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Jun

29

Sat

John Scofield’s | “Combo 66″ at The Jazz Kitchen

Sat, Jun 29, 2019 7:00 PM - Sat, Jun 29, 2019 9:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

John Scofield’s | “Combo 66″ at The Jazz Kitchen

https://www.facebook.com/johnscofieldguitarist/

http://www.johnscofield.com

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Tags: Live Music, John Scofield, jazz guitar

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Apr

14

Sun

April Gypsy Jazz Jam – 2ND Sunday!

Sun, Apr 14, 2019 6:00 PM - Sun, Apr 14, 2019 9:00 PM @ Upland Broad Ripple Tasting Room

Indy’s gypsy jazz jam – happening on the 2ND SUNDAY this month.

Come on out for live gypsy jazz music by local musicians and local beer by the Upland Tasting Room. 21+ No cover.

Tags: live gypsy jazz music, Indy’s gypsy jazz jam. Sunday, Upland Tasting Room

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Jan

13

Sun

January Gypsy Jazz Jam – 2ND Sunday Edition!

Sun, Jan 13, 2019 6:00 PM - Sun, Jan 13, 2019 9:00 PM @ Upland Broad Ripple Tasting Room

Indy’s gypsy jazz jam – first jam of 2019! This month on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Check out Upland’s newly designed space. Now serving food!

Come on out for live gypsy jazz music by local musicians and local beer by the Upland Tasting Room. 21+ No cover.

Tags: live gypsy jazz music, Indy’s gypsy jazz jam. Sunday, Upland Tasting Room

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Dec

31

Mon

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Mon, Dec 31, 2018 9:30 PM - Tue, Jan 01, 2019 1:00 AM @ Chatterbox Jazz Club

Let’s ring in 2019 at the Chatterbox Jazz Club. Bill Myers & The Trash Collectors will providing the sounds of jazz for the night. $25 pp cover charge.

Tags: New Year’s Eve, Live Music, Jazz, Chatterbox Jazz Club

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Dec

26

Wed

Friends of the Fest at The Jazz Kitchen

Wed, Dec 26, 2018 7:00 PM - Wed, Dec 26, 2018 10:00 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Right after Christmas, come enjoy a fun concert with the Indy Jazz Fest friends plus special guest artists!
Expect an entertaining night of jazz standards and beyond.
Chris Scanlon – drums
John Scofield (of Scofield Digital Publishing) – sax
Don Foley – trumpet
Rob Ambrose – keys
plus saxophonist Rob Dixon & more!

See: https://www.thejazzkitchen.com/attraction/friends+of+fest/

Full calendar:
https://www.thejazzkitchen.com/calendar/

Tags: live music, jazz, Indy Jazz Fest, Chris Scanlon, John Scofield, Don Foley, Rob Ambrose, Rob Dixon

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Dec

20

Thu

Jazz at the Monon: Mike Blackwell Jazz Group

Thu, Dec 20, 2018 5:30 PM - Thu, Dec 20, 2018 7:30 PM @ Monon Coffee Company

We are excited to announce that every first and third Thursday of the month, we’ll be featuring the jazz stylings of the Mike Blackwell Jazz Group.

Tags: Jazz at the Monon, Mike Blackwell Jazz Group, Monon Coffee Company, Broad Ripple, kid-friendly, music

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Dec

06

Thu

Jazz at the Monon: Mike Blackwell Jazz Group

Thu, Dec 06, 2018 5:30 PM - Thu, Dec 06, 2018 7:30 PM @ Monon Coffee Company

We are excited to announce that every first and third Thursday of the month, we’ll be featuring the jazz stylings of the Mike Blackwell Jazz Group.

Tags: Jazz at the Monon, Mike Blackwell Jazz Group, Monon Coffee Company, Broad Ripple, kid-friendly, music

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Dec

02

Sun

December Gypsy Jazz Jam

Sun, Dec 02, 2018 6:00 PM - Sun, Dec 02, 2018 9:00 PM @ Upland Broad Ripple Tasting Room

Indy’s gypsy jazz jam – on the First Sunday of the month.

Come on out for live jazz manouche by local musicians and local beer by the Upland Tasting Room. 21+ No cover.

Tags: live gypsy jazz music, Indy’s gypsy jazz jam. Sunday, Upland Tasting Room

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Nov

11

Sun

November Gypsy Jazz Jam – 2ND Sunday Edition!

Sun, Nov 11, 2018 6:00 PM - Sun, Nov 11, 2018 9:00 PM @ Upland Broad Ripple Tasting Room

Indy’s gypsy jazz jam – on the First Sunday of the month.

Come on out for live gypsy jazz music by local musicians and local beer by the Upland Tasting Room. 21+ No cover.

Tags: live gypsy jazz music, Indy’s gypsy jazz jam. Sunday, Upland Tasting Room

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Oct

27

Sat

19th Annual Costume Party – Benefit with Indy Black Firefighters

Sat, Oct 27, 2018 10:30 PM - Sun, Oct 28, 2018 2:30 AM @ The Jazz Kitchen

19th Annual Costume Party

Saturday, October 27th at The Jazz Kitchen (21+)

Join us on Saturday, October 27th at The Jazz Kitchen for our 19th Annual Costume Party. Break out your best or bootleg version of Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga… If that’s not your thing, DC and Marvel have released enough movies to find inspiration for your favorite superhero.

As you may know from previous years attending, this is also a fundraiser. Party with a purpose. We team up with The Indianapolis Black Firefighter’s Association to raise money to sponsor full Christmas to families in need. Last year through our efforts in raising money through this event and our Ugly Sweater Party in December, we were able to serve over 100 families. We believe we can do more this year.

Tags: 19th Annual Costume Party, fundraiser, Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis Black Firefighter’s Association

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Oct

11

Thu

Sweet Thursday Jazz with Charlie Ballantine

Thu, Oct 11, 2018 7:00 PM - Thu, Oct 11, 2018 10:00 PM @ Coal Yard Coffee

After a couple of years of promoting live Jazz here at Coal Yard Coffee, I think we have finally brought Jazz on Mass Ave to Bonna Ave!

Tags: live Jazz, Jazz on Mass Ave, Bonna Ave, Charlie Ballantine

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Oct

11

Thu

Jazz and Poetry

Thu, Oct 11, 2018 7:00 PM - Thu, Oct 11, 2018 8:30 PM @ James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home

Enjoy an evening of jazz and poetry featuring the music of Monika Herzig partnered with readings by Norbert Krapf, the former Indiana Poet Laureate. Light refreshments provided, doors to the Visitor Center open at 6:30pm.

Tags: Jazz and Poetry, James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home, Monika Herzig, Norbert Krapf

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Oct

07

Sun

October Gypsy Jazz Jam

Sun, Oct 07, 2018 6:00 PM - Sun, Oct 07, 2018 9:00 PM @ Upland Broad Ripple Tasting Room

Indy’s gypsy jazz jam – back on it’s First Sunday of the month schedule!

Come on out for live gypsy jazz music by local musicians and local beer by the Upland Tasting Room. 21+ No cover.

Tags: gypsy jazz jam

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Sep

22

Sat

Indy Jazz Fest Block Party 2018

Sat, Sep 22, 2018 3:00 PM - Sun, Sep 23, 2018 12:30 AM @ The Jazz Kitchen

#IJF20 Closing night celebration with music inside and out on the corner of 54th Street and College Avenue. Join us for food, drinks and great music. It’s a party! Adults 21+.

Outside Yats Stage:

3:15p | Kenny Phelps Experience
4:30p | Charlie Ballantine – Life is Brief, The Music of Bob Dylan
5:45p | Tad Robinson + Kevin Anker
7:00p | Tucker Brothers Group – Nick Tucker, Joel Tucker, Brian Yarde, Sean Imboden
8:15p | Premium Blend – Jared Thompson, Ryan Taylor, Steven Jones, Brian Yarde
9:30p | Bashiri Asad & Xenobia Green

Inside on The Jazz Kitchen Stage:

3:45p | Avenue Indy + Rachel Caswell – Jeff Conrad, Rich Cohen, Larry Sauer
5:00p | Ball State Sextet – Mark Buselli, Freddie Mendoza, Scott Routenberg, Cassius Goens, Nick Tucker
6:15p | Dave Stryker Organ Trio
7:30p | Steve Allee Music Trio + Sophie Faught Music & Frank Glover
8:45p | The Rad Trads
10:00p | Clint Breeze and The Groove
11:15p| Pavel & Proyecto 54 Salsa Band

Tags: Indianapolis Jazz Fest, The Jazz Kitchen, Annual Block Party

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Sep

20

Thu

Jazz at the Monon: Mike Blackwell Jazz Group

Thu, Sep 20, 2018 5:30 PM - Thu, Sep 20, 2018 7:30 PM @ Monon Coffee Company

We are excited to announce that every first and third Thursday of the month, we’ll be featuring the jazz stylings of the Mike Blackwell Jazz Group.

Tags: Jazz at the Monon, Mike Blackwell Jazz Group, Monon Coffee Company, Broad Ripple, kid-friendly, music

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Sep

16

Sun

Pavel & Direct Contact – “Puerto Rico” at Indy Jazz Fest!

Sun, Sep 16, 2018 3:00 PM - Sun, Sep 16, 2018 4:30 PM @ Central Library

On September 16, Indy Jazz Fest will present “La Isla del Encanto” a free musical program showcasing the unique culture of Puerto Rico.

By highlighting diverse countries, Indy Jazz Fest is fulfilling its ultimate goal to spread cultural awareness and develop connections for the people of Indiana with the world.

This program is hosted by Rafael Sanchez of RTV6 and led by Musical Director Pavel Polanco-Safadit, director of jazz at Earlham College and a new member of the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation.

Starting in 2014, Indy Jazz Fest began exploring different cultures across the globe and uniquely portraying them in individual 90-minute musical shows. Each immersive experience is a whirlwind of energizing music, dancing, visuals, and storytelling. This cultural awareness program upholds the jazz festival’s belief that music, as a universal language, has the power to spread cultural awareness and connect people everywhere.

Since the program’s beginning, Indy Jazz Fest has featured Cuba, Musica de las Americas, Africa, and most recently, Colombia.

LOCATION: Indianapolis Public Library – Clowes Auditorium
DATE: Sunday, September 16, 2018
SHOWTIME: 3 – 4:30p
COST: FREE
IndyGo Route 17 | indygo.net

Tags: Puerto Rico, music, world, jazz fest, Pavel Polanco-Safadit, Earlham College, Indianapolis Jazz Foundation, Indy Public Library, Central Library

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Sep

12

Wed

All Ages Jazz Jam Pres. by Flat 12

Wed, Sep 12, 2018 7:00 PM - Wed, Sep 12, 2018 10:00 PM @ Square Cat Vinyl

Presented by Flat12 Bierwerks Indianapolis
FREE // ALL AGES
6:30 PM – Sign Ups
7 PM – Music Starts

Join us for our monthly jazz series, hosted by Mark Ortwein, Chase Blackburn, Kevin Hood and more local jazz favorites. This event is the only ALL AGES JAZZ JAM in Indianapolis, so don’t be shy!

Beer, wine, coffee, and other non-alcoholic drinks available!

Tags: ALL AGES JAZZ JAM

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Sep

09

Sun

September Gypsy Jazz Jam – 2ND Sunday edition!

Sun, Sep 09, 2018 6:00 PM - Sun, Sep 09, 2018 9:00 PM @ Upland Broad Ripple Tasting Room

Indy’s gypsy jazz jam – Special 2nd Sunday jam.

Come on out for live gypsy jazz music by local musicians and local beer by the Upland Tasting Room. 21+ No cover.

Tags: live gypsy jazz music, Indy’s gypsy jazz jam. Sunday, Upland Tasting Room, beer,

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Sep

08

Sat

Fareed Haque & the Flat Earth Ensemble at The Jazz Kitchen

Sat, Sep 08, 2018 7:30 PM - Sat, Sep 08, 2018 10:00 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Fareed Haque – guitar
Jose Maria Piedra – Tabla
Greg Fundis – Percussion
Kevin Kozol – Keys
Alex Austin -Bass

Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation.

Born in 1963 to a Pakistani father and Chilean mother, Fareed’s extensive travels, with especially long stays in Spain, France, Iron, Pakistan, and Chile exposed Haque to different musics from a very early age. This natural eclecticism has become the hallmark of Haque’s music, but it was repeated visits to Von Freeman’s Chicago jam sessions that gave Haque the grounding in the Chicago blues and jazz tradition. The 1981 recipient of North Texas State University’s Jazz Guitar Scholarship, Haque spent a year studying with renowned jazz guitarist and pedagogue Jack Peterson. Fareed’s growing interest in the classical guitar led him to transfer to Northwestern University, where he completed his studies in classical guitar under David Buch, John Holmquist and Anne Waller.

Soon after his transfer to NU, Haque came to the attention of multi-instrumentalist Howard Levy and joined his latin-fusion group Chevere. Thru Levy Haque was introduced to Paquito D”Rivera and began a long and fruitful relationship with the Cuban NEA Jazz Master. Numerous world tours and recordings including Manhattan Burn, Celebration, Havana Cafe, Tico Tico, Live at the MCG were to follow. Especially notable is the classic and award winning Reunion featuring Haque along with Arturo Sandoval, Danilo Perez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mark Walker, and Davd Fink.

Thru D’Rivera, Haque was brought to the attention of Sting, who had just begun his record label Pangaea. Sting invited Haque to join the label and he released 2 critically acclaimed recordings Voices Rising and Manresa. Haque toured briefly with Sting, including notable appearances at The Montreux Jazz Festival as well as NBC’s Michelob Presents Sunday Night with David Sanborn, but his own career demands led Haque in other directions.

Haque has been featured on WTTW’s ArtBeat and Chicago Tonight, Ben Sidran’s New visions, Michelob Presents Sunday Night with David Sanborn on NBC, his own Lonesome Pines special for PBS, and on BET cable jazz channel. Fareed has twice been selected as Talent Deserving Wider Recognition in Downbeat Magazine. In 1988 Haque also joined the faculty at Northern Illinois University as professor of jazz and classical Guitar. He continues to teach at NIU to this day.

After a short stint at Warner bros. recording Majestad ( the still-unreleased and featuring John Patitucci, Michael Landau, Russel Ferrante, Grazinha, Lenny Castro and Carlos Vega!) Bruce Lundvall signed Haque to the legendary Bluenote records. While at Bluenote Haque recorded three albums as a leader: Sacred Addiction, Opaque and Deja Vu and toured and recorded extensively with other artists including tours and 3 CDs with Javon Jackson: A Look within, For One Who Knows and Good People. In addition sideman credits include tours and recordings with Joe Henderson, Herbie Mann, Bob James, Richie Cole, Joey Calderazzo, Kahil El Zabar and his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble and many Bluenote recordings for producer/arranger Bob Belden and featuring a host of Jazz Legends including Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Joe Lovano, Paul Motian and many many others. Numerous classical recitals as well as appearances with the Vermeer Quartet and many symphonies across the US and abroad added to an incredible diversity of performances during this period.

Thru Belden Haque recieved the great honor of being asked to join forces with the legendary Joe Zawinul as part of his Zawinul Syndicate. The group proved to be one of Joe’s best and most eclectic. Included were percussionist and vocalist Arto Tuncboyacian, drummer Paco Sery, bassist Mathew Garrison along with Haque on Guistar and Electric Guitar. A year of extensive touring brought Haque closer to his Jazz/Rock roots.

In 2001 Haque’s interest in jam bands and the jam scene led him to co-found the jam super-group Garaj Mahal featuring Kai Eckhardt, Eric Levy and Alan Hertz. This began 10 years of extensive touring across the US, performing in excess of 200 shows per year! Haque also joined George brooks’ group Summit, featuring Zakir Hussain and Steve Smith. Haque was voted ‘Most Valuable Player’ at the 2002 High Sierra Music Festival. Haque and Garaj Mahal released 3 Live CDs as well as 5 studio CDs: Mondo Garaj, Blueberry Cave, w00t, More Mr. Nice Guy and Discovery, which featured Haque’s debut of the Moog Guitar.

In 2004, Fareed premiered his Lahara Double Concerto for Sitar/Guitar and Tabla with The Chicago Sinfonietta at Symphony Center in Chicago, under the baton of maestro Paul Freeman, featuring tabla virtuoso Ustad Zakir Hussain, to whom the work is dedicated.

In 2006, Fareed was commissioned to compose a classical guitar concerto for the Fulcrum Point Ensemble. His ‘Gamelan Concerto’ was premiered in May of ’06 at The Harris theatre in Millenium Park.

IN 2007, Garaj Mahal won an Independent Music Award.

Voted ‘Best World Guitarist’ by Guitar Player Magazine in 2009, His acclaimed 2009 release Flat Planet was twice #1 on the World Jazz Radio charts.

After 10 years of over 200 dates a year with Garaj Mahal, Haque’s interest in electronic music and the Moog Guitar spurred him to leave Garaj Mahal and form his latest group Fareed Haque’s MathGames featuring bassist Alex Austin, drummer Greg Fundis, keyboardist Jesse Clayton and other guests.

Recent notable performances include Haque performing and assistant directing the first Jazz Festival en la Patagonia; Frutillar, Chile under his old mentor and friend Paquito D’Rivera, and appearances with his own groups at JavaJazz, The Chicago Jazz Jestival, The Twents Guitar Festival, The Indy Jazz Fest, Coleman Hawkins Jazz Fest, Jazz in June, The Lafayette and South Bend Jazz Festivals, Sophia Jazz Fest, Bulgaria and many others around the world.

In one of the greatest honors – and challenges – in a lifetime dedicated to music, Haque recently performed BOTH the Aranjuez and Villa-lobos guitar concertos (in one concert!) with The Chicago Philharmonic, under the baton of Lucia Matos at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.

Haque continues to tour and record extensively along with documenting his unique and often unorthodox teaching methods in a series of interactive video courses through TrueFire.

Tags: fareed haque, jazz kitchen, flat earth ensemble, jazz, live music,

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Sep

06

Thu

Jazz at the Monon: Mike Blackwell Jazz Group

Thu, Sep 06, 2018 5:30 PM - Thu, Sep 06, 2018 7:30 PM @ Monon Coffee Company

We are excited to announce that every first and third Thursday of the month, we’ll be featuring the jazz stylings of the Mike Blackwell Jazz Group.

Tags: Jazz at the Monon, Mike Blackwell Jazz Group, Monon Coffee Company, Broad Ripple, kid-friendly, music

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Sep

03

Mon

Labor Day Street Fair at 54th & College

Mon, Sep 03, 2018 1:00 PM - Mon, Sep 03, 2018 7:00 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Join us for our 23th Annual Labor Day Street Fair presented by The Jazz Kitchen and Yats featuring great entertainment starting at 1:30p. There will be food and beverages available for purchase from The Jazz Kitchen and Yats.

This year’s lineup features:

Tucker Brothers Group | 1:30-3p
Pavel and Direct Contact | 3:30-5p
Rob Dixon and Friends | 5:30-7p

Tags: Annual Labor Day Street Fair, The Jazz Kitchen, Yats

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