Wisconsin Sound Series: Johannes Wallmann Quintet

  • Presented By: Wisconsin Union Theater
  • Dates: March 21, 2021
  • Location: Online Event
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Price: $15 - Individual Performance; $50 - Entire Wisconsin Sound Series

Johannes Wallmann is a pianist and composer, recording artist on Fresh Sound New Talent Records and Shifting Paradigm Records, and the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Born 1974 in Germany, Johannes Wallmann was raised on Canada's Vancouver Island. He studied jazz piano and composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston (B.Mus., 1995) and at New York University (M.A., 1997; Ph.D., 2010), while winning numerous national music competitions and scholarships, as well as two Canada Council artist grants. After moving to New York City in 1995, he quickly established himself as a versatile and in-demand sideman in a wide-range of musical styles.

Among the most experienced jazz educators of his generation, Wallmann taught at New York University (1996-2007) and the New School (2003-2007) before relocating to Oakland to lead the jazz studies program at California State University East Bay. In 2012, he moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to become Director of Jazz Studies and the inaugural holder of the John and Carolyn Peterson Chair in Jazz Studies at UW’s acclaimed Mead Witter School of Music. Wallmann has recorded eight critically acclaimed CDs as a leader: The Johannes Wallmann Quartet (1997), Alphabeticity (2003), Minor Prophets (2007), The Coasts (2010), The Town Musicians (2015), Always Something (2015), Love Wins (2018), and Day and Night (2018).

Wallmann performs in the Wisconsin Sound Series and is joined by fellow quintet members Russ Johnson (trumpet), Tony Barba (tenor saxophone), Peter Dominguez (bass), and Jon Deitemyer (drums). Learn more about the series.


2021 Wisconsin Sound Series

Presented By The Wisconsin Union Theater

Jan. 24, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 11, May 2


The Wisconsin Union Theater is proud to present the Wisconsin Sound Series, a new virtual concert series featuring local Wisconsin artists. The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging for performing artists with numerous canceled performances and tours; closures of theaters and live performing arts venues; travel restrictions; and the need to stay home to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. 

The Wisconsin Union Theater wants to do its part to support the great talent right here in Wisconsin, and help them continue to create and enrich our lives with their artistry. We are committed to our mission of delivering high quality performing arts to our community, even if our shared experience is only safe through a virtual space right now.


The Wisconsin Sound Series is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.