UPCOMING SHOWS

The Anders Svanoe Trio

The Anders Svanoe Trio

Sep 21, 8:00pm - Sep 21, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson St.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Anders Svanoe - baritone saxophone
John Christensen - bass
Rodrigo Villanueva Conroy - drums

“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

www.anderssvanoemusic.com

$10 Cover
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46 interested  ·  6 going
Peoples Drum Circle

People's Drum Circle

Sep 22, 12:00pm - Oct 13, 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 limited number of Djembes.
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11 interested
Young Players Jazz Experience

Young Players Jazz Experience

Sep 22, 3:00pm - Oct 13, 5:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson St.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Young players from the Madison area are encouraged to meet and session with others aspiring to learn and experience the art of jazz. Each week a rotating cadre of professionals stop in to engage with participants on all instruments and varied styles.... See MoreSee Less

17 interested
The Ari Brown Quartet- A Tribute to John Coltrane

The Ari Brown Quartet- A Tribute to John Coltrane

Sep 22, 7:00pm - Sep 22, 11:30pm

Cafe Coda
1224 Williamson Street
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Ari Brown, saxophone extraordinaire and long time music educator brings his Quartet to Cafe CODA for a John Coltrane Tribute performance.

Two shows, 7pm and 9:30, with Reserved Seating and General Admission available.
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69 interested
Alex Mercado Trio

Alex Mercado Trio

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson St.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

“Pianist Alex Mercado is one of the finest jazz musicians that Mexico has produced”

Featuring-
Alex Mercado on Piano
Bob DeBoo on Bass
Rodrigo Villanueva on Drums

About the musicians-
Alex Mercado: 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 and internationally. On his fourth album and latest release Paisajes (2017) after Refraction (2016) Symbiosis (2014) and 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.
Alex Mercado, a Yamaha artist, has recorded and performed with Antonio Sánchez, Scott Colley, Bryan Lynch, Sachal Vasandani, Eric Alexander. Magos Herrera, Camila Meza, Luca Santaniello, Emanuele Cisi among other and has toured extensively in Europe, Asia, and his native Mexico.

Bob DeBoo: Based in Saint Louis, Missouri, bassist Bob DeBoo has played for audiences all over the country for the last twenty years. He has worked with many notable jazz artists including Matt Wilson, Ronnie Burrage, Seamus Blake, Peter Martin, Montez Coleman, Terrance Blanchard, Marquis Hill, Byron Stripling, Tony Desare, Christopher McBride, Houston Person, and many more. He is also active in jazz education as a teaching artist with JazzSTL's 'JazzU' program, and Peter Martin's 'Open Studio Network.'

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 many 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 and Latin Pop singers: Lucero, Shaila Durcal and Alejandro Fernandez. 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, Liam Teague’s Panoramic, Alex Mercado and Anders Svanoe.

www.alejandromercado.com/

18+
$10 cover
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The John Christensen Quartet

The John Christensen Quartet

Sep 28, 8:00pm - Sep 28, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson St.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Longtime Madison bassist and composer John Christensen took his time to release his debut album, but the wait makes the fruit of this labor all the more enjoyable as his quartet traverse diverse musical terrain that sound not quite like anything else and yet somehow familiar.

John Christensen (b), Devin Drobka (d), Tony Barba (ts), Dave Miller (g)
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132 interested  ·  13 going
Gerri DiMaggio World Jazz Unit

Gerri DiMaggio World Jazz Unit

Sep 29, 8:00pm - Sep 29, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson St.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

With the sound of a night club singer right out of a 1940's film noir, Gerri DiMaggio evokes romantic nostalgia with a modern edge. Her expressive singing, warm earthiness, and emotional insight, prove that she is a true believer in the power of storytelling.

Her show is a sultry mix of songs from the American Songbook with a modern edge, to Brazilian Jazz with a seductive sound that invites the audience into her own creative and colorful world.

“Listeners don’t miss a word she sings. DiMaggio is capable of subtle vocal shading; she has a way of holding a note, taking it on a dip and a slide, then letting it settle into a warm purr. “ Isthmus Newspaper

Featuring-
Bob Pesselman, Guitar
Paul Hastil, Piano
Matt Heredia, Bass
Todd Hammes, Percussion

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Beats for Education 6 Fundraiser

Beats for Education 6 Fundraiser

Oct 5, 6:00pm - Oct 21, 12:00am

Two nights, two locations! See description.

Beats for Education is an annual fundraiser for the Fansiga Village School in Guinea, West Africa, organized by griot and master drummer Mandjou Mara.

This year it will be a two-night community celebration of music and dance from West Africa and the diaspora.

FAMILY NIGHT – BADGER ROCK NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5
6 p.m.–9 p.m.
$5–10 suggested donation, free for children under 12
Food by Kipp’s Kitchen available for purchase: baked chicken, BBQ rib tips, mac and cheese, vegetarian greens, candied yams, and cornbread.
Silent auction from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The fun and irresistibly danceable evening showcases traditional and contemporary music and dance from West Africa and Brazil, with community group drumming and dancing and professional performances by Limanya Drum and Dance Ensemble, Drum Power Advanced Group, Atimevu and Mami Wata.

BAND NIGHT – CAFE CODA
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
8 p.m. to midnight
$10 suggested minimum donation

Featuring: Mandjou Mara & Kikeh Mato, Los Chechos and Tani Diakite

The Beats for Education fundraiser is organized by Mandjou Mara and Maya Kadakia of Limanya Drum and Dance Ensemble. Mandjou Mara is a master drummer and griot from Guinea who now lives and teaches in Madison.
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70 interested
Stray Passage

Stray Passage

Oct 5, 8:00pm - Oct 5, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson St.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Contemporary Jazz Featuring Brennan Connors

18+ show

6 interested  ·  1 going
Kahil Elzabar & David Murray Duo

Kahil Elzabar & David Murray Duo

Oct 6, 8:00pm - Oct 6, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson St.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Avant-garde Jazz

18+ show

41 interested  ·  2 going
The Dave Stoler Trio

The Dave Stoler Trio

Oct 12, 8:00pm - Oct 12, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson St.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Dave Stoler Trio- A Madison favorite!

Chris Nolte bass
Dave Bayles drums

photo by Dan Kazinski


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43 interested  ·  3 going
Lo Marie Album Release Party

Lo Marie Album Release Party

Oct 19, 7:30pm - Oct 19, 9:30pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson St.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

www.lomariemusic.com/

*Friends: This is the only time the album will be available until mid-2019. Afterwards, the songs will be released online as a series of singles, and the album will finally be available after all tracks are released individually.

Lo Marie
Conrad St. Clair, bass
Andrew Traverse, keys and trumpet
Joey Banks, drums
Daniel Dharam, guitar

The Hunt Quartet:
Ava Shadmani, violin
Alex Chambers-Ozasky, cello
Fábio Saggin, viola
Paula Su, violin

Tickets: $10 @ the door!

Parking:
DM me if you're worried about parking! My BEAUTIFUL mother will be running a shuttle service :)
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95 interested  ·  16 going
Beats for Education 2018

Beats for Education 2018

Oct 20, 8:00pm - Oct 20, 11:30pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson St.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Beats for Education is an annual fundraiser for the Fansiga Village School in Guinea, West Africa, organized by Griot and Master Drummer Mandjou Mara. This year it will be a two-night community celebration of music and dance from West Africa and the diaspora.

Featuring:
Mandjou Mara & Kikeh Mato
Los Chechos
Tani Diakite

The fundraiser is organized by Mandjou Mara and Maya Kadakia of Limanya Drum and Dance Ensemble. Mandjou Mara is a master drummer and griot from Guinea who now lives and teaches in Madison.

$10 suggested minimum donation
18+
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25 interested  ·  5 going

FEATURED COCKTAILS

Coda n' Soda


Broker’s Gin, Ginger, Raspberry, Lime, Served Long, Topped With Seltzer.$12

The Vera Cruz


Pineapple Infused Banhez Joven Mezcal, Maraska Maraschino Liqueur, Toasted Coconut, Salt, Lime.$12

Cafe Coda Champagne Cocktail


Sparkling Wine Served With Rishi Matcha Ginger Buzz, Orange Bitters, And A Sugar Cube.$12

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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

1224 Williamson St. Madison, Wisconsin 53703(608) 630-9089