Sunday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Turner Hall Ballroom, 1034 N. 4th Street, Milwaukee

Swing into the holidays on Sunday, Dec. 8 at WMSE’s “Big Band Grandstand with Dewey Gill.” This year’s event features the Chicago Jazz Orchestra performing the music of Ella Fitzgerald and a special salute to Joe Williams, the legendary singer.

WMSE DJ Dewey Gill – the man himself – will welcome guests with a special hand selected DJ set to kick off the whole evening, which is presented annually by Bob and Jenny Hillis in honor of Bob and Genie Friedman. This year’s salute to Williams also honors the close working relationship he had with Bob Friedman.

In addition to an incredible night of entertainment and light fare from Braise, there will be a silent auction. Monies raised from this event will support upkeep of WMSE’s studios, and the digitization and streaming of the station’s jazz library, allowing music fans everywhere the ability to hear jazz 24 hours a day, seven days a week.