Jazz at Five 2017 Performance Schedule

Jazz at Five begins their 2017 season Wednesday, August 9th with a terrific mix of Local, Regional, and National acts each evening kicked off with a youth performing group.

On August 9th, the season kicks off with the Paydon Quartet led by bassist Evan Paydon from Milwaukee, and now a featured artist in the New Orleans jazz scene. Brew City Big Band, a 19-piece band from Milwaukee will be making an appearance this year with their big band rhythms

August 16th Madison’s local smooth jazz 11-member KinFolk will be on the Jazz at Five stage with the sweet sounds of Cool Jazz. Followed by national Cuban artist Chuchito Valdes … the best of Afro Cuban piano with the Caribbean vibe.

August 23rd enjoy New Orleans jazz played by Almost in Time a local band. Their music takes you back to New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. Up next is from California is one of best Jazz guitarist, Peter Sprague and his Trio playing bluesy jazz or does Peter play jazzy blues?

On August 30th, the 25-piece big band … huge band Neophonic Jazz Orchestra occupies all of the Jazz at Five stage right from Dane county. The evening starts off with 2015 WAMI “Best Jazz Group” in Wisconsin VIVO. VIVO was the Jazz at Five 2016 Fundraiser performer coming to the series stage

The series ends on September 6th with the Kal Bergendahl Project, a Kenosha based act, playing a combination of Funk and Jazz. Jazz at Five finishes our season with the cookin’ salsa sounds of Madison’s own Charanga Agozá

Jazz at Five is a unique, free cultural event in downtown Madison now in its 24th year

Events start at 4:00pm with a youth group of Jazz performers – please come early to support our youth performers. Hop Haus Brewing Company beer and District 7 wine along with great food vendors like Chocolate Shoppe, Cafe Costa Rica, and Pickle Jar. See you at the show!


August 9, 2017

August 16, 2017

August 23, 2017

August 30, 2017

September 6, 2017


Performance Sponsors


Rhythm Sponsors


Sideman Sponsors


Table in the Park Sponsors

Kollath CPA

Mendota Financial Group


Waunakee Community Bank

Oregon Community Bank

In-Kind Sponsors

Delta Air Lines

Lindsay, Stone, & Briggs

Heid Music

Vendor Sponsors

The Roman Candle

Scheid Family Wines

Chocolate Shoppe

Cafe Costa Rica

Hop Haus Brewing Company

Pickle Jar