August 22 ~ The Jazz Corporation (Milwaukee, WI)
Local businessmen by day, jazz musicians by night - Greg Marcus and Bill Bonifas combine with Mark Thierfelder's Jazz Trio to form The Jazz Corporation, featuring a guest appearance by vocalist Janet O'Mahony.
The first few times Greg Marcus sat in on piano at Mason Street Grill, the employees did a double-take, he said.
Was that really the head honcho, the boss’ boss’ boss, playing jazz piano in the corner of the restaurant?
Indeed it was, although he would be easy to miss.
Marcus, president and chief executive officer of The Marcus Corp., started sitting in with the Mark Thierfelder Jazz Trio a couple years ago. These days, he plays at least once a month, usually joined by Bill Bonifas, executive vice president of CB Richard Ellis in Milwaukee, on guitar. The group plays at Mason Street Grill, the restaurant on the ground floor of the Marcus-owned Pfister Hotel at 425 E. Mason St., Milwaukee.
Read more about this band (via The Business Journal of Milwaukee) that's comprised of some of Milwaukee's heavy hitting businessmen who prove that the right and left brain can work together sometimes!
2013 Jazz in the Park Lineup
|June 6||Extra Crispy Brass Band|
|June 13||Davina & the Vagabonds|
|June 20||Soule Monde|
|June 27||Natty Nation|
|July 4||Happy 4th of July! No JITP|
|July 11||Bastille Days Programming|
|July 18||Tweed Funk|
|July 25||Torn Soul|
|Aug 8||Snarky Puppy|
|Aug 15||Uptown Savages|
|Aug 22||The Jazz Corporation|
|Aug 29||Eddie Butts Band|
|Sept 5||De La Buena|