The 2018 season is the 25th consecutive Jazz at Five Performance Series at the corner of State Street and the Capital on Wednesday evenings and … the audience can now picnic on the capital lawn while enjoying terrific music and fine Wisconsin evenings. Conversation and comradery encouraged.

The Jazz at Five performance schedule is up! The 2018 schedule will include two national performers – Lao Tizer quartet and Geoffrey Keezer with Gillian Margot – and eight local performing groups.   The schedule can be found on the Jazz at Five website –

Jazz at Five only has 20 tables that seat eight and 6 tables that seat four.  Jazz is still looking for a couple organizations that would like to make “downtown Madison be the place to be” and support the local jazz community by being a Jazz at Five sponsor.  Catered meals, beer and wine table service with a table waiting for you or your client’s arrival.  Interested …. Please contact

The performance dates are August 8, 15, 22, September 5. Each evening will kick-off at 4 pm with a performance from a youth group; followed by performances at 5 and 6:45. Please come to the outdoor jazz cabaret!

Jazz at Five is a unique, free cultural event in downtown Madison now in its 25th year.

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 Trio
Aug 22 TBD Betsy Ezell Quartet Eric Jacobson Quintet
Aug 29 Music Foundry John Wade Trio Hyperion Jazz Orchestra w/Karlos Mosher
Sep 5 TBD 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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