Milwaukee Talks: jazz trumpeter Brian Lynch

Published Aug. 14, 2006

Although jazz trumper Brian Lynch was born in Urbana, Ill. and has lived in New York since 1981, he still considers himself a Milwaukee boy. That's because he grew up in Glendale, earned a degree from the Conservatory and cut his musical teeth at Brew City jazz clubs.


Jazz man Somlai takes chances on new disc

Published Oct. 12, 2004

Jeno Somlai is not one to play it safe. Sure, for his debut CD, he ensured success by hiring some of the best musicians in town to record with one of the best producers at one of the best studios. But he gambled a bit, too, and hit the jackpot.


No gig too small for squeezebox virtuoso

Published Feb. 4, 2004

Accordion virtuoso Stas Venglevski toured extensively throughout the world but he has also squeezed with local Irish band Leahy's Luck and at Art's Concertina Bar. He plays Valentine's Day at Joyce Parker Productions.


Fudge keeps jazz tradition alive

Published Nov. 17, 2003

Saxophonist Berkeley Fudge has been a fixture on Milwaukee's jazz scene since the 1960s, playing as a soloist and with his quartet. Last year he celebrated 30 years with the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.