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Podcast: Jonah Parzen-Johnson on the responsibility to take risks

Podcast: Jonah Parzen-Johnson on the responsibility to take risks

The saxophonist plays a Tone Madison-presented solo show on June 6 at Café Coda.

Saxophonist and composer Jonah Parzen-Johnson's solo work combines baritone sax and electronic instrumentation, and that opens up a whole lot of new dimensions when he performs live. Parzen-Johnson documents that process in a forthcoming live album recorded in Helsinki last year, titled Helsinki 8.12.18. It covers new material he's been working on since he released his last solo album, I Try To Remember Where I Come From, in 2017. We at Tone Madison are bringing Jonah to town soon, for a June 6 solo performance at Café Coda on Willy Street. Ahead of the show, Parzen-Johnson caught up with us by phone, to discuss the origins of his musical approach, how he honors his influences, and how he interacts with live audiences.

Give the conversation a listen here, or subscribe to the Tone Madison podcast on Apple Podcasts. If you like what you're hearing, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and consider supporting us financially with a one-time or recurring donation.

Well, the weed church story got unfathomably strange

Well, the weed church story got unfathomably strange

Madison calendar, May 23 through 29

Madison calendar, May 23 through 29

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