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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, June 18, Sugar Blue @ Jazz in the Park, 6:30 p.m. Attempting to establish a nickname for himself as memorable as those of Muddy Waters and Blind Lemon, harmonica wiz James Whiting adopted the moniker Sugar Blue after picking up an old 78 titled Sugar Blues out of a pile of...
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tonight @ Cathedral Square Park, 6:30 p.m.

Formed by two trombonists in Harry Connick’s band, the unfortunately christened Bonerama is a rock band disguised as a jazz band. Though their brass-based line-up suggests jazz, their repertoire leans heavily on classic-rock jams, covering staples from Led Zeppelin, The Edgar Winter Group, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles. Nonetheless, the New Orleans group is a favorite at jazz festivals—they even recorded their latest record, Jazz Fest 2008, at one...
06.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The longstanding knock against Milwaukee�s popular Jazz in the Park concert series is that it rarely books any �real jazz,� which is code for the kind of classic-era Blue Note, hard-bop and cool jazz that the biggest genre enthusiasts love most. Much to the chagrin of these jazz buffs, Jazz in the Park is heavy on funky, Afro-Cuban, salsa-spiked, Blues Hammer-ish, adult-contemporary fusion, but, o...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, June 4, Jazz in the Park w/ Bonifas Quintet @ Cathedral Square Park, 6:30 p.m. Though Milwaukee wasn’t able to sustain a jazz radio station, the Jazz in the Park concert series remains one of the city’s most popular summertime traditions, drawing huge crowds of genre...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Despite all the energy and excitement surrounding our city’s summer events, Milwaukeeans remain a frugal lot, demanding low-cost diversions during the all-too-short warm-weather season. Happily, there are free and low-cost entertainment and activities in spades this summer. Free for all...
01.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Friday dealt another blow to Milwaukee's beleaguered jazz fans: The Pabst Theater announced that, following the resignation of the program's title sponsor, it is canceling its long-running Hal Leonard Jazz Series. "While we will no longer promote the music in a series format, jazz enthusiasts can rest assured that the music will not disappear from our venues," the Pabst Theater Foundation's ex...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

Tonight @ Cathedral Square Park - 6:30 p.m.

The last of the summer’s major concert series comes to a close for the season tonight, when Jazz in the Park packs it in for the year after a 6:30 p.m. performance from the fiery salsa band Nabori at Cathedral Square Park.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008

Tonight @ Cathedral Square Park - 6:30 p.m.

As the weather grows cooler, Jazz in the Park is winding down its long season, hosting the second-to-last concert of its season tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Cathedral Square Park. Tonight’s headliner is Grooveology, a jaunty jazz and rhythm and blues ensemble that divides its time between Chicago and Milwaukee.
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

Tonight @ Cathedral Square Park - 6:30 p.m.

Equipped with their saxophones, trombones and flugelhorns, a dozen-and-a-half women from the Madison area share their love of war-time, big-band-era jazz by performing as the ensemble Ladies Must Swing. Tonight the ladies headline Jazz in the Park in Cathedral Square Park at 6:30 p.m . . .

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