UPCOMING SHOWS

Funky Mondays!

Funky Mondays!

Oct 14, 7:00pm - Oct 14, 10:00pm+33Oct 21, 7:00pm - Oct 21, 10:00pmOct 28, 7:00pm - Oct 28, 10:00pmNov 4, 7:00pm - Nov 4, 10:00pmNov 11, 7:00pm - Nov 11, 10:00pmNov 18, 7:00pm - Nov 18, 10:00pmNov 25, 7:00pm - Nov 25, 10:00pmDec 2, 7:00pm - Dec 2, 10:00pmDec 9, 7:00pm - Dec 9, 10:00pmDec 16, 7:00pm - Dec 16, 10:00pmDec 23, 7:00pm - Dec 23, 10:00pmDec 30, 7:00pm - Dec 30, 10:00pmJan 6, 7:00pm - Jan 6, 10:00pmJan 13, 7:00pm - Jan 13, 10:00pmJan 20, 7:00pm - Jan 20, 10:00pmJan 27, 7:00pm - Jan 27, 10:00pmFeb 3, 7:00pm - Feb 3, 10:00pmFeb 10, 7:00pm - Feb 10, 10:00pmFeb 17, 7:00pm - Feb 17, 10:00pmFeb 24, 7:00pm - Feb 24, 10:00pmMar 2, 7:00pm - Mar 2, 10:00pmMar 9, 7:00pm - Mar 9, 10:00pmMar 16, 7:00pm - Mar 16, 10:00pmMar 23, 7:00pm - Mar 23, 10:00pmMar 30, 7:00pm - Mar 30, 10:00pmApr 6, 7:00pm - Apr 6, 10:00pmApr 13, 7:00pm - Apr 13, 10:00pmApr 20, 7:00pm - Apr 20, 10:00pmApr 27, 7:00pm - Apr 27, 10:00pmMay 4, 7:00pm - May 4, 10:00pmMay 11, 7:00pm - May 11, 10:00pmMay 18, 7:00pm - May 18, 10:00pmMay 25, 7:00pm - May 25, 10:00pmJun 1, 7:00pm - Jun 1, 10:00pm

JBENT PRODUCTIONS
6908 Park Edge Drive
Madison, WI  53709 Map

Weekly show at the Cafe Coda featuring Joey B. Banks, Todd Phipps, Chris Clement and "Pops" Fletcher. Special guests each week!... See MoreSee Less

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Funky Mondays featuring Joey Banks

Funky Mondays featuring Joey Banks

Oct 14, 7:00pm - Oct 14, 9:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Join us for Weekly Funky Fun Show featuring Joey B. Banks on drums, Chris Clemente on bass, and Todd Phipps on B3 organ. $5... See MoreSee Less

174 interested
Millennial Jazz Wednesdays with Matt Cousin Quartet

Millennial Jazz Wednesdays with Matt Cousin Quartet

Oct 16, 7:00pm - Oct 16, 10:30pm+19Oct 23, 7:00pm - Oct 23, 10:30pmOct 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 17, 6:00pm - Oct 17, 7:00pm+10Oct 24, 6:00pm - Oct 24, 7:00pmOct 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

22 interested
Awake - album release

Awake - album release

Oct 18, 6:00pm - Oct 18, 9:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

"Awake" digital album release on Shifting Paradigm Records Jamie Breiwick, trumpet and pocket trumpet Tim Ipsen, bass Devin Drobka, drums "I, myself, I don’t think of competition in music. I don’t think of something being better or worse, just different. And I think that is kind of… brings a certain ego that is keeping a lot of the development of musicians coming together, you know because one wants to feel that they are doing something different from what everyone else is doing. Everyone wants to be an [innovator], and all the innovators that I have known in my life, you know, John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Ornette, many others, Eric Dolphy – they all were playing their music and trying to develop in music." - Don Cherry $15... See MoreSee Less

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Orquesta Salsoul Del Mad

Orquesta Salsoul Del Mad

Oct 18, 9:00pm - Oct 19, 12:00am

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

"Salsoul" brings Salsa and Soul, combining the best of two cultural worlds, bringing together the fire of latin rhythms, English lyrics and the groove of soul. Orquesta Salsoul Del Mad will have young and old dancing in the aisle and on the ceiling. They are made up of some of the best local musicians, representing the international diversity of Madison Wisconsin. "Orquesta Salsoul Del Mad" performed at the 2015 Latino Musical Festival and has been playing at venues throughout since. For more information about Orquesta Salsoul Del Mad: Web: https://salsouldelmad.wixsite.com/salsa Facebook: Orquesta SalSoul Del Mad $10... See MoreSee Less

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Cool School - Youth Jazz Expo

Cool School - Youth Jazz Expo

Oct 19, 9:00am - Oct 19, 12:00pm+37Oct 26, 9:00am - Oct 26, 12:00pmNov 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 19, 12:00pm - Oct 19, 2:00pm+22Oct 26, 12:00pm - Oct 26, 2:00pmNov 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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Milonga Matinee Tango Social

Milonga Matinee Tango Social

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Cafe Coda proudly presents "Milonga Matinee Tango Social"- hosted by tango instructor/organizer, Joe Yang. Tangueros of all levels welcome! Bring friends :) Come enjoy an event full of great music and company at a wonderful downtown venue! Time: 5 - 7 pm Cover: Just $5.00 per person (please pay at bar) Website: www.wisconsintango.com Podcast: www.joetangopodcast.com Blog: www.wisconsin-tango.com/blog/... See MoreSee Less

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Justin Boyd Stereo Genius Trio

Justin Boyd Stereo Genius Trio

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Stereo Genius is a Chicago-based musicians’ collective led by drummer, composer, and producer Justin Boyd. They present a mixture of digital and analog sounds in the genres of jazz, soul, funk, and world music, performing a wide repertoire and pulling from numerous sources of inspiration. The group’s most recent release, Miracle Year, offers a glimpse into the band’s sound and style. Since its inception Stereo Genius has shared the stage with Roy Ayers, Boney James, and other notables. Their live show is ever evolving and leaves room for improvisation, spontaneity and performing in the moment. Stereo Genius is a collective of musicians based out of Chicago that infuse jazz, soul, hip-hop, funk and world music. http://tiny.cc/4b2jgx http://www.thebeatpusha.com/artist-sg Admission$20... 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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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) 630-9089Cafecodabooking@gmail.com