Those who know music in Milwaukee know the Jazz Estate. The venue serves as the perfect archetype for a jazz lounge – small, cozy, dimly lit, with a row of seats only inches from the musicians – and hosts the very best of traveling and local jazz, swing, and other improvised acts. Sadly, it was announced back in September that the bar was for sale and faced an uncertain future, but recent rumors indicate otherwise.
I was pretty disheartened by the initial news. I live one block away from the venue and often head there to see former classmates, my dad’s friends, and of course the cello-driven 1913. Without a doubt, it is the best music venue on Milwaukee’s East Side, and it would have been a shame to see it go.
Even though the venue’s house band, The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken, has ended it’s 700 plus show run, it looks like the venue has new owners and plans to continue operating as the premiere jazz stop in Milwaukee, as reported by @milwaukeejazz.
I wouldn’t call it official yet, but it looks like a good sign. We’ll follow up as more information surfaces.