Tandem Press and the Jazz Studies Program at the UW–Madison Mead Witter School of Music are pleased to present the Tandem Press Friday Jazz Series again for the 2019-2020 academic year.

About the UW–Madison Mead Witter School of Music:
Since 1895, UW–Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music has lived out a commitment to a rigorous, student-centered musical education. One of the largest departments within the College of Letters & Science, the School of Music offers flexible programs with innovative and global approaches to music study. The School’s teaching, research, and performances reflect the University’s progressive history of creating change through innovation and exploration. Public programming, diverse student ensembles, artists in residence, and prestigious faculty ensembles demonstrate how the Mead Witter School of Music embraces “The Wisconsin Idea,” the University’s ethos of sharing what we do with the broadest audience possible. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and has been an institutional member of NASM since 1966.

About Dr. Johannes Wallmann:
Dr. Johannes Wallmann, the John and Carolyn Peterson Chair in Jazz Studies, joined the University of Wisconsin–Madison Mead Witter School of Music as Director of Jazz Studies in the fall of 2012. A veteran of the New York and San Francisco Bay Area jazz scenes, he has performed extensively as a bandleader and as a sideman in local, national, and international venues. Prior to joining the Mead Witter School of Music faculty, Wallmann taught jazz piano, improvisation, and music theory at California State University East Bay, New York University, and at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He has released five critically acclaimed CDs, including The Johannes Wallmann Quartet (1997), Alphabeticity (2003), Minor Prophets (2007), The Coasts (2010), and Johannes Wallmann Quintet: The Town Musicians (2015).

All concerts are from 5-7 pm

October 4, 2019
Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (directed by Johannes Wallmann) &
Jazz Standards Ensemble (directed by Nick Moran)

November 15, 2019
Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble (directed by Nick Moran) &
Blue Note Ensemble (directed by Chris Rottmayer)

December 13, 2019
Jazz Composers Group (directed by Les Thimmig)

January 31, 2020
Jazz Standards Ensemble (directed by Nick Moran) &
Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble (directed by Nick Moran)

February 28, 2020
Blue Note Ensemble (directed by Chris Rottmayer) &
Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (directed by Johannes Wallmann)

April 17, 2020
Jazz Composers Group (directed by Les Thimmig)

We are happy to announce that we will be live streaming the Tandem Press Jazz series again this year.

Join us live in person or on the web, by going to tandempress.wisc.edu/live

The Tandem Press Jazz Series is made possible with incredible support from the Brittingham Fund.

All concerts in the Jazz Series are free and open to the public at Tandem Press, 1743 Commercial Avenue, Madison, WI 53704.