The Ray Rideout Jazz Trio plays post-bop jazz, including compositions by Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Oliver Nelson and John Coltrane, as well as standards from the Great American Songbook by Cole Porter, Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers and others. During the last 15 years they have performed in Madison at the North Street Cabaret; Strollin State Street; the Isthmus Jazz Festival; Jazz at Five; the Overture Center; the Brink Lounge; the Concourse Hotel Bar; the Monona Terrace Rooftop Garden; and the City Bar. Other members of the group include Paul Hastil, piano and John Mesoloras, bass, who are first-call musicians on the Madison jazz scene. The group most often appears as a quartet, including Milwaukee drummer Sam Belton.
Sunday Jazz at Sequoya is funded via the generosity of the Friends of Sequoya Library. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society.