Milwaukee's Music Lounge


EST. 1977

Located on Milwaukee's Eastside, the Estate has been hosting some of the best local and national jazz musicians for over 40 years. Unassuming and intimate, the space feels more like a neighborhood cocktail joint than a national jazz venue, but looks certainly can be deceiving, Our stage has been host to many great jazz musicians including Joe Henderson, Cedar Walton, Red Rodney, Eric Alexander, Al Foster, Chris Potter, Conrad Herwig, Brian Lynch, Eddie Gomez, Rudder, Arturo O’ Farrill, Jim Rotondi, Rick Germanson, David Hazeltine, Danilo Perez, The Bad Plus, and Dan Nimmer.

Recently purchased and refreshed by the owner of Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, the Estate now features a top notch cocktail program to compliment the world class music. Cocktails range from $8-$12 and rotate seasonally, but are always made with the best ingredients. In addition, classic cocktails are always available and we have a excellent selection of spirits.

Open seven nights a week from 5PM to 2AM No Reservations Accepted

Featured Shows

Charlie Sepulveda and the Turnaround (Puerto Rico)

Charlie Sepulveda and the Turnaround (Puerto Rico)

Thursday July 13th - 7:30pm - Friday July 14th - 1:00am

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

Special Show!

From Puerto Rico, one of the finest Latin Groups of today: Two Time Grammy Nominated Charlie Sepúlveda and the Turnaround.

Two Shows:
7:30pm and 10pm

$20 Advance, $25 Door
Limited Reserved Table Packages Available

www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3020992

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World-Class Trumpeter, Composer, Bandleader and Educator, Charlie Sepulveda stands as one of the few remaining pivotal figures in Jazz and Latin Jazz music today. Charlie Sepulveda has traversed the globe many times over the past 30 years as a member of the legendary Tito Puente Golden Men of Latin Jazz, Eddie Palmieri Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie's United Nation Orchestra as well has his own ensemble "The Turnaround". Sepulveda has been charged with the responsibility and blessing of being a "Keeper of the Flame" in the evolving legacy of Latin Jazz genre. The flame has been passed to Charlie by legendary stalwarts Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Maestro Ray Santos, Cachete Maldonado, and his cousin Eddie Palmieri, who continues to record and perform today at a youthful 80 years of age. The responsibility as one of the Keeper's of the Flame requires constant dedication to the preservation, promotion and dissemination of this most exciting genre of music that comprises over 40,000 years of historical evolution from Africa to the New World. Charlie has assumed this responsibility with great respect and deference to the Masters who preceded him.

A talented trumpet virtuoso capable of switching between the straight ahead jazz, jazz- latin, ballad, popular and dance idioms, Charlie became internationally known as the lead trumpeter for the Batacumbele and Eddie Palmieri Orchestras after being endorsed by his mentor Juancito Torres. While still a member of the Palmieri organization, Sepulveda released two acclaimed recordings on the Antilles New Directions label entitled "The New Arrival" and "Algo Nuestro". These recordings have become cult classics and are considered essential listening for anyone learning about Latin Jazz. Charlie has since gone on to perform with a who's who of artists including Celia Cruz, India, Sheila E., Prince, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tropi Jazz All-Stars, Fania All-Stars, and a myriad of artists around the world.

Residing in Puerto Rico for the past 20 years, Charlie has continued to teach legions of students at the prestigious Puerto Rico Conservatorio de Musica. He continues to produce and record acclaimed albums under his own name as well as performing and recording in tandem with international superstars. His most recent release "Mr. EP: Tribute to Eddie Palmieri" (High Note Records) by Charlie Sepulveda and the Turnaround as well as "To Beny More with Love" by Grammy winner Jon Secada & the Charlie Sepulveda Big Band are currently top selling discs on the Billboard, Gavin, and JazzWeek Charts. In addition to Mr. Sepulveda's tireless efforts at keeping the music alive in the classroom, concert stage and recording studio, he also takes to the airwaves and hosts his own acclaimed radio program "El Yunque Jazz with Charlie Sepulveda on FM 93 in Fajardo PR" covering the entire eastern half of Puerto Rico and the US Virgen Islands. Charlie promotes and features the music of many up and coming artists as well as established artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and around the world through his radio show.

Charlie Sepulveda is a tireless and indefatigable champion supporter of the music. In addition, Charlie spends time giving free lessons to underprivileged children in his home town of Luquillo, PR; he has forged successful partnerships with the mayor and political leadership in his municipality to support the arts; he directed a municipal youth band in Luquillo, he's played in the local church choir; he plays monthly at one of the notable culinary establishments in Luquillo's Famous Tourist Kiosks. He has created a Jazz festival known as the Luquillo Beach Latin Jazz Festival to serve as a forum for live music featuring world class, local and student artists while serving as a catalyst for tourism and economic development in the area. In August 2016 Charlie received another honor: he was asked to be a part of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Jazz for Young People Program-Puerto Rico Chapter, courtesy of his friend and colleague Wynton Marsalis.

In addition to leading his acclaimed sextet "The Turnaround", Charlie leads The San Juan Big Band in a weekly Saturday night residency at one of Puerto Rico's famous El San Juan Hotel, and another residency at the Hotel Convento. In July 2017, Charlie will bring The Turnaround to the midwest United States to headline the 2017 Chicago Latin Jazz Festival (July 14, 2017) and perform at one of America's top intimate jazz listening rooms: "The Jazz Estate" in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Touring in support of the new album "Mr EP", be prepared to experience the exciting artistry of Charlie Sepulveda and the Turnaround - Michael Reyes, Esq.
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Charles McPherson

Charles McPherson

Wednesday August 16th - 8:00pm - Thursday August 17th - 12:00am

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

The Estate is proud to welcome Jazz Legend Charles McPherson to our stage for two special shows.

August 16th
8pm
10pm

$20 Advance
$25 Door

charlesmcpherson.brownpapertickets.com

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Charles McPherson was born in Joplin, Missouri and moved to Detroit at age nine. After growing up in Detroit, he studied with the renowned pianist Barry Harris and started playing jazz professionally at age 19. He moved from Detroit to New York in 1959 and performed with Charles Mingus from 1960 to 1972. While performing with Mingus, he collaborated frequently with Harris, Lonnie Hillyer (trumpet), and George Coleman (tenor sax).

Mr. McPherson has performed at concerts and festivals with his own variety of groups, consisting of quartets, quintets to full orchestras. He was recently featured at Lincoln Center showcasing his original compositions and arrangements with a seven-piece ensemble. He has toured the U.S., Europe, Japan, Africa and South America with his own group, as well as with jazz greats Barry Harris, Billy Eckstine, Lionel Hampton, Nat Adderly, Jay McShann, Phil Woods, Wynton Marsalis, Tom Harrell, Randy Brecker, James Moody, Dizzy Gillespie, and others.

McPherson has recorded as guest artist with Charlie Mingus, Barry Harris, Art Farmer, Kenny Drew, Toshiko Akiyoshi, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. He has recorded as leader on Prestige, Fantasy, Mainstream, Discovery, Xanadu, and most recently Arabesque. His most recent recording is the highly acclaimed “Manhattan Nocturne.”

McPherson remains a strong, viable force on the jazz scene today. He is at the height of his powers. His playing combines passionate feeling with intricate patterns of improvisation. Throughout his five decades of being an integral performer of the music, Charles has not merely remained true to his Be Bop origins, but has expanded on them. Stanley Crouch says in his New York Times article on Charles, “He is a singular voice who has never sacrificed the fluidity of his melody makinga singular voice who has never sacrificed the fluidity of his melody making, and is held in high esteem by musicians both long seasoned and young.”
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Upcoming Shows

The Anne Davis Jazz Trio

The Anne Davis Jazz Trio

Wednesday December 13th - 8:00pm - Wednesday December 13th - 11:00pm

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

Soulful, spirited with a warm vocal style.
Singing songs that “have stood the test of time.”
Anne’s Trio performing almost all standards, with a few contemporary tunes and happily including holiday songs, perfect for the cozy Jazz Estate venue.
Anne Davis Vocals
Mark Davis Piano
Jeff Hamann Bass
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Cigarette Break

Cigarette Break

Thursday December 14th - 9:00pm - Friday December 15th - 12:00am

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

We are excited to welcome Cigarette Break back to the Estate stage! Cigarette Break's all-star lineup provies solid musical style with influences of jazz, r&b, rock, and hip hop. This is not to be missed!

Tim Ricketts, Bass
Darrien Williams, Guitar
Terry Harris, Keys
Olen Franklin, Drums

$7 Door Charge
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Bobby Broom Trio (Chicago)

Bobby Broom Trio (Chicago)

Friday December 15th - 8:00pm - Friday December 15th - 11:00pm

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

The Estate welcomes world-class guitarist Bobby Broom to the Estate stage Dec. 15th

Bobby Broom Guitar
Dennis Carroll Bass
Phil Beale Drums

$15 Door Charge
Includes Admission to Late Night Session featuring
The Scott Currior Trio


In a career spanning three decades, preeminent guitarist Bobby Broom has embodied the truism that it’s the player not the tune that makes for a memorable performance in jazz. After years as an elite sideman with the likes of Sonny Rollins, Stanley Turrentine, and Dr. John, Broom reintroduced himself to the jazz world with Stand! (2001), a brilliant foray into the pop music he grew up hearing in the 1960s and ’70s. In his subsequent releases he’s demonstrated a keen ear for rarely played material, a gift for composing evocative tunes, and impressive facility with the knotty rhythmic puzzles of Thelonious Monk, which is what makes his new album My Shining Hour such an unexpected revelation. The luxuriantly melodic session features Broom’s working trio focusing on beloved American Songbook standards.

Born in Harlem on January 18, 1961 and raised on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Bobby Broom was still in his mid-teens when he started attracting the attention of veteran masters. Performing with teenage peers in Young, Gifted, and Broke, a musical by “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black” lyricist Weldon Irvine, Broom was surprised when guitarist Aurell Ray approached him as a possible replacement in Sonny Rollins’s band. He soon found himself in an hour-long rehearsal with bassist Bob Cranshaw, drummer Eddie Moore, and the tenor titan himself, who concluded the session by seeking to hire Broom for an upcoming tour.

Broom decided to finish high school instead, but Rollins was undaunted, promising to call when he returned to town, which is how the guitarist ended up making his Gotham debut at Carnegie Hall in 1977 with Rollins, Cranshaw, Moore, Ray, pianist Mike Nock, and trumpeter Donald Byrd.

Rollins called again in 1981 and took Broom on the road for six years. He rejoined Rollins in 2005 for another long stint, and can be heard on an array of his releases, from 1981’s No Problem and 1983’s Reel Life (both on Milestone) to 2006’s Sonny, Please and 2008’s and 2014’s Road Shows, vols. 1 and 3 (all on Doxy), plus the 2008 Doxy DVD Sonny Rollins in Vienne.

Part of a precociously talented cadre at Manhattan’s “Fame” High School of Music and Art that included Omar Hakim, Marcus Miller, and Bernard Wright, Broom spent his senior year sitting in with legendary bebop pianist Al Haig at Gregory’s. He was still a teenager when he sat in with Art Blakey at Mikell’s, and ended up declining the drummer’s offer to join the Jazz Messengers. Instead he joined up with trumpeter Tom Browne, with whom he started recording for GRP. Broom quickly became a staple at the label, recording with Dave Grusin, Dave Valentin, and Bernard Wright and cutting his first two albums as a leader, 1981’s Clean Sweep (GRP/Arista) and 1984’s Livin’ for the Beat (Arista).

Broom relocated to Chicago in the mid-1980s and was called to rededicate himself to straight-ahead jazz. He got an important boost when hollowbody patriarch Kenny Burrell recruited him and conceived of his Jazz Guitar Band in 1986, which led to two Blue Note recordings and international tours with the ensemble. He also toured and recorded with B3 master Charles Earland, tenor star Stanley Turrentine, trumpet legends Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and New Orleans pianoman Dr. John, a gig that lasted from 1994 to 1999.

He formed the Bobby Broom Trio in 1990 and the Deep Blue Organ Trio with organist Chris Foreman and drummer Greg Rockingham in 1999, a group that recorded four blues-steeped albums before recently disbanding. With the trio serving as his primary creative vehicle, he’s released a string of critically acclaimed albums, starting with Stand! (Premonition). Recording for Origin since 2007’s Song and Dance, Broom has gone from strength to strength, releasing the sizzling live session The Way I Play in 2008, the enthralling Bobby Broom Plays for Monk in 2009, and 2012’s collection of inviting original tunes Upper West Side Story.

A dedicated educator, Broom earned a B.A. in music from Columbia College and an M.A. in jazz pedagogy from Northwestern University. He has taught at the University of Hartford, the American Conservatory of Music, Roosevelt University, and DePaul University. In recent years he’s worked with a jazz mentoring program sponsored by the Ravinia Festival Organization, teaching music students in public high schools throughout Chicago.

Young musicians can learn a great deal by paying close attention to Broom’s trio, a band that serves as an ideal forum for the guitarist’s singular vision, while “bringing in everybody’s musical conception,” he says. “I’ve played with a bunch of other people, and Dennis and Makaya have too, but it’s a specific, unique sound when we get together with each other.” Playing with enviable clarity and power, allied with exactly the right players, Broom is seizing the moment. More than a title track, “My Shining Hour” is an apt description of Broom’s latest superlative release.
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Late Night Session Scott Currier Trio

Late Night Session Scott Currier Trio

Friday December 15th - 11:30pm - Saturday December 16th - 2:00am

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

Lyrical originals, inventive standards, and reharmonized pop tunes. A highly interactive and creative trio which conveys a wealth of emotions and deeply engages the listener.
Scott Currier Piano, Ethan Bender Bass, Jeremy Kuzniar Drums
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Mardra/Reggie Thomas Quintet

Mardra/Reggie Thomas Quintet

Saturday December 16th - 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

“Mardra Thomas has the impeccable phrasing of Nancy Wilson, and also the sharp tang reminiscent of Eartha Kitt.”
-Mike Stratton WLNZ LCC Radio
Mardra Thomas is known for her realistic portrayal of Billie Holiday in concert and on the theatrical stage. You will hear a true jazz vocalist with a voice well suited to showcase Holiday’s sculptured phrasing that stamped a signature style on jazz singing. Mardra’s music career was sparked in the St. Louis area when she performed for the opening of Dizzy Gillespie’s 70th Birthday Concert. Shortly thereafter she found herself trading scat solos with world-class trumpeter Clark Terry while performing with the East St. Louis Lincoln Big Band under the direction of renowned educator Ronald Carter.
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Late Night Session Isaiah Joshua Quartet

Late Night Session Isaiah Joshua Quartet

Saturday December 16th - 11:30pm - Sunday December 17th - 2:00am

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

The Jazz Estate is excited to have back Isaiah and his Modern jazz quartet, all original music written by Isaiah.

$5 Door Charge
After 11pm

Sunday Spin With Fuzzy Logic!

Sunday Spin With Fuzzy Logic!

Sunday December 17th - 9:00pm - Monday December 18th - 1:00am

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

Sunday Night with Prescott Sobol! Vikre Distillery cocktails all night!

UWM Jazz Combo

UWM Jazz Combo

Monday December 18th - 5:30pm - Monday December 18th - 6:30pm

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

Under the Direction of Dave Bayles the UWM Jazz Combo will perform jazz standards for the end of the semester concert.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Monday December 18th - 7:00pm - Wednesday December 20th - 10:30pm

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

The Commercialists (Anthony Deutsch, Clay Schaub, & Patrick Morrow) play the music of the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.

Celebrate the Holiday Season in style with the Commercialstis and The Jazz Estate as we bring you music from everyone's favorite childhood cartoon musical: A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Two Shows: 7pm and 9pm
$7 per Show
Tickets Available Here:
commercialists.brownpapertickets.com


Special Holiday Cocktails and Good Cheer

This is an adult only event (we re a tavern after all)! We have created a special event just for kids and their parents Sunday December 10th at 5pm: www.facebook.com/events/923217117828607/
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Blues Night: Father and Sons

Blues Night: Father and Sons

Thursday December 21st - 9:00pm - Friday December 22nd - 12:00am

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53211 Map

Fathers and Sons A night of Chicago and folk inspired blues. Jim Liban harmonica maestro, Andrew Koenig winner 2017 Shepherd Express best guitarist, Matt Liban drums and Kurt Koenig bass guitar.

Door Charge TBA
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Cocktails

ORIGINALS


Meadowlark (Grasshopper Redux)

Flor de Caña 4 Year Rum, Creme de Cacao, Branca Menta, Hawthorne Cold Brew, Heavy Cream.

$11

4:37

Reyka Vodka, Amaro Montenegro, Strawberry, Lemon, served up.

$11


Thanks Mr. Flemming

Monkey Shoulder Scotch, Housemade Honey Syrup, Lemon, Islay Scotch Mist.

$12


Caravan

Copper and Kings Apple Brandy, House Grenadine, Lime, Egg White**, House Apple Bitters Blend.

$12

Earthly Delights

Flor de Cana 4 yr Rum, Tattersall Blueberry, Barrow's In- tense Ginger, Copper & Kings Absinthe, Lime Juice. Served up, basil garnish.

$12


Heart Leaf

Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Giffard Banana Liqueur, Nux Alpina Walnut Liqueur, Pineapple, Lime Juice. Served up.

$12


CLASSICS


Remember the Maine

Old Forrester Signature Bourbon, Carpano Antica, Copper & Kings Absinthe, Cherry Heering, Angostura. Stirred, served up..

$12

Pegu Club

Twisted Path Gin, Great Lakes Goodland Orange Liqueur, Lime & Angostura. Shaken, served up.

$11

Ramos Gin Fizz

The Belle of New Orleans. Twisted Path Gin, Orange Flower Water, Lemon, Lime, Simple Syrup, Heavy Cream, Egg White**. Shaken, served long.

$13


Clover Club

Twisted Path Gin, St. George Raspberry Liqueur, Simple Syrup, Lime, Egg White**. Shaken, served up.

$12

Rusty Nail

Monkey Shoulder Scotch, Drambuie. Stirred, served over rocks.

$12


Brandy Milk Punch

Copper & Kings Brandy, Milk, Cream, Vanilla, Nutmeg. Served over rocks.

$11


Seelbach Cocktail

Old Forester Signature Bourbon, Goodland Orange Liqueur, Angostura & Peychauds Bitters, Cava.

$11

Cohasset Punch

“Chicago’s Cocktail”. Flor de Cana Rum, Cocchi Di Torino Sweet Vermouth, Apricot, Lemon, Bitters. Shaken, served up.

$11

HIGHBALLS


Ugly Beauty

Old Forester Signature Bourbon, Bruto Americano, BroVo Lucky Falernum, Lemon, Seltzer. (rich and smooth)

$9

ALHAMBRA

Broker’s Gin, Combier Pamplemousse Grapefruit Liqueur, Campari, Lime, Seltzer. (bright and bitter)

$9

The Lantern

Milagro Tequila infused with Rishi Peach Blossom Tea, Cassis, Lime, Ginger Beer, Bitters. (fruity and complex)

$9

Old Fashioneds


Bryant’s Old Fashioned (Wisconsin Old Fashioned)

Korbel Brandy, simply syrup, bitters. Served sweet, sour, press, or seltzer.

$8

Jazz Estate Old Fashioned

Woodford Reserve, Averna Amaro, Hawthorne Coffee, Angostura, Orange Zest, Rocks.

$9


Classic Old Fashioned (The Other One)

Spirit Choice, Sugar, Jazz Estate Bitters, Orange Zest, served over rocks.

$Price Varies


WINE


2015 Shoofly Pinot Noir

Aroma and flavors of light cherry, spicy floral and a hint of mint with earthy undertones.

$9 / $36

2015 Wines of Substance Cabernet

Rich, dark, brooding and deep, compelling and complex.

$10 / $40


2013 Zuccardi Malbec

Black fruit wrapped in spice and chocolatey oak.

$10 / $40


2015 Dr. Loosen Riesling

Light bodied and crisp with minerality and notes of peach and citrus.

$9 / $36

2015 Novellum Chardonnay

Full bodied and crisp with orchard fruit, honeysuckle, white peach and a drop of vanilla.

$9 / $36


2015 The Loop Sauvignon Blanc

Light and crisp with aromas of dried herbs and cut grass. Flavors of sweet lemon, apricot and a hit of grapefruit.

$8 / $32

Mas fi Cava

Dry with fine bubbles and notes of apples, pear and cashews.

$9 / $36

Draft Beer


New Glarus Spotted Cow, 4.8% ◈ Karben4 Fantasy Factory IPA, 6.3% ◈ Surly Hell Lager, 4.5% ◈ Lakefront Riverwest Stein, 5.68% ◈ Enlightened Cream City Brix Cream Ale, 5% ◈ Rotating Nitro Tap — Ask for Current Selection

*Draft beer selection is subject to change based on availability— please ask your server for updated selection.

Beer Bottle & Can


Anchor Steam ◈ Miller Lite ◈ Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose ◈ Miller High Life ◈ Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose ◈ Pabst Blue Ribbon ◈ Bells Two Hearted Ale ◈ Pilsner Urquel ◈ Central Waters Mudpuppy Porter ◈ Seattle Semi-Sweet Cider ◈ Central Waters Ouisconsin Red Ale ◈ Steigl Radler ◈ Founders All Day IPA ◈ New Glarus Moon Man ◈ Founders Breakfast Stout ◈ New Glarus Spotted Cow ◈ Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter ◈ New Glarus Two Women ◈ Lagunita’s IPA ◈ North Coast Brother Thelonius ◈ Lakefront Eastside Dark ◈ Rochefort 10 ◈ Lakefront New Grist Ginger* ◈ Stone Delicious IPA* ◈ Lakefront IPA ◈ Stone IPA ◈ Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout ◈ Unibroue La Findu Monde ◈ Michelob Lager ◈ Vandermill Totally Roasted Cider


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