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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Extra Crispy Brass Band has a sound that is distinctly Dixie, finding inspiration from the “second line” traditional style of New Orleans jazz. “The first line was the funeral procession and the second line refers to the up-tempo brass band and dancers...
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vegan, gluten-free treats among the tasty offerings

Good pizza can easily be found in Milwaukee, a city that once had tight, thriving Italian neighborhoods in the Third Ward and Bay View. And while pizza ovens popped up all over town in the years following World War II, it took a more recent...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Jerry Grillo has been at it long enough to call himself a veteran—even if he answered his calling as a jazz singer relatively late in life. Only after retiring from a career as a schoolteacher in 1992 was Grillo able to devote himself to his first love...
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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