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 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

MASTER CLASS WITH MARCYA: SONGS BY ELLINGTON / STRAYHORN
Wed, Oct 28
Online Event for All Ages
Oct 28, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM CDT
Online Event for All Ages
Learn from jazz vocalist Marcya Daneille as she coaches singers in an online master class.
BLUES IN THE JAZZ WORLD
Thu, Oct 29
Online Event for All Ages
Oct 29, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
Online Event for All Ages
An Online Jazz Listening Workshop with Paul Silbergleit
ELECTRIC BASS: JAZZ AND FUNK FUSION STYLES
Thu, Oct 22
Online Event for All Ages
Oct 22, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
Online Event for All Ages
Presented by Ethan Bender. This workshop will explore the role of the bass in the jazz and funk fusion genre.
JAZZ GUITAR LICKS LAB
Thu, Oct 22
Online Event for All Ages
Oct 22, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
Online Event for All Ages
In this monthly hands-on workshop with MJI guitar instructor Paul Silbergleit, you can start building a vocabulary of melodic ideas for jazz improvisation, through trying out a few simple, short, easily playable lines or “licks.”

A CONVERSATION WITH CHARLES McPHERSON

MJI's most recent 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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