Variety of Jazz Styles Featured in “Strollin’ East Johnson Street”
Eight bands. Six hours of continuous live music. Four different venues on Madison’s ultra hip East Johnson Street. And no cover charges. These are the makings of “Strollin’ East Johnson Street,” presented this year by the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium and Prime Urban Properties. 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.
“Strollin’ East Johnson Street” is the tenth “jazz stroll” produced by the Jazz Consortium in a series that began three years ago, and has been warmly embraced by each of its host communities. Once again, the Consortium’s Nick Moran has booked an intriguing mix of bands showcasing the wide range of instrumental and vocal jazz styles regularly available to Dane County audiences.
Event Schedule and Acts:
Macha Tea Co. (823 E Johnson St) (6-9:30pm)
Lesser Lakes Trio 6-7:30pm
A Night of Poetry and Jazz hosted by Rob Dz and The Joe White Trio featuring Oscar Mireles and Poet Fabu 8-9:30pm
Lumen (845 E Johnson St) (7-10pm)
Carolynn Schwartz Black with Cliff Frederiksen and John Widdicombe 7-8pm
The Five Points Jazz Collective 8:30-10pm
Good Style Shop (817 E Johnson St) (7:30-11:00pm)
Brennan Connors and Stray Passage 7:30pm-9pm
Left Field Quartet 9:30pm-11pm
Showcase for the NextGen Jazz Musicians at RVM Classics
(852 E Johnson St) (5:30pm-7pm)
Cafe CODA’s Student Jazz Jam Ensemble “Be Natural” 5:30-6:15pm
West High School’s Tribute to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers 6:30-7:00pm
*** Free Event Parking provided by our kind neighbors at Christ Presbyterian Church (944 E Gorham St,)
Strollin’ East Johnson is made possible by sponsorships from Prime Urban Properties as well as contributions from each host venue, free will contributions from Strollin’ attendees, grants from the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation and Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission and promotional support from Isthmus, WORT-FM, and Wisconsin Public Radio.