Joey Grihalva
Press Release

Milwaukee Jazz Book Crowdfunding Campaign

The history of jazz music in Milwaukee and the contemporary revival will serve as an entry point to consider issues of race, class, culture, hip-hop, and identity in America.

By - Dec 15th, 2016 12:20 pm
MKE Jazz History. Photo courtesy of Joey Grihalva.

MKE Jazz History. Photo courtesy of Joey Grihalva.

Milwaukee-based writer Joey Grihalva has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the production of his first book.

The project will be an extension of his series on Milwaukee jazz that first appeared on the award-winning website of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Jazz Past: http://radiomilwaukee.org/story/milwaukee-jazz-past/

Milwaukee Jazz Present: http://radiomilwaukee.org/story/milwaukee-jazz-revival/

The history of jazz music in Milwaukee and the contemporary revival will serve as an entry point to consider issues of race, class, culture, hip-hop, and identity in America.

The book will employ multiple narratives and draw on Grihalva’s childhood in the Sherman Park neighborhood and in the Milwaukee Public Schools.

A number of local businesses have donated incentive rewards to the campaign, including The Pabst Theater Group, Company Brewing, The Jazz Estate, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and the West End Conservatory. Rewards include a copy of the book, tickets to live jazz performances, music lessons, and more.

The campaign will run from January to May, with a book launch party at Company Brewing in Summer 2017.

For more information visit: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4089558

Grihalva’s website: http://www.joeygrihalva.com/

Grihalva’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/joeygrihalva

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