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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • LISTENING TO JAZZ: THE MUSIC OF BLUE NOTE RECORDS
    Thu, Jan 21
    Online Event for All Ages
    Jan 21, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
    Online Event for All Ages
    In this online jazz appreciation workshop with Paul Silbergleit, learn about the music of the most storied label in jazz.
  • MASTER CLASS WITH MARCYA: STORYTELLING WITH A SONG
    Wed, Jan 27
    Online Event for All Ages
    Jan 27, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
    Online Event for All Ages
    Learn from jazz vocalist Marcya Daneille as she coaches singers in an online master class.
  • DRUMMING WORKSHOP: THE STYLE OF PHILLY JOE JONES
    Thu, Jan 28
    Online Event for All Ages
    Jan 28, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST
    Online Event for All Ages
    Learn drumming techniques of Philly Joe Jones, drummer for the Miles Davis Quintet and many others. This workshop. presented by Dave Bayles, is ideal for drummers and jazz fans of all ages and levels.
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
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.

CONTACT THE MILWAUKEE JAZZ INSTITUTE

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414.234.5565

PO Box 170472, Milwaukee, WI 53217-0472

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