10:00 PM22:00

Ryan Meisel QuArtet- Strollin' Middleton

By popular demand, the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s Strollin’ series is returning to Downtown Middleton on Friday evening, September 7th, 2018.  This jazz mini-fest will feature performances by fourteen bands presenting six hours of continuous and stylistically diverse live music at eight indoor and outdoor venues in Middleton’s “walkable” downtown area east and west of Parmenter Street and south of University Avenue. Now in its fourth year, this popular “jazz stroll” series features a staggered performance schedule that makes it easy for attendees to stroll from venue to venue and sample many different musical styles.

In addition, this year the Middleton Arts Committee is sponsoring a Pop-Up Art Walk in collaboration with the Strollin’ Middleton Jazz Festival. The Art Walk will highlight local artists displaying and selling their work. Locations will be indicated by large red balloons outside of the businesses that are hosting artists.

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8:00 PM20:00

Ryan Meisel QuArtet

Join us for our return trip to Madison at one of the premiere jazz venues in the City.  The QuArtet will be playing tunes from their new album, "Walking into a Room" and also will be playing many of Meisel's standards from his Madison Days.  

No cover. 21 up show.


Ryan Meisel: Saxophones

Craig Rigby: Piano

David Dinauer: Bass

Jake Polancich: Drums

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3:00 PM15:00

Unrehearsed MKE 5 Year Anniversary Celebration

On Sunday, February 4th, 2018, join the Unrehearsed MKE community as we celebrate 5 YEARS of monthly improvised performances. This special anniversary party will include sets of round-robin style improvisations featuring some of the artists who have made the last year of Unrehearsed MKE events continually special.

The following performers will be involved in the multiple sets of round-robin improvs:

Stëphèn-Gållẫm SỢLď-Ǒŭt
Daniel Carver
Josh Guarisco
Molly Lieberman
Ryan Meisel
Nick Lang
Barry Paul Clark
John McCoy
Rick Ollman
Maks Prykhodko
Tally Moss
Pat Reinholz
Devin Drobka
John Christensen
Paul Westfahl
Joshua Catania
Paul Gaudynski
Tomas Antonic

As with our previous anniversary parties, this special Unrehearsed MKE will begin earlier than our normally scheduled events, so please note the start time of 3:00PM on Sunday, February 4th. As always, we're happy to have West End Conservatory be our home for these events, and donations are encouraged for non-performers. 

There will also be food! Because we're celebrating! Unrehearsed MKE co-curators will be bringing vegetarian and non-vegetarian crockpot chili, as well as various snacks. If you would like to bring treats to celebrate or beverages to drink, please feel free to do so!

Thank you all SO MUCH for continuing to help not only sustain but grow this series and this community of artists for 5 YEARS. It's such an honor and privilege to help facilitate these performances and to see the level of artistry coming out of the members of this ever-growing community. With a sincerest heart, we thank you.

See you at 3PM on Sunday February 4th!!

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