Isthmus Jazz Festival Schedule Announced

May 7, 2008

Contact Information:
Rachel Tatge
Marketing Coordinator
Isthmus Publishing Co., Inc.
rtatge (at)
Phone: 608-251-5627
Fax: 608-251-4732

MADISON, WI — Now in its 20th year, the Isthmus Jazz Festival will take place at the Memorial Union Terrace, June 5-8. The festival will feature live jazz from some favorite performers and some new faces starting Thursday from 7 pm to midnight, Friday from 4:00 pm to midnight, Saturday from 2pm to midnight, and Sunday morning. More information about the 2008 Isthmus Jazz Festival is located at

There’s nothing better than great music, warm lazy weather and the casual ambiance of the Union Terrace. Plus, jazz legend Roy Haynes will perform at the Union Theatre on Saturday, June 9 at 8:30p.m. Tickets are $32, $26, $18 for the general public and $10 for UW-Madison students and are on sale now at the Wisconsin Union Theatre box office. There is another Jazz Festival feature for your enjoyment — The Patron Package.

Not only will patron ticket holders be supporting the festival, the music and the young players that will be the stars of the future … they will also receive these fine benefits:

  • Reserved Terrace Patron seating
  • Reserved parking at Festival site
  • Memorial Union weekend guest pass
  • Free beverages in Patron area
  • Festival Reception
  • Exclusive opportunity to meet and greet Festival Artists including Roy Haynes*

*With purchase of Roy Haynes tickets.


Thursday, June 5
7:00 PM: High School All Stars
8:30 PM: Gerri DiMaggio and Friends with Jeannie Woodall and Lynette
10:00 PM: Madison Jazz Orchestra

Friday, June 6
4:00 PM: Tim Whalen Presents a Tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
6:00 PM: Typhanie Monique
8:00 PM: Richie Cole
10:00 PM: Chicago Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, June 7
2:00 PM: Joan Wildman
3:30 PM: Clamnation
6:30 PM: Randy Sabien
8:00 PM: Special Ticketed Event: Roy Haynes
10:00 PM: Madisalsa

Sunday, June 8
11:00 AM: High School Jazz All-Stars
12:30 PM: Edgewood College Jazz Band
2:00 PM: Harmonious Wail

Roy Haynes tickets and patron tickets can be purchased at the Union Theatre box office, visit or call 608-262-2201.

For more information about the festival please contact Linda Baldwin at Baldwin (at) or 251-5627.

The Isthmus Jazz Festival is a partnership between Isthmus weekly and the Wisconsin Union Theater. Isthmus publishes the weekly newspaper; it also publishes, as well as many supplement publications, including Annual Manual, Dining and Summertimes. The number of regular readers continues to grow, and now includes over 170,000 educated, opinionated and involved adults.