The event is free and open to the public, food will be provided and there will be a performance by a Milwaukee High School of the Arts advanced jazz trio. It will begin at 6:30 p.m., with Manty Ellis, Howard Austin and Victor Campbell on the panel.
The event is part of the release series for “Milwaukee Jazz”, a new book about the history of jazz in Milwaukee, featuring photography spanning a century. “Milwaukee Jazz” brings 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 writing at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, interviewed dozens of musicians, club owners, and journalists, and compiled over two-hundred photographs.
“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.
Autographed books, as well as a selection of original photos from the book, will be available for sale. For more information visit www.mkejazzbook.com.