Appearing every even numbered Thursday
@ Transfer Pizzeria October through May!
Manty Ellis is the cornerstone of Milwaukee jazz. Manty co-founded the jazz program at the Wisconsin Conservatory along with Tony King. He is also a recipient of the 1997 Arts Midwest Jazz Masters award. Some of the musicians Manty has worked with include Sonny Stitt, Eddie Harris, Stanley Turrentine, Richard Davis, Buddy Montgomery, Brian Lynch, Willie Pickens, David Hazeltine, and Melvin Rhyne. In 1999 Manty cut his CD, In His Own Sweet Way.

Manty owned a music store, Ellis Music, and all the famous jazz musicians who came to town would go there to jam with him. Musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Frank Foster, Eddie Moore, and many others could be found there whenever they were in town. Manty's style and approach embodies the Midwestern jazz sound. Manty Ellis is Milwaukee jazz.
For more about Manty click on this link to THE WISCONSIN JAZZ & HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Jeff Hamann,
a native of Milwaukee,
has a long list of
professional collaborations
that include Steve Allen,
Marlena Shaw, Frank Morgan,
Erik Alexander and
Dave Hazeltine.

He also appears weekly on the national radio show
"Michael Feldman's Whad' Ya Know?"For more
information on the show please visit

In addition to playing and recording, Jeff teaches at the
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music (
and is a clinician at many universities and schools
throughout the Midwest.

Recent tours include The Jazz Yatra in Bombay India,
International Floating Jazz Festival on the S.S. Norway,
Elmhurst Jazz Festival and Indianapolis Jazz Festival.
He can be seen in Milwaukee every Friday and Sunday
leading his trio at the Northshore Bistro.