The Weekly Jazz in the Park Spotlight: Leroy Airmaster with Junior Brantley

Get to know Leroy Airmaster and Junior Brantley, the June 30 performers during Jazz in the Park’s 25th anniversary year. Plus: enter to win a picnic for two!

East Town’s Jazz in the Park celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016 and Milwaukee Magazine is partnering with the iconic Downtown Milwaukee event for all sorts of giveaways and other goodies throughout the summer!

Featured Entertainment

The headlining act for June 30 is Leroy Airmaster with Junior Brantley. Blues band Leroy Airmaster is led by Steve Cohen and has been playing around Milwaukee for decades. Junior Brantley was once a part of the band, and though he now lives in Las Vegas, he returns to Milwaukee every summer to play reunion gigs with Leroy Airmaster.

Led by Jose Valdes and his 31 years of experience as a music performer, the Chicago-based band plays a variety of Latin American-inspired music, perfect for an outdoor event like Jazz in the Park.

In addition to performing live, according to Steve Cohen’s website, “Steve taught a blues history course at the UW Milwaukee from 2005-2009. He has also taught harmonica and guitar to many private students. His Blues Central booking agency has been in operation since the early 1980’s. In his thirty-plus year career, other music related activities have included work as a disc jockey, journalist, concert promoter and LP & CD dealer.”

Check out one of Steve Cohen’s live performances on YouTube below.

Find out more about the band and listen to a selection of songs at stevecohenblues.comor catch them live this summer!


Head over to NOW to enter to win a FREE picnic for two at Jazz in the Park!

We’ll even reserve your spot for two to enjoy the entertainment in Cathedral Square Park. The picnic includes:

  • 2 bottles of wine (house red and white)
  • Cheese assortment selected by food critic, Ann Christenson
  • $20 in food vouchers provided by Flannery’s
  • A Milwaukee Magazine blanket and picnic basket
  • A copy of Milwaukee Magazine’s latest issue as well as a free 1-year subscription

One random winner will be selected on Tuesday, July 5. The winner will be notified via email.

Click here for Jazz in the Park’s full 2016 entertainment lineup.

Keep an eye out on Milwaukee Magazine’s Facebook and Twitter and at for giveaways and contests all summer long!