April 26-30 - Capital City Jazz Fest at Madison Quality Inn & Suites, 2969 Cahill Main, Fitchberg. Info 608-850-5400.
May 11, Noon to 2 p.m. - Enjoy a variety of live music performed by versatile jazz clarinetist Rich Regent at the Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Free admission and free weekend parking. Info 414-336-1111.
May 19, 4 to 5 p.m. - JU Scholarship Winners perform for you. Don't miss this opportunity to hear this great talent
for yourself. Steinway Gallery, 11550 West North Avenue, Wauwatosa.
Lenard Simpson on Alto Sax, Jordan Rattner on Guitar, Peter Garofalo on Piano, Amy Clapp on Tenor Sax, Travis Drow on Trumpet and Vocalist Grace McDonell will impress you with their maturity and talent. They may still be in high school, but their abilities and dedication has raised the bar. I guarantee you that you will not be disappointed. This may be the last time you will have an opportunity to hear all these young, talented performers in one sitting.
Backing these young musicians will be a trio of familiar pros:
Frank DeMiles on Piano, Hal Miller on Bass, and Randy Maio on Drums.
What more could you ask for? How about a small entry donation of only $10!
June 17 - 28 - Jazz Camp, The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music or call 414-276-5760.
August 1- 4, Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Concert at Davenport, Iowa.
Music in the Courtyard at the Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee, 414-223-2180.
2nd Mondays - Eric Jacobson Quartet at Downer, 2625 N. Downer Ave. Info 414-501-4510.
2nd Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - Jazz Unlimited Board Meeting at Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. More info: Augie Ray, 414-390-0271.
1st Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. - Tuesday Night Jam Session at The Jazz Gallery, 926 E. Center St., Milwaukee. Neil Davis, guitar; Ethan Bender, bass; Jeno Somlai, drums. Info 414-267-2948.
2nd Monday, 6 to 9 p.m. - Rhythm Aces at Astor Hotel, 924 E. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee.
Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. - Jeff Stoll, keyboard; Sharon Schmidt, vocals; and Joe Zarcone, percussion. Historic Red Mill, 1005 S. Elm Grove Rd., Brookfield.
1st Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. - New Rampart Street Paraders at Organ Piper Pizza, 4353 S. 108th St., Greenfield, phone 414-529-1177.
3rd Wednesdays, 6:30 to 10 p.m. - Rich Regent, Polkas, jazz, and popular tunes, dancing, free. Moose Lodge 49, 5476 S. 13th St., Milwaukee. Info 414-281-4444.
Fridays, 6 to 8:30 p.m. - The Generation Gap and Wayne Zimmerman, saxophones. Roccos on KK, 2860 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Bay View, 414-483-0677.
2nd Fridays - Jazz Trio with Jeff Stohl, Mike Miller, Adekola Adedapo at Packing House, 900 E. Layton Ave., Milwaukee, info 414-483-5054.
Newsletter Editor's Message
Is anyone out there? Or does anyone care? While we gain new
members, our current members are not renewing their membership.
We can't grow the club that way. Maybe we should just admit that
Jazz Unlimited is slowly going out of business. Oh, we can continue
to limp along the way we are going for another 5 or 10 years. We do
have enough patrons to support our Scholarship Program, but just
barely. Our membership dues barely pays for the newsletter. (You'd know that if you read last month's message.)
We need YOU to encourage one more person to join the club. If every member adds a member, we double our membership and that means each copy of the newsletter costs less and the club will grow.
Message to our members: the Board of Directors and Officers can't grow the club without your help. You do not have to join the Board or invest a serious amount of time, but do something. Don't know what to do?
Please let me hear from you!
Augie Ray, phone 414-390-0271, e-mail AJR@MkeRay.com, or by mail:
- Jazz Unlimited of Greater Milwaukee
- c/o Augie Ray, Newletter Editor
- 1905 N. Water St. Unit 306
- Milwaukee WI 53202-1589