Tandem Press to present virtual jazz concert on June 17

UW–Madison’s Tandem Press and the Mead Witter School of Music’s Jazz Studies Program will premiere a collaborative video production at 6 p.m. on June 17.

Tandem jazz concert inviteThe video will feature print works created by Tandem Press collaborative artists alongside new jazz compositions performed by UW–Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music student jazz ensembles.

The video will be a virtual recreation of attending a Tandem Press jazz concert, where audiences are invited to stroll the galleries and explore the prints created by Tandem Press’s resident artists between sets of music presented in a quiet listening space.

A major highlight during the intermission will celebrate the work of internationally renowned Native American artist Jeffrey Gibson, a recent recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Audience members will view the artist and the printers will discuss Gibson’s latest work as it is being printed.

The musical performances, including five compositions by UW–Madison students and faculty, will be interspersed with images of prints by Derrick Adams, Suzanne Caporael, Jeffrey Gibson, Judy Pfaff, Alison Saar, and other artists who have worked at Tandem over the past 34 years.

Audio for the Arts owner Buzz Kemper and Paula Panczenko, director of Tandem Press, will welcome the audience, and Johannes Wallmann, UW–Madison’s John and Carolyn Peterson Professor of Jazz Studies, will describe the program’s purpose and the collaboration which has taken place between both arts organizations over the past six years.

Video will be released and archived on the Tandem Press YouTube channel. Learn more and access the video.

The Tandem Press concert series and this video collaboration are made possible with generous financial support from the Gabriele S. Haberland Fund for Tandem Press and the John and Carolyn Peterson Family Foundation.

The Tandem Press, which was founded in 1987, is affiliated with the School of Education’s Art Department. Tandem Press is a publisher of fine art prints that hosts internationally renowned artists in its studio space, assisting them in creating original fine-art editions. Using an array of traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques, Tandem Press stands at the forefront of research, experimentation, and new developments in the field of printmaking. It has established itself as a leader among international fine art print publishers.