List of Famous Bands from Milwaukee

List of Milwaukee bands, listed by their level of fame. This Milwaukee musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Milwaukee bands are included, as well as many Milwaukee musicians of underground status. This list of Milwaukee musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Milwaukee bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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  • Violent Femmes
    Alternative rock, Punk rock, Folk punk
    • Albums: Violent Femmes, Add It Up (1981–1993), Machine, Why Do Birds Sing?, Freak Magnet
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  • Al Jarreau
    Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz
    • Albums: Ricky Lawson & Friends: First Things 1st, Heart's Horizon, Al Jarreau sings Bill Withers, This Time, Breakin' Away
    Alwin Lopez Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017) was an American singer and musician. He received a total of seven Grammy Awards and was nominated for over a dozen more. Jarreau is perhaps ...more
  • Woody Herman
    Cool jazz, Swing music, Big band
    • Albums: Herd at Montreux, The Complete Capitol Recordings of Woody Herman, Quadromania Jazz Edition: Woody Herman: Saving Myself for You, Music for Tired Lovers, Big Bands: Woody Herman
    Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called "The Herd", Herman came to ...more
  • Eric Benét
    Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B
    • Albums: A Day in the Life, True to Myself, Hurricane, Lost in Time, Love & Life
    Eric Benét Jordan (born October 15, 1966), known professionally as Eric Benét, is an American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter and actor, who has received a total of four Grammy nominations to date ...more
  • Def Jef
    Hip hop music, Rap music
    • Albums: Soul Food, Just a Poet With Soul
    Def Jef is the stage name of Jeffrey Fortson (born September 27, 1970), an American alternative hip hop musician and rapper of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was born in Harlem, New York City, ...more
  • Speech
    Hip hop music
    • Albums: Speech, Hoopla, Peechy, Spiritual People, Down South Produckshuns
    Todd Thomas (born October 25, 1968), better known by the stage name Speech, is an American rapper and musician. He is a member of the progressive hip hop group Arrested Development and has released a ...more