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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tonight @ Cathedral Square Park, 6 p.m.

Cathedral Square Park's free Jazz in the Park concert series continues its season with a performance from Phat Phunktion, a big, brass Madison jazz-funk ensemble that fuses the sounds of '60s soul with Parliament-style freak-outs...
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Neal Chandek talks like a jazz musician—and not just because he occasionally speaks of "cats" when referring to two-legged creatures. The veteran Milwaukee pianist and trumpeter riffs with words and ideas, sending them on extended solo...
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010

Milwaukee guitarist looks back on 40 years

Guitarist and prolific recording artist Jack Grassel had already been playing in bands for several years before 1970, when he was finally asked to write a song. At the time, he was involved in the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s recently inaugurated jazz program. “They decided to have a composers’ concert by faculty members,” he recalls...
12.27.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
This column by Jayson Stark amasses a large number of strange, but true facts from this past baseball season. Some of the feats are truly remarkable.Worth the read....
Monday, Dec. 21, 2009

75 years of great jazz and more

DownBeat is one of the great music fanzine successes and probably the oldest-running publication of its kind. Started in 1934 by devotees of the still-disreputable music called jazz, a sound deemed unworthy of serious consideration in the...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

UWM Presents A Tribute to 1920's Blues

By Russ Bickerstaff
In undergraduate school, I took a course in the history of pop music. It’s kind of surprising that courses like that aren’t closer to the core of a standard liberal arts education. An understanding of the history of contemporary pop gives one a really interesting perspective on what’s going on in the world of contemporary pop culture—makes for a much more literate graduate. Somewhere in t...

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