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Grihalva's invaluable book chronicles Milwaukee jazz through photographs

Published July 25, 2019

In "Images of America: Milwaukee Jazz," out now in paperback from Arcadia Publishing, Joey Grihalva tells the story of jazz in Milwaukee from the 1920s to today via a variety of photographs. In advance of his first event for the book, we asked him about the challenges of writing it.

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Milwaukee jazz pianist Dorsey dead at 96

Published March 4, 2010

You read here about Claude Dorsey celebrating his 96th birthday in January. Sadly, we received word today that Dorsey died last night.

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Jazz legend Dorsey turns 96 this weekend

Published Jan. 8, 2010

Back in 2005, I reported on living Milwaukee jazz legend, pianist Claude Dorsey's final performance, at Panache. Dorsey was 91 then and had not long before that release his long, long, long overdue debut disc, "What A Wonderful World." On Sunday, Dorsey turns 96.

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Hard times mean beloved Dorsey canvas is for sale

Published Sept. 16, 2009

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from a reader named Madeleine Johnson, whose mother -- Milwaukee painter Mary Johnson -- is looking to sell a painting. The painting, is a beautiful "in-action" portrait of a 95-year-old Brew City jazz legend: pianist Claude Dorsey.

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Dorsey, Milwaukee's king of jazz, plays final gig

Published March 16, 2005

A Milwaukee musical legend, jazz pianist Claude Dorsey, is waving goodbye to local audiences with a "final show" at Panache on Sunday, March 20, according to his agent Barbara Wagner. Although he may play again, his regular schedule has come to end, for now.

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