Live Jazz

Jazz Unlimited Open Jam Returns to The Packing House Restaurant Every 4th Sunday!

This Sunday, January 27th, 1 - 4pm at the Packing House Jam with Chris “CP” Peppas Quartet with Jeff Stoll - keyboard, Joe Zarcone - drums, Warren Wiegratz - sax and Chris "CP" Peppas - vocals will host the event.
Also appearing February 24th and March 17th Sherwood Alper Quartet with Jeff Stoll, Joe Zarcone, and Mike Caldwell will host the evnt

Jazz musicians and those that appreciate Jazz please stop down to the Packing House (900 E Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207) every 4th Sunday for an open jazz jam which benefits the Jazz Unlimited Scholarship Fund. The $5 collected at the Door goes to the Jazz Unlimited Scholarship Fund. Ages 18 and under admitted free! We are a 501(c)(3) organization, which makes all donations tax deductible. If you are not a member of Jazz Unlimited, then we want you now! $10/Student* (* full time student 24 or younger) | $35/Single $45/Couple | $100/Patron* $250/Corporate* (* free ads) For more information Click Here.

Karen Cameron Quartet

Friday, Jan. 11   8-10pm
Alley’s Bistro / Menomonee Falls

Dave Miller Trio with Mike Cascio & Hal Miller Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Returns to Crush, 378 W Main St, Waukesha, WI, from 8pm-11pm. Open professional "sit-in" for sax, trombone, horn, flute, and clarinet! Come for wine and the blues!

Julie Thompson & Too Hip For The Room

A new dynamic trio featuring vocalist Julie Anne Love Thompson accompanied by Gare Hofstad on guitar and Keith Watling playing a dual role as guitarist and bassist. The trio plays a repertoire of jazz standards, blues, rock, pop tunes and even a traditional or well loved folk songs.

Upcoming Gigs

Coffeeville, n168 w20101 Main, Jackson, WI
February 2, May 18th, 11:00 am - 2:00pm

The Cheel, 105 South ain St., Thiensville, WI
April 17th, 7:30 - 9:30pm

The Insouciant Guitar


The Insouciant Guitar create a novel and entertaining show with their guitar artistry created from their own arrangements of jazz standards, Latin jazz, manouche jazz, popular music and classical performed on acoustic guitars.

Upcoming Gigs

Crush Wine Bar, 378 W Main St, Waukesha, WI 53186
January, 18th, 8:00 - 11:00pm

New CD From Jack Grassel and Jill Jensen

Award-winning, multi-instrumentalist Jack Grassel and vocalist Jill Jensen, partners in music and marriage since 1998, announce the November 2018 release of a new CD, SNOW PEOPLE.

The collection of 12 Winter-themed songs from the cold American Midwest, are a mixture of jazz, pop, rock, blues, rap, swing, original, Christmas and a dash of avant-garde. Jack plays all the instruments. “It was a fun project for two people in love. We recorded it over the past year in our home studio when we were inspired and in good form so did not have the pressures of studio time limitations.” adds Jack.

Popular demand was catalyst for the CD. Jack and Jill host annual Holiday Home Concerts during the first weekend in December, and pleased attendees urged them to record the shows. In response to the request Jack and Jill created this new wonderful CD.

SNOW PEOPLE will be available for holiday gift purchase at all performances and at:

  • Online Webstore, or
  • Lincoln Music, 3379 S. 13th St., Milwaukee, WI 53215, 414-671-4233
  • Schmitt Music, 1409 Washington Ave. Racine, WI 53404, 262-634-5637

New Members Wanted

It is time for all Jazz Unlimited of Greater Milwaukee members and nonmembers to join together and network. If you know of anyone that loves Jazz, Jazz Unlimited of Greater Milwaukee would love to have them as a member! Here is an application: Please fill this out, and bring this form along with your check to this event or Purchase via PayPal at! You may also mail your membership application to Jazz Unlimited % Yvonne Zarcone: 1123-A Hawthorne Place, Pewaukee, WI 53072 with you check made out to "Jazz Unlimited". Please visit Jazz Unlimited of Greater Milwaukee website at: for more information.

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