Jazz in Madison – The Spirit of Jazz is Alive in Wisconsin’s Capital
Prime Urban Properties strongly supports the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium’s contributions to our community. Thank you for helping provide such wonderful and meaningful entertainment and keeping jazz alive in Madison! Don’t miss this next talented artist – Mary Stalllings will be performing in the intimate setting of Studio 1 at Full Compass on Sunday afternoon, August 20th, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM.
A world-renowned artist whose career dates back to the early 1960s, Mary Stallings was the first jazz musician to perform at the iconic Prague National Theater, in a memorial concert for the late Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel. Ms. Stallings has been a headliner at many of the world’s highest-profile jazz venues and festivals, and gave a stunning headline performance at the 2012 Isthmus Jazz Festival at the Wisconsin Union Theater. Ms. Stallings recently conducted a 4-day series of showcase performances at San Francisco’s SFJazz, the West Coast equivalent of New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center where she serves as one of four Artistic Directors, https://www.sfjazz.org/events/2016-17/resident-artistic-directors.
Not familiar with Mary’s music? Check out samples at http://marystallingsjazz.com/audio/. We suggest you start with “Close Enough for Love,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Love Me or Leave Me,” and “Key Largo.” For her Jazz Junction performance, Mary will be accompanied by acclaimed New York-based pianist Mike LeDonne, http://mikeledonne.net/, who the late Oscar Peterson called “one of the most talented pianists of this particular era” and of whom the late Milt Jackson said “Hearing Mike LeDonne was a startling revelation. I was knocked out.”
In addition to the headline performance by Ms. Stallings and an opening act soon to be announced, Jazz Junction will include a raffle, wine pull, and live auction. Net proceeds from these activities and from ticket sales will support the vital performance and education programs of the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium, http://www.jazzinmadison.org/about/#Mission-Goals-and-Core-Partners.
Tickets are now on sale, and only 250 will be sold. You won’t want to be left out! To purchase tickets, visit this link: Greater Madison Jazz Consortium Tickets.