April 25, Wed. 6:30 -9pm OMJ Jam & WSMA Showcase – Wallach, Grant, Lang & Moore @ Common Ground

This Week OMJ Jam and Showcase will feature some MHS Students performing their pieces for the WSMA State Solo & Ensemble Festival  as well as a full jazz jam.

Dan Wallach – sax, Becca May Grant – piano, Rand Moore – drums (leader of the Neophonic Jazz Orchestra) and Laurie Lang – bass

at  Common Ground at Branch & Century in Middleton

 

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6:30 – 7 – house band performs

7- 7:30 WSMA Showcase pieces

7:30- 8:15 Jam Session with sign up (all ages all levels welcome to join in)

8:15 – 9 WSMA Showcase and Jazz Jam Opportunity

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April 11, Wed. – OJM Jam at Common Ground

Wednesday – April 11, 6:30 -9pm OMJ Jam
at the Common Ground Common Ground Middleton
House Band:
Stan Godfriaux – piano
Jim Huwe – drums
Dan Wallach – sax
Laurie Lang – bass
rough schedule:
6:30 – 7:00- House band plays a set of music
7:15 – 8pm Jam Set 1 (sign up sheet for participants)
8:15 – 9pm Jam Set 2
Open jazz jam for all people to sign up and join in. Every week there will be lots of jazz blues and songs from the Real books 1 & 2. Come ready to play with a professional band. Jazz Combos are welcome to be featured and coached. Please contact Dan Wallach or Laurie Lang ahead of time if you’d like your combo to be featured.
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OMJ Jam – Wed. March 21, 6:30 -9pm

My DrawingOMJ Jam has a NEW HOME for March & April
Common Ground Cafe at the corner of Branch & Century in Middleton https://commongroundmiddleton.blog/
Wednesday – March 21, 6:30 -9pm  OMJ Jam
Open jazz jam for all people to sign up and join in. Every week there will be lots of jazz blues and songs from the Real books 1 & 2. Come ready to play with a professional band.
Jazz Combos are welcome to be featured and coached. Please contact Prof. Dan Wallach: dwallach@edgewood.edu or Laurie Lang: jazzbassmama@gmail.com  ahead of time if you’d like your combo to be featured.
Rough schedule:
6:30 – 7:00- House band plays a set of music
Prof. Dan Wallach -sax; Laurie Lang – bass (www.laurielangmusic.com );
Jim Erickson – piano (www.ericksongs.com);   Matt Endres – drums
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7:15 – 8pm Jam Set 1 (sign up sheet for participants)
8:15 – 9pm Jam Set 2
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OMJ Jam is BACK! a New Home – Common Ground – March 21, April 11 & 25

NEW HOME for March & April
Common Ground at the corner of Branch & Century in Middleton https://commongroundmiddleton.blog/
Wednesday – March 21, 6:30 -9pm  OMJ Jam
Open jazz jam for all people to sign up and join in. Every week there will be lots of jazz blues and songs from the Real books 1 & 2. Come ready to play with a professional band. Jazz Combos are welcome to be featured and coached. Please contact Prof. Dan Wallach: dwallach@edgewood.edu or Laurie Lang: jazzbassmama@gmail.com  ahead of time if you’d like your combo to be featured.
rough schedule:
6:30 – 7:00- House band plays a set of music
7:15 – 8pm Jam Set 1 (sign up sheet for participants)
8:15 – 9pm Jam Set 2
Wednesday – April 11, 6:30 -9pm OMJ Jam
Open jazz jam for all people to sign up and join in. Every week there will be lots of jazz blues and songs from the Real books 1 & 2. Come ready to play with a professional band. Jazz Combos are welcome to be featured and coached. Please contact Dan Wallach or Laurie Lang ahead of time if you’d like your combo to be featured.
rough schedule:
6:30 – 7:00- House band plays a set of music
7:15 – 8pm Jam Set 1 (sign up sheet for participants)
8:15 – 9pm Jam Set 2
Wednesday – April 25, 6:30 -9pm   Our Middleton Music Showcase and Jazz Jam
This week will feature the best of Middleton High School – students will perform WSMA State Solo and Ensemble pieces with professional accompaniment.
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OMJJ is on hold.

1847 at the Stamm House needs to take a break.

OMJJ – Our Middleton Jazz Jam will be on taking a pause until something materializes. We will post here as soon as we know the plan forward.

Feb 21 – was a lovely evening with Sarah Stine accompanying 2 hours + of solo and ensemble solos by MHS band students. Halie Brown, formally of the Louisiana Symphony, also played some amazing trumpet solos in-between some of the student players.  GREAT NIGHT of music.

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February 21, Wednesday will be a showcase 6:30 – 9pm at the Stamm House

Come out to hear Middleton High school kids perform their songs they are preparing for solo and ensemble. It will be great to hear a variety of jazz, broadway and classical tunes performed on various instruments and singing. Mrs. Stine will be there on piano to accompany students.

Middleton High School BOPA https://www.middletonbandorchestra.org/

1847 at the Stamm House http://www.1847stammhouse.com/

 

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OMJ Jam – February 7, 6:30 – 9pm

Our Middleton Jazz Jam for Wednesday, February 7 we will offer the opportunity to play any songs from Real Book 1 or 2 and/or any 12 bar blues of your choice.

Please practice your song ahead of time and be ready to play the melody and improvise on the tune or learn a transcription of a great jazz musician and play that.

Come and enjoy playing music with other high school friends, community members and area professional jazz musicians.

This week we will feature:

Stan Godfriaux – piano (Godfriaux family has a long time jazz lineage in Madison, Stan is one of their best!) Listen here: https://www.facebook.com/stan.godfriaux/videos/1542790989077601/

Matthew Endres – drums (UW – Adjunct Professor of Music/jazz studies)MattEndres

Dan Wallach – sax (leader of jazz combos at MHS and amazing all around saxophonist and teacher)

Laurie Lang – bass (MHS Jazz Mama)

Note:

February 21 – will be a showcase of WSMA Solo and Ensemble pieces by the best of Middleton High school — Classical, showtunes and jazz music will be featured. 

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