Introducing Cafe Coda's Premium Membership

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Cafe Coda is proud to announce our new premium streaming membership. Covid 19 brought many new challenges and our amazing fans have Kept Coda Alive!

Since the pandemic began, Cafe Coda has been bringing you our wonderful concerts right at home. To continue and expand these capabilities, Cafe Coda is now launching our premium membership.

With this option our fans can watch all our HD live streams and gain access to our entire gallery of past performances!

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UPCOMING SHOWS

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Friday Morning Serenade -Jazz and Coffee

Friday Morning Serenade -Jazz and Coffee

Sep 24, 10:00am - Sep 24, 11:00am+5Oct 1, 10:00am - Oct 1, 11:00amOct 8, 10:00am - Oct 8, 11:00amOct 15, 10:00am - Oct 15, 11:00amOct 22, 10:00am - Oct 22, 11:00amOct 29, 10:00am - Oct 29, 11:00am

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Every Friday morning, come to Coda Jazz Cafe and enjoy some great jazz improvisation live performances. What a great way to start your weekend!

Free events!

Photo by Paul S. Howell

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Bright Moments: 2021 Band, $5

Bright Moments: 2021 Band, $5

Sep 24, 6:00pm - Sep 24, 9:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Bright Moments TGIF event!! Masks required! Ticket: $5 (buy online or at the doors)

Welcome to 2021, the Daniel Simmons Band experience, get ready to move!

With a new sound cooked up for 2021, we're ready to groove. Bringing you fresh, original Rhythm & Blues tunes sure to make you get on your feet.

Four-piece harmonies you can't ignore, we can't wait for you to explore our sound!

The Daniel Simmons Band Features:
Daniel Simmons - Bass and Vocals
Murphy - Vocals
Jack Peterson - Guitar and Vocals
Andy Gray - Keyboard and Vocals
Micah Buffat - Drums

Production - Cafe CODA
Audio Engineer - Papa Scott
Donations are welcomed:
www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive/
Venmo @cafe-coda-1

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Alexander/McLean Trio, Two Shows

Alexander/McLean Trio, Two Shows

Sep 25, 7:00pm - Sep 25, 10:30pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Cafe Coda is proud to bring back Chicago’s most gifted and respected female vocalist/songwriters - Dee Alexander. And this time, she brings Guitarist, John McLean, and Emma Dayhuff on bass.

Dee's talents span every music genre, from Gospel to R&B, from Blues to Neo-Soul. Yet her true heart and soul are experienced in their purest form through her performance of Jazz music. From a soft, sultry traditional ballad, to a contemporary Jazz-Funk groove; from a high flying swing, to a scat-filled romp, Dee Alexander delivers each style with a passion and love of music that comes across in each and every note, and with a style and grace that is truly her own. Besides being a phenomenal headliner in her own right, Dee has shared the stage with Ahmad Jamal, David Sanborn, Earl Klugh, Gerald Albright, Roy Ayers, Joshua Redman, and the O’Jays. Not being one to ever feel that the spotlight has to belong exclusively to her, Ms. Alexander has lent her considerable talents as a backup vocalist to the live performances of an array of many other well known artists i.e., Michael Bolton, Phil Perry, Willie Clayton, and Zora Young. Dee has also formed the Evolution Ensemble which is an acoustic group that consists of string instruments and percussion with a strong emphasis on original compositions.
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John McLean’s career has included work as a guitarist, composer, arranger, producer, bandleader, and educator. Since completing his studies at the Berklee College of Music (B.M.) and the University of Miami (M.M.), he has toured throughout the world and appeared on over 50 recordings. John has performed and /or recorded with such artists as Kurt Elling, Mose Allison, Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis, Anat Cohen, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Richie Cole, Ken Nordine, Joe Locke, Regina Carter, Louis Bellson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Terry Collier, Renee Fleming, John Patitucci, Adam Nussbaum, Ernie Watts, Dave Douglas, Patricia Barber, Kendrick Scott, Arthur Blythe, Eddie Gomez, and many others.

Over the course of his 30 years of touring as both a leader and sideman, John has performed in virtually every major city in North America as well as London, Paris, Moscow, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Beijing, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Jakarta, Dublin, Rome, Madrid, Warsaw, Berlin, Oslo, Reykjavik, Oslo, Stockholm, Istanbul, Bucharest, Helsinki, Seoul, Lisbon, Vienna, Budapest, Brussels, Prague, Copenhagen, Zurich, and many more.

John has conducted clinics throughout the the United States and Canada, as well as Europe and Asia. He currently resides in the Chicago area and teaches at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. www.johnmcleanmusic.com/about-west

Two shows, 7 & 9 PM, $25/show.
Masks required.

Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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Weekly Saturday Late Night Jam Session - FREE!

Weekly Saturday Late Night Jam Session - FREE!

Sep 25, 11:00pm - Sep 26, 1:00am+9Oct 2, 11:00pm - Oct 3, 1:00amOct 9, 11:00pm - Oct 10, 1:00amOct 16, 11:00pm - Oct 17, 1:00amOct 23, 11:00pm - Oct 24, 1:00amOct 30, 11:00pm - Oct 31, 1:00amNov 6, 11:00pm - Nov 7, 1:00amNov 13, 11:00pm - Nov 14, 1:00amNov 20, 11:00pm - Nov 21, 1:00amNov 27, 11:00pm - Nov 28, 1:00am

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Come join us with any instruments. No fake books, please.

Free event. MASKS REQUIRED.

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Classical Guitar Solo Concert - Marcus DeJesus

Classical Guitar Solo Concert - Marcus DeJesus

Sep 30, 7:00pm - Sep 30, 9:30pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Marcus DeJesus is a young guitarist originally from Brazil that currently lives in the Dubuque Tri State Area. He is a professor of guitar and general music at Clarke University and Loras College in Dubuque, IA. In addition, Marcus is the music director at Chavez elementary school in Madison, WI. In the spring of 2016, he finished a master’s degree in guitar performance from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Illinois), and in the spring of 2014, a bachelor’s of arts in music performance from Clarke University.

Living in the US for about eleven years, Marcus has studied the guitar with Dr. Zane Merritt, Dr. Isaac Lausell, Dr. Miles McConnell, composition with Dr. Amy Dunker, and voice with master John Lease. In Brazil, he has collaborated with the master Moacyr Teixeira Neto who teaches at the FAMES Music Conservatory situated in Vitoria, ES. That is where he studied during the summer of 2012 and has returned regularly to perform and lecture at the service of the school. He plays a guitar made by Brazilian luthier Luiz Antonio Miranda.

Marcus began his studies on the instrument at the age of ten, having his father as one of his first teachers. The Brazilian guitarist has strong roots in classical guitar, Brazilian jazz, and a variety of other styles. He was a soloist with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Illinois Symphony and, has performed in a variety of jazz ensembles such as the Larry Busch Big Band, Hunter Fuerste Vintage Jazz Group, and the Mistletones. In addition, Marcus regularly performs with his own group the “Blu Flame Duo”, which features Marcus on the guitar and Brian Eiffes on vocals. The two musicians met during the time they attended Clarke and their music gives a modern approach to Bossa nova and American jazz standards. As a solo performer, he performed a recital tour in Brazil during the summer of 2015 and is an active concert guitarist in the US. Marcus has collaborated with other local artists such as Brian Eiffes, Megan Gloss, Jim Sherry, Jill Klinebriel, David Resnick, Larry Busch, Ben Drury, Cameron Shoutes and others.

www.marcusdejesus.com/videos-1.html

This free concert is sponsored by the Madison Classical Guitar Society (MCGS).

Masks required. Donations are welcome to support the venue via www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive
or venmo @ cafe-coda-1
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Fareed Haque +Paul Wertico + Larry Gray

Fareed Haque +Paul Wertico + Larry Gray

Oct 2, 7:00pm - Oct 2, 10:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Wertico-Haque-Gray represents both a return to roots and the natural evolution of Haque's musical voice.

Featuring Haque on new hybrid nylon string classical guitars, Haque expands the tonal and contrapuntal possibilities of the guitar trio from the mystical to the mathematical, from the visceral to the virtuosic.

The Incredible colors and percussive mastery of Paul Wertico and magical virtuosity of bassist/cellist multi-instrumentalist Larry Gray open the doors to a new rich sound in the guitar trio format.

We invite you to open your hearts and minds to a new music neither jazz nor classical, not mind or body, but pure spirit.

A modern guitar virtuoso, Fareed Haque, is steeped in classical and jazz traditions. His unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation.

Fareed's been busy performing and recording with his trio featuring legendary B3 virtuoso, Tony Monaco, his own trio and jazz quartet, as well as his larger world music group, the Flat Earth Ensemble.

In 2009 Haque was voted ‘Best World Guitarist’ by Guitar Player Magazine’s Readers’ poll. His acclaimed 2009 release, Flat Planet, was twice #1 on the World Jazz Radio charts. After 10 years of over 2000 dates with Garaj Mahal, Haque’s interest in electronic music and the Moog Guitar spurred him to leave Garaj Mahal and form Fareed Haque’s MathGames featuring bassist, Alex Austin, and drummer, Greg Fundis.

Haque's most recent release, "New Latin American Music for Guitar and String Quartet," was picked by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune as one of the top releases of 2018. In addition, the release was chosen as Downbeat Magazine Editor's Pick in 2018.

The critically acclaimed "Out of Nowhere" featuring drummer, Billy Hart, and bassist, George Mraz, The Flat Earth Ensemble's latest release, Trance Hypothesis, and The Tony Monaco/Fareed Haque release, Furry Slippers, reached the top 10 in Jazz Radio Airplay.

Recent projects include artistic directorship of numerous jazz festivals, performances with Tony Monaco, Paquito D'Rivera, Vijay Iyer, pundit Vikku Vinacrayam, long-anticipated reunion concerts with Garaj Mahal, concerts in India, a return to Java Jazz, concerts, and teaching in China.

Fareed2019 was a busy year, as Haque retired from 30 years at Northern Illinois University to accommodate extended tours with Cobham, Goran Ivanovic, and his own groups. Highlights included The Montreux Jazz Festival with Cobham, and appearances with his own groups at The Bluenote Beijing, Louisville, and Minneapolis Guitar Festivals, among others. New recordings with his own group and with Goran Ivanovic are scheduled to release soon under the legendary Delmark Label.

Haque continues to record and tour extensively along with documenting his unique teaching methods in a series of best-selling interactive video courses through TrueFire.
www.fareed.com/home

Paul Wertico is hailed in the press as "One of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today", Paul Wertico was born January 5, 1953 in Chicago. He gained worldwide recognition as a member of the Pat Metheny Group from 1983 to 2001. During his tenure with Metheny, Wertico played on ten recordings and four videos, appeared on numerous television shows, and frequently toured around the world. He also won seven Grammy Awards (for "Best Jazz Fusion Performance," "Best Contemporary Jazz Performance," and "Best Rock Instrumental Performance"), magazine polls, and received several gold records. Wertico is also an Associate Professor of Jazz at Chicago College of Performing Arts: Jazz & Contemporary Music Studies.
www.paulwertico.com/

Larry Gray:
www.larrygraymusic.com/

Bassist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, Larry Gray has enjoyed a career spanning some four decades in which he has collaborated with a long list of many of the world’s most important jazz artists, including Jack DeJohnette, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Williams, McCoy Tyner, Benny Golson, James Moody, Sonny Stitt, Larry Coryell, Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, Clark Terry, J.J. Johnson, Steve Turre, George Coleman, Lee Konitz, Benny Green, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, and Gary Bartz, among many others. He has five solo recordings to his credit, beginning with Solo + Quartet and most recently, Three Equals One. Among many projects as a collaborator or sideman, he appeared on five CDs during his twelve years as a member of the Ramsey Lewis Trio. Through the years, he toured with many artists, including Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Frank Wess, James Moody, Marian McPartland, and Ramsey Lewis, appearing at many important festivals and concert venues worldwide.

Do I need to wear a mask?
Attendees are required to wear a mask to enter and at all times during the event, no matter your vaccination status. You will be required to keep your mask on unless actively eating or drinking.

Do I need to print my ticket?
Due to different systems, some people might not get the second email of tickets with QR codes. You can either print your email receipts or simply show them on your phone upon arrival.

Two Shows: 7 & 9 PM, $20/show
Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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Sunday Brunch Live Jazz - Luke Leavitt Piano Solo

Sunday Brunch Live Jazz - Luke Leavitt Piano Solo

Oct 3, 12:00pm - Oct 3, 1:30pm+5Nov 7, 12:00pm - Nov 7, 1:30pmDec 5, 12:00pm - Dec 5, 1:30pmFeb 6, 12:00pm - Feb 6, 1:30pmMar 6, 12:00pm - Mar 6, 1:30pmApr 3, 12:00pm - Apr 3, 1:30pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Every first Sunday, we invite pianist Luke Leavitt to perform live piano solo during our brunch hour, noon to 1:30PM.

Free event.

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Thurman Barker, Junius Paul & Hanah Jon Taylor

Thurman Barker, Junius Paul & Hanah Jon Taylor

Oct 3, 7:00pm - Oct 3, 9:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

It is with great honor to invite Thurman Barker to Cafe CODA for performance, with Junius Paul on bass & Hanah Jon Taylor on woodwinds.

Thurman Barker is a celebrated percussionist who built his career on innovation. In his work as a professional musician, composer, and college professor, he brings endless passion and decades of experience together to entertain, educate, and expand the horizons of his art. His career has spanned decades, and his talent encompasses and crosses over into many musical genres. From jazz and blues to contemporary, classical, and beyond, he aims for a unique experience that blurs traditionally rigid lines to the delight of his audiences. His percussion performances strike home with a force that can’t be pigeonholed by anything as limiting as a label.

Barker’s wealth of knowledge was built through countless incredible collaborations. He was the house drummer at the Schubert Theater in Chicago for ten years and has played behind the likes of Bette Midler, Marvin Gaye, Billy Eckstein, Vicky Carr, and blues legend Mighty Joe Young. He was a founding member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) and is an ASCAP member. He has six recordings under his own label, Uptee Productions, and has recorded as a sideman on 50+ albums. He has currently finished a new composition for jazz quintet and chamber orchestra entitled Pandemic Fever.

www.upteeproductions.com/

Junius Paul, composer, bandleader & acoustic and electric bassist, born in Chicago and raised in the Chicago area, is a graduate of St. Xavier University (Chicago). An internationally established bassist, some of Junius' performance and/or recording credits include The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, numerous configurations of ensembles led by Roscoe Mitchell, Famoudou Don Moye Sun Percussion Summit, AACM Small Ensemble & Big Band, Kahil El’Zabar, Makaya McCraven, The Fred Anderson Trio, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Jeff Parker, Vincent Davis & Percussion Plus, Dee Alexander, The Curtis Fuller Quintet, Oliver Lake, Willie Pickens, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Marquis Hill, KRS-One and Donald Byrd among others. In 2013-14, Junius served as music department faculty for Trinity Christian College (Palos Heights, IL). In 2017, Junius was the featured artist and honoree for his alma mater, St. Xavier University’s Jazz Weekend. Junius' debut album, “Ism”, was released in November 2019 via International Anthem Recording Company to critical acclaim, receiving a 4 star rating from Downbeat Magazine and an 8 out of 10 rating from Pitchfork.

juniuspaulmusic.com/

“Hanah Jon Taylor lives and breathes the history of creative improvised music….Taylor has internalized the jazz tradition and carved his niche as a composer, bandleader, and fearless improviser.” Chris DuPré

With a career spanning over 40 years, Taylor has appeared with songwriter/folk artist Richie Havens, percussionist Steve McCall, the Colson Unity Troupe, saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, pianist Jobic LeMasson, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, bassists Rafael Garrett and Malachi Favors, and the Great Black Music Ensemble of Chicago. As a leader, the Hanah Jon Taylor Artet has appeared throughout Europe and the U.S.

Hanah Jon Taylor is arguably the preeminent saxophonist and flutist in Madison jazz and a leading catalyst, organizer and educator in inter-arts programming. Taylor was founder and director of the House of Soundz(1994-96), The Madison Center for the Creative and Cultural Arts (2004-07) and Cafe CODA (2017-present); all offering concerts and multi-arts experiences for the Madison community. In his perpetual movement as a flute/saxophonist, educator and venue owner, Taylor has produced 'Freedom Fest', showcasing such world-class performers as Archie Shepp, Sonny Fortune, Richard Davis, Cecil McBee, Edward Wilkerson, acclaimed Chicago vocalist Dee Alexander, Corey Wilkes and Roscoe Mitchell of the legendary Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Show: $25
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Milonga Matinee Tango Social - 2nd Saturday of every month

Milonga Matinee Tango Social - 2nd Saturday of every month

Oct 9, 3:00pm - Oct 9, 5:00pm+2Nov 13, 3:00pm - Nov 13, 5:00pmDec 11, 3:00pm - Dec 11, 5:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Milonga Matinee is back!
TIME: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
COVER: $5 per person (pay at bar)
Hosted by Joe Yang, owner of Wisconsin Tango

Come join us for a late afternoon tango social at a great downtown location!
All levels welcome - bring friends! Looking forward to seeing you all on the dance floor again - it's been too long!

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Advanced Argentine Tango Class - 2nd & 3rd Saturday

Advanced Argentine Tango Class - 2nd & 3rd Saturday

Oct 16, 2:00pm - Oct 16, 3:00pm+6Oct 23, 2:00pm - Oct 23, 3:00pmNov 13, 2:00pm - Nov 13, 3:00pmNov 20, 2:00pm - Nov 20, 3:00pmDec 11, 2:00pm - Dec 11, 3:00pmDec 18, 2:00pm - Dec 18, 3:00pmJan 8, 2:00pm - Jan 8, 3:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

This advanced Tango class is intended for experienced Argentine Tango dancers. The class focuses on more detailed techniques and better partner connections. Then we'll take those concepts and apply them to exciting new figures!

Partners encouraged but not required.

Cost: $15 per person, pay at the bar (includes admission to Milonga Matinee Tango Social 3 - 5 PM)

Hosted by Joe Yang, owner of Wisconsin Tango, www.wisconsin-tango.com/


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Milonga Matinee Tango Social - 2nd & 3rd Saturday of every month

Milonga Matinee Tango Social - 2nd & 3rd Saturday of every month

Oct 16, 3:00pm - Oct 16, 5:00pm+2Nov 20, 3:00pm - Nov 20, 5:00pmDec 18, 3:00pm - Dec 18, 5:00pm

Cafe CODA1224 Williamson st.Madison, WI53703 Map

Milonga Matinee is back! Every month, 2nd and 3rd Saturday Tango Social Hour!
TIME: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
COVER: $5 per person (pay at bar)
Hosted by Joe Yang, owner of Wisconsin Tango

Come join us for a late afternoon tango social at a great downtown location!
All levels welcome - bring friends! Looking forward to seeing you all on the dance floor again - it's been too long!
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ABOUT US

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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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Jazz Morning Café:----  Tuesday to Saturday: 10 AM to 3 PMCODA Bar:----  Thursday to Friday: 5 PM to Midnight----  Saturday: 3 PM to MidnightSundays and Mondays: Closed, except for special events1224 Williamson St. Madison, Wisconsin 53703(608) 298-7831Cafecodabooking@gmail.com