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Radio Milwaukee's past and future collide at Vinyl Comes Alive. Get your tickets now!

Vinyl Comes Alive celebrates Radio Milwaukee's roots as Jazz 89

What: Live jazz (with a side of vinyl)
When: Nov. 8 and 9 at 8pm both nights
Where: Radio Milwaukee
Tickets: For one or both nights

As many of you know, WYMS 88Nine Radio Milwaukee is a nonprofit radio station broadcasting on 88.9 FM. Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) owns the license to 88.9 WYMS. Long before 88Nine Radio Milwaukee brought you new music and community stories, MPS used to operate WYMS as a jazz station, “Jazz 89.” In 2007 we entered into a long-term agreement to independently operate WYMS — and 88Nine Radio Milwaukee was born. Yay!

Radio Milwaukee has grown beyond a radio station, working toward creating a better, more inclusive and engaged Milwaukee. However, we wouldn’t be here today without our roots. To celebrate our jazz heritage, and to utilize the massive vinyl collection, we’re converting our Walker’s Point home into a jazz club for two nights only.

The night will include a combination of vinyl from the original WYMS jazz collection and live performances with local musicians playing classics from:

Miles Davis
Thelonious Monk
John Coltrane
Herbie Hancock
Ella Fitzgerald, and many more.

Each night will host a different lineup of music with solo artists to complement the house band. Enjoy songs like “Mr. Magic,” “Chitlins Con Carne” and “How High The Moon.”

The house band features Mark Davis (piano), John Price (bass), Manty Ellis (guitar), Sam Belton (drums) and Jamie Breiwick (Trumpet). Soloists include Juli Wood (sax/voice), Adekola Adedapo (voice), B~Free (flute/voice), Jordan Lee (DJ) and Klassik (voice).

The evenings will be complete with complimentary light bites, wine and of course craft cocktails! Grab your ticket(s) and step back in time to the Jazz 89 club for a unique music experience. It’s not often you can enjoy the pleasures of original vinyl and live jazz riffs.

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Thank you to our sponsor, Saint Kate - The Arts Hotel.
All proceeds from Vinyl Comes Alive directly benefit non-profit 88Nine Radio Milwaukee; helping discover new music, connect people to each other and make a positive difference in Milwaukee.