With a world-class line-up that includes vocalist Karrin Allyson, clarinetist Anat Cohen, trumpeter Randy Brecker, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Larry Grenadier, and Clarence Penn on drums, the Overture Center’s 3/28/14 “Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60″ concert may well be the high point of a very strong Spring jazz season.
And now, through a new marketing partnership between the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium and the Overture Center, and while supplies last, you can purchase half-price tickets to this concert. This special discount applies to seats in the Mezzanine ($45 seats will cost $22.50) and Balcony ($35 tickets will cost $17.50) sections of Overture’s Capitol Theater, and these prices will be available regardless of purchase method, i.e., in person at the box office, by phone at 608-258-4141, or online. (Additional service charges will apply for phone and online purchases, and the discount cannot be applied to prior ticket purchases.)
Next Sunday. January 26th, is the deadline to apply for the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s new part-time position of “K-8 Guest Artist Program Coordinator.” This position will lead the Consortium’s efforts to design and conduct a program that brings local professional jazz musicians into our community’s elementary and middle schools to work with music teachers.
The Consortium’s Guest Artist Program may include artist residencies, teacher mentoring, performances with student ensembles, etc., with program design and delivery involving consultation with music teachers in the host schools, the participating jazz musicians, the Madison district’s Fine Arts Coordinator, and Nick Moran, the Consortium’s Program Coordinator for Musician-Led Projects. This new program will be piloted in 1-2 schools in the Madison district this Spring, with plans to expand it to more schools in the Fall.
The description for the K-8 Guest Artist Program Coordinator position and application instructions are in the 12/18/13 post on the Jazz Consortium’s website. The application deadline is day’s end Sunday, January 26th.
To get into the applicant pool, you need only submit a resume and 1-2 page narrative that describes your skills and experiences in relation to the qualifications of the position. Please help us spread the word to anyone you know who might be a good fit for this important position. Thanks!
This coming Sunday is the deadline to apply for the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s new part-time position of “Program Coordinator for Venue Development.” This position will lead the Consortium’s efforts to create a wider array of local venues that present live jazz in settings that are good for listening and that pay better fees to the performers. This could include establishment of new venues as well as enhancements to venues that already present live jazz. In this role, he/she will work closely with another Consortium program coordinator, Nick Moran, who will be leading development of a broad array of initiatives to improve the economics of being a working jazz musician in our community.
The description for the venue development coordinator position and application instructions are in the 12/6/13 post on the Jazz Consortium’s website, at http://greatermadisonjazzconsortium.org/2013/12/06/the-jazz-consortium-is-hiring-again-application-deadline-is-december-23-2013/. The application deadline is day’s end this coming Sunday, December 29th.
To get into the applicant pool, you need only submit a resume and 1-2 page narrative that describes your skills and experiences in relation to the qualifications of the position.
Please help us spread the word to anyone you know who might be a good fit for this important position. Thanks!
The best high school jazz program in the Midwest is arguably right here in Dane County, at Sun Prairie High School, under the direction of Steve Sveum. This coming Sunday, 11/24/13, the school continues its ongoing relationship with the outstanding jazz program from Northern Illinois University (NIU), with a day-long clinic and an evening concert featuring performances by the NIU Jazz Ensemble, guest artist Rodney Whitaker on bass, and the magnificent saxophonist Ronald Carter, director of the NIU jazz program.
The concert will be held at the Sun Prairie High School Performing Arts Center, 888 Grove Street, starting at 7:00 PM. Tickets will be available at the door, costing $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.
Want to help strengthen the local jazz scene? Do you have some spare time and talent to devote to the cause? If so, please consider applying for one of the new part-time contracted Program Coordinator positions with the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium created through a grant from the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation.
These new Program Coordinators will be responsible for planning and implementing the Consortium’s next round of new scene-building initiatives that are aimed at strengthening our local jazz scene by:
• Creating a more supportive economic climate for our community’s jazz musicians,
• Expanding and diversifying the local jazz audience, and
• Cultivating the next generation of jazz musicians and appreciators.
Applications are now being accepted for two of these positions: “Program Coordinator for Musician-Led Project Development” and “Program Coordinator for Nonprofit Partnerships.” Please view the position descriptions and application instructions now posted at http://www.greatermadisonjazzconsortium.org. The deadline for applications is day’s end Friday, 11/8/13.
If you have questions or would like more information about these opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s in that new $60,000 Peterson Foundation grant to the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium, and how is it going to help the Consortium pursue its goals of creating a more supportive climate for local jazz musicians, enhancing K-12 jazz education, and expanding the local jazz audience? Find out about these upcoming grant-funded initiatives by visiting the Consortium’s website at http://greatermadisonjazzconsortium.org/.
To offer your feedback about these initiatives, or to subscribe to the Consortium’s monthly e-newsletter that includes a calendar of upcoming special jazz events as well as news of other noteworthy doings in the local jazz community, send email to email@example.com.