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Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

How the late jazz pianist left his mark on the entire Milwaukee jazz scene

At 4 a.m. on Aug.19, David Hazeltine received a text saying that his friend and mentor Cedar Walton, a giant of jazz piano, had passed away at age 79. Walton’s name doesn't readily elicit a s
05.16.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's near-weekly crosstalk between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we welcome guests Kevin Hayden and Neil Davis for a lively debate about the city's jazz scene. Hayden, drummer for the Kevin Hayden Trio, and Davis,a prolific guitarist and board member of Milwaukee Jazz Vision, are two of the scene's more visib...
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010

Profiles in Music

Live jazz was easier to find in Milwaukee in the 1940s than now—and in easier in the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Perhaps some compensation for the dwindling number of jazz venues came from the solidification of jazz education at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Since the ‘70s some of our...