Milwaukee's Music Lounge

Est. 1977

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

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

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

Upcoming Shows

Cover, line up and times are subject to change
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Zacc Harris Group - Soft Opening!

Zacc Harris Group – Soft Opening!

Oct 15, 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

Join us at The Jazz Estate for a special, pre-open event with the Zacc Harris Group.

$10 Door
$12-13 Advance Reserved

www.tix.com/ticket-sales/thejazzestate/6755/event/1241978

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

Doors open at 7pm, shows starts at 8pm and runs until 11pm. Reserved, ticketed seats include seats in front of stage and booth area. Bar and High Top bar tables are general admisison and will be sold on first come first served basis.

**Vaccination/Testing Policy**

In order to safely resume live music at The Jazz Estate, all patrons and perfomrers will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Please be prepared to provide on of the following:

Valid proof of full vaccination (final dose must be at least 14 days prior to event)
Valid proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the show
Masks are encouraged but not required. If you are symptomatic, regardless of whether it is COVID, the flu, or a cold, stay home.
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Nineteen Thirteen

Nineteen Thirteen

Oct 22, 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

The Jazz Estate is pleased to welcome NINETEEN THIRTEEN back to the stage!

General Admission and Reserved Seating Available: www.tix.com/ticket-sales/thejazzestate/6755/event/1241982

$10 Door, $11-13 Reserved Advance Purchase

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

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

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

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

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


**Vaccination/Testing Policy**

In order to safely resume live music at The Jazz Estate, all patrons and perfomrers will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Please be prepared to provide on of the following:

1. Valid proof of full vaccination (final dose must be at least 14 days prior to event)
2. Valid proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the show

Masks are encouraged but not required. If you are symptomatic, regardless of whether it is COVID, the flu, or a cold, stay home.
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Chris Madsen Quartet

Chris Madsen Quartet

Oct 23, 7:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

Saturday, October 23rd
7pm
Doors open at 5pm
$13 Door General Seating
$15 Advance
Includes Late Night Session

Vaccination or negative test required!

Tickets: www.tix.com/ticket-sales/thejazzestate/6755/event/1241987

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


**Vaccination/Testing Policy**

In order to safely resume live music at The Jazz Estate, all patrons and perfomrers will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Please be prepared to provide one of the following:

1. Valid proof of full vaccination (final dose must be at least 14 days prior to event)
2. Valid proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the show

Masks are encouraged but not required. If you are symptomatic, regardless of whether it is COVID, the flu, or a cold, stay home.
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Late Night Session - Neil Davis Qtet

Late Night Session – Neil Davis Qtet

Oct 23, 10:30pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

Come join the late night session with the exciting Neil Davis Quartet

$5


**Vaccination/Testing Policy**

In order to safely resume live music at The Jazz Estate, all patrons and perfomrers will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Please be prepared to provide one of the following:

1. Valid proof of full vaccination (final dose must be at least 14 days prior to event)
2. Valid proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the show

Masks are encouraged but not required. If you are symptomatic, regardless of whether it is COVID, the flu, or a cold, stay home.
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Funk Night with Jack Reed Group

Funk Night with Jack Reed Group

Oct 26, 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

Funk night with Jack Reed is back! No Cover, just cocktails and tips!


**Vaccination/Testing Policy**

In order to safely resume live music at The Jazz Estate, all patrons and perfomrers will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Please be prepared to provide one of the following:

1. Valid proof of full vaccination (final dose must be at least 14 days prior to event)
2. Valid proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the show

Masks are encouraged but not required. If you are symptomatic, regardless of whether it is COVID, the flu, or a cold, stay home.
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Evan Christian

Evan Christian

Oct 27, 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

*Internationally Acclaimed Guitarist and Singer

Powerful Voice. Superb Guitarist.

Enjoy an intimate evening of genre spanning music from flamenco, blues and beyond. Debuting new material.

$7 cover
Vaccination/Negative Test Required!

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2020 Best Acoustic Musician ~ Shepherd Express
2011 Best Guitarist ~Shepherd Express
2011 Best Jazz Artist ~Shepherd Express
2011 Best Acoustic Musician ~Shepherd Express
2009 WAMI Guitarist of the Year
2008 WAMI Guitarist of the Year
2007 Best Acoustic Musician ~Shepherd Express


**Vaccination/Testing Policy**

In order to safely resume live music at The Jazz Estate, all patrons and performers will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Please be prepared to provide one of the following:

1. Valid proof of full vaccination (final dose must be at least 14 days prior to event)
2. Valid proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the show

Masks are encouraged but not required. If you are symptomatic, regardless of whether it is COVID, the flu, or a cold, stay home.
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122 interested  ·  15 going
KASE - "Seasons" album release

KASE – “Seasons” album release

Oct 30, 7:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

Jamie Breiwick, trumpet & electronics
John Christensen, bass
Jordan Lee, turntables & electronics

"On Pop Art, the experiment quickly takes on a remarkable fluidity. While exploring the decades-long affinity between jazz and hip-hop, everyone in KASE stretches into territory that sounds like neither.”
-Scott Gordon, for Tone Madison

“…it’s with this experience KASE would find their flexibility and dexterity as a collective in electronic-infused jazz.”
Ben Slowey, for Breaking and Entering
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Scott Hlavenka Gypsy Jazz Trio

Scott Hlavenka Gypsy Jazz Trio

Nov 4, 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

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

Mark Davis Trio

Nov 5, 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

"Mark Davis plays with the touch of Teddy Wilson and the lines of Bud Powell."
– jazz legend Slide Hampton

"Mark is a wonderful, swinging player with all the right stuff."
– Grammy award-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch

"Mark is a true master of jazz piano tradition and one of the greatest educators of our time." – Dan Nimmer, pianist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Pianist Mark Davis has been a mainstay on the Milwaukee jazz scene for over thirty years. His performances display a strong sense of tradition, incorporating the innovations of the bebop masters while still keeping an ear to more modern sensibilities. He features unique arrangements of jazz standards as well as originals that bear the influence of jazz icons such as Barry Harris and Buddy Montgomery.
Mark has performed with jazz luminaries Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein, Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, Tom Harrell, Jimmy Heath, Brian Lynch, Charles McPherson, Frank Morgan, and Phil Woods, among others. He serves as the artistic director of the Milwaukee Jazz Institute and is the author of two top-selling books, the Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method Book 1 and the Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method Book 2. For more information, visit www.markdavismusic.com.
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Cigarette Break

Cigarette Break

Nov 6, 7:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

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

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

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

Late Night Session Cameron Spann Qtet

Nov 6, 10:30pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Cameron Spann Qtet to the Late Night Session

24 interested  ·  1 going
Latin Sound System

Latin Sound System

Nov 11, 7:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the Latin Sound System to the stage!

34 interested  ·  1 going
Eric Schoor Quintet

Eric Schoor Quintet

Nov 13, 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

Lets Welcome Eric Schoor back to Milwaukee with his swinging Quintet

36 interested  ·  1 going
Paul Silbergleit Trio

Paul Silbergleit Trio

Nov 19, 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

Paul Silbergleit Guitar
Devin Drobka Drums
John Christensen Bass

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John Dokes Quintet

John Dokes Quintet

Nov 20, 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

There’s a love song to capture every aspect of romance, from the unrequited to the tempestuous. With True Love (released via Rondette Jazz), vocalist John Dokes turns his attention, and his elegant baritone, to something deeper. Over the course of ten well-chosen songs and an equally diverse range of moods, Dokes explores the more profound, committed side of affairs of the heart, bringing soulful nuance and hard-earned wisdom to each tale of ardent amour.

As Dokes makes clear with each knowing inflection and wry turn of phrase, committed love doesn’t necessarily translate into comfortable routine. Throughout the album’s ten songs, Dokes imbues each lyric with smoldering passion or heart-wrenching loss, all the more affecting for being so deeply felt. Even in his suave delivery of the album’s sole original track, “Cool Enough,” the crooner undercuts his dapper cool with a tinge of self-doubt, pleading to know, “Am I cool?”

Though he may have his moments of uncertainty, there’s little question while listening to True Love that Dokes falls squarely into the “cool” camp. Formerly a champion lindy hopper, he continues to get audiences dancing in his regular gig singing with the George Gee Big Band; he carries the same self-confidence from the ballroom to the boardroom, having achieved successful tenures as an executive at Viacom, AccuWeather and Marvel Entertainment.

When working with the world-class quartet on True Love, though, the executive suite is the furthest thing from Dokes’ mind. The album is the second in a planned trilogy, each of which pairs Dokes with a different frontline horn. The first was 2017’s Forever Reasons, his initial small group endeavor (following his big band debut, John Dokes Sings, George Gee Swings), which featured trombonist David Gibson with the same rhythm section as this release: pianist Steve Einerson (Eric Alexander, Eddie Henderson), bassist Alex Claffy (Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jimmy Cobb), and late beloved drummer Lawrence Leathers (Cécile McLorin Salvant, Aaron Diehl).

On True Love they’re joined by alto saxophonist Mark Gross (Delfeayo Marsalis, Dave Holland), whose sinuous tone is an ideal match for Dokes’ dulcet baritone. Their chemistry is immediately apparent on “A Sleepin’ Bee,” the opening track, calling to mind the playful back-and-forth between Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley on their immortal 1961 rendition, which inspired Dokes to include the song here. The song’s lyric, by writer Truman Capote, also lends the album its title, as Dokes concludes the song by repeating the phrase like an echoing memory.
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Mike Kubicki Trio

Mike Kubicki Trio

Nov 26, 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back the Mike Kubicki Trio to the stage

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Eric Jacobson Qtet

Eric Jacobson Qtet

Nov 27, 7:00pm

The Jazz Estate2423 N Murray AveMilwaukee, WI53211 Map

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back the Eric Jacobson Qtet to the Stage!

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