The East Side Jazz Fest was organized by three veteran Milwaukee musicians who saw a definite need for Milwaukee's jazz scene to be recognized apart from other music festivals in the region. Neil Davis, Jamie Brewick and Kevin Hayden organized the fest in order to showcase the unique sound and talent of Milwaukee's jazz scene- particularly that of the city's vibrant east side.
On Saturday July 17, 2010, the first ever East Side Jazz Fest was held at the Miramar Theater. Seven groups took the stage to display what veteran and emerging jazz talent Milwaukee has to offer. This event was a huge success, so much that its organizers have decided to continue the event on a bi-annual basis. The second East Side Jazz Fest will be held on Saturday February 26, 2011 at the Todd Wehr Conference Center. Headlining will be grammy award winning jazz artist and Milwaukee native, Brian Lynch.
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Milwaukee Jazz Vision
The Milwaukee Jazz Vision is an organization of business and music professionals, musicians, teachers, students and listeners working together with the goal of advancing jazz music in the Greater Metro-Milwaukee area.