The Annual Xfer House Band Xmas Show!
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Annual Xfer House Band Xmas Show!

It's the 9th annual pre-Xmas Transfer (Xfer) House Band bash! Every year, the Tuesday before Xmas, we dive into that rich treasure trove of Amerimusicana, the Christmas carol. With the accomplished and groove driven underpinning of the Xfer House Band, led by Neal Chandek on the keys along with Bill Martin on guitar and Omar on the jazz kit, Dennis Fermenich will lead the charge with his finely honed expertise with an eclectic array of Xmas tunes, from Sinatra to the Beach Boys to the benchmark Bing Crosby. (And, pssst, word on the street: we may have a few Xmas Bootleg CD stocking stuffers available for the last minute.

As always, every and all Tuesday features half priced bottles of wine. Tonight we will also have $5 hot cups of Gluhwein to warm your soul!

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Olivia Gonzales Trio
Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

Olivia Gonzales Trio

Vocalist Olivia Gonzales has graced the Transfer stage on a Tuesday night now and again, sitting in with the Transfer House Band. But tonight, we are happy to present Olivia's own trio. She'll be joined by Nathan Pflughoeft on guitar and Anthony D'Agostino on stand-up bass. Olivia promises an intimate and captivating evening of jazz standards.

Martini Jazz Lounge, every Thursday, October thru May.
$5 classic martinis and cosmos. $0 cover.

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Transfer House Band feat. Dennis Fermenich
Dec
26
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Dennis Fermenich

Get out of the house and join the Transfer House Band with along with resident jazz vocal stylist, Dennis Fermenich, bringing the positive vibes to your Tuesday night. The Transfer House Band is Neal Chandek on keys, Bill Martin on guitar and Omar maintaining the groove on the jazz kit.

As always, Tuesday at Transfer means half price vino... by the bottle.

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Transfer House Band 2018 Kickoff Open Jam!
Jan
2
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band 2018 Kickoff Open Jam!

The first real day of the new year, another reason to celebrate!

The Transfer House Band will help you establish all the right routines, which must include Tuesday nights at Transfer: upbeat, feelgood jazz standards by the grooviest organ trio in the city, bringing the positive vibes to your evening... with no cover and a splendid collection wines that are, on this night, every week, half price by the bottle.

ATTN: Musicians with jazz chops! Bring it! (Reminder of the moment: Every musician who manages to sit in on our stage is rewarded w/ a drink of your own choosing -- and our selection is broad.)

The Transfer House Band is: Neal Chandek on keys, Bill Martin on guitar and Omar on the jazz kit.

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Transfer House Band feat. Adekola Adedapo
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Adekola Adedapo

Vocalist Adekola Adedapo returns to the Transfer stage, bringing her unifying spirit, positive energy and eclectic etho-cultural stylings. She has been crossing paths with members of the Transfer House Band for decades, and the chemistry shows.

The Transfer House Band is Neal Chandek on keys, Bill Martin on guitar, and Omar on drums.

As with every Tuesday, bottles of wine are half off!

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Swing Chevron
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Swing Chevron

If you've not experienced it, you may not know that the old school sound popularly (and now controversially) known as Gypsy Jazz fits the old Transfer Pharmacy space like a glove. Tonight we feature one of Milwaukee's newer entrants into a genre that found its beginnings in 30s Paris. The players, however, are veterans of the local scene: Allen Russell on violin, Ben Dameron on Guitar and Jeff Hammon on Bass. Come help us welcome Swing Chevron to their first appearance on the Transfer stage!

Martini Jazz Lounge, every Thursday, October thru May.
$5 classic martinis and cosmos. $0 cover.

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Transfer House Band feat. Donna Woodall
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Donna Woodall

We are happy to welcome back the one and only Donna Woodall. A seasoned vocalist and entertainer, you may have seen her singing for years at Bucks games with Streetlife, or at Jazz in the Park with her own group, the Donna Woodall Group. Tonight, Donna will be backed by the usual suspects, Neal Chandek on keys with Bill Martin on guitar and Omar on the kit.

As always, every Tuesday all Tuesday, vino is half price by the bottle!

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Eric Schoor Trio feat. Manty Ellis
Nov
30
7:30 AM07:30

Eric Schoor Trio feat. Manty Ellis

Eric Schoor Trio continue their Even Thursday residency with the legendary Manty Ellis on guitar and Jeff Hamann on bass along with Eric Schoor himself on the tenor.

Martini Jazz Lounge, every Thursday, Oct thru May.
$5 classic martinis and cosmos. $0 cover.

Why do we call Manty Ellis legendary? Click here to read an amazing interview by Jamie Breiwick.

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Eric Schoor Trio feat. Manty Ellis
Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

Eric Schoor Trio feat. Manty Ellis

Last gig of the year for Eric Schoor Trio, who will continue their Even Thursday residency next year. The Eric Schoor Trio is: the legendary Manty Ellis* on guitar, Jeff Hamann on bass, and Eric Schoor himself on tenor sax.

Martini Jazz Lounge, every Thursday, Oct thru May.
$5 classic martinis and cosmos. $0 cover.

*Why do we call Manty Ellis legendary? Click here to read an amazing interview by Jamie Breiwick.

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Transfer House Band feat. Jerry Grillo
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Jerry Grillo

2017 is a fleeting moment. In many ways, that's a good thing. But, as '17 angles out of our lives, perhaps a reminder is due: this year marks a quarter century since the release of the Jerry Grillo's first album, timelessly entitled: This Funny World. The album release party for that sophisticated and sensuous freshman debut took place at the then-and-now vanquard venue for jazz in Milwaukee, The Jazz Estate. Fittingly, Jerry will perform there again on Thursday, December 14th. He will be supported by a crew that fits him like a glove, the Transfer House Band. Come hear Jerry on their home turf.... and a stage that he helped anchor. 

The Transfer House Band is: Neal Chandek on the keys, Bill Martin on guitar, and Omar holding down the jazz kit.

As always on Tuesdays, our vino selection is half price, all day (we open at 11a).

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Dan Flynn Trio
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Dan Flynn Trio

Guitarist Dan Flynn is no stranger to the Transfer stage, but tonight we are proud to welcome his own trio, comprised of himself and some notable fellas who are also masters of their crafts: Jeremy Kuzniar on drums and Clay Schaub on stand-up bass. On paper, this is a golden triangle. On the Transfer stage, notably triangular in shape, this will be a spectacle not to be missed.

Martini Jazz Lounge happens every Thursday night at Transfer, October through May. Live jazz: no cover. Classic martinis and cosmos: five dollars.

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Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Stu Mellis

We welcome to the Transfer stage for the first time, saxophonist Stu Mellis, who brings his musical journey full circle with a return to Milwaukee. A product of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Stu played on the local big band and Salsa circuits before departing for Dallas in 1979. He has played along with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Johnny Taylor, Glen Campbell. Tonight he will be playing with Transfer's usual suspects: Neal Chandek on keys, Bill Martin on guitar and Omar on the jazz kit.

As always, Tuesday at Transfer means half price vino... by the bottle.

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Dick Tate Halloween Show with the Transfer House Band
Oct
31
7:30 PM19:30

Dick Tate Halloween Show with the Transfer House Band

If your costume is not worn out from the weekend, you've got a place to keep it alive! Consumate entertainer and Milwaukee son, Dick Tate, will be in command for three hours that you won't forget, and the place will be jumpin'. Despite Mr. Tate's long history in the entertainment business, this will be his first solo performance in his home town.

The House Band is no stranger to Dick, as he's been making appearances and sitting in for the last few years on Tuesday nights. Tonight, Dick will be dedicating the first set to another master performer whose voice is now amongst the angels: our beloved Floyd Dorsey.

As always, providing the swingin' backdrop for the evening, are the usual suspects: Neal Chandek on keys, Bill Martin on guitar and the ever smooth Omar on the jazz kit.

And don't forget, every Tuesday features live music w no cover AND half price bottles of wine.

photo by Artemio Montes
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Transfer House Band
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band

The core trio, the foundation to every Tuesday night here, the Transfer House Band, fronted by your fearless leader, Neal Chandek on keys, along with the inimitable Bill Martin on guitar and the rhythmic lifeblood of Omar on the set.

As always on Tuesdays, half priced wine by the bottle!

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Eric Schoor Trio feat. Manty Ellis
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Eric Schoor Trio feat. Manty Ellis

Eric Schoor Trio are back for their Martini Jazz Lounge residency through May 2018 at Transfer. The difference is that this year they will be holding down EVEN DATED Thursdays, rather than the odd. The legendary Manty Ellis on guitar and Jeff Hamann on bass join Eric Schoor on tenor sax.

Martini Jazz Lounge, every Thursday, October thru May.
$5 classic martinis and cosmos. $0 cover.

Why do we call Manty Ellis legendary? Click here to read an amazing interview by Jamie Breiwick.

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Martini Jazz Lounge: Tomas Antonic Trio
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Tomas Antonic Trio

We welcome one of Milwaukee's new generation of guitar monsters, Tomas Antonic. He'll roll with his trio, rounded out by familiar stand-out players, Devin Drobka on the kit, and Clay Schaub on stand-up.

Martini Jazz Lounge, every Thursday, October through May. Classic martinis and cosmos, $5, live music included...

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Transfer House Band feat. Adekola Adedapo
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Adekola Adedapo

It's your lucky night as singer and vocal stylist, Adekola Adedapo, returns, bringing her unifying spirit and positive energy to the Transfer stage. She has been crossing paths with members of the Transfer House Band for decades, and the chemistry shows.

The Transfer House Band is Neal Chandek on keys, Bill Martin on guitar, and Omar on drums.

As with every Tuesday, bottles of wine are half off!

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Latin Sessions: Carlos Adames Group
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Latin Sessions: Carlos Adames Group

Conguista extaordinair, Carlos Adames, rounds out the 2017 Latin Sessions run with his core collaborators: Elias Holman on keys, Tony Ayala on additional percussion and Conway Powell on bass. Word on the street is that a T-bone might be showing up. Only one way to find out. Many thanks to Carlos and the crew, as well as all of this year's Latin Sessions contributors!

Final night of $5 caipirinhas, $5 mojitos, $5 margaritas.

Next up: Martini Jazz Lounge kicks off with the Tomas Antonic Trio and $5 classic martinis and cosmos

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Transfer House Band open jam
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band open jam

The core trio, the foundation to every Tuesday night here, the Transfer House Band, fronted by your fearless leader, Neal Chandek on keys, along with the inimitable Bill Martin on guitar and the rhythmic lifeblood of Omar on the set. The first post-equinox set of the year, quasi dark as things get underway, just as it should be.

As always on Tuesdays, half priced wine by the bottle!

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Latin Sessions: Johnny Padilla y tu Tipica Moderna
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Latin Sessions: Johnny Padilla y tu Tipica Moderna

We lament the end of summer and the finale Johnny Padilla's Latin Sessions residency with his Afro-Cuban project. He is joined by John Seydewitz on percussion, Peter Billman on guitar and Chris Kringel on bass. Johnny himself will be leading the charge on saxes and flute.

Latin Sessions, Thursdays @Transfer, June thru September. Caipirinhas, Mojitos and Margaritas, $5. Musica Latina en vivo, gratis.

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Carlos Adames Group
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

Carlos Adames Group

Percussionist Carlos Adames returns with his mainstay compañeros, Elias Holman on keys, Tony Ayala on timbales, Conway Powell on bass.

Latin Sessions, Thursdays @Transfer, June thru September. Caipirinhas, Mojitos and Margaritas, $5. Musica Latina en vivo, gratis.

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Johnny Padilla y su Tipica Moderna
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

Johnny Padilla y su Tipica Moderna

We welcome Johnny Padilla and his Afro-Cuban project featuring Jordan Rattner on guitar, Chris Kringel on bass and John Seydewitz on percussion. Johnny himself will be leading on saxes and flute.

Latin Sessions, Thursdays @Transfer, June thru September. Caipirinhas, Mojitos and Margaritas, $5. Musica Latina en vivo, gratis.

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Latin Sessions: Cecilio Negron Jr presents Bahia
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Latin Sessions: Cecilio Negron Jr presents Bahia

Latin Sessions continues as Cecilio Negron Jr presents Bahia, a storied local Latin super group that will pack the Transfer stage and fill the building with deep Caribbean, Afro-Cuban and South American grooves. Squeezing on stage together will be Lorena Gueny on guitar, Luis Lopez on cuatro, Joey Sanchez on bass, Alberto Maldonado on percussion, 
William Torres on flute and, your evening's host, Cecilio Negron Jr on tumbadoras.

Latin Sessions, Thursdays @Transfer, June thru September. Caipirinhas, Mojitos and Margaritas, $5. Musica Latina en vivo, gratis.

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