All the brass horns gleam, whisper and shout. Tonal colors multiply, merge and melt, without digital trickery. Today's jazz orchestra composer-arranger's pen conjurs sumptuous landscapes for the soloist's ramble. Impressive recordings of them proliferate lately, some winning best-of-the-year polls and wide acclaim. But aren't big bands a creaking dinosaur of the swing era? Something is afoot, a reborn beast with a huge sonic footprint.
This afternoon, Milwaukee Jazz Vision and Bay View Gallery Night announced the schedule of performers for the second annual Bay View Jazz Fest, a free one-day celebration of the city's jazz heritage held at several venues throughout the neighborhood.
Lindsay Garric chats with jazz pianist Andy Milne about his band Dapp Theory, the details of his Shatner collaboration, Milwaukee's vegetarian culinary fare and more. Dapp Theory gigs at the Jazz Estate on Friday, March 27.
After a quarter of a century as Milwaukee music mainstays, Clamnation is coming to an end, bringing things to a grand close Friday night at the Nomad World Pub beginning at 9 p.m. There tends to be an assumption of the worst when band members go separate ways, but that's far from the case here.
Once again this week at O'Donoghue's, the SUPERband is featuring the music of Buddy Rich featuring the SUPERband's own Dave Splittgerber ***************************************************** Benefit For Gary Christensen 2:00 until 5:00 at the 449th American Legion P...
"They're the tightest, most solid ensemble of expertmusicians Milwaukee may ever see." - The Milwaukee JournalJoin us for a once-in-a-lifetime public performance!The Bill Sargent Big Band's 30th Anniversary Concertas part of the grand finale ofLake Mills' 175th birthday celebration - th...
Sunday, January 2, 2011
THE BILL SARGENT BIG BAND
The Inauguration of Governor-Elect Scott Walker
"A Wisconsin You Can Believe In Celebration Fundraiser"
424 East Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED!
CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH US!THE BILL SARGENT BIG BANDFriday, December 31, 20107 pm - 1 amItalian Community Center631 East Chicago StreetMilwaukee, Wisconsin 53202-5916Phone: 414-223-2180OUR TASTY NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY MENUHors d'oeuvresA variety of the Italian Conference Center's famous hot a...
There is something about jazz that I just don't get. You may say that it's because I'm not cultured enough but I think I've done a pretty good job at rounding myself out. I have seen, participated and appreciated opera, jazz, blues and theatre and I've had fine wines and good cigars...