All of the members of the JHS&M Quartet had played with one another in various configurations over the last several years, but the idea of forming a quartet around the pursuit of carefully honed jazz arrangements only came together and solidified in earnest during the pandemic. Throughout the covid winter, the foursome met regularly—at a distance—to rehearse and collaborate. JHS&M made its public debut in April 2021, at Café Coda in Madison, to a necessarily reduced house of masked and socially distanced attendees. Their first performance was greeted with warm appreciation. Expect to hear JHS&M at all the usual jazz spots in Madison as venues continue to open up.