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Where can you hear jazz and blues music in Milwaukee?

There’s something about both jazz and blues that gets deep into your fibers. Genres with myriad powers. Music potent enough to make you muse, sway or wail. They’re cousins, of sorts. Jazz, pioneered by Black musicians in the early 20th century, features syncopated rhythms, particular chords and "a large amount of improvisation," says one music [...]

Bradley Jazz Collective to perform benefit brunch for Mountain Top Aug. 8

JACKSON — The Bradley Jazz Collective will be performing in the garden at the Wildcat Inn & Tavern on Sunday, Aug. 8. Brunch and music will benefit Mountain Top Music Center. This mid-summer delight will be hosted by the tavern’s general manager Stu Dunlop. The  Bradley Jazz Collective features Craig Bryan on percussion, Al Hospers [...]

Teaching Students about Visual and Performing Arts of the Harlem Renaissance

Recently, a new collaborative formed that is focused on working with 11th grade history teachers and their students to provide immersive lessons on the Harlem Renaissance and the role that visual and performing arts played. The collaborative is a partnership between Columbia's Connecting Youth Initiative, AAADS' Mellon Foundation Artist in Residence Program, and the Urban Assembly School for Performing Arts in West Harlem. On [...]

Jazz St. Louis stages audience comeback with 2021-22 season of shows

Manhattan Transfer Yellowjackets   Poncho Sanchez   Roosevelt Collier   Sara Gazarek Kevin C. Johnson After livestreaming for most of the pandemic, Jazz St. Louis is set to welcome audience members back inside Jazz at the Bistro and the Harold & Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz. “It’s going to be great seeing the place come [...]

Learning A Thing Or Two About Jazz With Lecturer Vincent Chandler

Southfield (CW50) – Vincent Chandler is native Detroiter, who was a protégé in Detroit’s jazz scene during one of jazz music’s peaks in the city. He studied under some of Detroit’s most influential jazz musicians and is now passing on what he has learned as a lecturer in jazz studies, trombone, at Wayne State University. [...]

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