Martini Jazz Lounge: Match Stick Qtet
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Match Stick Qtet

Tonight, Mitch Shiner is back, lugging his vibraphone onto the Transfer stage for your pleasure. He has enlisted veterans and wizards Steve Peplin and Tommy Antonic on guitar, and Nick Lang on drums to round out the squad.

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

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House Band feat. Dennis Fermenich
Mar
19
7:30 PM19:30

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: Manty Ellis Trio
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Manty Ellis Trio

It’s the 2nd Thursday, and that means the Manty Ellis Trio. Milwaukee’s godfather of jazz guitar, the legendary Manty Ellis*, is supported by veteran players Jeff Hamann on bass and Jesse Montijo on sax.

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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Martini Jazz Lounge: Devin Drobka Trio
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Devin Drobka Trio

Devin Drobka has put together a special program based on the music of Bud Powell (1924-1966), one of the fathers of Bop, peer of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Dizzie Gillespie. Tonight the Devin Drobka Trio is Dave Miller on guitar, Clay Schaub on acoustic bass, and Devin himself on the jazz kit.

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

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Transfer House Band feat. Dennis Fermenich
Mar
5
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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Martini Jazz Lounge: Cream City Qtet
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Cream City Qtet

Cream City Quintet is a 4th Thursday fixture for the 2018-2019 run of Martini Jazz Lounge.

If you’ve had the pleasure of happening upon some Django Reinhardt style swing — popularly known as Gypsy Jazz — here 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 skilled group of players for the evening.

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

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Transfer House Band feat. Adekola Adedapo
Feb
26
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 enchanting 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 always, all day Tuesday at Transfer, we're providing the vino at half price... by the bottle.

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Martini Jazz Lounge: Sweet Sheiks
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Sweet Sheiks

We are happy to introduce to the Transfer stage, for the first time, Sweet Sheiks, who will be presenting an upbeat mix of music that’s almost as old as the Transfer building itself, bringing jazz and pop from the teens through the 30s to your Thursday night. Sweet Sheiks is Jen Muttin-Schrank on vocals, guitar and the musical saw, Ousia Lydian on vocals and violin, Andrew Spadafora on clarinet, Garrett Burton on the banjitar, and Aaron Johnson on tuba.

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

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House Band feat. Dennis Fermenich
Feb
19
7:30 PM19:30

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: Manty Ellis Trio
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Manty Ellis Trio

It’s the 2nd Thursday of 2019, and that means the first appearance of the year for 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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House Band feat. Brenda Smith
Feb
12
7:30 PM19:30

House Band feat. Brenda Smith

We welcome back the incredible Brenda Smith, still one of Milwaukee's best kept secrets. If you’ve not experienced Brenda, do yourself a favor and stop over tonight. Brenda will be supported by the usual suspects, 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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Transfer House Band feat. Dennis Fermenich
Feb
5
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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Martini Jazz Lounge: Jeno Somlai Organ Trio
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Jeno Somlai Organ Trio

Tonight we are pleased to add a l’il heat to your Thursday night with a smokin’ organ trio. Jeno Somlai will be leading the charge from the cockpit of his Hammond B3 and will be flanked by Roger Brotherhood on guitar and Sam Belton on the drums.

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

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Transfer House Band feat. Brenda Smith
Jan
29
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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Martini Jazz Lounge: Cream City Qtet
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Cream City Qtet

Cream City Quintet is a 4th Thursday fixture for the 2018-2019 run of Martini Jazz Lounge.

If you’ve had the pleasure of happening upon some Django Reinhardt style swing — popularly known as Gypsy Jazz — here 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 skilled group of players for the evening.

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

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House Band feat. Dennis Fermenich
Jan
22
7:30 PM19:30

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: LUXI
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: LUXI

Tonight we are going off the beaten path a bit. Milwaukee native and ascendant electronic, vocal and visual artist Luxi will be pushing the limits of what we normally present here at Transfer’s Martini Jazz Lounge, but she promised to keep it loungy, and we’re excited to see what she brings.

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

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Transfer House Band feat. Jesse Montijo
Jan
15
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Jesse Montijo

Recent New Mexico transplant, Jesse Montijo, has quickly become a recurring contributor on the Transfer stage. We welcome him back for a full night with the robust organ trio that is the Transfer House Band, keeping the standards fresh, rolling deeper into the new year.

The Transfer House Band, now in it’s tenth year of continuous Tuesdays, is: your fearless leader, Neal Chandek, on keys, Bill Martin on guitar and Omar holding down the grooves on the jazz kit.

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

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Martini Jazz Lounge: Manty Ellis Trio
Jan
10
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Manty Ellis Trio

It’s the 2nd Thursday of 2019, and that means the first appearance of the year for 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
Jan
8
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat Dennis Fermenich

Transfer House Band, coming off of a holiday induced 3 week break — their longest in 5 years! — is raring to get 2019 going in high gear. Resident vocalist, Dennis Fermenich, who joins us every other week, will light things up and help us keep the New Year’s positivity going forward. The Transfer House Band is: your fearless leader, 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: Cream City Qtet
Dec
27
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Cream City Qtet

Cream City Quintet is a 4th Thursday fixture for the 2018-2019 run of Martini Jazz Lounge.

If you’ve had the pleasure of happening upon some Django Reinhardt style swing — popularly known as Gypsy Jazz — here 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 skilled group of players for the evening.

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

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The 10th Annual Xfer House Band Xmas Show!
Dec
18
7:30 PM19:30

The 10th Annual Xfer House Band Xmas Show!

It's the 10th annual pre-Xmas Transfer House Band bash! Every year, the Tuesday before Xmas, we dive into that rich treasure trove of Amerimusicana, the Christmas standard. With the accomplished and groove driven underpinning of the 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.

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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Martini Jazz Lounge: Manty Ellis Trio feat. Jesse Montijo
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Martini Jazz Lounge: Manty Ellis Trio feat. Jesse Montijo

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 guest saxist Jesse Montijo on the alto.

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. Vicki Provencher
Dec
11
7:30 PM19:30

Transfer House Band feat. Vicki Provencher

We’re happy to welcome back to the Transfer stage the sweet voice of Vicki Provencher, who will be supported by the usual crew in supplying some holiday vibes: Neal Chandek on keys, Bill Martin on guitar and Omar on the kit.

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

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