"Maestro Madsen led his 18-piece band through seven or eight pieces composed variously by Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Oliver Nelson, Jeff Jarvis, Ann Ronell and Sammy Nestico. Madsen introduced each selection with a enough background information to help the unfamiliar listener appreciate the composition. .. I watched Madsen as he guided his group through each composition; his easygoing nature, joy in his work and respect for his musicians was evident even to a novice."
Wendy Kromash, "Everything Evanston" blog, July 2013