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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.

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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.