Strollin’ Jazz Crawl Series Moves to Monroe Street on July 19

9 Jul

Madison’s first-ever “jazz crawl” series moves to the Near West Side this month as the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium presents “Strollin’ Monroe Street” on Saturday, July 19th, from 4:00 PM until Midnight.

Produced by Jazz Consortium staff members Nick Moran, Rob Lundberg and Cathy Sullivan, and celebrating our outstanding local jazz musicians, “Strollin’ Monroe Street” features 8 hours of live music by a stylistically diverse array of performing artists at 6 contiguous venues at the easterly end of Monroe Street (Regent Street to Van Buren).  Music fans will be able to stroll from venue to venue without paying a cover charge and, with a staggered schedule of performances, be able to catch as many of the performances, and patronize as many of the participating venues, as they like.

Monroe Commons Outdoor Stage, 1802 Monroe Street (Student Stage), 4:00 – 6:30 PM

  • Madison West High Jazz Combo (Quantum Dots)
  • Madison Music Foundry Student Jazz Ensemble

Madison Public Library’s Monroe Street Branch, 1705 Monroe Street (Spoken Word Stage), 4:00 – 5:30 PM

  • Flowpoetry (Adam Pergament)
  • Heymiss Progress (Sabrina Madison)
  • Rob Dz
  • Lucas Koehler Combo (backing the spoken word poets and performing alone as a combo)

Brocach, 1843 Monroe Street, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

  • Standards and Pours
  • Alto Saxophonist Clay Lyons

Baci (Brazilian Stage), 1719 Monroe Street, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

  • University Pagode Church
  • Grupo Balança

HotelRED, 1501 Monroe Street, 8:00 – 10:00 PM

  • Vocalist Gerri DiMaggio, Pianist Paul Hastil, and Bassist John Mesoloras
  • Trumpeter Paul Dietrich and his Quartet

Brasserie V, 1923 Monroe Street (Gypsy Swing Stage) 10:00 PM – Midnight

  • Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble
  • Harmonious Wail

Watch for news of the next Strollin’ event, as the Consortium takes the series to another local commercial district before summer’s end.

“Strollin’ Monroe Street” is made possible by a grant from the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, with additional sponsorship support from the presenting venues, the Monroe Street Merchants Association, HAIR, and Orange Tree Imports, and 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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