“Milwaukee Jazz” is a new book about the history of jazz in Milwaukee, featuring photography that spans a century, bringing to life the players and places that made this blue-collar Midwest city a strong contributor to America’s original art form.
Local luminaries featured in the book include Loretta Whyte, Jabbo Smith, Woody Herman, Manty Ellis, Siggy Millonzi, Brian Lynch, Al Jarreau, and many more.
Writer Joey Grihalva, a Sherman Park native and three-time Milwaukee Press Club award winner for his feature work at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, interviewed dozens of musicians, club owners, and journalists, and compiled over two-hundred photographs for the book.
“Milwaukee Jazz” is the newest edition to the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing, the largest publisher of local history books in the nation.
The event will take place at Sherman Perk Coffee Shop on Thursday, September 19, at 6:30 p.m. Grihalva will present photos and have a conversation with local jazz icon Manty Ellis, who will also perform.
Autographed books, as well as a selection of original photos from the book, will be available for sale.
Purchase your autographed copy now at www.mkejazzbook.com.