Wisconsin Music Ventures

Building community through music, and music through community; patron-supported live music experiences featuring local musicians in distinctively Wisconsin settings.

Performance + Education + Wanderlust

Upcoming Events

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Jan
18
Sat
2020
Find Us at Hangout MKE: UWM’s Canary Reeds @ Hangout MKE Cafe & Lounge Co.
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Find Us at Hangout MKE: UWM's Canary Reeds @ Hangout MKE Cafe & Lounge Co.

Canary Reeds is a Milwaukee based reed quintet dedicated to performing new music as well as standard repertoire. Canary Reeds participated in a masterclass with Fischoff Grand Prize-winning saxophone quartet Aruna this fall, and has enjoyed community performances in conjunction with area schools. The members of Canary Reeds are currently students at the University Wisconsin Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts and are coached by Dr. Nicki Roman.

  • Miko Roman, Oboe
  • Lauren LaFond, Clarinet
  • Valeri Nowak, Saxophone
  • Callahan Lieungh, Bassoon
  • Clay Steiner, Bass Clarinet
Feb
13
Thu
2020
WMV Special: Love is In the House @ Story Hill Fire House
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Featuring the J. Ryan Trio and Peter Neumer, Saxophone
Light snacks included with each ticket purchase. 

Doors open at 6:00.

Peter Neumer serenades on solo sax from 6:00-7:00. Mix and mingle, get your drink from the bar and load up on tasty treats from My Family Roots Catering.

The J. Ryan Trio takes the stage from 7:00 – 8:30.

The J. Ryan Trio plays jazz standards and down home blues all with a soulful feel in and around Milwaukee with every last dollar raised from album sales and live performance going to charity.

Enjoy a night of romance-themed music at Story Hill Fire House – a new event space that is elegant, unique and historic.

*Seating is limited, and may sell out. It is best to purchase tickets in advance. 

Mar
8
Sun
2020
Find Us at Sherman Perk: Jake Stanzer @ Sherman Perk Coffee Shop
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Find Us at Sherman Perk: Jake Stanzer @ Sherman Perk Coffee Shop

Join us in listening to fingerstyle acoustic guitar performed by local musician Jake Stanzer. He’ll perform pieces ranging from classic Celtic to Irish to Scottish traditional tunes, as well as some modern songs.

With heavy roots in blues, ragtime, and Celtic music, Jake Stanzer brings his passion for music and fingerstyle guitar to audiences all over Southeastern Wisconsin.  Whether you find him serenading a wine tasting, or rocking the stage with his emotive, blues-tinged licks in the bands Whiskey and The Devil or J.R. & The Strangers, Jake’s playing guarantees to satisfy your musical soul.

Grab some locally sourced coffee, tea and/or bakery from Sherman Perk while you’re there!

Apr
23
Thu
2020
Janet Schiff LIVE/Happy 50th Anniversary Outpost! @ Outpost's Facebook Page
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Janet Schiff LIVE/Happy 50th Anniversary Outpost! @ Outpost's Facebook Page

Janet, a cellist and composer from Nineteen Thirteen, a Milwaukee based chamber rock duo, will be performing solo but solo to Janet means something like 20 cellos at one time with the help of electronic technology. Her cello is from Transylvania, 1913 and she creates cello layers live for each audience. Don’t miss this!

 

More on the special Anniversary for Outpost Natural Foods Co-Op here.

Apr
24
Fri
2020
Justin Jagler LIVE/Happy 50th Anniversary Outpost! @ Outpost's Facebook Page
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Justin Jagler LIVE/Happy 50th Anniversary Outpost! @ Outpost's Facebook Page

Armed with rock ‘n’ roll zeal and rhythmic guitars, Justin Jagler delivers soulful roots music across America’s heartland and beyond. Through songs like “Stay Freaky, Giannis” and “Harvest Time,” Jagler’s relentless songwriting and nimble voice pay homage to folk traditions and explore the lives of 21st-century characters.

 

More on the special Anniversary for Outpost Natural Foods Co-Op here.


An overview of our first six months in existence - giving you a taste of the variety of events we program, as well as the community-based environment we wish to create.