Summer Concerts

Summer Concerts

Sundays in the Garden 2022

Jazz at Allen Centennial Garden



June 12: Tom Waselchuk Winter Trio

A brand new project from the intrepid Waselchuk, all jazz swing

Tom Waselchuk, guitar & vocals  | Jon Vriesacker, violin & vocals  | Matt Rodgers, bass & vocals


June 26: JHS&M Quartet

Carefully honed, tight new arrangements of modern jazz & classic pop

Paul Muench, piano | Vince Jesse, guitar | John Schaffer, bass  | Jim Huwe, drums


July 10: Gaines & Wagoner

Acoustic jazz that swings hard—a high-wire act of improv chemistry

Mary Gaines: cello, guitar, vocals | Chris Wagoner: violin, mandolin, lapsteel, ukulele, vocals | Erik Radloff, drums


July 24: Mark Davis Trio

Milwaukee’s premier jazz trio—sophisticated and classic

Mark Davis, piano | Jeff Hamann, bass | Dave Bayles, drums


August 7: John Christensen Quartet

A lively set of choice standards, mainstream jazz, and poignant originals

Johannes Wallmann, piano | Dave Miller, guitar | John Chistensen, bass | Andrew Green, drums


August 21: Ryan Meisel Quartet

Modern and orginal jazz steeped in the history of swing, bop, and avant-garde

Ryan Meisel, sax | Doug Brown, guitar | Dave Dinauer, bass | Adam Katz, drums


Free and open to the public

Brought to you by the Friends of Allen Centennial Garden

Weather cancellations will be announced on our social media and Garden website 2 hours before concert time.

Due to Covid concerns we ask that you please bring our own chairs and refreshments


This project is funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board, and by Dane Arts, with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc, charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.