Linda Binder is a violinist and mandolinist whose performed with a number of ensembles in the Milwaukee and Chicago area. Among her groups have been Smith & Binder, PaVda, Toco Rio and The Lake Mandolin Quartet. ME: How did you get involved with Wisconsin Music Ventures? LINDA: Steve Smith, who I play in a jazz … More Spotlight of the Week: Linda Binder
Cosmic Endeavors are a jazz band formed in August 2020. Originally beginning as an instrumental group, they were able to reach new horizons with the addition of vocalist and producer Demetri Rogers. They’ve been exploring time and space since. I spoke to Julian Singh, the drummer and pianist. ME: How did Cosmic Endeavors get involved … More Spotlight of the Week: Cosmic Endeavors
Jesse Stratton is an alternative country/Americana artist hailing from just outside Austin, Texas. He’s been playing music since the age of 10 and has fronted his own band since 2014. His latest album “Family & Friends” came out last fall. ME: How did you get involved with Wisconsin Music Ventures? JESSE: I reached out to … More Spotlight of the Week: Jesse Stratton
Wisconsin Music Ventures began as a patron-supported concert series in July of 2019... But what exactly is a patron? As this video demonstrates, patronage for artists is not a new concept. How WMV integrates patrons into its current mission: that might be.