• Welcome to the new Jazz Estate Site!

    Matt and Jamie are proud to unload this hot new website on the masses! Take a look around, you’ll find the current calendar is filled with with interesting national acts & your favorite local musicians. You can also see Facebook listings and posts, and even a monthly newsletter. Tell all your people and get your ass on a stool soon.

  • The Booze Has Groove

    The Estate is continuing a long tradition of quality libations. Stop in to try a craft cocktail or to grab 3 fingers of your favorite distillation. Always poured the way you want it.

  • New Happy Hours!

    That’s right, we’re open for happy hour! Starting July 7th we’ll be opening @ 4:00pm & feature some special guest bartenders to keep you on your toes!

  • Hot Sauce @ the Estate!

    The Estate’s calendar is filling up with amazing acts! Click here to check out a complete list of dates! A sortable calendar is at your fingertips — hell, you can even subscribe to it. Tuesday nights are featuring FUTUREPORN. Recent national acts have included Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola (sold out), The Greyhounds (sold out), and Hermon Mehari. Bigger shows will often allow you to buy tickets online.

News:

  • SPECIAL VISITORS: A literal cavalcade of drumming superstars stopped by Vic's all at the same time today to visit and do some shopping! • Gavin Harrison (King Crimson - Robert Fripp, Porcupine Tree), • Jimmy Chamberlin (The Smashing Pumpkins) • Eric Slick (Dr. Dog) All three drummers just happen to be playing gigs tonight. Gavin is performing for the second night in a row with King Crimson at The Vic Theatre. Jimmy Chamberlin is performing @ The Jazz Estate in Milwaukee with acclaimed saxophonist Frank Catalano, and Eric Slick is playing with Field Mouse @ Beat Kitchen subbing for that group's regular drummer. #ultimatedrummerhang (Group Photo) Hanging in Vic's personal studio L to R Gavin Harrison, Jimmy Chamberlin, Vic, and Eric Slick

    SPECIAL VISITORS:

A literal cavalcade of drumming superstars stopped by Vic's all at the same time today to visit and do some shopping!

• Gavin Harrison (King Crimson - Robert Fripp, Porcupine Tree), 
• Jimmy Chamberlin (The Smashing Pumpkins) 
• Eric Slick (Dr. Dog)

All three drummers just happen to be playing gigs tonight. Gavin is performing for the second night in a row with King Crimson at The Vic Theatre. Jimmy Chamberlin is performing @ The Jazz Estate in Milwaukee with acclaimed saxophonist Frank Catalano, and Eric Slick is playing with Field Mouse @ Beat Kitchen subbing for that group's regular drummer.

#ultimatedrummerhang

(Group Photo)
Hanging in Vic's personal studio
L to R
Gavin Harrison, Jimmy Chamberlin, Vic, and Eric Slick

    Posted By Vic's Drum Shop

    September 28

Press Clippings

  • Express Milwaukee – April 2014

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 New Jazz Estate Managers Bring Change but Keep the Jazz By Kristina Byas For more than 30 years, the Jazz Estate on Milwaukee’s East Side has been a gathering place for jazz musicians and enthusiasts. Its dimly lit, intimate space and the rhythms and melodies of the live acts it hosts […]

  • Jazz Estate in M Magazine

    “Around for more than 30 years, the Estate is probably the granddaddy of the city’s jazz venues, providing an outlet for up and coming musicians as well as longtimers. Fans can hear good old upbeat standards or contemporary rhythms. Bartender Amber Grupe keeps the drinks flowing, no matter how large the usual elbow-to-elbow crowd.” (“Jazz […]

  • Jazz Estate in Downbeat 2014

    The Jazz Estate just made “Downbeat’s 2014 International Jazz Venue Guide!” -”This vintage 50′s hipster scene brings five nights of jazz a week to Milwaukee jazz lovers.” (Downbeat Magazine, February 2014)