For more than thirty years, unswerving commitment to music, musicians and the community in the Wisconsin River Valley and beyond.
RMF brings Ben Ferris Jazz Trio to Hillside Theatre
A diverse selection of jazz music spanning many genres and
time periods will come alive at Taliesin’s Hillside Theatre
Monday July 16 at 7:30 PM with the Ben Ferris Jazz Trio. This
is the third concert of the Rural Musicians Forum summer
series Beautiful Music-Beautiful Space.
And its all about the bass. This is not one of those bands
where the bassist gets to stand in the back while his mates
carry the load. Ben Ferris is the bassist, and also an educator
from Madison, WI. A student of National Endowment for
the Arts Jazz Master Richard Davis, he performs regularly
throughout the Midwest with his trio, his quintet, and his
octet, and plays with a diverse selection of musical ensembles
including Mr. Chair, the Darren Sterud Orchestra, Gabe
Burdulis Band, Nuggernaut, The Jon Hoel Trio, The Big
Payback and the Neophonic Jazz Orchestra.
Also featured is pianist Dave Stoler, and drummer Kelby
Kryshak. One of the busiest keyboarders in the Madison
area, Dave also performs regularly at Smalls Jazz Club in
New York City. Kelby plays drums with a number of
groups in Madison, including Nuggernaut, the Ted Keys
Trio, Better Yetti and the UW Dance Department.
There will be no admission charge for this exciting live
jazz event, although the audience is encouraged to support
the concert series with free will offerings, which it has done
for the past 33 years. Hillside Theatre is located at
6604 State Hwy 23, about five miles south of Spring Green.
Make plans for the rest of the season:
Purchase tickets for Grupo Balanca,
Sept 2, 2018
by clicking on this link:https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3556968
We are delighted to introduce our new Artistic Director, Ivana Ugrcic. Iva is an accomplished flute player and she recently received her PhD in music performance from UW-Madison. Her ideas and enthusiasm are infectious and will surely result in wonderful programming for 2018 and beyond.