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January 2019

Voices Album Release Party

January 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
North Street Cabaret, 610 North St
Madison, WI 53704
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$10

Celebrate the release of the album Voices with the Betsy Ezell Quintet at the North Street Cabaret on Friday, January 25 at 8pm. This exciting show will feature all of the music from Betsy's debut album as well as music written and arranged by some of the best women jazz artists and other favorites. We're excited to welcome drummer Chris Sandoval and special guest John Becker on vibes. The North Street Cabaret is one of the best venues around for…

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The Exile Project: 1979 at High Noon Saloon

January 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$8

  Betsy Ezell, vocals, and Richard Hildner, guitar, will bring a little funky, Latin soul to the Exile Project show this year, performing "I Can't Help It" by Michael Jackson and "Fool in the Rain" by Led Zeppelin.   This year the Exile Project brings the sounds of 1979 back in full force to Madison. The Exile Project, comprised of multiple Madison bands and musicians, has recreated records by The Stones, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Cheap Trick in…

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April 2019

Sunday Jazz @Sequoya // Betsy Ezell Trio

April 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Enjoy an afternoon of free jazz at the Sequoya Library with the Betsy Ezell Trio. Vocalist Betsy Ezell will be joined by Becca May Grant on keys and Matt Rodgers on bass. Expect creative takes on jazz standards, soulful originals, and delightful improvisational conversation among the trio. They will also play tunes from Betsy's new album "Voices", which will be available for purchase.

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Betsy Ezell Quartet @ Der Rathskellar

April 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Der Rathskellar (Memorial Union), 800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Free

Get happy at Der Rathskellar with live acoustic jazz at WUD's Behind the Beat series. Enjoy tight grooves and creative original music at an iconic Friday night hang out. This acoustic quartet features vocalist Betsy Ezell, keyboardist Becca May Grant, bassist Matt Rodgers and guitarist Richard Hildner.

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June 2019

Isthmus Jazz Fest on the Terrace

June 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Memorial Union Terrace, 800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Free

Come to the Isthmus Jazz Fest on the Terrace and be delighted by an evening of back to back performances, including the Betsy Ezell Quintet. Taking the stage at 7:30pm, the Quintet features Becca May Grant on keys, Richard Hildner on guitars, Matt Rodgers on bass and Jim Huwe on drums. Check out this lineup: 4:30 | Isthmus High School Jazz All Stars 6pm | John Christensen Quartet 7:30 | Betsy Ezell Quintet 9pm | Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble 10:30…

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September 2019

Betsy Ezell Quintet @North Street Cabaret

September 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
North Street Cabaret, 610 North St
Madison, WI 53704
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$10

The Betsy Ezell Quintet returns to the North Street Cabaret with new original music and new arrangements of well known standards. They approach the vocal jazz as a conversation between all the voices -- those sung and those played. Each player brings unique expertise, from Latin music to gospel, blues to Americana, all adding to the richness of the sound. The Betsy Ezell Quintet will feature Betsy Ezell (vocals), Becca May Grant (keys), Richard Hildner (guitars), Matt Rodgers (bass), and…

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October 2019

inDIGenous Jazz Series

October 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Play Circle at the Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
Free

Our 2019 inDIGenous Jazz Series concludes with jazz vocalist Betsy Ezell. The Betsy Ezell Quintet presents a diverse sound, ranging from straight ahead jazz, to blues, to Latin jazz, to gospel-infused soul. The original music is hopeful and thought-provoking and the band members bring a wide range of musical backgrounds to give the live performances compelling twists and turns. Her new recording Voices was released in January 2019. Many of the original songs from Voices were composed in 2018 as…

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December 2019

Sunday Jazz @Sequoya // Betsy Ezell Trio

December 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd
Madison, WI 53711 United States
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Free

  Get festive with the Betsy Ezell Trio featuring Betsy Ezell on vocals, Richard Hildner on guitar and Laurie Lang on bass. The trio will present delightful holiday tunes, breezy bossa nova, soulful originals and jazz standard favorites.

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January 2020

Betsy + Richard // Der Rathskeller // 1.31.20

January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Der Rathskellar (Memorial Union), 800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Betsy Ezell, vocals, and Richard Hildner, guitar, will appear as a duo, performing essential versions of Betsy's original jazz, breezy bossa nova and reimagined standards. This is a rare opportunity to experience the raw talent of each of them, as they both usually play with larger ensembles. In addition to singing, Betsy will be playing guitar for a portion of this show. We promise a happy happy hour! 🀘🎸🎢

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April 2020

Private Party

April 25, 2020
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