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Through a unique collaboration with the Mead Witter School of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tandem Press is happy to host the Jazz Studies Program for a series of jazz performances each academic year.


Each performance is free and open to the public, 5-7pm.

October 4, 2019
Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (directed by Johannes Wallmann) &
Jazz Standards Ensemble with special guest Christine Fawson (directed by Nick Moran)

November 15, 2019
Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble (directed by Nick Moran) &
Blue Note Ensemble (directed by Chris Rottmayer)

December 13, 2019
Jazz Composers Group (directed by Sharel Cassity)

January 31, 2020
Jazz Standards Ensemble (directed by Nick Moran) &
Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble (directed by Nick Moran)

February 28, 2020
Blue Note Ensemble (directed by Chris Rottmayer) &
Contemporary Jazz Ensemble featuring special guests Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez of the Afro Yaqui Music Collective (directed by Johannes Wallmann)

Click here to watch past performances in the Friday Jazz Series on YouTube


About the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music:
Since 1895, UW–Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music has been committed to a rigorous, student-centered musical education. One of the largest departments within the College of Letters & Science, the School of Music offers flexible programs with innovative and global approaches to music study. Public programming, diverse student ensembles, artists in residence, and prestigious faculty ensembles demonstrate how the Mead Witter School of Music embraces “The Wisconsin Idea,” the University’s ethos of sharing what we do with the broadest audience possible. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and has been an institutional member of NASM since 1966.

About Dr. Johannes Wallmann:
Dr. Johannes Wallmann, the John and Carolyn Peterson Chair in Jazz Studies, joined the University of Wisconsin–Madison Mead Witter School of Music as Director of Jazz Studies in the fall of 2012. A veteran of the New York and San Francisco Bay Area jazz scenes, he has performed extensively as a bandleader and as a sideman in local, national, and international venues. He has released five critically acclaimed CDs, including The Johannes Wallmann Quartet (1997), Alphabeticity (2003), Minor Prophets (2007), The Coasts (2010), Johannes Wallmann Quintet: The Town Musicians (2015), Love Wines (2018), and Day and Night (2018).