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

Featured Shows

Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Aug 17, 12:35am - Aug 17, 12:40am

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

Canceled for the night. So sorry 😕

Gramma Matrix aka Steph Lippert spinning let night vinyl Friday’s in July! No cover! Come Hang!

11 interested  ·  4 going
David Bixler/Russ Johnson Quartet

David Bixler/Russ Johnson Quartet

Aug 17, 8:00pm - Aug 17, 11:00pm

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

$13 cover

The Jazz Estate welcomes David Bixler Featuring an incredible band Russ Johnson,Bass tba , Dana Hall!
The David Bixler Quartet
"The spotlight performer was alto saxophonist David Bixler, who pushed the music with his exuberant extended solos."
Dan Ouellette DownBeat August, 2016
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Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Group

Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Group

Aug 17, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back saxophonist Jesse Montijo to the stage!

6 interested
Latin Jam Session (No Cover)

Latin Jam Session (No Cover)

Aug 19, 8:00pm - Aug 19, 11:00pm

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

No cover

Cecilio Negrón Jr. joins us for our Latin Jam Session- one of our favorite nights of the month! Stop in to play or just to listen, either way it will be an unforgettable night of latin music.
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Funk Night with Jack Reed

Funk Night with Jack Reed

Aug 20, 9:00pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Jack Reed for the Funk night residency

The Jack Reed Group is an improvisational Jazz fusion project featuring members of prominent Milwaukeee acts including Chicken Wire Empire, Match Stick, and Hard Cheddar. From original material, to completely improvised tunes, this is a show you don’t want to miss!
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The Anne Davis group (no cover)

The Anne Davis group (no cover)

Aug 21, 8:00pm - Aug 21, 11:00pm

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

No Cover!
Please welcome Anne Davis to the Jazz Estate on this special Wednesday.
Soulful & spirited, with a warm vocal style.
Anne sings songs that have stood the test of time,
perfect for the cozy Jazz Estate venue!
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Scott Currier Trio (Reimagined Pop tunes-no Cover)

Scott Currier Trio (Reimagined Pop tunes-no Cover)

Aug 22, 8:30pm

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

Jazz Estate is excited to feature the Scott Currier's Trio
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
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Steve Einerson Quartet

Steve Einerson Quartet

Aug 23, 8:00pm

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

$13 Advance General
$15 Night of Show General
$23 Special Reserved

Advance Tickets: steveeinerson.brownpapertickets.com/

Steve Einerson Piano
Eric Jacobson Trumpet
John Christensen Bass
Dave Bayles Drums

After working in the Milwaukee / Chicago, IL areas for a few years, Steve relocated to New York City in 2004. That same year, he was selected as a finalist to compete in the national jazz piano competition sponsored by the American Pianists Association in Indianapolis, IN.

In addition to performing at venues in and around NYC, he has also played at clubs and jazz festivals across the country and around the world. He has had the great privilege of sharing the stage with many superb musicians over the years, including Marlena Shaw, Eric Alexander, Jim Rotondi, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Brian Lynch, Killer Ray Appleton, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Slide Hampton, and many more.

Steve's latest recording for Cellar Live records - ARRIVAL - is now available for purchase. This effort features some of NYC's finest musicians – Paul Gill on bass and Pete Van Nostrand on drums.
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Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Aug 23, 11:00pm - Aug 24, 2:00am

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

Gramma Matrix aka Steph Lippert spinning let night vinyl Friday’s in July! No cover! Come Hang!

1 interested  ·  1 going
Tony Barba Quartet

Tony Barba Quartet

Aug 24, 8:00pm

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

$13 cover

Tony Barba-tenor sax & bass clarinet
Matt Gold-guitar
John Christensen-electric & upright bass
Devin Drobka-drums & trigger pad

Tony Barba’s new quartet features all of his recent compositions written specifically for this regional cast of stellar musicians. Based in Madison, WI, Barba (tenor saxophone and bass clarinet) utilizes the talents of fellow local bassist John Christensen, while also employing Chicago’s own Matt Gold on guitar and Milwaukee’s Devin Drobka on drums and sample pads. The sounds of the group pay tribute to Barba’s vast range of influences including nods to jazz, reggae, pop, rock, Latin and ambient music.
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Late Night Session Cody Longreen

Late Night Session Cody Longreen

Aug 24, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate welcome's young lion Cody Longreen on Trumpet to the late Night Session

25 interested  ·  3 going
Blues Night Misha Siegfried (no cover)

Blues Night Misha Siegfried (no cover)

Aug 26, 8:00pm - Aug 27, 11:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate welcomes back Guitarist and composer Misha Siegfried. This month's group plays both traditional Chicago blues and West Coast jump blues! Misha will be leading the band on guitar and will feature guest stars TBA.

SHOW: 8PM | NO COVER | 21+
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The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken (No Cover)

The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken (No Cover)

Aug 27, 9:00pm - Aug 27, 11:59pm

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

No Cover
They are back with full of Energy! they will be doing the last Tuesday of every month. Next round is 6/25.... Come check them out!
Aaron Gardner, Matt Turner, Jeremy Kuzniar

39 interested  ·  2 going
Pocket Change (no cover)

Pocket Change (no cover)

Aug 28, 8:00pm - Aug 28, 11:00pm

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

Pocket Change is a Jazz/neo-soul fusion group based in Milwaukee and led by guitarist Nate Pflughoeft. In addition to original material composed by Pflughoeft, their repertoire includes covers of popular R&B hits from artists such as H.E.R., Frank Ocean, and Musiq Soulchild. The rhythm section is comprised of brothers Tj McHatten (bass) and Josh McHatten (drums), as well as multi-instrumentalist powerhouse Isaiah Joshua on Fender Rhodes piano.

NO COVER
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Lenard Simpson Quartet

Lenard Simpson Quartet

Aug 29, 8:00pm - Aug 29, 11:00pm

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

$7 Door Charge

Please come say hello to Milwaukee's
Lenard Simpson for a short visit from since he left to The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz last fall. Joined by a great lineup
Russ Johnson, John Christensen, Devin Drobka...... playing original music.

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Born in Milwaukee, Saxophonist and composer Lenard Simpson is a rising jazz musician now residing in Chicago, IL. Simpson was selected to participate in the 2013 Grammy Camp Jazz Session, one of the most prestigious opportunities for high school musicians and was also a winner of the 2015 Luminarts Jazz Competition in Chicago. Simpson has had the opportunity to play with artists such as George Fludas, Robert Erving III, and Ari Brown, Charles Heath and Bobby Broom. Simpson is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University where he studied with Professor Geof Bradfield and Reginald Thomas.
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Robin Reese with Cigarette Break

Robin Reese with Cigarette Break

Aug 30, 8:00pm - Aug 30, 11:00pm

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

$13 cover

If you’ve been in the live music scene in Milwaukee, I’m sure you’ve seen and/or heard Ms. Robin Reese. Ms. Reese has performed professionally in and around Milwaukee for over 30 years (yes, she started young). Coming from a musical family, Ms. Reese first took a Summerfest stage with her father’s band when she was just 11 years old and has been on the mic ever since; performing at Summerfest, Jazz In the Park, The Riverside Theater, The Jazz Estate and numerous other venues in private and public settings. She will give you a mix of R&B soul, covering artists such as Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Sade, Mary J. Blige and her favorite, Anita Baker. Backing her this time will be none other than Cigarette Break.
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Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Aug 30, 11:00pm - Aug 31, 2:00am

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

Gramma Matrix aka Steph Lippert spinning let night vinyl Friday’s in July! No cover! Come Hang!

2 interested  ·  1 going
Benny Benack III Quartet (NYC)

Benny Benack III Quartet (NYC)

Aug 31, 8:00pm - Aug 31, 11:00pm

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

As part of our commitment to bring in the finest jazz acts from around the country, we are pleased to welcome singer and trumpeter Benny Benack III from New York to the Estate Stage.

$15 Advance General
$23 Limited Reserved Table Seating
Includes admission to our Late Night Session.

bennybenack.brownpapertickets.com

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www.bennybenackjazz.com

Benny Benack III, a young and multi-talented Pittsburgh native and denizen of the New York jazz scene since 2009, is never one to limit himself. He is both a formidable, modern-minded trumpeter and an affable and expressive jazz singer, and these elements of his musical self are deeply and effortlessly intertwined. On One of a Kind, his debut release, Benack also reveals himself to be a wry and expressive songwriter and lyricist, bringing his boundless musical gifts together in a program that’s steeped in tradition but every bit as restlessly individual as his album title suggests.
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Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Group

Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Group

Aug 31, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back saxophonist Jesse Montijo to the stage!

5 interested  ·  1 going
Jazz Estate Jam Session (No Cover)

Jazz Estate Jam Session (No Cover)

Sep 2, 8:00pm - Sep 2, 11:00pm

The Jazz Estate

Our monthly Jazz Estate Jam Session hosted by Mitch Shiner. 8:00-11:00, No Cover!

21+ | One Drink Minimum | Cocktail Service Starts at 5pm

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Our open jam is quickly becoming the place to be for musicians and jazz fans alike- last month we were near capacity with the good times flowing. Bring your instrument or just come along to listen.

We provide the piano, drums, bass, and guitar amp. Support band includes Mitch Shiner (drums/piano), Sam Winternheimer (bass) Tomas Antonic (guitar). Sign up is located by the drum set.

NO COVER, must be 21+ unless arrangements are made prior: info@jazzestate.com
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B~Free & Quinten Farr Duo (No Cover)

B~Free & Quinten Farr Duo (No Cover)

Sep 3, 8:00pm - Sep 3, 11:00pm

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

** FREE SHOW **

Multi-faceted husband and wife combo B-Free & Quinten Farr return to the illustrious Jazz Estate for a joint performance! As fellow MHSA alum, band leaders, educators & frequent collaborators, the pair will bring their savvy technique and musical experience to the venue by way of flute, voice, piano & loops. With an array of jazz standards, covers & originals steeped in several genres, the evening is sure to deliver an array of soulful and jazzy sounds.

SHOW: 8PM | NO COVER | 21+

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MORE ON THE ARTISTS:
Singer, producer & multi-instrumentalist B~FREE, is a Milwaukee native who has dedicated her life to music. Her training in flute, voice and piano have earned her degrees in musical studies from the Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and VanderCook College of Music. The release of her latest self-produced sophomore album, the "Ode 2 A Luv Affair LP,” was hailed as the #1 Milwaukee Album by the Journal Sentinel in 2017. B~Free currently serves her musical community as a curator, educator, and artist of all sorts. Having performed in a number of venues throughout the country, Free has shared stages with a variety of artists and provided direct support as the opening act for Janelle Monáe's Milwaukee tour date at Summerfest 2018. Her treasure chest of talents continues to catapult her up the ladder of the music scene, as she remains hungry to give music what it’s been missing: a chance to B~Free.
Social Media: @bFree2music | www.bfree2music.com


QUINTEN FARR is a gifted force in the realm of jazz, soul & electronic music. Born and raised in the city of Milwaukee to a family of musicians, he began his twenty years of jazz and classical piano training at age 8 under a variety of accomplished musicians such as Mark Davis, Charles Pettaway and Sam Steffke. With studies in Jazz Performance and Music Education from Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Lincoln University PA and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Farr’s immeasurable skill and talent have afforded him opportunities to perform both locally and internationally in a number of venues. He currently serves as the keyboardist for No Seatbelts, as well as the lead keyboardist, talk box & keytar player for his self-curated rock-soul group: For The Culture.
Social Media: @roscoe_duffy | @fortheculturemke
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Grammy© Award Winning Brian Lynch Quartet

Grammy© Award Winning Brian Lynch Quartet

Sep 5, 8:00pm - Sep 5, 11:00pm

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

Grammy© Award Winning trumpeter Brian Lynch returns to the Estate on September 5th!

Tickets will be available soon!
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Grammy© Award Winning trumpeter Brian Lynch brings to his music an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience. A honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet, he received wide acclaim during his long tenures with Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri and straight ahead master Phil Woods. He has been a valued collaborator with jazz artists such as Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson; Latin music icons as diverse as Hector LaVoe and Lila Downs; and pop luminaries such as Prince. As a bandleader and recording artist he has released over 20 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging, and has toured the world at the helm of various ensembles reflecting the wide sweep of his music.

Voted Trumpeter Of The Year and recipient of the Record Of The Year Award by the Jazz Journalists Association in 2017, Lynch’s talents have been also recognized by top placing in the Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls (#3 Trumpet Critics Poll); as well as feature stories and highly rated reviews for his work in the New York Times, Jazz Times, and Downbeat. He has received multiple Grammy Award nominations – the latest in 2016 for his Madera Latino project- and garnered a Grammy win in 2006 for Best Latin Jazz Album; He is also the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and Meet The Composer.
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Geof Bradfield Quintet

Geof Bradfield Quintet

Sep 6, 8:00pm - Sep 6, 11:00pm

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

Geof Bradfield Quintet
Russ Johnson-trumpet
Scott Hesse-guitar
Clark Sommers-bass
Dana Hall- drums

Rising Star Tenor Saxophonist, Downbeat Critics Poll 2019
Delmark Recording Artist

"Bradfield's brilliance in leveraging long term friendships, writing for the individual rather than the instrument (a la Ellington) and knowing where to fill the canvas and where to leave space are apparent throughout."- JazzTimes
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Juli Wood Quartet CD release

Juli Wood Quartet CD release

Sep 7, 8:00pm - Sep 7, 11:00pm

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

The new CD from the Juli Wood Quartet is a follow-up to the highly acclaimed " Synkkä Metsä /Dark Forest " recording from 2015.
"The melodies are tender and earthy, and the direct arrangements present the essence of the songs with little fuss. The performances have a classic postbop approach; in fact, if the liner notes didn't explain the provenance of the material, you might not have any idea these are Finnish songs. But sometimes novelty or originality don't matter when the playing is strong and heartfelt. Wood's tenor is marked by a warm, grainy sound smeared by a lovely breathiness ..." Peter Margasak - Chicago Reader
This new recording " Suomen Salossa " ( In the Finnish woods ) was made due to a grant from the Finlandia foundation. It draws inspiration from other jazz artists who have taken folk songs and reimagined them as jazz music. For example; Art Farmer's album " To Sweden With Love ", Johnny Griffin's " The Kerry Dancers ", John Coltrane's " Dear Old Stockholm "
" Suomen Salossa " features Juli Wood - tenor sax / vocals, Mike Schlick - drums, Chicago Blujazz label recording artists, Paul Silbergleit - guitar, and Clay Schaub - bass.
The folk songs are given jazz treatments a la Brubeck, Coltrane, Jobim, and Art Blakey. And of course the weekend will be filled with tunes from our favorite jazz composers ; Monk, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Grant Green and wonderful jazz standards from the great American songbook. CD's will be for sale , just $10 !
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Mark Davis Trio

Mark Davis Trio

Sep 9, 8:30pm - Sep 9, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

Monday Night Jazz with the talented Mark Davis Trio. Mark's monthly residency is quickly becoming a Milwaukee jazz staple.

Mark Davis - piano, Jeff Hamann - bass, David Bayles - drums
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Neil Davis and Steve Peplin Duo

Neil Davis and Steve Peplin Duo

Sep 10, 8:00pm - Sep 10, 11:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Neil Davis and Steve Peplin come hang and listen to this amazing Duo!
No Cover!

27 interested
Evan Christian

Evan Christian

Sep 11, 8:00pm - Sep 11, 11:00pm

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

$7 cover

Back by popular demand. The Jazz Estate is truly excited to welcome Evan Christian to the Stage!
Date Night
Solo Flamenco Guitar at 8pm
Blues • Rock and Beyond at 9pm (Requests welcome)

Flamenco • Blues • Rock
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Tim Hagans Grammy-winning trumpeter-McCullough / Shultz Quintet

Tim Hagans Grammy-winning trumpeter-McCullough / Shultz Quintet

Sep 12, 8:00pm - Sep 12, 11:00pm

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

McCullough / Shultz Quintet
Featuring Tim Hagans

$10 Advance General
$12 Night of Show
$17 Special Reserved Table Seating

Tickets Available Soon!

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Trumpet - Tim Hagans Grammy-winning trumpeter
Trumpet - Chad McCullough
Bass Trumpet - Ryan Shultz
Keyboards - Paul Mutzabaugh
Bass - Larry Kohut
Drums - Eric Montzska

Hagans grew up in Dayton, Ohio. His early inspirations included Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, and Thad Jones, to whom he dedicated For the Music Suite, a 40-minute piece for jazz orchestra composed on a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1974, Hagans joined the Stan Kenton band,[1] with whom he played until 1977, when he toured with Woody Herman. He then left for Europe, where he lived in Malmö, Sweden, a hotbed of the European jazz scene. While in Europe, he toured extensively and played with Dexter Gordon, Kenny Drew, Horace Parlan, and Thad Jones. His first recorded composition, "I Hope This Time Isn't the Last," appears on the album Thad Jones Live at Slukefter (Metronome, 1980).

In 1987, he moved to New York City. He has performed with Maria Schneider, Yellowjackets, Steps Ahead, Secret Society, and Gary Peacock. Hagans has worked extensively with producer and saxophonist Bob Belden on a variety of recordings and live performances, including their ongoing Animation/Imagination project. Festivals at which he has performed include the Mount Fuji Festival in Japan, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Berlin Jazz Tage, and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Hagans has taught master classes at universities throughout the world.

He taught at the University of Cincinnati from 1982 to 1984 and at Berklee College of Music from 1984 to 1987.[1] From 1996 to 2010, he was Artistic Director and Composer-in-Residence for the Norrbotten Big Band located in Luleå, Sweden. The Norrbotten is a 17-piece jazz orchestra for whom Hagans wrote and arranged original compositions with guest artists including Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Peter Erskine, and Rufus Reid, an enterprise culminating in the Grammy nominated album, The Avatar Sessions: The Music of Tim Hagans, for which the Norbotten Big Band traveled to New York. His compositions are featured on numerous recordings with the Norrbotten Big Band, including Future North (Double-Time, 1998), Future Miles (ACT, 2002), and Worth the Wait (Fuzzy Music, 2007).
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The Flat Five

The Flat Five

Sep 13, 7:00pm - Sep 13, 11:00pm

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

The Flat Five makes their premier appearance at Milwaukee's historic Jazz Estate on September 13th!

Two Shows
One Night Only
Tickets Available Soon!

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The Flat Five is a Chicago-based pop vocal super-group — Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Alex Hall — five in-demand musicians who individually spend much of their time touring and recording with bands like Neko Case, NRBQ, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Iron and Wine, Jakob Dylan, Robbie Fulks, Alejandro Escovedo, The New Pornographers, and many other heavy hitters. These five folks stay very, very busy. Yet for the past ten years, these shameless harmony junkies would come together, like a moth to a porchlight, to make music as The Flat Five. Purely for the love of singing together. For the mother-effing fun of it.

At first The Flat Five existed only as a once-a-year sold out holiday show in Chicago. Then came quarterly SRO gigs, and then month-long jam-packed residencies, and then…slowly…the idea for a record grew out of the band’s shared love of the repertoire of genius oddball songwriter and performer (and big brother to band member Scott Ligon) Chris Ligon. The Flat Five were already performing many of Chris’s songs in their set, and thought that making an entire record of his compositions would be a good way to shoot up a flare and give more folks a chance to hear his amazing and unique music.

From the laid-back simple to the oddly romantic to the slightly subversive, there is a heart of wide-eyed sweetness coloring Chris Ligon’s songs. The smooth southern soul of “Bottom Buck” will have you kicking off your fringed leather boots by the river to lay back and watch the dragonflies flit past. Beneath the gentle, Donovan psychedelia of “I Could Fall In Love With You” is a love song built on prom-night innocence that’s both goofball and beguiling. “It’s Been A Delight’s” suave Cole Porter-era charms will unbutton the tux and pop the champagne. And if you can keep a straight face and resist the urge to shimmy during the Mills Brothers-styled aphrodisiac romp “Bug Light” well, friend — it might be time to visit the doc.

The charms of the album are manifest. With in-the-pocket and over-the-moon harmonies, the genre-hopping It’s a World of Love and Hope is loveably diverse and hits every stripe on the ROYGBIV spectrum. The many touchstones (a gamut stretching from The Beach Boys and The Boswell Sisters, to Trip Shakespeare and Dr. Dog) were gathered on the shores of late night AM radio and get tossed at the listener with a giddiness that jumps outta the grooves. This is a band that’s made more than a few laps around the roller rink on Saturday night.

The Flat Five began building their record in September of 2014 — as quickly as their busy schedules and the 100% band-financed recording budget would allow. In between their respective tours, they convened upstairs at Chicago’s Reliable Recorders (JD McPherson, Pokey Lafarge) (with band member Alex Hall pulling triple-duty as studio owner/engineer and drummer) and crafted this record themselves over a long 18 months — down to the last detail — with endless hours of labor, a shared passion for the music, two little dogs, and about 16 pizzas.

The Flat Five’s long-awaited debut album “It’s a World of Love and Hope” debuted in October 2016 -- 12 irresistibly catchy, instantly-hummable, and sweetly twisted pop songs written by long-time Chicago fixture Chris Ligon — and interpreted with great love by five simpatico nerds with massive musical chops — five friends foamy all over with song fever — who are just in it for the joy. It is a world of love and hope. We insist!
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Devin Drobka Trio

Devin Drobka Trio

Sep 14, 8:00pm - Sep 14, 11:00pm

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

Devin Drobka Drums, John Christensen Bass, Dave Miller Guiar

jazz/Improv. Drummer, Composer and Educator

Devin Drobka, drummer, composer and educator has been playing drums for the past 20 years. Devin is currently one of the most in-demand Performers and Educators in the Midwest.

Devin decided to further his education and applied to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Devin received his BMA in Jazz Drumming Performance from Berklee College of Music in 09' where he had the chance to study with Terri Lynn Carrington, Bob Tamigni, Skip Hadden, Jamey Haddad, Kenwood Dennard, Jon Hazilla, Ralph Peterson Jr, Ian Froman, and the master drummer Bob Moses. While at Berklee Devin performed with legends of the Jazz world such as Joe Lovano, Jerry Bergonzi, Greg Osby, Cecil McBee, Dave Santoro, Ed Tomassi, and Phil Grenadier.

While in Devin's last year at Berklee he was asked to play drums in the world famous Jerry Bergonzi Quartet which featured Phil Grenadier on Trumpet, Bruce Barth on Piano and Dave Santoro on Bass.

Devin moved to New York in 2010 to further his musical knowledge. While in New York he performed at Kitano's, Douglass St. Music Collective, Sycamore, Setai, Way Station, Branded Saloon, Barbes, and the Shapeshifter lab.

Devin has performed at the Tanglewood Jazz Fest, Eastside Jazz Fest, and Salem Jazz Fest, CMJ Festival NY.

Devin has performed with with Bruce Barth, Jerry Bergonzi, Tony Malaby, Joe Solomon, Dave Santoro, Mario Pavone, Matt Wilson, Tadataka Unno, Dan Tepfer, Joe Martin, Tom Chang, Chris Tordini, Lena Bloch, Kyle Wilson, Ben Wendall, Jorge Roeder, Dan Blake, Tyler Blanton, Dmitry Ishenko, Sean Conly.

Devin moved back to Milwaukee, WI in 2013 and quickly established himself as a go-to educator. Currently, Devin teaches at the West End Conservatory, Lake Country Conservatory and at his house. Devin is also teaching drumset and helping coach the combos at UW-Whitewater.

In 2015 Devin began recording for the Hal Leonard Corporation. Devin is playing drums on the Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Trumpet Ballads play along series.

Devin is also the founder of UnrehearsedMKE which is one of the longest-running local improvised music series.

You can catch Devin performing with his group Bell Dance Songs, Lesser Lakes Trio, Johannes Wallamann Group, Paul Silbergliet Trio, Dim Lighting, Argopelter, Lady Cannon, John Christensen's Atlas, and Soft Alarm.
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Latin Jam Session (No Cover)

Latin Jam Session (No Cover)

Sep 16, 8:00pm - Sep 16, 11:00pm

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

No cover

Cecilio Negrón Jr. joins us for our Latin Jam Session- one of our favorite nights of the month! Stop in to play or just to listen, either way it will be an unforgettable night of latin music.
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Funk Night with Jack Reed

Funk Night with Jack Reed

Sep 17, 9:00pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Jack Reed for the Funk night residency

The Jack Reed Group is an improvisational Jazz fusion project featuring members of prominent Milwaukeee acts including Chicken Wire Empire, Match Stick, and Hard Cheddar. From original material, to completely improvised tunes, this is a show you don’t want to miss!
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Andrew Trim Trio

Andrew Trim Trio

Sep 19, 8:00pm - Sep 19, 11:00pm

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

Andrew Trim Trio

Andrew Trim - Guitar
John Tate - Bass
Jeremy Cunningham - Drums

Andrew Trim is a guitarist and composer.

Based in the midwest, Trim resides in Milwaukee and splits his time between there and Chicago performing and collaborating with some of the most talented and unique musicians in the region. He has released five records as a leader and has recorded and performed as a sideman with many others.

Hanami, his primary musical project, has released two albums to critical acclaim. The music from the second album "The Only Way to Float Free" on ears&eyes Records was premiered at the Chicago Jazz Festival and the release of the album was partially funded by a grant from the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs. The group has been praised for their "personable sound with all kinds of distinguishing marks" (Dave Sumner, Bird is the Worm), their "graceful and musical poise" (Paul Acquaro, Free Jazz Collective) and their "innate, organically-generated aesthetic" (Doug Simpson, Audiophile Audition).

Trim has performed with jazz musicians such as Charles Rumback, Jason Stein, Mai Sugimoto, Devin Drobka, Kurt Schweitz, Jeremy Cunningham, Dave Miller, Greg Ward, Matt Ulery, Quin Kirchner, Matt Gold, Nate Lepine, Russ Johnson, Jamie Breiwick, Jonathan Greenstein, John Christensen, Chris Madsen, Matt Carroll, James Davis, Dan Thatcher, Danny Meyer, John Tate, Matt Fuller, Aakash Mittal, and many more.

He has also performed as a sideman in ensembles such as The Aluminum Group, Rock Falls, Lady Cannon, Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub feat. The Scientist, Meatbute: Chicago's Preimer Meatloaf Tribute Band and many more.
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Darren Sterud and the New Orleans Quintet

Darren Sterud and the New Orleans Quintet

Sep 20, 8:00pm - Sep 20, 11:00pm

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

Darren Sterud and the New Orleans Quintet
Playing the music of Leroy Jones

The music of Leroy Jones is a wonderful blend of jazz and New Orleans influenced by Clifford Brown and Louis Armstrong. The New Orleans quintet, fronted by Darren Sterud, will bring their unique versions of each of his songs on September 20 at the Jazz Estate. If you're a jazz fan you'll love the intricate harmonies and solos played by each member of the group, and if you're a New Orleans, you'll love the groove influenced, blues feel played by the group as a whole. The group will transport you to the Palm Court in New Orleans, from the confines of Milwaukee's historic Jazz Estate.

Featuring:
Darren Sterud: Trombone/Trumpet/Vocals
Nat McIntosh: Trombone/Euphonium
Chris Rottmeyer: Piano
John Christensen: Bass
Matt Endres: Drums/Cymbals
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Mike Kubicki Trio

Mike Kubicki Trio

Sep 21, 8:00pm - Sep 21, 11:00pm

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

Mike has played jazz piano for 20 years. His influences include Bud Powell, Horace Silver, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and Kenny Barron, grounding his playing in the bebop and hard bop traditions.... See MoreSee Less

11 interested
The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken (No Cover)

The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken (No Cover)

Sep 24, 9:00pm - Sep 24, 11:59pm

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

No Cover
They are back with full of Energy! they will be doing the last Tuesday of every month. Come check them out!
Aaron Gardner, Matt Turner, Jeremy Kuzniar

8 interested  ·  1 going
Pocket Change (no cover)

Pocket Change (no cover)

Sep 25, 8:00pm - Sep 25, 11:00pm

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

Pocket Change is a Jazz/neo-soul fusion group based in Milwaukee and led by guitarist Nate Pflughoeft. In addition to original material composed by Pflughoeft, their repertoire includes covers of popular R&B hits from artists such as H.E.R., Frank Ocean, and Musiq Soulchild. The rhythm section is comprised of brothers Tj McHatten (bass) and Josh McHatten (drums), as well as multi-instrumentalist powerhouse Isaiah Joshua on Fender Rhodes piano.

NO COVER
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Jerry Grillo: Autumn

Jerry Grillo: Autumn

Sep 26, 8:00pm - Sep 26, 11:00pm

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

WAMI Jazz Artist of the Year, Jerry Grillo, returns to the Estate!

This will be a special Fall show with Dan Schneck on the Hammond B3, Michael Standal on Guitar, Aaron Gardner on Sax, and Jerrmy Kuzniar, Drums. Jerry will also be doing some of his originals and a preview of his Broadway show.

$7 Cover
21+ | One Drink Minimum | Cocktail Service Begins at 5pm

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Mr. Grillo's WAMI Award this year as Jazz Artist of the Year is well deserved. His professional career spans 50 years with appearances throughout the United States and Europe. He has always been compared to Sinatra, but in his later years, Tony Bennett. From Broadway to Pop to Jazz and Big Band, Jerry has sung most genres of music. His last 25 years have been devoted to The Great American Songbook. He was the winner of the "Jazz Artist of the Year" award in April of 2019 by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry, which he also won in 2011.

Jerry began his professional career with an appearance in "George M" in New Haven, Connecticut. That same summer he was a guest performer at the Village Vanguard in New York and performed in Cabaret shows in Greenwich Village.

Mr Grillo returned to Milwaukee to teach in Milwaukee Public Schools and sing with the band, Sweet Earth. He was a model for the Arlene Wilson Agency in the 80's and began studying jazz vocal in 1992 with Jackie Allen at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

Jerry was the lead Vocalist for The Nick Contorno Orchestra in the 90's, the finest big band in the Midwest.

His career includes many albums
and appearances throughout Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, London, Paris, Prauge, and Italy. He has performed and recorded with most of Milwaukee's seasoned musicians and appeared at just about all of Milwaukee's clubs and festivals, including numerous appearances at Jazz In The Park and Summerfest.

He has been writing his own songs as of late, writing poetry, and painting. He is currently appearing at The Jazz Estate, Blu, Transfer, and The Cheel, and refers to himself as being semi-retired. This last year he wrote and recorded his first Christmas song, "Where Was Christmas?" with members of We Six from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

His latest single Is his original "My Hometown Milwaukee," an homage to the city he calls home. featuring John Hefter, Piano, Sam Winternheimer, Bass, Aaron Gardner, Sax, and Jeremy Kuzniar, Drums.

His website @ www.jerrygrillo.com....includes his Catalog of Recordings, Current Update, Art Gallery, You Tube Performances, Itinerary, Press Kit, and Contact Information

Jerry would like to extend a sincere thank you to Eric Jacobson and John Dye for their continued support of his career.
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Gerald Cannon Quartet

Gerald Cannon Quartet

Sep 27, 7:00pm - Sep 27, 11:00pm

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

Milwaukee Jazz ....Gerald Cannon is BACK! This is not to be missed...He is brining his incredible band from NY...Including Milwaukee's own legend of his own.. Rick Germanson on Piano!
Willie Jones III Drums, GIveton Gelin Trumpet

Tickets will be available soon.
2 shows. 7pm, 9:30pm

Gerald carries the knowledge passed on to him by legendary bassists Ray Brown, Sam Jones, Ron Carter and Buster Williams and continues the legacy by conducting master classes throughout the U.S. and Europe. He taught at the Oberlin Conservatory in 2014, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee, the New School in New York and at Long Island University. He also gave a number of master classes at the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater and Eau Clair, at Emery University in Atlanta, Georgia and at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Gerald was also a faculty member of the prestigious Conservatory of Maastricht, Holland.

After leaving Roy Hargrove, Gerald held the bass chair for legendary drummer Elvin Jones until his passing in 2004. Gerald considers his time spent with Mr. Jones a profound period of spiritual and creative growth. Since then, Gerald has worked with jazz heavy-weights Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Pat Martino, Louis Hayes and The Cannonball Legacy, Ernestine Anderson, Carmen Lundy, Abbey Lincoln, Gary Bartz, Joe Lovano, Cyrus Chestnut, Larry Willis, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Steve Turre, Eric Reed, the Dexter Gordon Legacy Ensemble and many other all-star combinations, as well as with his own quartet. He continues to conduct Master Classes around the world and remains the Musical Director for the McCoy Tyner Trio.

Gerald debuted as producer with the CD ‘Mad about the Boy’ featuring jazz vocalist Jeanne Gies. This recording includes the vocal rendition of Gerald’s original composition ‘Peri.’

The consummate sideman, Gerald has now stepped out front as a leader with the debut of his self-titled recording GERALD CANNON (Woodneck Records.) Along with stellar versions of well-loved standards, this recording spotlights Gerald’s critically acclaimed originals including ‘Little G’s Walk’ and ‘Jeanne’s Dream.’

Gerald’s creativity and passion is expressed not only in his music, but also in his painting. He recently had his first art showing in New York City and hosts exclusive viewings for interested art enthusiasts. A US tour of his paintings paired with musical selections will begin in 2016 and his highly anticipated sophomore album is underway with plans to release later next year.

Like the masters before him, Gerald Cannon has established a fearless, solid groove that distinguishes him as a principal figure in jazz. He will go down in history as a signature jazz bassist and composer of this century.
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Bossa Nova Night

Bossa Nova Night

Sep 28, 8:00pm - Sep 28, 11:00pm

The Jazz Estate

Bossa Nova Night! Super fun vibes with this group and music!
The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Eric Jacobson's Quartet with Paul Silbergleit, Bassist TBA and percussionist Bony Plog Benavides as they represent the Bossa Nova vibe!

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Eric Jacobson Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Paul Silbergleit Guitar
TBA Bass
Bony Plog- Benavides Percussion
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John Németh and The Blue Dreamers

John Németh and The Blue Dreamers

Oct 3, 8:00pm - Oct 3, 11:00pm

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

Don’t try to snatch him back and hold him, he’s a man on the move. John Németh had already established himself among the very top ranks of blues musicians and modern soul singers when he decided to break the mold with his new record, FEELIN’ FREAKY. Németh fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre with an album of original songs that defies all the usual pigeonholes. Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, as well as contemporary sounds in hip hop and rock & roll, John creates music that is personal as well as universal, and owes its origin to no one but John Németh. John’s songs are groove and melody-driven, laced with thoughtful lyrics and nuanced humor, and cover themes from social issues of gun violence and class values to the pure hedonistic joy of dancing, sexuality and marijuana. He creates his songs from melodies and phrases he draws from the sounds of life, from early-morning Memphis songbirds to the din of the city. For this album John brought his new songs to his great touring band, the Blue Dreamers – Danny Banks on drums, Matthew Wilson on bass and guitar, and Johnny Rhodes on guitar – so they could hone the groove and finish building the album as a group. Under the simpatico guidance of Grammy-nominated producer Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), FEELIN’ FREAKY emerges as a modern personal masterpiece.... See MoreSee Less

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Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Aug 17, 12:35am - Aug 17, 12:40am

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

Canceled for the night. So sorry 😕

Gramma Matrix aka Steph Lippert spinning let night vinyl Friday’s in July! No cover! Come Hang!

11 interested  ·  4 going
David Bixler/Russ Johnson Quartet

David Bixler/Russ Johnson Quartet

Aug 17, 8:00pm - Aug 17, 11:00pm

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

$13 cover

The Jazz Estate welcomes David Bixler Featuring an incredible band Russ Johnson,Bass tba , Dana Hall!
The David Bixler Quartet
"The spotlight performer was alto saxophonist David Bixler, who pushed the music with his exuberant extended solos."
Dan Ouellette DownBeat August, 2016
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Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Group

Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Group

Aug 17, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back saxophonist Jesse Montijo to the stage!

6 interested
Latin Jam Session (No Cover)

Latin Jam Session (No Cover)

Aug 19, 8:00pm - Aug 19, 11:00pm

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

No cover

Cecilio Negrón Jr. joins us for our Latin Jam Session- one of our favorite nights of the month! Stop in to play or just to listen, either way it will be an unforgettable night of latin music.
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44 interested  ·  2 going
Funk Night with Jack Reed

Funk Night with Jack Reed

Aug 20, 9:00pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Jack Reed for the Funk night residency

The Jack Reed Group is an improvisational Jazz fusion project featuring members of prominent Milwaukeee acts including Chicken Wire Empire, Match Stick, and Hard Cheddar. From original material, to completely improvised tunes, this is a show you don’t want to miss!
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The Anne Davis group (no cover)

The Anne Davis group (no cover)

Aug 21, 8:00pm - Aug 21, 11:00pm

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

No Cover!
Please welcome Anne Davis to the Jazz Estate on this special Wednesday.
Soulful & spirited, with a warm vocal style.
Anne sings songs that have stood the test of time,
perfect for the cozy Jazz Estate venue!
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Scott Currier Trio (Reimagined Pop tunes-no Cover)

Scott Currier Trio (Reimagined Pop tunes-no Cover)

Aug 22, 8:30pm

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

Jazz Estate is excited to feature the Scott Currier's Trio
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
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Steve Einerson Quartet

Steve Einerson Quartet

Aug 23, 8:00pm

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

$13 Advance General
$15 Night of Show General
$23 Special Reserved

Advance Tickets: steveeinerson.brownpapertickets.com/

Steve Einerson Piano
Eric Jacobson Trumpet
John Christensen Bass
Dave Bayles Drums

After working in the Milwaukee / Chicago, IL areas for a few years, Steve relocated to New York City in 2004. That same year, he was selected as a finalist to compete in the national jazz piano competition sponsored by the American Pianists Association in Indianapolis, IN.

In addition to performing at venues in and around NYC, he has also played at clubs and jazz festivals across the country and around the world. He has had the great privilege of sharing the stage with many superb musicians over the years, including Marlena Shaw, Eric Alexander, Jim Rotondi, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Brian Lynch, Killer Ray Appleton, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Slide Hampton, and many more.

Steve's latest recording for Cellar Live records - ARRIVAL - is now available for purchase. This effort features some of NYC's finest musicians – Paul Gill on bass and Pete Van Nostrand on drums.
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Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Aug 23, 11:00pm - Aug 24, 2:00am

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

Gramma Matrix aka Steph Lippert spinning let night vinyl Friday’s in July! No cover! Come Hang!

1 interested  ·  1 going
Tony Barba Quartet

Tony Barba Quartet

Aug 24, 8:00pm

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

$13 cover

Tony Barba-tenor sax & bass clarinet
Matt Gold-guitar
John Christensen-electric & upright bass
Devin Drobka-drums & trigger pad

Tony Barba’s new quartet features all of his recent compositions written specifically for this regional cast of stellar musicians. Based in Madison, WI, Barba (tenor saxophone and bass clarinet) utilizes the talents of fellow local bassist John Christensen, while also employing Chicago’s own Matt Gold on guitar and Milwaukee’s Devin Drobka on drums and sample pads. The sounds of the group pay tribute to Barba’s vast range of influences including nods to jazz, reggae, pop, rock, Latin and ambient music.
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Late Night Session Cody Longreen

Late Night Session Cody Longreen

Aug 24, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate welcome's young lion Cody Longreen on Trumpet to the late Night Session

25 interested  ·  3 going
Blues Night Misha Siegfried (no cover)

Blues Night Misha Siegfried (no cover)

Aug 26, 8:00pm - Aug 27, 11:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate welcomes back Guitarist and composer Misha Siegfried. This month's group plays both traditional Chicago blues and West Coast jump blues! Misha will be leading the band on guitar and will feature guest stars TBA.

SHOW: 8PM | NO COVER | 21+
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The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken (No Cover)

The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken (No Cover)

Aug 27, 9:00pm - Aug 27, 11:59pm

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

No Cover
They are back with full of Energy! they will be doing the last Tuesday of every month. Next round is 6/25.... Come check them out!
Aaron Gardner, Matt Turner, Jeremy Kuzniar

39 interested  ·  2 going
Pocket Change (no cover)

Pocket Change (no cover)

Aug 28, 8:00pm - Aug 28, 11:00pm

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

Pocket Change is a Jazz/neo-soul fusion group based in Milwaukee and led by guitarist Nate Pflughoeft. In addition to original material composed by Pflughoeft, their repertoire includes covers of popular R&B hits from artists such as H.E.R., Frank Ocean, and Musiq Soulchild. The rhythm section is comprised of brothers Tj McHatten (bass) and Josh McHatten (drums), as well as multi-instrumentalist powerhouse Isaiah Joshua on Fender Rhodes piano.

NO COVER
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Lenard Simpson Quartet

Lenard Simpson Quartet

Aug 29, 8:00pm - Aug 29, 11:00pm

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

$7 Door Charge

Please come say hello to Milwaukee's
Lenard Simpson for a short visit from since he left to The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz last fall. Joined by a great lineup
Russ Johnson, John Christensen, Devin Drobka...... playing original music.

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Born in Milwaukee, Saxophonist and composer Lenard Simpson is a rising jazz musician now residing in Chicago, IL. Simpson was selected to participate in the 2013 Grammy Camp Jazz Session, one of the most prestigious opportunities for high school musicians and was also a winner of the 2015 Luminarts Jazz Competition in Chicago. Simpson has had the opportunity to play with artists such as George Fludas, Robert Erving III, and Ari Brown, Charles Heath and Bobby Broom. Simpson is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University where he studied with Professor Geof Bradfield and Reginald Thomas.
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Robin Reese with Cigarette Break

Robin Reese with Cigarette Break

Aug 30, 8:00pm - Aug 30, 11:00pm

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

$13 cover

If you’ve been in the live music scene in Milwaukee, I’m sure you’ve seen and/or heard Ms. Robin Reese. Ms. Reese has performed professionally in and around Milwaukee for over 30 years (yes, she started young). Coming from a musical family, Ms. Reese first took a Summerfest stage with her father’s band when she was just 11 years old and has been on the mic ever since; performing at Summerfest, Jazz In the Park, The Riverside Theater, The Jazz Estate and numerous other venues in private and public settings. She will give you a mix of R&B soul, covering artists such as Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Sade, Mary J. Blige and her favorite, Anita Baker. Backing her this time will be none other than Cigarette Break.
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Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Aug 30, 11:00pm - Aug 31, 2:00am

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

Gramma Matrix aka Steph Lippert spinning let night vinyl Friday’s in July! No cover! Come Hang!

2 interested  ·  1 going
Benny Benack III Quartet (NYC)

Benny Benack III Quartet (NYC)

Aug 31, 8:00pm - Aug 31, 11:00pm

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

As part of our commitment to bring in the finest jazz acts from around the country, we are pleased to welcome singer and trumpeter Benny Benack III from New York to the Estate Stage.

$15 Advance General
$23 Limited Reserved Table Seating
Includes admission to our Late Night Session.

bennybenack.brownpapertickets.com

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www.bennybenackjazz.com

Benny Benack III, a young and multi-talented Pittsburgh native and denizen of the New York jazz scene since 2009, is never one to limit himself. He is both a formidable, modern-minded trumpeter and an affable and expressive jazz singer, and these elements of his musical self are deeply and effortlessly intertwined. On One of a Kind, his debut release, Benack also reveals himself to be a wry and expressive songwriter and lyricist, bringing his boundless musical gifts together in a program that’s steeped in tradition but every bit as restlessly individual as his album title suggests.
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Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Group

Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Group

Aug 31, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back saxophonist Jesse Montijo to the stage!

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Jazz Estate Jam Session (No Cover)

Jazz Estate Jam Session (No Cover)

Sep 2, 8:00pm - Sep 2, 11:00pm

The Jazz Estate

Our monthly Jazz Estate Jam Session hosted by Mitch Shiner. 8:00-11:00, No Cover!

21+ | One Drink Minimum | Cocktail Service Starts at 5pm

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Our open jam is quickly becoming the place to be for musicians and jazz fans alike- last month we were near capacity with the good times flowing. Bring your instrument or just come along to listen.

We provide the piano, drums, bass, and guitar amp. Support band includes Mitch Shiner (drums/piano), Sam Winternheimer (bass) Tomas Antonic (guitar). Sign up is located by the drum set.

NO COVER, must be 21+ unless arrangements are made prior: info@jazzestate.com
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B~Free & Quinten Farr Duo (No Cover)

B~Free & Quinten Farr Duo (No Cover)

Sep 3, 8:00pm - Sep 3, 11:00pm

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

** FREE SHOW **

Multi-faceted husband and wife combo B-Free & Quinten Farr return to the illustrious Jazz Estate for a joint performance! As fellow MHSA alum, band leaders, educators & frequent collaborators, the pair will bring their savvy technique and musical experience to the venue by way of flute, voice, piano & loops. With an array of jazz standards, covers & originals steeped in several genres, the evening is sure to deliver an array of soulful and jazzy sounds.

SHOW: 8PM | NO COVER | 21+

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MORE ON THE ARTISTS:
Singer, producer & multi-instrumentalist B~FREE, is a Milwaukee native who has dedicated her life to music. Her training in flute, voice and piano have earned her degrees in musical studies from the Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and VanderCook College of Music. The release of her latest self-produced sophomore album, the "Ode 2 A Luv Affair LP,” was hailed as the #1 Milwaukee Album by the Journal Sentinel in 2017. B~Free currently serves her musical community as a curator, educator, and artist of all sorts. Having performed in a number of venues throughout the country, Free has shared stages with a variety of artists and provided direct support as the opening act for Janelle Monáe's Milwaukee tour date at Summerfest 2018. Her treasure chest of talents continues to catapult her up the ladder of the music scene, as she remains hungry to give music what it’s been missing: a chance to B~Free.
Social Media: @bFree2music | www.bfree2music.com


QUINTEN FARR is a gifted force in the realm of jazz, soul & electronic music. Born and raised in the city of Milwaukee to a family of musicians, he began his twenty years of jazz and classical piano training at age 8 under a variety of accomplished musicians such as Mark Davis, Charles Pettaway and Sam Steffke. With studies in Jazz Performance and Music Education from Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Lincoln University PA and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Farr’s immeasurable skill and talent have afforded him opportunities to perform both locally and internationally in a number of venues. He currently serves as the keyboardist for No Seatbelts, as well as the lead keyboardist, talk box & keytar player for his self-curated rock-soul group: For The Culture.
Social Media: @roscoe_duffy | @fortheculturemke
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Grammy© Award Winning Brian Lynch Quartet

Grammy© Award Winning Brian Lynch Quartet

Sep 5, 8:00pm - Sep 5, 11:00pm

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

Grammy© Award Winning trumpeter Brian Lynch returns to the Estate on September 5th!

Tickets will be available soon!
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Grammy© Award Winning trumpeter Brian Lynch brings to his music an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience. A honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet, he received wide acclaim during his long tenures with Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri and straight ahead master Phil Woods. He has been a valued collaborator with jazz artists such as Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson; Latin music icons as diverse as Hector LaVoe and Lila Downs; and pop luminaries such as Prince. As a bandleader and recording artist he has released over 20 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging, and has toured the world at the helm of various ensembles reflecting the wide sweep of his music.

Voted Trumpeter Of The Year and recipient of the Record Of The Year Award by the Jazz Journalists Association in 2017, Lynch’s talents have been also recognized by top placing in the Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls (#3 Trumpet Critics Poll); as well as feature stories and highly rated reviews for his work in the New York Times, Jazz Times, and Downbeat. He has received multiple Grammy Award nominations – the latest in 2016 for his Madera Latino project- and garnered a Grammy win in 2006 for Best Latin Jazz Album; He is also the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and Meet The Composer.
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Geof Bradfield Quintet

Geof Bradfield Quintet

Sep 6, 8:00pm - Sep 6, 11:00pm

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

Geof Bradfield Quintet
Russ Johnson-trumpet
Scott Hesse-guitar
Clark Sommers-bass
Dana Hall- drums

Rising Star Tenor Saxophonist, Downbeat Critics Poll 2019
Delmark Recording Artist

"Bradfield's brilliance in leveraging long term friendships, writing for the individual rather than the instrument (a la Ellington) and knowing where to fill the canvas and where to leave space are apparent throughout."- JazzTimes
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Juli Wood Quartet CD release

Juli Wood Quartet CD release

Sep 7, 8:00pm - Sep 7, 11:00pm

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

The new CD from the Juli Wood Quartet is a follow-up to the highly acclaimed " Synkkä Metsä /Dark Forest " recording from 2015.
"The melodies are tender and earthy, and the direct arrangements present the essence of the songs with little fuss. The performances have a classic postbop approach; in fact, if the liner notes didn't explain the provenance of the material, you might not have any idea these are Finnish songs. But sometimes novelty or originality don't matter when the playing is strong and heartfelt. Wood's tenor is marked by a warm, grainy sound smeared by a lovely breathiness ..." Peter Margasak - Chicago Reader
This new recording " Suomen Salossa " ( In the Finnish woods ) was made due to a grant from the Finlandia foundation. It draws inspiration from other jazz artists who have taken folk songs and reimagined them as jazz music. For example; Art Farmer's album " To Sweden With Love ", Johnny Griffin's " The Kerry Dancers ", John Coltrane's " Dear Old Stockholm "
" Suomen Salossa " features Juli Wood - tenor sax / vocals, Mike Schlick - drums, Chicago Blujazz label recording artists, Paul Silbergleit - guitar, and Clay Schaub - bass.
The folk songs are given jazz treatments a la Brubeck, Coltrane, Jobim, and Art Blakey. And of course the weekend will be filled with tunes from our favorite jazz composers ; Monk, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Grant Green and wonderful jazz standards from the great American songbook. CD's will be for sale , just $10 !
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Mark Davis Trio

Mark Davis Trio

Sep 9, 8:30pm - Sep 9, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

Monday Night Jazz with the talented Mark Davis Trio. Mark's monthly residency is quickly becoming a Milwaukee jazz staple.

Mark Davis - piano, Jeff Hamann - bass, David Bayles - drums
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Neil Davis and Steve Peplin Duo

Neil Davis and Steve Peplin Duo

Sep 10, 8:00pm - Sep 10, 11:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Neil Davis and Steve Peplin come hang and listen to this amazing Duo!
No Cover!

27 interested
Evan Christian

Evan Christian

Sep 11, 8:00pm - Sep 11, 11:00pm

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

$7 cover

Back by popular demand. The Jazz Estate is truly excited to welcome Evan Christian to the Stage!
Date Night
Solo Flamenco Guitar at 8pm
Blues • Rock and Beyond at 9pm (Requests welcome)

Flamenco • Blues • Rock
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Tim Hagans Grammy-winning trumpeter-McCullough / Shultz Quintet

Tim Hagans Grammy-winning trumpeter-McCullough / Shultz Quintet

Sep 12, 8:00pm - Sep 12, 11:00pm

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

McCullough / Shultz Quintet
Featuring Tim Hagans

$10 Advance General
$12 Night of Show
$17 Special Reserved Table Seating

Tickets Available Soon!

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Trumpet - Tim Hagans Grammy-winning trumpeter
Trumpet - Chad McCullough
Bass Trumpet - Ryan Shultz
Keyboards - Paul Mutzabaugh
Bass - Larry Kohut
Drums - Eric Montzska

Hagans grew up in Dayton, Ohio. His early inspirations included Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, and Thad Jones, to whom he dedicated For the Music Suite, a 40-minute piece for jazz orchestra composed on a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1974, Hagans joined the Stan Kenton band,[1] with whom he played until 1977, when he toured with Woody Herman. He then left for Europe, where he lived in Malmö, Sweden, a hotbed of the European jazz scene. While in Europe, he toured extensively and played with Dexter Gordon, Kenny Drew, Horace Parlan, and Thad Jones. His first recorded composition, "I Hope This Time Isn't the Last," appears on the album Thad Jones Live at Slukefter (Metronome, 1980).

In 1987, he moved to New York City. He has performed with Maria Schneider, Yellowjackets, Steps Ahead, Secret Society, and Gary Peacock. Hagans has worked extensively with producer and saxophonist Bob Belden on a variety of recordings and live performances, including their ongoing Animation/Imagination project. Festivals at which he has performed include the Mount Fuji Festival in Japan, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Berlin Jazz Tage, and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Hagans has taught master classes at universities throughout the world.

He taught at the University of Cincinnati from 1982 to 1984 and at Berklee College of Music from 1984 to 1987.[1] From 1996 to 2010, he was Artistic Director and Composer-in-Residence for the Norrbotten Big Band located in Luleå, Sweden. The Norrbotten is a 17-piece jazz orchestra for whom Hagans wrote and arranged original compositions with guest artists including Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Peter Erskine, and Rufus Reid, an enterprise culminating in the Grammy nominated album, The Avatar Sessions: The Music of Tim Hagans, for which the Norbotten Big Band traveled to New York. His compositions are featured on numerous recordings with the Norrbotten Big Band, including Future North (Double-Time, 1998), Future Miles (ACT, 2002), and Worth the Wait (Fuzzy Music, 2007).
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The Flat Five

The Flat Five

Sep 13, 7:00pm - Sep 13, 11:00pm

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

The Flat Five makes their premier appearance at Milwaukee's historic Jazz Estate on September 13th!

Two Shows
One Night Only
Tickets Available Soon!

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The Flat Five is a Chicago-based pop vocal super-group — Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Alex Hall — five in-demand musicians who individually spend much of their time touring and recording with bands like Neko Case, NRBQ, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Iron and Wine, Jakob Dylan, Robbie Fulks, Alejandro Escovedo, The New Pornographers, and many other heavy hitters. These five folks stay very, very busy. Yet for the past ten years, these shameless harmony junkies would come together, like a moth to a porchlight, to make music as The Flat Five. Purely for the love of singing together. For the mother-effing fun of it.

At first The Flat Five existed only as a once-a-year sold out holiday show in Chicago. Then came quarterly SRO gigs, and then month-long jam-packed residencies, and then…slowly…the idea for a record grew out of the band’s shared love of the repertoire of genius oddball songwriter and performer (and big brother to band member Scott Ligon) Chris Ligon. The Flat Five were already performing many of Chris’s songs in their set, and thought that making an entire record of his compositions would be a good way to shoot up a flare and give more folks a chance to hear his amazing and unique music.

From the laid-back simple to the oddly romantic to the slightly subversive, there is a heart of wide-eyed sweetness coloring Chris Ligon’s songs. The smooth southern soul of “Bottom Buck” will have you kicking off your fringed leather boots by the river to lay back and watch the dragonflies flit past. Beneath the gentle, Donovan psychedelia of “I Could Fall In Love With You” is a love song built on prom-night innocence that’s both goofball and beguiling. “It’s Been A Delight’s” suave Cole Porter-era charms will unbutton the tux and pop the champagne. And if you can keep a straight face and resist the urge to shimmy during the Mills Brothers-styled aphrodisiac romp “Bug Light” well, friend — it might be time to visit the doc.

The charms of the album are manifest. With in-the-pocket and over-the-moon harmonies, the genre-hopping It’s a World of Love and Hope is loveably diverse and hits every stripe on the ROYGBIV spectrum. The many touchstones (a gamut stretching from The Beach Boys and The Boswell Sisters, to Trip Shakespeare and Dr. Dog) were gathered on the shores of late night AM radio and get tossed at the listener with a giddiness that jumps outta the grooves. This is a band that’s made more than a few laps around the roller rink on Saturday night.

The Flat Five began building their record in September of 2014 — as quickly as their busy schedules and the 100% band-financed recording budget would allow. In between their respective tours, they convened upstairs at Chicago’s Reliable Recorders (JD McPherson, Pokey Lafarge) (with band member Alex Hall pulling triple-duty as studio owner/engineer and drummer) and crafted this record themselves over a long 18 months — down to the last detail — with endless hours of labor, a shared passion for the music, two little dogs, and about 16 pizzas.

The Flat Five’s long-awaited debut album “It’s a World of Love and Hope” debuted in October 2016 -- 12 irresistibly catchy, instantly-hummable, and sweetly twisted pop songs written by long-time Chicago fixture Chris Ligon — and interpreted with great love by five simpatico nerds with massive musical chops — five friends foamy all over with song fever — who are just in it for the joy. It is a world of love and hope. We insist!
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Devin Drobka Trio

Devin Drobka Trio

Sep 14, 8:00pm - Sep 14, 11:00pm

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

Devin Drobka Drums, John Christensen Bass, Dave Miller Guiar

jazz/Improv. Drummer, Composer and Educator

Devin Drobka, drummer, composer and educator has been playing drums for the past 20 years. Devin is currently one of the most in-demand Performers and Educators in the Midwest.

Devin decided to further his education and applied to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Devin received his BMA in Jazz Drumming Performance from Berklee College of Music in 09' where he had the chance to study with Terri Lynn Carrington, Bob Tamigni, Skip Hadden, Jamey Haddad, Kenwood Dennard, Jon Hazilla, Ralph Peterson Jr, Ian Froman, and the master drummer Bob Moses. While at Berklee Devin performed with legends of the Jazz world such as Joe Lovano, Jerry Bergonzi, Greg Osby, Cecil McBee, Dave Santoro, Ed Tomassi, and Phil Grenadier.

While in Devin's last year at Berklee he was asked to play drums in the world famous Jerry Bergonzi Quartet which featured Phil Grenadier on Trumpet, Bruce Barth on Piano and Dave Santoro on Bass.

Devin moved to New York in 2010 to further his musical knowledge. While in New York he performed at Kitano's, Douglass St. Music Collective, Sycamore, Setai, Way Station, Branded Saloon, Barbes, and the Shapeshifter lab.

Devin has performed at the Tanglewood Jazz Fest, Eastside Jazz Fest, and Salem Jazz Fest, CMJ Festival NY.

Devin has performed with with Bruce Barth, Jerry Bergonzi, Tony Malaby, Joe Solomon, Dave Santoro, Mario Pavone, Matt Wilson, Tadataka Unno, Dan Tepfer, Joe Martin, Tom Chang, Chris Tordini, Lena Bloch, Kyle Wilson, Ben Wendall, Jorge Roeder, Dan Blake, Tyler Blanton, Dmitry Ishenko, Sean Conly.

Devin moved back to Milwaukee, WI in 2013 and quickly established himself as a go-to educator. Currently, Devin teaches at the West End Conservatory, Lake Country Conservatory and at his house. Devin is also teaching drumset and helping coach the combos at UW-Whitewater.

In 2015 Devin began recording for the Hal Leonard Corporation. Devin is playing drums on the Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Trumpet Ballads play along series.

Devin is also the founder of UnrehearsedMKE which is one of the longest-running local improvised music series.

You can catch Devin performing with his group Bell Dance Songs, Lesser Lakes Trio, Johannes Wallamann Group, Paul Silbergliet Trio, Dim Lighting, Argopelter, Lady Cannon, John Christensen's Atlas, and Soft Alarm.
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Latin Jam Session (No Cover)

Latin Jam Session (No Cover)

Sep 16, 8:00pm - Sep 16, 11:00pm

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

No cover

Cecilio Negrón Jr. joins us for our Latin Jam Session- one of our favorite nights of the month! Stop in to play or just to listen, either way it will be an unforgettable night of latin music.
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Funk Night with Jack Reed

Funk Night with Jack Reed

Sep 17, 9:00pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Jack Reed for the Funk night residency

The Jack Reed Group is an improvisational Jazz fusion project featuring members of prominent Milwaukeee acts including Chicken Wire Empire, Match Stick, and Hard Cheddar. From original material, to completely improvised tunes, this is a show you don’t want to miss!
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Andrew Trim Trio

Andrew Trim Trio

Sep 19, 8:00pm - Sep 19, 11:00pm

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

Andrew Trim Trio

Andrew Trim - Guitar
John Tate - Bass
Jeremy Cunningham - Drums

Andrew Trim is a guitarist and composer.

Based in the midwest, Trim resides in Milwaukee and splits his time between there and Chicago performing and collaborating with some of the most talented and unique musicians in the region. He has released five records as a leader and has recorded and performed as a sideman with many others.

Hanami, his primary musical project, has released two albums to critical acclaim. The music from the second album "The Only Way to Float Free" on ears&eyes Records was premiered at the Chicago Jazz Festival and the release of the album was partially funded by a grant from the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs. The group has been praised for their "personable sound with all kinds of distinguishing marks" (Dave Sumner, Bird is the Worm), their "graceful and musical poise" (Paul Acquaro, Free Jazz Collective) and their "innate, organically-generated aesthetic" (Doug Simpson, Audiophile Audition).

Trim has performed with jazz musicians such as Charles Rumback, Jason Stein, Mai Sugimoto, Devin Drobka, Kurt Schweitz, Jeremy Cunningham, Dave Miller, Greg Ward, Matt Ulery, Quin Kirchner, Matt Gold, Nate Lepine, Russ Johnson, Jamie Breiwick, Jonathan Greenstein, John Christensen, Chris Madsen, Matt Carroll, James Davis, Dan Thatcher, Danny Meyer, John Tate, Matt Fuller, Aakash Mittal, and many more.

He has also performed as a sideman in ensembles such as The Aluminum Group, Rock Falls, Lady Cannon, Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub feat. The Scientist, Meatbute: Chicago's Preimer Meatloaf Tribute Band and many more.
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Darren Sterud and the New Orleans Quintet

Darren Sterud and the New Orleans Quintet

Sep 20, 8:00pm - Sep 20, 11:00pm

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

Darren Sterud and the New Orleans Quintet
Playing the music of Leroy Jones

The music of Leroy Jones is a wonderful blend of jazz and New Orleans influenced by Clifford Brown and Louis Armstrong. The New Orleans quintet, fronted by Darren Sterud, will bring their unique versions of each of his songs on September 20 at the Jazz Estate. If you're a jazz fan you'll love the intricate harmonies and solos played by each member of the group, and if you're a New Orleans, you'll love the groove influenced, blues feel played by the group as a whole. The group will transport you to the Palm Court in New Orleans, from the confines of Milwaukee's historic Jazz Estate.

Featuring:
Darren Sterud: Trombone/Trumpet/Vocals
Nat McIntosh: Trombone/Euphonium
Chris Rottmeyer: Piano
John Christensen: Bass
Matt Endres: Drums/Cymbals
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Mike Kubicki Trio

Mike Kubicki Trio

Sep 21, 8:00pm - Sep 21, 11:00pm

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

Mike has played jazz piano for 20 years. His influences include Bud Powell, Horace Silver, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and Kenny Barron, grounding his playing in the bebop and hard bop traditions.... See MoreSee Less

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The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken (No Cover)

The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken (No Cover)

Sep 24, 9:00pm - Sep 24, 11:59pm

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

No Cover
They are back with full of Energy! they will be doing the last Tuesday of every month. Come check them out!
Aaron Gardner, Matt Turner, Jeremy Kuzniar

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Pocket Change (no cover)

Pocket Change (no cover)

Sep 25, 8:00pm - Sep 25, 11:00pm

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

Pocket Change is a Jazz/neo-soul fusion group based in Milwaukee and led by guitarist Nate Pflughoeft. In addition to original material composed by Pflughoeft, their repertoire includes covers of popular R&B hits from artists such as H.E.R., Frank Ocean, and Musiq Soulchild. The rhythm section is comprised of brothers Tj McHatten (bass) and Josh McHatten (drums), as well as multi-instrumentalist powerhouse Isaiah Joshua on Fender Rhodes piano.

NO COVER
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Jerry Grillo: Autumn

Jerry Grillo: Autumn

Sep 26, 8:00pm - Sep 26, 11:00pm

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

WAMI Jazz Artist of the Year, Jerry Grillo, returns to the Estate!

This will be a special Fall show with Dan Schneck on the Hammond B3, Michael Standal on Guitar, Aaron Gardner on Sax, and Jerrmy Kuzniar, Drums. Jerry will also be doing some of his originals and a preview of his Broadway show.

$7 Cover
21+ | One Drink Minimum | Cocktail Service Begins at 5pm

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Mr. Grillo's WAMI Award this year as Jazz Artist of the Year is well deserved. His professional career spans 50 years with appearances throughout the United States and Europe. He has always been compared to Sinatra, but in his later years, Tony Bennett. From Broadway to Pop to Jazz and Big Band, Jerry has sung most genres of music. His last 25 years have been devoted to The Great American Songbook. He was the winner of the "Jazz Artist of the Year" award in April of 2019 by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry, which he also won in 2011.

Jerry began his professional career with an appearance in "George M" in New Haven, Connecticut. That same summer he was a guest performer at the Village Vanguard in New York and performed in Cabaret shows in Greenwich Village.

Mr Grillo returned to Milwaukee to teach in Milwaukee Public Schools and sing with the band, Sweet Earth. He was a model for the Arlene Wilson Agency in the 80's and began studying jazz vocal in 1992 with Jackie Allen at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

Jerry was the lead Vocalist for The Nick Contorno Orchestra in the 90's, the finest big band in the Midwest.

His career includes many albums
and appearances throughout Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, London, Paris, Prauge, and Italy. He has performed and recorded with most of Milwaukee's seasoned musicians and appeared at just about all of Milwaukee's clubs and festivals, including numerous appearances at Jazz In The Park and Summerfest.

He has been writing his own songs as of late, writing poetry, and painting. He is currently appearing at The Jazz Estate, Blu, Transfer, and The Cheel, and refers to himself as being semi-retired. This last year he wrote and recorded his first Christmas song, "Where Was Christmas?" with members of We Six from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

His latest single Is his original "My Hometown Milwaukee," an homage to the city he calls home. featuring John Hefter, Piano, Sam Winternheimer, Bass, Aaron Gardner, Sax, and Jeremy Kuzniar, Drums.

His website @ www.jerrygrillo.com....includes his Catalog of Recordings, Current Update, Art Gallery, You Tube Performances, Itinerary, Press Kit, and Contact Information

Jerry would like to extend a sincere thank you to Eric Jacobson and John Dye for their continued support of his career.
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Gerald Cannon Quartet

Gerald Cannon Quartet

Sep 27, 7:00pm - Sep 27, 11:00pm

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

Milwaukee Jazz ....Gerald Cannon is BACK! This is not to be missed...He is brining his incredible band from NY...Including Milwaukee's own legend of his own.. Rick Germanson on Piano!
Willie Jones III Drums, GIveton Gelin Trumpet

Tickets will be available soon.
2 shows. 7pm, 9:30pm

Gerald carries the knowledge passed on to him by legendary bassists Ray Brown, Sam Jones, Ron Carter and Buster Williams and continues the legacy by conducting master classes throughout the U.S. and Europe. He taught at the Oberlin Conservatory in 2014, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee, the New School in New York and at Long Island University. He also gave a number of master classes at the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater and Eau Clair, at Emery University in Atlanta, Georgia and at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Gerald was also a faculty member of the prestigious Conservatory of Maastricht, Holland.

After leaving Roy Hargrove, Gerald held the bass chair for legendary drummer Elvin Jones until his passing in 2004. Gerald considers his time spent with Mr. Jones a profound period of spiritual and creative growth. Since then, Gerald has worked with jazz heavy-weights Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Pat Martino, Louis Hayes and The Cannonball Legacy, Ernestine Anderson, Carmen Lundy, Abbey Lincoln, Gary Bartz, Joe Lovano, Cyrus Chestnut, Larry Willis, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Steve Turre, Eric Reed, the Dexter Gordon Legacy Ensemble and many other all-star combinations, as well as with his own quartet. He continues to conduct Master Classes around the world and remains the Musical Director for the McCoy Tyner Trio.

Gerald debuted as producer with the CD ‘Mad about the Boy’ featuring jazz vocalist Jeanne Gies. This recording includes the vocal rendition of Gerald’s original composition ‘Peri.’

The consummate sideman, Gerald has now stepped out front as a leader with the debut of his self-titled recording GERALD CANNON (Woodneck Records.) Along with stellar versions of well-loved standards, this recording spotlights Gerald’s critically acclaimed originals including ‘Little G’s Walk’ and ‘Jeanne’s Dream.’

Gerald’s creativity and passion is expressed not only in his music, but also in his painting. He recently had his first art showing in New York City and hosts exclusive viewings for interested art enthusiasts. A US tour of his paintings paired with musical selections will begin in 2016 and his highly anticipated sophomore album is underway with plans to release later next year.

Like the masters before him, Gerald Cannon has established a fearless, solid groove that distinguishes him as a principal figure in jazz. He will go down in history as a signature jazz bassist and composer of this century.
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Bossa Nova Night

Bossa Nova Night

Sep 28, 8:00pm - Sep 28, 11:00pm

The Jazz Estate

Bossa Nova Night! Super fun vibes with this group and music!
The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Eric Jacobson's Quartet with Paul Silbergleit, Bassist TBA and percussionist Bony Plog Benavides as they represent the Bossa Nova vibe!

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Eric Jacobson Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Paul Silbergleit Guitar
TBA Bass
Bony Plog- Benavides Percussion
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John Németh and The Blue Dreamers

John Németh and The Blue Dreamers

Oct 3, 8:00pm - Oct 3, 11:00pm

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

Don’t try to snatch him back and hold him, he’s a man on the move. John Németh had already established himself among the very top ranks of blues musicians and modern soul singers when he decided to break the mold with his new record, FEELIN’ FREAKY. Németh fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre with an album of original songs that defies all the usual pigeonholes. Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, as well as contemporary sounds in hip hop and rock & roll, John creates music that is personal as well as universal, and owes its origin to no one but John Németh. John’s songs are groove and melody-driven, laced with thoughtful lyrics and nuanced humor, and cover themes from social issues of gun violence and class values to the pure hedonistic joy of dancing, sexuality and marijuana. He creates his songs from melodies and phrases he draws from the sounds of life, from early-morning Memphis songbirds to the din of the city. For this album John brought his new songs to his great touring band, the Blue Dreamers – Danny Banks on drums, Matthew Wilson on bass and guitar, and Johnny Rhodes on guitar – so they could hone the groove and finish building the album as a group. Under the simpatico guidance of Grammy-nominated producer Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), FEELIN’ FREAKY emerges as a modern personal masterpiece.... See MoreSee Less

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Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Aug 17, 12:35am - Aug 17, 12:40am

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

Canceled for the night. So sorry 😕

Gramma Matrix aka Steph Lippert spinning let night vinyl Friday’s in July! No cover! Come Hang!

11 interested  ·  4 going
David Bixler/Russ Johnson Quartet

David Bixler/Russ Johnson Quartet

Aug 17, 8:00pm - Aug 17, 11:00pm

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

$13 cover

The Jazz Estate welcomes David Bixler Featuring an incredible band Russ Johnson,Bass tba , Dana Hall!
The David Bixler Quartet
"The spotlight performer was alto saxophonist David Bixler, who pushed the music with his exuberant extended solos."
Dan Ouellette DownBeat August, 2016
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Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Group

Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Group

Aug 17, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back saxophonist Jesse Montijo to the stage!

6 interested
Latin Jam Session (No Cover)

Latin Jam Session (No Cover)

Aug 19, 8:00pm - Aug 19, 11:00pm

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

No cover

Cecilio Negrón Jr. joins us for our Latin Jam Session- one of our favorite nights of the month! Stop in to play or just to listen, either way it will be an unforgettable night of latin music.
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Funk Night with Jack Reed

Funk Night with Jack Reed

Aug 20, 9:00pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Jack Reed for the Funk night residency

The Jack Reed Group is an improvisational Jazz fusion project featuring members of prominent Milwaukeee acts including Chicken Wire Empire, Match Stick, and Hard Cheddar. From original material, to completely improvised tunes, this is a show you don’t want to miss!
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The Anne Davis group (no cover)

The Anne Davis group (no cover)

Aug 21, 8:00pm - Aug 21, 11:00pm

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

No Cover!
Please welcome Anne Davis to the Jazz Estate on this special Wednesday.
Soulful & spirited, with a warm vocal style.
Anne sings songs that have stood the test of time,
perfect for the cozy Jazz Estate venue!
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Scott Currier Trio (Reimagined Pop tunes-no Cover)

Scott Currier Trio (Reimagined Pop tunes-no Cover)

Aug 22, 8:30pm

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

Jazz Estate is excited to feature the Scott Currier's Trio
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
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Steve Einerson Quartet

Steve Einerson Quartet

Aug 23, 8:00pm

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

$13 Advance General
$15 Night of Show General
$23 Special Reserved

Advance Tickets: steveeinerson.brownpapertickets.com/

Steve Einerson Piano
Eric Jacobson Trumpet
John Christensen Bass
Dave Bayles Drums

After working in the Milwaukee / Chicago, IL areas for a few years, Steve relocated to New York City in 2004. That same year, he was selected as a finalist to compete in the national jazz piano competition sponsored by the American Pianists Association in Indianapolis, IN.

In addition to performing at venues in and around NYC, he has also played at clubs and jazz festivals across the country and around the world. He has had the great privilege of sharing the stage with many superb musicians over the years, including Marlena Shaw, Eric Alexander, Jim Rotondi, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Brian Lynch, Killer Ray Appleton, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Slide Hampton, and many more.

Steve's latest recording for Cellar Live records - ARRIVAL - is now available for purchase. This effort features some of NYC's finest musicians – Paul Gill on bass and Pete Van Nostrand on drums.
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Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Aug 23, 11:00pm - Aug 24, 2:00am

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

Gramma Matrix aka Steph Lippert spinning let night vinyl Friday’s in July! No cover! Come Hang!

1 interested  ·  1 going
Tony Barba Quartet

Tony Barba Quartet

Aug 24, 8:00pm

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

$13 cover

Tony Barba-tenor sax & bass clarinet
Matt Gold-guitar
John Christensen-electric & upright bass
Devin Drobka-drums & trigger pad

Tony Barba’s new quartet features all of his recent compositions written specifically for this regional cast of stellar musicians. Based in Madison, WI, Barba (tenor saxophone and bass clarinet) utilizes the talents of fellow local bassist John Christensen, while also employing Chicago’s own Matt Gold on guitar and Milwaukee’s Devin Drobka on drums and sample pads. The sounds of the group pay tribute to Barba’s vast range of influences including nods to jazz, reggae, pop, rock, Latin and ambient music.
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Late Night Session Cody Longreen

Late Night Session Cody Longreen

Aug 24, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate welcome's young lion Cody Longreen on Trumpet to the late Night Session

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Blues Night Misha Siegfried (no cover)

Blues Night Misha Siegfried (no cover)

Aug 26, 8:00pm - Aug 27, 11:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate welcomes back Guitarist and composer Misha Siegfried. This month's group plays both traditional Chicago blues and West Coast jump blues! Misha will be leading the band on guitar and will feature guest stars TBA.

SHOW: 8PM | NO COVER | 21+
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The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken (No Cover)

The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken (No Cover)

Aug 27, 9:00pm - Aug 27, 11:59pm

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

No Cover
They are back with full of Energy! they will be doing the last Tuesday of every month. Next round is 6/25.... Come check them out!
Aaron Gardner, Matt Turner, Jeremy Kuzniar

39 interested  ·  2 going
Pocket Change (no cover)

Pocket Change (no cover)

Aug 28, 8:00pm - Aug 28, 11:00pm

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

Pocket Change is a Jazz/neo-soul fusion group based in Milwaukee and led by guitarist Nate Pflughoeft. In addition to original material composed by Pflughoeft, their repertoire includes covers of popular R&B hits from artists such as H.E.R., Frank Ocean, and Musiq Soulchild. The rhythm section is comprised of brothers Tj McHatten (bass) and Josh McHatten (drums), as well as multi-instrumentalist powerhouse Isaiah Joshua on Fender Rhodes piano.

NO COVER
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Lenard Simpson Quartet

Lenard Simpson Quartet

Aug 29, 8:00pm - Aug 29, 11:00pm

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

$7 Door Charge

Please come say hello to Milwaukee's
Lenard Simpson for a short visit from since he left to The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz last fall. Joined by a great lineup
Russ Johnson, John Christensen, Devin Drobka...... playing original music.

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Born in Milwaukee, Saxophonist and composer Lenard Simpson is a rising jazz musician now residing in Chicago, IL. Simpson was selected to participate in the 2013 Grammy Camp Jazz Session, one of the most prestigious opportunities for high school musicians and was also a winner of the 2015 Luminarts Jazz Competition in Chicago. Simpson has had the opportunity to play with artists such as George Fludas, Robert Erving III, and Ari Brown, Charles Heath and Bobby Broom. Simpson is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University where he studied with Professor Geof Bradfield and Reginald Thomas.
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Robin Reese with Cigarette Break

Robin Reese with Cigarette Break

Aug 30, 8:00pm - Aug 30, 11:00pm

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

$13 cover

If you’ve been in the live music scene in Milwaukee, I’m sure you’ve seen and/or heard Ms. Robin Reese. Ms. Reese has performed professionally in and around Milwaukee for over 30 years (yes, she started young). Coming from a musical family, Ms. Reese first took a Summerfest stage with her father’s band when she was just 11 years old and has been on the mic ever since; performing at Summerfest, Jazz In the Park, The Riverside Theater, The Jazz Estate and numerous other venues in private and public settings. She will give you a mix of R&B soul, covering artists such as Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Sade, Mary J. Blige and her favorite, Anita Baker. Backing her this time will be none other than Cigarette Break.
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Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Gramma Matrix Late night vinyl (no cover)

Aug 30, 11:00pm - Aug 31, 2:00am

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

Gramma Matrix aka Steph Lippert spinning let night vinyl Friday’s in July! No cover! Come Hang!

2 interested  ·  1 going
Benny Benack III Quartet (NYC)

Benny Benack III Quartet (NYC)

Aug 31, 8:00pm - Aug 31, 11:00pm

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

As part of our commitment to bring in the finest jazz acts from around the country, we are pleased to welcome singer and trumpeter Benny Benack III from New York to the Estate Stage.

$15 Advance General
$23 Limited Reserved Table Seating
Includes admission to our Late Night Session.

bennybenack.brownpapertickets.com

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www.bennybenackjazz.com

Benny Benack III, a young and multi-talented Pittsburgh native and denizen of the New York jazz scene since 2009, is never one to limit himself. He is both a formidable, modern-minded trumpeter and an affable and expressive jazz singer, and these elements of his musical self are deeply and effortlessly intertwined. On One of a Kind, his debut release, Benack also reveals himself to be a wry and expressive songwriter and lyricist, bringing his boundless musical gifts together in a program that’s steeped in tradition but every bit as restlessly individual as his album title suggests.
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Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Group

Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Group

Aug 31, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back saxophonist Jesse Montijo to the stage!

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Jazz Estate Jam Session (No Cover)

Jazz Estate Jam Session (No Cover)

Sep 2, 8:00pm - Sep 2, 11:00pm

The Jazz Estate

Our monthly Jazz Estate Jam Session hosted by Mitch Shiner. 8:00-11:00, No Cover!

21+ | One Drink Minimum | Cocktail Service Starts at 5pm

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Our open jam is quickly becoming the place to be for musicians and jazz fans alike- last month we were near capacity with the good times flowing. Bring your instrument or just come along to listen.

We provide the piano, drums, bass, and guitar amp. Support band includes Mitch Shiner (drums/piano), Sam Winternheimer (bass) Tomas Antonic (guitar). Sign up is located by the drum set.

NO COVER, must be 21+ unless arrangements are made prior: info@jazzestate.com
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B~Free & Quinten Farr Duo (No Cover)

B~Free & Quinten Farr Duo (No Cover)

Sep 3, 8:00pm - Sep 3, 11:00pm

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

** FREE SHOW **

Multi-faceted husband and wife combo B-Free & Quinten Farr return to the illustrious Jazz Estate for a joint performance! As fellow MHSA alum, band leaders, educators & frequent collaborators, the pair will bring their savvy technique and musical experience to the venue by way of flute, voice, piano & loops. With an array of jazz standards, covers & originals steeped in several genres, the evening is sure to deliver an array of soulful and jazzy sounds.

SHOW: 8PM | NO COVER | 21+

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MORE ON THE ARTISTS:
Singer, producer & multi-instrumentalist B~FREE, is a Milwaukee native who has dedicated her life to music. Her training in flute, voice and piano have earned her degrees in musical studies from the Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and VanderCook College of Music. The release of her latest self-produced sophomore album, the "Ode 2 A Luv Affair LP,” was hailed as the #1 Milwaukee Album by the Journal Sentinel in 2017. B~Free currently serves her musical community as a curator, educator, and artist of all sorts. Having performed in a number of venues throughout the country, Free has shared stages with a variety of artists and provided direct support as the opening act for Janelle Monáe's Milwaukee tour date at Summerfest 2018. Her treasure chest of talents continues to catapult her up the ladder of the music scene, as she remains hungry to give music what it’s been missing: a chance to B~Free.
Social Media: @bFree2music | www.bfree2music.com


QUINTEN FARR is a gifted force in the realm of jazz, soul & electronic music. Born and raised in the city of Milwaukee to a family of musicians, he began his twenty years of jazz and classical piano training at age 8 under a variety of accomplished musicians such as Mark Davis, Charles Pettaway and Sam Steffke. With studies in Jazz Performance and Music Education from Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Lincoln University PA and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Farr’s immeasurable skill and talent have afforded him opportunities to perform both locally and internationally in a number of venues. He currently serves as the keyboardist for No Seatbelts, as well as the lead keyboardist, talk box & keytar player for his self-curated rock-soul group: For The Culture.
Social Media: @roscoe_duffy | @fortheculturemke
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Grammy© Award Winning Brian Lynch Quartet

Grammy© Award Winning Brian Lynch Quartet

Sep 5, 8:00pm - Sep 5, 11:00pm

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

Grammy© Award Winning trumpeter Brian Lynch returns to the Estate on September 5th!

Tickets will be available soon!
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Grammy© Award Winning trumpeter Brian Lynch brings to his music an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience. A honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet, he received wide acclaim during his long tenures with Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri and straight ahead master Phil Woods. He has been a valued collaborator with jazz artists such as Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson; Latin music icons as diverse as Hector LaVoe and Lila Downs; and pop luminaries such as Prince. As a bandleader and recording artist he has released over 20 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging, and has toured the world at the helm of various ensembles reflecting the wide sweep of his music.

Voted Trumpeter Of The Year and recipient of the Record Of The Year Award by the Jazz Journalists Association in 2017, Lynch’s talents have been also recognized by top placing in the Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls (#3 Trumpet Critics Poll); as well as feature stories and highly rated reviews for his work in the New York Times, Jazz Times, and Downbeat. He has received multiple Grammy Award nominations – the latest in 2016 for his Madera Latino project- and garnered a Grammy win in 2006 for Best Latin Jazz Album; He is also the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and Meet The Composer.
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Geof Bradfield Quintet

Geof Bradfield Quintet

Sep 6, 8:00pm - Sep 6, 11:00pm

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

Geof Bradfield Quintet
Russ Johnson-trumpet
Scott Hesse-guitar
Clark Sommers-bass
Dana Hall- drums

Rising Star Tenor Saxophonist, Downbeat Critics Poll 2019
Delmark Recording Artist

"Bradfield's brilliance in leveraging long term friendships, writing for the individual rather than the instrument (a la Ellington) and knowing where to fill the canvas and where to leave space are apparent throughout."- JazzTimes
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Juli Wood Quartet CD release

Juli Wood Quartet CD release

Sep 7, 8:00pm - Sep 7, 11:00pm

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

The new CD from the Juli Wood Quartet is a follow-up to the highly acclaimed " Synkkä Metsä /Dark Forest " recording from 2015.
"The melodies are tender and earthy, and the direct arrangements present the essence of the songs with little fuss. The performances have a classic postbop approach; in fact, if the liner notes didn't explain the provenance of the material, you might not have any idea these are Finnish songs. But sometimes novelty or originality don't matter when the playing is strong and heartfelt. Wood's tenor is marked by a warm, grainy sound smeared by a lovely breathiness ..." Peter Margasak - Chicago Reader
This new recording " Suomen Salossa " ( In the Finnish woods ) was made due to a grant from the Finlandia foundation. It draws inspiration from other jazz artists who have taken folk songs and reimagined them as jazz music. For example; Art Farmer's album " To Sweden With Love ", Johnny Griffin's " The Kerry Dancers ", John Coltrane's " Dear Old Stockholm "
" Suomen Salossa " features Juli Wood - tenor sax / vocals, Mike Schlick - drums, Chicago Blujazz label recording artists, Paul Silbergleit - guitar, and Clay Schaub - bass.
The folk songs are given jazz treatments a la Brubeck, Coltrane, Jobim, and Art Blakey. And of course the weekend will be filled with tunes from our favorite jazz composers ; Monk, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Grant Green and wonderful jazz standards from the great American songbook. CD's will be for sale , just $10 !
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Mark Davis Trio

Mark Davis Trio

Sep 9, 8:30pm - Sep 9, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

Monday Night Jazz with the talented Mark Davis Trio. Mark's monthly residency is quickly becoming a Milwaukee jazz staple.

Mark Davis - piano, Jeff Hamann - bass, David Bayles - drums
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Neil Davis and Steve Peplin Duo

Neil Davis and Steve Peplin Duo

Sep 10, 8:00pm - Sep 10, 11:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Neil Davis and Steve Peplin come hang and listen to this amazing Duo!
No Cover!

27 interested
Evan Christian

Evan Christian

Sep 11, 8:00pm - Sep 11, 11:00pm

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

$7 cover

Back by popular demand. The Jazz Estate is truly excited to welcome Evan Christian to the Stage!
Date Night
Solo Flamenco Guitar at 8pm
Blues • Rock and Beyond at 9pm (Requests welcome)

Flamenco • Blues • Rock
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Tim Hagans Grammy-winning trumpeter-McCullough / Shultz Quintet

Tim Hagans Grammy-winning trumpeter-McCullough / Shultz Quintet

Sep 12, 8:00pm - Sep 12, 11:00pm

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

McCullough / Shultz Quintet
Featuring Tim Hagans

$10 Advance General
$12 Night of Show
$17 Special Reserved Table Seating

Tickets Available Soon!

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Trumpet - Tim Hagans Grammy-winning trumpeter
Trumpet - Chad McCullough
Bass Trumpet - Ryan Shultz
Keyboards - Paul Mutzabaugh
Bass - Larry Kohut
Drums - Eric Montzska

Hagans grew up in Dayton, Ohio. His early inspirations included Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, and Thad Jones, to whom he dedicated For the Music Suite, a 40-minute piece for jazz orchestra composed on a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1974, Hagans joined the Stan Kenton band,[1] with whom he played until 1977, when he toured with Woody Herman. He then left for Europe, where he lived in Malmö, Sweden, a hotbed of the European jazz scene. While in Europe, he toured extensively and played with Dexter Gordon, Kenny Drew, Horace Parlan, and Thad Jones. His first recorded composition, "I Hope This Time Isn't the Last," appears on the album Thad Jones Live at Slukefter (Metronome, 1980).

In 1987, he moved to New York City. He has performed with Maria Schneider, Yellowjackets, Steps Ahead, Secret Society, and Gary Peacock. Hagans has worked extensively with producer and saxophonist Bob Belden on a variety of recordings and live performances, including their ongoing Animation/Imagination project. Festivals at which he has performed include the Mount Fuji Festival in Japan, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Berlin Jazz Tage, and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Hagans has taught master classes at universities throughout the world.

He taught at the University of Cincinnati from 1982 to 1984 and at Berklee College of Music from 1984 to 1987.[1] From 1996 to 2010, he was Artistic Director and Composer-in-Residence for the Norrbotten Big Band located in Luleå, Sweden. The Norrbotten is a 17-piece jazz orchestra for whom Hagans wrote and arranged original compositions with guest artists including Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Peter Erskine, and Rufus Reid, an enterprise culminating in the Grammy nominated album, The Avatar Sessions: The Music of Tim Hagans, for which the Norbotten Big Band traveled to New York. His compositions are featured on numerous recordings with the Norrbotten Big Band, including Future North (Double-Time, 1998), Future Miles (ACT, 2002), and Worth the Wait (Fuzzy Music, 2007).
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The Flat Five

The Flat Five

Sep 13, 7:00pm - Sep 13, 11:00pm

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

The Flat Five makes their premier appearance at Milwaukee's historic Jazz Estate on September 13th!

Two Shows
One Night Only
Tickets Available Soon!

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The Flat Five is a Chicago-based pop vocal super-group — Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, Scott Ligon, Casey McDonough, Alex Hall — five in-demand musicians who individually spend much of their time touring and recording with bands like Neko Case, NRBQ, The Decemberists, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Iron and Wine, Jakob Dylan, Robbie Fulks, Alejandro Escovedo, The New Pornographers, and many other heavy hitters. These five folks stay very, very busy. Yet for the past ten years, these shameless harmony junkies would come together, like a moth to a porchlight, to make music as The Flat Five. Purely for the love of singing together. For the mother-effing fun of it.

At first The Flat Five existed only as a once-a-year sold out holiday show in Chicago. Then came quarterly SRO gigs, and then month-long jam-packed residencies, and then…slowly…the idea for a record grew out of the band’s shared love of the repertoire of genius oddball songwriter and performer (and big brother to band member Scott Ligon) Chris Ligon. The Flat Five were already performing many of Chris’s songs in their set, and thought that making an entire record of his compositions would be a good way to shoot up a flare and give more folks a chance to hear his amazing and unique music.

From the laid-back simple to the oddly romantic to the slightly subversive, there is a heart of wide-eyed sweetness coloring Chris Ligon’s songs. The smooth southern soul of “Bottom Buck” will have you kicking off your fringed leather boots by the river to lay back and watch the dragonflies flit past. Beneath the gentle, Donovan psychedelia of “I Could Fall In Love With You” is a love song built on prom-night innocence that’s both goofball and beguiling. “It’s Been A Delight’s” suave Cole Porter-era charms will unbutton the tux and pop the champagne. And if you can keep a straight face and resist the urge to shimmy during the Mills Brothers-styled aphrodisiac romp “Bug Light” well, friend — it might be time to visit the doc.

The charms of the album are manifest. With in-the-pocket and over-the-moon harmonies, the genre-hopping It’s a World of Love and Hope is loveably diverse and hits every stripe on the ROYGBIV spectrum. The many touchstones (a gamut stretching from The Beach Boys and The Boswell Sisters, to Trip Shakespeare and Dr. Dog) were gathered on the shores of late night AM radio and get tossed at the listener with a giddiness that jumps outta the grooves. This is a band that’s made more than a few laps around the roller rink on Saturday night.

The Flat Five began building their record in September of 2014 — as quickly as their busy schedules and the 100% band-financed recording budget would allow. In between their respective tours, they convened upstairs at Chicago’s Reliable Recorders (JD McPherson, Pokey Lafarge) (with band member Alex Hall pulling triple-duty as studio owner/engineer and drummer) and crafted this record themselves over a long 18 months — down to the last detail — with endless hours of labor, a shared passion for the music, two little dogs, and about 16 pizzas.

The Flat Five’s long-awaited debut album “It’s a World of Love and Hope” debuted in October 2016 -- 12 irresistibly catchy, instantly-hummable, and sweetly twisted pop songs written by long-time Chicago fixture Chris Ligon — and interpreted with great love by five simpatico nerds with massive musical chops — five friends foamy all over with song fever — who are just in it for the joy. It is a world of love and hope. We insist!
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Devin Drobka Trio

Devin Drobka Trio

Sep 14, 8:00pm - Sep 14, 11:00pm

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

Devin Drobka Drums, John Christensen Bass, Dave Miller Guiar

jazz/Improv. Drummer, Composer and Educator

Devin Drobka, drummer, composer and educator has been playing drums for the past 20 years. Devin is currently one of the most in-demand Performers and Educators in the Midwest.

Devin decided to further his education and applied to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Devin received his BMA in Jazz Drumming Performance from Berklee College of Music in 09' where he had the chance to study with Terri Lynn Carrington, Bob Tamigni, Skip Hadden, Jamey Haddad, Kenwood Dennard, Jon Hazilla, Ralph Peterson Jr, Ian Froman, and the master drummer Bob Moses. While at Berklee Devin performed with legends of the Jazz world such as Joe Lovano, Jerry Bergonzi, Greg Osby, Cecil McBee, Dave Santoro, Ed Tomassi, and Phil Grenadier.

While in Devin's last year at Berklee he was asked to play drums in the world famous Jerry Bergonzi Quartet which featured Phil Grenadier on Trumpet, Bruce Barth on Piano and Dave Santoro on Bass.

Devin moved to New York in 2010 to further his musical knowledge. While in New York he performed at Kitano's, Douglass St. Music Collective, Sycamore, Setai, Way Station, Branded Saloon, Barbes, and the Shapeshifter lab.

Devin has performed at the Tanglewood Jazz Fest, Eastside Jazz Fest, and Salem Jazz Fest, CMJ Festival NY.

Devin has performed with with Bruce Barth, Jerry Bergonzi, Tony Malaby, Joe Solomon, Dave Santoro, Mario Pavone, Matt Wilson, Tadataka Unno, Dan Tepfer, Joe Martin, Tom Chang, Chris Tordini, Lena Bloch, Kyle Wilson, Ben Wendall, Jorge Roeder, Dan Blake, Tyler Blanton, Dmitry Ishenko, Sean Conly.

Devin moved back to Milwaukee, WI in 2013 and quickly established himself as a go-to educator. Currently, Devin teaches at the West End Conservatory, Lake Country Conservatory and at his house. Devin is also teaching drumset and helping coach the combos at UW-Whitewater.

In 2015 Devin began recording for the Hal Leonard Corporation. Devin is playing drums on the Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Trumpet Ballads play along series.

Devin is also the founder of UnrehearsedMKE which is one of the longest-running local improvised music series.

You can catch Devin performing with his group Bell Dance Songs, Lesser Lakes Trio, Johannes Wallamann Group, Paul Silbergliet Trio, Dim Lighting, Argopelter, Lady Cannon, John Christensen's Atlas, and Soft Alarm.
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Latin Jam Session (No Cover)

Latin Jam Session (No Cover)

Sep 16, 8:00pm - Sep 16, 11:00pm

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

No cover

Cecilio Negrón Jr. joins us for our Latin Jam Session- one of our favorite nights of the month! Stop in to play or just to listen, either way it will be an unforgettable night of latin music.
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Funk Night with Jack Reed

Funk Night with Jack Reed

Sep 17, 9:00pm

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Jack Reed for the Funk night residency

The Jack Reed Group is an improvisational Jazz fusion project featuring members of prominent Milwaukeee acts including Chicken Wire Empire, Match Stick, and Hard Cheddar. From original material, to completely improvised tunes, this is a show you don’t want to miss!
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Andrew Trim Trio

Andrew Trim Trio

Sep 19, 8:00pm - Sep 19, 11:00pm

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

Andrew Trim Trio

Andrew Trim - Guitar
John Tate - Bass
Jeremy Cunningham - Drums

Andrew Trim is a guitarist and composer.

Based in the midwest, Trim resides in Milwaukee and splits his time between there and Chicago performing and collaborating with some of the most talented and unique musicians in the region. He has released five records as a leader and has recorded and performed as a sideman with many others.

Hanami, his primary musical project, has released two albums to critical acclaim. The music from the second album "The Only Way to Float Free" on ears&eyes Records was premiered at the Chicago Jazz Festival and the release of the album was partially funded by a grant from the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs. The group has been praised for their "personable sound with all kinds of distinguishing marks" (Dave Sumner, Bird is the Worm), their "graceful and musical poise" (Paul Acquaro, Free Jazz Collective) and their "innate, organically-generated aesthetic" (Doug Simpson, Audiophile Audition).

Trim has performed with jazz musicians such as Charles Rumback, Jason Stein, Mai Sugimoto, Devin Drobka, Kurt Schweitz, Jeremy Cunningham, Dave Miller, Greg Ward, Matt Ulery, Quin Kirchner, Matt Gold, Nate Lepine, Russ Johnson, Jamie Breiwick, Jonathan Greenstein, John Christensen, Chris Madsen, Matt Carroll, James Davis, Dan Thatcher, Danny Meyer, John Tate, Matt Fuller, Aakash Mittal, and many more.

He has also performed as a sideman in ensembles such as The Aluminum Group, Rock Falls, Lady Cannon, Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub feat. The Scientist, Meatbute: Chicago's Preimer Meatloaf Tribute Band and many more.
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Darren Sterud and the New Orleans Quintet

Darren Sterud and the New Orleans Quintet

Sep 20, 8:00pm - Sep 20, 11:00pm

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

Darren Sterud and the New Orleans Quintet
Playing the music of Leroy Jones

The music of Leroy Jones is a wonderful blend of jazz and New Orleans influenced by Clifford Brown and Louis Armstrong. The New Orleans quintet, fronted by Darren Sterud, will bring their unique versions of each of his songs on September 20 at the Jazz Estate. If you're a jazz fan you'll love the intricate harmonies and solos played by each member of the group, and if you're a New Orleans, you'll love the groove influenced, blues feel played by the group as a whole. The group will transport you to the Palm Court in New Orleans, from the confines of Milwaukee's historic Jazz Estate.

Featuring:
Darren Sterud: Trombone/Trumpet/Vocals
Nat McIntosh: Trombone/Euphonium
Chris Rottmeyer: Piano
John Christensen: Bass
Matt Endres: Drums/Cymbals
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Mike Kubicki Trio

Mike Kubicki Trio

Sep 21, 8:00pm - Sep 21, 11:00pm

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

Mike has played jazz piano for 20 years. His influences include Bud Powell, Horace Silver, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and Kenny Barron, grounding his playing in the bebop and hard bop traditions.... See MoreSee Less

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The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken (No Cover)

The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken (No Cover)

Sep 24, 9:00pm - Sep 24, 11:59pm

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

No Cover
They are back with full of Energy! they will be doing the last Tuesday of every month. Come check them out!
Aaron Gardner, Matt Turner, Jeremy Kuzniar

8 interested  ·  1 going
Pocket Change (no cover)

Pocket Change (no cover)

Sep 25, 8:00pm - Sep 25, 11:00pm

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

Pocket Change is a Jazz/neo-soul fusion group based in Milwaukee and led by guitarist Nate Pflughoeft. In addition to original material composed by Pflughoeft, their repertoire includes covers of popular R&B hits from artists such as H.E.R., Frank Ocean, and Musiq Soulchild. The rhythm section is comprised of brothers Tj McHatten (bass) and Josh McHatten (drums), as well as multi-instrumentalist powerhouse Isaiah Joshua on Fender Rhodes piano.

NO COVER
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Jerry Grillo: Autumn

Jerry Grillo: Autumn

Sep 26, 8:00pm - Sep 26, 11:00pm

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

WAMI Jazz Artist of the Year, Jerry Grillo, returns to the Estate!

This will be a special Fall show with Dan Schneck on the Hammond B3, Michael Standal on Guitar, Aaron Gardner on Sax, and Jerrmy Kuzniar, Drums. Jerry will also be doing some of his originals and a preview of his Broadway show.

$7 Cover
21+ | One Drink Minimum | Cocktail Service Begins at 5pm

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Mr. Grillo's WAMI Award this year as Jazz Artist of the Year is well deserved. His professional career spans 50 years with appearances throughout the United States and Europe. He has always been compared to Sinatra, but in his later years, Tony Bennett. From Broadway to Pop to Jazz and Big Band, Jerry has sung most genres of music. His last 25 years have been devoted to The Great American Songbook. He was the winner of the "Jazz Artist of the Year" award in April of 2019 by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry, which he also won in 2011.

Jerry began his professional career with an appearance in "George M" in New Haven, Connecticut. That same summer he was a guest performer at the Village Vanguard in New York and performed in Cabaret shows in Greenwich Village.

Mr Grillo returned to Milwaukee to teach in Milwaukee Public Schools and sing with the band, Sweet Earth. He was a model for the Arlene Wilson Agency in the 80's and began studying jazz vocal in 1992 with Jackie Allen at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

Jerry was the lead Vocalist for The Nick Contorno Orchestra in the 90's, the finest big band in the Midwest.

His career includes many albums
and appearances throughout Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, London, Paris, Prauge, and Italy. He has performed and recorded with most of Milwaukee's seasoned musicians and appeared at just about all of Milwaukee's clubs and festivals, including numerous appearances at Jazz In The Park and Summerfest.

He has been writing his own songs as of late, writing poetry, and painting. He is currently appearing at The Jazz Estate, Blu, Transfer, and The Cheel, and refers to himself as being semi-retired. This last year he wrote and recorded his first Christmas song, "Where Was Christmas?" with members of We Six from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

His latest single Is his original "My Hometown Milwaukee," an homage to the city he calls home. featuring John Hefter, Piano, Sam Winternheimer, Bass, Aaron Gardner, Sax, and Jeremy Kuzniar, Drums.

His website @ www.jerrygrillo.com....includes his Catalog of Recordings, Current Update, Art Gallery, You Tube Performances, Itinerary, Press Kit, and Contact Information

Jerry would like to extend a sincere thank you to Eric Jacobson and John Dye for their continued support of his career.
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Gerald Cannon Quartet

Gerald Cannon Quartet

Sep 27, 7:00pm - Sep 27, 11:00pm

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

Milwaukee Jazz ....Gerald Cannon is BACK! This is not to be missed...He is brining his incredible band from NY...Including Milwaukee's own legend of his own.. Rick Germanson on Piano!
Willie Jones III Drums, GIveton Gelin Trumpet

Tickets will be available soon.
2 shows. 7pm, 9:30pm

Gerald carries the knowledge passed on to him by legendary bassists Ray Brown, Sam Jones, Ron Carter and Buster Williams and continues the legacy by conducting master classes throughout the U.S. and Europe. He taught at the Oberlin Conservatory in 2014, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee, the New School in New York and at Long Island University. He also gave a number of master classes at the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater and Eau Clair, at Emery University in Atlanta, Georgia and at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Gerald was also a faculty member of the prestigious Conservatory of Maastricht, Holland.

After leaving Roy Hargrove, Gerald held the bass chair for legendary drummer Elvin Jones until his passing in 2004. Gerald considers his time spent with Mr. Jones a profound period of spiritual and creative growth. Since then, Gerald has worked with jazz heavy-weights Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Pat Martino, Louis Hayes and The Cannonball Legacy, Ernestine Anderson, Carmen Lundy, Abbey Lincoln, Gary Bartz, Joe Lovano, Cyrus Chestnut, Larry Willis, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Steve Turre, Eric Reed, the Dexter Gordon Legacy Ensemble and many other all-star combinations, as well as with his own quartet. He continues to conduct Master Classes around the world and remains the Musical Director for the McCoy Tyner Trio.

Gerald debuted as producer with the CD ‘Mad about the Boy’ featuring jazz vocalist Jeanne Gies. This recording includes the vocal rendition of Gerald’s original composition ‘Peri.’

The consummate sideman, Gerald has now stepped out front as a leader with the debut of his self-titled recording GERALD CANNON (Woodneck Records.) Along with stellar versions of well-loved standards, this recording spotlights Gerald’s critically acclaimed originals including ‘Little G’s Walk’ and ‘Jeanne’s Dream.’

Gerald’s creativity and passion is expressed not only in his music, but also in his painting. He recently had his first art showing in New York City and hosts exclusive viewings for interested art enthusiasts. A US tour of his paintings paired with musical selections will begin in 2016 and his highly anticipated sophomore album is underway with plans to release later next year.

Like the masters before him, Gerald Cannon has established a fearless, solid groove that distinguishes him as a principal figure in jazz. He will go down in history as a signature jazz bassist and composer of this century.
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Bossa Nova Night

Bossa Nova Night

Sep 28, 8:00pm - Sep 28, 11:00pm

The Jazz Estate

Bossa Nova Night! Super fun vibes with this group and music!
The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Eric Jacobson's Quartet with Paul Silbergleit, Bassist TBA and percussionist Bony Plog Benavides as they represent the Bossa Nova vibe!

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Eric Jacobson Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Paul Silbergleit Guitar
TBA Bass
Bony Plog- Benavides Percussion
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John Németh and The Blue Dreamers

John Németh and The Blue Dreamers

Oct 3, 8:00pm - Oct 3, 11:00pm

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

Don’t try to snatch him back and hold him, he’s a man on the move. John Németh had already established himself among the very top ranks of blues musicians and modern soul singers when he decided to break the mold with his new record, FEELIN’ FREAKY. Németh fearlessly crushes all barriers of style and genre with an album of original songs that defies all the usual pigeonholes. Drawing from his strong influences in blues and R&B, as well as contemporary sounds in hip hop and rock & roll, John creates music that is personal as well as universal, and owes its origin to no one but John Németh. John’s songs are groove and melody-driven, laced with thoughtful lyrics and nuanced humor, and cover themes from social issues of gun violence and class values to the pure hedonistic joy of dancing, sexuality and marijuana. He creates his songs from melodies and phrases he draws from the sounds of life, from early-morning Memphis songbirds to the din of the city. For this album John brought his new songs to his great touring band, the Blue Dreamers – Danny Banks on drums, Matthew Wilson on bass and guitar, and Johnny Rhodes on guitar – so they could hone the groove and finish building the album as a group. Under the simpatico guidance of Grammy-nominated producer Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), FEELIN’ FREAKY emerges as a modern personal masterpiece.... See MoreSee Less

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Cocktails


‘A’ Train

Rishi Peach Blossom infused white rum, Pimms #1, Amaro Montenegro, lime, ginger beer, and mint; served long. $1 from every ‘A’ Train served goes to our friends at Arte Para Todos.

$12

ORIGINALS


The Moon (Blue Tail Fly Redux)

Angostura white oak rum, parfait amor, Hawthorne cold brew, heavy cream, nutmeg.

$12

Moanin'

Cantaloupe infused Koskenkorva vodka, lemon, lavender, absinthe, seltzer

$12


Serenade

Herradura silver tequila, Tattersall lime crema, cardamom, Angostura bitters, lemon.

$12


Yard Bird

Herradura silver tequila, Combier pamplemousse, lime, sparkling wine.

$12

Quimbara

Rishi Turmeric Mango infused Rum, Yziguari Blanc Vermouth, absinthe, lime.

$12


Convite

Pineapple infused Banhez joven mezcal, Maraska maraschino liqueur, toasted coconut, salt, lime.

$12


CLASSICS


Estate Daisy

Angostura white oak rum, Cruzan blackstrap rum, banana, walnut, citrus, served up.

$12


Estate Bourbon Sour

Old Forester bourbon, vanilla, Combier pêche, lemon, egg white*, rosemary, served up.

$12

Floradora

Broker’s gin, ginger, raspberry, lime, served long, topped with seltzer.

$12


Estate Champagne Cocktail

Sparkling wine served with Rishi Matcha Ginger Buzz, orange bitters, and a sugar cube.

$12


Estate Manhattan

Jack Daniels Single Barrel rye, Carpano Antica, Palo Cortado Lustau sherry, Estate bitters, cherry.

$13

Estate Martini

Nolet’s dry gin, Yziguirri Reserve dry vermouth, saffron bitters, lemon zest.

$13


Ramos Gin Fizz

Sipsmith Gin, orange flower water, lemon, lime, cream, egg white*. Shaken, served long.

$13


HIGHBALLS


Highball #6: Bad Penny

Old Overholt rye whiskey, vanilla, Fernet Branca, citrus, cinnamon, setzer.

$9

Highball #9: ‘Round Midnight at Tory’s

Suntory Toki Whisky, dry vermouth, banana, citrus, lemon zest, seltzer.

$9

Highball #10: Giant Steps

Brokers Gin, pineapple, Nardini amaro, citrus, seltzer.

$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 bourbon, Averna Amaro, Hawthorne cold brew coffee, Angostura, orange zest, rocks.

$10


Classic Old Fashioned (The Other One)

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

$Price Varies


NON ALCOHOLIC


Easy Walker

Rishi Raspberry Green Tea, lime, ginger beer. Shaken, served highball style. **Add Sipsmith gin $5

$7

Paradise Montana

Rishi Peach Blossom tea, orange, sugar, ginger beer, served highball style. **Add Herradura silver tequila $5

$7


Talking To The Shadows

Hawthorne cold brew coffee, housemade horchata, nutmeg. Served over rocks.**Add Cruzan blackstrap rum $5

$7


Draft Beer


Old Milwaukee, 3.6% ◈ New Glarus Spotted Cow, 4.8% ◈ Karben4 Fantasy Factory IPA, 6.3% ◈ Good City Pilsner, 5.2% ◈ Lakefront Riverwest Stein, 5.68% ◈ Enlightened Coffee Stout, 6% ◈ Rotating Nitro Tap — Ask for Current Selection

*All Drink selections are subject to change based on availability— please ask your server for updated selection.

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