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UPCOMING SHOWS

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Thank you, Madison Classical Guitar Society, for the generous sponsorship for the series of concerts on the last Thursday of every month. This month, we feature Timothy Steis.
www.madisoncgs.org/
Timothy Steis is an accomplished classical guitarist born in the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland. He has received Performance Degrees from Florida State University and Shenandoah Conservatory under renowned pedagogues Bruce Holzman and Julian Gray. Tim has won prizes in multiple competitions and has performed in the Masterclasses of SoloDuo, Pavel Steidl, Jorge Caballero, and many more.
Aside from being a player, Tim is also an up-and-coming luthier. He began building guitars during his time at FSU and was self-taught until apprenticing with renowned Baltimore luthier Ross Gutmeier during his Master's degree. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is a recipient of the Paul Collins Fellowship.
These free events are in collaboration with MCGS and supported by Dane County Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation. This project is also funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board.
Support free live music, please donate to www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive or Venmo @cafe-coda-1
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17 hours ago
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Don't forget tonight at 7 PM, come and enjoy the beautiful classical guitar solo brought to you by Tim Steis. Free event! Doors open at 5 PM.
Sponsored by Madison Classical Guitar Society

#classicalguitar #madisonclassicalguitarsociety #timsteisguitar #liveeventsmadisonwi #freelivemusicevents #classicalmusic

Classical Guitar Night - Timothy Steis Solo ConcertJul 29, 7:00pmCafe CODAThank you, Madison Classical Guitar Society, for the generous sponsorship for the series of concerts on the last Thursday of every month. This month, we feature Timothy Steis.
www.madisoncgs.org/

Timothy Steis is an accomplished classical guitarist born in the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland. He has received Performance Degrees from Florida State University and Shenandoah Conservatory under renowned pedagogues Bruce Holzman and Julian Gray. Tim has won prizes in multiple competitions and has performed in the Masterclasses of SoloDuo, Pavel Steidl, Jorge Caballero, and many more.

Aside from being a player, Tim is also an up-and-coming luthier. He began building guitars during his time at FSU and was self-taught until apprenticing with renowned Baltimore luthier Ross Gutmeier during his Master's degree. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is a recipient of the Paul Collins Fellowship.

These free events are in collaboration with MCGS and supported by Dane County Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation. This project is also funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

Support free live music, please donate to www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive or Venmo @cafe-coda-1

Thank you so much for your support!
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Classical Guitar Night - Timothy Steis Solo Concert
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Night of the Improvisor feat. Vincent Davis (Chicago)Aug 29, 7:00pmCafe CODAThis month, Night of the Improvisor is featuring percussionist, Vincent Davis, from Chicago.

Vincent Davis, born in Chicago is an internationally acclaimed jazz percussionist, composer and teacher. The seed of music was planted in Davis early, growing up in a home filled with the influences of rock, jazz and gospel. In 1979 Davis left Chicago to attend the Milwaukee Conservatory of Music, where his love of jazz and skill at drumming further bloomed and flourished. It was here that Davis met his mentor Manty Ellis. Davis trained and studied with Ellis, primarily focusing on Jazz trap drumming.

Night of Improvisor is hosted by Hanah Jon Taylor. Show: $10
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Night of the Improvisor feat. Vincent Davis (Chicago)
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TGIF - AfroVibe Dance Party - DJ Lyriks (21+ Only)Aug 27, 9:00pmCafe CODAWelcome to the TGIF AfroVibe DANCE PARTY at Cafe CODA!

Featuring Afrovibe Djs Dj Lyriks & Dj Eazy E

#afrovibe #danceparty #djlyriks
Music Policy: Afrobeats, Afrohouse , Amapiano, francophone, Top 40

Will check ID at the door. 21+ Only
(Masks are optional)

Tickets: $10

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TGIF - AfroVibe Dance Party - DJ Lyriks (21+ Only)
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Bright Moments: 2021 Band - FREE!Aug 27, 6:00pmCafe CODABright Moments FREE event!!

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

Photo: Shatter Imagery
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Classical Guitar Night - Leonardo QuinteroAug 26, 7:00pmCafe CODAThank you, Madison Classical Guitar Society, for the generous sponsorship for the monthly classical guitar concert. This month we are featuring Leonardo Quintero.

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Leonardo Arturo Quintero began studying the guitar at the age of 15 at Miami Senior High School. In 2011, he had his first lessons at Stetson University, where he received his Bachelor's (Magna Cum Laude) in 2015, under Dr. Stephen Robinson. In 2018, he graduated (Cum Laude) from the Florida State University with his Master's in Music, where he studied with 2013 Lifetime Achievement recipient Bruce Holzman.

These free events are in collaboration with MCGS and supported by Dane County Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation. This project is also funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board."

All donations will go to the venue and technians via www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive
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Classical Guitar Night - Leonardo Quintero
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The Human Show - Dreamworld: Hosted by Stephanie RearickAug 8, 2:00pmCafe CODAThe monthly 'Human Show' - Dreamworld is the theme of this month.

Come join us to listen or participate in this meaningful talk show involving our beloved community. The show contains live music, interviews regarding different subjects brought by community members.

Hosted by Stephanie Rearick. Rearick's work is dark piano-driven classical/cabaret/pop. In addition to piano, she sings, plays trumpet, and builds pieces with various sound sources live on a Boss Loopstation.

She has been performing and recording since 1993, as frontwoman for a number of bands - currently The There Was A Mans, occasional side-musician and film scorer and, most consistently, solo artist.
www.reverbnation.com/stephanierearick

Free event! Please support via www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive or venmo @cafe-coda-1
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The Human Show - Dreamworld: Hosted by Stephanie Rearick
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Bright Moments: Adem Tesfaye Band - FREEAug 6, 6:00pmCafe CODABright Moments bring you Adem Tesfaye Band once again!

Adem Tesfaye is a Madison, WI. native, NYC-based emcee/songwriter, Hip-hop guitarist, music producer whose music style has deep roots in Hip-Hop, funk, reggae, and blues. Adem draws his inspiration from artists like Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Tribe Called Quest, Gang Star, and The Roots. His craftsmanship of storytelling is unique and rhythmically hypnotic. Adem’s stature on stage and baritone voice ooze with sexy richness, heartfelt warmth, life wisdom, and command. Having lived in Seattle and NYC his sound is an elixir of grit, instrumentation, big stage performance, and Broadway lights. Adem released two solo albums, D-iZ-lll “the Sickness” and “Athedage” with producer Rick Flowers, Mannie Sanchez, and Matt Mueller and shared stage with acts like Red Man, Method Man, De la soul, Pharside, Ben Harper, Spearhead, and Jazzmatazz. His latest projects include the Black Poet’s Society Reunion and the Binx, a NYC based blue funk band with a Hip-Hop edge.

Adem Is Currently finishing his newest project The Art Of. Schedule to Release Mid-Summer!

Stay Tuned!

Free SPECIAL event!
Photo by Hedi LaMarr Photography
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Bright Moments: Adem Tesfaye Band - FREE
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Night of the Improvisor featuring percussionist, Kevin Carnes.
Kevin Carnes (drums), a Detroit native, was a founding member of the Afro industrial noise ensemble, 'The BeatNigs', and the improv group 'U.A.F.'. He is an in-demand studio ace and his credits include analog/digital drum work for Soulstice, Consolidated, and George Clinton/P-Funk. His playing is elemental, like thunder, the wind or volcanoes erupting. Carnes was also a founding member of 'Broun Fellinis'.
Night of Improvisor is hosted by Hanah Jon Taylor.
Other guests: Maggie Cousin on woodwind
Luke Leavitt on piano
Air Smith on bass
Adam Tesfaye on guitar
Show: $10
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I thought Hanah was in Chicago! My bad!

Sounds perfect now!

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Tonight, the Night of the Improvisor, hosted by Hanah Jon Taylor featuring Kevin Carnes, starts at 7 PM. $10.

Night of the Improvisor feat. Kevin CarnesJul 25, 7:00pmCafe CODANight of the Improvisor featuring percussionist, Kevin Carnes.

Kevin Carnes (drums), a Detroit native, was a founding member of the Afro industrial noise ensemble, 'The BeatNigs', and the improv group 'U.A.F.'. He is an in-demand studio ace and his credits include analog/digital drum work for Soulstice, Consolidated, and George Clinton/P-Funk. His playing is elemental, like thunder, the wind or volcanoes erupting. Carnes was also a founding member of 'Broun Fellinis'.

Night of Improvisor is hosted by Hanah Jon Taylor. Show: $10
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Night of the Improvisor feat. Kevin Carnes
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7 days ago
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The Luke Leavitt trio is a new local jazz group that explores a contemporary fusion of ambient, groove, and pop styles over a solid post-bop foundation in a minimal trio setting.
Luke Leavitt on piano
John Christensen on bass
Devin Drobka on drums
Bright Moments free event!
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Tonight at 6 PM. Bright Moments Free Event!!
Luke Leavitt trio is a new local jazz group that explores a contemporary fusion of ambient, groove, and pop styles over a solid post-bop foundation in a minimal trio setting.
Luke Leavitt on piano
John Christensen on bass
Devin Drobka on drums
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Tonight at 6 PM. Bright Moments Free Event!!
Luke Leavitt trio is a new local jazz group that explores a contemporary fusion of ambient, groove, and pop styles over a solid post-bop foundation in a minimal trio setting. 
Luke Leavitt on piano
John Christensen on bass
Devin Drobka on drums
7 days ago
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This morning at 10 AM, come to enjoy some live jazz and coffee, with the performance from Luke Leavitt (piano) and Ari Smith (bass)! Come early so you have the best seat!

#jazzduo #livejazzmadisonwi #jazzandcoffee #cafecodamadisonwi #lukeleavittpiano #arismithbass
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This morning at 10 AM, come to enjoy some live jazz and coffee, with the performance from Luke Leavitt (piano) and Ari Smith (bass)! Come early so you have the best seat!

#jazzduo #livejazzmadisonwi #jazzandcoffee #cafecodamadisonwi #lukeleavittpiano #arismithbass
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Bright Moments: Helen Feest Quartet - FREE!Aug 20, 6:00pmCafe CODAThe Feest Quartet was formed in 2020 from loyal participants of the weekly New Breed Jazz Jam. The band brings a fresh display of rhythm and sound to the table with a side of classic jazz standards you love, made famous by the stylings of Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and more.

Their mission is to pay tribute to songs that withstood the test of time and continue to evoke emotion generations past their composition.

Bright Moments event - Free!!

Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott

Support free live music, please donate. to www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive or @venmo cafe-coda-1
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Bright Moments: Helen Feest Quartet - FREE!
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Ben Sidran Trio - Happy Birthday Bash (One Show)Aug 24, 7:00pmCafe CODABen Sidran's Third Annual 75th Birthday Happening - "Who's The Old Guy Now" with Ben Sidran (piano, voice), Billy Peterson (bass) and Leo Sidran (drums)

bensidran.com/album/whos-the-old-guy-now

Ben Sidran is widely recognized as the host of National Public Radio’s landmark jazz series “Jazz Alive”, which received a Peabody Award, and as the host of VH-1 television’s “New Visions” series, which received the Ace Award for best music series. A pianist, producer, singer and composer, he has recorded more than thirty solo albums, including the Grammy nominated Concert for Garcia Lorca, and produced recordings for such noted artists as Van Morrison, Diana Ross, Michael Franks, Rickie Lee Jones, Mose Allison and Steve Miller (with whom he co-wrote the hit song “Space Cowboy”). He is the composer of the soundtrack for the acclaimed film Hoop Dreams, and scored the documentary Vietnam: Long Time Coming, which won both the Aspen Film Festival audience award and an Emmy. Sidran has authored two books on the subject of jazz, Black Talk, a cultural history of the music, and Talking Jazz, a series of conversations with inspirational musicians. He holds a PhD. in American Studies from Sussex University, Brighton, England, but has studiously avoided the academic life, preferring instead to spend his time performing, producing and writing. His latest works include the memoir, A Life in the Music and the groundbreaking text There Was a Fire: Jews, Music and the American Dream, along with the recordings Dylan Different and Don’t Cry For No Hipster.

ONE SHOW ONLY! $20.
Students $15 (get tickets at the door w/IDs)
Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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Ben Sidran Trio - Happy Birthday Bash (One Show)
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The Lady T Jazz! Two ShowsAug 21, 7:00pmCafe CODAToscanellie Marcelain, “Lady T.” has performed at many Chicago-area venues. She has held many performance residencies, including a 2-year Saturday night residency at Cyrano's Farm Kitchen in Chicago's River North neighborhood and an 8-year Friday and Saturday residency at Pacific Blue Seafood-Steaks-Oysters Restaurant nee Ciao Bella Ristorante in Glen Ellyn, IL in the western suburbs.

Some “Lady T.” U.S. performance highlights are the Chicago Jazz Festival, the Hyde Park Jazz Society Jazz Festival, the Maywood Jazz Fest, the East Dundee Wine Festival, the Hazel Crest Village Jazz Festival, the Hyde Park Jazz Society Sunday Jazz Series and the Iowa Quad Cities Polyrhythms Sunday Jazz Series. She was an annual main stage performer for the Chicago Merchandise Mart “One of a Kind Show and Sale,” for more than 5 years.

Known to her international listeners as the “American Lady with a lot of jazz to give,” T. has been a representative for America’s jazz at diplomatic, international and cultural jazz events in Europe, East Africa, West Africa and the former Soviet Union. She hosted a weekly live jazz television broadcast from the Bass Line Jazz Club she managed in Accra, Ghana; organized, booked, and presented the first-ever Jazz Festival in Lusaka, Zambia and performed at many international jazz clubs and hotels, including performance residencies at the Inter-Continental and Pamodzi Hotels. Numerous other abroad performances include concerts, festivals, benefits and corporate events. T. has also presented and directed theater events, and does commercial voice overs.

Toscanellie is a very active mentor, clinician and resource for the jazz community, emphasizing opportunities for young and new jazz listeners, vocalists and musicians. She is an associate for the observance of “Jazz Appreciation Month” every April on behalf of the Smithsonian Institution, organizing, presenting and reporting jazz events throughout the year, and submitting jazz information and materials for U.S. archiving of this important occasion. Since 2012 she has been able to get Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to issue a Proclamation declaring April “Jazz Appreciation Month in Chicago” that also honors the jazz culture in Chicago.

T. has been listed as “Best of the Best” of outstanding performers highly recommended for adult programming, recognized by the Library Administrators of Northern Illinois, since 2008.

Toscanellie is a songwriter and publisher member of ASCAP. Her CD discography includes “Bringing Back Some Basics,” “A Celebration for Jazz” (live at Ciao Bella Ristorante), “The Lady T. Trio,” “Christmas the Wright Way (with the John Wright Quartet), "Speak Low," and her latest release, “T for Three.” Her recordings are heard on radio and internet play lists - especially Chicago-area’s WDCB /90.9 FM/the College of DuPage station.

“Lady T.” is a terrific performer with a super personality! She possesses a distinctly intimate and memorable vocal style, superb musicianship, and a super personality. “Lady T.” is someone every jazz lover should know!

Musicians - Jim Pierce/Guitar. Dan DeLorenzo/Bass. Todd Howell/Drums

ladytjazz.net/listen

Two shows: 7 & 9 PM, $20/show
Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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The Lady T Jazz! Two Shows
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Event Horizon Jazz Quartet - Two ShowsAug 28, 9:00pmCafe CODATwo shows: 7 & 9 PM, $20/show

Event Horizon Jazz Quartet is a Chicago-based group comprising four of the finest jazz musicians the Windy City has to offer. The Quartet are regulars on the Chicago jazz scene with a steady gig at a popular local venue.

The Quartet plays mostly original jazz-oriented music with Donn De Santo- bass, Rick Vitek- drums, Scott Mertens-keys, and Jim Kaczmarek- sax and flute.

Jim Kaczmarek (saxophones, flute) wanted to play saxophone from before he could say the word. Born and raised near Milwaukee, Wisconsin he began playing professionally at 16. Jim went on to lead the WAMI nominated eclectic jazz group ‘Kinetic Shower’ in the 80’s and early 90’s; then with WAMI winning vocalist Annie Denison in ‘Annie and the Jazz Orphans’. After his Assistantship at Northern Illinois University, teaching Jazz Theory, Kaczmarek moved to Chicago in 1995. Since then Jim performed with ‘The Buckinghams’ for over 15 years and has been a member of the High Society Orchestra for over 17 years. Throughout his life he has performed with a wide variety of artists including Diahann Carroll and The Milwaukee Symphony, Jerry Bergonzi, Bobby Shew( at the Lima, Peru Jazz Festival), ‘The Grass Roots’, Dennis Tufano, as well Victor DeLorenzo and Brian Ritchie of ‘Violent Femmes’. In educational settings Jim has been fortunate enough to perform with numerous greats including Pepper Adams, Tito Puente, Bob Mintzer, Louis Bellson, and Paquito D’ Rivera. Jim co-directed the Chicago South Shore Youth Jazz Ensemble with the world renowned educator Ronald Carter for 12 years. This group performed with such masters as Wynton Marsalis, Hamiet Bluiett and Clark Terry. He has authored Teacher Resource Guides for Volumes 1 and 2 of GIA publications “Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz,” as well as recording with Annie Denison, ‘The Buckinghams’ and Jack Grassel. Most recently Kaczmarek has performed with ‘The Names’, ‘The New Invaders’, ‘The Chicago Experience’ as well as duos with John Moran, Leandro Lopez Varady and John Behling. Jim has performed with Brass Tracks as well as the Pete Elman Big Band. He has taught music in CPS for over 20 years

Scott Mertens (piano) is an active performer, arranger, and composer. He studied jazz piano with Willie Pickens at Northern Illinois University, where he was a graduate assistant for Director of Jazz Studies Ron Carter. He has performed in solo and small group settings and with various Chicago area groups that include Event Horizon, the Jim Kanas Quartet, and the Nightshift Orchestra. He has also played with numerous Chicago area big bands. He has performed with many distinguished jazz artists, including Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Melton Mustafa, and Louie Bellson.

He was the director of the NIU Community School of the Arts Jazz Band, has worked as a jazz clinician at festivals in several Midwestern states, and has been a regular faculty member at the NIU Jazz Camp since 2007. He is a contributing author to both volumes of Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz (GIA Publications), and he has published jazz compositions through composer Jim Martin’s website, www.pdfjazzmusic.com.

Donn DeSanto (bass) is currently an instructor at Chicago State University, teaching acoustic and electric bass. He has studied extensively with Larry Gray, Warren Benfield and Steve Lester both members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Eddie deHass as well as further studies with Ray Brown, Rufus Reid, and Niels Henning Orsted Pederson. Donn has served as staff bassist for Holy Angels Church, Divine Providence Church (Westchester, Illinois) and St Theresa of Avila Church (Chicago). He is the owner and operator of Bass Place Recording Studio, having recorded Flippomusic: ‘Ganesh’, ‘Toa Tunes’ and ‘Life on Mars, ‘as well Curtis Robinson (The Doctor): ‘Dancing in the Street” and bass great Larry Gray’s “Gravity.” Donn’s influences include Ray Brown, Sam Jones, Paul McCartney, Christian McBride, Jaco Pastorius and Rufus Reid. Besides being a long time member of Jazz on Planet Flippo, The John Moran Trio, Gold Coast Orchestra, and Brass Tracks Jazz Orchestra; Donn has performed with many greats including Jon Faddis, Thad Jones, Frank Mantooth, Melba Moore, Gary Novak, Patti Page, Akio Sasajima and Paul Wertico.

Rick Vitek (drums), a Cleveland native, has been playing in Chicago since 1981, doing club shows in a plethora of styles, as well as recording jingles. He taught percussion at Columbia in the 1990s and appeared twice on Star Search in 1984. Highlights of his career include touring England with the Tom Fuller Band and Japan with Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band. Rick has also performed with many greats- including Richie Cole, Kurt Elling, Joe Lovano and Reggie Thomas. He has recorded with many artists.

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Chance Stine Quartet - Two ShowsAug 14, 7:00pmCafe CODAThe Chance Stine Quartet began together as a traditional jazz quartet, but over time it has grown into a vehicle for the group's original music and arrangements. While jazz is still the basis for the group's improvisatory nature, they've morphed into a third stream identity which combines the members' jazz, classical, and folk backgrounds together into an engaging synthesis of styles.

The group members are Chance Stine (saxophone and other woodwinds), Wilder Deitz (keys), Sam Olson (bass), and Matty Allen (drums).

Please check out their music:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm0Sjp-jMEI
soundcloud.com/chance-stine-996662969/this-little-light-of-mine
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSQRixoOtNs
soundcloud.com/chance-stine-996662969/hymn-for-hank-williams
www.chancestine.com/music

Two shows: 7 & 9 PM, $20/show
Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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Chance Stine Quartet - Two Shows
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Bright Moments: Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars - FREE!Aug 13, 6:00pmCafe CODAReady for a fun night filled with West African music and move your body wherever the music takes you?

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. www.tanidiakite.com

The Kamale N'goni is an instrument that originates from Wasulu, a region on the border of Mali and Guinea, West Africa. It is derived from the larger Donso N'goni, which means "hunter's harp". Throughout the centuries, Malian hunters were also skilled musicians who used their trance-like music to appease the spirits of the animals they hunted, so as not to be plagued by evil spirits.

The Kamale N'goni is a smaller, more popular version of this instrument. It is the centerpiece of a popular style of music from Mali called Wasulu Music. When you hear the blues played by Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars, you'll understand why it is often said that Mali is the birthplace of the blues. The Kamale N'goni is one of several African instruments that preceded the banjo, so you'll hear similarities to bluegrass music as well.

Another driving force of Wasu
lu music is percussion. The Afrofunkstars are backed up by one of the hottest rhythm sections around, featuring Paddy Cassidy on jembe, Hugo Reynolds on drumset, and Mamoudou Diallo and Djam Vivie on percussion. The funk is rounded out by bass powerhouse Nickolas Moran, Peter Baggenstoss on keyboards, and Matt Manske on guitar. The interplay between Kamale N'goni and jembe grooves so hard that audiences can't stay still - the urge to get up and move is too powerful!

Free event with drink specials.
Door opens at 5 PM!
Photo: Hedi LaMarr Rudd Photography

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Bright Moments: Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars - FREE!
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The Cherry Pit will be here next Saturday! You don’t want to miss it. 🍒
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The Tony Catania Trio focuses on original compositions and complete dedication to improvising as a cohesive and organic unit, resulting in unique and adventurous performances every time. The Trio released their first cd in early 2020, “Tony Catania Trio - Sitting and Staring” and will be releasing their first vinyl record this summer entitled “Fairly Certain”.
Tony Catania - saxophone
Barry Clark-bass
Devin Drobka-drums
Two shows: 7 & 9 PM
$20/show, students half-priced with IDs
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Sounding great, Caos!!

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Mark Tonelli Trio - Two ShowsAug 7, 7:00pmCafe CODAIllinois-based guitarist and composer Mark Tonelli brings his trio to Cafe Coda. Before landing in Illinois, where he is director of guitar studies at Millikin University in Decatur, Mark had residencies in three major music hubs--- New York City, Dallas, and Kansas City. He has performed across the country in renowned venues including The Jazz Standard in NYC, The Jazz Showcase in Chicago, Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., Sharp Nine Gallery in Durham, NC, and The Blue Room in Kansas City, MO.

Mark has released three critically-acclaimed CD's on the MTonal Music label. The group performs Mark's award-winning original compositions as well as the music of David Bowie, Queen, and Tom Petty in unlikely but compelling jazz arrangements. Mark's music has been featured on National Public Radio's (NPR) All Things Considered, and he has been a winner or finalist in the Billboard Magazine World Song Contest, USA Songwriting Competition, and The Great American Song Contest. Mark is also a member of saxophonist Arthur White's MERGE, a collective of musicians and composers that notable jazz journalist Scott Yanow calls "world-class players." MERGE's debut album, when you find it was released in 2020 on the Artists Recording Collective label to critical acclaim.

For ten years, Mark was the guitarist for the U.S. Army's West Point Jazz Knights, touring and performing in some of the nation's top venues and with a who's who of jazz legends including Benny Golson, Billy Cobham, Bobby Watson, Randy Brecker, Steve Turre, Rufus Reid, Bob Mintzer, John Riley, Claudio Roditi, Adam Nussbaum, as well as the Boston Pops and the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet.

Mark’s trio will feature Racine-based Nate Lienhard on bass, who for five years was the bassist in famed drummer Joe Morello’s trio; and Dr. Matthew Endres on drums, professor of drum set, jazz history and the UW Marching Band drumline coordinator at the University of Wisconsin. The group will play an eclectic mix of jazz standards and Mark’s original compositions.

www.mtonalmusic.com/
music.wisc.edu/faculty/matthew-endres/
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The monthly 'Human Show' - Second Acts, feat interviews with Willie Triplett of Second Chances project, Kacy Zander of ReCreate arts collective, and Occupy Madison's tinier home village, and Andrew Rohn and our special Puano Recital guest!

Come join us to listen or participate in this meaningful talk show involving our beloved community. The show contains live music, interviews regarding different subjects brought by community members.

Hosted by Stephanie Rearick.

Free event! Please support via www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive or venmo @cafe-coda-1

#community #theinterview #TheHumanShow
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Come over in person and join the conversation!

3 weeks ago
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Come join our monthly The Human Show, interviews and live music, hosted by Stephanie Rearick. Jazz cafe is open now and the show starts at 2 pm! Free event. Come in person and bring your friends!

The Human Show Hosted by Stephanie Rearick: Second ActsJul 11, 2:00pmCafe CODAThe monthly 'Human Show' - Second Acts, feat interviews with Willie Triplett of Second Chances project, Kacy Zander of ReCreate arts collective, and Occupy Madison's tinier home village, and Andrew Rohn and our special Puano Recital guest!

Come join us to listen or participate in this meaningful talk show involving our beloved community. The show contains live music, interviews regarding different subjects brought by community members.

Hosted by Stephanie Rearick.

Free event! Please support via www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive or venmo @cafe-coda-1
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The Human Show Hosted by Stephanie Rearick: Second Acts
3 weeks ago
Cafe CODA

The Anders Svanoe Latin Jazz Quintet is a new Latin Jazz project from Anders Svanoe as he continues his series, State of the Baritone, a collection of music to showcase original music for the baritone saxophone. The band will be featuring music from their upcoming album, State of the Baritone 5, to be released in the Fall of 2021.
Anders Svanoe-baritone saxophone
Louka Patenaude-guitar
John Mesoloras-bass
Arno Gonzalez-congas and percussion
Frank Martinez-drums
Two shows: 7 & 9 PM
$20/show, students show IDs at the door for half price.
Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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Happy dance! 💃🕺

3 weeks ago
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Cafe CODA's Bright Moments, Happy Hour Free Live Music Event, brings you Charlie Painter Trio.
"With one foot planted in the past of bop and one foot pointed towards the future of space, Painter's guitar oscillates fluently between rock/fusion while keeping the spirit intact.
Featuring works by Dr. Lonnie Smith and Pat Metheny. With Claire Kannapell on Upright Bass and Kelby Kryshak on Drums."
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Love that funky bass, Claire!

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4 weeks ago
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Friday Morning Serenade -Jazz and CoffeeJul 9, 10:00amCafe CODAEvery 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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4 weeks ago
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Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Band - Two ShowsJul 31, 7:00pmCafe CODATony Castañeda Latin Jazz Band is
Wisconsin’s premier Latin Jazz Band for over 20 years. Tony Castañeda and his band have been honoring and keeping alive the music of what some call the Golden Age of Latin Jazz.

Winner of 14 Isthmus Madison Favorite Jazz Band annual awards. The Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Band has opened for legendary Latin jazz artists such as Poncho Sanchez, John Santos, Giovanni Hidalgo, and John Benitez.

Constantly searching for the obscure gems of that era, the band felt a responsibility to present these treasures to a new audience with new vigor and life. The Afro-Cuban Jazz arrangements of that period are outrageously timeless and remain on a par with any jazz music coming out today.

Dave Stoler - keys, Anders Svanoe - Baritone sax, Louka Patenaude - guitar, Henry Boehm - bass, Arno Gonzalez-timbales, percussion, Tommy Mattioli - vibes and percussion and Tony Castañeda - congas, bongos, percussion

Two shows: 7 & 9 PM
$20/show (students $15 with ID, buy tickets at the door)

#latinjazzmusic #livelatinjazz #latindancemusic #tonycastanedalatinjazz #anderssvanoe #tommymattioli #loukapatenaude #henryboehm #arnogonzalez
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4 weeks ago
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TGIF - AfroVibe Dance Party - DJ LyriksJul 30, 9:00pmCafe CODAWelcome to the TGIF AfroVibe DANCE PARTY at Cafe CODA!

Featuring Afrovibe Djs Dj Lyriks & Dj Eazy E

#afrovibe #danceparty #djlyriks
Music Policy: Afrobeats, Afrohouse , Amapiano, francophone, Top 40

Will check ID at the door. 21+ Only
(Masks are optional)

Tickets: $10

#dancemusic #djdanceparty #djlyriks #afrobeats #afrovibe
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4 weeks ago
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Bright Moments: 2021 Band - FREE!Jul 30, 5:30pmCafe CODAWelcome 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.

Bright Moments, FREE event!!

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

Photo: Shatter Imagery
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Bright Moments: 2021 Band - FREE!
4 weeks ago
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Classical Guitar Night - Timothy Steis Solo ConcertJul 29, 7:00pmCafe CODAThank you, Madison Classical Guitar Society, for the generous sponsorship for the series of concerts on the last Thursday of every month. This month, we feature Timothy Steis.
www.madisoncgs.org/

Timothy Steis is an accomplished classical guitarist born in the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland. He has received Performance Degrees from Florida State University and Shenandoah Conservatory under renowned pedagogues Bruce Holzman and Julian Gray. Tim has won prizes in multiple competitions and has performed in the Masterclasses of SoloDuo, Pavel Steidl, Jorge Caballero, and many more.

Aside from being a player, Tim is also an up-and-coming luthier. He began building guitars during his time at FSU and was self-taught until apprenticing with renowned Baltimore luthier Ross Gutmeier during his Master's degree. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is a recipient of the Paul Collins Fellowship.

These free events are in collaboration with MCGS and supported by Dane County Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation. This project is also funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

Support free live music, please donate to www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive or Venmo @cafe-coda-1

Thank you so much for your support!
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4 weeks ago
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In observance of Independence Day, July 4th, we are closed for the long weekend. The bar will reopen on Thursday, July 8th, and the Jazz Café reopens on Tuesday, July 6th. Happy 4th of July, everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

In observance of Independence Day, July 4th, we are closed for the long weekend. The bar will reopen on Thursday, July 8th, and the Jazz Café reopens on Tuesday, July 6th. Happy 4th of July, everyone!
4 weeks ago
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Bright Moments bring you Adem Tesfaye Band once again!
Adem Tesfaye is a Madison, WI. native, NYC-based emcee/songwriter, Hip-hop guitarist, music producer whose music style has deep roots in Hip-Hop, funk, reggae, and blues. Adem draws his inspiration from artists like Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Tribe Called Quest, Gang Star, and The Roots. His craftsmanship of storytelling is unique and rhythmically hypnotic. Adem’s stature on stage and baritone voice ooze with sexy richness, heartfelt warmth, life wisdom, and command. Having lived in Seattle and NYC his sound is an elixir of grit, instrumentation, big stage performance, and Broadway lights. Adem released two solo albums, D-iZ-lll “the Sickness” and “Athedage” with producer Rick Flowers, Mannie Sanchez, and Matt Mueller and shared stage with acts like Red Man, Method Man, De la soul, Pharside, Ben Harper, Spearhead, and Jazzmatazz. His latest projects include the Black Poet’s Society Reunion and the Binx, a NYC based blue funk band with a Hip-Hop edge.
Adem Is Currently finishing his newest project The Art Of. Schedule to Release Mid-Summer!
Stay Tuned!
Free SPECIAL event!
Photo by Hedi LaMarr Photography
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4 weeks ago
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Night of the Improvisor feat. Kevin CarnesJul 25, 7:00pmCafe CODANight of the Improvisor featuring percussionist, Kevin Carnes.

Kevin Carnes (drums), a Detroit native, was a founding member of the Afro industrial noise ensemble, 'The BeatNigs', and the improv group 'U.A.F.'. He is an in-demand studio ace and his credits include analog/digital drum work for Soulstice, Consolidated, and George Clinton/P-Funk. His playing is elemental, like thunder, the wind or volcanoes erupting. Carnes was also a founding member of 'Broun Fellinis'.

Night of Improvisor is hosted by Hanah Jon Taylor. Show: $10
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Night of the Improvisor feat. Kevin Carnes
4 weeks ago
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Bright Moments: Luke Leavitt Trio - FREE!Jul 23, 6:00pmCafe CODAThe Luke Leavitt trio is a new local jazz group that explores a contemporary fusion of ambient, groove, and pop styles over a solid post-bop foundation in a minimal trio setting.

Luke Leavitt on piano
John Christensen on bass
Devin Drobka on drums

Bright Moments free event!

Please support free live music events by donating to www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive
venmo@cafe-coda-1
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Bright Moments: Luke Leavitt Trio - FREE!
4 weeks ago
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Tony Catania Trio - Two ShowsJul 17, 7:00pmCafe CODAThe Tony Catania Trio focuses on original compositions and complete dedication to improvising as a cohesive and organic unit, resulting in unique and adventurous performances every time. The Trio released their first cd in early 2020, “Tony Catania Trio - Sitting and Staring” and will be releasing their first vinyl record this summer entitled “Fairly Certain”.

Tony Catania - saxophone
Barry Clark-bass
Devin Drobka-drums

Two shows: 7 & 9 PM

$20/show, students half-priced with IDs
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Tony Catania Trio - Two Shows
4 weeks ago
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The Human Show Hosted by Stephanie Rearick: Second ActsJul 11, 2:00pmCafe CODAThe monthly 'Human Show' - Second Acts, feat interviews with Willie Triplett of Second Chances project, Kacy Zander of ReCreate arts collective, and Occupy Madison's tinier home village, and Andrew Rohn and our special Puano Recital guest!

Come join us to listen or participate in this meaningful talk show involving our beloved community. The show contains live music, interviews regarding different subjects brought by community members.

Hosted by Stephanie Rearick.

Free event! Please support via www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive or venmo @cafe-coda-1
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The Human Show Hosted by Stephanie Rearick: Second Acts
1 month ago
Cafe CODA

The Anders Svanoe Latin Jazz Quintet - Two Shows, 7 & 9 PMJul 10, 7:00pmCafe CODAThe Anders Svanoe Latin Jazz Quintet is a new Latin Jazz project from Anders Svanoe as he continues his series, State of the Baritone, a collection of music to showcase original music for the baritone saxophone. The band will be featuring music from their upcoming album, State of the Baritone 5, to be released in the Fall of 2021.

Anders Svanoe-baritone saxophone
Louka Patenaude-guitar
John Mesoloras-bass
Arno Gonzalez-congas and percussion
Frank Martinez-drums

Two shows: 7 & 9 PM
$20/show, students show IDs at the door for half price.

Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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The Anders Svanoe Latin Jazz Quintet - Two Shows, 7 & 9 PM
1 month ago
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Due to the long weekend, we are cancelling the Saturday Night Jam session on 7/3! The Jam will resume on 7/10, 11 pm! See you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Yes! Adem Tesfaye Band is on 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Free!

Will there be music on Friday night?

1 month ago
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Benny Benack III quartet performs at Cafe Coda now! Sold out show! Pls watch live stream on Coda website, FB, and YouTube! ... See MoreSee Less

Benny Benack III quartet performs at Cafe Coda now! Sold out show! Pls watch live stream on Coda website, FB, and YouTube!
1 month ago
Cafe CODA

BENNY BENACK III QUARTET IS BACK!!
A finalist in the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition, and the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, 30-year-old Benny Benack III is a key part of the superlative group of young musicians that’s breathing new life into New York City’s legendary jazz scene. UPDATE: Benny Benack III just won Third Prize from a field of more than 600 applicants, and is the first male award winner in the competition’s history.
Here are two samples of Benny’s performances with several of these musicians: on trumpet (www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vp_7J6rzX4) from a recent house concert in Harlem (starting with the second tune, “On The Trail,” from the “Grand Canyon Suite”), and on vocals (“Social Call”) (www.youtube.com/watch?v=evVDxThlc3o) from his most recent album, “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.” For more info:
www.bennybenackjazz.com/
Tyler Shields on drums
Sam Peters on bass
Jeremy Kahn on piano
Veteran pianist Jeremy Kahn has performed with many jazz luminaries over the years, including Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Sonny Stitt, Branford Marsalis, Phil Woods, Charlie Haden, Bobby Watson, Nicholas Payton, Marquis Hill, Wycliffe Gordon, Steve Turre, Curtis Fuller, Ray Brown, Christian McBride, Kenny Clarke, Tito Puente, Sheila Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Karrin Allyson, and Mary Stallings, as well as pop giants like Joni Mitchell and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Jeremy was also honored to be a guest on Marian McPartland's long-running NPR program, "PianoJazz,"
One show only! Door open at 5 PM. Show starts at 7:00 PM, $25 cover. Get your tickets before they are gone!
Production: Cafe CODA
Sounds: Papa Scott
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Went to school with the bassist and drummer!

Thx for the live!!

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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They are back! Get ready to dance!
Atimevu -7 PM
Tani Diakite & the Afrofunkstars - 9 PM
$10/show. $20 stay for two shows!!
Get your ticket now! Doors open at 5 PM
Atimevu:
Atimevu Drum and Dance Ensemble is a Madison, WI based group that performs the traditional music and dances of Ghana.
www.facebook.com/atimevudrumanddance/
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. www.tanidiakite.com
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Wish I could be there.

1 month ago
Cafe CODA

Once again! Welcome to 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. FREE!!
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 to support live music and arts through:
www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive/
Venmo @cafe-coda-1
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Wish I could be there in person but I cannot because I just got out of the hospital with two brain bleeds in my head not very much fun but I sure can listen and love music thank you so much guys love Emma

I sure do hope people are dancing on the floor they better be giving you guys some sugar right now

Love this Get it together loving the tunes

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1 month ago
Cafe CODA

Once again! Welcome to 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. FREE!!
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 to support live music and arts through:
www.gofundme.com/f/keep-coda-alive/
Venmo @cafe-coda-1
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