With a name as suited to a Prohibition-era gangster as to a diminutive, sharp-dressed musician with a winning smile, the late jazz organist "Baby Face" Willette feels almost mythical. And the fact that he spent time in Milwaukee, not only pursuing a career, but building a life, albeit briefly, feels a bit like fiction. We try to uncover the facts.
One day might already be in the books for the brand new Fresh Coast Jazz Festival, but the smooth sounds are by no means ready to start taking their Labor Day vacation. Here are four great acts you shouldn't miss these next two days.
This Friday marks the debut of Milwaukee's first ever Fresh Coast Jazz Festival. Jazz musicians known locally, nationally and internationally will come together for three days of funk and fun at the Marcus Center.
Thursday night, the Branford Marsalis Quartet treated its Pabst Theater audience to a versatile performance which included a number of songs from the group's latest album, the critically-acclaimed "The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul."
In case the weather hasn't tipped you off, we're far away from New Orleans. But even if you can't celebrate in the Big Easy, there are several events going on throughout Brew City to party for Mardi Gras.
Once again this week at O'Donoghue's, the SUPERband is featuring the music of Buddy Rich featuring the SUPERband's own Dave Splittgerber ***************************************************** Benefit For Gary Christensen 2:00 until 5:00 at the 449th American Legion P...
"They're the tightest, most solid ensemble of expertmusicians Milwaukee may ever see." - The Milwaukee JournalJoin us for a once-in-a-lifetime public performance!The Bill Sargent Big Band's 30th Anniversary Concertas part of the grand finale ofLake Mills' 175th birthday celebration - th...
Sunday, January 2, 2011
THE BILL SARGENT BIG BAND
The Inauguration of Governor-Elect Scott Walker
"A Wisconsin You Can Believe In Celebration Fundraiser"
424 East Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED!
CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH US!THE BILL SARGENT BIG BANDFriday, December 31, 20107 pm - 1 amItalian Community Center631 East Chicago StreetMilwaukee, Wisconsin 53202-5916Phone: 414-223-2180OUR TASTY NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY MENUHors d'oeuvresA variety of the Italian Conference Center's famous hot a...
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...