UPCOMING SHOWS

Night Of The Improviser Feat. Hanah Jon Taylor

Night Of The Improviser Feat. Hanah Jon Taylor

Mar 21, 8:00pm - Mar 21, 11:00pm+1Mar 28, 8:00pm - Mar 28, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Saxophone/Flutist Hanah Jon Taylor, bassist John Christensen and drummer Matt Endres host this evening of spontaneous compositions. Musicians will be invited to ‘session’ with iconic featured guests. No Fake Books please. 8pm to 11pm Doors open at 5pm Cover 8pm $10 Featured Artists: 1.24.19 John Mesoloras, Bass 1.31.19 John Shaffer, Bass 2.7.19 Alex Wang (Chicago) 2.14.19 SPECIAL VALENTINES SHOW: Josh Catania & Nick Zielinski... See MoreSee Less

69 interested
Bad Philosopher Live at Cafe Coda - Spring has Arrived!

Bad Philosopher Live at Cafe Coda - Spring has Arrived!

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Bad Philosopher will be performing live at Cafe Coda from 5:00PM-7:00PM on Friday March.22nd FREE COVER - Suggested donation of $10.00 per seat Bad Philosopher is an electric jazz trio based out of Madison, WI whose performance consists of original compositions fusing elements of both classical, pop, funk and jazz music with extended improvisations. The unorthodox background and approach of each member makes this trio unique. Multi-award winning 6-string electric bassist Josh Cohen uses tapping techniques to fulfill the role of both bass player and guitarist in one instrument, creating polyphonic textures that seamlessly interweave their compositions. The three-time concerto award winning pianist/keyboardist Jason Kutz, known for his ability to traverse both classical and jazz styles, employs his virtuosic technique and highly developed musical sensibilities to add rich layers of chordal harmony and melodic content. Finally, drummer Chris Di Bernardo, armed with an in-depth knowledge of jazz and popular music and road tested experience with the critically acclaimed Madison reggae band Natty Nation, provides an infectious rhythmic underpinning, supporting the band while serving up a plethora of diverse percussive improvisations connecting the music to its African roots. Having formed less than one year ago, Bad Philosopher is already performing regularly and will begin recording their debut album in the summer of 2019. See you there!... See MoreSee Less

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Bright Moments: Live Music with Lively Spirits

Bright Moments: Live Music with Lively Spirits

Mar 22, 5:00pm - Mar 22, 7:00pm+4Mar 29, 5:00pm - Mar 29, 7:00pmApr 5, 5:00pm - Apr 5, 7:00pmApr 12, 5:00pm - Apr 12, 7:00pmApr 19, 5:00pm - Apr 19, 7:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Join us for live music and drink specials every Friday, 5 to 7 pm for the happiest hours of your day. Bright Moments Live Music Schedule is as follows:* 1.11.19 Rubin Marquez 1.18.19 Bill Roberts Quartet 1.25.19 Rubin Marquez and the Bad Hombres 2.1.19 John Mesoloras 2.8.19 Executive Tea Set 2.15.19 Blue Cheese 2.22.19 Gerri DiMaggio 3.15.19 Groove Busters 3.22.19 Bad Philosopher 3.29.19 Bill Roberts Combo 4.5.19 Lily Finnegan Trio No Cover. Family Friendly. We are a live music venue, and as such do not offer food. We welcome you to order from one of our fabulous neighbors here on Willy Street, or bring your own! For Bright Moments Book inquiries please send social media links, current sound or video links, and bio to dsterud.junior@gmail.com... See MoreSee Less

47 interested
Samba Novistas

Samba Novistas

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Soul Samba with Ana Paula Venancio (vocals, percussion); Jeff Alexander (guitar, percussions); Brennan Connors (saxophone, percussion); Jacob Bicknase (percussion); Kevin Knapp (Bass); Chris Desinger (cavaquinho)... See MoreSee Less

144 interested  ·  17 going
Youth Jazz Expo

Youth Jazz Expo

Mar 23, 9:00am - Mar 23, 12:00pm+2Mar 30, 9:00am - Mar 30, 12:00pmApr 6, 9:00am - Apr 6, 12:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Every Saturday morning Madison area youth are invited to join together, with Hanah Jon Taylor, to practice, improv, and receive jazz instruction. There is no charge. No alcohol is served at this time. 9 am to 10 am RAISINS (8 year to 12 year olds) 10 am to 12 am Young Players (ages 13+)... See MoreSee Less

17 interested
Maggie Brown’s Legacy Project

Maggie Brown’s Legacy Project

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Singer, storyteller and cultural artist Maggie Brown brings her sound and vision to Cafe Coda. “I am a vocalist, music producer, and also a storyteller. I consider myself a concerned cultural artist, intentionally seeking to influence my audience, using the transformative and unifying power of words and music. It is my intention to inspire a greater sense of responsibility for the positive outcome of our future.” — Maggie Brown... See MoreSee Less

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Funky Mondays at Cafe Coda

Funky Mondays at Cafe Coda

Mar 25, 7:00pm - Mar 25, 10:00pm+13Apr 1, 7:00pm - Apr 1, 10:00pmApr 8, 7:00pm - Apr 8, 10:00pmApr 15, 7:00pm - Apr 15, 10:00pmApr 22, 7:00pm - Apr 22, 10:00pmApr 29, 7:00pm - Apr 29, 10:00pmMay 6, 7:00pm - May 6, 10:00pmMay 13, 7:00pm - May 13, 10:00pmMay 20, 7:00pm - May 20, 10:00pmMay 27, 7:00pm - May 27, 10:00pmJun 3, 7:00pm - Jun 3, 10:00pmJun 10, 7:00pm - Jun 10, 10:00pmJun 17, 7:00pm - Jun 17, 10:00pmJun 24, 7:00pm - Jun 24, 10:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Weekly show featuring two-time Grammy-nominated drummer Joey B. Banks, Chris Clemente-Bass and Hammond B3 artist Todd Phipps. 7pm $ 5... See MoreSee Less

39 interested
Funky Monday

Funky Monday

Mar 25, 7:00pm - Mar 25, 10:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Funky Monday - New Cafe Coda weekly event featuring The JB3s - Joey B Banks (drums), Chris Clemente (bass), Todd Phipps (B3 organ). 8 pm. $ 5 at the door... See MoreSee Less

48 interested  ·  1 going
Atimevu Drum & Dance Group at Cafe Coda

Atimevu Drum & Dance Group at Cafe Coda

Mar 29, 8:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Based in Madison, Atimevu Drum and Dance Group plays traditional music from Ghana, West Africa. 8 pm $ 10. Presale tickets available @ Eventbrite.com... See MoreSee Less

59 interested  ·  2 going
Janet Evra Quartet at Cafe Coda!

Janet Evra Quartet at Cafe Coda!

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

The Janet Evra Quartet will perform at Café Coda, blending bossa nova and samba standards with original music in the style. www.janetevra.com... See MoreSee Less

134 interested  ·  11 going
Funky Monday

Funky Monday

Apr 1, 7:00pm - Apr 1, 10:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Funky Monday - New Cafe Coda weekly event featuring The JB3s - Joey B Banks (drums), Chris Clemente (bass), Todd Phipps (B3 organ). 8 pm. $ 5 at the door... See MoreSee Less

6 interested
Makaya McCraven at Cafe Coda

Makaya McCraven at Cafe Coda

Apr 4, 8:00pm - Apr 4, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

World-class percussionist Makaya McCraven will perform at Cafe Coda on Thursday, April 4, 2019. 8 pm $ 20 Pre-sale tickets available on Eventbrite.com "Makaya McCraven is a beat scientist. The cutting edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is a multi-talented force whose inventive process & intuitive style of performance defy categorization."" "Called “a sound visionary” (jazzinchicago.org) who is “not your everyday jazz drummer” (thewordisbond.com), McCraven brilliantly moves between genres and pushes the boundaries of jazz and rhythm to create forms of his own." “You are listening to one incredible musician. His style and sound is unique, a heady, skillful, sophisticated and boldly uncompromising mix of jazz and hip hop…” (UK Vibe) His breakthrough album In the Moment was released with International Anthem Recording Co. (IARC) in January of 2015 and quickly named “Album of the Week” on BBC 6 Radio by influential DJ Gilles Peterson. By the end of the year it was a “Best of 2015” selection for Los Angeles Times, Pop Matters, NPR Music’s Jazz Critics Poll, and Apple Music. In 2016, In The Moment was hailed by Turntable Lab as “one of the most important recordings to date in the modern Jazz world.” In The Moment was a dramatic statement by McCraven, where he debuted a unique brand of “organic beat music” that quickly launched him into the vanguard of not only Internationally-known jazz artists, but also a niche genre of next-wave composer-producers blurring the boundaries of jazz & electronic music."... See MoreSee Less

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Charanga Agoza at Cafe Coda

Charanga Agoza at Cafe Coda

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

“As a charanga ensemble, the group plays the Cuban inspired dance music that became popular in the 1950s. Some of their musical styles include the danzón, the chachachá and the mambo, among other modern day salsas. Charanga Agoza is comprised of 10 players: vocalist Yanzelmalee Riveral, flutist Jessie Mitchell, violinist Amber Dolphin, trombonist Brian Whitty, trombonist Carrie Backman, pianist Paul Muench, bassist John Mesoloras, timbalist and vocalist Roberto Rengel, conguero and vocalist Alfredo Rodrigez and bongos player and vocalist Jose Madera.” - Milwaukee Magazine... See MoreSee Less

118 interested  ·  10 going
Assif Tsahar + Tatsuya Nakatani

Assif Tsahar + Tatsuya Nakatani

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Tone Madison, Cafe CODA and Union Cab of Madison Cooperative present: A night of music with Assif Tsahar (tenor saxophone) and Tatusya Nakatani (percussion) Assif Tsahar and Tatsuya Nakatani started their duo 16 years ago, getting together once a week every Sunday to play in Cooper Square, downtown Manhattan. After a year they put out their first of three CD's, “Come Sunday” which was followed through the years by “Solitude” with the addition of a string quartet, their last duo album “I Got It Bad” and one soundtrack for the Israeli film “Thailand”. Even after stopping their weekly meeting they continue their collaboration, playing and touring, their musical interactions becoming telepathic and mystical. $15/$10 for Tone Madison Sustainers (tonemadison.com/donate)... See MoreSee Less

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Miles Okazaki’s Trickster at Cafe Coda

Miles Okazaki’s Trickster at Cafe Coda

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

8pm $ 10 Miles Okazaki is an American musician working with many of the leaders of today’s creative music scene. His approach to the guitar is described by the New York Times as “utterly contemporary, free from the expectations of what it means to play a guitar in a group setting — not just in jazz, but any kind.” Trickster was released on Pi Recordings in 2017 to great acclaim, called “a brilliant individual statement” and “a mature work for the ages” by Pop Matters (best of 2017), ” “a true concept album” by the Wall Street Journal, and “an expression of deep, systemic intrigue” by the New York times. Trickster made best of 2017 lists on Pop Matters and the Los Angeles Times, and was an Editor’s Pick at both Downbeat and JazzTimes. The album features Craig Taborn on Piano, Anthony Tidd on Bass, and Sean Rickman on drums.... See MoreSee Less

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Rare Element at Cafe Coda

Rare Element at Cafe Coda

Apr 13, 8:00pm - Apr 13, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Rare Element is a new 7 piece band from Madison, WI specializing in horn-driven, instrumental funk. The band has been turning heads with each show and is one of the hottest new acts in Wisconsin. Don’t miss this high-energy show! 8 - 11pm $ 10... See MoreSee Less

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FEATURED COCKTAILS

Coda Margarita


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

Coda Sour


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

Coda Old Fashioned


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

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ABOUT US

Café CODA is Madison’s premier new jazz space dedicated to the presentation of traditional, contemporary and creative music. Café CODA facilitates the long-desired manifestation of a space with suitable staging, a tuned concert piano, and state of the art drum kit, to inspire great music to be played by great artists. Café CODA maintains an arts-centric program of musical performances, workshops and master classes available to residents and patrons of the Madison Arts and Culture District. Located at 1224 Williamson St. Café CODA is in the heart of the Willy St. corridor; the creative and cultural hub of Madison. Café CODA presents the musical works of local, regional and world-class musicians as it offers a sizable contribution to the Midwest American music scene.

Booking Info

CONTACT

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