On Saturday, June 21, we played in the Old Sugar Distillery, 931 East Main Street, as part of the Make Music Madison celebration. The music was hot, like the weather, and the audience was enthusiastic! In the video capture below band members are, left-to-right, Nancy Boyle (trumpet), Bruce Severson (piano), Al Hough (guitar), Ken Niemeyer (trumpet), Dick Murray (trumpet), Dick Trexel (clarinet), Nicky Sund (drums, behind Dick), Carol Livingston (tenor sax), Jim Willet (bass, behind Carol), Les Hoffman (tenor, alto sax), Bill Scott (banjo), Mike Clipson (trombone), and Carroll Sigler (guitar, behind Mike).
On December 7, 2013, we contributed to the Dane County Humane Society’s fundraiser at The Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Mineral Point Road. The event was not as well attended as we would have liked, but those who came seemed to enjoy dancing to our music! Thanks to Dick’s wife Debbie for the photo.
We returned to The Jefferson on November 2nd and were very well received by the audience there. We look forward to returning again in 2014!
Charlie Walter is following his heart to California. We are very happy for him, but we will miss his friendship, humor, and fine musicianship!
We were delighted to see Patricia Stone at our June 20th rehearsal, and we managed to get a photo of the whole band!
After the rehearsal, Susan and Les Hoffman hosted a noon party for the group and Les treated us to a preview of two songs that he later performed for Make Music Madison on the 21st.
We had a great time playing in the atrium of The Jefferson again on a Saturday afternoon. Their event coordinator Trish was kind enough to snap a few photos for us and they can be found in the Photo Gallery.
Middleton Jazz at The Jefferson
It was fun playing together January 3rd after a few weeks off. We will rehearse again on January 10th, but we will not rehearse January 17th because we will be part of St. Luke’s Golden Opportunity series on that day. Set up at 12:15 and begin playing by 12:45 p.m.
On December 8th the Middleton Jazz played at The Jefferson in Middleton, WI. The band played well and the audience was great!