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!

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

  • MJI PRESENTS CAMILLE THURMAN WITH THE DARRELL GREEN QUARTET
    Jun 30, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM CDT
    Bar Centro, 804 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    MJI proudly presents the accomplished composer, esteemed saxophonist, vocalist, and unique interpreter of the jazz tradition, Camille Thurman.
  • JAZZ CIRCLE EVENT: CAMILLE THURMAN JAZZ IMPROV WORKSHOP
    Fri, Jul 01
    Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts
    Jul 01, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
    Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, 926 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    World-renowned saxophonist and vocalist Camille Thurman will lead a workshop on jazz improvisation.
  • MJI JAM SESSION
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jul 11
    Jazz Gallery
    Jul 11, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
    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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