Bay View Jazz Fest

Written by Barry Oosterwaal on .

MJV & BVGN PRESENT ‘bay view jazz fest’| friday, june 6th, 2014



Milwaukee Jazz Vision is teaming up with Bay View Gallery Night to present a free and public event – the Bay View Jazz Fest (BVJF), bringing thousands of Milwaukeeans into the Bay View community to celebrate the local flavor of the neighborhood and Milwaukee arts, crafts, business, and music.


The 2014 BAY VIEW JAZZ FEST will feature multiple jazz groups during the night of the spring BAY VIEW GALLERY NIGHT.  The festival will provide an opportunity for Milwaukee's finest jazz artists to be showcased in front of the community at large. BVJF offers the general public the opportunity to experience the best of today's new live jazz and experimental music in club venue settings.  Bay View provides for an ideal festival experience, presenting groups performing all night at five of the neighborhood's esteemed venues within close proximity of each other.  On this night the 2014 BVJF will continue to redeem the rich jazz heritage of Milwaukee.

The 2014 BAY VIEW JAZZ FEST features curatorial input from Milwaukee Jazz Vision.  In line with the mission of BJVF, MJV continues to invigorate Milwaukee's jazz scene by promoting and supporting the city's jazz artists, all the while bringing an increasingly growing audience to the music.


Friday June 6th from 5:00 - 10:00 pm


Tonic Tavern
2335 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 455-3205

Highbury Pub
2322 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 294-4400

Studio Lounge
2246 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 489-7474

Club Garibaldi
2501 S Superior St 
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 483-6335


Tonic Tavern

5:00-­5:30pm, Batterman Ensemble (WCM)

6:00­-6:45pm, Mark Davis Quartet

Eric Schoor (tenor saxophone), Mark Davis (piano), Jeff Hamann (bass), Jeno Somlai (drums)

7:15­-8:00pm, Eric Jacobson featuring CNJ Latin Jazz
Eric Jacobson (trumpet), Neil Davis (guitar), Joey Sanchez (bass), Cecilio Negron Jr (percussion), Alberto Rivera (percussion)

8:30­-9:15pm, Kevin Hayden Band
Kenny Reichert (guitar), Terry Harris (piano), Alan Harris (bass), Kevin Hayden (drums)


The Highbury Pub

5:30­-6:00pm, Bronzeville Jazz Quintet (MYSO)

6:30­-7:15pm, Deirdre Fellner/Sam Steffke Duo

Deirdre Fellner (vocals), Sam Steffke (piano)

7:45­-8:30pm, Spirits Quartet

Jamie Breiwick (trumpet), Tony Barba (tenor saxophone), Tim Ipsen (bass), Andrew Green (drums)

9:00­-9:45pm, Jacobi & the Pillow Snatchers

Eric Schoor (tenor saxophone), Matt Wilson (guitar), Isaiah Joshua (piano), Evan Paydon (bass), Maurice Liddell (drums), Nastassja Bates (vocals)

Studio Lounge

5:15­-6:00pm, Opus

Curt Hanrahan (saxophones), Jim Sodke (piano), Steve Lewandowski (guitar), Larry Tresp (bass), Brian Ford (drums)

6:30­-7:15pm, Carlos Adames Group

Jay Anderson (tenor saxophone), Elias Holman (piano), Conway Powell (bass), Rodrigo Villanueva (drums), Tony Ayala (percussion), Carlos Adames (percussion)

7:45­-8:30pm, The Hush Ensemble
Aaron Gardner (tenor saxophone), Steve Peplin (guitar), Clay Schaub (bass), Jeremy Kuzniar (drums)

9:00­-9:45pm, Devin Drobka's Bell Dance Songs

Tony Barba (tenor saxophone), Jay Mollerskov (guitar), John Christensen (bass), Devin Drobka (drums)

Club Garibaldi

10:00pm-­1:00am, De La Buena
Eric Jacobson (trumpet), Chris Bresette (trumpet), Aaron Gardner (tenor saxophone/flute), Max Day (trombone), David Wake (keys/organ), Matt Turner (bass), Jeremy Kuzniar (drums), Julio Pabon (percussion/vocals), Cecilio Negron Jr. (percussion/vocals)

For more information, visit the BVGN Homepage.

Our Sponsors:

McGranaghan & Stawski Ltd
West End Conservatory
Jazz Unlimited of Greater Milwaukee
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Milwaukee  Musicians Union, AFM Local 8
Cascio Interstate Music