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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!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The Milwaukee Jazz Institute would like to thank you for helping us exceed our goals in 2022. You helped us provide education, offer performances, create opportunities, and keep the tradition alive.

We hope you enjoy this video featuring a few highlights from 2022.

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

  • JAZZ THEORY: LEVEL ONE
    Sat, Jan 28
    Online via Zoom
    Jan 28, 11:00 AM CST
    Online via Zoom
    Learn from Milwaukee's premier jazz pianist during this live, interactive, online course (8 sessions). Starts January 28, 2023.
  • MJI JAM SESSION
    Mon, Feb 13
    Jazz Gallery
    Feb 13, 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. Free admission! Donations welcome.

Interested in learning jazz? The Milwaukee Jazz Institute has you covered

MJI’s artistic director, Mark Davis, recently spoke with Maayan Silver on WUWM’s Lake Effect about the history of jazz in Milwaukee, MJI’s founding story, and the many ways we’re making jazz accessible today… and into the future.

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Milwaukee Jazz Institute is a proud United Performing Arts Fund Affiliate and appreciates the generous support received annually thanks to your UPAF donation.

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