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Isthmus Jazz Festival Kick-Off

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Join us for the kick-off to the 31st annual Isthmus Jazz Festival.

2pm | Sun Prairie High School All-Stars
4pm | UW Jazz Orchestra
6pm | Ben Ferris Octet
8pm | Gerri DiMaggio Quintet
10pm | Joel Paterson & The Modern Sounds


The Isthmus Jazz Festival has a fresh, new feel this year - It's a city-wide celebration of jazz!

Full Festival Schedule

Presented By

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WUD Performing Arts

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Wisconsin Union Theater


With support from

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Greater Madison Jazz Consortium

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UW Credit Union

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Wisconsin Arts Board

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Dane Arts

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Prime Urban Properties

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Madison Music Collective

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Madison Jazz Jam

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Madison Jazz Society

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Peterson Charitable Foundation

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