Content by tag "Milwaukee"

MUSICIAN Born:

David "Harmonica" Miller

David Miller is a multiple genre Harmonicist, Vocalist, Guitarist, Teacher, Promoter, President of Jazz Unlimited MKE, and Owner. Dave Miller teaches beginning to advanced harmonica, beginning voice, and basic blues guitar. David was introduced to the harmonica back in 1972 by his late father at the age of eleven years old. Dave's dad was his mentor, but his other influences also include: Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, Billy Branch, Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, Sonny Boy Williamson, Junior Wells, to name just a few. David Miller has appeared throughout the Midwest

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz-Fusion Legends Brand X Reunite To Tour U.S. Fall 2016 And Spring 2017

Jazz-Fusion Legends Brand X Reunite To Tour U.S. Fall 2016 And Spring 2017

Legendary Jazz-Rock-Fusion band BRAND X has reunited and is preparing to celebrate their reunion with a Fall 2016/Spring 2017 U.S. tour, including a headline performance at Progtoberfest in jny: Chicago on October 21st. Also on this initial run will be shows in jny: Milwaukee, jny: Detroit, jny: Cleveland and jny: Boston to name a few. BRAND X ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist/Composer Russ Nolan To Release "Call It What You Want" March 31

Saxophonist/Composer Russ Nolan To Release "Call It What You Want" March 31

A dexterous improviser with an abiding passion for Latin American rhythms, Russ Nolan delivers a deeply satisfying program of original tunes on his new CD Call It What You Want. The prolific tenor saxophonist, composer, and arranger will release the disc, his 5th as a leader in 10 years, on his Rhinoceruss Music label March 31. Reflecting ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Ben Sidran: The First Existential Jazz Rapper

Read "Ben Sidran: The First Existential Jazz Rapper" reviewed by Joan Gannij

Ben Sidran is an old school hipster in the authentic sense of the word. He's a no frills, musician's musician who's got the heart, got the chops. He's been there, done that, and ready to do more. Sidran has never been interested in following trends or squeezing into categories and is not about to start now. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Maud Hixson: Studying Scores and Moving Forward

Read "Maud Hixson: Studying Scores and Moving Forward" reviewed by David Bittinger

Maud Hixson has built an accomplished career as a performer and recording artist out of unlikely circumstances. She grew up far from the capitals of jazz and vocal music, in the Twin Cities area. Doris Day's performance in the Ruth Etting biopic “Love Me Or Leave Me" served as a primary inspiration for a young Maud ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Daan Kleijn: Trio

Read "Trio" reviewed by David Bittinger

If in the past you'd asked me about jazz guitar, a few words might have been offered about Wes Montgomery, and a few more about a beloved Jazz 'Round Midnight reissue of one of the great records that Django Reinhardt cut with violinist Stéphane Grappelli. A vague opinion might then have been tossed off that is ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

A Sondheim Jazz Project: A Sondheim Jazz Project: City of Strangers

Read "A Sondheim Jazz Project: City of Strangers" reviewed by David Bittinger

This CD crosses two soft borders: one between Canada and the U.S, and one between show tunes and jazz. It presents the work of the most famous Broadway songwriter of the past half century as might be heard performed at the Village Vanguard rather than the Winter Garden.

Saxophonist and arranger Bobby Hsu's “A Sondheim ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Maud Hixson: Don't Let A Good Thing Get Away

Read "Don't Let A Good Thing Get Away" reviewed by David Bittinger

This collection of songs by veteran composer Michael Leonard has deep roots but contemporary character. It was laid down in New York's legendary Nola Recording Studio, whose clients have included Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie. The outstanding instrumentalists--cornetist Warren Vache, bassist Steve LaSpina, guitarist Gene Bertoncini, and pianist/arranger Tex Arnold--have worked with such luminaries as Benny ...

NEWS: RECORDING

BluJazz Label Releases Jamie Breiwick's "Spirits"

BluJazz Label Releases Jamie Breiwick's "Spirits"

Artist: Jamie Breiwick
Album: Sprits
Label: BluJazz
Release Date: May 4th, 2013
LISTEN TO SPIRITS Open the door on the album cover and you enter the Jazz Estate, a Milwaukee club that exemplifies a venue that nurtures modern straight-ahead jazz and makes money at it. This recording was made there one ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mats Gustafsson Releases "Bengt" On Utech Records - Available May 19th

Mats Gustafsson Releases "Bengt" On Utech Records - Available May 19th

Bengt is the new solo recording by Mats Gustafsson and is dedicated to Bengt Nordström. Mats Gustafsson plays a plastic alto sax. A classic Grafton sax. The type of sax that was used by Charlie Parker, Ornette Coleman and Bengt Nordström. Nordström is best known having produced Albert Ayler's first recording Something Different on his Bird Note imprint. It ...