Milwaukee's Music Lounge


EST. 1977

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

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

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

Featured Shows

Charlie Sepulveda and the Turnaround (Puerto Rico)

Charlie Sepulveda and the Turnaround (Puerto Rico)

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

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

Special Show!

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

Two Shows:
7:30pm and 10pm

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

www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3020992

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

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

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

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

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

Charles McPherson

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

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

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

August 16th
8pm
10pm

$20 Advance
$25 Door

charlesmcpherson.brownpapertickets.com

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

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

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

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

Latin Jam Session

Latin Jam Session

Monday November 20th - 9:00pm - Tuesday November 21st - 12:00am

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

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.

$5 Door Charge
$3 Jammers
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Funk Night with Angie Swan

Funk Night with Angie Swan

Tuesday November 21st - 9:00pm - Wednesday November 22nd - 12:00am

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

Angie Swan returns from her travels for a night of live funk. If you've been before, you know how good this event is. If you haven't, don't miss out!

$7 Door Charge
Live music starts at 9pm
Cocktail service begins at 5pm.
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Barry Velleman Trio

Barry Velleman Trio

Wednesday November 22nd - 8:00pm - Wednesday November 22nd - 11:00pm

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

One of Milwaukee's treasure's Barry Velleman will be back with his Trio.

$7 Door Charge

Barry Velleman, Steinway
Jim Paolo, Bass
Dave Bayles, Drums

Followed by our special Thanksgiving Eve Late Night session featuring the Anthony Deutsch Trio.
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Late Night Session: Anthony Deutsch Trio

Late Night Session: Anthony Deutsch Trio

Wednesday November 22nd - 11:30pm - Thursday November 23rd - 2:00am

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

A special Thanksgiving Eve Late Night Session featuring Anthony Deutsch and his Trio.

Anthony Deutsch - Piano/vocal
Kurt Schwetiz - Upright bass
Devin Drobka - Drums/cymbals

Alec Aldred Quartet

Alec Aldred Quartet

Friday November 24th - 8:00pm - Friday November 24th - 11:00pm

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

Alec Aldred trumpet, Lenard Simpson, Tim Ipsen Bas, Jake Richter Drums.

Late Night Session Tommy Antonic Trio

Late Night Session Tommy Antonic Trio

Friday November 24th - 11:30pm - Saturday November 25th - 1:30am

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

Match Stick

Match Stick

Saturday November 25th - 8:00pm - Saturday November 25th - 11:00pm

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

Late Night Session Nathan Kay Trio

Late Night Session Nathan Kay Trio

Saturday November 25th - 11:30pm - Sunday November 26th - 1:30am

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

Nathan Kay Trumpet, Neil Davis Guitar, Steve Peplin Guitar

Sunday Night Styles

Sunday Night Styles

Sunday November 26th - 7:00pm - Sunday November 26th - 10:00pm

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

TBA Soon

Sunday Record Session With Missy Donkerz Ft Vile Bastard

Sunday Record Session With Missy Donkerz Ft Vile Bastard

Sunday November 26th - 10:00pm - Monday December 4th - 1:00am

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

Sunday Night with Missy Donkerz and Vile Bastatd on movie soundtracks and jams! Jacki Tacos behind the bar!

Cocktails

ORIGINALS


Meadowlark (Grasshopper Redux)

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

$11

4:37

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

$11


Thanks Mr. Flemming

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

$12


Caravan

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

$12

Earthly Delights

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

$12


Heart Leaf

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

$12


CLASSICS


Remember the Maine

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

$12

Pegu Club

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

$11

Ramos Gin Fizz

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

$13


Clover Club

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

$12

Rusty Nail

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

$12


Brandy Milk Punch

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

$11


Seelbach Cocktail

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

$11

Cohasset Punch

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

$11

HIGHBALLS


Ugly Beauty

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

$9

ALHAMBRA

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

$9

The Lantern

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

$9

Old Fashioneds


Bryant’s Old Fashioned (Wisconsin Old Fashioned)

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

$8

Jazz Estate Old Fashioned

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

$9


Classic Old Fashioned (The Other One)

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

$Price Varies


WINE


2015 Shoofly Pinot Noir

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

$9 / $36

2015 Wines of Substance Cabernet

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

$10 / $40


2013 Zuccardi Malbec

Black fruit wrapped in spice and chocolatey oak.

$10 / $40


2015 Dr. Loosen Riesling

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

$9 / $36

2015 Novellum Chardonnay

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

$9 / $36


2015 The Loop Sauvignon Blanc

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

$8 / $32

Mas fi Cava

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

$9 / $36

Draft Beer


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

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

Beer Bottle & Can


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


The New Digs