About Jazz at Five

Jazz at Five is free to the public, we depend on our sponsors to make everything possible! Email eventdirector@jazzatfive.org to be a Jazz at Five sponsor.

The Jazz at Five kicks off each Wednesday evenings show:

  • 4:00 – 4:30     with youth jazz performers. As a courtesy to our youth; beverage service starts at 4:30
  • 5:00 – 6:15     first performers, beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverage can be purchased
  • 6:45 – 8:00     second performing group. Done by 8:00 in time for dinner downtown

One of the benefits of being a sponsor is a reserved table for eight each performance evening, waiting for when you arrive. In addition, the Jazz at Five wait staff provides all Sponsor tables food, beer and wine service at their table.

Jazz at Five has numerous food vendors on site.  Another sponsor benefit is sponsors can pre-order food from the Jazz at Caterer to be delivered hot to your table.

Want to bring your own food and beverages – be a picnic site.  Jazz can do!

Enjoy food from on site food trucks and beverages from the Capital Brewery beer tent or bring your own food and beverages – enjoy a picnic at the Outdoor Caberet in McKee Park.

Jazz at Five also has rental chairs on site… but come early the chair demand usually exceeds chair supply.

And of course parking…  McKee Park has three parking lots and street parking located around the park.

Jazz at Five Culture

Jazz is not quiet, it encourages dancing, involvement, discussion… improvising… our culture is change is good, diversity brings a better result… no two performances of the same music by the same performer is the same.

Jazz at Five Sponsors are the different crowd… venture capital funds, those improvisers in the start up environment… Jazz at Five is a ForwardFest participant.

Be different. Change. Have fun!

Mission Statement

“Our mission is to make Dane County 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 area youth musical groups.”