During UW's spring semester, Tandem Press will continue to host a concert series featuring several student ensembles from the UW-Madison School of Music's Jazz Program under the leadership of the renowned Johannes Wallmann, director of jazz studies at UW-Madison, and Les Thimmig, professor of saxophone. As a university entity located off campus, Tandem Press bridges the Madison and campus communities. This collaboration will bring the fantastic resources of the UW-Madison to vibrant East Madison.
About Tandem Press and UW-Madison School of Music
Tandem Press is one of only three professional fine art presses operating within a university in the United States. Founded in 1987, it is affiliated to the UW-Madison Art Department in the School of Education. Each year, a select number of internationally renowned artists are invited to participate in Tandem's artist-in- residence program, where they collaborate with a team of master printers assisted by UW students to create exclusive editions of prints. Tandem prints hang in museums and corporations throughout the United States and Europe.
Established in 1895, the UW-Madison's School of Music has an outstanding roster of 60 internationally renowned faculty artists and scholars devoted to the Wisconsin Idea of practical service to the state and its residents and a commitment to rigorous, student-centered musical education. Dr. Johannes Wallmann joined the UW-Madison's School of Music as Director of Jazz Studies in the fall of 2012. A veteran of the New York and San Francisco Bay Area jazz scenes, he has performed extensively at local, national, and international venues. Prior to joining the UW-Madison, Wallmann taught improvisation and music theory at California State University East Bay, New York University, and the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. This program is made possible with support from the Brittingham Fund.
The Jazz Concerts are free and open to the public. Free parking is available, and refreshments will be served.