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

The Erotic Adventures Of The Static Chicken (No Cover)

The Erotic Adventures Of The Static Chicken (No Cover)

May 21, 9:00pm - May 22, 11:59am

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

Tuesday Chicken returns to the Jazz Estate for one night on 5/21! With Matt Turner, Jeremy Kuzniar, & Aaron Gardner.

357 interested  ·  47 going
Isaiah Joshua live! (No Cover)

Isaiah Joshua live! (No Cover)

May 22, 8:00pm - May 22, 11:00pm

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

21+
No cover!

The Jazz Estate is excited to have Isaiah celebrate his 32nd birthday with his Modern approach to the One Man Band. Come listen as he plays his originals on 10 different instruments throughout the night.
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74 interested  ·  14 going
Soul Night: with Cameron Webb

Soul Night: with Cameron Webb

May 23, 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate

Come enjoy authentic SWEET SOUL MUSIC here at The Estate.

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

Over the last few months we have featured several different Legendary figures including Al Green, Sam Cooke, James Brown, and this month we will be celebrating all these legendary icons plus more. This is the place to be. Don't miss out! Bring Friends And Let's Have A PARTY!
... See MoreSee Less

69 interested  ·  9 going
Nineteen Thirteen

Nineteen Thirteen

May 24, 8:00pm - May 24, 11:00pm

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

Join us as we welcome cellist Janet Schiff and Percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) who together create the bold and vibrant sound of NINETEEN THIRTEEN.

Door Charge $10
Includes Late Night Session
One Drink Minimum
21+

****

Cellist Janet Schiff and Percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (founding drummer of Violent Femmes) create the new, 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.

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

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

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

Late Night Session Tomas Antonic Quartet

May 24, 11:30pm - May 25, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate is proud to welcome the Tomas Antonic Quartet to the Late Night Stage.

As a part of Tomas' May residency, he will present this special quartet alongside some of his favorite Milwaukee-area musicians.

Tomas Antonic- Guitar
Nick Lang- Drums
Isaiah Joshua- Fender Rhodes Piano
John Christensen- Bass
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48 interested  ·  7 going
Soul Message (Chicago)

Soul Message (Chicago)

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

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

Jazz Estate is very excited to welcome Chicago's Soul Message Band featuring B3 Great Chris Foreman!

$15 General
$23 Special Reserved (must purchase entire table)
*Includes Late Night Session

Advance Tickets Available:
soulmessayge.brownpapertickets.com/

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

****

A soulful and infectious style crafted around classic organ grooves, and rooted in the tradition of great Hammond B3 organists like Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Jack McDuff, and “Groove” Holmes.

SMB is founded on the enduring partnership of Chris Foreman, the Chicago-based and nationally celebrated Hammond B3 Jazz Organist, and the always solid drummer, Greg Rockingham, aka “The Rock.” Greg and Chris have a 25-year history of collaboration, including groups like the Deep Blue Organ Trio. Mr. Rockingham and Mr. Foreman have an unmistakable chemistry that has taken them from Chicago to Jazz Clubs and Arenas around the world as both headliners and as an opening group for Steely Dan.
The Group adds Chicago heavyweight and international musician Greg Ward on alto sax, and Lee Rothenberg on guitar.
Soul Message Band is celebrating the release of their new record Soulful Days, on the Delmark Label.
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Late Night Session Hannah Johnson Quartet

Late Night Session Hannah Johnson Quartet

May 25, 11:30pm

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

21+

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the
Hannah Johnson Quartet to the Stage.
Line up: Guitar: Kyle Paul, Sax: Will Barnard, Bass: Ethan Philion, Drums: Hannah Johnson. Description: Keep Time or Die is a group of friends from Milwaukee and Chicago playing their favorite modern jazz tunes and originals.
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Acoustic Night Joe Wray

Acoustic Night Joe Wray

May 27, 8:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Joe Wray to the stage! Joe brings his talent and smooth, soulful vocals to the Estate for a night of acoustic magic! Joe plays all the major venues all over the Milwaukee.... See MoreSee Less

23 interested  ·  2 going
Funk Night Mythic Mystics

Funk Night Mythic Mystics

May 28, 9:00pm

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

No cover!

Tuesday night Funk Night
Come get your groove on at the Jazz Estate with Mythic Mystics

56 interested  ·  8 going
Jerry Grillo: Summer Fever

Jerry Grillo: Summer Fever

May 29, 8:00pm - May 29, 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!

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

****

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 and was the booking agent and singer for Angelo's Piano Lounge until it closed.

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.

The band for this show will be Dan Schneck, Hammond B3, Michael Standal, Guitar, Jesse Montijo, Sax, and Jeremy Kuzniar, Drums.

A sincere thanks to Eric Jacobson and John Dye for their continued support of my career.
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Rick Krause with Mark Davis Trio

Rick Krause with Mark Davis Trio

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

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

Back by popular demand! The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back Rick Krause to the stage!

$5 Door Charge
21+ | One Drink Minimum | Cocktail Service Begins at 5pm

****

This lyric- and melody-loving singer of standards is backed by the Mark Davis Trio. Rick refers to the Mark Davis Trio as “THE Trio.”
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Mark Colby Quintet

Mark Colby Quintet

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

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the one and only
Mark Colby and his Quintet to the stage!
Mark Colby Tenor
Eric Jacobson Trumpet
Dave Stoler Piano
Charles Ledvina Bass
Dave Bayles Drums

$15 Door Charge

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

****

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1949, Mark comes from a musical background, as his father was a professional musician (drummer) who played with Benny Goodman for a time in the ‘40’s. At the age of eight, Mark was given a clarinet and lessons with a wonderful teacher by the name of Bill Schlagel, who emphasized the importance of proper technique and sound. At age eleven, Mark took the next step in his evolution, saxophone, and thus began his life-long love affair. Immersed in the sounds of the big bands enjoyed by his father, intrigued by the more modern sounds of bebop, cool and hard-bop records his sister played around the house, his dedication to pursuing a life in music was cemented.

Mark and StanIn 1962, his family moved to Miami, Florida, where he began playing professionally at age 14. On Miami Beach, he had the opportunity to play shows with popular acts, including Tony Bennett, Sonny and Cher, Bill Cosby, Ann-Margret and Sammy Davis, Jr., with seasoned musicians. He was for many years the youngest guy on the bandstand, all the while pursuing his desire to play all styles of jazz. As a high school student, he studied with James Casale (co-author of Patterns for Jazz with Jerry Coker.) After high school, Mark attended the University of Miami, enrolling in Jerry Coker’s Jazz Studies program. Studying with Jerry and pianist Vince Maggio had a profound effect on him, as did sitting in with Ira Sullivan since the age of 16. These master musicians provided him inspiration and encouragement, as well as invaluable education in the jazz idiom.

Mark and IraMark was fortunate to have had the incredible experience of working with legendary baritone sax player Gerry Mulligan while he was artist in residence. While in college, he recorded with the likes of Dr. John, Wilson Pickett, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, and the Bee Gees. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies, he received a call from Maynard Ferguson inviting him to join his band in New York. After three albums and three years touring as featured soloist and musical director with Maynard, Bob James beckoned, and he became of member of the “James gang.” Bob signed Mark to Columbia Records, beginning his solo recording career. “Serpentine Fire” and “One Good Turn” both sold very well, while he toured for the next six years as a featured member of Bob James’ band. Mark’s tours with Maynard and Bob found him playing jazz festivals and concert halls around the world.

Mark and JimmyIn 1980, Mark moved to Chicago, with its very active music scene. Mark was immediately participating in a recording market that was exploding. Jingles, record dates, and jazz gigs were plentiful. In 1983, he was approached by DePaul University to assume a teaching position as jazz saxophone instructor. He’s still there, and in 1998 joined the faculty at Elmhurst College.

Mark and PhilIn the ensuing years, he has played and in some cases toured with such varied luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Jaco Pastorius, Mose Allison, Joe Williams and Charlie Haden. Currently he is performing as a guest soloist and clinician/adjudicator at middle schools, high schools and colleges throughout the United States and Europe, representing Selmer Paris Saxophones and Vandoren reeds. In 2001, he performed Duke Ellington’s version of “The Nutcracker Suite” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and in 2008 performed Leonard Bernstein’s “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs.” In 1999, Hallway Records released “Reunion” (with Vince Maggio) followed by “Tenor Reference” in 2002, to glowing reviews and appreciative audiences. His last release on Hallway Records was a tribute to Stan Getz entitled Speaking of Stan, which was released in 2006 and went to #3 on the jazz radio charts. During 2007-2010, he appeared at the Chicago, Paradise Valley Arizona Jazz Festival, Evanston, Naperville and Glen Ellyn Jazz Festivals. In 2010 Mark was the artist in residence at the Three Rivers Saxaphone Symposium in PA. Mark appeared in a cameo with Diana Krall in the Johnny Depp movie “Public Enemies,” released in July 2009. His CD on Origin Records, “Reflections” was released in November 2008. In 2010 Mark was one of the people interviewed with his own chapter in Cicily Janus’s new book entitled “The New Faces of Jazz” published by Billboard Press. Currently he has completed a new recording, All or Nothing at All, to be released on his own RCI label in 2016.
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Late Night Session Tomas Antonic Electric Trio ft. Steve Peplin

Late Night Session Tomas Antonic Electric Trio ft. Steve Peplin

May 31, 11:30pm - Jun 1, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate welcomes the Tomas Antonic Electric Trio for a night of slamming grooves and wild improvisational journeys.

The Tomas Antonic Electric Trio is an original music outfit that combines a wide range of eclectic influences such as electric blues, post bop and modern jazz harmonies, and intricate rhythmic structures, into a unique and engaging live sound. This will be the second of two May performances to feature Milwaukee music luminary Steve Peplin as a special guest with the band...an event not to be missed!

Tomas Antonic- Guitar
Steve Peplin- Electric Bass Six
Mitch Shiner- Drums
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Listening Party at Jazz Estate

Listening Party at Jazz Estate

Jun 9, 8:00pm - Jun 9, 11:00pm

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

Excited to make our debut performance at the Jazz Estate!

Come for the Live Music and Stay for the Delicious cocktails and warm environment!

It is also Jacob Wood's Birthday, so maybe come for that too.

$7 at the Door

Music 8-11

Photo: Ryan Laessig
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Aaron Parks- Little Big

Aaron Parks- Little Big

Jun 21, 7:00pm - Jun 21, 11:00pm

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

The Estate welcomes Aaron Parks Little Big! One night only, 2 Shows!

7:00pm & 9:30pm
$15 General
$25 Special Reserved

aaronparks.brownpapertickets.com/

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

****

Aaron Parks Little Big, the new Ropeadope album from the acclaimed pianist, keyboardist and composer, is at once the
culmination of his brilliant early career and the long-awaited follow-up to his Blue Note Records debut, Invisible Cinema.
That 2008 release, with its gorgeously melodic writing and improvising and deft use of indie-rock, electronica and hip-hop
elements, established Parks as one of the most gifted and original young voices in jazz. “This is the natural successor to
that record,” says the New York-based artist, 34. “It’s taking the ideas of that project and doubling down on them—fully
committing to that direction.”
Little Big also marks the recorded debut of the intuitive working group that gives the album its title (and which takes its
name from a fantastical novel by John Crowley—a favorite book of Parks and, the pianist notes, Wayne Shorter). Parks
handled the production duties, with engineering by Daniel Schlett (whose credits include The War on Drugs and
Ghostface Killah). The album was mixed by both Schlett and Grizzly Bear bassist/producer Chris Taylor, the latter of
whom Parks met in a Seattle big band at the age of 10. “We put a lot of time and care into the way this record sounds,
and the result”—simultaneously crystalline and warm, postmodern and natural—“makes me really happy,” Parks adds.
After experimenting with various lineups and sessions, Parks landed on three musicians ideally suited for this
atmospheric, genre-bending new work. “This feels like a real band, one that will be around for a while,” he says. Greg
Tuohey is the longest-running member, a guitarist who places taste and tone ahead of chops-focused bravado—or, as
Parks puts it, “It’s like he’s chasing Miles Davis’ phrasing with Jimi Hendrix’s attitude.” On electric bass is David “DJ”
Ginyard Jr., a left-handed player with a distinctively lyrical approach and an aptitude for seeing the bigger musical
picture. “He really understands what the bass does, and he thinks super compositionally,” Parks says, noting how some of

Ginyard’s basslines have become integral to the songs. Anchoring the unit is Tommy Crane, a forward-looking,
stylistically resourceful drummer who brings both explosive creativity and a producer’s knack for precision. “He has a very
unique ability to internalize and commit to the particular heartbeat of each song,” Parks explains, “but always with this vital
and elastic human element, which is rare to hear in combination with the kinds of grooves we’re exploring.”
Together they interpret a panoramic set of Parks’ original compositions—from the 21st-century fusion of “Kid,” to the
odd-metered studio jam “Professor Strangeweather,” to the trip-hop ambiance and folkish melody of “Bells.” The
psychedelic “Aquarium”—“probably the sexiest tune on the album,” Parks says, chuckling—conjures up the trippy, sultry
neo-soul vibe of Meshell Ndegeocello, before Tuohey offers a solo that channels Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. “Digital
Society” somehow manages to evoke Afrobeat, bluegrass and Aphex Twin. “Lilac” is, as Parks describes it, “a solo-piano
pop tune.” The leader’s “secret favorite” cut, “Doors Open,” seeks inspiration in late Talk Talk and the “earnestness” of
Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band. That closing track is “definitely not afraid to go straight for your heart,” Parks says with
a laugh.
A prodigal talent raised outside of Seattle, Parks moved with his family to study at the Manhattan School of Music when
he was 16. Two years later, on the recommendation of a teacher, NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron, he was invited to join
trumpet great Terence Blanchard’s band. That tenure began the relationship with Blue Note that would yield Invisible
Cinema, released when Parks was just 24. In The Guardian, John Fordham called the album “a real independent vision,”
adding that “Parks is a fast-rising star.” In the September 2008 issue of JazzTimes, Parks was named a “New Jazz
Visionary” alongside current giants like Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. Over the
ensuing decade, Parks certainly made good on that early promise. He was an essential presence in Kurt Rosenwinkel’s
band, including on the guitarist’s well-received double album from 2012, Star of Jupiter. As a member of the supergroup
James Farm, also featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Eric Harland, Parks put
out two celebrated albums on Nonesuch. In 2013 he released his first disc as an ECM Records artist, Arborescence,
which DownBeat’s J.D. Considine called “a forest-invoking solo-piano effort marked by wonderfully detailed narratives and
a harmonic palette worthy of Ravel.” Find the Way, an ECM trio session with bassist Ben Street and drummer Billy Hart,
followed last year and garnered equally enthusiastic reviews.
On Little Big, Parks taps into the lessons he’s absorbed throughout those far-reaching experiences, while also
progressing some of the au courant sounds he investigated on Invisible Cinema. “This feels like the most personal record
I’ve ever made,” he says. What’s more, the album reflects his worldview, an outlook in which optimism and inclusion
supersede politics. “There’s a lot out there right now to protest against, and it feels like it’s the artist’s duty to create music
that reckons with the issues of the day. Nonetheless, this is not a protest record. It’s not against anything; it’s much more
for something. What we’re aiming to do is blend genres and ideas in an open and fluid way, so that structure and freedom
work together to serve the larger concept of the song. It’s a way of working together that feels representative of the kind of
world I could imagine many of us might want to live in.”
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The Erotic Adventures Of The Static Chicken (No Cover)

The Erotic Adventures Of The Static Chicken (No Cover)

May 21, 9:00pm - May 22, 11:59am

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

Tuesday Chicken returns to the Jazz Estate for one night on 5/21! With Matt Turner, Jeremy Kuzniar, & Aaron Gardner.

357 interested  ·  47 going
Isaiah Joshua live! (No Cover)

Isaiah Joshua live! (No Cover)

May 22, 8:00pm - May 22, 11:00pm

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

21+
No cover!

The Jazz Estate is excited to have Isaiah celebrate his 32nd birthday with his Modern approach to the One Man Band. Come listen as he plays his originals on 10 different instruments throughout the night.
... See MoreSee Less

74 interested  ·  14 going
Soul Night: with Cameron Webb

Soul Night: with Cameron Webb

May 23, 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate

Come enjoy authentic SWEET SOUL MUSIC here at The Estate.

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

Over the last few months we have featured several different Legendary figures including Al Green, Sam Cooke, James Brown, and this month we will be celebrating all these legendary icons plus more. This is the place to be. Don't miss out! Bring Friends And Let's Have A PARTY!
... See MoreSee Less

69 interested  ·  9 going
Nineteen Thirteen

Nineteen Thirteen

May 24, 8:00pm - May 24, 11:00pm

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

Join us as we welcome cellist Janet Schiff and Percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) who together create the bold and vibrant sound of NINETEEN THIRTEEN.

Door Charge $10
Includes Late Night Session
One Drink Minimum
21+

****

Cellist Janet Schiff and Percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (founding drummer of Violent Femmes) create the new, 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.

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

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

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

Late Night Session Tomas Antonic Quartet

May 24, 11:30pm - May 25, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate is proud to welcome the Tomas Antonic Quartet to the Late Night Stage.

As a part of Tomas' May residency, he will present this special quartet alongside some of his favorite Milwaukee-area musicians.

Tomas Antonic- Guitar
Nick Lang- Drums
Isaiah Joshua- Fender Rhodes Piano
John Christensen- Bass
... See MoreSee Less

48 interested  ·  7 going
Soul Message (Chicago)

Soul Message (Chicago)

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

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

Jazz Estate is very excited to welcome Chicago's Soul Message Band featuring B3 Great Chris Foreman!

$15 General
$23 Special Reserved (must purchase entire table)
*Includes Late Night Session

Advance Tickets Available:
soulmessayge.brownpapertickets.com/

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

****

A soulful and infectious style crafted around classic organ grooves, and rooted in the tradition of great Hammond B3 organists like Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Jack McDuff, and “Groove” Holmes.

SMB is founded on the enduring partnership of Chris Foreman, the Chicago-based and nationally celebrated Hammond B3 Jazz Organist, and the always solid drummer, Greg Rockingham, aka “The Rock.” Greg and Chris have a 25-year history of collaboration, including groups like the Deep Blue Organ Trio. Mr. Rockingham and Mr. Foreman have an unmistakable chemistry that has taken them from Chicago to Jazz Clubs and Arenas around the world as both headliners and as an opening group for Steely Dan.
The Group adds Chicago heavyweight and international musician Greg Ward on alto sax, and Lee Rothenberg on guitar.
Soul Message Band is celebrating the release of their new record Soulful Days, on the Delmark Label.
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Late Night Session Hannah Johnson Quartet

Late Night Session Hannah Johnson Quartet

May 25, 11:30pm

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

21+

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the
Hannah Johnson Quartet to the Stage.
Line up: Guitar: Kyle Paul, Sax: Will Barnard, Bass: Ethan Philion, Drums: Hannah Johnson. Description: Keep Time or Die is a group of friends from Milwaukee and Chicago playing their favorite modern jazz tunes and originals.
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Acoustic Night Joe Wray

Acoustic Night Joe Wray

May 27, 8:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Joe Wray to the stage! Joe brings his talent and smooth, soulful vocals to the Estate for a night of acoustic magic! Joe plays all the major venues all over the Milwaukee.... See MoreSee Less

23 interested  ·  2 going
Funk Night Mythic Mystics

Funk Night Mythic Mystics

May 28, 9:00pm

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

No cover!

Tuesday night Funk Night
Come get your groove on at the Jazz Estate with Mythic Mystics

56 interested  ·  8 going
Jerry Grillo: Summer Fever

Jerry Grillo: Summer Fever

May 29, 8:00pm - May 29, 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!

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

****

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 and was the booking agent and singer for Angelo's Piano Lounge until it closed.

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.

The band for this show will be Dan Schneck, Hammond B3, Michael Standal, Guitar, Jesse Montijo, Sax, and Jeremy Kuzniar, Drums.

A sincere thanks to Eric Jacobson and John Dye for their continued support of my career.
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Rick Krause with Mark Davis Trio

Rick Krause with Mark Davis Trio

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

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

Back by popular demand! The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back Rick Krause to the stage!

$5 Door Charge
21+ | One Drink Minimum | Cocktail Service Begins at 5pm

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This lyric- and melody-loving singer of standards is backed by the Mark Davis Trio. Rick refers to the Mark Davis Trio as “THE Trio.”
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Mark Colby Quintet

Mark Colby Quintet

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

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the one and only
Mark Colby and his Quintet to the stage!
Mark Colby Tenor
Eric Jacobson Trumpet
Dave Stoler Piano
Charles Ledvina Bass
Dave Bayles Drums

$15 Door Charge

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

****

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1949, Mark comes from a musical background, as his father was a professional musician (drummer) who played with Benny Goodman for a time in the ‘40’s. At the age of eight, Mark was given a clarinet and lessons with a wonderful teacher by the name of Bill Schlagel, who emphasized the importance of proper technique and sound. At age eleven, Mark took the next step in his evolution, saxophone, and thus began his life-long love affair. Immersed in the sounds of the big bands enjoyed by his father, intrigued by the more modern sounds of bebop, cool and hard-bop records his sister played around the house, his dedication to pursuing a life in music was cemented.

Mark and StanIn 1962, his family moved to Miami, Florida, where he began playing professionally at age 14. On Miami Beach, he had the opportunity to play shows with popular acts, including Tony Bennett, Sonny and Cher, Bill Cosby, Ann-Margret and Sammy Davis, Jr., with seasoned musicians. He was for many years the youngest guy on the bandstand, all the while pursuing his desire to play all styles of jazz. As a high school student, he studied with James Casale (co-author of Patterns for Jazz with Jerry Coker.) After high school, Mark attended the University of Miami, enrolling in Jerry Coker’s Jazz Studies program. Studying with Jerry and pianist Vince Maggio had a profound effect on him, as did sitting in with Ira Sullivan since the age of 16. These master musicians provided him inspiration and encouragement, as well as invaluable education in the jazz idiom.

Mark and IraMark was fortunate to have had the incredible experience of working with legendary baritone sax player Gerry Mulligan while he was artist in residence. While in college, he recorded with the likes of Dr. John, Wilson Pickett, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, and the Bee Gees. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies, he received a call from Maynard Ferguson inviting him to join his band in New York. After three albums and three years touring as featured soloist and musical director with Maynard, Bob James beckoned, and he became of member of the “James gang.” Bob signed Mark to Columbia Records, beginning his solo recording career. “Serpentine Fire” and “One Good Turn” both sold very well, while he toured for the next six years as a featured member of Bob James’ band. Mark’s tours with Maynard and Bob found him playing jazz festivals and concert halls around the world.

Mark and JimmyIn 1980, Mark moved to Chicago, with its very active music scene. Mark was immediately participating in a recording market that was exploding. Jingles, record dates, and jazz gigs were plentiful. In 1983, he was approached by DePaul University to assume a teaching position as jazz saxophone instructor. He’s still there, and in 1998 joined the faculty at Elmhurst College.

Mark and PhilIn the ensuing years, he has played and in some cases toured with such varied luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Jaco Pastorius, Mose Allison, Joe Williams and Charlie Haden. Currently he is performing as a guest soloist and clinician/adjudicator at middle schools, high schools and colleges throughout the United States and Europe, representing Selmer Paris Saxophones and Vandoren reeds. In 2001, he performed Duke Ellington’s version of “The Nutcracker Suite” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and in 2008 performed Leonard Bernstein’s “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs.” In 1999, Hallway Records released “Reunion” (with Vince Maggio) followed by “Tenor Reference” in 2002, to glowing reviews and appreciative audiences. His last release on Hallway Records was a tribute to Stan Getz entitled Speaking of Stan, which was released in 2006 and went to #3 on the jazz radio charts. During 2007-2010, he appeared at the Chicago, Paradise Valley Arizona Jazz Festival, Evanston, Naperville and Glen Ellyn Jazz Festivals. In 2010 Mark was the artist in residence at the Three Rivers Saxaphone Symposium in PA. Mark appeared in a cameo with Diana Krall in the Johnny Depp movie “Public Enemies,” released in July 2009. His CD on Origin Records, “Reflections” was released in November 2008. In 2010 Mark was one of the people interviewed with his own chapter in Cicily Janus’s new book entitled “The New Faces of Jazz” published by Billboard Press. Currently he has completed a new recording, All or Nothing at All, to be released on his own RCI label in 2016.
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Late Night Session Tomas Antonic Electric Trio ft. Steve Peplin

Late Night Session Tomas Antonic Electric Trio ft. Steve Peplin

May 31, 11:30pm - Jun 1, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate welcomes the Tomas Antonic Electric Trio for a night of slamming grooves and wild improvisational journeys.

The Tomas Antonic Electric Trio is an original music outfit that combines a wide range of eclectic influences such as electric blues, post bop and modern jazz harmonies, and intricate rhythmic structures, into a unique and engaging live sound. This will be the second of two May performances to feature Milwaukee music luminary Steve Peplin as a special guest with the band...an event not to be missed!

Tomas Antonic- Guitar
Steve Peplin- Electric Bass Six
Mitch Shiner- Drums
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Listening Party at Jazz Estate

Listening Party at Jazz Estate

Jun 9, 8:00pm - Jun 9, 11:00pm

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

Excited to make our debut performance at the Jazz Estate!

Come for the Live Music and Stay for the Delicious cocktails and warm environment!

It is also Jacob Wood's Birthday, so maybe come for that too.

$7 at the Door

Music 8-11

Photo: Ryan Laessig
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Aaron Parks- Little Big

Aaron Parks- Little Big

Jun 21, 7:00pm - Jun 21, 11:00pm

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

The Estate welcomes Aaron Parks Little Big! One night only, 2 Shows!

7:00pm & 9:30pm
$15 General
$25 Special Reserved

aaronparks.brownpapertickets.com/

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

****

Aaron Parks Little Big, the new Ropeadope album from the acclaimed pianist, keyboardist and composer, is at once the
culmination of his brilliant early career and the long-awaited follow-up to his Blue Note Records debut, Invisible Cinema.
That 2008 release, with its gorgeously melodic writing and improvising and deft use of indie-rock, electronica and hip-hop
elements, established Parks as one of the most gifted and original young voices in jazz. “This is the natural successor to
that record,” says the New York-based artist, 34. “It’s taking the ideas of that project and doubling down on them—fully
committing to that direction.”
Little Big also marks the recorded debut of the intuitive working group that gives the album its title (and which takes its
name from a fantastical novel by John Crowley—a favorite book of Parks and, the pianist notes, Wayne Shorter). Parks
handled the production duties, with engineering by Daniel Schlett (whose credits include The War on Drugs and
Ghostface Killah). The album was mixed by both Schlett and Grizzly Bear bassist/producer Chris Taylor, the latter of
whom Parks met in a Seattle big band at the age of 10. “We put a lot of time and care into the way this record sounds,
and the result”—simultaneously crystalline and warm, postmodern and natural—“makes me really happy,” Parks adds.
After experimenting with various lineups and sessions, Parks landed on three musicians ideally suited for this
atmospheric, genre-bending new work. “This feels like a real band, one that will be around for a while,” he says. Greg
Tuohey is the longest-running member, a guitarist who places taste and tone ahead of chops-focused bravado—or, as
Parks puts it, “It’s like he’s chasing Miles Davis’ phrasing with Jimi Hendrix’s attitude.” On electric bass is David “DJ”
Ginyard Jr., a left-handed player with a distinctively lyrical approach and an aptitude for seeing the bigger musical
picture. “He really understands what the bass does, and he thinks super compositionally,” Parks says, noting how some of

Ginyard’s basslines have become integral to the songs. Anchoring the unit is Tommy Crane, a forward-looking,
stylistically resourceful drummer who brings both explosive creativity and a producer’s knack for precision. “He has a very
unique ability to internalize and commit to the particular heartbeat of each song,” Parks explains, “but always with this vital
and elastic human element, which is rare to hear in combination with the kinds of grooves we’re exploring.”
Together they interpret a panoramic set of Parks’ original compositions—from the 21st-century fusion of “Kid,” to the
odd-metered studio jam “Professor Strangeweather,” to the trip-hop ambiance and folkish melody of “Bells.” The
psychedelic “Aquarium”—“probably the sexiest tune on the album,” Parks says, chuckling—conjures up the trippy, sultry
neo-soul vibe of Meshell Ndegeocello, before Tuohey offers a solo that channels Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. “Digital
Society” somehow manages to evoke Afrobeat, bluegrass and Aphex Twin. “Lilac” is, as Parks describes it, “a solo-piano
pop tune.” The leader’s “secret favorite” cut, “Doors Open,” seeks inspiration in late Talk Talk and the “earnestness” of
Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band. That closing track is “definitely not afraid to go straight for your heart,” Parks says with
a laugh.
A prodigal talent raised outside of Seattle, Parks moved with his family to study at the Manhattan School of Music when
he was 16. Two years later, on the recommendation of a teacher, NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron, he was invited to join
trumpet great Terence Blanchard’s band. That tenure began the relationship with Blue Note that would yield Invisible
Cinema, released when Parks was just 24. In The Guardian, John Fordham called the album “a real independent vision,”
adding that “Parks is a fast-rising star.” In the September 2008 issue of JazzTimes, Parks was named a “New Jazz
Visionary” alongside current giants like Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. Over the
ensuing decade, Parks certainly made good on that early promise. He was an essential presence in Kurt Rosenwinkel’s
band, including on the guitarist’s well-received double album from 2012, Star of Jupiter. As a member of the supergroup
James Farm, also featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Eric Harland, Parks put
out two celebrated albums on Nonesuch. In 2013 he released his first disc as an ECM Records artist, Arborescence,
which DownBeat’s J.D. Considine called “a forest-invoking solo-piano effort marked by wonderfully detailed narratives and
a harmonic palette worthy of Ravel.” Find the Way, an ECM trio session with bassist Ben Street and drummer Billy Hart,
followed last year and garnered equally enthusiastic reviews.
On Little Big, Parks taps into the lessons he’s absorbed throughout those far-reaching experiences, while also
progressing some of the au courant sounds he investigated on Invisible Cinema. “This feels like the most personal record
I’ve ever made,” he says. What’s more, the album reflects his worldview, an outlook in which optimism and inclusion
supersede politics. “There’s a lot out there right now to protest against, and it feels like it’s the artist’s duty to create music
that reckons with the issues of the day. Nonetheless, this is not a protest record. It’s not against anything; it’s much more
for something. What we’re aiming to do is blend genres and ideas in an open and fluid way, so that structure and freedom
work together to serve the larger concept of the song. It’s a way of working together that feels representative of the kind of
world I could imagine many of us might want to live in.”
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The Erotic Adventures Of The Static Chicken (No Cover)

The Erotic Adventures Of The Static Chicken (No Cover)

May 21, 9:00pm - May 22, 11:59am

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

Tuesday Chicken returns to the Jazz Estate for one night on 5/21! With Matt Turner, Jeremy Kuzniar, & Aaron Gardner.

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Isaiah Joshua live! (No Cover)

Isaiah Joshua live! (No Cover)

May 22, 8:00pm - May 22, 11:00pm

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

21+
No cover!

The Jazz Estate is excited to have Isaiah celebrate his 32nd birthday with his Modern approach to the One Man Band. Come listen as he plays his originals on 10 different instruments throughout the night.
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Soul Night: with Cameron Webb

Soul Night: with Cameron Webb

May 23, 8:00pm

The Jazz Estate

Come enjoy authentic SWEET SOUL MUSIC here at The Estate.

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

Over the last few months we have featured several different Legendary figures including Al Green, Sam Cooke, James Brown, and this month we will be celebrating all these legendary icons plus more. This is the place to be. Don't miss out! Bring Friends And Let's Have A PARTY!
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Nineteen Thirteen

Nineteen Thirteen

May 24, 8:00pm - May 24, 11:00pm

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

Join us as we welcome cellist Janet Schiff and Percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) who together create the bold and vibrant sound of NINETEEN THIRTEEN.

Door Charge $10
Includes Late Night Session
One Drink Minimum
21+

****

Cellist Janet Schiff and Percussionist Victor DeLorenzo (founding drummer of Violent Femmes) create the new, 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.

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

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

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

Late Night Session Tomas Antonic Quartet

May 24, 11:30pm - May 25, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate is proud to welcome the Tomas Antonic Quartet to the Late Night Stage.

As a part of Tomas' May residency, he will present this special quartet alongside some of his favorite Milwaukee-area musicians.

Tomas Antonic- Guitar
Nick Lang- Drums
Isaiah Joshua- Fender Rhodes Piano
John Christensen- Bass
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Soul Message (Chicago)

Soul Message (Chicago)

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

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

Jazz Estate is very excited to welcome Chicago's Soul Message Band featuring B3 Great Chris Foreman!

$15 General
$23 Special Reserved (must purchase entire table)
*Includes Late Night Session

Advance Tickets Available:
soulmessayge.brownpapertickets.com/

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

****

A soulful and infectious style crafted around classic organ grooves, and rooted in the tradition of great Hammond B3 organists like Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Jack McDuff, and “Groove” Holmes.

SMB is founded on the enduring partnership of Chris Foreman, the Chicago-based and nationally celebrated Hammond B3 Jazz Organist, and the always solid drummer, Greg Rockingham, aka “The Rock.” Greg and Chris have a 25-year history of collaboration, including groups like the Deep Blue Organ Trio. Mr. Rockingham and Mr. Foreman have an unmistakable chemistry that has taken them from Chicago to Jazz Clubs and Arenas around the world as both headliners and as an opening group for Steely Dan.
The Group adds Chicago heavyweight and international musician Greg Ward on alto sax, and Lee Rothenberg on guitar.
Soul Message Band is celebrating the release of their new record Soulful Days, on the Delmark Label.
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Late Night Session Hannah Johnson Quartet

Late Night Session Hannah Johnson Quartet

May 25, 11:30pm

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

21+

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the
Hannah Johnson Quartet to the Stage.
Line up: Guitar: Kyle Paul, Sax: Will Barnard, Bass: Ethan Philion, Drums: Hannah Johnson. Description: Keep Time or Die is a group of friends from Milwaukee and Chicago playing their favorite modern jazz tunes and originals.
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Acoustic Night Joe Wray

Acoustic Night Joe Wray

May 27, 8:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome Joe Wray to the stage! Joe brings his talent and smooth, soulful vocals to the Estate for a night of acoustic magic! Joe plays all the major venues all over the Milwaukee.... See MoreSee Less

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Funk Night Mythic Mystics

Funk Night Mythic Mystics

May 28, 9:00pm

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

No cover!

Tuesday night Funk Night
Come get your groove on at the Jazz Estate with Mythic Mystics

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Jerry Grillo: Summer Fever

Jerry Grillo: Summer Fever

May 29, 8:00pm - May 29, 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!

$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 and was the booking agent and singer for Angelo's Piano Lounge until it closed.

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.

The band for this show will be Dan Schneck, Hammond B3, Michael Standal, Guitar, Jesse Montijo, Sax, and Jeremy Kuzniar, Drums.

A sincere thanks to Eric Jacobson and John Dye for their continued support of my career.
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Rick Krause with Mark Davis Trio

Rick Krause with Mark Davis Trio

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

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

Back by popular demand! The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back Rick Krause to the stage!

$5 Door Charge
21+ | One Drink Minimum | Cocktail Service Begins at 5pm

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This lyric- and melody-loving singer of standards is backed by the Mark Davis Trio. Rick refers to the Mark Davis Trio as “THE Trio.”
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Mark Colby Quintet

Mark Colby Quintet

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

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the one and only
Mark Colby and his Quintet to the stage!
Mark Colby Tenor
Eric Jacobson Trumpet
Dave Stoler Piano
Charles Ledvina Bass
Dave Bayles Drums

$15 Door Charge

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

****

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1949, Mark comes from a musical background, as his father was a professional musician (drummer) who played with Benny Goodman for a time in the ‘40’s. At the age of eight, Mark was given a clarinet and lessons with a wonderful teacher by the name of Bill Schlagel, who emphasized the importance of proper technique and sound. At age eleven, Mark took the next step in his evolution, saxophone, and thus began his life-long love affair. Immersed in the sounds of the big bands enjoyed by his father, intrigued by the more modern sounds of bebop, cool and hard-bop records his sister played around the house, his dedication to pursuing a life in music was cemented.

Mark and StanIn 1962, his family moved to Miami, Florida, where he began playing professionally at age 14. On Miami Beach, he had the opportunity to play shows with popular acts, including Tony Bennett, Sonny and Cher, Bill Cosby, Ann-Margret and Sammy Davis, Jr., with seasoned musicians. He was for many years the youngest guy on the bandstand, all the while pursuing his desire to play all styles of jazz. As a high school student, he studied with James Casale (co-author of Patterns for Jazz with Jerry Coker.) After high school, Mark attended the University of Miami, enrolling in Jerry Coker’s Jazz Studies program. Studying with Jerry and pianist Vince Maggio had a profound effect on him, as did sitting in with Ira Sullivan since the age of 16. These master musicians provided him inspiration and encouragement, as well as invaluable education in the jazz idiom.

Mark and IraMark was fortunate to have had the incredible experience of working with legendary baritone sax player Gerry Mulligan while he was artist in residence. While in college, he recorded with the likes of Dr. John, Wilson Pickett, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, and the Bee Gees. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies, he received a call from Maynard Ferguson inviting him to join his band in New York. After three albums and three years touring as featured soloist and musical director with Maynard, Bob James beckoned, and he became of member of the “James gang.” Bob signed Mark to Columbia Records, beginning his solo recording career. “Serpentine Fire” and “One Good Turn” both sold very well, while he toured for the next six years as a featured member of Bob James’ band. Mark’s tours with Maynard and Bob found him playing jazz festivals and concert halls around the world.

Mark and JimmyIn 1980, Mark moved to Chicago, with its very active music scene. Mark was immediately participating in a recording market that was exploding. Jingles, record dates, and jazz gigs were plentiful. In 1983, he was approached by DePaul University to assume a teaching position as jazz saxophone instructor. He’s still there, and in 1998 joined the faculty at Elmhurst College.

Mark and PhilIn the ensuing years, he has played and in some cases toured with such varied luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Jaco Pastorius, Mose Allison, Joe Williams and Charlie Haden. Currently he is performing as a guest soloist and clinician/adjudicator at middle schools, high schools and colleges throughout the United States and Europe, representing Selmer Paris Saxophones and Vandoren reeds. In 2001, he performed Duke Ellington’s version of “The Nutcracker Suite” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and in 2008 performed Leonard Bernstein’s “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs.” In 1999, Hallway Records released “Reunion” (with Vince Maggio) followed by “Tenor Reference” in 2002, to glowing reviews and appreciative audiences. His last release on Hallway Records was a tribute to Stan Getz entitled Speaking of Stan, which was released in 2006 and went to #3 on the jazz radio charts. During 2007-2010, he appeared at the Chicago, Paradise Valley Arizona Jazz Festival, Evanston, Naperville and Glen Ellyn Jazz Festivals. In 2010 Mark was the artist in residence at the Three Rivers Saxaphone Symposium in PA. Mark appeared in a cameo with Diana Krall in the Johnny Depp movie “Public Enemies,” released in July 2009. His CD on Origin Records, “Reflections” was released in November 2008. In 2010 Mark was one of the people interviewed with his own chapter in Cicily Janus’s new book entitled “The New Faces of Jazz” published by Billboard Press. Currently he has completed a new recording, All or Nothing at All, to be released on his own RCI label in 2016.
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Late Night Session Tomas Antonic Electric Trio ft. Steve Peplin

Late Night Session Tomas Antonic Electric Trio ft. Steve Peplin

May 31, 11:30pm - Jun 1, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate welcomes the Tomas Antonic Electric Trio for a night of slamming grooves and wild improvisational journeys.

The Tomas Antonic Electric Trio is an original music outfit that combines a wide range of eclectic influences such as electric blues, post bop and modern jazz harmonies, and intricate rhythmic structures, into a unique and engaging live sound. This will be the second of two May performances to feature Milwaukee music luminary Steve Peplin as a special guest with the band...an event not to be missed!

Tomas Antonic- Guitar
Steve Peplin- Electric Bass Six
Mitch Shiner- Drums
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Listening Party at Jazz Estate

Listening Party at Jazz Estate

Jun 9, 8:00pm - Jun 9, 11:00pm

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

Excited to make our debut performance at the Jazz Estate!

Come for the Live Music and Stay for the Delicious cocktails and warm environment!

It is also Jacob Wood's Birthday, so maybe come for that too.

$7 at the Door

Music 8-11

Photo: Ryan Laessig
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Aaron Parks- Little Big

Aaron Parks- Little Big

Jun 21, 7:00pm - Jun 21, 11:00pm

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

The Estate welcomes Aaron Parks Little Big! One night only, 2 Shows!

7:00pm & 9:30pm
$15 General
$25 Special Reserved

aaronparks.brownpapertickets.com/

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

****

Aaron Parks Little Big, the new Ropeadope album from the acclaimed pianist, keyboardist and composer, is at once the
culmination of his brilliant early career and the long-awaited follow-up to his Blue Note Records debut, Invisible Cinema.
That 2008 release, with its gorgeously melodic writing and improvising and deft use of indie-rock, electronica and hip-hop
elements, established Parks as one of the most gifted and original young voices in jazz. “This is the natural successor to
that record,” says the New York-based artist, 34. “It’s taking the ideas of that project and doubling down on them—fully
committing to that direction.”
Little Big also marks the recorded debut of the intuitive working group that gives the album its title (and which takes its
name from a fantastical novel by John Crowley—a favorite book of Parks and, the pianist notes, Wayne Shorter). Parks
handled the production duties, with engineering by Daniel Schlett (whose credits include The War on Drugs and
Ghostface Killah). The album was mixed by both Schlett and Grizzly Bear bassist/producer Chris Taylor, the latter of
whom Parks met in a Seattle big band at the age of 10. “We put a lot of time and care into the way this record sounds,
and the result”—simultaneously crystalline and warm, postmodern and natural—“makes me really happy,” Parks adds.
After experimenting with various lineups and sessions, Parks landed on three musicians ideally suited for this
atmospheric, genre-bending new work. “This feels like a real band, one that will be around for a while,” he says. Greg
Tuohey is the longest-running member, a guitarist who places taste and tone ahead of chops-focused bravado—or, as
Parks puts it, “It’s like he’s chasing Miles Davis’ phrasing with Jimi Hendrix’s attitude.” On electric bass is David “DJ”
Ginyard Jr., a left-handed player with a distinctively lyrical approach and an aptitude for seeing the bigger musical
picture. “He really understands what the bass does, and he thinks super compositionally,” Parks says, noting how some of

Ginyard’s basslines have become integral to the songs. Anchoring the unit is Tommy Crane, a forward-looking,
stylistically resourceful drummer who brings both explosive creativity and a producer’s knack for precision. “He has a very
unique ability to internalize and commit to the particular heartbeat of each song,” Parks explains, “but always with this vital
and elastic human element, which is rare to hear in combination with the kinds of grooves we’re exploring.”
Together they interpret a panoramic set of Parks’ original compositions—from the 21st-century fusion of “Kid,” to the
odd-metered studio jam “Professor Strangeweather,” to the trip-hop ambiance and folkish melody of “Bells.” The
psychedelic “Aquarium”—“probably the sexiest tune on the album,” Parks says, chuckling—conjures up the trippy, sultry
neo-soul vibe of Meshell Ndegeocello, before Tuohey offers a solo that channels Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. “Digital
Society” somehow manages to evoke Afrobeat, bluegrass and Aphex Twin. “Lilac” is, as Parks describes it, “a solo-piano
pop tune.” The leader’s “secret favorite” cut, “Doors Open,” seeks inspiration in late Talk Talk and the “earnestness” of
Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band. That closing track is “definitely not afraid to go straight for your heart,” Parks says with
a laugh.
A prodigal talent raised outside of Seattle, Parks moved with his family to study at the Manhattan School of Music when
he was 16. Two years later, on the recommendation of a teacher, NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron, he was invited to join
trumpet great Terence Blanchard’s band. That tenure began the relationship with Blue Note that would yield Invisible
Cinema, released when Parks was just 24. In The Guardian, John Fordham called the album “a real independent vision,”
adding that “Parks is a fast-rising star.” In the September 2008 issue of JazzTimes, Parks was named a “New Jazz
Visionary” alongside current giants like Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. Over the
ensuing decade, Parks certainly made good on that early promise. He was an essential presence in Kurt Rosenwinkel’s
band, including on the guitarist’s well-received double album from 2012, Star of Jupiter. As a member of the supergroup
James Farm, also featuring saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Eric Harland, Parks put
out two celebrated albums on Nonesuch. In 2013 he released his first disc as an ECM Records artist, Arborescence,
which DownBeat’s J.D. Considine called “a forest-invoking solo-piano effort marked by wonderfully detailed narratives and
a harmonic palette worthy of Ravel.” Find the Way, an ECM trio session with bassist Ben Street and drummer Billy Hart,
followed last year and garnered equally enthusiastic reviews.
On Little Big, Parks taps into the lessons he’s absorbed throughout those far-reaching experiences, while also
progressing some of the au courant sounds he investigated on Invisible Cinema. “This feels like the most personal record
I’ve ever made,” he says. What’s more, the album reflects his worldview, an outlook in which optimism and inclusion
supersede politics. “There’s a lot out there right now to protest against, and it feels like it’s the artist’s duty to create music
that reckons with the issues of the day. Nonetheless, this is not a protest record. It’s not against anything; it’s much more
for something. What we’re aiming to do is blend genres and ideas in an open and fluid way, so that structure and freedom
work together to serve the larger concept of the song. It’s a way of working together that feels representative of the kind of
world I could imagine many of us might want to live in.”
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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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