STREETLIFE with Warren Wiegratz
Band Bio |
Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz performs a unique blend of R&B, Smooth Jazz, and Contemporary styles, combining superb musicianship and vocals with an exciting stage presence. They have been honored with many nominations and awards at the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards (WAMI), including "Best Adult Contemporary Group" and "Best Contemporary Jazz Group" in Wisconsin. Their first release Both Sides of the Street received outstanding airplay nationwide and their next release Silent Conversations was played on "Smooth Jazz" radio stations across the country. Their 3rd release, “Live at the Red Mill East” captures the energy of their live performance. The most recent CD, “A Night in the Park”, is a compilation of recordings from a performance at “Jazz in the Park”, Milwaukee’s premier Jazz concert venue. Streetlife has been featured on national television broadcasts on TNT and ESPN and in the worldwide music publication Roland Users Group Magazine.
As the official band of the Milwaukee Bucks, Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz appears in front of millions of NBA fans each season in person and on national radio and television.
Streetlife plays throughout the year at many regional and national music festivals, including Milwaukee's Summerfest and Summer Jazz Sizzle, while regularly conducting numerous music clinics and concerts at high schools and colleges throughout the state of Wisconsin.
The band features Warren Wiegratz on saxophone, who has won numerous WAMI Awards including this year’s winner as Wisconsin’s “Outstanding Brass/Wind Instrumentalist” and has received the prestigious “Milestone Award” from the WAMI’s for outstanding achievement in the field of music. He has been featured in articles in the Saxophone Journal, The Leblanc Bell, and the Roland Users Group magazines. Warren's solo version of The Star Spangled Banner has received national critical acclaim and has led him to perform it at sporting events across the country.
Vocalist Joe Jordan has won several WAMI awards including “Best Male Vocalist” and “Top R&B Artist”. His dynamic stage presence and outstanding vocal technique add to the excitement at Bucks games. Joe’s first solo CD “Mr. Jordan” has received critical acclaim.
The band also features vocalist, Rhonda Begos. Rhonda attended the Berklee College of Music and has sung with the area’s finest bands and several national acts. Rhonda has performed the National Anthem at many Milwaukee Brewer and Milwaukee Bucks games.
The other members of Streetlife are: Ryan Schiedermayer - drums,
For more information please visit their website at www.streetlifejazz.com.