Isthmus Jazz Festival

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Country and Region United StatesWisconsin
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Madison, Wisconsin USA
Festival Description

The Isthmus Jazz Festival is a four-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.

Festival Dates June 3 - 4, 2011
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  • Isthmus Jazz Festival 2011 promises fun in the sun, by Dean Robins (Isthmus Daily News, June 2, 2011)
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Practical Info:

  • Memorial Union Terrace
    800 Langdon Street
    Madison, WI 53706
    Phone: (01) 608-265-3000
  • Wisconsin Union Theater Box Office
    800 Langdon Street
    Madison, WI 53706
    Phone: (01) 608 262 2201
    Fax: (01) 608 265 5084
  • Online
  • Hours
    Monday-Friday, 11:30am-5:30pm and Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm


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