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02.07.2014 | 68 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's not too often we get good news about the local jazz scene to report, but this week the scene breathed a rare sigh of relief when it was revealed that the Jazz Estate will be staying put. Co-owner Brian Sanders put the bar on the market last fall with hopes a future owner would retain its focus on live jazz, but the longer the bar sat on the market the less likely that ideal outcome seemed. Th...
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
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, June 11, Fat Maw Rooney w/ Euforquestra @ The Miramar Theatre, 9 p.m. Though the re-emergence of Phish as a touring act this summer after a long slumber might threaten to steal the spotlight from other bands of a similar jam persuasion, Fat Maw Rooney shouldn't...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
From catching an awesome club, theater or co-op concert to hanging out with other locals in your favorite neighborhood haunt of choice, Milwaukee's options for fun are increasingly abundant as the sun goes down. While no neighborhood is completely genre-specific, the residents of each do take pride in their own unique flavor. Milwaukee has always been known for impressive bar-per-capita numbers. This is perhaps most evident in the student- and campus oriented East Side, with the Jazz Estate and Vox being the quieter and relaxed alternative to the louder and rowdier BBC and Cans...
Friday, April 17, 2009

Movie premiere at the Jazz Estate

Based on a true story, the Soloist stars Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr., the movie will premiere in Milwaukee's Jazz Estate on Friday, April 17. The movie is about a Los Angeles Journalist (Robert Downey Jr.), who befriends a schizophrenic homless ...
Monday, Jan. 5, 2009

Tonight @ the Jazz Estate - 9:30 p.m.

As they do every Monday night at the Jazz Estate, local singer-songwriter Marc Ballini, a guitarist/pianist who took home the Shepherd’s 2006 Best Of Milwaukee award for Acoustic Performer, and Ryan Ogburn, the accomplished mandolinist from the local bluegrass ensemble Stealin’ Strings, share a laid-back, collaborative set of soulful, jazzy music tonight at 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008

Tonight @ the Jazz Estate - 10 p.m.

Every Tuesday, an energetic ensemble known as the Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken convenes for one of the city’s most popular nights of free music. Borrowing liberally from the confident, bass-driven swagger of funk, the gritty undertones of the blues and the guitar bravado of ’70s jazz-rock fusion, this . . .
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008

Tonight @ the Jazz Estate - 9:30 p.m.

In the quarter-century or so since he graduated from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Milwaukee native Brian Lynch has been a member of the Horace Silver Quintet, the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra and Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and played with Benny Golson, Phil Woods, Prince and Maxwell . . .
Monday, Aug. 11, 2008

Tonight @ the Jazz Estate - 10 p.m.

Blessed with a big, soulful voice, singer Kris Crow, who accompanies himself on guitar or piano, can not only do justice to jazz staples and classics by Al Green and Stevie Wonder, but also hold his own tackling rock standards by artists like Led Zeppelin. Crow, who gigs regularly with musicians from all . . .
Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008

Tonight @ the Jazz Estate - 10 p.m.

As the Jazz Estate’s resident blues musician, guitarist Matt Hendricks has a lot of ground to cover. While sometimes overshadowed by another regularly billed Estate giant, Evan Christian, Hendricks is no less talented when it comes to guitar. With a repertoire including Mississippi John Hurt, and other blues . . .

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