Cliff Frederiksen is a nationally known guitarist and singer who has worked with numerous world-class artists such as Diahann Carroll, Nancy Wilson, Willie Nelson, Bobbie Gentry, Chuck Berry, and Ike and Tina Turner. Cliff is mighty versatile—he knows just about every jazz standard ever written and can also play great blues and country.Read More
Ken Kuehl, a long-time personal friend of the Heides, has been making music his whole life. He first got to know the Heides as director of the Capitol Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus. He added upright bass to his great list of musical achievements and has been playing at Liliana's for the past several years - now playing on Tuesday and occasional Wednesdays with Cliff Frederiksen.Read More
Composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist Doug Brown has appeared at major music festivals in North America and Europe including the Cork Jazz Festival (Ireland), the Zelt Musik Festival (Germany), the Winnipeg Folk Music Festival (Canada) and the Festival of American Music at the Barbican Centre in London, England. He has performed with Barbara K and Pat MacDonald of Timbuk 3, "string-swing" group Harmonious Wail.Read More
2004 graduate of the UW School of Music, studied bass with Rufus Reid, Charles (Truck) Parham and Richard Davis. He has performed with the Piper Road Spring Band for 30 years and is a 22-year member of the Harris Lemberg Trio. He has known Chef Dave since his first cooking job in Madison.Read More
Piano tuner by day, Jazz legend by night, Jazz standards are at their best with Stan's distinctive solo piano jazz style.Read More
A successful musician, Barker has composed over 200 songs that have been published or recorded. He is the current co-president with his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an American Freethought organization that promotes the separation of church and state. Barker is co-host of Freethought Radio, a Madison, Wisconsin based radio program for atheists, agnostics, and other freethinkers that has included interviews with Richard Dawkins.Read More
Lo Marie is a singer/songwriter from Madison, WI. She graduated from Vanderbilt in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music in Voice & Economics. She attended Vanderbilt with the intention of studying opera, but soon after realized her adoration of jazz music. She began taking jazz guitar lessons from Jerry Kimbrough and studied under the great Billy Adair, director of jazz studies at Vanderbilt, and played in his professional big band, The Establishment.Read More
Guitarist and vocalist Tom Waselchuck performed with and led jazz groups (Full Count Jazz Band, Wholly Cats), played folk and blues (Katzenjammers, The Rubato Brothers), western swing and honky tonk (The Dang-Its, Cris Plata & Extra Hot), and even wrote for and performed in musical theatre productions, but jazz is the thread that has tied his career together.Read More
JODI JEAN AMBLE traces her artistic roots to theater and then musical theater and opera. A classically trained vocalist, Jodi found her way into modern genres including jazz, country, rockabilly, bossa nova and pop. Through this journey, Jodi felt the deepest connection to expressing narratives through song and rhythm. Jodi Jean works with some of the Midwest's finest musicians to complement her veracious tone and subtle poetry. Together they bring their talent and passion to jazz and Latin standards and original compositions performing all over Madison, Chicago, and the Midwest.Read More
Larry is an annual feature at Circus World Museum and various locations around Baraboo and Madison, playing the piano and traditional organ.Read More
Jim Erickson is a Madison,WI based composer/pianist. He holds a master’s degree in classical piano performance and bachelors in jazz piano performance, both from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Private teachers include Willie Pickens in Chicago and Kenny Barron in New York City. Jim’s compositions and recordings for advertising have won seven local Addys and two national awards, including a Telly.
Jim’s solo jazz piano release, “Crossroads,” is a compilation of standard material spanning several jazz generations, and original compositions by the artist.
Susan Hofer has been exciting audiences for the past 10 years. Beginning as a classical clarinetist, she developed a deep appreciation for traditional jazz vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan and contemporary singers like Diane Reeves and Kurt Elling. Combine this with her keen interest in outside-the-box creative improvised music, throw in her study of ethnomusicology, put it all in the blender to commingle and you have a style all her own.Read More
Paul Filipowicz is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and harmonicist. Born Chicago, IL March 24, 1950, he was raised in the Lockport, Ill. corn fields in the 1950’s.
With 8 critically acclaimed CD’s under his belt, including two “Top 20 Texas Blues New Releases” in a row (1998 “Never Had It So Good”#14 and 1999 “What Have You Done For Me Lately” #7 Real Blues mag.), Paul’s original slashing guitar style has been established and documented.Read More
Pete Olig has had over 40 years of professional playing/singing experience on the road and in the studio, playing a wide variety of styles performing covers and originals. His main instrument is five-string fretted or fretless bass, but he also plays upright bass as well as guitar.Read More