WELCOME TO THE MILWAUKEE JAZZ INSTITUTE
The Milwaukee Jazz Institute, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, promotes jazz through education and performance, building awareness of this art form's ability to transform lives and strengthen our community. MJI seeks to expand and diversify the local audience for jazz and to create opportunities for professional and aspiring musicians.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 DONORS!
Thanks to the generosity of our 2020 supporters, MJI had a tremendous first year. We are hard at work planning for 2021 and look forward to seeing you in the new year.
- DRUMMING WORKSHOP: THE STYLE OF PHILLY JOE JONESThu, Jan 28Online Event for All Ages
MJI LIVESTREAM CONCERT
This concert by the Milwaukee Jazz Institute Faculty Ensemble featured an all-star lineup of jazz artists performing classic standards made famous by Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and others.
Click the image to enjoy "On Green Dolphin Street"
To view the full livestream concert, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFkdyqFdL4k
A CONVERSATION WITH
A recent MJI Jazz Circle event was a conversation with saxophone legend Charles McPherson. The discussion, hosted by MJI artistic director Mark Davis, delved into McPherson’s amazing career. You’ll hear incredible stories about meeting and hearing Charlie Parker, learning from Barry Harris in Detroit, and working with Charles Mingus. You’ll also learn about the inspiration for his new album, Jazz Dance Suites.