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

David Bayles Trio

David Bayles Trio

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

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome David Bayles's Trio to the stage!
Dan Chase Organ
Mattew Rotker guitar
Dave Bayles Drummer/Educator
Bayles has performed with:
Eric Alexander, Lynne Arriale, Peter Bernstein, Rick Germanson, Benny Golson, Barry Harris, David Hazeltine, Slide Hampton, Brian Lynch, James Moody, Melvin Rhyne, Charles McPherson, Joe Magnarelli, Kevin Mahogany, Jack McDuff, Jim Pugh, Kim Richmond, Melvin Rhyne, Phil Woods...
Dave has recorded with: Rick Germanson, Brian Lynch, Luis Diaz, Doug Lawrence, Eric Jacobson, Melvin Rhyne, Eric Schoor, Dan Trudell, Steve Wiest, Juli Wood, and many jazz education recordings for Hal Leonard Music Publishing.
In addition to his performance schedule, Dave is on the faculty of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin Parkside (Kenosha,WI)
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Jonathan Greenstein (Israel/NYC/MKE)

Jonathan Greenstein (Israel/NYC/MKE)

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

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

21+
$13 cover, includes late night set

The Estate is excited to welcome Jonathan Greenstein back to the Estate stage for an evening of world class jazz.


Inspired as much by Lester Young as he is by Robert Glasper, saxophonist / composer Jonathan Greenstein's soft voice is as passionate as it is emotional, as corporal as it is a dream.

"Delicate and haunting"

"It's intelligent in its complexity... it's intelligent in its accessibility" - Archaic Pop

"A rich and inviting tone" - Jazz Weekly

"Here's a vision we can appreciate" - the Midwest Record

Arriving at a distinctive sound that’s relevant to the wider music audience, Greenstein’s beat emphasizes song, lyricism and space. It is soulfully sophisticated, a sound between nostalgia and forward motion. For Greenstein, it’s bigger than Jazz, and he’s on a mission to bring the people with him.

"Real feeling of gravitas, beauty and depth... Truly mesmerizing" - Mike Sims, A Slice Of Jazz

"A great saxophonist ... Contemporary jazz at its best" - Ruth Fisher, Notes & Tones

Jonathan's new EP - Vol 2 is out now and made Spotify's "State of Jazz" playlist on its first weekend. With 4 originals and a cover of James Blake's "Retrograde", it offers a 20 minute musical adventure filled with thought, emotion and inspiration.
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Late Night Session Jon Lovas Qtet

Late Night Session Jon Lovas Qtet

Apr 26, 11:30pm - Apr 27, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate welcomes back the Jon Lovas Quartet to the late night session where they will be playing their favorite jazz standards and exploring the Great American Songbook. Compositions by Ammons, Coltrane, Ellington, and Lovas.... See MoreSee Less

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MKE Jazz Vision Quartet

MKE Jazz Vision Quartet

Apr 27, 8:00pm - Apr 27, 11:00pm

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

Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the MKE Jazz Visions Quartet to the stage:

Jonathan Greenstein Tenor
Tomas Antonic Guitar
Tim Ipsen Bass
Mitch Shiner Drums

Not surprisingly, Milwaukee is in the midst of a renaissance for Jazz and Creative Improvised music. Like craft breweries and cocktails, dining, fashion and film, this scene is pushing the limits of what we think the city of Milwaukee is.
The MKE Visions Collective is a group committed to exploring what Jazz can be, presenting a younger generation of creative musicians with old and new connections to Milwaukee. The band focuses on new visions and sophisticated arrangements, full of soul and heartfelt improvisation. Each member of the band contributes to the MKE Visions Collective songbook, celebrating the diversity of styles and nuance the Milwaukee scene has to offer. It's a new vision for what Milwaukee Jazz can be in the 21st century.
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Late Night Session Dan Schneck Trio

Late Night Session Dan Schneck Trio

Apr 27, 11:30pm - Apr 28, 1:30am

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited for the Dan Schneck Trio to take the stage for the Late night Sessions.
Dan Schneck Organ and Steve Peplin guitar and Jeremy Kunzniar Drums

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Cairns + Hello Death

Cairns + Hello Death

Apr 28, 7:00pm - Apr 28, 10:00pm

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

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Cairns: cairnsmke.bandcamp.com/

"blissful dream-pop spiked with soft and loud extremes and weird, loungy digressions" -Shepherd Express

Hello Death: hellodeath.bandcamp.com/

"...combines elements of folk, rock, choral and baroque. In spirit, it is not that dissimilar to heavy metal. Menace lies just beneath Hello Death's elegant, ornate surface” -Wisconsin Gazette

7pm/7dollars

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Acoustic Night Joe Wray

Acoustic Night Joe Wray

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

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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Live at The Jazz Estate: B~Free & Quinten Farr Duo

Live at The Jazz Estate: B~Free & Quinten Farr Duo

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

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

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

SHOW: 8PM | NO COVER | 21+

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


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

Smith & Binder Jazz plays the Jazz Estate!

May 1, 8:00pm - May 1, 11:00pm

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

We are thrilled to share our debut performance at THE Milwaukee Jazz establishment! Linda, Mark and I will be performing our unique blend of jazz standards, Great American Songbook and gypsy jazz selections. We hope you can join us!... See MoreSee Less

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Mitch Shiner Latin Vibes with Michael Spiro

Mitch Shiner Latin Vibes with Michael Spiro

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

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

Don't miss this Show! Mitch Shiner Latin vibes and his Quintet featuring Michael Spiro!

$8 cover

Known for his work in the Latin music field, Michael Spiro is an internationally recognized percussionist, educator, and recording artist.

Michael is a ten-time Grammy nominee, and has produced seminal recordings in the Latin music genre such as “Canto América,” “BataKetu,” “Bata-Mbira,” “The Latin Tinge," and “Grupo Ilu-Aña." His performing and recording credits cover an array of internationally known artists: from such pop artists as David Byrne, Carlos Santana, and Charlie Watts, to Latin music icons Eddie Palmieri, Israel Lopez (Cachao), and Richard Egues, to such jazz luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Hutcherson, and McCoy Tyner. He has an extensive film score resume, and wrote several arrangements for the Tony award winning Broadway show BLAST!

In 2011 Michael was appointed Associate Professor of Percussion at Indiana University, where he has developed the curriculum for Latin music and culture in both the percussion and jazz departments. He has written, performed, and produced several critically acclaimed instructional books and DVDs on percussion, and nine years ago launched two ground-breaking educational websites which offer complete instruction on Cuban and Brazilian percussion over the internet: CongaMasterClass.com and SambaMasterClass.com. Michael continues to be in demand as a guest artist at universities worldwide, and is a frequent presenter at national and statewide conventions of the Percussive Arts Society.

Michael remains an extremely active recording artist — in 2017 his CD “Canto America” (produced with his long time working partner Wayne Wallace) received widespread international acclaim and was nominated for a 2017 Grammy in the Latin Jazz category. His most recent project “BÁKINI En el Nuevo Mundo” (produced with Joe Galvin) has an official release date of September 21st, 2017, and is further testimony to the depth and complexity of Michael’s recording and artistic skills.

As a performer, he co-leads one of the only remaining charanga groups in the United States, “Orquesta La Moderna Tradición”, and also is the co-director (along with the great Santana percussionist Karl Perazzo) of an “all star” conjunto in the San Francisco Bay Area—“Conjunto Karabali.” Finally, he holds the conga drum chair in the internationally acclaimed (and 2011, 2014, and 2015 Grammy nominated) “Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet,” which continues to record and perform throughout the United States.
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Mike Harmon Vinyl/CD Album - One Song

Mike Harmon Vinyl/CD Album - One Song

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

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

Mike Harmon Vinyl/CD Album Release - One Song
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Mike Harmon - Bass
Dan Pierson - Piano
Greg Tuohey - Guitar
Matt Carroll - Drums
Bassist Mike Harmon with his frequent bandmates guitarist Greg Tuohey, pianist Dan Pierson and drummer Matt Carrol create an entrancing experience of this moment's jazz – freshly innovative but grounded in tradition, reflective and exploratory yet transparent and soothing – throughout One Song, their third album. Having already recorded Greg's music (under his own name in 2013, as First) and Dan's (Quartet, of 2016), the four players here address Mike's compositions with impressive empathy, arriving at a group sensibility and sound that expands as its threads wend from start to finish. Such ensemble efforts require interactive sensitivity from all participants, and Harmon, Tuohey, Pierson and Carrol prove more than equal to the challenge. This quartet spins spells that keep us in suspense and thrall from what appear to be mere hints of composed material. -Howard Mandel President of Jazz Journalist Association
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Late Night Session Ben Dameron Quartet

Late Night Session Ben Dameron Quartet

May 3, 11:30pm - May 4, 1:30am

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

Stop by for a late night shot of hot jazz as some of Milwaukee’s finest play the music of Django Reinhardt and beyond!

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Janet Planet with Mike Kubicki group

Janet Planet with Mike Kubicki group

May 4, 8:00pm - May 4, 11:00pm

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

Tickets available soon!

Janet Planet w/ Mike Kubicki Group - Tribute To Nancy Wilson
I often recall a quote by Della Reese. When asked about being a jazz vocalist she said, “I like to be called a working singer.” That sentiment has resonated with me throughout my 25-year career.

With a reverence for jazz singing, my influences span many styles. “Jazz keeps me interested,” to coin a phrase from my friend, Karrin Allyson. Early influences were Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt…and anything else my 5 siblings were listening to at the time.


I started by singing folk songs – making my way through the club circuit and all the musical genres that kept us working. Then I remember hearing Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly for the first time. That legendary 1962 album changed my vocal palate most abruptly. Nancy’s straight-tone drew me in and lead me to a style of singing that was more lyrically based.

I love words. My interpretations are based not only on meaning, but also on the way words feel as they fall out of my mouth. I’m fascinated by the vibrations of consonants and the nakedness of vowels…the envelope of a diphthong and the connection of words – one image at a time. I revel in the power of the blues and the eternal pursuit of pocketing a groove. All dangling carrots that feed the element of “divine dissatisfaction.”
A lifetime later, that gift of creativity still leaves me feeling childlike. And, each musical experience, recording or performance, is like a bright new crayon in my Crayola box.

The honor of being accepted by musicians and listeners alike is not taken lightly. When you get to a certain point in a singing career, yes, it is about “working.” But it’s also about breathing life in to each moment…breathing honesty into a lyric…and hopefully, breathing love into a listener’s ear.
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Late Night Session Jack Reed Group

Late Night Session Jack Reed Group

May 4, 11:30pm - May 5, 1:30am

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

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

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MATC Group

MATC Group

May 6, 7:00pm

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

Directed by Steve Peplin. We Welcome The MATC group to the Jazz Estate. The students will perform for the end of the semester concert!

No Cover!

6 interested
MATC Group

MATC Group

May 6, 7:00pm - May 6, 8:00pm

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

Directed by Steve Peplin. We Welcome The MATC group to the Jazz Estate. The students will perform for the end of the semester concert! Stay for the open Jam Session after the performance.

No Cover!
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Jazz Estate Jam Session

Jazz Estate Jam Session

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

The Jazz Estate

No cover

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

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

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

NO COVER, must be 21+ unless arrangements are made prior: info@jazzestate.com
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Funk Night with Araminati

Funk Night with Araminati

May 7, 9:00pm - May 8, 12:00am

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

21+

FREE SHOW!!

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back Aram Feriants to the stage. Funk Night....come get your groove on!

Araminati bringing funky soulful grooves back to the Jazz Estate alongside his musical family and friends.

Aram Feriants Guitar
Calvin Turner Bass
Quinten Farr Keys
Dee Cee Drums
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Larry Tresp Trio

Larry Tresp Trio

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

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back the Larry Tresp Trio. Come chill to the sounds of a fantastic Trio playing the classic standards.

No Cover!

Larry Tresp (Bass)
James Sodke (Keys)
David Bayles (Drums)
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Naomi Ayala Trio

Naomi Ayala Trio

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

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

You must check out Naomi Ayala! She crushed it on her debut at the Jazz Estate.... back by popular demand! Naomi Ayala on vocals and percussion: listen to hip hop, jazz and pop classics with the spice of Afro-Puerto Rican rhythms.
Cesar Martinez - guitar
Nicholas David - Bass
Naomi Ayala-Percussion.
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Donna Woodall Group

Donna Woodall Group

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

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

Donna Woodall and her group joins us for a night of pop, jazz, and R&B.
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Donna Woodall presents lush, intimate vocals with every performance and has established herself as a talented singer, bandleader, and songwriter on the Midwest music scene.

She skillfully blends the musical styles of artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman and Esperanza Spalding with elements of traditional jazz, blues, and what she affectionately calls "soulful folk." The result? A fresh, new feel on familiar pop songs. Audiences are delighted by her eclectic song selections, cool and creative renditions of classic hits, and her bold moves into different music genres.

Donna's talents also come alive on her self-produced album, "The Subject Love." This labor of love let her flex her songwriting muscle, showcasing her original material.

Performing at several of Milwaukee's most prestigious events and festivals, Donna has gathered a dedicated following. Masterful delivery and a captivating stage performance set Donna apart from the rest.
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Late Night Session Milwaukee Jazz Vision Quartet

Late Night Session Milwaukee Jazz Vision Quartet

May 10, 11:30pm - May 11, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the MKE Jazz Visions Quartet to the stage:

Jonathan Greenstein Tenor
Tomas Antonic Guitar
Tim Ipsen Bass
Mitch Shiner Drums

Not surprisingly, Milwaukee is in the midst of a renaissance for Jazz and Creative Improvised music. Like craft breweries and cocktails, dining, fashion and film, this scene is pushing the limits of what we think the city of Milwaukee is.
The MKE Visions Collective is a group committed to exploring what Jazz can be, presenting a younger generation of creative musicians with old and new connections to Milwaukee. The band focuses on new visions and sophisticated arrangements, full of soul and heartfelt improvisation. Each member of the band contributes to the MKE Visions Collective songbook, celebrating the diversity of styles and nuance the Milwaukee scene has to offer. It's a new vision for what Milwaukee Jazz can be in the 21st century.
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Russ Nolan(NYC) and the Johannes Wallmann Trio

Russ Nolan(NYC) and the Johannes Wallmann Trio

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

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome NYC Saxophonist
Russ Nolan to the Estate stage!

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Russ Nolan: Voted onto DownBeat magazine’s Rising Star Annual Critics Poll the last two years and featured in the 2016 September Indie Life section, Russ Nolan’s music is often described as High-Energy Modern Jazz that both satisfies the intellect of its musical peers and speaks to everyone on a soulful level. Called a ‘renaissance man’ by those close to him, he has taken his experiences in sports, martial arts, business, after-school program volunteering, music education, and other activities to relate to a wider audience. His 2016 release of Sanctuary from the Ordinary – Live at Firehouse 12 was voted onto DownBeat’s Best of 2016
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Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Trane Tracks

Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Trane Tracks

May 11, 11:30pm - May 12, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome saxophonist Jesse Montijo to the stage to celebrate the music of John Coltrane!
TRIBUTE TO TRANE
Line up TBA

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Mom's Day Matinee

Mom's Day Matinee

May 12, 6:00pm - May 12, 10:00pm

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

Bring your mom! But you don't have to! We want to bask in the presence of all people! There will be a festive drink menu!

Proud to be partnering with Riverwest FemFest and Twisted Path Distillery to bring you a few Mom's day surprises. More community partnerships to be announced soon!

$7 // 21+

Caley Conway takes the stage in candy apple red, slinging a matching telecaster and a new set of rules for the singer/songwriter paradigm. Rooted in folk but hardly bound to it, her inventive style ranges from jazz to post-rock, hints at the familiar, and embraces a dissonant beauty. The Milwaukee natives breezy voice and disarming wit belie a deep complexity that has earned her praise as the next big thing in folk music by No Depression Magazine. Paste Magazine praised her 2016 full-length Silk for Life as an ambitious piece that puts Conway on the map." 2018 saw her sharing stages with the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Joan Shelley and more. Her new EP, "Surrounded Middle," is out April 18th.

"Across six songs, Conway... conveys a depth, versatility and creativity other bigger name folk artists could only dream of conjuring across a full-length project."
-Piet Levy, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pat Keen - Pat Keen's songs are vast with an underlying restlessness. Magnetic, like a soft conversation with an old friend, he pushes and pulls, ultimately guiding you down the meandering path of your own experience. Grounded in folk with a pop-sensibility, his sound volleys between quiet reflection and technical bravado. Lyrically, Pat writes from a rhythmic mindset then subconsciously molds syllables into meaning that resemble a sense of personal growth while maintaining a whimsical disposition. 2017's Albatross finds comfort in mixed meters and sophisticated harmonies, showcasing his roots in jazz.

Nickel&Rose have influences that span the spectrum of American music. Carls background brings elements of West African music and Blues while Johanna brings her experience playing Bluegrass, Folk and Jazz. From loss to heart break to love, Nickel&Rose address the human experience with gentle harmonies and soul stirring cries. With a shared appreciation for traditional music and a desire to break rules, the two have created a unique sound that embodies Americanas past and future.
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UWM Combo

UWM Combo

May 13, 7:00pm - May 13, 8:00pm

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

Under the direction of Dave Bayles. The Jazz Estate is happy to have the UWM Combo group back onto the stage. This performance is before the Mark Davis Trio

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Mark Davis Trio

Mark Davis Trio

May 13, 8:30pm - May 13, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

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

Mark Davis - piano, Jeff Hamann - bass, David Bayles - drums
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Sweet Sheiks

Sweet Sheiks

May 14, 9:00pm - May 14, 11:00pm

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

21+

Refreshingly Vintage sounds!

No Cover!

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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".
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Juhani Jazz Trio

Juhani Jazz Trio

May 15, 8:00pm - May 15, 11:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the Juhani Jazz Trio
Featuring Louie Schurrer-Guitar/Bass, Aaron Montreal-Vibraphone, Alex Quade-Drums

Louie, Aaron, and Alex all study jazz in college, and love to explore common jazz standards in a new minimalist way. While also composing original tunes, this group draws inspiration from John Raymond and the Real Feels, Pat Metheny, and The Bad Plus. For this show, new material will be debuted, as well as new arrangements in preparation for an EP release.
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May Flowers with Robin Pluer

May Flowers with Robin Pluer

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

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

May Flowers with Robin Pluer's passion for putting her unique spin on standard tunes with soul and throw in a French twist or two! Featuring Juli Wood's fantastic sax and vocals, Connie Grauer's keyboard genius and Kim Zick's funkiness. Don't miss this!

$15 General Admission Tickets available soon
Very Limited Reserved VIP Seating Available
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Joshua Catania CD release "Open to Now"

Joshua Catania CD release "Open to Now"

May 17, 6:00pm - May 17, 7:45pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to have Joshua Catania debut his album: Open to Now (Shifting Paradigm Records)
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Joshua Catania - piano
Dave Miller - guitar
John Christensen - bass
Devin Drobka - drums
****An emerging artist in the Milwaukee music community, 18-year-old pianist Joshua Catania presents an evocative batch of character pieces on his debut album, Open To Now.

Catania has developed an intriguing, individualistic style of improvising, composing, and playing the piano. He has embarked on a musical journey guided by his thirst for sincerity and self-discovery. Teaming up with some of the most imaginative musicians in the region, Catania has set out to capture and explore the inspiration that exists in his daily life. The result is stunning. In his work on Open To Now, Catania has drawn influence from the elusive self-expression of Carla Bley, the nuanced melodicism of Johann Sebastian Bach, and the full-hearted improvisation of Bud Powell, Andrew Hill, and Paul Bley. Catania’s compositions and improvisations pay homage to these important artists and their commitment to the delicate beauty of the moment.
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Ben Paterson Trio (New York)

Ben Paterson Trio (New York)

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

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

'As soulful a pianist and organist as exists anywhere.' - Downbeat Magazine..... join us as we welcome, from New York City, pianist Ben Paterson.

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.


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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 17, 11:30pm - May 18, 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 first 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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Chris Madsen Quartet (Chicago)

Chris Madsen Quartet (Chicago)

May 18, 8:00pm - May 18, 11:00pm

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

We are pleased to welcome World-Class Chris Madsen on Tenor Sax and his Quartet to the Estate stage!
Chris Madsen Tenor Sax
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Christopher Madsen’s credits as a saxophonist include performances and recordings with Paul Simon, Bobby Short, Wynton Marsalis, Victor Goines, Jef Hamilton, Lage Lund,
Michael Dease, and Jon Irabagon. He is a published composer wit Kendor Music, Inc., the UNC Jazz Press, and Walrus Music. From 2008 to 2014, he served as Jazz Studies Coordinator for Northwestern University and is currently the Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Madsen is a Rico Reed clinician and member of the College Music Society, NAfME, National Educator’s Association, and JEN.

He has presented clinics, conducted ensembles, and performed at numerous JEN conferences, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and the Illinois Music Educators’ Association’s All-State Conference. He is one of the most in-demand and versatile
saxophonists in Chicago, maintaining an active performance schedule and private studio, and directs the Jazz Program at Midwest Young Artists in Highwood, IL.

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Late Night Session Dan Schneck Quartet

Late Night Session Dan Schneck Quartet

May 18, 11:30pm - May 19, 1:30am

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

Late Night Sessions! Come check out the organ sounds with the Dan Schneck Organ Quartet
Eric Jacobson Trumpet, Mike Standal Guitar, Dave Bayles Drums

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Shorewood H.S. Jazz Ensemble

Shorewood H.S. Jazz Ensemble

May 20, 7:00pm - May 20, 8:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to have Shorewood High School Jazz program perform on the Stage! Continue to hang out Jam at the Latin Jam Session

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Latin Jam Session

Latin Jam Session

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

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

No cover

Cecilio Negrón Jr. joins us for our Latin Jam Session- one of our favorite nights of the month! Stop in to play or just to listen, either way it will be an unforgettable night of latin music.
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The Erotic Adventures Of The Static Chicken

The Erotic Adventures Of The Static Chicken

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!

Isaiah Joshua live!

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

$7 cover

Come enjoy authentic SWEET SOUL MUSIC here at The Estate.

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+
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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:
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

21+
$7 Cover


Mr. Grillo's 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 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 announced in the near future. Mr. Grillo will be debuting a new original song which will take him to an even higher level in his career.

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
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.
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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Aaron Parks- Little Big

Aaron Parks- Little Big

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

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

Tickets will be available Soon!
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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Orrin Evans Trio

Orrin Evans Trio

Jul 18, 7:30pm - Jul 18, 11:30pm

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

Tickets will be available soon!
For more than two decades, Orrin Evans has made an art form of the unexpected. With more than 25 albums to his credit without ever relying on the support of a major label, Evans has become the model of a fiercely independent artist who’s made a habit of rattling the jazz world’s confining cages. That determination has paid off in accolades like topping the “Rising Star Pianist” category in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll.

As a daring pianist, Evans combines raw-edged vigor and left-field nuance into a sound wholly his own. As an adventurous composer he traverses stylistic boundaries with abandon, drawing on full-throttle swing, deep rooted blues, expressive soul or bracing excursions into the avant-garde. As an audacious bandleader, he delights in daring fellow musicians to take bold risks, whether in mutable small group settings or his raucous Captain Black Big Band. As an inventive collaborator, his projects range from the nerve-rattling collective trio Tarbaby to the latest twist in his never predictable story, becoming the first new member to join The Bad Plus in the band’s nearly 20-year history.

Evans’ broad-minded, provocative approach has led to a stunning variety of collaborations with a who’s-who of modern jazz including Nicholas Payton, Sean Jones, Oliver Lake, JD Allen, Christian McBride, Eric Revis, Buster Williams, Karriem Riggins, Bill Stewart, Nasheet Waits, Kevin Eubanks and Kurt Rosenwinkel, among countless others.

In 2018 Evans relaunched his Imani Records label with a newfound focus on projects by young, innovative musicians, beginning with albums by saxophonist Caleb Wheeler Curtis and bassist Jonathan Michel. He’s also produced recordings by JD Walter, Denise King, Joanna Pascale, Sharel Cassity, and Eric Revis.

Evans pays homage to his mentors and influences while passing the torch to new generations. He’s recently performed concerts paying homage to the late Geri Allen alongside drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and a celebration of the centennial of Thelonious Monk at Duke University, along with curating concert series at Philly’s South and New York’s Smoke. As an educator he directed the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Jazz Standards and taught at Connecticut’s Litchfield Jazz Camp.
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David Bayles Trio

David Bayles Trio

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

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome David Bayles's Trio to the stage!
Dan Chase Organ
Mattew Rotker guitar
Dave Bayles Drummer/Educator
Bayles has performed with:
Eric Alexander, Lynne Arriale, Peter Bernstein, Rick Germanson, Benny Golson, Barry Harris, David Hazeltine, Slide Hampton, Brian Lynch, James Moody, Melvin Rhyne, Charles McPherson, Joe Magnarelli, Kevin Mahogany, Jack McDuff, Jim Pugh, Kim Richmond, Melvin Rhyne, Phil Woods...
Dave has recorded with: Rick Germanson, Brian Lynch, Luis Diaz, Doug Lawrence, Eric Jacobson, Melvin Rhyne, Eric Schoor, Dan Trudell, Steve Wiest, Juli Wood, and many jazz education recordings for Hal Leonard Music Publishing.
In addition to his performance schedule, Dave is on the faculty of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin Parkside (Kenosha,WI)
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Jonathan Greenstein (Israel/NYC/MKE)

Jonathan Greenstein (Israel/NYC/MKE)

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

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

21+
$13 cover, includes late night set

The Estate is excited to welcome Jonathan Greenstein back to the Estate stage for an evening of world class jazz.


Inspired as much by Lester Young as he is by Robert Glasper, saxophonist / composer Jonathan Greenstein's soft voice is as passionate as it is emotional, as corporal as it is a dream.

"Delicate and haunting"

"It's intelligent in its complexity... it's intelligent in its accessibility" - Archaic Pop

"A rich and inviting tone" - Jazz Weekly

"Here's a vision we can appreciate" - the Midwest Record

Arriving at a distinctive sound that’s relevant to the wider music audience, Greenstein’s beat emphasizes song, lyricism and space. It is soulfully sophisticated, a sound between nostalgia and forward motion. For Greenstein, it’s bigger than Jazz, and he’s on a mission to bring the people with him.

"Real feeling of gravitas, beauty and depth... Truly mesmerizing" - Mike Sims, A Slice Of Jazz

"A great saxophonist ... Contemporary jazz at its best" - Ruth Fisher, Notes & Tones

Jonathan's new EP - Vol 2 is out now and made Spotify's "State of Jazz" playlist on its first weekend. With 4 originals and a cover of James Blake's "Retrograde", it offers a 20 minute musical adventure filled with thought, emotion and inspiration.
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Late Night Session Jon Lovas Qtet

Late Night Session Jon Lovas Qtet

Apr 26, 11:30pm - Apr 27, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate welcomes back the Jon Lovas Quartet to the late night session where they will be playing their favorite jazz standards and exploring the Great American Songbook. Compositions by Ammons, Coltrane, Ellington, and Lovas.... See MoreSee Less

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MKE Jazz Vision Quartet

MKE Jazz Vision Quartet

Apr 27, 8:00pm - Apr 27, 11:00pm

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

Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the MKE Jazz Visions Quartet to the stage:

Jonathan Greenstein Tenor
Tomas Antonic Guitar
Tim Ipsen Bass
Mitch Shiner Drums

Not surprisingly, Milwaukee is in the midst of a renaissance for Jazz and Creative Improvised music. Like craft breweries and cocktails, dining, fashion and film, this scene is pushing the limits of what we think the city of Milwaukee is.
The MKE Visions Collective is a group committed to exploring what Jazz can be, presenting a younger generation of creative musicians with old and new connections to Milwaukee. The band focuses on new visions and sophisticated arrangements, full of soul and heartfelt improvisation. Each member of the band contributes to the MKE Visions Collective songbook, celebrating the diversity of styles and nuance the Milwaukee scene has to offer. It's a new vision for what Milwaukee Jazz can be in the 21st century.
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Late Night Session Dan Schneck Trio

Late Night Session Dan Schneck Trio

Apr 27, 11:30pm - Apr 28, 1:30am

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited for the Dan Schneck Trio to take the stage for the Late night Sessions.
Dan Schneck Organ and Steve Peplin guitar and Jeremy Kunzniar Drums

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Cairns + Hello Death

Cairns + Hello Death

Apr 28, 7:00pm - Apr 28, 10:00pm

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

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Cairns: cairnsmke.bandcamp.com/

"blissful dream-pop spiked with soft and loud extremes and weird, loungy digressions" -Shepherd Express

Hello Death: hellodeath.bandcamp.com/

"...combines elements of folk, rock, choral and baroque. In spirit, it is not that dissimilar to heavy metal. Menace lies just beneath Hello Death's elegant, ornate surface” -Wisconsin Gazette

7pm/7dollars

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Acoustic Night Joe Wray

Acoustic Night Joe Wray

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

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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Live at The Jazz Estate: B~Free & Quinten Farr Duo

Live at The Jazz Estate: B~Free & Quinten Farr Duo

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

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

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

SHOW: 8PM | NO COVER | 21+

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


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

Smith & Binder Jazz plays the Jazz Estate!

May 1, 8:00pm - May 1, 11:00pm

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

We are thrilled to share our debut performance at THE Milwaukee Jazz establishment! Linda, Mark and I will be performing our unique blend of jazz standards, Great American Songbook and gypsy jazz selections. We hope you can join us!... See MoreSee Less

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Mitch Shiner Latin Vibes with Michael Spiro

Mitch Shiner Latin Vibes with Michael Spiro

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

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

Don't miss this Show! Mitch Shiner Latin vibes and his Quintet featuring Michael Spiro!

$8 cover

Known for his work in the Latin music field, Michael Spiro is an internationally recognized percussionist, educator, and recording artist.

Michael is a ten-time Grammy nominee, and has produced seminal recordings in the Latin music genre such as “Canto América,” “BataKetu,” “Bata-Mbira,” “The Latin Tinge," and “Grupo Ilu-Aña." His performing and recording credits cover an array of internationally known artists: from such pop artists as David Byrne, Carlos Santana, and Charlie Watts, to Latin music icons Eddie Palmieri, Israel Lopez (Cachao), and Richard Egues, to such jazz luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Hutcherson, and McCoy Tyner. He has an extensive film score resume, and wrote several arrangements for the Tony award winning Broadway show BLAST!

In 2011 Michael was appointed Associate Professor of Percussion at Indiana University, where he has developed the curriculum for Latin music and culture in both the percussion and jazz departments. He has written, performed, and produced several critically acclaimed instructional books and DVDs on percussion, and nine years ago launched two ground-breaking educational websites which offer complete instruction on Cuban and Brazilian percussion over the internet: CongaMasterClass.com and SambaMasterClass.com. Michael continues to be in demand as a guest artist at universities worldwide, and is a frequent presenter at national and statewide conventions of the Percussive Arts Society.

Michael remains an extremely active recording artist — in 2017 his CD “Canto America” (produced with his long time working partner Wayne Wallace) received widespread international acclaim and was nominated for a 2017 Grammy in the Latin Jazz category. His most recent project “BÁKINI En el Nuevo Mundo” (produced with Joe Galvin) has an official release date of September 21st, 2017, and is further testimony to the depth and complexity of Michael’s recording and artistic skills.

As a performer, he co-leads one of the only remaining charanga groups in the United States, “Orquesta La Moderna Tradición”, and also is the co-director (along with the great Santana percussionist Karl Perazzo) of an “all star” conjunto in the San Francisco Bay Area—“Conjunto Karabali.” Finally, he holds the conga drum chair in the internationally acclaimed (and 2011, 2014, and 2015 Grammy nominated) “Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet,” which continues to record and perform throughout the United States.
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Mike Harmon Vinyl/CD Album - One Song

Mike Harmon Vinyl/CD Album - One Song

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

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

Mike Harmon Vinyl/CD Album Release - One Song
*****
Mike Harmon - Bass
Dan Pierson - Piano
Greg Tuohey - Guitar
Matt Carroll - Drums
Bassist Mike Harmon with his frequent bandmates guitarist Greg Tuohey, pianist Dan Pierson and drummer Matt Carrol create an entrancing experience of this moment's jazz – freshly innovative but grounded in tradition, reflective and exploratory yet transparent and soothing – throughout One Song, their third album. Having already recorded Greg's music (under his own name in 2013, as First) and Dan's (Quartet, of 2016), the four players here address Mike's compositions with impressive empathy, arriving at a group sensibility and sound that expands as its threads wend from start to finish. Such ensemble efforts require interactive sensitivity from all participants, and Harmon, Tuohey, Pierson and Carrol prove more than equal to the challenge. This quartet spins spells that keep us in suspense and thrall from what appear to be mere hints of composed material. -Howard Mandel President of Jazz Journalist Association
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Late Night Session Ben Dameron Quartet

Late Night Session Ben Dameron Quartet

May 3, 11:30pm - May 4, 1:30am

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

Stop by for a late night shot of hot jazz as some of Milwaukee’s finest play the music of Django Reinhardt and beyond!

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Janet Planet with Mike Kubicki group

Janet Planet with Mike Kubicki group

May 4, 8:00pm - May 4, 11:00pm

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

Tickets available soon!

Janet Planet w/ Mike Kubicki Group - Tribute To Nancy Wilson
I often recall a quote by Della Reese. When asked about being a jazz vocalist she said, “I like to be called a working singer.” That sentiment has resonated with me throughout my 25-year career.

With a reverence for jazz singing, my influences span many styles. “Jazz keeps me interested,” to coin a phrase from my friend, Karrin Allyson. Early influences were Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt…and anything else my 5 siblings were listening to at the time.


I started by singing folk songs – making my way through the club circuit and all the musical genres that kept us working. Then I remember hearing Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly for the first time. That legendary 1962 album changed my vocal palate most abruptly. Nancy’s straight-tone drew me in and lead me to a style of singing that was more lyrically based.

I love words. My interpretations are based not only on meaning, but also on the way words feel as they fall out of my mouth. I’m fascinated by the vibrations of consonants and the nakedness of vowels…the envelope of a diphthong and the connection of words – one image at a time. I revel in the power of the blues and the eternal pursuit of pocketing a groove. All dangling carrots that feed the element of “divine dissatisfaction.”
A lifetime later, that gift of creativity still leaves me feeling childlike. And, each musical experience, recording or performance, is like a bright new crayon in my Crayola box.

The honor of being accepted by musicians and listeners alike is not taken lightly. When you get to a certain point in a singing career, yes, it is about “working.” But it’s also about breathing life in to each moment…breathing honesty into a lyric…and hopefully, breathing love into a listener’s ear.
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Late Night Session Jack Reed Group

Late Night Session Jack Reed Group

May 4, 11:30pm - May 5, 1:30am

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

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

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MATC Group

MATC Group

May 6, 7:00pm - May 6, 8:00pm

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

Directed by Steve Peplin. We Welcome The MATC group to the Jazz Estate. The students will perform for the end of the semester concert! Stay for the open Jam Session after the performance.

No Cover!
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MATC Group

MATC Group

May 6, 7:00pm

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

Directed by Steve Peplin. We Welcome The MATC group to the Jazz Estate. The students will perform for the end of the semester concert!

No Cover!

6 interested
Jazz Estate Jam Session

Jazz Estate Jam Session

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

The Jazz Estate

No cover

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

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

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

NO COVER, must be 21+ unless arrangements are made prior: info@jazzestate.com
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Funk Night with Araminati

Funk Night with Araminati

May 7, 9:00pm - May 8, 12:00am

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

21+

FREE SHOW!!

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back Aram Feriants to the stage. Funk Night....come get your groove on!

Araminati bringing funky soulful grooves back to the Jazz Estate alongside his musical family and friends.

Aram Feriants Guitar
Calvin Turner Bass
Quinten Farr Keys
Dee Cee Drums
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Larry Tresp Trio

Larry Tresp Trio

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

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back the Larry Tresp Trio. Come chill to the sounds of a fantastic Trio playing the classic standards.

No Cover!

Larry Tresp (Bass)
James Sodke (Keys)
David Bayles (Drums)
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Naomi Ayala Trio

Naomi Ayala Trio

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

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

You must check out Naomi Ayala! She crushed it on her debut at the Jazz Estate.... back by popular demand! Naomi Ayala on vocals and percussion: listen to hip hop, jazz and pop classics with the spice of Afro-Puerto Rican rhythms.
Cesar Martinez - guitar
Nicholas David - Bass
Naomi Ayala-Percussion.
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Donna Woodall Group

Donna Woodall Group

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

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

Donna Woodall and her group joins us for a night of pop, jazz, and R&B.
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Donna Woodall presents lush, intimate vocals with every performance and has established herself as a talented singer, bandleader, and songwriter on the Midwest music scene.

She skillfully blends the musical styles of artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman and Esperanza Spalding with elements of traditional jazz, blues, and what she affectionately calls "soulful folk." The result? A fresh, new feel on familiar pop songs. Audiences are delighted by her eclectic song selections, cool and creative renditions of classic hits, and her bold moves into different music genres.

Donna's talents also come alive on her self-produced album, "The Subject Love." This labor of love let her flex her songwriting muscle, showcasing her original material.

Performing at several of Milwaukee's most prestigious events and festivals, Donna has gathered a dedicated following. Masterful delivery and a captivating stage performance set Donna apart from the rest.
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Late Night Session Milwaukee Jazz Vision Quartet

Late Night Session Milwaukee Jazz Vision Quartet

May 10, 11:30pm - May 11, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the MKE Jazz Visions Quartet to the stage:

Jonathan Greenstein Tenor
Tomas Antonic Guitar
Tim Ipsen Bass
Mitch Shiner Drums

Not surprisingly, Milwaukee is in the midst of a renaissance for Jazz and Creative Improvised music. Like craft breweries and cocktails, dining, fashion and film, this scene is pushing the limits of what we think the city of Milwaukee is.
The MKE Visions Collective is a group committed to exploring what Jazz can be, presenting a younger generation of creative musicians with old and new connections to Milwaukee. The band focuses on new visions and sophisticated arrangements, full of soul and heartfelt improvisation. Each member of the band contributes to the MKE Visions Collective songbook, celebrating the diversity of styles and nuance the Milwaukee scene has to offer. It's a new vision for what Milwaukee Jazz can be in the 21st century.
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Russ Nolan(NYC) and the Johannes Wallmann Trio

Russ Nolan(NYC) and the Johannes Wallmann Trio

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

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome NYC Saxophonist
Russ Nolan to the Estate stage!

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Russ Nolan: Voted onto DownBeat magazine’s Rising Star Annual Critics Poll the last two years and featured in the 2016 September Indie Life section, Russ Nolan’s music is often described as High-Energy Modern Jazz that both satisfies the intellect of its musical peers and speaks to everyone on a soulful level. Called a ‘renaissance man’ by those close to him, he has taken his experiences in sports, martial arts, business, after-school program volunteering, music education, and other activities to relate to a wider audience. His 2016 release of Sanctuary from the Ordinary – Live at Firehouse 12 was voted onto DownBeat’s Best of 2016
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Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Trane Tracks

Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Trane Tracks

May 11, 11:30pm - May 12, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome saxophonist Jesse Montijo to the stage to celebrate the music of John Coltrane!
TRIBUTE TO TRANE
Line up TBA

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Mom's Day Matinee

Mom's Day Matinee

May 12, 6:00pm - May 12, 10:00pm

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

Bring your mom! But you don't have to! We want to bask in the presence of all people! There will be a festive drink menu!

Proud to be partnering with Riverwest FemFest and Twisted Path Distillery to bring you a few Mom's day surprises. More community partnerships to be announced soon!

$7 // 21+

Caley Conway takes the stage in candy apple red, slinging a matching telecaster and a new set of rules for the singer/songwriter paradigm. Rooted in folk but hardly bound to it, her inventive style ranges from jazz to post-rock, hints at the familiar, and embraces a dissonant beauty. The Milwaukee natives breezy voice and disarming wit belie a deep complexity that has earned her praise as the next big thing in folk music by No Depression Magazine. Paste Magazine praised her 2016 full-length Silk for Life as an ambitious piece that puts Conway on the map." 2018 saw her sharing stages with the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Joan Shelley and more. Her new EP, "Surrounded Middle," is out April 18th.

"Across six songs, Conway... conveys a depth, versatility and creativity other bigger name folk artists could only dream of conjuring across a full-length project."
-Piet Levy, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pat Keen - Pat Keen's songs are vast with an underlying restlessness. Magnetic, like a soft conversation with an old friend, he pushes and pulls, ultimately guiding you down the meandering path of your own experience. Grounded in folk with a pop-sensibility, his sound volleys between quiet reflection and technical bravado. Lyrically, Pat writes from a rhythmic mindset then subconsciously molds syllables into meaning that resemble a sense of personal growth while maintaining a whimsical disposition. 2017's Albatross finds comfort in mixed meters and sophisticated harmonies, showcasing his roots in jazz.

Nickel&Rose have influences that span the spectrum of American music. Carls background brings elements of West African music and Blues while Johanna brings her experience playing Bluegrass, Folk and Jazz. From loss to heart break to love, Nickel&Rose address the human experience with gentle harmonies and soul stirring cries. With a shared appreciation for traditional music and a desire to break rules, the two have created a unique sound that embodies Americanas past and future.
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UWM Combo

UWM Combo

May 13, 7:00pm - May 13, 8:00pm

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

Under the direction of Dave Bayles. The Jazz Estate is happy to have the UWM Combo group back onto the stage. This performance is before the Mark Davis Trio

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Mark Davis Trio

Mark Davis Trio

May 13, 8:30pm - May 13, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

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

Mark Davis - piano, Jeff Hamann - bass, David Bayles - drums
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Sweet Sheiks

Sweet Sheiks

May 14, 9:00pm - May 14, 11:00pm

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

21+

Refreshingly Vintage sounds!

No Cover!

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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".
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Juhani Jazz Trio

Juhani Jazz Trio

May 15, 8:00pm - May 15, 11:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the Juhani Jazz Trio
Featuring Louie Schurrer-Guitar/Bass, Aaron Montreal-Vibraphone, Alex Quade-Drums

Louie, Aaron, and Alex all study jazz in college, and love to explore common jazz standards in a new minimalist way. While also composing original tunes, this group draws inspiration from John Raymond and the Real Feels, Pat Metheny, and The Bad Plus. For this show, new material will be debuted, as well as new arrangements in preparation for an EP release.
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May Flowers with Robin Pluer

May Flowers with Robin Pluer

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

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

May Flowers with Robin Pluer's passion for putting her unique spin on standard tunes with soul and throw in a French twist or two! Featuring Juli Wood's fantastic sax and vocals, Connie Grauer's keyboard genius and Kim Zick's funkiness. Don't miss this!

$15 General Admission Tickets available soon
Very Limited Reserved VIP Seating Available
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Joshua Catania CD release "Open to Now"

Joshua Catania CD release "Open to Now"

May 17, 6:00pm - May 17, 7:45pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to have Joshua Catania debut his album: Open to Now (Shifting Paradigm Records)
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Joshua Catania - piano
Dave Miller - guitar
John Christensen - bass
Devin Drobka - drums
****An emerging artist in the Milwaukee music community, 18-year-old pianist Joshua Catania presents an evocative batch of character pieces on his debut album, Open To Now.

Catania has developed an intriguing, individualistic style of improvising, composing, and playing the piano. He has embarked on a musical journey guided by his thirst for sincerity and self-discovery. Teaming up with some of the most imaginative musicians in the region, Catania has set out to capture and explore the inspiration that exists in his daily life. The result is stunning. In his work on Open To Now, Catania has drawn influence from the elusive self-expression of Carla Bley, the nuanced melodicism of Johann Sebastian Bach, and the full-hearted improvisation of Bud Powell, Andrew Hill, and Paul Bley. Catania’s compositions and improvisations pay homage to these important artists and their commitment to the delicate beauty of the moment.
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Ben Paterson Trio (New York)

Ben Paterson Trio (New York)

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

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

'As soulful a pianist and organist as exists anywhere.' - Downbeat Magazine..... join us as we welcome, from New York City, pianist Ben Paterson.

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.


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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 17, 11:30pm - May 18, 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 first 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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Chris Madsen Quartet (Chicago)

Chris Madsen Quartet (Chicago)

May 18, 8:00pm - May 18, 11:00pm

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

We are pleased to welcome World-Class Chris Madsen on Tenor Sax and his Quartet to the Estate stage!
Chris Madsen Tenor Sax
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Christopher Madsen’s credits as a saxophonist include performances and recordings with Paul Simon, Bobby Short, Wynton Marsalis, Victor Goines, Jef Hamilton, Lage Lund,
Michael Dease, and Jon Irabagon. He is a published composer wit Kendor Music, Inc., the UNC Jazz Press, and Walrus Music. From 2008 to 2014, he served as Jazz Studies Coordinator for Northwestern University and is currently the Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Madsen is a Rico Reed clinician and member of the College Music Society, NAfME, National Educator’s Association, and JEN.

He has presented clinics, conducted ensembles, and performed at numerous JEN conferences, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and the Illinois Music Educators’ Association’s All-State Conference. He is one of the most in-demand and versatile
saxophonists in Chicago, maintaining an active performance schedule and private studio, and directs the Jazz Program at Midwest Young Artists in Highwood, IL.

chrismadsen.net
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Late Night Session Dan Schneck Quartet

Late Night Session Dan Schneck Quartet

May 18, 11:30pm - May 19, 1:30am

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

Late Night Sessions! Come check out the organ sounds with the Dan Schneck Organ Quartet
Eric Jacobson Trumpet, Mike Standal Guitar, Dave Bayles Drums

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Shorewood H.S. Jazz Ensemble

Shorewood H.S. Jazz Ensemble

May 20, 7:00pm - May 20, 8:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to have Shorewood High School Jazz program perform on the Stage! Continue to hang out Jam at the Latin Jam Session

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Latin Jam Session

Latin Jam Session

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

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

No cover

Cecilio Negrón Jr. joins us for our Latin Jam Session- one of our favorite nights of the month! Stop in to play or just to listen, either way it will be an unforgettable night of latin music.
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The Erotic Adventures Of The Static Chicken

The Erotic Adventures Of The Static Chicken

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!

Isaiah Joshua live!

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

$7 cover

Come enjoy authentic SWEET SOUL MUSIC here at The Estate.

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+
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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:
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

21+
$7 Cover


Mr. Grillo's 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 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 announced in the near future. Mr. Grillo will be debuting a new original song which will take him to an even higher level in his career.

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
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.
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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Aaron Parks- Little Big

Aaron Parks- Little Big

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

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

Tickets will be available Soon!
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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Orrin Evans Trio

Orrin Evans Trio

Jul 18, 7:30pm - Jul 18, 11:30pm

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

Tickets will be available soon!
For more than two decades, Orrin Evans has made an art form of the unexpected. With more than 25 albums to his credit without ever relying on the support of a major label, Evans has become the model of a fiercely independent artist who’s made a habit of rattling the jazz world’s confining cages. That determination has paid off in accolades like topping the “Rising Star Pianist” category in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll.

As a daring pianist, Evans combines raw-edged vigor and left-field nuance into a sound wholly his own. As an adventurous composer he traverses stylistic boundaries with abandon, drawing on full-throttle swing, deep rooted blues, expressive soul or bracing excursions into the avant-garde. As an audacious bandleader, he delights in daring fellow musicians to take bold risks, whether in mutable small group settings or his raucous Captain Black Big Band. As an inventive collaborator, his projects range from the nerve-rattling collective trio Tarbaby to the latest twist in his never predictable story, becoming the first new member to join The Bad Plus in the band’s nearly 20-year history.

Evans’ broad-minded, provocative approach has led to a stunning variety of collaborations with a who’s-who of modern jazz including Nicholas Payton, Sean Jones, Oliver Lake, JD Allen, Christian McBride, Eric Revis, Buster Williams, Karriem Riggins, Bill Stewart, Nasheet Waits, Kevin Eubanks and Kurt Rosenwinkel, among countless others.

In 2018 Evans relaunched his Imani Records label with a newfound focus on projects by young, innovative musicians, beginning with albums by saxophonist Caleb Wheeler Curtis and bassist Jonathan Michel. He’s also produced recordings by JD Walter, Denise King, Joanna Pascale, Sharel Cassity, and Eric Revis.

Evans pays homage to his mentors and influences while passing the torch to new generations. He’s recently performed concerts paying homage to the late Geri Allen alongside drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and a celebration of the centennial of Thelonious Monk at Duke University, along with curating concert series at Philly’s South and New York’s Smoke. As an educator he directed the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Jazz Standards and taught at Connecticut’s Litchfield Jazz Camp.
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David Bayles Trio

David Bayles Trio

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

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome David Bayles's Trio to the stage!
Dan Chase Organ
Mattew Rotker guitar
Dave Bayles Drummer/Educator
Bayles has performed with:
Eric Alexander, Lynne Arriale, Peter Bernstein, Rick Germanson, Benny Golson, Barry Harris, David Hazeltine, Slide Hampton, Brian Lynch, James Moody, Melvin Rhyne, Charles McPherson, Joe Magnarelli, Kevin Mahogany, Jack McDuff, Jim Pugh, Kim Richmond, Melvin Rhyne, Phil Woods...
Dave has recorded with: Rick Germanson, Brian Lynch, Luis Diaz, Doug Lawrence, Eric Jacobson, Melvin Rhyne, Eric Schoor, Dan Trudell, Steve Wiest, Juli Wood, and many jazz education recordings for Hal Leonard Music Publishing.
In addition to his performance schedule, Dave is on the faculty of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin Parkside (Kenosha,WI)
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Jonathan Greenstein (Israel/NYC/MKE)

Jonathan Greenstein (Israel/NYC/MKE)

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

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

21+
$13 cover, includes late night set

The Estate is excited to welcome Jonathan Greenstein back to the Estate stage for an evening of world class jazz.


Inspired as much by Lester Young as he is by Robert Glasper, saxophonist / composer Jonathan Greenstein's soft voice is as passionate as it is emotional, as corporal as it is a dream.

"Delicate and haunting"

"It's intelligent in its complexity... it's intelligent in its accessibility" - Archaic Pop

"A rich and inviting tone" - Jazz Weekly

"Here's a vision we can appreciate" - the Midwest Record

Arriving at a distinctive sound that’s relevant to the wider music audience, Greenstein’s beat emphasizes song, lyricism and space. It is soulfully sophisticated, a sound between nostalgia and forward motion. For Greenstein, it’s bigger than Jazz, and he’s on a mission to bring the people with him.

"Real feeling of gravitas, beauty and depth... Truly mesmerizing" - Mike Sims, A Slice Of Jazz

"A great saxophonist ... Contemporary jazz at its best" - Ruth Fisher, Notes & Tones

Jonathan's new EP - Vol 2 is out now and made Spotify's "State of Jazz" playlist on its first weekend. With 4 originals and a cover of James Blake's "Retrograde", it offers a 20 minute musical adventure filled with thought, emotion and inspiration.
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Late Night Session Jon Lovas Qtet

Late Night Session Jon Lovas Qtet

Apr 26, 11:30pm - Apr 27, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate welcomes back the Jon Lovas Quartet to the late night session where they will be playing their favorite jazz standards and exploring the Great American Songbook. Compositions by Ammons, Coltrane, Ellington, and Lovas.... See MoreSee Less

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MKE Jazz Vision Quartet

MKE Jazz Vision Quartet

Apr 27, 8:00pm - Apr 27, 11:00pm

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

Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the MKE Jazz Visions Quartet to the stage:

Jonathan Greenstein Tenor
Tomas Antonic Guitar
Tim Ipsen Bass
Mitch Shiner Drums

Not surprisingly, Milwaukee is in the midst of a renaissance for Jazz and Creative Improvised music. Like craft breweries and cocktails, dining, fashion and film, this scene is pushing the limits of what we think the city of Milwaukee is.
The MKE Visions Collective is a group committed to exploring what Jazz can be, presenting a younger generation of creative musicians with old and new connections to Milwaukee. The band focuses on new visions and sophisticated arrangements, full of soul and heartfelt improvisation. Each member of the band contributes to the MKE Visions Collective songbook, celebrating the diversity of styles and nuance the Milwaukee scene has to offer. It's a new vision for what Milwaukee Jazz can be in the 21st century.
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Late Night Session Dan Schneck Trio

Late Night Session Dan Schneck Trio

Apr 27, 11:30pm - Apr 28, 1:30am

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

$5 cover

The Jazz Estate is excited for the Dan Schneck Trio to take the stage for the Late night Sessions.
Dan Schneck Organ and Steve Peplin guitar and Jeremy Kunzniar Drums

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Cairns + Hello Death

Cairns + Hello Death

Apr 28, 7:00pm - Apr 28, 10:00pm

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

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Cairns: cairnsmke.bandcamp.com/

"blissful dream-pop spiked with soft and loud extremes and weird, loungy digressions" -Shepherd Express

Hello Death: hellodeath.bandcamp.com/

"...combines elements of folk, rock, choral and baroque. In spirit, it is not that dissimilar to heavy metal. Menace lies just beneath Hello Death's elegant, ornate surface” -Wisconsin Gazette

7pm/7dollars

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Acoustic Night Joe Wray

Acoustic Night Joe Wray

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

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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Live at The Jazz Estate: B~Free & Quinten Farr Duo

Live at The Jazz Estate: B~Free & Quinten Farr Duo

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

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

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

SHOW: 8PM | NO COVER | 21+

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


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

Smith & Binder Jazz plays the Jazz Estate!

May 1, 8:00pm - May 1, 11:00pm

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

We are thrilled to share our debut performance at THE Milwaukee Jazz establishment! Linda, Mark and I will be performing our unique blend of jazz standards, Great American Songbook and gypsy jazz selections. We hope you can join us!... See MoreSee Less

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Mitch Shiner Latin Vibes with Michael Spiro

Mitch Shiner Latin Vibes with Michael Spiro

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

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

Don't miss this Show! Mitch Shiner Latin vibes and his Quintet featuring Michael Spiro!

$8 cover

Known for his work in the Latin music field, Michael Spiro is an internationally recognized percussionist, educator, and recording artist.

Michael is a ten-time Grammy nominee, and has produced seminal recordings in the Latin music genre such as “Canto América,” “BataKetu,” “Bata-Mbira,” “The Latin Tinge," and “Grupo Ilu-Aña." His performing and recording credits cover an array of internationally known artists: from such pop artists as David Byrne, Carlos Santana, and Charlie Watts, to Latin music icons Eddie Palmieri, Israel Lopez (Cachao), and Richard Egues, to such jazz luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Hutcherson, and McCoy Tyner. He has an extensive film score resume, and wrote several arrangements for the Tony award winning Broadway show BLAST!

In 2011 Michael was appointed Associate Professor of Percussion at Indiana University, where he has developed the curriculum for Latin music and culture in both the percussion and jazz departments. He has written, performed, and produced several critically acclaimed instructional books and DVDs on percussion, and nine years ago launched two ground-breaking educational websites which offer complete instruction on Cuban and Brazilian percussion over the internet: CongaMasterClass.com and SambaMasterClass.com. Michael continues to be in demand as a guest artist at universities worldwide, and is a frequent presenter at national and statewide conventions of the Percussive Arts Society.

Michael remains an extremely active recording artist — in 2017 his CD “Canto America” (produced with his long time working partner Wayne Wallace) received widespread international acclaim and was nominated for a 2017 Grammy in the Latin Jazz category. His most recent project “BÁKINI En el Nuevo Mundo” (produced with Joe Galvin) has an official release date of September 21st, 2017, and is further testimony to the depth and complexity of Michael’s recording and artistic skills.

As a performer, he co-leads one of the only remaining charanga groups in the United States, “Orquesta La Moderna Tradición”, and also is the co-director (along with the great Santana percussionist Karl Perazzo) of an “all star” conjunto in the San Francisco Bay Area—“Conjunto Karabali.” Finally, he holds the conga drum chair in the internationally acclaimed (and 2011, 2014, and 2015 Grammy nominated) “Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet,” which continues to record and perform throughout the United States.
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Mike Harmon Vinyl/CD Album - One Song

Mike Harmon Vinyl/CD Album - One Song

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

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

Mike Harmon Vinyl/CD Album Release - One Song
*****
Mike Harmon - Bass
Dan Pierson - Piano
Greg Tuohey - Guitar
Matt Carroll - Drums
Bassist Mike Harmon with his frequent bandmates guitarist Greg Tuohey, pianist Dan Pierson and drummer Matt Carrol create an entrancing experience of this moment's jazz – freshly innovative but grounded in tradition, reflective and exploratory yet transparent and soothing – throughout One Song, their third album. Having already recorded Greg's music (under his own name in 2013, as First) and Dan's (Quartet, of 2016), the four players here address Mike's compositions with impressive empathy, arriving at a group sensibility and sound that expands as its threads wend from start to finish. Such ensemble efforts require interactive sensitivity from all participants, and Harmon, Tuohey, Pierson and Carrol prove more than equal to the challenge. This quartet spins spells that keep us in suspense and thrall from what appear to be mere hints of composed material. -Howard Mandel President of Jazz Journalist Association
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Late Night Session Ben Dameron Quartet

Late Night Session Ben Dameron Quartet

May 3, 11:30pm - May 4, 1:30am

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

Stop by for a late night shot of hot jazz as some of Milwaukee’s finest play the music of Django Reinhardt and beyond!

24 interested  ·  3 going
Janet Planet with Mike Kubicki group

Janet Planet with Mike Kubicki group

May 4, 8:00pm - May 4, 11:00pm

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

Tickets available soon!

Janet Planet w/ Mike Kubicki Group - Tribute To Nancy Wilson
I often recall a quote by Della Reese. When asked about being a jazz vocalist she said, “I like to be called a working singer.” That sentiment has resonated with me throughout my 25-year career.

With a reverence for jazz singing, my influences span many styles. “Jazz keeps me interested,” to coin a phrase from my friend, Karrin Allyson. Early influences were Joni Mitchell, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt…and anything else my 5 siblings were listening to at the time.


I started by singing folk songs – making my way through the club circuit and all the musical genres that kept us working. Then I remember hearing Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly for the first time. That legendary 1962 album changed my vocal palate most abruptly. Nancy’s straight-tone drew me in and lead me to a style of singing that was more lyrically based.

I love words. My interpretations are based not only on meaning, but also on the way words feel as they fall out of my mouth. I’m fascinated by the vibrations of consonants and the nakedness of vowels…the envelope of a diphthong and the connection of words – one image at a time. I revel in the power of the blues and the eternal pursuit of pocketing a groove. All dangling carrots that feed the element of “divine dissatisfaction.”
A lifetime later, that gift of creativity still leaves me feeling childlike. And, each musical experience, recording or performance, is like a bright new crayon in my Crayola box.

The honor of being accepted by musicians and listeners alike is not taken lightly. When you get to a certain point in a singing career, yes, it is about “working.” But it’s also about breathing life in to each moment…breathing honesty into a lyric…and hopefully, breathing love into a listener’s ear.
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Late Night Session Jack Reed Group

Late Night Session Jack Reed Group

May 4, 11:30pm - May 5, 1:30am

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

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

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MATC Group

MATC Group

May 6, 7:00pm - May 6, 8:00pm

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

Directed by Steve Peplin. We Welcome The MATC group to the Jazz Estate. The students will perform for the end of the semester concert! Stay for the open Jam Session after the performance.

No Cover!
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MATC Group

MATC Group

May 6, 7:00pm

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

Directed by Steve Peplin. We Welcome The MATC group to the Jazz Estate. The students will perform for the end of the semester concert!

No Cover!

6 interested
Jazz Estate Jam Session

Jazz Estate Jam Session

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

The Jazz Estate

No cover

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

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

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

NO COVER, must be 21+ unless arrangements are made prior: info@jazzestate.com
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Funk Night with Araminati

Funk Night with Araminati

May 7, 9:00pm - May 8, 12:00am

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

21+

FREE SHOW!!

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back Aram Feriants to the stage. Funk Night....come get your groove on!

Araminati bringing funky soulful grooves back to the Jazz Estate alongside his musical family and friends.

Aram Feriants Guitar
Calvin Turner Bass
Quinten Farr Keys
Dee Cee Drums
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Larry Tresp Trio

Larry Tresp Trio

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

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome back the Larry Tresp Trio. Come chill to the sounds of a fantastic Trio playing the classic standards.

No Cover!

Larry Tresp (Bass)
James Sodke (Keys)
David Bayles (Drums)
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Naomi Ayala Trio

Naomi Ayala Trio

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

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

You must check out Naomi Ayala! She crushed it on her debut at the Jazz Estate.... back by popular demand! Naomi Ayala on vocals and percussion: listen to hip hop, jazz and pop classics with the spice of Afro-Puerto Rican rhythms.
Cesar Martinez - guitar
Nicholas David - Bass
Naomi Ayala-Percussion.
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Donna Woodall Group

Donna Woodall Group

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

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

Donna Woodall and her group joins us for a night of pop, jazz, and R&B.
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Donna Woodall presents lush, intimate vocals with every performance and has established herself as a talented singer, bandleader, and songwriter on the Midwest music scene.

She skillfully blends the musical styles of artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman and Esperanza Spalding with elements of traditional jazz, blues, and what she affectionately calls "soulful folk." The result? A fresh, new feel on familiar pop songs. Audiences are delighted by her eclectic song selections, cool and creative renditions of classic hits, and her bold moves into different music genres.

Donna's talents also come alive on her self-produced album, "The Subject Love." This labor of love let her flex her songwriting muscle, showcasing her original material.

Performing at several of Milwaukee's most prestigious events and festivals, Donna has gathered a dedicated following. Masterful delivery and a captivating stage performance set Donna apart from the rest.
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Late Night Session Milwaukee Jazz Vision Quartet

Late Night Session Milwaukee Jazz Vision Quartet

May 10, 11:30pm - May 11, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the MKE Jazz Visions Quartet to the stage:

Jonathan Greenstein Tenor
Tomas Antonic Guitar
Tim Ipsen Bass
Mitch Shiner Drums

Not surprisingly, Milwaukee is in the midst of a renaissance for Jazz and Creative Improvised music. Like craft breweries and cocktails, dining, fashion and film, this scene is pushing the limits of what we think the city of Milwaukee is.
The MKE Visions Collective is a group committed to exploring what Jazz can be, presenting a younger generation of creative musicians with old and new connections to Milwaukee. The band focuses on new visions and sophisticated arrangements, full of soul and heartfelt improvisation. Each member of the band contributes to the MKE Visions Collective songbook, celebrating the diversity of styles and nuance the Milwaukee scene has to offer. It's a new vision for what Milwaukee Jazz can be in the 21st century.
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Russ Nolan(NYC) and the Johannes Wallmann Trio

Russ Nolan(NYC) and the Johannes Wallmann Trio

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

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome NYC Saxophonist
Russ Nolan to the Estate stage!

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Russ Nolan: Voted onto DownBeat magazine’s Rising Star Annual Critics Poll the last two years and featured in the 2016 September Indie Life section, Russ Nolan’s music is often described as High-Energy Modern Jazz that both satisfies the intellect of its musical peers and speaks to everyone on a soulful level. Called a ‘renaissance man’ by those close to him, he has taken his experiences in sports, martial arts, business, after-school program volunteering, music education, and other activities to relate to a wider audience. His 2016 release of Sanctuary from the Ordinary – Live at Firehouse 12 was voted onto DownBeat’s Best of 2016
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Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Trane Tracks

Late Night Session Jesse Montijo Trane Tracks

May 11, 11:30pm - May 12, 1:30am

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome saxophonist Jesse Montijo to the stage to celebrate the music of John Coltrane!
TRIBUTE TO TRANE
Line up TBA

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Mom's Day Matinee

Mom's Day Matinee

May 12, 6:00pm - May 12, 10:00pm

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

Bring your mom! But you don't have to! We want to bask in the presence of all people! There will be a festive drink menu!

Proud to be partnering with Riverwest FemFest and Twisted Path Distillery to bring you a few Mom's day surprises. More community partnerships to be announced soon!

$7 // 21+

Caley Conway takes the stage in candy apple red, slinging a matching telecaster and a new set of rules for the singer/songwriter paradigm. Rooted in folk but hardly bound to it, her inventive style ranges from jazz to post-rock, hints at the familiar, and embraces a dissonant beauty. The Milwaukee natives breezy voice and disarming wit belie a deep complexity that has earned her praise as the next big thing in folk music by No Depression Magazine. Paste Magazine praised her 2016 full-length Silk for Life as an ambitious piece that puts Conway on the map." 2018 saw her sharing stages with the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Joan Shelley and more. Her new EP, "Surrounded Middle," is out April 18th.

"Across six songs, Conway... conveys a depth, versatility and creativity other bigger name folk artists could only dream of conjuring across a full-length project."
-Piet Levy, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pat Keen - Pat Keen's songs are vast with an underlying restlessness. Magnetic, like a soft conversation with an old friend, he pushes and pulls, ultimately guiding you down the meandering path of your own experience. Grounded in folk with a pop-sensibility, his sound volleys between quiet reflection and technical bravado. Lyrically, Pat writes from a rhythmic mindset then subconsciously molds syllables into meaning that resemble a sense of personal growth while maintaining a whimsical disposition. 2017's Albatross finds comfort in mixed meters and sophisticated harmonies, showcasing his roots in jazz.

Nickel&Rose have influences that span the spectrum of American music. Carls background brings elements of West African music and Blues while Johanna brings her experience playing Bluegrass, Folk and Jazz. From loss to heart break to love, Nickel&Rose address the human experience with gentle harmonies and soul stirring cries. With a shared appreciation for traditional music and a desire to break rules, the two have created a unique sound that embodies Americanas past and future.
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UWM Combo

UWM Combo

May 13, 7:00pm - May 13, 8:00pm

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

Under the direction of Dave Bayles. The Jazz Estate is happy to have the UWM Combo group back onto the stage. This performance is before the Mark Davis Trio

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Mark Davis Trio

Mark Davis Trio

May 13, 8:30pm - May 13, 11:30pm

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

$5 cover

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

Mark Davis - piano, Jeff Hamann - bass, David Bayles - drums
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Sweet Sheiks

Sweet Sheiks

May 14, 9:00pm - May 14, 11:00pm

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

21+

Refreshingly Vintage sounds!

No Cover!

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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".
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Juhani Jazz Trio

Juhani Jazz Trio

May 15, 8:00pm - May 15, 11:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to welcome the Juhani Jazz Trio
Featuring Louie Schurrer-Guitar/Bass, Aaron Montreal-Vibraphone, Alex Quade-Drums

Louie, Aaron, and Alex all study jazz in college, and love to explore common jazz standards in a new minimalist way. While also composing original tunes, this group draws inspiration from John Raymond and the Real Feels, Pat Metheny, and The Bad Plus. For this show, new material will be debuted, as well as new arrangements in preparation for an EP release.
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May Flowers with Robin Pluer

May Flowers with Robin Pluer

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

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

May Flowers with Robin Pluer's passion for putting her unique spin on standard tunes with soul and throw in a French twist or two! Featuring Juli Wood's fantastic sax and vocals, Connie Grauer's keyboard genius and Kim Zick's funkiness. Don't miss this!

$15 General Admission Tickets available soon
Very Limited Reserved VIP Seating Available
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Joshua Catania CD release "Open to Now"

Joshua Catania CD release "Open to Now"

May 17, 6:00pm - May 17, 7:45pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to have Joshua Catania debut his album: Open to Now (Shifting Paradigm Records)
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Joshua Catania - piano
Dave Miller - guitar
John Christensen - bass
Devin Drobka - drums
****An emerging artist in the Milwaukee music community, 18-year-old pianist Joshua Catania presents an evocative batch of character pieces on his debut album, Open To Now.

Catania has developed an intriguing, individualistic style of improvising, composing, and playing the piano. He has embarked on a musical journey guided by his thirst for sincerity and self-discovery. Teaming up with some of the most imaginative musicians in the region, Catania has set out to capture and explore the inspiration that exists in his daily life. The result is stunning. In his work on Open To Now, Catania has drawn influence from the elusive self-expression of Carla Bley, the nuanced melodicism of Johann Sebastian Bach, and the full-hearted improvisation of Bud Powell, Andrew Hill, and Paul Bley. Catania’s compositions and improvisations pay homage to these important artists and their commitment to the delicate beauty of the moment.
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Ben Paterson Trio (New York)

Ben Paterson Trio (New York)

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

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

'As soulful a pianist and organist as exists anywhere.' - Downbeat Magazine..... join us as we welcome, from New York City, pianist Ben Paterson.

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.


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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 17, 11:30pm - May 18, 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 first 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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Chris Madsen Quartet (Chicago)

Chris Madsen Quartet (Chicago)

May 18, 8:00pm - May 18, 11:00pm

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

We are pleased to welcome World-Class Chris Madsen on Tenor Sax and his Quartet to the Estate stage!
Chris Madsen Tenor Sax
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Christopher Madsen’s credits as a saxophonist include performances and recordings with Paul Simon, Bobby Short, Wynton Marsalis, Victor Goines, Jef Hamilton, Lage Lund,
Michael Dease, and Jon Irabagon. He is a published composer wit Kendor Music, Inc., the UNC Jazz Press, and Walrus Music. From 2008 to 2014, he served as Jazz Studies Coordinator for Northwestern University and is currently the Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Madsen is a Rico Reed clinician and member of the College Music Society, NAfME, National Educator’s Association, and JEN.

He has presented clinics, conducted ensembles, and performed at numerous JEN conferences, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and the Illinois Music Educators’ Association’s All-State Conference. He is one of the most in-demand and versatile
saxophonists in Chicago, maintaining an active performance schedule and private studio, and directs the Jazz Program at Midwest Young Artists in Highwood, IL.

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Late Night Session Dan Schneck Quartet

Late Night Session Dan Schneck Quartet

May 18, 11:30pm - May 19, 1:30am

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

Late Night Sessions! Come check out the organ sounds with the Dan Schneck Organ Quartet
Eric Jacobson Trumpet, Mike Standal Guitar, Dave Bayles Drums

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Shorewood H.S. Jazz Ensemble

Shorewood H.S. Jazz Ensemble

May 20, 7:00pm - May 20, 8:00pm

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

The Jazz Estate is excited to have Shorewood High School Jazz program perform on the Stage! Continue to hang out Jam at the Latin Jam Session

45 interested  ·  7 going
Latin Jam Session

Latin Jam Session

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

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

No cover

Cecilio Negrón Jr. joins us for our Latin Jam Session- one of our favorite nights of the month! Stop in to play or just to listen, either way it will be an unforgettable night of latin music.
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The Erotic Adventures Of The Static Chicken

The Erotic Adventures Of The Static Chicken

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.

317 interested  ·  31 going
Isaiah Joshua live!

Isaiah Joshua live!

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

$7 cover

Come enjoy authentic SWEET SOUL MUSIC here at The Estate.

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+
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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:
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

37 interested  ·  6 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

21+
$7 Cover


Mr. Grillo's 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 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 announced in the near future. Mr. Grillo will be debuting a new original song which will take him to an even higher level in his career.

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
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.
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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Aaron Parks- Little Big

Aaron Parks- Little Big

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

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

Tickets will be available Soon!
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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Orrin Evans Trio

Orrin Evans Trio

Jul 18, 7:30pm - Jul 18, 11:30pm

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

Tickets will be available soon!
For more than two decades, Orrin Evans has made an art form of the unexpected. With more than 25 albums to his credit without ever relying on the support of a major label, Evans has become the model of a fiercely independent artist who’s made a habit of rattling the jazz world’s confining cages. That determination has paid off in accolades like topping the “Rising Star Pianist” category in the 2018 DownBeat Critics Poll.

As a daring pianist, Evans combines raw-edged vigor and left-field nuance into a sound wholly his own. As an adventurous composer he traverses stylistic boundaries with abandon, drawing on full-throttle swing, deep rooted blues, expressive soul or bracing excursions into the avant-garde. As an audacious bandleader, he delights in daring fellow musicians to take bold risks, whether in mutable small group settings or his raucous Captain Black Big Band. As an inventive collaborator, his projects range from the nerve-rattling collective trio Tarbaby to the latest twist in his never predictable story, becoming the first new member to join The Bad Plus in the band’s nearly 20-year history.

Evans’ broad-minded, provocative approach has led to a stunning variety of collaborations with a who’s-who of modern jazz including Nicholas Payton, Sean Jones, Oliver Lake, JD Allen, Christian McBride, Eric Revis, Buster Williams, Karriem Riggins, Bill Stewart, Nasheet Waits, Kevin Eubanks and Kurt Rosenwinkel, among countless others.

In 2018 Evans relaunched his Imani Records label with a newfound focus on projects by young, innovative musicians, beginning with albums by saxophonist Caleb Wheeler Curtis and bassist Jonathan Michel. He’s also produced recordings by JD Walter, Denise King, Joanna Pascale, Sharel Cassity, and Eric Revis.

Evans pays homage to his mentors and influences while passing the torch to new generations. He’s recently performed concerts paying homage to the late Geri Allen alongside drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and a celebration of the centennial of Thelonious Monk at Duke University, along with curating concert series at Philly’s South and New York’s Smoke. As an educator he directed the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Jazz Standards and taught at Connecticut’s Litchfield Jazz Camp.
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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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