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,Dan Nimmer, Charlie Sepulveda and the Turnaround, Bruce Barth, Tom Harrell, and Charles McPherson.

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

Upcoming Shows

Cover, line up and times are subject to change

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Zacc Harris Group - Soft Opening!

Zacc Harris Group – Soft Opening!

Oct 15, 7:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

Zacc Harris – guitar
John Raymond – trumpet & flugelhorn
Brandon Wozniak – tenor saxophone
Bryan Nichols – piano
Chris Bates – bass
Pete James Johnson – drums

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Nineteen Thirteen

Nineteen Thirteen

Oct 22, 7:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

Cellist Janet Schiff and Percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (founding drummer of ​Violent Femmes) create the new and dynamic sound that is NINETEEN THIRTEEN.

Schiff plays a cello that was made in Romania in the year of 1913 while DeLorenzo plays a set of drums made in modern day America. Together their music suggests mystery, romance and future thought​.​

Powered by cello layers and beat brush percussion, this award winning duo defies expectations and rewards listeners with their unique expression of music.

NINETEEN THIRTEEN was featured on PBS' The Arts Page, NPR's Lake Effect, MSNBC, Modern Drummer Magazine and has performed at BMO Harris Pavilion, Milwaukee Art Museum, Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Summerfest, The Pabst Theatre, The Pfister Hotel, Turner Hall Ballroom, The Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts and more.

NINETEEN THIRTEEN has had the honor to collaborate and perform with the following notable players:
The Avett Brothers, Rob Wasserman, David J Haskins, Langhorne Slim, Jill Sobule, Rainn Wilson, and others.
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Chris Madsen Quartet

Chris Madsen Quartet

Oct 23, 6:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

Jazz saxophonist Christopher Madsen is one of the most in-demand figures in the Chicago jazz world as a performer, composer, and pedagogue. He serves as jazz faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, former jazz faculty at Midwest Young Artists in Highwood, IL, and was Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) from 2008-2014. He is a sought-after jazz clinician, adjudicating at jazz festivals and offering workshops to ensembles of all ages and levels from across the globe. He is a Vandoren and Conn-Selmer Performing Artist, member of the Fulbright Specialist Program roster, Jazz Education Network, the National Educator’s Association, and the National Association for Music Education. Madsen serves on the Education Committee for the Jazz Education Network and has been featured in Jazziz Magazine (2005), the Jazz Spotlight for artsamerica.org (2012), and has been interviewed for saxplaying.com (2018) and the Chicago Jazz Magazine (2019). Madsen has also contributed jazz articles to The Instrumentalist magazine and been interviewed on several radio broadcasts about jazz history and his performing career.See MoreSee Less

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Funk Night with Jack Reed Group

Funk Night with Jack Reed Group

Oct 26, 7:00pm

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Scott Hlavenka's Acoustic Jazz Description
Scott Hlavenka plays “acoustic gypsy jazz”! Our music is a high energy mix of swing, bossa, and gypsy samba rhythms. Although we are primarily instrumental, vocal tunes comprise up to 30% of our set. 2 acoustic guitars, upright bass, and usually sax and/or clarinet. We perform acoustically and with amplification designed to preserve the acoustic qualities of our instruments.
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Evan Christian

Evan Christian

Oct 27, 7:00pm

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Evan Christian born in Chicago,Illinois raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Recording Artist, Music Producer, Award Winning Flamenco Guitarist, World Traveller. Evan Christian discovered the guitar as a teenager, and without formal instruction has progressed to become one of the most dynamic and sought after solo performers in the world. In 2005 Evan released his debut cd "Fuego", a nuevo flamenco cd which won him international acclaim. Also in 2005, Evan Christian went to Spain to study flamenco and to promote his cd, and in the process, collaborated and performed with some of Spain's top flamenco players. In 2007 Evan Christian was voted Best Acoustic Musician by the readers of the Shepherd Express in Milwaukee WI.. In 2008 Evan Christian won a WAMI AWARD for ..Guitarist Of The Year… In 2008 Evan Christian was voted one of Milwaukee's Hottest 100 by the readers of OnMilwaukee.com Evan Christian has been featured in Milwaukee Magazine, Black Emerge, The Shepherd Express, M Magazine, INFO Magazine, Ya Heard Magazine, Milwaukee Scene, and MKE Wired. In 2008 Evan Christian released his sophmore cd entitled " The Mosaic vol. 1" a stark contrast to his first cd " Fuego ". The Mosaic vol.1 features the international hit singles " Lovers Be ", "Breakdown", and " Bulerias del Barrio ". It is a collection of songs written within the last 8 years of his career in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The Mosaic vol. 1 also features accompaniment from his band " The Original Gangsters" featuring Milwaukee legends Cecilio Negron Jr ( congas ) Cory Coleman ( bass ) and Olen Franklin ( drums ). It is a mixture of timeless latin, soul, and R&B . As a music producer, Evan Christian has collaborated with Milwaukee artists Cincere, Ren, Element Everest, Joe Jordan, Damion Thompson, Kris Crow, Ryan Jeffreys, Ray Nitti, and DJ Eleazar Maldonado. Evan Christian has performed 2 international tours with Cincere for the Armed Forces Entertainment which took him to Kyrgyztan, Afghanistan, Djibouti, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Turkey. As a solo artist, Evan Christian has performed in New York, Chicago, Madison, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Madrid, Valencia, Valdepenas, Cadiz, Granada, Sevilla, La Coruna, Mazagòn, San Sebastian, Logrono, Tolousse, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Aalborg, Copenhagen, Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Brussels, Glastonbury, Bristol, Cardiff, Somerset and Budapest….all in the last year. Evan has recently completed a European Tour of Spain – France – Belgium – Holland- Denmark -Poland- Czeck Republic – Austria – Germany – UK – Hungary and is finishing production on his 3rd abum entitled 4LIFE – recorded on the road all over Europe and the UK.See MoreSee Less

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Soul Night with Cameron Webb

Soul Night with Cameron Webb

Oct 28, 7:00pm

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Cameron Webb is an up-and-coming artist from Chicago currently based in Milwaukee. He has performed in festivals, and lounges alike. Cameron has even performed for political dignitaries including Michelle Obama, and numerous other elected officials. No matter the genre, venue, or audience, Cameron's soulful voice has been known to penetrate even the hardest of hearts. He currently host a monthly Soul Night event at the prestigious Jazz Estate where he tributes Soul music's legends Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, and many others. Cameron also served as the primary jazz vocalist for Caberet Milwaukee's latest production, "The Jealous Revolver". Since Cameron's return home a year ago, he has been featured in the Shepherd Express, the Jazz Unlimited newsletter, and has received a multiplicity of positive reviews from locals. When asked what he hopes to accomplish in his music career he simply answered, " I hope to continue to brighten the lives of everyone I come in contact with. I aspire to bring joy to the downtrodden, peace to the flustered, and love to the heart broken. I want to change the world… One person at a time!".See MoreSee Less

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Dave Bayles Trio

Dave Bayles Trio

Oct 29, 7:00pm

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Dave Bayles Drums
David Stoler Piano
Charles Ledvina Bass

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KASE

KASE

Oct 30, 6:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

The MUSIC: it developed through many twists and turns and obstacles and glitches and uncertainties over the course of the night. You can sense a direction forming and taking shape, as if being directed by gravity to a common point. knowsthetime (Ian Carroll) orchestrated the rhythms, textures and forms like a master conductor – all ears and reflexes. Ready to pivot and move in any direction or all directions at any time – all the time. Now’s the time. He’s not just a DJ, he’s a drummer, a designer, a composer, a musician. John started the night out on electric bass, but quickly ditched it for the comfort, familiarity, depth, power and history of the upright bass… guttural, ancient and modern. Creatures of creativity exploring the space. For some reason, I brought a larger than normal setup: my trumpet run through a well-worn and squeaky Dunlop “Crybaby” pedal, a DOD delay and a 70’s Fender Twin Reverb – more of a guitar setup. Like Miles, Hendrix is an early and important influence on me; not on my trumpet playing necessarily, but deep in my musical DNA.
KASE is an outlet for expression, an outlet for friendship, an outlet for us to be ourselves.
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Scoot Hlavenka Gypsy Jazz Trio

Scoot Hlavenka Gypsy Jazz Trio

Nov 4, 8:00pm

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Scott Hlavenka's Acoustic Jazz Description
Scott Hlavenka plays “acoustic gypsy jazz”! Our music is a high energy mix of swing, bossa, and gypsy samba rhythms. Although we are primarily instrumental, vocal tunes comprise up to 30% of our set. 2 acoustic guitars, upright bass, and usually sax and/or clarinet. We perform acoustically and with amplification designed to preserve the acoustic qualities of our instruments.
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Mark Davis Trio

Mark Davis Trio

Nov 5, 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

Mark Davis is an accomplished jazz pianist who resides in Milwaukee, WI. Over the past thirty years, he has performed with countless luminaries of the jazz scene. Mark is available to perform in concert halls, at clubs, festivals, schools, corporate functions, private parties, and for events of all kinds. He performs both solo and as the leader of various groups.

Mark is also an influential music educator who is the founder and artistic director of the Milwaukee Jazz Institute. Mark is available for in-person lessons, online lessons, improvisation workshops, and lecture demonstrations in jazz history.
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Cigarette Break

Cigarette Break

Nov 6, 7:00pm

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Bass player Tim Ricketts and spoken word artist Derrick Harrell met 2001 in a class at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Harrell invited Ricketts to sit in on a studio session with Harrell’s hip-hop trio that was unnamed at the time. That session led to the decision for Ricketts to create a studio album with Harrell, as the trio’s principal bass player.

A year later, Ricketts joined a group of musicians with Harrell’s trio to form the group Black Elephant. Now powered by three vocalists, Harrell, rapper Damion Ellzey and singer-songwriter Element Everest, Black Elephant set the profile of one of Milwaukee’s most celebrated hip-hop bands. Overwhelming amounts of requests began to pour in for Ricketts and his group of musicians to perform gigs outside of Black Elephant’s genre of music. As a result, Tim went on to form the group Cigarette Break-named after Harrell quoted “She”, a Saul Williams poem. “The one she calls, On her cigarette break. Not the cause of it” Derrick said the newly formed group sounded like the feeling he got on a His Cigarette Break.

Cigarette Break has been among one of the city’s most progressive acts in contemporary music. From their 2002 debut until the the present, they have performed with several well known, national recording artists such as Conya Doss, Silm of 112, Eric Roberson, Tye Tribbet, Pamulla Williams, Tank, RL, and many more. Lead by Ricketts, Cigarette Break continues to perform at festivals, weddings, and clubs around the nation and is quickly becoming the most prolific and requested live music group in the city of Milwaukee. Comprised of Five musicians, occasionally joined by others: Drummer Olen Franklin, Guitarist Darrien Williams, Keyboardist Eric Lock, Saxophonist Tobias Canon, and Bassist Timothy Ricketts.
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