Author: Jamie Breiwick

Jamie is regarded as one of South-Eastern Wisconsin’s most in-demand and versatile trumpet players. Jamie has shared the stage with many nationally recognized musicians including: Arturo O’ Farrill, Dan Nimmer, Joe Sanders, Matt Ulery, Steve Houghton, Brian Lynch, Pete Zimmer, Rob Wilkerson, Rick Germanson, Tony Barba, Jon Faddis, and Dan Kinzelman. Jamie has performed with Grammy nominated R & B artist Eric Benet, and was featured live in performance for the taping of his recent music videos, “The Hunger” & “You’re the Only One”. Jamie has also performed with the Barcelona-based band Brazzaville led by David Brown (Beck), and comedian Bob Newhart. In 2005, Jamie was the featured artist on the nationally syndicated NPR show “Says You “. Jamie’s main projects currently are the band Choir Fight and leading his own quartet/quintet. As an educator, Jamie has been the Director of Bands at Maple Dale School in Fox Point, WI since 2002. In addition to being a full-time band director, he is on the faculty at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Cardinal Stritch University, and has recently been added as an adjunct instructor of Jazz Trumpet at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In 2010 he became one of the co-founders of the Milwaukee Jazz Vision, an organization guided by the purpose of advancing jazz music in the greater Milwaukee area.

Visions on the Lake 5

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Lineup:
• 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.

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Michael Weiss Trio at Blu

Saturday, June 23 | 8pm – 12am
Blu Milwaukee
424 East Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Located on the 23rd floor of the Pfister Hotel
Phone: (414) 298-3196

Pianist Michael Weiss, grand prize winner of the 2000 BMI/Thelonious Monk Institute Composers Competition, has established a formidable reputation working with such names as Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer and Wynton Marsalis. In addition to his demand as a sideman, Weiss’ role as bandleader, recording artist, composer, arranger and educator have earned him accolades from both audiences and critics:

“…one of the most dynamic young pianists in jazz”
Chicago Tribune

“…focuses the intensity of a tune as well as any pianist in mainstream jazz”
New York Times

“…writes with thought-provoking originality”
JazzTimes

“…one of the most dependable pianists on the scene”
The New Yorker

(photo by Derek Pinkham)

Brian Lynch Quartet at The Jazz Estate

GRAMMY© AWARD WINNING TRUMPETER BRIAN LYNCH RETURNS TO THE ESTATE ON MAY 31ST!

$12 TICKETS
$22 RESERVED PREMIUM SEATS

https://WWW.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM/EVENT/2979466
https://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/383945215411917/

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GRAMMY© AWARD WINNING TRUMPETER BRIAN LYNCH BRINGS TO HIS MUSIC AN UNPARALLELED DEPTH AND BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE. A HONORED GRADUATE OF TWO OF THE JAZZ WORLD’S MOST DISTINGUISHED ACADEMIES, ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS AND THE HORACE SILVER QUINTET, HE RECEIVED WIDE ACCLAIM DURING HIS LONG TENURES WITH LATIN JAZZ LEGEND EDDIE PALMIERI AND STRAIGHT AHEAD MASTER PHIL WOODS. HE HAS BEEN A VALUED COLLABORATOR WITH JAZZ ARTISTS SUCH AS BENNY GOLSON, TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI, AND CHARLES MCPHERSON; LATIN MUSIC ICONS AS DIVERSE AS HECTOR LAVOE AND LILA DOWNS; AND POP LUMINARIES SUCH AS PRINCE. AS A BANDLEADER AND RECORDING ARTIST HE HAS RELEASED OVER 20 CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CDS FEATURING HIS DISTINCTIVE COMPOSING AND ARRANGING, AND HAS TOURED THE WORLD AT THE HELM OF VARIOUS ENSEMBLES REFLECTING THE WIDE SWEEP OF HIS MUSIC.

VOTED TRUMPETER OF THE YEAR AND RECIPIENT OF THE RECORD OF THE YEAR AWARD BY THE JAZZ JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION IN 2017, LYNCH’S TALENTS HAVE BEEN ALSO RECOGNIZED BY TOP PLACING IN THE DOWNBEAT CRITICS AND READERS POLLS (#3 TRUMPET CRITICS POLL); AS WELL AS FEATURE STORIES AND HIGHLY RATED REVIEWS FOR HIS WORK IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, JAZZ TIMES, AND DOWNBEAT. HE HAS RECEIVED MULTIPLE GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS – THE LATEST IN 2016 FOR HIS MADERA LATINO PROJECT- AND GARNERED A GRAMMY WIN IN 2006 FOR BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM; HE IS ALSO THE RECIPIENT OF GRANTS FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, CHAMBER MUSIC AMERICA, AND MEET THE COMPOSER.

Bay View Jazz Fest 5

The BAY VIEW JAZZ FEST will feature multiple jazz groups during the night of the spring BAY VIEW GALLERY NIGHT. The festival will provide an opportunity for Milwaukee’s finest jazz artists to be showcased in front of the community at large. BVJF offers the general public the opportunity to experience the best of today’s new live jazz and experimental music in club venue settings. Bay View provides for an ideal festival experience, presenting groups performing all night at seven of the neighborhood’s esteemed venues within close proximity of each other. On this night the BVJF will continue to redeem the rich jazz heritage of Milwaukee.

The BAY VIEW JAZZ FEST features curatorial input from Milwaukee Jazz Vision. In line with the mission of BJVF, MJV continues to invigorate Milwaukee’s jazz scene by promoting and supporting the city’s jazz artists, all the while bringing an increasingly growing audience to the music.

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Terence Blanchard and the E Collective at Turner Hall

Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Turner Hall
1040 N. 4th St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
http://pabsttheater.org/event/terenceblanchard2018/

Milwaukee Jazz Vision and WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR present
Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collectivo
Thursday, May 17th
Turner Hall Ballroom
Show 8pm

“Music and art have the power to change hearts and souls,” expresses composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard — a belief brought to life through the music of Blanchard and his E-Collective. This revolutionary ensemble thrives off the perfect mixture of Blanchard’s genius and the innovations of four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David “DJ” Ginyard Jr., and drummer Oscar Seaton. It was while recording the scores for Spike Lee’s Inside Man and Kasi Lemmons’ Talk to Me that Blanchard and Seaton first dreamt of a band that layered grooves teeming with funk, R&B, and blues colors. Years later, that dream came to fruition and formed the foundation for the E-Collective’s signature sound.

Following a poignant E-Collective performance in Staten Island, Blanchard was overwhelmed by the healing impact of his music on the audience. In attendance were many friends and family of Eric Garner – a local man who had been fatally injured in an altercation with police and to whom the E-Collective’s debut album, Breathless, is dedicated. Motivated by this experience, the E-Collective’s 2018 album was recorded live in Twin Cities, Cleveland, Dallas, and Harlem, all of which are cities that have been similarly wounded by racial tensions. Coinciding with these recording sessions, Blanchard worked with local community leaders to host panel discussions encouraging dialogue for positive social change. As the E-Collective ventures into uncharted territories, there is a common understanding that creation and communication generate change.

Presale begins Wednesday, 04.11 at noon (code: JAZZ)
Public on sale begins Friday, 04.13 at noon

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

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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