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Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Manty Ellis takes giant steps for jazz

 Manty Ellis is considered a cornerstone of Milwaukee jazz. In 1970, he co-founded the city’s first jazz program at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, which cultivated many players who went on to become successful here and elsewhere. Now 80 years old, Ellis continues to have an impact as a dedicated performer
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013
 Jazz may not be the music that made Milwaukee famous, but the local scene has been looking vibrant lately. Credit that development to the young generations of musicians who have inherited the scene and made it their own. Enough of the city’s veteran players remain—some

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