June 19-20th the Madison Music Collective Presents 6 EXCELLENT Jazz Education programs FREE for the Community

Isthmus Jazz Festival Program for the Fredric March Play Circle Theater

Presented by the: 



7-9pm “George Russell’s Four Dimensions of Melodic Construction”

Advanced Jazz Improvisation Lecture, Performance and Workshop

George Russell was a jazz musician and music theorist whose book, ” The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization for Improvisation” was revolutionary in the art of jazz improvisation. His four directions or dimensions explain all melodies that have ever been written or ever could be written. This workshop will examine each of these dimensions, using examples drawn from the distinctive styles of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman. All instruments and vocalists are welcome and encouraged to participate in this session. A full-blown jam session caps this workshop and ends the evening festivities.

Jim Erickson and Company


Film Showing: in Conjunction with the Madison Jazz Society


9-11pm “The Girls In The Band” This movie features a documentary style history of Women in Jazz. Will be followed by a discussion and/or Q & A June Dalton of Ladies Must Swing (LMS) Band and Linda Marty Schmitz, President of the Madison Jazz Society (MJS)


“Kids Program” for kids of all ages, performed by a youth ensemble on the Memorial Union Terrace

11am – 12:30pm Black Star Drum Line “Teach Me How To Drum Line”

Joey B. Banks

Black Star Drum Line, famous for their “street beats. “Teach Me How To Drum Line” is a look into what it takes to be in a drum line and will give our audience a chance to interact and participate with the kids and performers on stage, and even play some drums.


12:30 -2pm From Pop to Jazz

Did you know that many songs considered jazz were originally pop music songs?  This session will feature pop songs from different times transformed into jazz performances. Participants will discuss how the jazz interpretations are similar to and different from the original pop versions of the songs. Whether you are new to jazz or a longtime fan this session will be easy to listen to and understand.

Performance/discussion by Doug White, Jan Wheaton, Tisha Brown, Doug Normington, John Christensen

2:30 -4pm “The Masters of Jazz Violin”

The violin does not get much attention in the forefront of jazz and yet at it’s roots and all the way through, strings have been a vital part of jazz history.

“Lecture, performance and Q&A/workshop for those interested in learning more.”

Chris Wagoner and The Stellanovas”


4:30-5:30 Freddie Cole Stories  – Freddie Cole and/ or members of his band provide an opportunity to hear more about their music and stories.

Play Circle
Friday, June 19 Activity Name
7:00-9:00pm George Russel Class
9:00-11:00 Girls in the Band: Film Showing
Saturday, June 20 Group/Activity Name
11:00am-12:30pm Joey Banks Drumline
12:30-2:00 Pop to Jazz Class
2:30-4:00 Masters of the Jazz Violin
4:30-5:30 Freddie Cole- Talk Back
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June 13: The Harlem Renaissance Museum with The Jan Wheaton Trio

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Russ Johnson Quartet featured this week, Sunday, February 8th: 6-7pm for I.M. Workshop

Russ Johnson Quartet



Musicians — come one come all!

6-7pm at the Brink Lounge

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Connie Evingson Jazz Vocal Workshop facilitated by Marilyn Fisher

Following the MMC concert, This Sunday (11/16),  from 6-7pm, Marilyn Fisher http://www.marilynfisher.net/ will host a Jazz vocal workshop featuring the artists from the MMC/JOAS concert:

Connie EvingsonConnie Evingson (vocals) http://www.connieevingson.com/ , Dave Karr (saxophone) http://www.jazzmn.org/music/musicians.php?musician=davekarr and Mary Louise Knutson (piano) http://www.marylouiseknutson.com/ Laurie Lang (bass) http://www.laurielangmusic.com/ Jim Huwe (drums) Chris Wagoner (violin) http://www.thestellanovas.com/

This worshop will focus on ALL vocalists that improvise and those who want to learn more about vocal improvisation and/or instrumentalists that want to learn more about how to play in an ensemble with vocalists. Come ready to sing or jump in on an instrument.

Sunday, Nov. 16, 6-7pm

The Brink Lounge

701 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI

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Terri Lyne Carrington Workshop : Leading from the Drums! Nov. 8, 3pm WI Union Theater, Shannon Hall

ANNOUNCING! Terri Lyne Carrington Workshop November 8th


This invite goes out to ALL community members young and old:

  • that want to learn more about jazz,
  • unique drum grooves,
  • innovative bandleader traditions
  • and the untold stories of women in jazz.

Come one come all to Memorial union for a free workshop!

Hosted by

Madison Music Collective http://madisonmusiccollective.org/

 Memorial Union Theater http://www.uniontheater.wisc.edu/Season14-15/mosaic-project.html 

Terri Lyne Carrington Workshop


“Get to know the artist, the drummer and one of the most exciting band leaders today!” 

November 8, 2014

 3-4:30pm  Talk and Workshop in Shannon Hall, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706

8pm Mosaic Concert http://terrilynecarrington.com/mosaic/ 


Workshop Content:

  Get to Know the Artist

1. Ms. Carrington will speak a bit about herself and her experience coming up through the ranks of The legendary jazz Musicians of our time.

2. She will also speak about how she was received as a young woman musician (drummer).

3. As a well established and respected musician, Ms. Carrington will also share about her current projects, education efforts and the various other music work she  does.

There will be a short… 

Q & A about Carrington as an artist. 

Leading from the drums

1. Ms. Carrington will speak what it is like to lead a band from the drums and how she fits into the history of drummer/bandleaders.

2. She will also speak about what it means to “set the groove” – She will show some of her unique grooves, blends and hybrids

3. Ms. Carrington will share about her Mosaic project – what is it?  Why and who she choose to be in this project and how is has evolved?

There will be a short…  

Q & A about Drums and Mosaic

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Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble October 12 Workshop at the Brink 6-7pm facilitated by local Latin Jazz musician and bandleader Tony Castaneda

On October 12 Madison Music Collective is hosting the AMAZING… Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble  check them out here: http://www.calje.org/

 IMW & MMC invites all experience level Latin Jazz Musicians to come and participate in a workshop learning about the music of CALJE and getting to perform with CALJE musicians. 

6-7 FREE WORKSHOP -Lead by Tony Castaneda- Come ready to hear about the music and ask questions.

ALSO come with your instruments and voices to perform and interact with CALJE.


Concert info below:


Madison Music Collective http://www.madisonmusiccollective.org/ , Mad Toast Live, the Improvisational Music Workshop, Vom Fass, Ward-Brodt Music, Liliana’s, Isthmus, WORT-FM, and The Brink Lounge

proudly present… JAZZ ON A SUNDAY featuring: 


The Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble (CALJE) is regarded as the new and innovative force on the Latin Jazz scene. With a global sound, this band represents Afro-Cuban jazz, as well as music from all of Latin America. CALJE delivers captivating performances and high energy. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Brink Lounge, 701 East Washington Avenue, Madison, WI
Concert: 3:00-5:00 PM
Improvisational Music Workshop: 6:00-7:00 PM

General public: $15.00 advance, $18.00 at the door
Students with ID, Members of Madison Music Collective and Madison Jazz Society:
$10.00 advance, $15.00 at the door
Workshop Admission: Free



or purchase at the door on day-of-show

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Pat Mallinger Quartet Bops IMW

Come out for the IMW this week and hear Pat play with his Wisconsin trio. IMW will interview Pat to hearing about his approach to music making and improvisation and then — you — the musicians in the audience will get to hit with Pat and the band. Come ready with ideas and questions and a musical mind and heart open to learn more.
 Pat Mallinger

Concert: 3-5 pm
Improvisational Music Workshop: 6-7 pm

General Public:
$15 in advance atwww.thebrinklounge.com;
$18 at the door

Madison Music Collective and Madison Jazz Society members, Students with ID:
$10 in advance atwww.thebrinklounge.com;
$15 at the door

Chicago saxophonist Pat Mallinger

Pat Mallinger (saxophone, flute), Jim Erickson (keyboard), Jeff Hamman (bass), and Todd Howell (drums)

Sunday, September 14

The Brink Lounge

701 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI

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