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

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

Extra Crispy Brass Band

Extra Crispy Brass Band

Wednesday January 24th - 8:00pm - Wednesday January 24th - 11:00pm

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

NO COVER!

The Extra Crispy Brass Band (or EC Brass Band or ECBB) plays New Orleans-style brass band music inspired by the great contemporary bands such as the Dirty Dozen, Hot Eight, Rebirth, and New Birth Brass Bands as well as traditional outfits such as the Olympia and Mahogany Brass Bands. The EC Brass Band’s repertoire includes pieces from the turn of last century (1900!), traditionals by Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, modern funk tunes, and originals.

Greg Cramer: Trombone, Lead Vocals, Bossman
Rob Awe: Trumpet
Andy Buck: Trumpet
Tim Holdmann: Trumpet
Troy Leisemann: Tenor Sax
Rob Seeger: Sousaphone
Kevin Christensen: Snare Drum
Nick Lang: Bass Drum
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NO COVER Extra Crispy Bass Band at Jazz Estate

NO COVER Extra Crispy Bass Band at Jazz Estate

Wednesday January 24th - 8:00pm - Wednesday January 24th - 11:30pm

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

Pay-what-you-will show at the Jazz Estate this Wednesday. Music starts at 8:30pm. Latest CDs and shirts available.

Ben Paterson Trio (New York)

Ben Paterson Trio (New York)

Thursday January 25th - 9:00pm - Friday January 26th - 12:00am

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

Please join us as we welcome, from New York City, pianist Ben Paterson.

$7 Door Charge
Cocktail Service Begins at 5pm


Pianist and vocalist Ben Paterson continues the tradition of bouncy, infectious swing established by the trios of Nat King Cole and Oscar Peterson, drawing upon his musical experiences in both Chicago and New York to deliver soulful and engaging performances. Joined by Milwaukee guitar heavyweight Paul Silbergleit and Chicago bassist John Sims, Ben's trio mixes sophisticated improvisation with heavy doses of the blues, ranging from well known Jazz standards to more recent popular songs.

'As soulful a pianist and organist as exists anywhere.' - Downbeat Magazine
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Lenard Simpson Trio

Lenard Simpson Trio

Friday January 26th - 8:00pm - Friday January 26th - 11:00pm

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

Lenard Simpson Clay Schaub and Devin Drobka. original music.
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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Late Night Session Mike Pauers Organ Trio

Late Night Session Mike Pauers Organ Trio

Friday January 26th - 11:30pm - Saturday January 27th - 2:00am

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

Mike Pauers Organ Trio:
Mike Pauers - baritone sax
Jeno Somlai - organ
Jer Kuzniar - drums

For your late winter night listening pleasure, the Mike Pauers Organ Trio will be presenting our takes on music made famous by Pepper Adams, Ronnie Cuber, and other jazz baritone sax greats. We'll also throw in a few other fun surprises to keep you warm and safe on a cold January night!
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Toty Ramos Latin Sextet

Toty Ramos Latin Sextet

Saturday January 27th - 8:00pm - Saturday January 27th - 11:00pm

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

We are pleased to welcome Toty Ramos and his Sextet to the Estate Stage January 27th at 8pm

$13 Door Charge
General Admission

Very limited VIP Reserved Tables Available, please message info@jazzestate.com for details.

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Toty Ramos, is guitarist, composer and arranger. His musical career spans numerous genres: traditional latin, rock, rhythm and blues, fusion, blues, jazz and latin-jazz. He has been a regional mainstay as a composer/arranger for countless groups including The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Ko-Thi Dance Co., Matrix, Sigmund Snopek plus numerous contemporary artists. Toty’s compositions were performed by The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with La Chazz.

In addition to being the band leader of La Chazz, Toty has also performed with jazz luminaries such as Melvin Rhyne, Manty Ellis, Hattush Alexander, Brian Lynch, Berkeley Fudge, David Hazeltine and Mary White. Other notable performances include solo jazz guitar at the Pabst Theater, duo jazz guitar with Manty Ellis, television and recordings.
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Late Night Session Sweet Sheiks

Late Night Session Sweet Sheiks

Saturday January 27th - 11:30pm - Sunday January 28th - 2:00am

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

Bringing a little bit of the Big Easy to the Brew City, Sweet Sheiks is a toe-tapping five-some inspired by the popular music of the teens, twenties, and thirties. Led by the vintage vocals of Jen Müttin-Schrank (guitar/saw/washboard), this violin (Ousia Lydian), banjo (Garrett Burton), clarinet (Andrew Spadafora), tuba (Aaron Johnson) lineup brings a modern flair to early jazz, blues, and Americana classics. Sweet Sheiks’ acoustic stylings are compelling, diverting, and are best summed up in two words, “refreshingly vintage.... See MoreSee Less

Missy Donkerz! Record Spin!

Missy Donkerz! Record Spin!

Sunday January 28th - 9:00pm - Monday January 29th - 1:00am

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

Missy Donkerz spinning records!

Latin Jam Session

Latin Jam Session

Monday January 29th - 9:00pm - Tuesday January 30th - 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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Bonifas Electric Band

Bonifas Electric Band

Wednesday January 31st - 8:00pm - Wednesday January 31st - 11:00pm

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

We are excited to welcome back the Bonifas Electric Band featuring:

Bill Bonifas, Guitar
Eric Hervey, Bass
Eric Jacobson, Trumpet
Theo Merriweather, keys
Dave Bayles, Drums

$5 Door Charge
Going to be a great night of music!
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Cocktails


Rocket Number Nine

Koskenkorva Vodka infused with Rishi Turmeric Chai, Montenagro Amaro, Tattersall Sour Cher-ry, lime, ginger beer. $1 from every Rocket No. 9 served goes to our friends at Jazz Unlimited.

$11

ORIGINALS


Prince Nez (Pink Squirrel Redux)

Angostura Rum, creme de cacao, Boomerang, Hawthorne cold brew, heavy cream.

$12

Bird Chaser

Rishi Matcha Ginger Buzz infused Koskenkorva Vodka, cranberry liqueur, Yziguari Blanc Vermouth, lime.

$12


Purple Moon

Broker’s Gin, Parfait Amor, orange, egg white, olive oil, grated cinnamon.

$13


Mercy, Mercy

Laird’s Applejack, Angostura Rum, Nardini Amaro, ginger liqueur, lemon.

$12

Quimbara

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

$12


Pearl and the Pear

Reposado tequila, St. George Pear Liqueur, orgeat, lemon.

$12


CLASSICS


Sazerac

Templeton Rye, Copper & Kings Absinthe, Jazz Estate Syrup, bitters, served neat.

$12


Barbary Coast

Bols Genever, Auchentoshan Scotch, creme de cacao, Boomerang, cream, served up.

$12

Floradora

Gin, Borrow’s Intense Ginger, raspberry puree, lime juice, served long, topped with seltzer.

$12


Jazz Estate Bourbon Sour

Old Forrester Bourbon, Giffard Banana Liqueur, walnut liqueur, lemon, egg white*, served up.

$12


Champagne Cocktail

Bubbles served with lavender vanilla bitters, sugar cube, lemon twist.

$12

Derby Cocktail

Old Grand Dad Bonded Bourbon, curacao, Carpano Antica, lemon, served up.

$12


Ramos Gin Fizz

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

$13


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


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

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

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