Transfer House Band feat. Dennis Fermenich
Nov
20
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Dennis Fermenich

It's Tuesday night. That means the Transfer House Band will be breaking down the standards 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, all day Tuesday at Transfer, we're providing the vino at half price... by the bottle.

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Mike Pauers Quartet
Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Mike Pauers Quartet

We are happy to welcome back to the Transfer stage the Mike Pauers Quartet, headed up by Mr. Pauers on his bari sax and supported by a killer line up.

Martini Jazz Lounge is every Thursday, Oct thru May. $5 classic martinis and cosmos. No cover.

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Transfer House Band feat. George Braith
Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. George Braith

From Staten Island, of Blue Note fame and proprietor of The Braithophone Musical Instrument Company, Inc., we are thrilled to welcome George Braith, brilliant saxophonist and inventor of the tenor/alto siamese hybrid, the Braithophone… which will be prominently featured tonight.

Support tonight will be aptly provided by your usual suspects, fearless leader Neal Chandek on keys, Bill Martin on guitar and Omar on the jazz kit.

As always, all day Tuesday at Transfer, we're providing the vino at half price... by the bottle.

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Martini Jazz Lounge: Manty Ellis Trio
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Manty Ellis Trio

2nd Thursdays at Transfer mean the Manty Ellis Trio. Milwaukee’s godfather of jazz guitar, the legendary Manty Ellis*, is supported by veteran players Jeff Hamann on bass and Jamie Breiwick on trumpet.

Martini Jazz Lounge, every Thursday, Oct thru May.
$5 classic martinis and cosmos. No cover.

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

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Transfer House Band feat Dennis Fermenich
Nov
6
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat Dennis Fermenich

Transfer House Band will be breaking down the standards 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, all day Tuesday at Transfer, we're providing the vino at half price... by the bottle.

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Martini Jazz Lounge: Juli Wood Group
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Juli Wood Group

We're thrilled to welcome back saxophonist and vocalist Juli Wood, a fixture in the Chicago and Milwaukee jazz scenes, and whose career has international reach. Tonight, she’ll be joined by Paul Silbergleit on guitar, and Clay Schaub on bass.

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

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Transfer House Band feat. Scary Jerry Grillo
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Scary Jerry Grillo

It’s Halloween Eve and the House Band is possessed! With catatonic consistency, the core trio will be locked into the grooviest of grooves while a very scary Jerry Grillo croons his way through the dark, half-moon night… If your costume survived the weekend, break it out one more time!

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

As always, all day Tuesday, bottles of wine are half priced.

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Martini Jazz Lounge: Cream City Jazz Manouche Quintet
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Cream City Jazz Manouche Quintet

This will be the inaugural night of a new 4th Thursday tradition for the Martini Jazz Lounge. If you’ve had the pleasure of happening upon some Django Reinhardt style swing — popularly known as Gypsy Jazz — at Transfer, you will know that the sound and the spirit of the music melds beautifully with our historic space. Local Gypsy Jazz luminary, Scott Hlavenka, has assembled a veteran group of players: Guy Fiorentini and Ben Dameron on guitar, Michael Ritter on bass, Allen Russell on violin, with Mr. Hlavenka himself also on guitar.

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
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Dennis Fermenich

It's Tuesday night. That means the Transfer House Band will be breaking down the standards 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, all day Tuesday at Transfer, we're providing the vino at half price... by the bottle.

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Transfer House Band feat. Jesse Montijo
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Jesse Montijo

Update: Rolla Armstead is having car troubles and is not able to make it down tonight. Instead, we another sax phenom, recent New Mexico transplant, Jesse Montijo.

[We welcome, from Oshkosh, tenor sax player and Milwaukee son, Rolla Armstead. Rolla, a Milwaukee Conservatory alumnus, was an active part of the jazz scene here in its heyday and is intent on maintaining a presence in Milwaukee. We are proud to be a part of that effort.]

As always, all day every Tuesday at Transfer, we're providing the vino at half price... by the bottle.

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Transfer House Band 10 Year Celebration!!!
Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band 10 Year Celebration!!!

Tonight, we are celebrating TEN YEARS of the TRANSFER HOUSE BAND. Transfer the restaurant celebrated it’s 10 year mark in March. The house band, which started off as “Charles, Martin and friends,” joined us on Tuesday evenings October of that year (2008).

The original group was Neal Chandek on keys, Bill Martin on guitar and Dennis Fermenich on vocals. Soon Andrew Wilson emerged from retirement as the groups drummer, and a consistent stream of sit-ins and guests began to appear, from local well-knowns like Jerry Grillo and Adekola Adedapo, to the occasional heavy hitter, like George Braithe and Brian Lynch. Now, over 500 performances later, Omar (Jeff Phillips) is holding down the drums, Neal and Bill and Dennis are still doing their thing! Tonight we celebrate maintaining the groove!

As always, all day Tuesday at Transfer, we're providing the vino at half price... by the bottle.

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Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

Jeremy Kuzniar Organ Trio

We are thrilled to welcome Jeremy Kuzniar, who brings his star studded organ trio to the Transfer stage to kick off the 2018/19 edition of Transfer’s Martini Jazz Lounge! Jeremy has enlisted Dan Schneck on the organ and Steve Peplin on guitar, so this promises to be a journey worthy of taking!

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Transfer House Band feat. Brenda Smith
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Brenda Smith

Tonight, we're happy to welcome back a fixture of the Transfer stage, the incredible Brenda Smith, still one of Milwaukee's best kept secrets. She'll be supported by your host, Neal Chandek on keys, Bill Martin on guitar and Omar on the jazz kit. 

As always and all-days on Tuesdays, vino is half price... by the bottle!

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Latin Sessions: Cecilio Negron, Jr
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Latin Sessions: Cecilio Negron, Jr

Cecilio Negron, Jr, has the honor of closing out our summer Latin Sessions series. Tonight, he will be joined by Joey Sanchez on bass and Neil Davis on guitar as CNJ Latin Jazz Trio. Word on the street is that CNJ will be joined by some other guests to make this a finale to remember.

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

Next Thursday, the kickoff of our October through May Thursday jazz series, Martini Jazz Lounge.

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Transfer House Band feat. Dennis Fermenich
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Dennis Fermenich

It's Tuesday night. That means the Transfer House Band will be breaking down the standards 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, all day Tuesday at Transfer, we're providing the vino at half price... by the bottle.

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Latin Sessions: Carlos Adames: CAG
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Latin Sessions: Carlos Adames: CAG

Carlos Adames finishes his 2018 Latin Sessions run with a final appearance of his Carlos Adames Group, featuring a special surprise guest! Flanking Carlos will be CAG compadres, Tony Ayala on percussion, Elias Holman on keys and Conway Powell on the stand-up. There will likely be contributions from others as well, Russell Rossetto (Transfer co-owner) on trombone and, hopefully, Willy Torres on flute...

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

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Transfer House Band feat Dennis Fermenich
Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat Dennis Fermenich

Transfer House Band will be breaking down the standards 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, all day Tuesday at Transfer, we're providing the vino at half price... by the bottle.

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Latin Sessions: Cecilio Negron, Jr: Experiencia Bohemia
Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

Latin Sessions: Cecilio Negron, Jr: Experiencia Bohemia

Presenting conguero, Cecilio Negron, Jr, is joined by Experiencia Bohemia, featuring Ramon Velez on vocals, Jose Acevedo on guitar and bass, Johnny Padilla on saxophone and Tony Ayala on percussion.

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

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Transfer House Band feat. Adekola Adedapo
Sep
4
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 ethno-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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Latin Sessions: Carlos Adames: CAG
Aug
30
7:30 PM19:30

Latin Sessions: Carlos Adames: CAG

Carlos Adames returns with his Carlos Adames Group, including compadres Tony Ayala on percussion, Elias Holman on keys and Conway Powell on the stand-up. There will likely be contributions from others as well, Russell Rossetto (Transfer co-owner) on trombone and, hopefully, Willy Torres on flute...

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

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Eric Schoor Trio Farewell Show
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Eric Schoor Trio Farewell Show

The Eric Schoor Trio have been a fixture of Transfer's October through May Thursday Martini Jazz Lounge nights for five years. Eric Schoor, along with wife, LaRita, and son, Liam, are moving to Charlston, South Carolina. We invite you to join us for one last show.

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 is every Thursday, Oct thru May.
TONIGHT, AUGUST 29th, WE ARE RUNNING THE SAME SPECIAL.
$5 classic martinis and cosmos. No cover.

BEST OF LUCK ERIC, LaRITA and LIAM!!!

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Transfer House Band feat. Dennis Fermenich
Aug
28
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Dennis Fermenich

It's Tuesday night. That means the Transfer House Band will be breaking down the standards 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, all day Tuesday at Transfer, we're providing the vino at half price... by the bottle.

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Transfer House Band feat. Donna Woodall
Aug
21
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Donna Woodall

We are happy to welcome back the one and only Donna Woodall. 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 the solid core of the Transfer House Band, Neal Chandek on keys with Bill Martin on guitar and Omar on the kit.

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

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Transfer House Band feat Dennis Fermenich
Aug
14
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat Dennis Fermenich

Transfer House Band will be breaking down the standards 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, all day Tuesday at Transfer, we're providing the vino at half price... by the bottle.

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Latin Sessions: Carlos Adames: Choro
Aug
9
7:30 PM19:30

Latin Sessions: Carlos Adames: Choro

Carlos Adames has prepared an evening of Brazilian Choro music. Carlos will be joined by Linda Binder, Jeff Binder (both from the group Toco Rio)  and John Simons.

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

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Transfer House Band feat. Juli Wood
Aug
7
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Juli Wood

We're thrilled to welcome back saxophonist and vocalist Juli Wood, a fixture in the Chicago and Milwaukee jazz scenes, and whose career has international reach. Juli more known for her prowess on saxophone, but tonight she will be stretching out with some bluesy vocal leads.

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

As always, all day Tuesday at Transfer, we're providing the vino at half price... by the bottle.

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