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.

MJI ENSEMBLE CONCERT

LIVE CONCERT!
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL
JAZZ DAY WITH MJI
Friday, April 30 at 7:30 PM (CDT)

This live, in-person performance showcases some of MJI's illustrious faculty members. Enjoy jazz classics performed by Marcya Daneille (vocals), Eric Jacobson (trumpet), Lenard Simpson (alto sax), Mark Davis (piano), Clay Schaub (bass), and Devin Drobka (drums) performing jazz classics.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Thu, Apr 22
    Online Event for All Ages
    Apr 22, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Online Event for All Ages
    Explore the music of this saxophone giant’s incredible and hugely influential quartet of the 1960s.
  • Apr 29, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Online Event for All Ages
    Join MJI education director Eric Jacobson as he highlights sections of his new book, Jazz Patterns. You'll receive valuable tips on how to transpose melodic ideas and practice in an organized way.
  • Apr 30, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
    UMCWFB, United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay, 819 E Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217, USA
    This live, in-person performance features Marcya Daneille (vocals), Eric Jacobson (trumpet), Lenard Simpson (alto sax), Mark Davis (piano), Clay Schaub (bass), and Devin Drobka (drums) performing jazz classics.

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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