WELCOME TO THE MILWAUKEE JAZZ INSTITUTE

The Milwaukee Jazz Institute, a 501(c)3 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 jazz audience and create opportunities for professional and aspiring musicians. It’s a big task, and we appreciate your generosity!

CONGRATULATIONS, WE SIX!

Voted Best Jazz Combo in MKE

Congratulations to our resident ensemble We Six for being voted best jazz combo in Milwaukee for the second year in a row. We Six features Eric Jacobson on trumpet, Scott Burns on tenor sax, Paul Silbergleit on guitar, Mark Davis on piano, Jeff Hamann on bass, and David Bayles on drums. MJI is so proud of these faculty members!

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UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

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MJI JAZZ THEORY COURSE: LEVEL THREE

Online Class (8 sessions)
Begins January 18

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HANDFUL OF KEYS:
THE BASICS

Online Class (4 sessions)
Begins January 29

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BUILD WALKING BASS LINES

Online Class (7 sessions)
Begins February 2

  • MJI PRESENTS THE BRIAN LYNCH QUARTET IN CONCERT
    Feb 10, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Bar Centro, 804 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Multi-Grammy-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch returns for a concert in his hometown with Mark Davis on piano, Jeff Hamann on bass, and Kyle Swan on drums. Proof of vaccination is required for entry.
  • MJI JAM SESSION
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Feb 14
    Jazz Gallery
    Feb 14, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM CST
    Jazz Gallery, 926 E Center Street, Milwaukee WI 53212
    Join MJI faculty members Mark Davis and Jeff Hamann for a jam session open to musicians of all ages. Proof of vaccination required. Free admission!

JAZZ CIRCLE: A CONVERSATION WITH CARL ALLEN

A recent MJI Jazz Circle event was an online conversation with Carl Allen, the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator who has over 200 recordings to his credit. Having taken place on the 83rd anniversary of legendary trumpeter Freddie Hubbard’s birth, Carl’s experiences touring, recording, and serving as Freddie’s musical director were part of the discussion. 

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