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Madison’s Jazz Society puts on its 30th annual – and final, apparently – Capital City Jazz Fest. It runs Saturday, April 27th through Monday, April 29th. As usual, the lineup of jazz musicians includes names from all over the country. This last event will feature jazz artists from all over the country performing a broad range of jazz styles, along with some special events, ensuring that the Fest “goes out with a bang.”
More than 400 jazz fans are expected to attend four sessions over the three days of the Fest: Friday, April 27 – 6:30 – 11pm; Saturday, April 28 – 11am – 4pm and 6 – 11pm and Sunday, April 29 – 11:30am – 4pm. In addition, a free kick-off concert will be held on Thursday, April 26 from 7 – 10pm and free jazz concerts will be presented at the Fitchburg Senior Center and Lilliana’s on Friday.
All of the bands performing have appeared at the Fest in past years and are returning to close out the Fest’s 30-year run. In addition to the music, the fest’s Jazz Mall will have books, records, CDs, videos, jazz clothing and souvenirs for sale throughout the event.
All Fest sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are sold out. Jazz fans can attend the kick-off event, a non-ticketed free event, on Thursday. For more information, call (608) 850-5400 or go to madisonjazz.com.
Capital City Jazz Fest Lineup:
Thursday, April 26 (7-10 PM) Kick-off Celebration with Buck Creek Jazz Band, Red Lehr’s Powerhouse Five + One, Marilyn Keller, Bob Schulz & other special guests
Friday, April 27 – Session I: 6:30 p.m. Buck Creek Jazz Band; 7:40 p.m. Midiri Brothers Jazz Sextet; 8:50 p.m. Red Lehr’s Powerhouse Five + One; 10 p.m. Fat Babies Jazz Band
Saturday, April 28 – Session II: 11 a.m. Red Lehr’s Powerhouse Five + One; 12:15 p.m. Fat Babies Jazz Band; 1:30 p.m. Buck Creek Jazz Band; 2:45 p.m. Midiri Brothers Jazz Sextet
Saturday, April 28 – Session III: 6 p.m. Fat Babies Jazz Band; 7:15 p.m. Midiri Brothers Jazz Sextet; 8:30 p.m. ed Lehr’s Jazz Band; 9:45 p.m. Buck Creek Jazz Band
Sunday, April 29 – Jazz Worship Celebration Fest Venue 9 a.m. Red Lehr’s Powerhouse Five + One & Marilyn Keller
Sunday, April 29 – Session IV: 11:30 a.m. Buck Creek Jazz Band; 12:25 p.m. Midiri Brothers Jazz Sextet; 1:20 p.m. Red Lehr’s Powerhouse Five + One; 2:15 p.m. Fat Babies Jazz Band; 3:10 p.m Finale
Capital City Jazz Fest Address:
2969 Cahill Main
Madison, WI 53711