Jamie Breiwick, trumpet
Lenard Simpson, alto saxophone
Clay Schaub, bass
Romarcus Jones, drums
«Trumpeter-composer- bandleader-educator Jamie Breiwick dwells in that nether region of America called the heartland. His native Racine is a Warm Valley nestled among several urban musical scenes, which makes him valuable to each of them – Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and Minneapolis. At times he’ll think of that nether region as Dreamland, the imaginative name of the Thelonious Monk repertory band that he founded and leads. It’s named for an obscure Monk tune which, like so much of the legacy of that great and eccentric musician, needs dusting off and raising to the light of day. Breiwick is just beginning to reach his prime and, as a man gifted in enterprise as well as artistry, you can find him performing at any one of those cities in a myriad of musical groups and collaborations.»
“If you wonder if Milwaukee can sound like New York, give the latest by this trumpeter a spin and wonder no more.”
“This may be a “local” combo, but its artistry is world-class.