Jay Matthes sure knows how to entertain a virtual crowd! The return of our series on Sunday, July 5th was a real treat as Jay played a variety of music that made us sway side to side and tap our toes. On a weekend celebrating the U.S.A., Jay’s country, American sound, filled our spaces with … More Sunday Brunch Surprise Concert #5: Jay Matthes
It’s taken a bit, but we’re getting there – live music is returning to the area, and we can sit down and enjoy it in-person. Carefully. Distantly.
It’s a start! … More The Return of Live, In-Person Music
The Sunday Brunch Surprise series via Zoom continued on Sunday, June 14th with live music and for the first time, live art-making too! Mike Neumeyer, mallet player, and Kristen Kieckhaefer, live art specialist, made Sunday morning a delightful and memorable experience for all 24 screens. Mike Neumeyer is a musician, educator, and composer based in … More Sunday Brunch Surprise Concert #4: Mike Neumeyer and Kristen Kieckhaefer
The Sunday Brunch Surprise series via Zoom continued on May 17th, 2020 and featured a special saxophone and cello duo called Natural Satellite. On a rainy, and seemingly dull morning, they soothed us with their smooth, folk-jazz vibes. Hailing from Menasha, Wisconsin, this husband and wife duo met while earning their music degrees at the … More Sunday Brunch Surprise Concert: Natural Satellite
I’m a white female, from a middle class/blue-collar family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While I certainly didn’t grow up privileged, I’m very aware of white privilege. It’s a real thing, and there’s no getting around it. I’ve been in a little bit of a bubble recently, and have been behind on a lot of the racial … More A Note on Current Events
Recently graduating from UW-Eau Claire, Jacob Schuelke has been releasing music as a duo with his best friend Cole Tindal. He also plays trumpet in Buck it Up Brass. … More Pushing The Performers: Jacob Schuelke
Canary Reeds is a Contemporary Classical Chamber Music ensemble consisting of five players: Miko Roman – oboe, Lauren LaFond – clarinet, Valeri Nowak – saxophone, Callahan Leiungh – bassoon and Clay Steiner – bass clarinet. They are all full time students in Milwaukee looking to engage with an audience online while performances are on hold. … More Pushing The Performers: Canary Reeds
Outpost Natural Foods celebrated 50 years in business last weekend with a virtual birthday party concert series. As a co-host with 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, Wisconsin Music Ventures was excited to participate in their first online festival with a fantastic local business like Outpost. “I was so thrilled to work with Outpost on this collaboration,” said … More Happy Birthday Outpost Natural Foods!
Growing up in Janesville, WI, Ryan Thomas first discovered his love of music by listening to his father’s collection. He joined several bands playing Rock, Metal, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Electronic, Experimental and Contemporary. With a degree in Music Business and Recording Technology at University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, performing live plays a big role in accomplishing Ryan’s career goals. … More Pushing The Performers: Ryan Thomas