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!
CONGRATULATIONS, WE SIX!
Voted Best Jazz Combo in MKE
Congratulations to our resident ensemble We Six for being voted best jazz combo in Milwaukee for the second year in a row. We Six features Eric Jacobson on trumpet, Scott Burns on tenor sax, Paul Silbergleit on guitar, Mark Davis on piano, Jeff Hamann on bass, and David Bayles on drums. MJI is so proud of these faculty members!
- Thu, Feb 10Bar Centro
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.