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Nov

27

Wed
Wed, Nov 27, 2019 10:00 PM - Thu, Nov 28, 2019 1:00 AM @ The Jazz Kitchen

A pre-thanksgiving showcase featuring some of Indy’s most prolific performers.

Doors at 9p / Music at 10p
$15 advance / $20 day of show
Featuring performances by:
Allison Victoria
Ed Lanier Earl Feeray Phillips
Feeray
Jeremiah Stokes
Joshua Allen
Manon The Voice Officiel
Megan Simonton
DJ Mr. Kinetik on the Wheels

the band …

Jared Michael – sax / flute
Will Robinson – bass
CJ Warfield – keyboards
DaVon Mcclung – octapad
Richard Sleepy Floyd – drums

Tags: Allison Victoria, Ed Lanier, Earl Feeray Phillips, Native Sun, Live Music, Hip Hop, R & B, Jazz, The Jazz Kitchen

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Nov

27

Wed
Wed, Nov 27, 2019 6:30 PM - Wed, Nov 27, 2019 8:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Join us for our annual pre-thanksgiving jazz show. A great night to relax with family and friends.

Rebecca is know for her command of the Great American Songbook and the world of Bossa Nova. Much in the vain of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Chet Baker
& Emilie-Claire Barlow she delivers with a laid back, graceful tone.

On the bill for this years is trumpet legend Clifford Ratliff plus an incredible line-up of Steven Jones on piano, Brandon Meeks on bass & Kenny Phelps on drums.

Tags: jazz, Live Music, Bossa Nova, Rebecca Rafla & Friends, The Jazz Kitchen

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Nov

01

Fri
Fri, Nov 01, 2019 7:30 PM - Fri, Nov 01, 2019 10:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

OCCIDENTAL GYPSY is returning to The Jazz Kitchen!

Internationally acclaimed quintet Occidental Gypsy plays an exhilarating blend of gypsy, jazz and folk music that enraptures the listener with a complex acoustic sound, burnished by smooth vocals reminiscent of the first era of swing. Their pioneering approach to Gypsy music pays homage to Django Reinhardt and expands the genre to include elements of western (Occidental) sounds and rhythms, including blues, Klezmer and Latin.

Their original songs are deeply complex and challenging to execute, and are often considered a “natural evolution” of Reinhardt’s sounds were he still alive today. Their energetic shows have garnered them fans among the most discerning musicians, and new gypsy lovers alike.

Occidental Gypsy will perform new original pieces and classic covers from their latest CD “44070,” including two historically-based human rights songs, which feel relevant today.

REVIEWS:

“Occidental Gypsy has great singing, fantastic guitar and violin work, and high energy originals that leave the crowd crazy.
An awesome band.” -DAVID BROMBERG

“They perform with enormous heart and soul and have an original groove that is definitely worth checking out.” – CR LONNIE SMITH

Don Heckman of the LA TIMES says “…irresistible, a virtual definition of an era when jazz was often described as “hot” music. Occidental Gypsy’s rhythm section, usually driven by the surging rhythm guitar of Brett Feldman, hit one irresistible rhythmic groove after another, “hot” was the best applicable adjective.”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE says “… sonic pleasures to be had, particularly in an energetic, gypsy-jazz transformation of Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” which opened the evening. More than once, vocalist-guitarist Frantz brought the large crowd to near silence through the warmth and openness of his singing, as in “Georgia on My Mind.”

HARTFORD COURANT says “As it journeys from venue to venue throughout the United States, Occidental Gypsy, a red-hot, Django Reinhardt-inspired, gypsy swing and fusion band, loves to encourage rapt listeners to get up on their feet and dance to its classically retro yet forever young sounds.”

website: www.occidentalgypsy.com

https://www.thejazzkitchen.com/e/occidental-gypsy-hot-club-jazz-74461952705/

Tags: Occidental Gypsy, The Jazz Kitchen, Live Music, Gypsy Jazz, fine dining

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Nov

01

Fri
Fri, Nov 01, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Nov 01, 2019 9:00 PM @ Harrison Center

Friday, November 1 brings the opening night of the 24th annual Spirit & Place Festival, R/Evolution and “Folly,” new work by Kyle Ragsdale Art to the Harrison Center. This year’s Spirit & Place Festival explores both revolutionary and evolutionary change through a variety of topics, event formats, and creative expressions all aimed at helping us build stronger connections to one another and to this place we call home.

Ragsdale’s new body of work was inspired by Electra Havermeyer Webb, who founded the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. Ragsdale explains, “She collected all sorts of strange and unusual folk art and buildings–even a steamboat that is in the middle of a field, but it was an extravagant, beautiful expression of her love for that stuff. In a lot of these works there is a sense of wonder and magic and beauty for no reason or just for its own sake. It leans into the way I like to furl fabric, decorate too much . . . I have a tendency to over-flourish. These paintings feel mysterious and precarious. The bulk of the work was made in Vermont where I was a resident for the month of August. The show also includes very large landscape paintings from Vermont. These large landscapes follow the theme of folly because not everyone wants a 10′ x 7’ landscape painting or has a space that could even accommodate it.”

The Speck Gallery features photographic work of Mike Allee in “Masks of Iberica and other photos.” Allee shot much of the work while attending the Iberian Mask Festival in Lisbon. “The masks are based on pagan ritual and superstition going back as far as the 13th century. Many of the characters were once thought to scare off evil spirits, to bless the harvests or to promote fertility. Animals and nature are frequently used in the costuming; the devil is often a theme. Some masks are extremely elaborate; some are incredibly crude – constructed of painted tree bark, feathers, animal hides, and whatever materials may be available.”

The City Gallery exhibits work inspired by the annual event, PreEnactIndy, which takes place every October in the Monon 16 area. Partnering with local theatre groups, the interactive event imagines the neighborhood as it ought to be–just equitable and economically vibrant. Artists featured include Kyle Ragsdale, Reggie Strong, Johnny McKee, Courtland Blade and more.

Hank & Dolly’s Gallery features “Untitled,” an exploration of rhythm and repetition by Luke Crawley. “This body of work is an attempt by the artist to find a voice, a style, and is, at its very heart, an experiment.”

Continuing in the Underground, “Ballyhoo: A Multimedia Art Extravaganza.” Ballyhoo is a group art exhibition highlighting all aspects of the bygone era of the circus and its performers. Included in the exhibition will be a selection of rare, original sideshow banners from the collection of Dr. Chris Jones. A special screening of the 1932 film “Freaks” will be shown the night of the opening courtesy of Walter Paisley Movie House.

Mark O’Connor’s Indy Jazz Band joins Naptown Stomp for swing dancing in the gym.

The work hangs through November 29.

With support from the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis, Indiana Arts Commission, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Allen Whitehill Clowes Foundation, the Indianapolis Foundation, Sun King Brewery, and Matinee Creative.

Tags: Kyle Ragsdale Art, The Speck Gallery, Mike Allee, Photography, First Friday, PreEnactIndy, Reggie Strong, Johnny McKee, Courtland Blade, Hank & Dolly’s Gallery, Underground, Mark O’Connor’s Indy Jazz Band, Live Music, Naptown Stomp, Swing Dance, Dancing, Art

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Oct

23

Wed
Wed, Oct 23, 2019 11:00 AM - Wed, Oct 23, 2019 9:00 PM @ Union Jack Pub-Broad Ripple

The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation has partnered with Union Jack Pub to help raise funds for our legacy, education and performance initiatives. Please join us on Wednesday, October 23rd anytime from 11:00AM – 9PM to enjoy a meal for a great cause! Mention the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and 20% of your meal price will be donated back to usPlease RSVP and let us know if you can make it!

Tags: Indianapolis Jazz Foundation, nonprofit, benefit, Union Jack Pub, Dine Out for a Cause

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Oct

11

Fri
Fri, Oct 11, 2019 1:00 PM - Sat, Oct 12, 2019 12:00 AM @ Healer

New Hands Festival is a two day all ages music benefit at HEALER in Indianapolis.

Proceeds are donated to 3 local Indianapolis non profits. The goal of New Hands is to bring together all genres and facets of our Indianapolis music and arts scene together under one roof to raise money for these local organizations. Curated by Indy’s own Sirius Blvck, we will have 30 plus live music acts over a two day period. Ranging from hiphop, punk, indie, rock n roll, Jazz and spoken word.

Performances by
OREO JONES.
CLINT BREEZE & THE GROOVE.
KIDDO.
SIRIUS BLVCK + JOHN STAMPS.
KO.
SEDCAIRN ARCHIVES.
DIOP.
SKYPP.
VV TORSO.
JEAUX SEPH.
SWITCHBLADES.
HEYZEUS.
AMERIKKKEN.
KEKE SONGBIRD.
L.I.B.
FOXD’LEGND.
DOUBLE A.
WE LOVE YOU.
PAT APP.
MICKEY YOUNG.
PETEYBOY.
OVRSLEPT.
RADAR GOLD.
STRANGER SEX.
KNAGS.
NAPTOWN NICEY.
BSOULDEPP.
TXTBOOK.
DJ CLEOPATRAH.
WOLFI.
STONEY THE POET.
LANDO MARTIAN.
LIL NOFLO.
BROOKS THE PROPHET. + MORE

VENDORS | GAMES | 2 DAY RAFFLE | FOOD

$15 1 DAY PASS
$20 2 DAY PASS

PROCEEDS GO TO:
Ascent 121
IndianaCESA
Great Strength Band Fund

More info at:
indianacesa.org
greatstrengthbandfund.com

Sponsored By:

Upland Brewery
Kolman Dental
Chreece Presents…
Soundspace
Naptown Thrift
Grand Union Tattoo
Masterwork Tattoo
Underground Sound
Beast Food Truck
Muay Thai Kitchen

Tags: New Hands Festival, hiphop, punk, indie, rock n roll, Jazz and spoken word

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Oct

10

Thu
Thu, Oct 10, 2019 5:00 PM - Fri, Oct 11, 2019 2:00 AM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Experience the sounds, flavors and electricity of Indy’s longest running Latin Dance Party. Since 1995, The Jazz Kitchen is the spot for flavorful cuisine, tropical cocktails & spicy latin dancing,

Enjoy the LIVE island sounds of salsa band Grupo Bembé every Thursday outside on the patio from 7-10p. (weather permitting)

At 8:30p, the night takes flight with a FREE beginners salsa or bactata lesson with master instructors Austin Davis & Susann Mann.

At 9p, the dance floor is in full swing with DJ GIL (Colombia), DJ Latin Spy & Julio Djrican Rolon spinning a heavy rotation of salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia & reggaeton hits and classics.

Dinner available 5-10p
Dance lessons – 8:30p
Open Dancing – 9p-2a
Latin Night Tacos – 11p

Ladies FREE til 10p
Gentlemen $10 after 8p, Ladies $10 after 10p
Cash $10/ Credit Card $11

Latin Dance Party Specials:
Fresh Shrimp Ceviche
$10 off Indy’s best house made Paella!!
$5 SANGRIA!! $20 SANGRIA CARAFES
Cuban Mojitos
Brazilian Caiprihinas
House Margaritas
Colombian Aguardiente
Craft Cocktails
Check out the special board for other nightly specials!

Tags: Indy’s longest running Latin Dance Party, Live Music, salsa band Grupo Bembé, Jazz Kitchen

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Oct

03

Thu
Thu, Oct 03, 2019 5:00 PM - Fri, Oct 04, 2019 2:00 AM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Experience the sounds, flavors and electricity of Indy’s longest running Latin Dance Party. Since 1995, The Jazz Kitchen is the spot for flavorful cuisine, tropical cocktails & spicy latin dancing,

Enjoy the LIVE island sounds of salsa band Grupo Bembé every Thursday outside on the patio from 7-10p. (weather permitting)

At 8:30p, the night takes flight with a FREE beginners salsa or bactata lesson with master instructors Austin Davis & Susann Mann.

At 9p, the dance floor is in full swing with DJ GIL (Colombia), DJ Latin Spy & Julio Djrican Rolon spinning a heavy rotation of salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia & reggaeton hits and classics.

Dinner available 5-10p
Dance lessons – 8:30p
Open Dancing – 9p-2a
Latin Night Tacos – 11p

Ladies FREE til 10p
Gentlemen $10 after 8p, Ladies $10 after 10p
Cash $10/ Credit Card $11

Latin Dance Party Specials:
Fresh Shrimp Ceviche
$10 off Indy’s best house made Paella!!
$5 SANGRIA!! $20 SANGRIA CARAFES
Cuban Mojitos
Brazilian Caiprihinas
House Margaritas
Colombian Aguardiente
Craft Cocktails
Check out the special board for other nightly specials!

Tags: Indy’s longest running Latin Dance Party, Live Music, salsa band Grupo Bembé, Jazz Kitchen

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Oct

02

Wed
Wed, Oct 02, 2019 7:00 PM - Wed, Oct 02, 2019 10:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Antonio Sanchez is one of the worlds’s most respected drummers composed the soundtrack to Academy Award-winning film “Birdman”

“Sanchez transcends genre with the ability to literally play and adapt to any situation with virtually any ensemble.” – Pat Metheny

Antonio Sanchez – drums
Thana Alexa – vocals
Chase Baird – saxophone / EWI
John Escreet – piano
Orlando Le Fleming – bass

Tags: Live Music, Drumming, Antonio Sanchez, Jazz Kitchen

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Oct

01

Tue
Tue, Oct 01, 2019 6:30 PM - Tue, Oct 01, 2019 7:30 PM @ College Avenue Public Library

Individuals of all ages are invited to spend an hour with vocalist and flutist Julie Houston as she puts her own spin on Brazilian bossa nova and jazz. This concert is free!A local favorite, Julie has played at the Indy Jazz Fest and Broad Ripple Art Fair. She has also performed at such venues as the Chatterbox, the Jazz Kitchen, the Conrad Hilton, and Rick’s Boatyard. This program is made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Tags: vocalist and flutist Julie Houston, Brazilian bossa nova and jazz, Live Music

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Sep

29

Sun
Sun, Sep 29, 2019 7:00 PM - Sun, Sep 29, 2019 8:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Check out some new pics we’ve just added to our group page! Also, come see us at the Jazz Kitchen on September 29th at 7pm! More details to come 🙂

Tags: TELOS, Live Music, The Jazz Kitchen

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Sep

21

Sat
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 3:00 PM - Sun, Sep 22, 2019 12:00 AM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Sponsored by Eskenazi Health, IndyGo & Citizens Energy Group

Closing night celebration with 12 bands on 2 stages inside and out. The corner of 54th & College Ave will be the place to be. Join us for food, craft beers & cocktails! It’s a party!

4p – 12:30a | $20 Advance / $25 at door | $15 after 9p | 3p doors | 21+

IndyGo Red Line | indygo.net – Take the Red Line – It’s FREE during the month of September

Yats / The Jazz Kitchen Buffet – 5-9p | $15
Three rotating selections from Yats + Not-So-Cajun Chicken and salads from The Jazz Kitchen + Bebop Pizza Slices

OUTSIDE YATS STAGE
4p | Renee King
5:15p | Amanda Gardier Quartet
6:30p | Owl Music Group Showcase | Valerie Phelps, Staci Mccrackin, Tommy Baldwin, Reggie Bishop, Dorian Phelps
7:45p | Charlie Ballantine | Cassius Goens III, Jesse Wittman, Amanda Gardier
9p | Bashiri Asad

INSIDE JK STAGE
4p | Rich Cohen / Chris Rutkowski Quartet
5:15p | Brenda Williams, Yvonne Allu, Wendy Auscherman Reedd & Rebecca Rafla – 4 Girls & A Band
6:30p | Cathy Morris & Friends | Monika Herzig, Kenny Phelps, Peter Kienle, Thomas Brinkley
7:45p | Tucker Brothers | Nick Tucker, Joel Tucker, Sean Imboden, Brian Yarde
9p | Bill Lancton Santana Tribute
10:15p | Steve Allee Quintet | John Raymond, Sophie Faught, Jeremy Allen, Kenny Phelps
11:30p | Rob Dixon & Triology + special guests

Tags: Indy Jazz Fest Block Party 2019 | 12 Bands / 2 stages, Live Music

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Sep

13

Fri
Fri, Sep 13, 2019 9:30 PM - Sat, Sep 14, 2019 12:00 AM @ Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis

Friday, September 13, 2019 10p doors 9:30p
$10 General Admission
$25 Preferred VIP section

A special intimate performance with Indy soul singer Bashiri Asad and hip-hop jazz sensations Native Sun – featuring “Sleepy” Floyd, Brandon Meeks and MC Bobby Young. Held in the Basile Blackbox Stage at the brand new Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre.

Tags: Bashiri Asad, Native Sun, Live Music, Indy Jazz Fest, Phoenix Theater

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Sep

06

Fri
Fri, Sep 06, 2019 7:30 PM - Fri, Sep 06, 2019 10:00 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Pieces Of A Dream at The Jazz Kitchen

Tags: Pieces Of A Dream, Live Music, Jazz, Jazz Kitchen

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Sep

06

Fri
Fri, Sep 06, 2019 7:00 PM - Fri, Sep 06, 2019 11:00 PM @ McGowan Hall

Looking for something to do on Friday night? Love local live music?

Come out to McGowan Hall for our NEW First Friday Summer Celebration!

Local live music, foods, drinks, art, handmade, vintage, vendors, food trucks and more! We have it all!

Conveniently located close to the interstate with both street and parking lot parking.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

7-9pm will be Philadelphia Phil & Friends

9-11pm Christopher Pitts and the CP3 Trio (Jazz)

***Are you a vendor or small business owner who would like to be included? Apply here: https://forms.gle/osXr3K4A28vyoins5

Tags: Philadelphia Phil & Friends, Christopher Pitts and the CP3 Trio (Jazz), Live Music, First Friday

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Aug

31

Sat
Sat, Aug 31, 2019 7:30 PM - Sat, Aug 31, 2019 9:00 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Indy’s hot ticket to great soul classics and originals.

He laughs. He cries. He loves. He dreams. Just like you, everyday. He feels deeply, and turns his feelings into music. Soul music. Music that says exactly how you feel, everyday. Bashiri Asad is the “Everyday Soul Singer”, and he will remind you that feeling what you feel, in your soul, is just fine. Hailing from Indianapolis, Bashiri Asad has come to define his sound as “Indy-Soul”. From shoo-wop style singing groups and classical vocal training, to performances local and abroad, his various experiences have shaped his voice into the soul-stirring entity it is known as today. Echoes of the influences of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding weave through his presentation, but his sound is unmistakably his own. Using his gifts to expand our worlds musical legacy, Bashiri continues to remain faithful to his self-proclaimed mission, “to make music that is a part of life’s soundtrack.” His infectious passion for the art of music and authenticity in performance is making him a familiar name on the independent music scene. Humble in his approach, relentless in his delivery, you have to experience it to truly understand.

Tags: Bashiri Asad, Stevie Wonder, Live Music, Jazz

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Aug

17

Sat
Sat, Aug 17, 2019 7:30 PM - Sat, Aug 17, 2019 11:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Join master conguero Poncho Sanchez and his hard driving Latin Jazz band as they returns to The Jazz Kitchen. We’re super excited for a mix of Poncho’s signature style of infectious rhythms and swinging jazz pyrotechnics plus a preview of his forthcoming album in tribute to the music of John Coltrane.

2 nights / 4 shows

Tags: master conguero Poncho Sanchez and his hard driving Latin Jazz band, Live Music, The Jazz Kitchen

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Aug

16

Fri
Fri, Aug 16, 2019 7:30 PM - Fri, Aug 16, 2019 11:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Join master conguero Poncho Sanchez and his hard driving Latin Jazz band as they returns to The Jazz Kitchen. We’re super excited for a mix of Poncho’s signature style of infectious rhythms and swinging jazz pyrotechnics plus a preview of his forthcoming album in tribute to the music of John Coltrane.

2 nights / 4 shows

Tags: master conguero Poncho Sanchez and his hard driving Latin Jazz band, Live Music, The Jazz Kitchen

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Aug

11

Sun
Sun, Aug 11, 2019 5:00 PM - Sun, Aug 11, 2019 8:00 PM @ Watkins Park - Indy Parks and Recreation

Indy Parks presents the Watkins Park concert series: Blues & Jazz in the Park. (This year with two acts per show!) Bring a seat, your friends and family, and join us for free music in the park. Concerts begins at 5 p.m.

Tags: Live Music, Indy Parks presents, Blues & Jazz in the Park, Cathy Morris & Friends, Billy Myers & TTC

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Aug

07

Wed
Wed, Aug 07, 2019 6:30 PM - Wed, Aug 07, 2019 8:00 PM @ Eagle Creek Park - Indy Parks and Recreation

Indy Parks presents the Jazz on the Point concert series at Eagle Creek Park. Bring a seat, your friends and family, and join us for some music on the marina! The concert is free with car gate fee and begins at 6:30pm.

Tags: Live Music, Jazz on the Point, Monica Herzig Acoustic, Eagle Creek Park

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