Friday, January 25th - 6:00PM (doors open at 5)
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
325 W Walnut St
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Milwaukee Jazz Vision presents EASTSIDE JAZZFEST 5 on Friday, January 25 at 6:00 p.m. at The Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. EASTSIDE JAZZFEST 6 is a one-day music festival featuring Milwaukee-based jazz acts and national/international acts with ties to Milwaukee established to fund the Milwaukee Jazz Vision Scholarship Program.
Bill Carrotthers, Appleton-based pianist comes to Milwaukee with his own trio to headline the festival. The evening’s line up also includes the Donna Woodall Group, The Eric Schoor Quartet, and the UWM Jazz Combo.
Refreshments will be available for purchase courtesy of JT Bones. Official sponsors of EASTSIDE JAZZFEST 6 include: JT Bones, North Coast Brewing Co., and MYSO.
ADMISSION/TICKETS: Admission to EASTSIDE JAZZFEST is $10/student & senior and $15/general admission. Advance tickets are available online now at ESJF6.EVENTBRITE.COM
EAST SIDE JAZZ FEST 5
Saturday, August 25th - 6:00PM (doors open at 5)
Sweet Water Organics
2151 South Robinson Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Milwaukee Jazz Vision presents EASTSIDE JAZZFEST 5 on Saturday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m. at Sweet Water Organics located at 2151 S. Robinson Avenue, Bay View. EASTSIDE JAZZFEST 5 is a one-day music festival featuring Milwaukee-based jazz acts and national/international acts with ties to Milwaukee established to fund the Milwaukee Jazz Vision Scholarship Program.
Russ Johnson, Brooklyn-based trumpeter returns to Milwaukee with his own quartet to headline the festival. The evening’s line up also includes the Johnny Padilla Quartet, Ten Million with Vincent Davis, and the MATC Honors Ensemble (MATCHE).
Refreshments will be available for purchase courtesy of JT Bones. Official sponsors of EASTSIDE JAZZFEST 5 include Sweet Water Organics, JT Bones, North Coast Brewing Co., and 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.
ADMISSION/TICKETS: Admission to EASTSIDE JAZZFEST is $10/student & senior, $15/general admission (advance) and $20/general admission (door). Advance tickets are available online now at www.milwaukeejazzvision.or
5:30 PM DOORS OPEN
6:00 PM MATCHE
6:45 PM Ten Million
8:00 PM Johnny Padilla Quartet
9:00 PM Russ Johnson Quartet
About Russ Johnson
Brooklyn based trumpeter Russ Johnson is an active performer in the jazz, improvised, and contemporary classical music scenes throughout the U.S. and abroad. In addition to leading his own groups, and co-leading The Other Quartet and New Math, Russ is currently touring as a member of Lee Konitz' new nonet and the Steve Swallow/Ohad Talmor "L'Histoire du Clochard" sextet. In addition, Russ has performed with a long list of musical heavyweights including; Kenny Wheeler, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Richie Beirach, Mark Ribot, Charles Earland, David Liebman, Joe Maneri, The Jazz Passengers, Oliver Lake, Myra Melford, Anthony Davis, Mick Rossi, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Michael Bublé, Curtis Fowlkes, Roy Nathanson, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Brian Blade, Dick Oatts, Aretha Franklin, Tony Malaby, Jenny Scheinman, and Mat Maneri. Russ is an active educator/clinician, having taught at colleges and universities across the U.S. and in Europe. He is currently teaching at The Center for Preparatory Studies in Music (CPSM) at Queens College, and is a member of the faculty at the Maine Jazz Camp.
About Milwaukee Jazz Vision
Milwaukee Jazz Vision is an organization of musicians, teachers, students, listeners, music industry professionals and community leaders dedicated to advancing the development and growth of the Jazz community in Milwaukee, WI. MJV is responsible for the biannual Eastside Jazzfest, a one-day music festival featuring Milwaukee-based jazz acts and national/international acts with ties to Milwaukee that was established to raise money for the MJV scholarship program. Starting in 2012 MJV will distribute funding for 4 scholarships, one at each of the following institutions: The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Area Technical College, The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra - Jazz Studies Program. More information at www.milwaukeejazzvision.or
About Sweet Water
Sweet Water is an urban farm located in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee at 2151 S. Robinson Ave. Sweet Water has re-purposed unused industrial building space; using aquaponics to sustainably grow fresh, safe produce and fish for local Milwaukee residents, restaurants and groceries. Sweet Water routinely hosts art exhibitions, live music, tours and more in its re-purposed industrial space and strives to become a resource for job creation and the revolutionary re-use of urban landscapes. For more information visit http://
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