For many bands, the health of the group relies on giving one another space when need be. In most cases, that's pretty easy; after all, after practice or a gig, usually everyone can go in their separate directions. That's a little bit difficult for Chris Wagoner and Mary Gaines, the core duo of the Madison-based jazz band The Stellanovas, who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this year.
For about half of the year, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band calls its New Orleans namesake home, playing bright brassy jazz to the residents of the Big Easy. For the other half of the year, however, the legendary jazz band brings that cajun flavor and music across the country to cities needing a little extra kick.
Perhaps it's a bit trite to fall back on the argument of "you weren't the first to..." when it comes to hipsters, but -- like every mind-shattering fact on the Internet -- a Wikipedia page has given us the true origin of the hipster. And, guess what, they were cool 40 years before you were even born. So remove your Animal Collective vinyl and take off your wayfarers, because you're about to get a history lesson about the O.G. 1940s hipster.
Over the past decade it seems as though half the East Side has moved down to Bay View, so perhaps its fitting that a neighborhood music festival is following suit. After six concerts over three years, Milwaukee Jazz Vision is moving its "Eastside Jazzfest" to Tonic Tavern, the Highbury Pub, Club Garibaldi and Studio Lounge, as the Bay View Jazz Fest makes its debut during Bay View Gallery Night.
It was 11 years ago today when my mother called me from Milwaukee and told me Ron Cuzner had died that day at 64. I was stunned into a Cuzner-like pregnant-pause silence. I had moved to Madison in 1989, so I lost my close connection to Ron in those pre-radio streaming years. He had spun his last Ellington "Solitude" intro and uttered his last golden catch-phrase. He and his jazz program "The Dark Side" had finally moved on to the light.
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...