June is finally here, and Educators is kicking off the first of the month at Jazz in the Park in Milwaukee!
Jazz in the Park is a free, outdoor, summer music series featuring an eclectic lineup of jazz, big band, funk, R&B, reggae, blues and more. The full range of performers either come from across town, the state, and even the country. Jazz in the Park takes place in Cathedral Square in downtown Milwaukee on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning June 1 and ending August 31. For a full list of bands and concerts, click here.
Kicking off the first Jazz in the Park for this summer is the Extra Crispy Brass Brand. The Extra Crispy Brass Band (or EC Brass Band or ECBB) plays New Orleans-style brass band music inspired by the great contemporary bands such as the Dirty Dozen, Hot Eight, Rebirth, and New Birth Brass Bands as well as traditional outfits such as the Olympia and Mahogany Brass Bands. The EC Brass Band’s repertoire includes pieces from the turn of last century (1900!), traditionals by Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, modern funk tunes, and originals.
The concerts begin at 6 p.m., but if you come between 5-6 p.m., there is a happy hour with drinks specials available. Not only are there plenty of beverages, but there are also several food vendors available to fulfill your cravings. Make sure to head over and say hello to us at the Educators booth full of prizes to win on our Educators Credit Union prize wheel.