazz Trio featuring Mark Davis

Rodrigo Villanueva Jazz Trio featuring Mark Davis

Nov 30, 8:00pm - Nov 30, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Rodrigo Villanueva Jazz Trio - The Milwaukee Connection, featuring two of the finest musicians in Milwaukee: Mark Davis on piano and Clay Schaub on bass. Performing original music by Rodrigo, as well as pop and jazz standards. Bio: Rodrigo Villanueva Conroy Northern Illinois University (NIU) Professor of Jazz Studies www.rodrigovillanueva.com $15 (Students $15 with valid student ID)... 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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CONTACT

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