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.

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Hosted by Mark Davis and Clay Schaub

Open to musicians of all ages -- Free admission

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JAZZ THEORY: LEVEL ONE

Online Class (8 sessions)
Tuesdays, 7:45 - 8:45 PM (CDT)
Sept 14 - Nov 2, 2021

Prerequisite: Basic proficiency on an instrument and basic music reading skills are recommended.
Instructor: Eric Jacobson
Cost: $150 for the 8-week course

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • MJI JAM SESSION
    Mon, Sep 13
    Jazz Gallery
    Sep 13, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
    Jazz Gallery, 925 E Center Street, Milwaukee WI 53212
    Join MJI faculty members Mark Davis and Clay Schaub for a jam session open to musicians of all ages. Free admission!
  • MJI ENSEMBLE AT SUMMERFEST
    Fri, Sep 10
    Klement's Sausage & Beer Garden Stage
    Sep 10, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT
    Klement's Sausage & Beer Garden Stage, 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
    Come hear the Milwaukee Jazz Institute Faculty Ensemble at Summerfest on Friday, September 10, 2021, from noon to 1:30 pm on the Klement's Sausage & Beer Garden Stage.

A CONVERSATION WITH
CHARLES McPHERSON

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.

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CONTACT THE MILWAUKEE JAZZ INSTITUTE

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