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Brazilian Jazz with Nilson Matta Trio
Oct
18
6:15 PM18:15

Brazilian Jazz with Nilson Matta Trio

Swinging Bossa Nova and Latin beats start the weekend off with this trio of acclaimed musicians.

Dario Eskinazi is an Argentine pianist and is a renowned film composer having scored films for Oscar Winning directors. He is a Professor of Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music, his Alma Mater.

Marcello Pellitteri is an exciting drummer to experience and, similarly, a professor and alumnus of the prestigious Berklee College of Music. He has performed with Grammy Winners and acclaimed musicians including: Paquito D’Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Wynton Marsalis, Slide Hampton, Woody Shaw, and many more.

Nilson Matta has worked with Trio da Paz, Yo Yo Ma, Claudio Roditi, Paquito D’Rivera, and many more, as well. He is always a favorite of our audiences and the trio has an infectious amount of fun performing!

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum for seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Samba Jazz & Tom Jobim with Helio Alves, Duduka Da Fonseca & Maucha Adnet
Oct
19
6:15 PM18:15

Samba Jazz & Tom Jobim with Helio Alves, Duduka Da Fonseca & Maucha Adnet

Four unbelievable musicians take the bandstand to celebrate their new CD, Samba Jazz & Tom Jobim! Early notes on the album say,

“Jobim’s legacy has lived on through his admirers, followers and apprentices. Bossa Nova and the Brazilian jazz tradition continue to flourish, led by the likes of drummer Duduka Da Fonseca and pianist Helio Alves. With the addition of the great vocalist Maucha Adnet, the friends have assembled a program of music highlighting the beauty of the Brazilian Jazz music that they have performed all over the world. Their new recording, Samba Jazz & Tom Jobim, was recorded to spread their passion even further.”

Helio Alves is an award winning pianist, composer and arranger who has played with celebrated and award winning musicians like Yo Yo Ma, Paquito D’Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Joe Henderson and John Pizzarelli to name a few.

Duduka Da Fonseca is a celebrated Brazilian drummer who has worked with other incredible musicians including: with Kenny Barron, Herbie Mann, Joanne Brackeen, Slide Hampton, the late Nancy Wilson, Wayne Shorter and many more, in addition to being a founding member of the Trio da Paz.

Maucha Adnet is a breathtaking vocalist who has been performing regularly with her own band as well as in shows with Claudio Roditi, Herbie Mann, Trio da Paz, Oscar Castro Neves, Eliane Elias, Mark Johnson, Slide Hampton, Randy Brecker, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band at various venues, notably; Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Blue Note and Birdland. Most recently she was the guest vocalist performing with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Cyro Baptista

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A Celebration of Jazz from the American Songbook, Brazilian to 60's pop
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

A Celebration of Jazz from the American Songbook, Brazilian to 60's pop

We explore various genres of jazz with brilliant artists on a leisurely Sunday evening. Guitarist Arturo collaborates with the great harmonica player, Chris Bauer and lovely vocalist Laura Wootton to present an stimulating, entertaining and wonderful tour of music!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum per person. Reservations always recommended.

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Piano Driven Jazz with Bob Himmelburger, Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

Piano Driven Jazz with Bob Himmelburger, Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

Pianist and Educator, Bob Himmelburger with Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums. I always say, Tuesdays are my favorite night of the week and this is a special guest performance from an amazing piano player! Bob’s style is exciting, unpredictable and fun. He will keep you drawn to the music through the whole evening!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum per person. Reservations Suggested.

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Dan Levinson with French Washboard Player, Stphane Seva
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Dan Levinson with French Washboard Player, Stphane Seva

A true virtuoso with a clarinet, Dan Levinson plays with both Vince Giordano and Leon Redbone regularly. He is a master of the jazz styles of the early 1900's.

Stphane Seva is a French Washboard player and vocalist who channels the spirits of Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra and swings through tunes with brilliant rhythm and percussion!

No music charge, $25 food and drink minimum per person. Musicians hit at 7:00. Reservations required

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Karl Latham & Friends
Oct
25
6:15 PM18:15

Karl Latham & Friends

Our good friend, and one of the finest drummers in music today, Karl Latham, has gathered another quartet of amazing musicians to put on a tremendous show this evening. Bassist, Mark Peterson has played with innumerable world class performers including: Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Janet Jackson, Blood Sweat & Tears, Clark Terry, Gloria Gaynor and many more. And Laurence Hobgood is a Grammy Winning, piano virtuoso, writer, producer and arranger.

This band represents too much talent to miss and guarantees an enormous amount of fun for all who join us!

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum. We have seatings at 6:15 and 8:35 and reservations are strongly recommended.

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Don Braden's Earth Wind and Wonder CD Celebration
Oct
26
6:15 PM18:15

Don Braden's Earth Wind and Wonder CD Celebration

Don Braden is a masterful clarinet, saxophone and flute player and has composed and recorded a new CD blending and celebrating the genius of Earth Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder. The recording has received tremendous reviews and a lot of air play from terrestrial radio like our favorite, WBGO, and Sirius XM's Real Jazz station! No music charge, $40 food and drink minimum for seatings at 6:15 and 8:45, reservations required.

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The American Songbook through Piano & Vocals with Daryl Sherman
Oct
27
9:00 PM21:00

The American Songbook through Piano & Vocals with Daryl Sherman

Daryl Sherman is a celebrated pianist, vocalist, and performer touring up and down the East coast, the United Kingdom and beyond. She was hand picked by Artie Shaw to be his lead vocalist and has played everywhere from Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s, The Algonquin and more. Daryl has also performed with legends like, Bucky & John Pizzarelli, Houston Person, Warren Vache, Bob Dorough , Wycliffe Gordon, Dick Hyman, Dave McKenna, Mike Renzi, Jay Leonhart, Howard Alden, Joe Temperley, Ken Peplowski, Dick Sudhalter, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks and more.

Daryl is joined by her long time bandmates Boots Maleson on bass and James Cherillo on guitar.

Always a fun and relaxing Sunday evening with no music charge, a $25 food & drink minimum per person. Reservations recommended.

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John Korba
Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

John Korba

For at least the last 5 years, John Korba, who has toured and recorded with the likes of Hall & Oates, Todd Rundgren, Rob Papparozzi, Bernard Purdie and many more, has been our weekly Tuesday night band leader. He brings a unique groove, fun tempo and whimsical take on every set. Along with his good friends, Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums, the last several years worth of Tuesdays have started our work weeks here on a very high note (no pun intended)

Though John will be back sporadically going forward, he will not be with us as regularly. So, come down and celebrate all of the incredible music this fabulous musician has brought to Madison for so many years.

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Linus Wyrsch Trio
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Linus Wyrsch Trio

Linus Wyrsch is a 2019 Grammy Award Winner for his work with Lucy Kalantary & the Jazz Cats. “Full of vigorous passion for jazz, Brazilian and Latin music, the Swiss native maintains a busy performance and recording schedule as a sideman and as a leader of his own groups. . . Linus brings a versatile yet distinctive quality” to every performance. He has lent his talents on the saxophones & clarinet to the likes of, Cesar Camargo Mariano as well as Oscar Castro-Neves (two originators of the Bossa Nova genre), noted film composers Alan Silvestri and Howard Shore, and several of the world’s top jazz and Latin musicians such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Andy McGhee, David Hazeltine, Gene Bertoncini, Hendrik Meurkens, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, Harvie S, Clarence Penn, Grégoire Maret

Accompanying Linus this evening will be the fabulous bass of Martin Pizzarelli, who, is a mainstay here at Shanghai Jazz and has performed with his legendary father, Bucky Pizzarelli, his brother, John, as well as Larry Fuller, Ray Kennedy, Jerry Vivino and others.

Hyuna Park is an award-winning jazz pianist, whose “musical universe is both deeply connected to New York and its vibrant jazz tradition while at the same time embracing her Korean and classical roots." She was the 2018 winner of the International Women in Jazz (IWJ) festival as well as the Jimmy Heath Award. She has graced the stage with Grammy award-winners such as Linda Oh, Luis Bonilla, Michael Mossman and Vincent Herring and performed at notable venues like the Kennedy Center and the French Embassy in Washington D.C., the Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium, and at the UN as well as a number of Embassies and Cultural Centers throughout NYC.”

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum per person. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Jazz Legend Jerry Bruno's 99 3/4 year Birthday Tour
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Jazz Legend Jerry Bruno's 99 3/4 year Birthday Tour

The timeless music of Frank Sinatra brought to Madison by Frank’s own bassist and pianist! Jerry Bruno, who toured with Sinatra for over 30 years loves to play….at 99 years young! In addition to bringing wonderful bass-lines to the music, Jerry has countless stories to share with the audience and is simply one of the best!

Russ Kassoff spent 11 years as Frank Sinatra’s choice pianist. These gentlemen are, obviously, well versed in the music. They have chosen their good friend and wonderful vocalist, Catherine Dupuis to join them in bringing the tunes to our bandstand. Catherine is a true talent with a long musical career performing all over the great jazz clubs of NYC.

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Reservations recommended.

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Eric Mintel Quartet
Nov
1
6:15 PM18:15

Eric Mintel Quartet

The great Dave Brubeck once said, "As long as the music attracts dedicated, young musicians like Eric Mintel, jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom." Eric has played at The White House, The Kennedy Center, and the United Nations.  These 4 great musicians never disappoint an audience and our dining room swings and rocks all night.  Along with bassist, Jack Hegyi, drummer, Dave Mohn, and Saxophonist Nelson Hill the Eric Mintel Quartet will get you swinging!

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum for seatings at 6:15 and 8:45. Reservations required.

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Incredible Latin Jazz featuring Vocalist Maria Raquel with Pablo Bencid & Cesar Orozco
Nov
2
6:15 PM18:15

Incredible Latin Jazz featuring Vocalist Maria Raquel with Pablo Bencid & Cesar Orozco

Maria Raquel is one of the most in-demand vocalists in NYC. A Colombian singer based in New York since 2016. She has participated in festivals such as the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, the Summer Arts Festival, Color Es Festival and the Primavera Fest. She has taken her talent from Colombia to Germany, Israel, Netherlands now the United States. Her powerful voice makes her an outstanding ambassador of Latin music in the world specially Colombian Cumbia and salsa , she is known in NY as the leader of Maria Raquel Trio and Maria Raquel Quartet and as the lead singer of Astoria Salsa Company, also for her outstanding collaborations with La Cumbiamba eNeYe, LaMar NYC, La Pachamambo, and Samuel Torres Band.

Pablo Bencid is one of the most in-demand drummers in music today and he plays with a control and tempo that will mesmerize! Cesar Orozco is one of the finest pianists you will ever see! We are ecstatic to have these three coming to Madison for this incredibly unique night of Latin music!

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum with seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required.




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Jerry Vezza with Hal Slapin & John Vourtsis
Nov
5
6:30 PM18:30

Jerry Vezza with Hal Slapin & John Vourtsis

Exciting times! Madison’s favorite pianist, Jerry Vezza takes over our Tuesday nights! For over 35 years, Jerry has honed his incredible skills as a jazz pianist, accompanist, composer, arranger, and has performed with many of the top musicians in the world. We are proud to call him a friend and one of the myriad musicians who helped make Shanghai Jazz one of the “Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World” (Downbeat Magazine).

Drummer, John Vourtsis has been performing on Tuesday nights for two years now and is cofounder of The Deep Grove Jazz Band.

Hal Slapin rounds out this trio on the upright bass. Hal is a Juilliard trained musician and has been accompanying bands here for many years!

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Olli Soikkeli celebrates his new CD
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Olli Soikkeli celebrates his new CD

Olli Soikkeli is one of the most gifted young guitarists in the world right now and we try to get him to Madison as often as possible. The Wall Street Journal wrote: “Olli Soikkeli, a riveting finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.”

Olli recently release a new cd featuring his unique style of guitar driven music on tracks composed by Oscar Peterson, Django Reinhardt, Henry Mancini and more!

Make a reservation now and enjoy some truly amazing music!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum.

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Eric Comstock celebrates the American Songbook and beyond!
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Eric Comstock celebrates the American Songbook and beyond!

“Smart, suave & utterly delightful … an ingenious musical wit … a dispenser of cabaret caviar.” – The New York Times “Erudite … Expert musicianship & joie de vivre in equal measure.” – The New Yorker Hailed as “the truest heir to Bobby Short” in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Shanghai with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. It’s a swinging Sunday supper where the music and stories are equally great, and where you’re bound to hear a song you didn’t know you loved! An acknowledged champion of the pop, jazz & saloon songbooks, Eric is as entertaining as he is musically savvy. He has performed and recorded with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Andy Bey, Frank Wess, Peter Washington, Wycliffe Gordon, Matt Wilson, Ken Peplowski and Harry Allen. His most recent CD is “bitter/sweet”, on which he appears with star guitarist Randy Napoleon. As a performer/commentator, he has appeared on PBS, CNN, BBC and Radio France. Please visit www.ericcomstock.net

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Grover Kemble & Jerry Vezza bring a new vibe to Tuesday nights!
Nov
12
6:15 PM18:15

Grover Kemble & Jerry Vezza bring a new vibe to Tuesday nights!

You will be hard pressed to find a more entertaining pair in live jazz! Grover Kemble on guitar and vocals with Jerry Vezza on piano are two great friends playing world class music. They have been playing together for over 20 years and the fun they have on a bandstand is definitely infectious. As a leader, Grover draws the audience into every lyric, engaging everyone in the crowd. On piano, Jerry "just swigs. He is a very lyrical player. You always have these beautiful melodies in his solos.  There’s a real delicacy to his playing.  It’s not just arpeggios and flashy technique.” 

These two gentlemen round out our new Tuesday night quartet with Juilliard trained bassist, Hal Slapin and drummer, John Vourtsis ensuring that Tuesdays will continue to be my favorite night of the week. We guarantee a fun evening with these four guys bringing such fantastic music to Main Street in Madison!

NO music charge $25 food and drink minimum for seatings at 6:15 and 8:45. Reservations required.

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Grover Kemble & Jerry Vezza bring a new vibe to Tuesday nights!
Nov
19
6:15 PM18:15

Grover Kemble & Jerry Vezza bring a new vibe to Tuesday nights!

You will be hard pressed to find a more entertaining pair in live jazz! Grover Kemble on guitar and vocals with Jerry Vezza on piano are two great friends playing world class music. They have been playing together for over 20 years and the fun they have on a bandstand is definitely infectious. As a leader, Grover draws the audience into every lyric, engaging everyone in the crowd. On piano, Jerry "just swigs. He is a very lyrical player. You always have these beautiful melodies in his solos.  There’s a real delicacy to his playing.  It’s not just arpeggios and flashy technique.” 

These two gentlemen round out our new Tuesday night quartet with Juilliard trained bassist, Hal Slapin and drummer, John Vourtsis ensuring that Tuesdays will continue to be my favorite night of the week. We guarantee a fun evening with these four guys bringing such fantastic music to Main Street in Madison!

NO music charge $25 food and drink minimum for seatings at 6:15 and 8:45. Reservations required.

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Peter & Will Anderson Trio
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Peter & Will Anderson Trio

Peter and Will Anderson are true “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times) and are another pair of our favorite musicians. They have performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, and can be heard on the 2014 Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks.  They’ve headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Feinstein’s 54 Below, and live on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. First set begins at 7:00. Reservations required.

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Copy of Meant To Be Quartet
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Copy of Meant To Be Quartet

With Glen Merritt on piano, Alan Hayes on bass, Pete Omelio on drums, and a surprise musician to join, Meant To Be keeps audiences swinging throughout the night! These four fantastic musicians have been playing together for over 15 years and each feeds off of the others’ enthusiasm and improvisations.

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum for two sets beginning at 7:00. Reservations required.

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Harry Allen
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Harry Allen

One of the most celebrated jazz musicians in the world is back in Madison! Harry Allen is the preeminent tenor saxophonist in the world.

The great John Pizzarelli says, “Harry Allen’s playing is nothing less than perfect.” He is a multi-award winning recording artist, tours extensively and has performed with Rosemary Clooney, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Flip Phillips, Scott Hamilton, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Gus Johnson, Jeff Hamilton, Terry Gibbs, Warren Vache, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mandel, Ray Brown, Tommy Flanagan, James Taylor, to name a few!

Along side Harry will be multi-Grammy Nominee, John DiMartino and bassist, Pat O’Leary!

First set at 7:00, no music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Reservations required.

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Piano Virtuoso Tomoko Ohno
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Piano Virtuoso Tomoko Ohno

Tomoko Ohno is one of the most brilliant and charming pianists in music. And, there is no one better to spend a Monday night with! This special Tuesday, Tomoko joins accompanists, Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums to offer a truly swinging evening of live jazz!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Reservations recommended.

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Vocalist Ben Cassara
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Vocalist Ben Cassara

Ben Cassara performed at Carnegie Hall when he was 16 and he has been enthralling audiences since. "He connects emotionally with a song’s sentiments and actions—and does so without overstatement or fuss. He’s one jazz singer for whom words aren’t just syllables on which to hang notes. They’re the very center of the song."

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Performance will begin at 6:00. Reservations strongly recommended.

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King Solomon Hicks Band
Oct
12
6:15 PM18:15

King Solomon Hicks Band

If you want a glimpse of what Muddy Waters was like at 23, look no further! King Solomon Hicks is one of the most electrifying and exciting young blues guitarists around. Trained in jazz guitar with the soul of a burgeoning blues master from Harlem. He sold out a European tour this summer and while there, opened for Jeff Beck and Ringo Starr! Definitely a young artist who you will love to say, “I saw him at Shanghai Jazz when he was just 23!”

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum with seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required.

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Winard Harper Quartet
Oct
11
6:15 PM18:15

Winard Harper Quartet

Winard Harper is a true virtuoso on the drums and one of the preeminent percussionists in music today. With a deep rooted passion for the beats, he began playing at 5 years old and has since been one of the most in-demand drummers in jazz, not to mention one of the genres’ greatest advocates! His passion and talent for jazz drumming has led him to play with greats like Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, and Ray Bryant to name a few. He founded the Harper Brothers Sextet with his brother and their second release, Remembrance, went all the way to #1 on Billboard’s Jazz Chart in 1991.

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum with seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required.

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Jerry Vezza & Friends
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Jerry Vezza & Friends

Jerry Vezza is a celebrated pianist and Madison, NJ local, as well as a good friend. As Jerry explains,

In 1995 I recorded my first CD..."With a Song in My Heart." Unfortunately two marvelous musicians and dear friends on that recording have left us...the great Glenn Davis, drums and Frank Vicari, sax. They were both amazing musicians and people. I miss them every day. Several months ago I received an email from a relative of Frank's asking me to put a band together to perform much of the music on that CD. I feel very fortunate to have enlisted Anton, Steve and Eliot do just that.The concert will be in Wilmington Delaware on 11/15/19 almost 24 years to the day of the second date of that recording. On Thursday night of next week, 8/22 we will be presenting the music from "With a Song in My Heart" at Shanghai Jazz. It will be a dress rehearsal but more than that a tribute to Glenn and Frank. I hope you can join us.

Our guests are thrilled anytime he comes to play. This Thursday Madison’s favorite pianist is accompanied by the great, Grover Kemble on guitar, bassist Rick Crane, and drummer Tom Sayek.

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum with performance beginning at 6:30. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Warren Vache Quartet
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Warren Vache Quartet

"In Vaché, jazz has found a creator whose prodigious, hard-earned skills enable him to craft swinging performances of beauty, emotion and surprise."  Warren is a tremendous trumpet and cornet player and, with his acerbic wit between songs he keeps the entertainment rolling.  Joined this evening by Earl Sauls on bass, and acclaimed accordionist Eddie Monteiro!

No music charge, $25 food and drink minimum, performance begins at 7:00. Reservations strongly recommended.

 

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Oct
8
6:30 PM18:30

John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

John Korba, pianist and vocalist with Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums. I always say, Tuesdays are my favorite night of the week with these three as our regular Tuesday trio! John Korba has performed on the Broadway production of Rent and toured with Hall & Oates. You will enjoy tremendous renditions the Beatles, James Taylor, Hall & Oates, Van Morrison and plenty of others

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Stephanie Nakasian with Matt Baker Group
Oct
6
10:00 PM22:00

Stephanie Nakasian with Matt Baker Group

Stephanie Nakasian is an internationally celebrated vocalist and jazz artist first garnering attention while touring with Jon Hendricks. Truly part of Jazz Royalty, she performed with her husband, the late Hod O’Brien, Urbie Green, Pat Metheny, Clark Terry, Scott Hamilton, and many, many more.

Accompanying Stephanie is Matt Baker a young, award winning pianist from Australia, via NYC, who has worked with Tierney Sutton, Alexis Cole, Joel Frahm and many others.

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Stephanie takes the bandstand at 6:00! Reservations strongly recommended.

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Pablo Bencid with Cesar Orozco & Gabriel Vivas
Oct
5
6:15 PM18:15

Pablo Bencid with Cesar Orozco & Gabriel Vivas

Pablo Bencid’s trio finally returns to Madison to wow our dining room with their exciting, fun, upbeat, high-energy Latin Jazz. The Grammy Nominated drummer brings an equally talented pair of musicians to accompany him. Cesar Orozco on piano and Gabriel Vivas on drums. The exchanges between these three musicians throughout their performances are intricate, thrilling, whimsical, and even funny at times! Whether or not you have seen Pablo’s trio before, you do not want to miss this great night of music in Madison!

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum per person. Reservations required.

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Rob Paparozzi's Quartet
Oct
4
6:15 PM18:15

Rob Paparozzi's Quartet

Rob Paparozzi is co-lead singer of The Original Blues Brothers Band and a masterful harmonica player. He has opened for Bruce Springsteen and toured or recorded with everyone from Dolly Parton to Whitney Houston, Blood Sweat & tears, Cyndi Lauper and Bobby McFerrin. He is also a founder of the Hudson River Rats with legendary performers, and our friends, Bernard Purdie, John Korba, and Dan Boone.

Rob leads a great band this Friday featuring Yankee Stadium’s organist, Ed Alstrom on piano, Mark Berger on bass, and Frank Pagano on drums.

Always a performer who gets our audiences on their feet as the shows are too much fun to stay seated!

Seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum per person. Reservations required

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Deep Groove Jazz Trio
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Deep Groove Jazz Trio

The Deep Groove Jazz Trio features Hammond Organist Dan Kostelnik, Guitarist Leo Jordan and Drummer John Vourtsis.  They’ll perform Jazz Standards, Monk, Funk, Michael, Miles and beyond. 

Dan Kostelnik, a featured WBGO Jazz 88 artist is a William Paterson Jazz Studies alum who’s toured Europe with We Three and recorded 3 albums with guitarist Bob Devos.

Leo Jordan, also a graduate of the William Paterson Jazz Studies program has performed extensively in the NY area for over 30 years in the Jazz, Blues and Rock genres. 

John Vourtsis, a multi-instrumentalist is a Shanghai Jazz regular, drumming with John Korba, Grover Kemble, Jerry Vezza, Tomoko Ohno and Bob Himmelberger, among others.  

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Alberto Pibiri & Miriam Waks
Oct
2
3:30 PM15:30

Alberto Pibiri & Miriam Waks

Husband-wife duo Alberto Pibiri (piano) and Miriam Waks (voice) celebrate the release of their first album CDrelease "So Many Stars" with this intimate live performance. Presenting a selection of songs from the album, including delicately rendered Italian classics, swinging standards, hard-hitting blues numbers, and of course, love s ongs, join them for a very special night of world-class music and stories.

Miriam Waks Prose Now based in New York City, Miriam Waks made her performing debut at the tender age of 10 singing solo at the Sydney Opera House. The years since have seen her develop into a diverse and vibrant performer who sings in 17 languages and a vast range of musical styles. She has performed at venues and residencies across the globe including New York, France, Cuba, Brussels, Edinburgh, London, India, Macau, & Hong Kong. 2018 saw Miriam release her first originals album, Tales from a Room. Recorded in Nashville and New York, Tales from a Room received radio airplay across USA and Canada.  Miriam performed a full season as featured vocalist and MC with Cuban modern dance company Danza Del Caribe (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015).  Miriam has several original music projects including comedic alter-ego Mimi LaRue, and experimental music duo Metabards whose debut EP was described by the Huffington Post as "Full of mystique, potent soundscapes, and.. profound lyricism, (they) have tapped into a sonic spirituality that travels beyond the confines of stereotypical electronic music." 


Alberto Pibiri Bio is an Italian jazz pianist and composer based in New York. He formed his experience between Italy and France studying classical and jazz music. During his studies, he became attracted by the music of Oscar Peterson whose records became the reference and example for Alberto. In the early years, Alberto performed many concerts and festivals with his trio featuring Oscar Peterson's music and Alberto's creativity including Sun Set Subside, Duc Des Lombards (France), Calagonone Jazz Festival, Time in Jazz, Orsara Jazz Festival (Italy). In France, he started to collaborate with Sheila Jordan during her workshop and she became his main mentor and a dear friend. In New York, he has worked with many illustrious jazz musicians such as Dave Stryker, Sheila Jordan, Harry Allen, Essiet Essiet, and Les DeMerle to tell a few. Alberto's first record NYC was produced by Dave Stryker (Strykezone records). The album has been presented in clubs such as Trumpets Jazz Club, Smalls, and Fat Cat and drew the attention of Monty Alexander who invited Alberto to play for the Monty Alexander Jazz Festival in Sep 2015. Winner of the Best Rhythm Section with Professor Cunningham and his old school at the World Jam in Madrid on October 2016. Alberto has performed at Carnegie Hall & Melbourne International Jazz Festival. His second album Jazz Legacy consists of 10 original songs with special guests like Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Miriam Waks, Dave Stryker,  and Adrian Cunningham. Jazz Legacy received rave reviews and airplay on jazz radio stations across the USA. His 3rd album Alberto Pibiri & the Al Peppers is an inspired tribute to Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass currently receiving airplay on jazz stations across the US.

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Oct
1
6:30 PM18:30

John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

John Korba, pianist and vocalist with Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums. I always say, Tuesdays are my favorite night of the week with these three as our regular Tuesday trio! John Korba has performed on the Broadway production of Rent and toured with Hall & Oates. You will enjoy tremendous renditions the Beatles, James Taylor, Hall & Oates, Van Morrison and plenty of others

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Audra Mariel - A Real Human Jazz Band
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Audra Mariel - A Real Human Jazz Band

Audra Mariel is a tremendously talented vocalist who joined the Shanghai Jazz family last spring and we are thrilled to have her back in Madison. A Real Human Jazz Band features guitarist, Tom Monda, drummer Kevin Grossman, and bassist Cody McCorry behind Audra’s melodic and intoxicating voice!

Audra is an artist we are particularly excited to have as part of the Shanghai Jazz Family. Her take on tunes from the American Songbook to Marvin Gaye is always intriguing and she and her bandmates have enough fun on stage to draw the entire audience in and ensure everyone leaves pining to come see her again.

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum, first set begins at 6:00. Reservations required.

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Eric Olsen Revision Trio
Sep
28
6:15 PM18:15

Eric Olsen Revision Trio

Eric Olsen has crafted a distinguished career in both jazz and classical music, as a pianist and composer, harpsichordist, synthesist, organist, conductor, and accompanist.  He has recorded twenty albums to great critical acclaim, with artists Randy Brecker, Ted Nash, George Garzone, Don Braden, Ratzo Harris, Tim Horner, Peter Olsen, Bucky Pizzarelli, Lou Caimano, Jan Carden, Kevin Maynor, and Larry Newcomb, and performed with jazz luminaries Billy Hart and Eliot Zigmund. He has appeared in concert from Carnegie Hall to Birdland, with orchestra in Taiwan, throughout the United States, and overseas in France, Germany, India, the Fiji Islands, and New Zealand.  He teaches at Montclair State University and the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, and is Director of Music and Organist at Union Congregational Church in Montclair, NJ.  More information is available at www.ericolsenmusic.com and www.dyadplays.com.

The Eric Olsen ReVision Trio transforms familiar melodies from the classics to the Beatles into cutting edge jazz that transcends musical boundaries. “Perhaps the most amazing transformation of cultural enlightenment in the last quarter century”. The band features Eric Olsen on piano, Ratzo B. Harris on bass, and Tim Horner on drums.

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum with seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required.

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Nat Adderley Jr. Trio
Sep
27
6:15 PM18:15

Nat Adderley Jr. Trio

As Luther Vandross’ long-time musical director, Nat’s compositions include “Stop to Love”, “Wait for Love”, “Make Me a Believer” and the Grammy-nominated “Give Me the Reason”. His many arrangements for Luther include “Superstar”, “Here and Now”, “So Amazing”, “If Only for One Night”, “If This World Were Mine”, “There’s Nothing Better Than Love” and “Never Too Much”. Also for Luther, Nat produced “My Favorite Things”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “Going Out of My Head” and “The Closer I Get To You” (the Grammy-winning duet with Beyonce). 

Nat wrote “The Wave” for Kirk Whalum, arranged Natalie Cole’s 1987 recording of “When I Fall In Love”, produced “Just Another Lonely Night” for Johnny Gill, arranged Aretha Franklin’s album Jump To It, and produced Gloria Lynne’s album No Detour Ahead

In 2016 and 2017, Nat produced the CD “Invitation” for Nicolas Bearde, and appeared as pianist on Jay Hoggard’s beautiful CD “Harlem Heiroglyphs”. His shows always sell out so, make reservations now!

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum for two seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required.

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Rossanno Sportiello's "The Art of Piano Improvisation"
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Rossanno Sportiello's "The Art of Piano Improvisation"

Rosanno Sportiello, at 16, he began “performing professionally at jazz venues in the Milan area, and in 1992, he joined one of Europe’s historic jazz bands, the “Milano Jazz Gang” touring with the group throughout Italy and West Europe until the end of 2000. That same year, Rossano met legendary jazz pianist and educator, Barry Harris, who became a mentor and good friend. Mr. Harris has touted Rossano as ‘the best stride piano player’ he has ever heard.”

Rosanno plays here regularly with Nicki Parrott and Harry Allen. On this Thursday, he is bringing some special guests as a surprise. Rossano, as the title of the evening tells us, will celebrate improvisation with the piano, “from Stride to Bebop through the American Songbook.” We cannot think of anyone who better to put such a program together! This promises to be an outstanding night of music—not to be missed!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Reservations required.

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Nicki Parrott & John DiMartino
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Nicki Parrott & John DiMartino

It has become increasingly difficult to get these two amazing musicians together—they are two of the most in-demand musicians in jazz today. Nicki Parrott toured with the Legendary, Les Paul who said of her, “She has that special gift you cannot buy in a music store.” Furthermore, Australian music & arts magazine, Limelight says she is “a rarity, a first class bassist whos playing is a sublime as her vocals.”

John DiMartino has received multiple Grammy nominations and is a celebrated pianist, composer, and arranger who travels extensively lending his talents to the likes of Freddy Cole, David “Fat Head” Newman, Keely Smith, Billy Eckstine and many others.

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum per person. Reservations required

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

John Korba, pianist and vocalist with Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums. I always say, Tuesdays are my favorite night of the week with these three as our regular Tuesday trio! John Korba has performed on the Broadway production of Rent and toured with Hall & Oates. You will enjoy tremendous renditions the Beatles, James Taylor, Hall & Oates, Van Morrison and plenty of others

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Sarah Partridge with Tomoko Ohno
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Sarah Partridge with Tomoko Ohno

Vocalist SARAH PARTRIDGE, who's wowed audiences everywhere from the legendary Algonquin Oak Room to the Bitter End rock club, with a repertoire that spans the Great American Songbook to Janie Ian! She will be joined on our bandstand by one of our favorite pianists, Tomoko Ohno! Also joining these ladies is Juilliard Trained Bassist, Hal Slapin!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum, reservations required.

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Eric Mintel Quartet
Sep
21
6:15 PM18:15

Eric Mintel Quartet

The great Dave Brubeck once said, "As long as the music attracts dedicated, young musicians like Eric Mintel, jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom." Eric has played at The White House, The Kennedy Center, and the United Nations.  These 4 great musicians never disappoint an audience and our dining room swings and rocks all night.  Along with bassist, Jack Hegyi, drummer, Dave Mohn, and Saxophonist Nelson Hill the Eric Mintel Quartet will get you swinging!

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum for seatings at 6:15 and 8:45. Reservations required.

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King Solomon Hicks Band
Sep
20
6:15 PM18:15

King Solomon Hicks Band

If you want a glimpse of what Muddy Waters was like at 23, look no further! King Solomon Hicks is one of the most electrifying and exciting young blues guitarists around. Trained in jazz guitar with the soul of a burgeoning blues master from Harlem. He sold out a European tour this summer and while there, opened for Jeff Beck and Ringo Starr! Definitely a young artist who you will love to say, “I saw him at Shanghai Jazz when he was just 23!”

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum with seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required.

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Peter & Will Anderson Trio
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Peter & Will Anderson Trio

Peter and Will Anderson are true “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times) and are another pair of our favorite musicians. They have performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, and can be heard on the 2014 Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks.  They’ve headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Feinstein’s 54 Below, and live on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. First set begins at 7:00. Reservations required.

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

John Korba, pianist and vocalist with Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums. I always say, Tuesdays are my favorite night of the week with these three as our regular Tuesday trio! John Korba has performed on the Broadway production of Rent and toured with Hall & Oates. You will enjoy tremendous renditions the Beatles, James Taylor, Hall & Oates, Van Morrison and plenty of others

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Jan Findlay Quartet
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Jan Findlay Quartet

Celebrating the Great American Songbook, Jan Findlay is a favorite vocalist of ours and a good friend. She brings a band brimming with talent and who have the kind of fun playing together that permeates the whole room! Featuring the piano of Tomoko Ohno, guitar of John Zweig, and bass of Rick Crane. Join us for a night of fabulous jazz, enormous fun and great cuisine and cocktails!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum per person. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Champian Fulton Quartet
Sep
14
6:15 PM18:15

Champian Fulton Quartet

Champian Fulton, Hot House Magazine’s Female Vocalist of the Year, 2017 returns to our bandstand after a very busy summer! Champian is constantly touring and working so we are thrilled when we can get her out to Madison! Along with Fukushi Tainaka on drums, Hide Tanaka on bass, and Stephen Fulton on flugelhorn, their performances alway knock audiences out!

So much talent, a joy to be around, and a fabulous entertainer are some of the reasons we love when Champian comes to Madison! No music charge, $40 food and drink minimum for seatings at 6:15 and 8:45. Reservations required

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Bob DeVos Quartet
Sep
13
6:15 PM18:15

Bob DeVos Quartet

Bob DeVos – guitar

Behn Gillece – vibraphone

Steve LaSpina – bass

Jason Tiemann – drums

The celebrated virtuoso guitarist-composer Bob DeVos returns to Shanghai Jazz with a quartet of equally brilliant musicians: Downbeat Rising Star Behn Gillece on vibraphone, the veteran master Steve LaSpina on bass and in the pocket Jason Tiemann on drums. Extraordinary improvisers all, together they create a glorious blend of sound that is exhilarating, exciting, hip and sublime. World Class Musicians Not To Be Missed.

With long, blues-drenched lines; a warm, fat sound; and a horn-like, melodic approach, Bob DeVos has been proclaimed a living jazz legend. The masterful guitarist has an enthusiastic following for his innovative work, first with a who’s who of jazz greats in and outside of the Hammond B3 organ genre--including Richard “Groove” Holmes/Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford, and Charles Earland–and for the past 20 years as a leader. A brilliant improviser, DeVos thrills audiences worldwide with tight-knit performances of jazz standards, Rhythm & Blues, ballads, and his own hip compositions and modern arrangements.

“A Living Jazz Legend,” David Orthmann, Allaboutjazz

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum per person. We have seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Oscar Perez Trio
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Oscar Perez Trio

Oscar Perez is an exhilarating pianist from NYC with Cuban roots and a life long passion for music. From straight ahead jazz to Cuban or New Orleans swinging tunes, he brings a ton of fun and excitement to every performance. “His training has been as diverse as his musical tastes . . . and his talent has put him on stage or in a studio with jazz legends Bunky Green, George Russell, Curtis Fuller and George Garzone trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, bassist Christian McBride, trumpeter Eddie Allen, saxophonist Mike Lee, trombonist Steve Turre, guitarist Dave Stryker, vocalists Melissa Walker and Charenee Wade along with saxophonist Adrian Cunninham with whom he has a recording entitled “Professor Cunningham and his Old School”.

Joining him this evening Tim Horner on drums and Joe Bussey on bass.

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum with the performance starting at 7:00. Reservations required.

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