Now in its 22nd year, the Isthmus Jazz Festival is a two-day celebration of America's homegrown art form. The free festival kicks off the summer season in one of Madison's most beautiful outdoor settings, the Memorial Union Terrace, with Lake Mendota as a glittering backdrop. A diverse crowd of students, jazz aficionados and casual fans fill the tables to hear a lineup that reflects a century's worth of jazz styles. Dixieland, big-band swing, bebop, Latin jazz and free jazz are all part of the mix, along with contemporary derivations like funk and hip-hop. The festival is committed to honoring jazz's glorious tradition while keeping one eye fixed on the future.
2010 Jazz Festival Schedule
Times subject to change. Rain location is the Memorial Union Rathskellar
Friday, June 4
4:30 - 5:30 PM: Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble
6:00 - 7:30 PM: Gerri DiMaggio and Friends
8:00 - 9:30 PM: Frank Catalano
10:00 - Close: Tony Castaneda Latin Jazz Super Group
Saturday, June 5
2:30 - 3:30 PM: High School Jazz All-Stars
4:00 - 5:30 PM: Francesca Johnson and Group
6:00 - 7:30 PM: Madison Jazz Orchestra
8:00 - 9:30 PM: Tierney Sutton (ticketed headliner)
10:00 - Close: Madisalsa
I will be sending out the more details closer to the date.