Category Archives: Grupo Candela

It’s the Holiday Season

And we’re off!

Nutcracker with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in support of the Madison Ballet’s productionat the Overture Center for the Arts takes up a bunch of dates this month.

Several gigs – private and public – with Joe Scalissi as Dean Martin also. Especially the Majestic Holiday Soiree.

Madison Jazz Orchestra’s 4th Thursday of the month residency at the Brink Lounge, church gigs, private parties, a couple of weddings too, round out the month.

Hope to see you around town.

Still here

Social media, blog is now old school, as is Facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest. Oh my.

Trying to keep up can get you down. Why? When I was 10 or so, I wanted to be a concert pianist (oops). Then a musical director. Then many other things in and along side of music. Well after a bit of soul searching at 120′ in the ocean off of Cozumel, I return to music is in my soul.

100th anniversary of Dean Martin’s birth this year. Joe Scalissi is perhaps the finest of the “Tribute” artists there is. Hope to see you at some shows. Interested in Joe, head over to

See you this summer on the Capital Square with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Six Wednesday nights in a row June 28 – August 2. Join 25,000 – 50,000 on the beautiful lawn of the Wisconsin State Capital at 7 pm. Bring your picnic basket!

The Madison Jazz Orchestra is celebrating our 30th season with our regular 4th Thursday of the month gig at the Brink Lounge, corner of East Washington and Blount streets. Look for other summer festival dates coming soon.

Weddings, corporate events, party? Yes we still do them and have several options from jazz trio to a big commercial Chicago style band. Just let me know.

Going to practice some trombone now. See you soon.

All new, all good

It has been a while since I have updated this website. Many opportunities have come my way in life, musical and otherwise.

This company still exists. We are still making high quality music for corporate, social, and wedding events. The Brian Whitty Group is still playing.

Drop Brian an email or text to talk about your next event at or 608-225-4931.