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MHSA senior wins national YoungArts award for jazz singing

Published Feb. 11, 2018

Princess Vaulx of Milwaukee High School of the Arts was in class when she opened an email. She could not believe what she was reading: She won a Merit Award from the National YoungArts Foundation, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


Chasin the Trane to Milwaukee: When John Coltrane did & didn't play here

Published Jan. 10, 2018

The late tenor saxophonist John Coltrane is one of the enduring figures in jazz. His groundbreaking work continues to resonate, enrapture and inspire musicians and fans. Did the Trane ever stop in Milwaukee? Yes, but maybe not on the occasion that many people think.


Herbie Hancock's big break: Curro's, Milwaukee, 1960

Published Oct. 11, 2017

Living musical legend Herbie Hancock - who plays at The Pabst Theater on Oct. 20 - credits his second professional gig, which took place in Brew City with really launching his career. We delve into the history of that December 1960 gig.


Hidden Gem: The Gig

Published June 16, 2017

The Gig isn't located on an island, but it might as well be. And yet for the past 16 years, neighbors in the little Riverwest suburb have sought out the music-themed bar's cool, calm and cozy drama-devoid vibe.

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Blame it on the Jazz

There is something about jazz that I just don't get.  You may say that it's because I'm not cultured enough but I think I've done a pretty good job at rounding myself out.  I have seen, participated and appreciated opera, jazz, blues and theatre and I've had fine wines and good cigars...

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