Please note that the Middleton Senior Center will be closed for Independence Day, so we will not rehearse on July 4th. We will rehearse on July 11th and 18th as usual.
On July 25th, we will be playing a public concert at 7:00 in the evening as part of the Dean House Back Porch Concert Series (4718 Monona Drive). Since that falls on a Thursday, we will not rehearse that morning at the Middleton Senior Center.
We had a wonderful audience attend our performance in Rennebohm Park as part of the annual Make Music Madison celebration. The weather was cool and dry, with no bugs, and the band sounded great in the park shelter! One photo is shown below, but there are more in the Photo Gallery. Thanks to Alex Saloutos for managing the venue, Jamie Kember for bringing the heavy gear, and everyone in the audience for turning out!
We were delighted to be invited to participate once again in the Stoughton Area Senior Center’s Music Appreciation Series. We always enjoy playing in the historic Stoughton Opera House, and we received a very warm welcome by the audience of 92 people.
Guitarist Carroll Sigler pointing out the sign outside the Stoughton Opera House.
Below our reed section and drummer get a real workout.
We played at The Jefferson on Saturday, January 19th, 2019. We were delighted to have an enthusiastic audience, including this couple that danced for the whole hour! Thanks to Debbie Trexel for the photo.
Middleton Jazz is delighted to be playing again in the Strollin’ Middleton Jazz Festival, starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Middleton Senior Center (7448 Hubbard Avenue) on Friday, September 7th, 2018. This free event is presented by the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium and the Middleton Community Development Authority, with the support of generous local sponsors.
The event invites you to wander through Middleton and listen to live jazz music all evening at the venues listed below. This year also features five artists displaying their art at five different locations.
John H. “Jack” Lussier played with Middleton Jazz for about eight years. A talented drummer, Jack chose to play washboard in his later years and liked to be introduced as “Washboard Jackson”. His washboard quite literally had all the bells and whistles on it!
Jack was one of Madison’s most prolific philanthropists, but he rarely spoke of it. He enjoyed making people happy, and he certainly did that through his music.
Jack passed away on July 27, 2018, at age 90.
On July 17th, 2018, we had the privilege of playing for the Behring Senior Center in Monroe, Wisconsin. We had a large audience who seemed to be having almost as much fun as we were! Thanks to Debbie Trexel for the pic.