Strollin’ Series of Jazz Mini-Fests Kicks off at Schenk’s Corners on Friday, May 23rd

23 May

On Friday, May 23rd, the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium will kick off its new Strollin’ series of neighborhood-based mini-fests in the Schenk’s Corners commercial district. Produced by Consortium staff members Nick Moran and Rob Lundberg, and celebrating our outstanding local jazz musicians, “Strollin’ Schenk’s Corners” features 8 hours of live music (5:00 PM ‘til bar time) by a stylistically diverse array of 10 groups at 5 contiguous venues at the intersection of Atwood Avenue and Winnebago Street on Madison’s on Near East Side. Stroll from venue to venue without paying a cover charge and, with a staggered schedule of performances, you’ll be able to catch as many of the performances, and patronize as many of the participating venues, as you like.

Chocolaterian (2004 Atwood Avenue)
• 5:00 PM: Michelle Duvall (vocals) and Doug Brown (guitar)
• 6:15 PM: Lynette Margulies (vocals) and Jane Reynolds (piano)

Monona State Bank Outdoor Stage (1955 Atwood Avenue) (Weather Permitting)
• 5:30 PM: Madison East High School Jazz Combo: The Accidentals
• 6:45 PM: Madison West High School Jazz Combo: The C Minors

Thorps Salon (1988 Atwood Avenue)
• 7:30 PM: Lesser Lakes Trio (Jamie Breiwick, trumpet; John Christensen, bass; Devin Drobka, drums)
• 8:45 PM: Brennan Conners & Stray Passage (Brennan Conners, saxophone; Brian Grimm, cello/bass; Tim Russell, percussion)

One Barrel Brewing Company (2001 Atwood Avenue)
• 9:00 PM: Susan Hofer (vocals) and Doug Brown (guitar)
• 10:15 PM: Charlie Painter Trio (Charlie Painter, guitar; Bill Solomon, bass; Gabe Johnson, drums)

Alchemy (1980 Atwood Avenue)
• 10:45 PM: Tony Castañeda’s Latin Jazz Quartet (Anders Svanoe, saxophone; Dave Stoler, piano; Henry Boehm, bass; Tony Castañeda, percussion)
• Midnight: El Clan Destino (Vince Fuh, piano; Nick Moran, bass and vocals; Francisco Martinez, drums/timbales and vocals; Yorel Lashley, congas and vocals; Juanxo Martinez, vocals and cajón) with special guests Tony Barba (saxophone) and Paddy Cassidy (djembe)

Watch for news of the next Strollin’ event, as the Consortium takes the series to other neighborhood commercial districts around Greater Madison this summer.

“Strollin’ Schenk’s Corners” is made possible by a sponsorship from Monona State Bank, support from each of our other host venues, and a grant to the Jazz Consortium by the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, with promotional support from Isthmus, WORT-FM, the Capital City Hues and The Madison Times. These supporters are enabling us to pay all of our performers a fair fee, addressing a major sore point among our local musicians.

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