Jazz With Class

The Madison Music Collective will present their second “Jazz with Class,” an informative, entertaining and educational element of the Isthmus Jazz Festival Friday June 17th and Saturday June 18th, 2016. Six diverse presentations will consist of music conversations, films, lectures and performances featuring local musicians and jazz enthusiasts in the Fredric March Play Circle of the UW-Madison Memorial Union.

This year’s presentations include:

Friday, June 17

Chinatown

4:45-6:00pm

JAZZ IN THE MOVIES

Chinatown soundtrack

Discover the rarely heard jazz influenced compositions that inhabit popular movie soundtracks. Presented by Toni Jakovec. More

Gypsy Jazz

6:45-8:00pm

GYPSY JAZZ

Chris Ruppenthal: Guitar / Ed Fila: Guitar / Kevin Tipple: Bass / Greg Smith: Clarinet More

Nick Moran

8:30-9:45pm

THE CONNECTIONS OF JAZZ TO AFRO-LATIN MUSIC

Nick Moran, Bass

Exploring the elements and historical connections of Jazz in Afro-Latin music. More

Saturday, June 18

Marilyn Fisher
Paul Hastil

2:15-3:30pm

JAZZ PERFORMANCE: BEHIND THE SCENE

Marilyn Fisher / Paul Hastil Trio

Discussion, demonstration and performance of the considerations musicians make in putting together a gig/performance. More

Eric Koppa

4:00-5:15pm

ERIC KOPPA TRIPLE SAXTET

Saxes: Eric Koppa, Nick Bartell, Anders Svanoe / Piano: Dave Stoler / Bass: John Christensen / Drums: Tim Cieplowski

Exploring the saxophone family dynamics through mixing sounds, sonority, styles, textures and vibrato. More

The Lighthouse Documentary

5:45-7:15pm

JAZZ ON THE WEST COAST: THE LIGHTHOUSE

Documentary Film

Through numerous interviews, archival photos, music and video clips, the film tells the story of The Lighthouse, the premiere jazz club in the Los Angeles area during the 1950s and 1960s. More