All Jazz at Five performance times are filled! Including five youth groups kicking off the show.  Start your jazz evening at 4:00pm.

The complete performance schedule is now posted at

The Jazz audience can picnic on the Capital Grounds this year aka Concerts on the Square. Blankets, wine and cheeses are welcome, discussion encouraged.

If you want a reserved upfront table waiting for you, there are still two tables available for the complete series. Please email if interested.

Jazz at Five is in search of volunteers. The Jazz volunteers are needed to set up and tear down the show, run our info and beer booths and enforce street blockades. All Jazz volunteers are compensated by free beverages and food. If you are interested in being a volunteer, please email Thanks!

Jazz at Five 2018 Performer Series Schedule
Date 4:00 Show 5:00 Show 6:30 Show
Aug 8 Skai Academy Panchromatic Steel Tony Barba and Barbacoa
Aug 15 West End Conservatory Evan Paydon Quartet Lao Tizer Quartet
Aug 22 DB Orchestra Betsy Ezell Quintet Eric Jacobson Quintet
Aug 29 The Blue Dyes John Wade Trio The Original Hyperion Orchestra w/Karlos Moser
Sep 5 Middleton HS 7 O’clock Saxes Waunakee Big Band Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot

“Our mission is to make Madison a better place to be and visit by providing live jazz events free to the public.
We promote awareness of the jazz art form and increase local community culture with performer diversity,
enhanced visibility for our local jazz artists and public performance opportunities for youth musical groups.”

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