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Malaby/Cox/Bates at The Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts

Friday Oct 6, 2017 at 8 PM – 10 PM
Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts / Riverwest Artists Association
926 E Center St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212 

Tony Malaby, saxophones
Anthony Cox, bass
JT Bates, drums

Originally from Tucson,Arizona , Tony Malaby has been permanently based in New York since 1995 and has been a member of many notable jazz groups including Charlie Haden’s Liberation Orchestra, Paul Motian’s Electonic Bebop Band, Mark Helias’ Open Loose, Fred Hersch’s quintet and Walt Whitman project, Mark Dresser quartet, and bands led by Mario Pavonne, Bobby Previte, Tom Varner, Marty Ehrlich, Angelica Sanchez and Kenny Wheeler.

His debut cd “Sabino”(Arabesque) made the NY Times and Philadelphia City Paper’s top ten jazz lists for 2000.He has two brand new releases: “Adobe” on the French label Freelance featuring Drew Gress and Paul Motian, and “Apparitions” on the Songlines label featuring Tom Rainey,Mike Sarin, and Drew Gress

Tony leads serveral projects of his own including: APPARITIONS featuring: Drew Gress, Tom Rainey and Mike Sarin. The Tony Malaby Trio, featuring Drew Gress and Paul Motian. Sabino, featuring: Michael Formanek, Tom Rainey, and Marc Ducret.

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Jackie Allen at The Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts

Jackie Allen with
Johannes Wallman, piano
Hans Dturm, bass
Dane Richeson, drums
Wednesday, May 31 at 7:30pm

The Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts
926 E. Center St.
MIlwaukee, WI 53212


Jackie Allen is celebrating the release of her 12th CD as leader! Rose Fingered Dawn features a brand range of compositions, from sultry bossa novas to exotic middle eastern grooves and hard swinging blues. Each tune was lovely written for her over the years by her husband, critically acclaimed bassist and composer, Hans Sturm. Described as “utterly distinctive and even innovative” by Billboard Magazine, Jackie is renown for her transcendent interpretations. Her extraordinary talent has taken her on multiple tours of Europe, Morocco, Brazil, China and Taiwan. Nationally she has toured both coasts and in-between appearing in Los Angeles at Catalina’s, San Francisco at Yoshi’s, San Diego at Humphrey’s, and New York City at The Blue Note and The Josef Papp Public Theater. She was featured artist with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic in Chicago’s Millennium Park and Auditorium Theater for Ella Fitzgerald’s 95 Birthday Celebration. She has performed international festivals in Detroit, Chicago, Paris, The Hague, Stuttgart, Edinburgh, Bologna, Beijing, Hong Kong, Thessaloniki, Sao Paulo and more.

Manty Ellis and the Jazz Foundation of Milwaukee

A fundraiser for the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts
926 E Center St
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 374-4722

Sunday, July 26, 2015
7:00pm, $10 suggested donation

Manty Ellis, guitar
Eric Schoor, tenor saxophone
Billy Johnson, bass
Victor Campbell, drums

Manty Ellis is the cornerstone of Milwaukee jazz. Manty co-founded the jazz program at the Wisconsin Conservatory along with Tony King. He is also a recipient of the 1997 Arts Midwest Jazz Masters award. Some of the musicians Manty has worked with include Sonny Stitt, Eddie Harris, Stanley Turrentine, Richard Davis, Buddy Montgomery, Brian Lynch, Willie Pickens, David Hazeltine, and Melvin Rhyne. In 1999 Manty cut his CD, In His Own Sweet Way.

Manty owned a music store, Ellis Music, and all the famous jazz musicians who came to town would go there to jam with him. Musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Frank Foster, Eddie Moore, and many others could be found there whenever they were in town. Manty’s style and approach embodies the Midwestern jazz sound. Manty Ellis is Milwaukee jazz.