Merry Christmas! A compendium of upcoming outings for anyone looking to old-school up their holiday season. Find us out and about and say hello, you know we love y’all so much.
20111 Lord Street in Brookfield
(Bluemound just east of Barker)
Saturday Dec 15
11am – 2pm
Von Maur – a simply beautiful place for holiday shopping. Need some help finding a gift? Their service is unmatched. Free gift wrap? You betcha. Live instrumental jazz and Christmas tunes? Yes absolutely. Do we still play ‘Baby it’s Cold Outside’? You know we do. Find us on the lower level.
5300 S 76th St, Greendale, WI 53129
On the lower level – in the Entertainment Area
Friday Dec 21
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Sunday Dec 23
6:30pm – 7:30pm
No excuse for bringing your nieces and nephews gifts purchased at the gas-station on the way to the party. I can assure you Little Timmy does not pine for a tire pressure gauge and a funnel. Find something worthwhile at the many great shops of Wisconsin’s largest mall, then swing by the entertainment area and say hello as we weave Christmas tunes.
Caroline’s Jazz Club
401 S 2nd Street
Thursday Dec 27
8:30pm – 11:30pm
Relax at a simply superb jazz club – Carolines. If you haven’t been, you are missing out. On this set, all members of the band are named Dave except for me.
Live – Local – Late-breaking
The good folks of our sister band the Milwaukee Blues Rock Collective will be out and about at:
Paulie’s Pub and Eatery
8031 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI 5321
Saturday Dec 22
9pm ’till late
We are obviously very excited to bring Christmas jazz back to Von Maur. I recall fondly my meeting Santa Claus during last year’s outing. Being a lifetime member of the ‘coal society’ I hadn’t had the pleasure of greeting him face-to-face during my formative years. Anyhoo, as we laid into our first set, ‘ole St Nick descended the escalator while shaking sleigh bells on 2 and 4 in perfect time. Sauntering past the line of kids and leaning over the piano he says to me, and I kid you not, “Hey man, can y’all play some Art Blakey?”. That’s right, Santa was a true blue jazz cat that knew. his. stuff. At that moment, in my mind, he was indeed the real Santa. Voice 2 octaves higher than intended and rife with child-like excitement I heard myself exclaim “Sure thing Santa!”. Well we busted out ‘Moanin’ from the Jazz Messengers and had ourselves a merry little time. So maybe pop on by this Saturday, Dec 15 at Von Maur and say hi to Santa’s groovin’est elves, Or catch us at any of the other superb venues listed above.
Much love to you all, thank you for supporting our music and our charity mission in 2018, blessings on your Christmas and to all – a guuuuuuuud night
Here’s a link to Santa’s favorite ‘Christmas’ tune – Goes great with milk and cookies.