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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.

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Jazz clubs upped old Milwaukee's hipster quotient

Published Nov. 8, 2004

Remember when there were jazz clubs in Milwaukee? Not just one or two places, but a whole scene of venues providing a stage not only for local musicians but for the giants of the music, those cats who would later become jazz legends? No, sadly, most of us don't.