Carl Allen featuring the music of Freddie Hubbard

Saturday, April 7 at 8 PM – 11 PM CDT
The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211

Celebrating Freddie Hubbard’s Music on April 7th with
Carl Allen Drums
Eric Jacobson Trumpet
Eric Schoor Tenor
Mark Davis Piano
Charles Ledvina Bass

$15 Door Charge
$20 Very limited Reserved VIP Tables available, details to be announced soon.

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http://carlallen.com/

Over 200 recordings to his credit, the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator, Carl Allen’s profound and propulsive percolations provided soulful and syncopated support for nearly three decades.
Allen joined trumpeter Freddie Hubbard a year before his graduation, served as his Musical Director for eight years, and recorded several recordings with the trumpeter including Double Take and Life Flight. Allen also played with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, Jennifer Holliday, J.J. Johnson, Rickie Lee Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Lena Horne, Ruth Brown, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Mike Stern, Nellie McKay, Terence Blanchard, Phil Woods, Benny Green, Cyrus Chestnut, Joe Henderson, Billy Childs and many others. Allen’s phenomenal sideman discography also includes Jackie McLean (Dynasty), Donald Harrison (Indian Blues, Noveau Swing), Donald Byrd (A City Called Heaven), and Art Farmer (The Company I Keep).

“Carl Allen is an international powerhouse. His sound and feeings have fuled the bands of Freddie Hubbard, Christian McBride and countless others as well leading his own projects. “
– Joe Lovano

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Chris Speed Trio (feat Dave King and Chris Tordini)

Thursday, March 29 at 7 PM – 11 PM CDT
The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211

The Chris Speed Trio (feat Dave King and Chris Tordini) features three of the finest contemporary jazz players in America. Live at The Estate for one night only!

2 Shows 7pm and 9pm

$15 Door Charge
Limited VIP Reserved Seating Available for $25 (must purchase entire table)

Advance purchase:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3330178

Sorry, no comps or Bump Tickets.

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Since arriving in New York in the early 1990s, reed player Chris Speed has been one of the most vital improvising musicians on the scene. His work has always ranged widely, moving from a jazz base out through various forms of folk, classical and rock music.

With the formation of this excellent trio with drummer Dave King (The Bad Plus) and bassist Chris Tordini he’s sort of reversed direction. The Chris Speed Trio is a group returning from other explorations to work deep within the jazz tradition, bringing everything else they’ve learned back in.

What is most compelling about this music is the incorporation of early jazz styles in a way that is direct and deeply felt. The music is joyful and generous and Speed has an uncanny knack for coming up with tunes that can create a whole world of emotions and formal possibilities behind an often catchy melodic surface. The trio released their latest album, ‘Platinum on Tap’, on August 18, 2017 on Intakt Records.

Eddie Gomez Trio at The Jazz Estate

Join The Estate in welcoming Jazz Legend Eddie Gomez for a night of world class jazz.
April 26, 2018Two Shows!
7pm and 9pm

$15 Tickets: HERE
Special VIP Reserved Seating for $25 (must purchase entire table)

Doors open for cocktails at 5pm.

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Legendary bassist and two-time Grammy Award winner EDDIE GOMEZ has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades.  His impressive resumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman.  Eddie’s unique sound and style can be heard on many Grammy winning records as well as on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, rhythm & blues, popular and contemporary music.

Born in 1944 in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Eddie moved to New York City with his family at an early age.  His love of music led him to the double bass as a precocious 11-year old student in the public school system.  Two years later he was accepted to the High School of Music and Art and soon began private studies with the great double bass teacher Fred Zimmerman.  During these years, he performed with many professional dance bands and was a member of the Newport Youth Band led by Marshall Brown.  By 18, he had performed with such jazz luminaries as Buck Clayton, Lionel Hampton, Marian McPartland and Paul Bley.

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Scofield Lovano Quartet – Past/Present at Turner Hall Ballroom

Scofield Lovano Quartet – Past/Present
A Cabaret Seated and Candlelit show
Sunday, April 22
Turner Hall Ballroom
6:30pm Doors // 8pm Show

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John Scofield is considered one of the most important guitarists and composers in jazz. Joe Lovano stands out as one of the most successful saxophonists in Jazz today. Together with Ben Street on bass and Bill Stewart on drums this reunion of two performers will be one of the most exciting jazz shows to come to Milwaukee!

Ben Paterson Trio at The Jazz Estate

Thursday, January 25 at 9 PM – 12 AM

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211

Please join us as we welcome, from New York City, pianist Ben Paterson.
Pianist and vocalist Ben Paterson continues the tradition of bouncy, infectious swing established by the trios of Nat King Cole and Oscar Peterson, drawing upon his musical experiences in both Chicago and New York to deliver soulful and engaging performances. Joined by Milwaukee guitar heavyweight Paul Silbergleit and Chicago bassist John Sims, Ben’s trio mixes sophisticated improvisation with heavy doses of the blues, ranging from well known Jazz standards to more recent popular songs.

‘As soulful a pianist and organist as exists anywhere.’ – Downbeat Magazine
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Charlie Hunter with Silvana Estrada

Charlie Hunter with Silvana Estrada
Thursday, March 22
The Back Room @ Colectivo
7pm Doors // 8pm Show

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An amazing BACK ROOM show!!!
Charlie Hunter is legendary and widely considered the authority on the seven and eight string guitar and his fans marvel at his technique and savor the sweet sounds of his music. Charlie met Silvana Estrada in Mexico City while delivering a Master Class at the University. He was so impressed that he ended up staying in Mexico and recording her album! See and hear this fresh world, jazz, funk inspired thing (Charlie H and Silvana) live at the intimate Back Room at Colectivo in Milwaukee.

Donny McCaslin at The Back Room

Thursday, March 1, 2018
The Back Room @ Colectivo
7pm Doors // 8pm Show

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This is Jazz, but’s it’s not the jazz you remember seeing in black and white. It’s the jazz that inspired David Bowie to make Blackstar. Donny and his band WERE the band on David Bowie’s final album. See and experience Donny McCaslin and his band for just $20 at The BackRoom.

Benny Benack III Quartet at The Jazz Estate

Saturday, Nov 18th, 8pm

The Jazz Estate
2423 N Murray Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211

Benny Bennack: trumpet/vocals
Keelan Dimick: Piano
Alex Claffy: bass
George Heid III: Drums
$13 Door Charge
Includes admission to our Late Night Session featuring Lockjaw.

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www.bennybenackjazz.com

Benny Benack III, a young and multi-talented Pittsburgh native and denizen of the New York jazz scene since 2009, is never one to limit himself. He is both a formidable, modern-minded trumpeter and an affable and expressive jazz singer, and these elements of his musical self are deeply and effortlessly intertwined. On One of a Kind, his debut release, Benack also reveals himself to be a wry and expressive songwriter and lyricist, bringing his boundless musical gifts together in a program that’s steeped in tradition but every bit as restlessly individual as his album title suggests.

Kamasi Washington at Turner Hall

Tuesday, November 7
6:30pm Doors / 8pm Show

When Kamasi Washington released his tour de force LP, The Epic, in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as our generation’s torchbearer for progressive, improvisational music that would open the door for young audiences to experience music unlike anything they had heard before. The 172-minute odyssey featuring his 10-piece band, The Next Step, was littered with elements of hip-hop, classical and R&B music, all major influences on the young saxophonist and bandleader, who exceeds any notions of what “jazz” music is.

Released to critical acclaim, The Epic won numerous “best of” awards, including the inaugural American Music Prize and the Gilles Peterson Worldwide album of the year. Washington followed that work with collaborations with other influential artists such as Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, Run the Jewels, Ibeyi and the creation of “Harmony of Difference,” a standalone multimedia installation during the prestigious 2017 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

His mass appeal continues to grow drawing vibrant, multi-ethnic and multi-generational crowds with tour stops at the world’s most prominent festivals such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Bonnaroo and Primavera.  A prominent journalist recently summed it up best when he wrote “in a millennium largely absent of anything new or captivating in the jazz idiom, Washington has just unleashed a musical hydra grounded in respect and intimate knowledge of the past and striking far out into a hopeful future.”  Next up for Washington is the highly anticipated Harmony of Difference EP, due for release this Fall and his sophomore album slated for 2018.

Tom Harrell live at The Estate

We are excited to welcome legendary trumpet player Tom Harrell to the Estate! Tom Harrell will be backed up by Mark Davis (piano), Jeff Hamann (bass), and George Fludas (drums).

Monday October 30, 2017
Two shows: 7pm and 9pm.

$25 Advance
$30 Door

Special Limited Reserved Seating Available, $35/person (SOLD OUT)

Tickets available at: http://tomharrell.brownpapertickets.com/
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Praised by Newsweek for his pure melodic genius, Tom Harrell is widely recognized as one of the most creative and dynamic jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time. While Harrell is a master of the jazz idiom, he constantly seeks new challenges and influences. Even with a discography of over 260 recordings and a career that spans more than four decades, Harrell has managed to stay fresh and current as he continues to actively record and tour around the world. He is a frequent winner in Down Beat and Jazz Times magazines’ Critics and Readers Polls and a Grammy nominee.

His warm, burnished sound on the trumpet and the flugelhorn, and the unparalleled harmonic and rhythmic sophistication in his playing and writing, have earned Harrell his place as a jazz icon to aspiring musicians and devoted fans alike. His music is at once intelligent, soulful, fresh and accessible. No matter the size of the group he works with, the trumpeter-composer deftly weaves complex harmonies together with daring rhythmic concepts and unforgettable melodies while utilizing the available colors to full effect.

After a string of albums with a quintet he has kept together for almost ten years with Wayne Escoffery on tenor sax, Danny Grissett on piano and Fender Rhodes, Ugonna Okegwo on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums, Harrell has begun to develop new projects, often involving some or all of the quintet members.

His forthcoming album, FIRST IMPRESSIONS (September 18, 2015 release), is a chamber ensemble recording of Harrell’s own arrangements of (mostly) chansons by Debussy and Ravel. The ensemble was featured on PBS Soundtracks and toured in the US and Poland. Harrell will reprise the group for a week at the Village Vanguard starting October 6.

TRIP is a piano-less quartet that was formed after Harrell was commissioned to write new music by Dave Douglas for the Festival of New Trumpet Music. Harrell describes the quartet as a chamber group, where each instrument plays an equally important role. TRIP features tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, Harrells long-time bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Adam Cruz. A 2014 album release was followed by tours in 2015.

With COLORS OF A DREAM, Harrell took the piano-less concept one step further, using two acoustic basses in a sextet with three horns (Jaleel Shaw on alto sax, Wayne Escoffery on tenor, and himself on trumpet and flugelhorn) and drums (Johnathan Blake). Esperanza Spalding, doubling on vocals, played acoustic bass together with Ugonna Okegwo, anchoring infectious grooves of the music Harrell wrote specifically for the group. A successful album was released in 2013 and Harrell took the group on the road in the summer of 2014.

A graduate of Stanford University with a degree in music composition, Harrell is a prolific composer and arranger. Carlos Santana, Cold Blood, Azteca, Vince Guaraldi, Hank Jones, Kenny Barron, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Danish Radio Big Band, WDR Big Band, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Metropole Orchestra and Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra are among the many who have recorded or performed his work. Harrell’s composition and arrangement, “Humility,” was recorded for the latter’s 2008 release, which just won a Grammy for the Best Latin Jazz Album.

Some of Harrell’s notable RCA/BMG recordings include WISE CHILDREN, a project in which he combines woodwinds, brass, horns, strings, guitars, percussion and the vocals of Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Jane Monheit and Claudia Acuna; PARADISE and THE ART OF RHYTHM, both of which feature chamber groups with strings; and his Grammy-nominated big band album, TIME’S MIRROR.

In addition to the 27 albums and thousands of concerts worldwide as a leader, Harrell has worked with important figures in jazz history including Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Dizzie Gillespie, Horace Silver, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Sam Jones (with whom he co-led a big band in the 70s), Jim Hall, Charlie Haden, Joe Lovano. Harrell also recorded on Grammy-winning albums by Gerry Mulligan and Bill Evans.