UPCOMING SHOWS

Happy Feet at Cafe CODA (Free/All Ages)

Happy Feet at Cafe CODA (Free/All Ages)

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! Free!! Drink specials!... See MoreSee Less

66 interested  ·  10 going
Rebulú Group

Rebulú Group

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

249 interested  ·  22 going
Cool School - Youth Jazz Expo

Cool School - Youth Jazz Expo

Nov 23, 9:00am - Nov 23, 12:00pm+32Nov 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

29 interested
Peoples’ Drum Circle - Weekly Free Event

Peoples’ Drum Circle - Weekly Free Event

Nov 23, 12:00pm - Nov 23, 2:00pm+17Dec 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

46 interested
Millennial Jazz Hosted By the Matt Cousin Quartet

Millennial Jazz Hosted By the Matt Cousin Quartet

Nov 23, 5:00pm - Nov 23, 7:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Matt Cousin Quartet invites the young lions of the campus and community to join in what promises to be a memorable Saturday afternoon of magical improvise moment. Young playes of all levels are invited. 18+ Free!!... See MoreSee Less

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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 Pianist, composer, and UW-Madison Director of Jazz Studies Johannes Wallmann presents new and original music performed by an all-star quartet featuring Oberlin Professor of Jazz Bass, Peter Dominguez, and Milwaukee’s premiere percussionists, vibraphonist Mitch Shiner and drummer Devin Drobka. German-born, Vancouver-Island raised pianist Johannes Wallmann has recorded eight critically acclaimed CDs as a leader: DownBeat Magazine called Wallmann “a remarkable pianist and composer...his evocative compositions are brimming with melodic cogency and rhythmic pull,” named his 2015 Town Musicians album an “Editors’ Pick,” and described his playing on Day and Night (2018) as “confident, muscular and elegant.” The Wisconsin Gazette called Love Wins (2018), “One of the most interesting and accomplished jazz albums to come out in recent years. Love Wins has taken the uniquely American art form to the next step of its creative journey.” Peter Dominguez grew up in Milwaukee playing with his father, jazz pianist and singer Frank DeMiles. His teachers include Bernard Stepner, Willard Feldman, Clyde Russell, and Mitch Covic, as well as Roger Ruggeri and Richard Davis at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he earned baccalaureate and masters degrees. He has performed with Benny Carter, Tommy Flanagan, Jon Hendricks, J.J. Johnson, John Lewis, Mark Murphy, Woody Shaw, Ira Sullivan, the Miami String Quartet, the Los Angeles Piano Quartet, the St. Petersburg Quartet, the Roycroft Chamber Players, and the Fontana Chamber Players. As Professor of Double Bass and Jazz Studies, Dominguez helped to form Michigan State University’s Jazz Studies program before moving in 1996 to his present position at the Oberlin Conservatory. He returns regularly to Madison as the Artistic Director of the Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists’ annual conference. Mitch Shiner is the Percussion Department Coordinator at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Through the WCM, Mitch teaches lessons, Jazz ensembles, and World Percussion classes to students in the Milwaukee Public School System. Mitch keeps a busy performing schedule appearing with local, and nationally recognized artists. When not shedding montunos or composing music for his fusion band “Match Stick”, Mitch enjoys taking short walks with his very fluffy Pomeranian, Lucky. Milwaukee drummer Devin Drobka has performed with Bruce Barth, Jerry Bergonzi, Tony Malaby, Joe Solomon, Dave Santoro, Mario Pavone, Matt Wilson, Tadataka Unno, Dan Tepfer, Joe Martin, Tom Chang, Chris Tordini, Lena Bloch, Kyle Wilson, Ben Wendall, Jorge Roeder, Dan Blake, Tyler Blanton, Dmitry Ishenko, Sean Conly. He is on the faculty of the West End Conservatory and the Lake Country Conservatory. Drobka leads the group Bell Dance Songs and is a member of the Lesser Lakes Trio, Johannes Wallmann Group, Paul Silbergliet Trio, Dim Lighting, Argopelter, Lady Cannon, John Christensen's Atlas, and Soft Alarm. He is also the founder of UnrehearsedMKE, one of the longest-running local improvised music series. $15 (Students $10 with valid student ID)... See MoreSee Less

119 interested  ·  15 going
Funky Monday!

Funky Monday!

Nov 25, 5:00pm - Nov 25, 8:00pm+49Dec 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. $5... See MoreSee Less

68 interested
RR MOORE Presents A Night of Words Vol 6

RR MOORE Presents A Night of Words Vol 6

Nov 29, 8:00pm - Nov 30, 1:00am

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

RR MOORE presents A Night of Words Vol 6 A display of the best poets and spoken word artists on one stage, hosted by RR Moore. $15... See MoreSee Less

70 interested  ·  24 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. Rodrigo Villanueva Drummer, composer, producer and educator. (University of North Texas: B.M. 2001, M.M. 2003). Rodrigo has performed and/or recorded in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the U.S. with many well-known jazz artists such as Eddie Gomez, Fareed Haque, Alex Mercado, Frank Caruso, Daniel Wong, Stefan Karlsson, Ed Saindon, Hiro Morozumi and Craig Butterfield to name a few. As an educator Rodrigo has presented clinics and workshops at many institutions in Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Korea, Singapore, Japan and the U.S., and has been featured artist/clinician at many international conventions and conferences such as the International Association for Jazz Education, the Jazz Education Network, the Percussive Arts Society, and the International Band and Orchestra Midwest Clinic. He is currently a Full Professor of jazz studies at Northern Illinois University where he directs the NIU Jazz Ensemble, and teaches Jazz Drumset and Jazz Arranging. Rodrigo performs regularly with his jazz trio and quartet, the Eddie Gomez Trio, the NIU Jazz Faculty Nucleus and the NIU Jazz Faculty Septet, and the Anders Svanoe Trio. www.rodrigovillanueva.com Clay Schaub has been a professional jazz bassist since 2000. He worked for years in the New York City jazz scene as a skilled sideman, performing regularly with Greg Ruggiero, Michael Kanan, Gregory Tardy, Bob Mover, Frank Morgan, Joe Bonner, Luisa Sobral, Igor Lumpert, etc. Moving to Milwaukee in January of 2013, Clay carries on making music with friends, composing, teaching, and raising a family. He finds great joy in it. For more information visit; https://www.clayschaub.com Mark Davis is an accomplished pianist and an influential educator who has performed with jazz luminaries Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein, Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, Tom Harrell, Jimmy Heath, Brian Lynch, Charles McPherson, Frank Morgan, and Phil Woods, among others. Mark teaches privately from his Milwaukee-based studio and also serves on the faculty of Alverno College. Mark is the author of the Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method and the Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method – Book 2. For more information visit www.markdavismusic.com. $15 (Students $10 with valid student ID)... See MoreSee Less

68 interested  ·  3 going
Tango Drop-in Class

Tango Drop-in Class

Dec 5, 6:00pm - Dec 5, 7:00pm+13Dec 12, 6:00pm - Dec 12, 7:00pmDec 19, 6:00pm - Dec 19, 7:00pmDec 26, 6:00pm - Dec 26, 7:00pmJan 2, 6:00pm - Jan 2, 7:00pmJan 9, 6:00pm - Jan 9, 7:00pmJan 16, 6:00pm - Jan 16, 7:00pmJan 23, 6:00pm - Jan 23, 7:00pmJan 30, 6:00pm - Jan 30, 7:00pmFeb 6, 6:00pm - Feb 6, 7:00pmFeb 13, 6:00pm - Feb 13, 7:00pmFeb 20, 6:00pm - Feb 20, 7:00pmFeb 27, 6:00pm - Feb 27, 7:00pmMar 5, 6:00pm - Mar 5, 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

15 interested
Atimevu and Tani Diakite with Afrofunkstars

Atimevu and Tani Diakite with Afrofunkstars

Dec 7, 8:00pm - Dec 7, 11:30pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

'Atimevu' and 'Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars' are performing at Cafe CODA!! Come dance to the music of West Africa! Atimevu Atimevu Drum and Dance Ensemble is a Madison, WI based group that performs the traditional music and dances of Ghana. Atimevu Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars Tani is a musical force who has inspired an entire community of artists. With his Kamale n'goni, a West African ancestor to the banjo, and his plaintive singing, he never fails to drop the deepest blues around. Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars https://tanidiakite.bandcamp.com $15 (Students $10 with valid ID)... See MoreSee Less

105 interested  ·  5 going
Collector - New Record: Post Rock Lately (Sponsored by BlueStem)

Collector - New Record: Post Rock Lately (Sponsored by BlueStem)

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

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Collector https://collectormusic.net/ New Record: Post Rock Lately August 2019- Digital only release through Bandcamp Album artwork by Gillian Olivas-Etherington Post Rock Lately is the debut record from pan-Midwest trio Collector. Composed of Jakob Heinemann on bass (Chicago), Devin Drobka on drums (Milwaukee), and Matt Blair on Fender Rhodes and electronics (Minneapolis), this working trio of improvisors has played together in countless contexts stretching back to 2012. For their first recording, they exhibit an utterly unique approach to free improvisation through two expansive pieces, recorded live in April 2018 at the Slate Arts venue in Chicago. Taking as much influence from drone and noise music as from classic free jazz, the trio moves through a series of rich, evocative sonic landscapes, at times reaching moments of dense freneticism paralleled only by inverse textures of extreme sparsity and silence. Above all, Collector prizes close listening and a sensibility for self-expression in their music. Streaming Link: https://collector-music.bandcamp.com/album/post-rock-lately Jakob Heinemann is a bass player, composer, improvisor and educator from Madison, Wisconsin. In 2017, he graduated from Lawrence University with a degree in music performance, where he studied with many great artists, including Bill Carrothers, Matt Turner, Patty Darling and Mark Urness. Also in 2017 Jakob moved to Chicago, IL. He has quickly established himself as one of the most in demand young improvisors on the Chicago scene, working with established players like Dave Rempis, Jim Baker, Josh Berman, Keefe Jackson, and Steve Hunt, as well as the younger generation of Julian Kirshner, Adam Shead, Emerson Hunton, Sarah Clausen, Molly Jones, and many others. His debut record of solo bass improvisations, Latticework , came out in May 2019 on SCRIPTS Records. D evin Drobka , drummer, composer and educator has been playing drums for the past 20 years. Devin is currently one of the most in demand Performers and Educators in the Midwest. Devin received his BMA in Jazz Drumming Performance from Berklee College of Music in 09', and shortly thereafter moved to New York to further his musical knowledge. While in New York he performed at Kitano's, Douglass St. Music Collective, Barbes, and the Shapeshifter lab. Devin moved back to Milwaukee, WI in 2013 and quickly established himself as a go to educator. Currently Devin teaches at the West End Conservatory, UW-Whitewater and at his house. Devin’s latest record, Amaranth, was released in September 2018 on Shifting Paradigm Records. Matt Blair is a pianist, composer, improviser, and educator currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received a Bachelor of Music degree with a self-designed major in contemporary improvisation at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Since relocating to Minneapolis, his latest projects include performing with YINS, a duo with drummer Devin Drobka, Work Friends, a jazz quintet dedicated to playing all original music. In June of 2017, Matt recorded his first solo record with drummer Dave King (The Bad Plus, Happy Apple) as producer. The recording, Shadow Sets , features eight original compositions for solo piano and was released in April of 2018. (Sponsored by BlueStem Jazz) Cover $15 (students $10 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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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