Wednesday, July 11th
The Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra with special guest Michelle Coltrane
About: The Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra
The Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra, led by saxophonist and educator Curt Hanrahan is an A-list roster of Milwaukee musicians who not only swing their behinds off, they have something original to say. Their performances and recordings are a perfect balance of classic and contemporary standards and originals that are swinging, soulful, traditional and cutting-edge.
(Offical Website: https://www.mjojazz.com/)
About: Michelle Coltrane
Michelle Coltrane was born in Paris, France, and is the only daughter of Alice and John Coltrane. While living in Japan Michelle worked as a DJ. She performed and arranged background vocals for prominent artists. She has toured the US and France as a soloist and has performed with such artists as Kenny Kirkland, Jeff Watts, Ronnie Laws, Billy Childs, Jack DeJohnette, Marvin Smitty Smith, Reggie Workman and many more. Michelle honed her skills as an Emcee to many John Coltrane Scholarship events at the Wiltern Theatre and The House of Blues in Los Angeles. During the late 1990s, Michelle co-hosted a radio program on 90.7 FM for 5 years. Michelle’s new band a collaboration with Shea Welsh guitarist and MD. Michelle and Shea have composed new material and are arranging new and classic standards to create the bands unique modern and retro sound.
(Offical Website: http://michellecoltrane.com/)