Streetlife with Warren Wiegratz (House Band for The Milwaukee Bucks for more then 27 years) performs a unique blend of R&B, Dance, Rock, Smooth Jazz and Contemporary styles, combining superb musicianship with soul felt vocals and an exciting stage presence. 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. Streetlife plays throughout the year at many regional and national music festivals, including Milwaukee's Summerfest opening for groups such Hall & Oates, Bobby Caldwell, Peter Frampton, Chicago, Michael McDonald, The Go Go's and many more national artists.
Price Range: $2800 and up
Gig Length: 90 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
What is Streetlife? 6 amazingly talented performers, with over 25 WAMI nominations and/or wins; several national performances, unbelievable musicianship, an amazing variety of music. This group is entertaining from start to finish. Streetlife is the ultimate live music experience for your festival, music in the park series, company party, corporate event, wedding or any other celebration that you are planning.
Streetlife changes the set list according to your guests response in real time. You and your guests come first. With our vast song list, musical talent and soul felt delivery we are sure to leave your audience with a fun and memorable experience.
WARREN WIEGRATZ - Sax and Keys
Warren Wiegratz has received the prestigious Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award (WAMI) for Reed/Brass Instrumentalist of the Year an unprecedented twelve times. In addition he has been inducted into the WAMI Hall of Fame and received the coveted Heritage Award. He is a highly sought-after saxophone and Jazz clinician, who performs and instructs in high schools and colleges throughout the Midwest. 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. Warren recorded five highly successful albums with the internationally acclaimed Jazz/Fusion group Sweetbottom, two of which were released on the Elektra/Asylum label, Angels of the Deep and Turn Me Loose. Sweetbottom's latest CD, “The Reunion”, released in 2003, has received rave reviews in music publications nationwide. Following Sweetbottom he formed the popular contemporary Jazz group Oceans that recorded two nationally released albums, Second Chance (Pro-Jazz) and Ridin' the Tide (Pro-Jazz). The group performed on NBC's Today Show, ABC's Good Morning America, ESPN's Special Report, CBS Sports, and at major Jazz festivals across the United States. In 2013 Warren was selected as "Jazz Artist of the Year" from Milwaukee's Independent Publication, The Shepherd Express.
He is the leader of Streetlife (House Band of the Milwaukee Bucks for more then 27 years) and has recorded several successful CD’s with the group. Besides his performing and recording credits, Warren has scored two motion pictures, Dreamweaver and Lady Mary. His composition Felicia is featured on the soundtrack to the major motion picture I Love You to Death, a Columbia/Tri-Star Pictures release. Warren has written music extensively for commercials and audio/visual projects that have been honored with several first-place awards, National Ad Club Addys among them. He composed, arranged, and performed two works, A Gift So Rare and Ponteo, with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, receiving rave reviews from the Milwaukee Journal newspaper. He was commissioned to write and perform an original work for saxophone and orchestra with the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, Three Scenes for Contemporary Jazz Saxophone and Orchestra, which was very well received on its premiere.
Warren has performed and recorded with countless renowned national and international artists, including Phil Collins, George Duke, Al Dimeola, Lenny White, Daryl Stuermer, The Temptations, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Supremes, Steve Smith, Jaco Pastorius, Wayman Tisdale, Lyle Mays, Chris Spheeris, Bobby Caldwell, Al Kooper and Eric Benet. In addition to playing with Streetlife, Warren is resident composer/arranger for Milwaukee's state-of-the-art recording facility, BeatHouse Music. He is the Lead Tenor Saxophonist with the All-Star-Super Band, a rehearsal Big Band Jazz Ensemble featuring many of Southeastern Wisconsin's finest musicians. He is also a member of Hal Leonard Music Publishing’s “A-Team” of studio musicians, recording music for hundreds of song and lesson books.
Warren endorses Ravel Saxophones and Flutes.
PETER MAC - Guitar
Peter Mac began playing piano at the age of 4, honing his chord progression and finger placements skills. He became attached to a guitar at age 14. After listening to the Beatles, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and George Benson, Peter's epiphany happened, knowing that behind a guitar and in front of audience is where he belonged. He attended Marquette University and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, with a double major in piano and guitar.
Peter Mac has been playing guitar for Streetlife over 23 years. His technical and emotional connection to music performance is simply outstanding. Peter also has released 10 CD's that feature originals and some covers, with musicians who, like Peter, give their all to each song. Peter has also performed with several other bands in the Midwest including Uprising, Peter Mac and the Fighting Fish, The Brian Dale Group, O.F.F., Erica Hoyt, Midnight Groove, Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns, RNB Trio, The Donna Woodall Group to name a few, and has recorded on many albums, produces many musical projects, and is an amazing member of the best band in Milwaukee! Streetlife!!!
JOE JORDAN - Vocals
Just about everyone you talk to says the same thing…”there are so few good “Pure” singers anymore”. The likes of Nat King Cole, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye and select greats have been largely replaced with digitally altered vocals and artists with material manufactured for mass market popularity.
Where did the singer go who sounds even better in person than on recordings? The artist who personifies “cool”, whose vocals epitomize “smooth” and who can connect “intimately” with any audience?
Just about when you are about to give up looking…you find Joe Jordan.
Just one listen and Joe reminds us why Nat King, Donny and Marvin are timeless. Why the emergence of gifted “Neo-soul”, R&B and Jazz artists like Maxwell, Brian McKnight, Will Downing and KEM are so embraced and beloved.
Joe has been a fixture in the Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin and surrounding area since he first took to the stage as a high school senior for a local talent contest. His first two solo projects; “Can You Find Your Soul” and “Let’s Go To That Place” earned Joe Jordan three Wisconsin Area Music Award (WAMI) nominations including “Best R&B/Soul Artist”.
Joe Jordan has also performed in Tribute Concerts to Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway & Teddy Pendergrass. He has provided backing vocals for American Idol vocalist Danny Gokey and recently opened for artists such as Anthony Hamilton, Eric Benet, David Sanborn, Morris Day and The Time, Chicago, Angie Stone, Elvis Costello and Tower of Power.
Joe is in his fifteenth season as lead vocalist for Streetlife. Joe is featured on two renowned Streetlife CD projects; “Live at the Red Mill” and “Live at Jazz in the Park”.
Joe Jordan’s commitment is to the music and the art of being a consummate performer. Joe exhibits this same commitment to the kids that he teaches at Frances Starms Discovery. He strives to share his passion for music, providing opportunities for young inner city boys and girls in 3rd and 4th grades to perform and grow creatively through music, as well as be a positive role model.
WINDY HOPE - Vocals
Streetlife is excited to announce our newest addition, female vocalist Windy Hope!
Windy comes to Streetlife with an eclectic style of music and experience. She is a singer/songwriter who exhibits unparalleled passion, enthusiasm and energy to every song that she sings. Her goal, to touch the hearts of all those in the audience – no matter the song, no matter the genre - rest assured, she has no problem reaching that goal.
Windy has been sharing her talents in and around the Milwaukee area for many years. She has performed with group such as Cold Sweat and The Brew City Horns, Eddie Butts, Midnight Groove and many more. She has performed for the Summerfest Opening Ceremonies, State Fair, Church Festivals, Weddings and many other events. Windy has sung the National Anthem for the Milwaukee Brewers, the Chinooks, the Cedarburg American Legion (Memorial Day event) and for the Annual Mott’s Kite Festival.
In October of 2015, Windy sang the song “The Climb” for the Lad Lake, Inc. Gala, an organization that provides care to at risk youth. Windy left the audience in awe with her realness and passion, and received a standing ovation from the entire crowd, who was left in tears.
Streetlife is proud to have such a powerful and soulful singer like Windy. She covers anything from Adele to Etta James, Reba McIntyre to Whitney Houston. Her delivery will captivate any audience.
ERIC HERVEY - A.K.A. "The Universal Bass Player", Bass
He is a live performance and session musician who has recorded, performed or shared the stage with many notable artists, groups and dignitaries of yesterday and today, including Daryl Stuermer (Genesis, Phil Collins), Robert Redford, Katie Holmes, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Alfre Woodard, President Bill Clinton, Kerry Kennedy, Ike Cole (brother of the late Nat King Cole), Eric Benet, Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads), Temptations, Doug Cameron (contemporary jazz violinist), Douglas Spotted Eagle, Tracie Peel (Ronnie Milsap), Angie Stone, Hal Leonard Publishing and many more. With over 60 recordings to his credit, his acknowledgments and awards include a 3-year spree of the Wisconsin Area Music Industry award for Bass Instrumentalist (2001-2003). This 34 year veteran's deep bass and smooth grooves are distinctly recognizable.
BRIAN DALE - Drums, Percussion
Singer, songwriter and drummer, Brian Dale is sought after for his ability to deliver music as passionate as it is intelligent, evident on his recently released CD, "Sticks and Stones."
Brian was immersed in music from the beginning. Raised by dedicated musicians, he developed early appreciation for the musical qualities he exemplifies: expression, diversity, expertise, passion and style.
"Sticks and Stones", Brian's new CD, is a culmination of Brian's rare musical presence and creativity. Opening track "Free and Renewed" sets the tone for the disc, with it's compelling vocal performance on top of a captivating groove; It also features the moody and soulful trumpet of Latin Jazz Grammy winner Brian Lynch.
Co-produced by Joe Puerta (Ambrosia, Bruce Hornsby) and Kevin Arndt, "Sticks and Stones" is a complete package: extraordinary melodies, lush harmonies, solid grooves, creative writing, consummate musicians-an exceptional work. The outcome is original and fresh, easy to listen to.
Additional Booking Notes
5 - 6 120 volt, 20 amp circuits of electrical power are required at the stage
The Way You Look Tonight – Standard
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Hey,What’s Going On - 4 Non Blonds (Dance Mix)
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Anyway You Want It - Journey
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (woo-hoo) - KT Tunstall
So What - Pink
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About - Bonnie Riatt
Shake Your Body - Michael Jackson
I Know What Your Doin' - Dionne Ferris
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Knock On Wood - Amy Stewart
Ain’t Nobdy - Chaka Khan
You Got the Love - Chaka Khan
Tell Me Something Good - Chaka Khan
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Heard It Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight & the Pips
I’ll Take You There - Staple Singers
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Wanna Be Startin’ Something- Michael Jackson
Hella Good - No Doubt
Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
You Got Me Workin’ - Michael Jackson
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I Can’t Go For That – Hall & Oates
Twist and Shout - Beatles
Girl From Ipanema - Standard
Don't Know Why - Samba Version, Norah Jones
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
I Choose You - Sarah Bareillas
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
At Last - Etta James
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Don't Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington
Route 66 – Standard
Summertime - George Gerswin
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Dynamite – Taio Cruz Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Greenlight- John Legend
Closer – NeYo
Do You Remember the Time – Michael Jackson
Celebration- Kool and the Gang
Dig In- Lenny Kravitz
Hey Yah- OutKast
Fly Away- Lenny Kravitz
Brick House- The Commodores
I Feel Good- James Brown
I Got the Feelin’- James Brown
Sex Machine (Get on Up) - James Brown
What I’d Say – Ray Charles
Waiting On the World to Change-John Mayer
Shout – Isley Brothers
Love & Happiness- Al Green
Love Roller Coaster- Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Hollywood Swingers-Kool & the Gang
September- Earth, Wind & Fire
What’s Going On- Marvin Gaye
I Feel Like Bustin’ Loose- the J.B.’s
The House is a Rockin’- Stevie Ray Vaughn
Boogie Nights- HeatWave
I’ll Be Around- The Spinners
You & I- Rick James
Super Freak- Rick James
On Broadway- George Benson
Sweet Home Chicago (Milwaukee)- The Blues Brothers
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
Takin’ It to the Streets- The Doobie Brothers
Shining Star- Earth Wind & Fire
Let’s Groove Tonight- Earth Wind & Fire
Give It To Me Baby- Rick James
Smooth- Carlos Santana
The Bird- Morris Day and the Time
All Right, Okay, You Win Blues- Big Joe Turner
Low Down- Boz Scaggs
Put It Where You Want It- The Crusaders
Sing a Song -EWF,
Super Bad-James Brown,
Rock & Roll Pt.2 – Gary Glitter
Remember The Time - Michael Jackson
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Purple Rain - Prince
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Who You Love - Katie Perry & John Mayer
Lucky - Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
The Way You Look Tonight - Standard
At Last – Etta James
Georgia On My Mind- Ray Charles
What A Wonderful World- Louie Armstrong
You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
Unforgettable- Nat King Cole
Since I Fell For You- Standard
Our Love Is Here To Stay - Swing Jazz Standard
That’s All -Standard
My Funny Valentine- Standard
Sarah Smile-Hall & Oates
This Masquerade- George Benson
Ain’t No Sunshine- Bill Withers
I’m Missing You- Joe
You Look Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
Ribbon in the Sky- Stevie Wonder
Back in My Life - Kem
What You Won’t Do For Love- Bobby Caldwell
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Just In Time - Standard
Now’s the Time - Charlie Parker Mr. Magic - Grover Washington
Tune 88- Jeff Lorber
Affirmation- George Benson
Low Rider- War
I’m Outta Here- Streetlife
The New Groove- Streetlife
Mildred’s Attraction-Joyce Cooling
South of Market- Joyce Cooling
Where is the Love - Roberta Flack
Chicken Shack Blues
Comin’ Home Baby-Herbie Mann
Meditation- A. Jobim
Dindi - A. Jobim
The Girl From Ipanema- A. Jobim
Watch What Happens- A. Jobim
Wave - A. Jobim
Misty- Erroll Garner
Try a Little Tenderness- Standard
Europa- Carlos Santana
My Funny Valentine- Standard
Riveria Paradise- Stevie Ray Vaughn
You Send Me- Sam Cooke
Here’s That Rainy Day-Standard
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face-Standard
Beer Barrel Polka
Auld Lange Syne
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