• 1 – 1:45 p.m. – Wisconsin Conservatory of Music — Jazz Institute Big Band – The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music provides musical experiences to students from age four months to senior, both amateur and professional and has one of the longest running jazz education programs in the country.
• 2 – 3:00 p.m. – Juli Wood – For the past twenty years with four albums as a leader and countless worldwide performances, saxophonist, vocalist and composer Juli Wood has established herself as a solid, swinging, lyrical and entertaining performer.
• 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. – Curt Hanrahan Quartet – Curt Hanrahan is the Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra and recently retired as head of jazz studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has worked with artists such as Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Cab Calloway, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Harry Connick Jr., the Arturo Sandoval Big Band, Manhattan Transfer, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, Frank Sinatra Jr., and Ray Charles.
• 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. – MKE Visions Collective (Premier Performance) – A group committed to exploring what Jazz can be, presenting a younger generation of creative musicians with old and new connections to Milwaukee. The seven member band focuses on new visions and sophisticated arrangements, full of soul and heartfelt improvisations.
Jazz Visions on the Lake is a free, one-day community event that will showcase local jazz musicians at Henry Maier Festival Park. Created in partnership between Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and Milwaukee Jazz Vision, the afternoon event will give music fans the opportunity to kick back, relax and enjoy the sounds of live jazz along the shores of Lake Michigan. Local food trucks will be present as well as bars featuring MillerCoors and Pepsi products.
Milwaukee Jazz Vision is an organization of business and music industry professionals, musicians, teachers, students and listeners working together with the goal of advancing jazz music in the Greater Metro-Milwaukee area. The event is also supported by Summerfest Foundation, Inc.