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03.31.2014 | 15 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Cathedral Square Park's popular Jazz in the Park concert series will return for another year of wine sipping, picnic baskets and performances that may or may not include actual jazz this summer. This year's lineup features a number of returning headliners, including KingSolomon, Paul Spencer Band, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys and AhVantSoul feat. Jon Pierre Gee & Kat Web...
02.05.2014 | 69 days ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Kristina Byas
Herbs de Provence-infused Rehorst Citrus and Honey Vodka, fresh lemon juice, black pepper syrup, balsamic vinegar and muddled strawberries are the ingredients that make up Red Star Cocktail Club’s $10 cocktail, Missed Connection. As with all of their cocktails, the ingredients are creative and daring, but they are sure to make a lasting impression on those curious enough to sample the unusual co...
09.11.2013 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
One of the East Side's most important music venues, The Jazz Estate is for sale, OnMilwaukee.com is reporting. Since the late '70s, the venue has been one of the city's most popular jazz hubs, and now it is one of the only spots on the East Side that still hosts jazz regularly, but after 14 years of running the place, co-owners Brian Sanders and Mike Honkamp have put the club on the market. No nee...
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Nashaz

Jazz and the Near East found each other as far back as Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington, but American guitarist-turned-oud player Brian Prunka takes the convergence down exciting avenues with his band, Nashaz. Their debut album opens in the traditional vein of a hypnotically rhythmic Mid-East circle dance with
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
“All my favorite singers couldn’t sing,” David Berman once croaked on a Silver Jews record. It’s unclear whether the guys in the Milwaukee trio Soul Low are Silver Jews people—if they are, the influence isn’t
06.17.2013 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Mrinal Gokhale
The Ambassador Hotel will celebrate its 85th anniversary with “Jazz in July” and every Thursday throughout the month beginning July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Annie Denison Trio will perform each Thursday featuring Annie Denison singing, Theo Merriweather playing the piano and Peter Mac on guitar. They’ll perform inside Envoy Lounge, a breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurant inside Ambassad...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

As the Sea (hatOLOGY)

 “Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?” So ends Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. Trombonist Samuel Blaser is no longer the invisible man of jazz. This Swiss bandleader is among various low brass players
05.02.2013 | | Posted at 05:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Ever since The Bad Plus attracted way more attention than most of their contemporaries could ever dream of over a decade ago with their cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the unexpected cover has been the surest way for a jazz act to garner buzz outside of the usual jazz circles. That's proven to be both a blessing and a curse for the genre. While it's introduced new listeners to a form...
Friday, April 19, 2013

No Beginning No End (Blue Note)

 A hand adjustment on a drum kit, a suggestive slow bass-snare groove, a rubbery bottom-strings jive and then the voice—all late-night, hushed and come here, girl—before the sinewy trumpet lines lock it in. So begins the drawers

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