UPCOMING SHOWS

Youth Jazz Expo

Youth Jazz Expo

Feb 23, 9:00am - Feb 23, 12:00pm+6Mar 2, 9:00am - Mar 2, 12:00pmMar 9, 9:00am - Mar 9, 12:00pmMar 16, 9:00am - Mar 16, 12:00pmMar 23, 9:00am - Mar 23, 12:00pmMar 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

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Match Stick with Mitch Shiner at Cafe Coda

Match Stick with Mitch Shiner at Cafe Coda

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

Cafe Coda
1224 Williamson Street
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Match Stick is a tour-de-force rock/jazz fusion group from Milwaukee. With influences ranging from the Mahavishnu Orchestra to Rage Against the Machine, Match Stick performs their original compositions with technical wizardry and deep musicality.
Tommy Antonic - Guitar // Mitch Shiner - Vibraphone // Steve Peplin -- Bass VI // Nick Lang — Drums

Cafe Coda is proud to be Madison, Wisconsin's premiere place for world class jazz listening.
Pre-sale tickets are available on Eventbrite.com for $15 until the day prior to the show. Seating is limited, not reserved. Remaining tickets will be available at the door for $20. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are subject to be released 30 minutes after listed start time of show (8:30pm.)

We are a family friendly establishment and highly encourage imprompt family dance parties to this great music. However, we do not serve food or snacks. Instead, we encourage (and have menus and plates for) you to carry-in your favourite local restaurant, or your homemade casserole.
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Night Of The Improviser Feat. Hanah Jon Taylor

Night Of The Improviser Feat. Hanah Jon Taylor

Feb 28, 8:00pm - Feb 28, 11:00pm+4Mar 7, 8:00pm - Mar 7, 11:00pmMar 14, 8:00pm - Mar 14, 11:00pmMar 21, 8:00pm - Mar 21, 11:00pmMar 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

45 interested
NIU Jazz Quartet at Cafe Coda

NIU Jazz Quartet at Cafe Coda

Mar 1, 8:00pm - Mar 1, 11:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

The group will perform selections from Chick Corea's historic "Three Quartets" (w/Guitar playing the Michael Becker's saxophone parts) as well as music from Chick's historic collaboration with Paco de Lucia "Touchstone".' The NIU Jazz Faculty Quartet, featuring Fareed Haque, A Tribute to Chick Corea. Marlene Rosenberg: Acoustic Bass, Franchesca Romero: Piano Rodrigo Villanueva: Drums Fareed Haque: Electric and Acoustic Guitars. Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. 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. Recent releases include 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 that reached the top 10 in Jazz Radio Airplay. Haque has rekindled his duo with Goran Ivanovic. Performances include Canadian Guitar Festival, Winters Jazz Fest NYC, Lotus Music Fest, and many others. Upcoming tours in China and Europe are slated for 2019, as well as new record for the Delmark Label. Haque has also joined drum legend Billy Cobham as a member of his Crosswinds Ensemble featuring Haque on guitars, Randy Brecker on Trumpet, and Paul Hansen on sax and bassoon. Extensive touring and recording are slated for 2019. 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. Marlene Rosenberg toured with Joe Henderson, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Frank Morgan, Ed Thigpen, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Benny Green, Roy Hargrove and Wallace Roney. She has also performed with Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Stan Getz, Terry Lynne Carrington, Kevin Mahogany, David “Fathead”Newman, Marian McPartland, Monty Alexander, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Teddy Edwards, Ira Sullivan, Ernestine Anderson, Nick Brignola, and Larry Coryell, Cyrus Chestnut and Bobby Watson, Ron Blake, Victor Gould, Lewis Nash, Eric Alexander, Harold Maybern, Jazzmeia Horn, Tamir Hendleman to name a few. She plays regularly with her own ensemble MRQ. She has 3 CDs out: “Waimea”; “Pieces Of...” Featuring Cedar Walton and Javon Jackson; “Bassprint: with Geof Bradfield, Scott Hesse and Makaya McCraven. Currently, she has a soon to be released 4th CD with NEA Master, pianist Kenny Barron, including Lewis Nash on drums and Christian McBride playing and co-producing. Currently, She is on the faculty at Northern Illinois as Coordinator of the Jazz combo program, coaches the combo workshop class, and teaches Bass Studio. Rosenberg is also on the faculty of Roosevelt University as an Applied Artist, teaching bass lessons and combo. Ms. Rosenberg holds a Masters of Music in Jazz Pedagogy from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Bass and Composition from The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Rodrigo Villanueva performs regularly with his jazz trio/quartet, Alex Mercado Trio, the NIU Jazz Faculty Group Nucleus, Anders Svanoe Trio, and the Eddie Gomez Trio. He is professor of Jazz Studies and Northern Illinois University where he directs the NIU Jazz Ensemble, and teaches jazz arranging and jazz drum set. He endorses Sabian Cymbals, Yamaha Drums, Latin Percussion instruments, Evans Drum heads and Vic Firth Sticks. In 2010 Rodrigo launched his own record label, the first production of this project is the new Eddie Gomez Trio album: Live In Mexico City with the legendary Eddie Gomez on bass, Swedish pianist Stefan Karlsson and Rodrigo Villanueva on drums (© Jazzling Records 2010). A native of Miami, Florida, Franchesca Romero began her piano studies at the age of five. She began her piano studies in the classical realm until she entered New World School of the Arts High School where she began her jazz studies. She is a National YoungArts winner and held the piano chair in the Florida All-State Jazz Ensemble. Additionally, she was a member of the Thelonious Monk National Performing Arts High School All-Star Sextet in which she toured San Francisco with trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. She has participated in competitions such as the Essentially Ellington Big Band Competition, where she received an outstanding soloist award. She's most recently been selected as the pianist in the Sisters in Jazz Collegiate Combo which will be performing at the 2019 JEN Conference in Reno, Nevada. Franchesca is a Michigan State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies. She was a part of the prestigious Jazz Orchestra 1 under the direction of Rodney Whitaker. She studied privately with Xavier Davis, as well as other professors such as Michael Dease, Etienne Charles, Diego Rivera, Randy Napoleon, and Randy Gelispie. During her time at MSU, she performed alongside the likes of Christian McBride, Jimmy Cobb, Tim Warfield, Rufus Reid, Anat Cohen, Michael Philip Mossman, Roy Haynes, Steve Wilson, and Ron Carter to name a few. Franchesca is pursuing a master's degree in Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University with a teaching assistantship under the tutelage of Reggie Thomas. www.fareed.com www.marlenemusic.com www.rodrigovillanueva.com... See MoreSee Less

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Fat Tuesday Bacchanal feat. Panchromatic Steel

Fat Tuesday Bacchanal feat. Panchromatic Steel

Mar 5, 5:30pm - Mar 5, 9:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Café CODA is pleased to host Panchromatic Steel and the inaugural Fat Tuesday Bacchanal! Established in 2016, Panchromatic Steel is Madison’s homegrown steel drum band. Caribbean calypso, reggae, jazz and pop/rock hits by the likes of Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Prince are a part of Panchromatic’s repertoire, played on steel drums and accompanied by a smokin' rhythm section. The Fat Tuesday Bacchanal will feature two rousing, carnival-inspired sets of music by this accomplished Madison band. Joining Panchromatic on the bandstand will be opener The Madison Choro Ensemble, performing a modern interpretation of an antiquated and lovely style of Brazilian instrumental music: Choro, "The father of samba, grandfather of bossa nova." The event begins at Happy Hour on Fat Tuesday, 5:30pm, with drinks by Café CODA’s talented bartenders, and scrumptious food options for purchase by our beloved Willy St. next-door neighbor Jamerica! The music begins at 6pm. Celebrate carnival the right way, with Café CODA, Panchromatic Steel, Madison Choro Ensemble, and Jamerica! Only $10 at the door.... See MoreSee Less

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Mama Digdown’ Brass Band

Mama Digdown’ Brass Band

Mar 9, 8:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

One of Madison’s most popular bands returns to Williamson Street! Mama Digdown’s brass band takes us to the back streets of New Orleans on March 9 rounding out our week of Mardi Gras shows! Tickets are on sale now and they are going fast! Get tickets today before it’s too late! $15... 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+1Mar 29, 5:00pm - Mar 29, 7:00pm

Cafe CODA
1224 Williamson st.
Madison, WI  53703 Map

Join us for live music and drink specials every Wednesday through 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 3.22.19 Bad Philosopher 3.29.19 Bill Roberts Combo 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 booking@cafecoda.club... See MoreSee Less

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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 Trio will perform at Café Coda, blending bossa nova and samba standards with original music in the style. www.janetevra.com... 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!... 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