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July 24, 2014

LATIN DANCE PARTY AT THE JAZZ KITCHEN




LATIN NIGHT AT THE JAZZ KITCHEN

•• NEW EARLIER TIMES ••
Dinner at 5-10p | Dancing starts 8p | $7 | ladies FREE until 10p

8-11:30p – Tropical Latin Music – Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia
11:30p-3a – Tropical music + Reggaeton, Top 40, House and more.

Indy’s Original Latin Night! 19 years!!

LATIN NIGHT IS A MESH OF FINE SALSA, MERENGUE, CUMBIA, & BACHATA
LATIN BEATS PROVIDED BY DJ GIL | DJ COQUI | DJ LATIN SPY

https://soundcloud.com/gruizgil
https://soundcloud.com/dj-coqui
https://soundcloud.com/dj-latin-spy

Sign up for our Facebook Page for WEEKLY FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS – www.facebook.com/latin.dance.party

FREE DANCE LESSON AT 8.30p – Join LE Latin Expressions as they guide you through the basics of Salsa and Bachata.
Looking for advanced instruction? www.facebook.com/latinexp

FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES OR TABLE RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL 317-253-4900 – ASK FOR ROZ

Start: July 24, 2014
End: July 24, 2014

July 25, 2014

JACKIE ALLEN | “MY FAVORITE COLOR” CD RELEASE


 

 

 

 

 

 

7 & 9p | $15

jackieallen.com

“Her gift is utterly distinctive and even innovative … a masterpiece. It’s revelatory and sounds effortless.” (Billboard)

Long known for the enticing smoky quality of her voice and the natural sincerity of her interpretations, My Favorite Color is Jackie’s long anticipated follow-up studio release to her 2006 Blue Note recording Tangled.

My Favorite Color features two originals and eight standards, reaching from the thirties into the seventies. Harold Arlen and Truman Capote’s “Sleepin’ Bee” swings on tiptoe, replete with its verse and a perfectly melodic Ben Lewis piano solo. An organ and horn infused romp propels Joe Zawinul’s “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” into a hip soul frenzy. Jackie’s arrangement of Gershwin’s “My Man’s Gone Now” is reimagined as a dramatic modal voyage, featuring an eloquent bowed bass solo by Hans Sturm and a stirring John Moulder electric guitar solo. In classic ballad style, Oscar Levant and Mark Heyman’s “Blame It On My Youth” opens with a goregous extended acoustic guitar introduction that folds gently into Jackie’s profoundly sincere and wistful reading. Hendrix’ “Manic Depression” conjures up Bitches Brew with a Miles-esque muted horn solo by Tito Carillo jousting with Ben Lewis’ organ jabs and Jackie’s Dante’s Inferno scatting.

Steeler’s Wheel 1972 hit “Stuck In The Middle With You” (Rafferty/Egan) is treated to a groove influenced by Horace Silver’s funky hard-bop masterpiece Jody Grind. Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s poignant “A House Is Not A Home” is transformed into a nuanced waltz and re-harmonized by pianist Ben Lewis. Diana (Allen/Schiffman) is an original sweeping waltz, expressing the regrets of trading a free spirited bohemian life for corporate security. Stripping down the harmony of Mel Torme and Robert Well’s “Born To Be Blue,” Jackie’s bareboned arrangement magnifies the despair of the lyric. The disc closes with Jackie’s “Call Me Winter.” The beautiful abstract lyrics were composed with lines shared by the late Illinois Poet Laureate, GE Murray. “If you don’t know where you are, you’ve arrived.”

Allen’s voice is both crystalline and soulful.
This is four-hundred-dollar-a-bottle jazz, no cheap imitation. (Rolling Stone)

In the late 80s, Jackie lived in Milwaukee where she worked with organist Melvin Rhyne (Wes Montgomery Trio) for four years before moving to Chicago. There her career blossomed and she released CDs for independent and major labels including Lake Shore Jazz, Naxos Jazz, A440, Red Mark, and Blue Note Records. Jackie recorded three critically acclaimed CDs for A440 and Blue Note: The Men In My Life (2003), Love Is Blue (2004) and Tangled (2006). Her last release, Starry Night (2009), was recorded live with chamber orchestra and features star-themed songs penned by arrangers who have written for such legends and noted artists as Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Doc Severinsen, and Bobby McFerrin.

My Favorite Color was originally intended to be a live recording, but the day before the concert Jackie came down with a rare case of laryngitis. “Fortunately the band and recording engineer were already in town and we decided to record all the instrumental tracks live on stage during our sound check just in case my voice didn’t improve. I managed to get through the concert but the concert recording was useless since my voice was a mess.” The instrumental tracks were left untouched for several years until they were discovered on a hard drive after a move. There were multiple takes of each song beautifully recorded by Steve Weeder and Jackie began working with Tom Larson to lay down the vocal tracks over the best of the instrumental tracks. “I had to anticipate the band, when normally we interact live in the moment, which was a real challenge.” Upon hearing Jackie’s version of “Blame It On My Youth” for the first time, multiple Grammy winning mastering engineer Alan Silverman remarked, “That was the most beautiful recording of that tune I’ve ever heard – and I recorded Dory Previn singing that in the 60′s.”

It may not be easy bein’ green, but Jackie makes the wait well worth it.

Start: July 25, 2014
End: July 25, 2014

July 26, 2014

DEB MULLINS


 

 

 

 

 

 

7 & 9p | $15

reverbnation.com/debmullins

Debra Mullins is a vocalist and entertainer performing professionally over the past 30 years on stage, radio, television and in the recording studio. She began singing gospel at 3 years old with her musical family. Mullins has entertained from the southeast coast and Midwest regions. Her work in Indianapolis ranges from the music festival circuit and local clubs to theatre. She led her R&B band, Deb Mullins Band, for over 14 years.Debra produced her first CD project of original songs, Killed In Cold Love, with the Deb Mullins Band and a second CD, Love Is A Many Splintered Thing for her one-woman show in early 2009. For her show Can’t Live Without It!, Mullins has recorded a CD released for her Indianapolis show at The Cabaret.

Start: July 26, 2014
End: July 26, 2014

July 27, 2014

Jazz On Canvas | An Indy Jazz Fest Benefit



 

 

 

 

Jazz On Canvas | An Indy Jazz Fest Benefit
5 on 5 – a collaborative art show/concert featuring five of Indy’s best painters
and photographers re-imagined as inspired musical works by five
of Indy’s best jazz musicians.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 | 5-8p | $125 per person
The Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Hosted by Alan Mills

Indy based artists and musicians are collaborating to bring you a delightful evening of original music and art. The artistic works of Constance Edwards Scopelitis, Chris Pyle, Greg Huebner, Mark Sheldon and Rita Spalding provide the inspiration for original musical compositions performed by Steve Allee, Rob Dixon, Kenny Phelps, Nick Tucker and Cynthia Layne.

The early evening festivities are dedicated to supporting the 16th annual Indy Jazz Fest. A portion of the proceeds raised from art and photography sales will be donated to Indy Jazz Fest. Enjoy wine, beer, food and friends while perusing the art and photography displayed throughout the club. Dessert will be served during the performance. Each artist will talk about their works which inspired the music this evening.

We hope you can join us for this special event!

Start: July 27, 2014
End: July 27, 2014

July 28, 2014

JAZZ JAM SESSION

7-11p | no cover

Every last Monday we present the monthly jazz jam session is officiated by trumpeter Clifford Ratliff. Mainly songs from the Great American Songbook this is a great opportunity to play with some of Indy’s finest. Great to participate and great to watch.

Start: July 28, 2014
End: July 28, 2014

July 29, 2014

THE SERENDAE JAZZ ORCHESTRA

7-10p | $10

A modern big band playing favorites from Ellington to Maynard Ferguson.

Start: July 29, 2014
End: July 29, 2014

NEW ORLEANS NIGHT ON THE JK PATIO

6:30-9:30pm
Never a cover on the deck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us every Tuesday night on the patio as we feature a night of New Orleans flair.

Live music from the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers / NOLSA jazz / funk featuring former members of Dog Talk – Bill Lancton, Jim Litchfield, Michael Beck, plus Rich Dole.

Louisiana Shrimp Boil and Mardi Gras Beads!
Sun King Beers – ONLY $4

Start: July 29, 2014
End: July 29, 2014

July 30, 2014

BRENDA WILLIAMS | DOO-WOP, MOTOWN AND MORE


7-10p | $10

The ever dazzling, vocalist Brenda Williams is at it again. This time she’s blending her signature knack for genre blurring hits while sharing the stage with special invited guests. Expect four part harmonies, Motown Feel-Goods and that normal sizzle Brenda always brings.

Start: July 30, 2014
End: July 30, 2014

ANDRA FAYE & SCOTT BALLANTINE ON THE JK PATIO

6:30-9:30pm
Never a cover on the deck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us every Wednesday night on the patio for live bands, 25% off any dinner entree, $2 domestics and $4 select craft beers.

Combining Andra’s strong vocals & multi-instrumental abilities with Scott’s virtuosity in all things guitar to form a wonderful rootsy stew of soulful music.

Start: July 30, 2014
End: July 30, 2014

July 31, 2014

LATIN DANCE PARTY AT THE JAZZ KITCHEN




LATIN NIGHT AT THE JAZZ KITCHEN

•• NEW EARLIER TIMES ••
Dinner at 5-10p | Dancing starts 8p | $7 | ladies FREE until 10p

8-11:30p – Tropical Latin Music – Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia
11:30p-3a – Tropical music + Reggaeton, Top 40, House and more.

Indy’s Original Latin Night! 19 years!!

LATIN NIGHT IS A MESH OF FINE SALSA, MERENGUE, CUMBIA, & BACHATA
LATIN BEATS PROVIDED BY DJ GIL | DJ COQUI | DJ LATIN SPY

https://soundcloud.com/gruizgil
https://soundcloud.com/dj-coqui
https://soundcloud.com/dj-latin-spy

Sign up for our Facebook Page for WEEKLY FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS – www.facebook.com/latin.dance.party

FREE DANCE LESSON AT 8.30p – Join LE Latin Expressions as they guide you through the basics of Salsa and Bachata.
Looking for advanced instruction? www.facebook.com/latinexp

FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES OR TABLE RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL 317-253-4900 – ASK FOR ROZ

Start: July 31, 2014
End: July 31, 2014