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Madison Music Project -- Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble

Dedicating itself to sustaining 17th- and 18th-Century European chamber music through performance, the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble is composed of a rotating company of vocalists and instrumentalists. >More
 Madison Music Project V-cast: Mad Trucker Gone Mad

When the book on Madison bands is written, a portion of it will certainly be dedicated to the exploits of Isaac Schulze who has played a role in numerous local projects: Clip the Daisies, Ladybeard and, of course, both versions of Mad Trucker Gone Mad, to name maybe the most prominent. >More
 Madison Music Project -- Michael B.B.

Pianist, keyboardist and composer Michael "B.B." Butkus-Bomier is a musical machine, performing jazz, swing, blues, classic rock, and progressive rock covers and standards on top of original compositions in more than a handful of groups, including the Michael B.B. Jazz Quartet and PROG. >More
 Madison Music Project -- DJ Pain 1

A hallmark of hip-hop in Madison is its resiliency, due in large part to the multifaceted work its most tireless creators. One long-time local contributor is Pacal Bayley, who performs as DJ Pain 1. Specializing in down-tempo remixing and hip-hop as a producer and DJ, Bayley collaborates with numerous local artists both on stage and in the studio. >More
 Madison Music Project -- Grupo Candela

Formed just barely over a year ago, Grupo Candela has quickly become a standard bearer in Madison's burgeoning Latin music scene with its strong salsa. The group is currently composed as an octet, its membership of prolific musicians originally hailing from Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Meringue, bachata, and cumbia is also featured in the salseros' repertoire, one that gets listeners moving in clubs and outdoors. >More
 Madison Music Project V-cast: The Kissers

As the third annual Madison Music Project Live show rolled on, the crowd got a little thicker, a little louder and a little, um, more festive. Add to that the fact it was Friday, October 13, and people were definitely in the mood to get off-kilter. By the time we were able to meet with the Kissers, the High Noon Saloon was loud. Watch the video of the interview and performance below. >More
 Madison Music Project -- del mar

A roots rock quartet with nearly a decade of experience under its belt, del mar has taken its groove-based music throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. Starting with the basics of a jam band, the group emphasizes the diversity of its musical elements and influences as it produces its country-funk rock both on stage and on records. >More
 Madison Music Project -- Madison Jazz Orchestra

Organized some two decades ago, the eighteen-piece Madison Jazz Orchestra is one helluva big band. Managed by trombonist and pianist Brian Whitty, the orchestra swings through a repertoire of tunes it describes as the classics, the powerful, and the contemporary. A regular at clubs, taverns, festivals and even school auditoriums, the group continuously looks to its future with its High School All-Star Jazz Orchestra, while its current membership remains active in many other regional music endeavors. >More
 Madison Music Project -- The Skintones

Delivering high-grade hard rock to fans and astonished bystanders alike for years, The Skintones are geared up to unleash their latest round of devilish compositions they describe as "psychofuzzcore for your squishy parts." Respected as rocking both stages and records, the three-piece band is delivering both this weekend. >More
 Madison Music Project V-cast: Adem Tesfaye

Adem Tesfaye's approach to hip hop is decidedly acoustic, but that doesn't make the beats and grooves coming from his band any less dynamic. Indeed, by the tenth bar of his opener, the dance floor was filling and heads were bobbing. >More
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