June 10, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Milwaukee Jazz Vision Presents Friday Night Jazz Jam Sessions Series
Milwaukee, WI –
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Press release for MJV Jazz Session Series

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  • 1. June 10, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Milwaukee Jazz Vision Presents Friday Night Jazz Jam Sessions Series Milwaukee, WI – The nonprofit organization and music collective Milwaukee Jazz Vision will now be hosting a Friday night Jazz Jam Session Series, reaching all four of Milwaukee’s geographical corners, and pairing prominent players to their respective areas as hosts of the series. Recently incorporated, Milwaukee Jazz Vision seeks to reconnect the city’s jazz community at large, and more specifically: its players, through the sacred art form of the jam session, an informal place for cutting-edge musicians to introduce themselves in an informal, improvisational musical setting. Those interested in participating (or observing) will have four opportunities per month to do so in Milwaukee, backed by a quartet: 1st Friday: Frank’s Power Plant (6:30-8:30 p.m.) 2800 KK Avenue (414) 481-9200 w/ Andy Buck Quartet 2nd Friday: Wisconsin Conservatory (7-9 p.m.) 1584 N. Prospect Ave. (414) 276-5760 w/ The Mark Davis Trio 3rd Friday: Sherman Perk (Coffee Shop) (7-10 p.m.) 4924 W. Roosevelt Dr. (414) 875-7375 w/ Jay Anderson Quartet 4th Friday: Mendini’s (6:30-9:30 p.m.) 105 S. Main St. (Thiensville) (262) 643-4867 w/ Murphy/Lovas Quartet MJV co-founders Jamie Breiwick and Kevin Hayden seek to dispel stereotypes surrounding jazz music – its supposed elitism, showiness, and insularity – but they also see a bigger picture, a means of connecting area schools to the music industry itself. From the beginning, jazz’s rhythmic, improvisational qualities have made it highly
  • 2. compatible with other genres, and as a result its place in American culture has been wide and varied. In contrast to other open mic settings, jazz jam sessions offer a wider musical approach, both in content and between-musician interaction, which requires a strong command of one’s instrument. But as the great trumpeter Miles Davis once said, “Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” This comment is based on the harmonic components of jazz, but more importantly it defines the attitude present at such jam sessions, that which has come to characterize jazz itself. Eastside Jazz Fest, a biannual consortium of jazz performances, is the primary fundraiser for a series of scholarships offered by MJV that assist talented students studying jazz. The scholarships take effect next year, and will be awarded to one student from each of the following: The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, The Milwaukee Area Technical College, The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. The place of jazz in American music is mysterious, though it continues to blur cultural boundaries of race, gender, and age. These places are sometimes quiet and sometimes loud, though consistently profound. In an age where musical collaboration can happen anywhere, at any time, through any imagined means, this is a special treat for burgeoning musicians of all shapes and sizes. ### Media Contact: Graham Marlowe (920) 655-8779 gmarlowe@uwm.edu www.milwaukeejazzvision.org

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