Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7 PM – 10 PM
The Back Room @ Colectivo Coffee
2211 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
WMSE 91.7FM presents
An Evening With Chicago’s Own
Patricia Barber Jazz Musician Trio
Saturday, September 28th
The Back Room @ Colectivo
Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
A tireless performer who refused to conform to more conventional vocal jazz idioms, Patricia Barber worked her way up through the Chicago jazz scene slowly, almost reluctantly, after having spent several years in Iowa attending college and performing with local groups.
Catch the unique style and unusual voice that’s made her a local jazz legend when she returns to The Back Room!
Presale starts Wednesday, 04.17 at noon (code: JAZZ)
Public on sale begins Friday, 04.19 at noon
“A drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed” (The New York Times), Mark Guiliana is one of the definitive rhythm makers of the 21st century and a GRAMMY-winner for his foundational work on late pop icon David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar. Influenced in equal measure by jazz giants Tony Williams and Elvin Jones as well as electronic music luminaries Squarepusher and Aphex Twin, Guiliana has developed a singular style possessed of both a jazz master’s dexterous fluidity and the jackhammer beats of drum and bass.
Now, Guiliana is unveiling his latest group, Mark Guiliana SPACE HEROES, featuring the “two horn” front line of saxophonists Jason Rigby and Mike Lewis, and bassist Chris Morrissey.
Reserved Cabaret and G/A Seating available for this special Milwaukee appearance. Tickets $29.50
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, October 14
Doors 7PM / Show 8PM
The Back Room @ Colectivo Coffee
2211 N. Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
“A drummer around whom a cult of admiration has formed.”—NYTimes
His playing on David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’, showed his prowess, conceptual approach and unmistakable sound.
What happens when you add hard bop drum masters Elvin Jones and Art Blakey to a 1980s Roland 808 drum machine, divide the result by J Dilla and then multiply to the power of Squarepusher? Answer: Mark Guiliana
Mark Guiliana has become recognized as one of the world’s leading drummers, admired and in demand across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music for his rhythmic sophistication, creative impulse and individual sound. He has been in the vanguard of drummers creating a new vernacular on the instrument, blending virtuosity on acoustic drums with artfully deployed electronic beats and processing. Guiliana was chosen as Best Jazz Drummer in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2017, while DownBeat dubbed him a Rising Star in its Critics Poll. JazzTimes aptly proclaimed: “Guiliana, a technical master with a rare sense of musicality, has over the past decade become one of the most influential drummers of his generation.” Along with leading his own groups – the acoustic Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet and electronica-minded Beat Music – the drummer has appeared on a string of acclaimed recordings with others. The verve and precision of Guiliana’s drumming was a primer mover of Blackstar, David Bowie’s multiple Grammy Award-winning final album. Guiliana teamed with keyboardist Brad Mehldau as the duo Mehliana for the Nonesuch release Taming the Dragon, and he has also collaborated with such artists as saxophonist Donny McCaslin, guitar hero John Scofield, Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer-songwriter Matt Cameron, neo-soul singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello, guitarist-vocalist Lionel Loueke, jazz bassist Avishai Cohen, reggae/hip-hop artist Matisyahu and jazz singer Gretchen Parlato.
An amazing BACKROOM show!!! Charlie Hunter, it seems, has always loved a good groove — from his early days in the San Francisco Bay area playing with the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy to his work with his own trio and with T.J. Kirk, the three-guitar band that drew its name and inspiration from Thelonious Monk, James Brown and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. He is both incredibly swift with technique and open to the spontaneity of improvisation. Piecing together songs with his custom-made seven- and eight-string guitars, bass and drums, his songs are calculated and full of genuine expertise.
The Bad Plus have cemented their place as an original music ensemble. It’s Hard will mark The Bad Plus’ return to an aspect of their roots, the very thing that first made The Bad Plus famous: the deconstruction of songs from the Pop/Rock and R&B worlds.
Among the tightest, hardest-working bands in the world — and there has not been a line-up change or substitution in 17 years — this is a band in their prime, returning to early form, which is an event not to be missed!
Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade have been three quarters of the extraordinary Wayne Shorter Quartet for more than a decade. Since, they’ve also continued their individual careers as leaders of their own projects and groups. Now, on Children of the Light, they step forward as a trio for the first time with an imagination and fearlessness in their approach that defies the roles and ways of a trio in both obvious and subtle ways.
“We can ‘comprovise’ (spontaneous composition) with dense harmonic and melodic forms, but we can also explore the beauty of a simple harmony,” says Pérez. “And you can see the care each one of us put into the songs we brought in.”