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Isthmus Jazz Festival

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Saturday, June 17, 2017
12:00pm - UW-Whitewater Jazz Ensemble One
1:15pm - Edgewood College Jazz Band
2:30pm - UW-Platteville Jazz 1
4:00pm - Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Band with Tom Mattioli
6:00pm - UW Jazz Orchestra – Including commissioned Scenes from Lake Mendota
8:00pm - Terence Blanchard feat. the E-Collective (Shannon Hall)
8:00pm - Jan Wheaton Quintet
10:00pm - Edu Rey y Su Salsera
11:00pm - Orquesta SalSoul

About the artists

UW-Whitewater Jazz Ensemble One

UW-Whitewater’s premier jazz ensemble, led by Matthew Sintchak.  The group will feature big band music, both contemporary and standard. 

Edgewood College Jazz Band

Edgewood College’s big band, led by Dan Wallach, will feature standard and contemporary music.  The group features both Edgewood College students and community members, some of whom are students at UW-Madison. 

UW-Platteville Jazz 1

UW-Platteville’s premier jazz ensemble, led by Allen Cordingely.  The group will feature big band music, both contemporary and standard.

Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Band with Tom Mattioli

This group’s classic Latin jazz music is reminiscent of the 1950s and ‘60s. Their timeless sound is anchored by Racine native Castañeda’s beat on the congas, which he learned after moving to Madison for college. The mixture of Latin and jazz styles produces a warm, festive sound.

UW Jazz Orchestra

The UWJO is UW-Madison’s big band. Directed by Johannes Wallmann, the group has played many times before at the Isthmus Jazz Festival. 

Jan Wheaton Quintet

Jazz vocalist Jan Wheaton has been performing in Madison since 1964. A frequent participant in local area benefits, Wheaton is well known in the area, winning the 2005 Madison Area Music Award’s “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Edi Rey y Su Salsera

Edi Rey y Su Salsera performs salsa, merengue, cumbia, and mambo music in the Madison area. This salsa band’s sound incorporates vocals, drums, horns, piano and bass for an authentic Latin feel.

Orquesta SalSoul

Combining salsa and soul, Orquesta SalSoul features Latin rhythms, English language lyrics and the groove of soul. Made up of all local musicians, the band showcases the diversity of Madison with music that will keep you dancing.  

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