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Tue, Apr 26, 2022 8:00 PM - Tue, Apr 26, 2022 11:00 PM @ The Mousetrap Bar & Grill

Come hang out with some of the best Jazz musicians and singers in the Midwest every Tuesday for FREE! Featuring Indy Jazz Hall of Famer Rob Dixon, Clint Breeze, Sleepy Floyd, Steven Jones and many more. Plus $5 Bourbon Specials and great food specials.

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Rob Dixon, The Mayor’s Ball



Wed, Apr 06, 2022 6:00 PM - Wed, Apr 06, 2022 7:30 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/WritersGuildBloomington/


Drop a note here and we will send you the ZOOM link


watch LIVE on the Writers Guild at Bloomington page


6pm EST

featuring poets
John Burroughs, Tony Brewer, john compton

Music by saxophonist Catherine Sikora

Sponsored in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, Bloomington Arts Commission, and the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association – Indiana

JOHN BURROUGHS of Cleveland served as the 2019-2021 Beat Poet Laureate for the state of Ohio. He is a dynamic performer who has wowed audiences from Oakland to New York City and myriad points in between. His more than a dozen books include Rattle and Numb: Selected Poems, 1992-2019 (2019, Venetian Spider Press) and Loss and Foundering (2018, NightBallet Press). Since 2008 as the founding editor for Crisis Chronicles Press, publishing over one hundred books by esteemed writers from around the world.


TONY BREWER is a poet, live sound effects artist, and event producer from Bloomington, Indiana. He frequently collaborates with the experimental audio collective Urban Deer Recording Co. and appears on the albums Paris Suite (2017) and The Six Realms of Rebirth, due out later this year. He is the author of 7 books – the latest is Pity For Sale, just out from Gasconade Press. https://tonybrewer71.blogspot.com/

JOHN COMPTON (b. 1987) is a gay poet who lives in Kentucky. He has published 2 books and has 5 chapbooks published and forthcoming: [books]: trainride elsewhere (Pressed Wafer, 2016); stranger in the attic of clouds (dead man’s press inc, 2021); [chapbooks]: that moan like a saxophone (kindle, 2016); ampersand (Plan B Press, 2018); a child growing wild inside the mothering womb (ghost city press, 2020); i saw god cooking children / paint their bones (blood pudding press, 2020); to wash all the pretty things off my skin (ethel zine & micro-press, 2021). He has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies.

Tenor and soprano saxophonist, improviser, and composer CATHERINE SIKORA was first electrified by the sound of air vibrating in a metal tube when, as a child, she heard the wind playing tones and overtones in a metal gate. She has devoted her life to researching the magic of that sound with her saxophones, particularly in her solo work, which forms the main backbone of her creative output. Her latest album is Corners, recorded live in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on a beautiful Sunday in May 2021, and is available along with her other albums on bandcamp: https://catherinesikora.wordpress.com

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, spoken word, poetry, writing, nonprofit, Writers Guild at Bloomington, art



Tue, Apr 05, 2022 5:30 PM - Tue, Apr 05, 2022 7:00 PM @ https://www.facebook.com/events/941321219904189/

On 4.5.22 @ 5:30p, I’ll be sharing the stage with my good friend and roommate Diego Balseca for our joint junior recital. We’ll be joined by some very talented and handsome musicians as we perform works by John Coltrane, Cedar Walton, Matt Dennis, Freddie Hubbard, and myself. We hope to see you all there for a wonderful night of live music!

🎷- Diego Balseca and myself
🎺- Theo Garcia
🎹- Ben Davis
🎻- Trey Campbell
🥁- Charlie Edwards

#music #jazz #tenorsax #altosax #jazztrumpet #muncie #lgbt #blm #bam #musician #ballstate #yamahasaxophone #bostonsax #vandoren #jazzpiano
#jazzbass #jazzdrums #wefly #johncoltrane #cedarwalton #freddiehubbard #mattdennis

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Recital



Tue, Mar 15, 2022 7:30 PM - Tue, Mar 15, 2022 9:00 PM @ https://bit.ly/3fXncMT

Saxophonist/composer Sean Imboden and his ensemble will perform fresh takes on jazz standards as well as modern pieces.

Sean Imboden is an American saxophonist and composer. Sean toured internationally for many years with various Broadway productions, and as a featured soloist with Blast II. He has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and with the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Idina Menzel, and Slide Hampton.

Sean currently leads the Sean Imboden Large Ensemble, a 17-piece modern big band of Indianapolis-based musicians playing original compositions. Sean also leads various small groups, and is a member of several other ensembles, including Tucker Brothers, Hickey-Shanafelt 9ollective, Indy Saxophone Quartet, Jesse Wittman Quartet, and Butler Generations Ensemble.

Sean has been a member of the Butler University faculty for five years and also teaches in the Butler Youth Jazz Program and Summer Jazz Camps.
This performance is free and open to the public, no ticket is required.

Can’t make it in-person? Join the FREE livestream at https://bit.ly/3fXncMT

Masks are required to be worn by all patrons while in the venue.

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Butler University, Saxophone, Sean Imboden Large Ensemble



Fri, Feb 18, 2022 7:30 PM - Fri, Feb 18, 2022 9:00 PM @ https://bit.ly/3H1Ux4Y

We ask that you join us in an evening of stories, music, and dance celebrating the mosaic of Blackness. A Jubilee! reflects on history, examines today, and looks forward to the essence of uplifting and joyous traditions in Black art. This program contains Spirituals, Jazz, Opera, R&B, Rock, Poetry and more!
This performance is free and open to the public, no ticket is required.

Can’t make it in-person? Join the FREE livestream on The Fly Rail at https://bit.ly/3H1Ux4Y

Masks are required to be worn by all patrons while in the venue.

Tags: Live Music, Livestream, Spirituals, Jazz, Opera, R&B, Rock, Poetry and more, Butler University



Wed, Dec 29, 2021 6:30 PM - Wed, Dec 29, 2021 8:00 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Watch Out Wednesdays “WOW” Show, is a new partnership with Owl Music Group, led by Valerie Phelps.

This collaboration brings together a weekly series, providing a platform for our favorite local artists in Indy.

Experience different genres of music and new up and coming talent which have been the WOW factor.

For the finale WOW performance this year, we present two of our favorite local performers, Renee King and Tommy Baldwin.

We are grateful and look forward to providing you with more exceptional artists in the new year. Stay tuned for WOW Discovery Night 2022!

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Tommy Baldwin, Renee King



Tue, Dec 28, 2021 7:00 PM - Tue, Dec 28, 2021 8:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Viva Las Vegas! Come join us at The Jazz Kitchen for an exciting evening of music, dance, and great food and drink. The Cool City Band kicks it up with dance favorites from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, Etta James, Voodoo Daddy, Michael Buble, and many others. Bring your dancing shoes and be prepared to dance the night away!

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, The Cool City Band, Holidays



Wed, Dec 22, 2021 6:30 PM - Wed, Dec 22, 2021 8:00 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen


Join us as we sing your favorite Holiday songs, with your help, of course.

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Holiday songs, Wendy Reed



Tue, Dec 21, 2021 7:00 PM - Tue, Dec 21, 2021 8:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Featuring 18 highly trained instrumentalists and vocalists, the JoySwing Jazz Orchestra creates a Big Band experience unique to today’s modern jazz clubs. JoySwing performs everything from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Doc Severinson and the Tonight Show Band, plus some amazing arrangements of your favorite contemporary hits. JoySwing is a crowd favorite at the Jazz Kitchen, one of the top 100 jazz clubs in the world and continuously sells out whenever they play. The JoySwing Jazz Orchestra is under the direction of Jim Butz.

Be sure to come and see this exciting Jazz Orchestra live!

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, JoySwing Jazz Orchestra, Holidays



Thu, Dec 16, 2021 7:30 PM - Thu, Dec 16, 2021 9:30 PM @ Madam Walker Legacy Center

Acclaimed violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, “Fiddler” for the Grammy/Tony-nominated Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, brings a unique program to the Madam Walker Theatre on Thursday, December 16 featuring guitar, bass and accordion, performing special arrangements from the popular musical, plus holiday favorites.
This performance will be livestreamed and available on-demand.

Tickets for the live program are $40 for Adults, $10 for Students, and $20 for Virtual tickets.

Tags: Live Music, Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin, jazz



Wed, Dec 15, 2021 6:30 PM - Wed, Dec 15, 2021 8:00 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Join Teresa & The Jazz Kitchen for some original tunes infused with R&B, Jazz, Soul and Electronica, played alongside the key inspirations.

Teresa Reynolds is an Indianapolis based singer, actor, and artist. She launched her music career in NYC, where she released two self-written albums, traveled the world singing with Gloria Gaynor of “I Will Survive” fame, and performed all over the city. Teresa rejoined the Indianapolis arts community in 2018, and has since performed her unique blend of pop, R&B, jazz and electronica at The Jazz Kitchen, Fort Ben’s Cultural Campus with Arts for Lawrence, as part of the NCAA Tournament’s SWISH festival, at Concerts on the Canal, with Art and Soul at the Indianapolis Artsgarden, and with the Indianapolis Propylaeum. Her music is available on all music platforms.

Teresa Reynold – vocals
Mina Keohane – keys
Poncho Hedrick – bass
Matthew Dupree – drums
Joshua Ginder – guitar
Lynda Abshire – vocals
Megan Simonton – vocals
Rob Dixon – sax

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Teresa Reynolds, Rob Dixon



Tue, Dec 14, 2021 9:00 PM - Wed, Dec 15, 2021 12:00 AM @ The Mousetrap Bar & Grill

Come hang out with some of the best Jazz musicians and singers in the Midwest every Tuesday for FREE! Featuring Indy Jazz Hall of Famer Rob Dixon, Clint Breeze, Sleepy Floyd, Steven Jones and many more. Plus $5 Bourbon Specials and great food specials.

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Great food



Tue, Dec 07, 2021 7:00 PM - Tue, Dec 07, 2021 8:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

GM Horns is excited and honored to have the opportunity to return the World Famous “Jazz Kitchen” stage.

GMH is led by Edward S. Zlaty; Lead Trumpet, Founder & Owner of GMH (God’s Mighty Horns) WWW.GMHORNS.COM

Spanning almost three decades, Edward has been entertaining audiences with the power and elegance of his Trumpet. His incredible artistry has granted him the opportunities to play with incredible musicians and groups all throughout the world.

GMH is a High Energy, Faith-Based Jazz Ensemble that showcases the finest Central Indiana musicians. GMH delivers a wonderful ‘one-of-a kind’ Big Band experience that leaves audiences wanting more!

Barb Kaufman
Andy Kellogg
Jay Young
Kelle Fackler
Robby Hampton
Charlie Kunz
Craig Parmerlee
Kevin Kaufman
Tom Ewigleben
Larry Lawhead
John Marshall
Edward Zlaty
Andrew Fiorini
Eric Hjellming
Jont Rogers
Mac Williams
Jerome Cheatham – Bass
Morgan Young – Drums
Gary Wilcox – Guitar
Charlie Grahn – Piano
Cheryl Wyatt – Vocal
Dave Fackler – Director
Tom Furness – Library / Tech

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, GM Horns Big Band, Holiday Big Band Series



Tue, Dec 07, 2021 2:00 PM - Tue, Dec 07, 2021 4:00 PM @ https://vier.live/act/jaga-jazzist-leaving-earth

New to the VIERLIVE music livestream format? This is your chance to experience Jaga Jazzist live in concert, no matter where you are in the world. Witness a cinematic live performance, livestreamed from inside the heart of a throttling spaceship.

Early bird tickets drop Tuesday October 12 at 09:00 CET

The first 100 tickets sold come with a limited edition signed postcard with a personal greeting from the band

Tune in Tuesday Desember 7 at 20:00 CET

25 years into our journey as Jaga, we’re excited to invite our listeners, old and new, to a unique and innovative live experience, brought to you by the producers of several award-winning pay-per-view livestream concerts. As every band is gearing up to get back on the road, we’re proud to announce an online gig that truly pushes the envelope.

Get ready for a space voyage through sci-fi-electronic-acoustic-post-pre-prog-rock jazz, performed with an array of instruments and real musicians who know how to play them.
For those who’ve attended a Jaga show in the past, you know our energy fires like a rocket. If not, this will be your very chance to experience one of the creative pinnacles of electronic music from the last decades. The main theme for the show will be focused around our latest studio album, the critically acclaimed “Pyramid” from 2020, but listeners should also be prepared for close encounters with a wide selection of hits from our back catalog.

Cinematically, VIERLIVE and director Haakon Mathisen promise to deliver visuals, narrative and concepts surpassing anything previously seen in a live format. Imagine being onstage with the band performing live music, except the stage is the inside of a spaceship about to jet off into another galaxy. Start your countdown because this is sci-fi in real-time.

Stay tuned.

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, Jaga Jazzist



Mon, Dec 06, 2021 7:30 PM - Mon, Dec 06, 2021 9:30 PM @ https://flyrail.butlerartscenter.org/videos/butler-university-jazz-holiday-showcase

Under the direction of Erin Benedict and Matt Pivec, Butler University’s Jordan Jazz and Jazz Ensemble collaborate to bring you the Holiday Showcase Concert. The program will feature selections from Duke Ellington’s arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite as well as music from Ella Fitzgerald and Darmon Meader of the New York Voices.

This performance is free and open to the public, no ticket is required.

Masks are required to be worn by all patrons while in the venue.

Tags: Live Music, Holiday, jazz, Butler Jazz Ensemble



Tue, Nov 30, 2021 7:00 PM - Tue, Nov 30, 2021 8:30 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

From Basie to Maynard, enjoy this 16pc big band as they take you on a trip through swing, rock, latin & the blues!

The Serenade Jazz Orchestra is a 16 piece modern big band. Rick Oldham and Greg Johnson continually add new updated jazz charts to keep you entertained. Featuring some of the best soloist in town, Serenade never disappoints. Come out and eat, drink and dance. You’ll enjoy straight ahead jazz mixed with swing and some great vocals by Amy Cronin.

Tags: Live Music, Jazz, The Serenade Jazz Orchestra



Sat, Nov 13, 2021 5:00 PM - Sun, Nov 14, 2021 12:00 AM @ Irving Theater

The Spirtles invite you to a gathering of family, friends, and freaks.

Fun for all ages

5:p Doors
6:p Josef Huber
6:45p Melodious Thonk
8:p The Spirtles
10:p 3:1

Tags: Josef Huber, Melodious Thonk, The Spirtles, Live Music, Grateful Dead, jazz, 3to1



Fri, Nov 12, 2021 7:30 PM - Fri, Nov 12, 2021 9:30 PM @ Madam Walker Legacy Center

Made Possible by: REI Real Estate, Ron & Jeannie Tedrow, Steve and Debbie McNear, Dr. Bob Boeglin & Kathy Campbell, Alex & Irena Goloschokin, Dr. Stan & Alice Hillis, IUPUI & the Madame Walker Theater Center, Owl Music Group

A musical journey through the life and career of humanitarian, entrepreneur, and master musician Kenny Phelps. This evening will feature Kenny Banks Jr., on piano and multi-instrumentalist Hamilton Hardin, plus next-generation jazz icons, Skyler Floe on trumpet, Dorian Phelps on drums, Andrew Danforth on trombone, and Graham Helft on guitar. An incredible collection of artists and music lovers influenced by Phelps’ continuing legacy and inspired by his life.

The musical director for this project is Hamilton Hardin, Columbus, OH based music genius who has been a long time working partner with Phelps. Additional compositions will be contributed by pianist Kenny Banks Jr., a crowd-favorite finalist at the American Pianists Association’s jazz piano competition and is featured in the newly released Aretha Franklin documentary starring Jennifer Hudson.

Kenny Phelps – drums / composer
Kenny Banks Jr – piano / composer
Hamilton Hardin – saxophone / guitar
Skyler Floe – trumpet
Dorian Phelps – drums
Andrew Danforth – trombone
Graham Helft – guitar

This presentation represents one of two projects that make up the Indy Jazz Fest 2021 Commission Series.

Tags: Live Music, jazz, Indy Jazz Fest, nonprofit, Kenny Phelps



Wed, Nov 10, 2021 6:30 PM - Wed, Nov 10, 2021 8:00 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Doug Henthorn has been changing the oil in a number of projects since founding and fronting the now disbanded rock band Healing Sixes (2000-14), but the focus has always been on his solo career. His debut release ‘Cold Medicine’ (2016) is a crafty, sometimes brooding songscape, while the current release “The LLC” (2019) is a fun barebones rock record with a healthy dose of newly termed ‘Alternative Blues’. Doug’s music has taken him around the world and all the while he still calls Indiana home.
Highlights over the years:

• Signed to Columbia Records in the mid nineties with the band Pod.
• Formed Healing Sixes and released three records that featured the talents of Kevin Shirley, Jason Bonham, and Joe Bonamassa.
• Performed and recorded with John Hiatt, Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, and others.
• Performed all over the US, Mexico, Canada, Japan and Europe with a noteworthy performance at the Royal Albert Hall and Hammersmith Odeon in London with Joe B.

Tags: Live Music, Doug Henthorn, jazz, blues, rock



Wed, Oct 27, 2021 6:30 PM - Wed, Oct 27, 2021 8:00 PM @ The Jazz Kitchen

Harriett Ellis aka Queen Delphine of Queen Delphine and The Crown Jewels is an Indianapolis Indiana Blues “Belter” in the styles of Koko Taylor and Big Mama Thornton. The Queen has headlined festivals in Brownsburg IN, Louisville KY and Greenwood SC. Her picture is in The Smithsonian Magazine September 2016 issue (Black and Blues) used to herald in the grand opening of The African American Museum in Washington DC. The band’s CD, ” Come and Get It ” has received glowing reviews, charted on The Roots Music Report and played on radio stations world wide.

Tags: Live Music, jazz, Harriett Ellis aka Queen Delphine of Queen Delphine and The Crown Jewels, blues


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