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February 26, 2015

LATIN DANCE PARTY AT THE JAZZ KITCHEN

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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

Start: February 26, 2015
End: February 26, 2015

February 27, 2015

DAVE SPECTER | TAD ROBINSON | WINDY CITY BLUE-JAZZ

7:30 & 9:30p | $15

BLUE-JAZZ  FROM THE WINDY CITY WITH DELMARK RECORDING ARTIST, GUITARIST, DAVE SPECTER, FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS: KEVIN ANKER, JEFF CHAPIN AND THE VOCALS OF TAD ROBINSON

about dave …

davespecter.com

Blues guitarist, bandleader and producer Dave Specter has earned an international reputation as one of the premier young talents on the Chicago blues scene. Since 1985 Specter has performed regularly at top Chicago blues and jazz clubs in addition to festivals and concert halls throughout the USA. Since 1989 Dave has toured internationally with performances in Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Spain, England, Holland, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland,  Luxembourg, Mexico and Canada.

Before forming his own band in 1989, Specter toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe behind such blues greats as Son Seals, The Legendary Blues Band, Hubert Sumlin, Sam Lay and Steve Freund. Specter has also performed and recorded with such blues and jazz artists as Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Johnson, Jack McDuff,  Johnny Adams, Snooky Pryor, Kim Wilson, Tad Robinson, John Primer, Johnny Littlejohn, B.B. Odom, Mighty Joe Young, Valerie Wellington, Magic Slim, Lonnie Brooks, Willie Kent, Ronnie Earl, Eric Alexander, Otis Clay, Floyd McDaniel, Pinetop Perkins and Sunnyland Slim.

Start: February 27, 2015
End: February 27, 2015

February 28, 2015

APA JAZZ FELLOWSHIP AWARDS | KRIS BOWERS


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8p | All tickets sold through the American Pianists Association | click here for tickets

Kris Bowers / 24 / Los Angeles, CA

Winner of the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition and graduate of the Juilliard School who was selected to perform at the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Award Ceremony at Lincoln Center as well as performing on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne and with artists such as Marcus Miller, Aretha Franklin, Q-Tip and José James.

Start: February 28, 2015
End: February 28, 2015

OLD SOUL PRESENTS | ICON – DRE DAY DJ TRIBUTE

Start: February 28, 2015
End: February 28, 2015

March 2, 2015

WEAKLEY, CLARK & WOOD


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7-10p | No Cover

The blend from this great trio is one of the uncovered gems in Indy. Guitarist Weakley, and his deft command over his expansive repertoire, the no nonsense swing from drummer Lawrence Clark III are all held together by the ever-solid, bass powerhouse Jon Wood

Join us for 8 before 8

Every Monday we feature our 8 before 8 dinner specials featuring 3 entrees priced at only $8 before 8p.

 

Start: March 2, 2015
End: March 2, 2015

March 3, 2015

SUNSET STOMP JAZZ BAND HOSTED BY HOPKINS & MILLER


7-10p | $10

A new trad dixie/ trad group from banjo expert Robin Hopkins and vocal darling Kathleen Miller.
Bring your dancing shoes or just sit back and listen.

The Sunset Stomp Jazz Band was born in June of 2010. A 7 piece plus vocalist ensemble performing the music of the “Jazz Age”. “The band emerged from a concert Kathleen and I put together for the Indianapolis Jazz Club in the fall of 2009.” says Hopkins. The name came from Louis Armstrong’s “Sunset Cafe Stomp”, which came from the Sunset Cafe on Chicago’s south side, where Louis Armstrong played before going on to New York.

They perform regularly at The Jazz Kitchen as part of the Tuesday night swing dancing series, the emphasis has been Fun! dance tempos, as well as exciting ensemble and solo work from a group of great musicians. “Focused on the upbeat “Danceable Dixie” tempos of the Twenties and Thirties has been great fun for us to see the great response from the swing dance community and hope that together, we can keep these two great American traditions alive and well in Indianapolis for a long time to come.”

Start: March 3, 2015
End: March 3, 2015

March 4, 2015

AVENUE INDY JAZZ QUINTET

7-10p | $7

ABOUT AVENUE INDY

Indianapolis has an historic tradition as a jazz mecca. Indiana Avenue was the center of the jazz nightlife and home to many, many jazz clubs. Indianapolis jazz greats such as Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, JJ Johnson, Jimmie Coe, Pookie Johnson, the Hampton’s and Russell Webster cut their teeth and developed their individual jazz voices in clubs such as Sunset on the Avenue, Henri’s, George’s Bar, The Cotton Club, and Al’s British Lounge.

It is with a bow of appreciation to these jazz explorers and the history of Indianapolis as a jazz destination that Avenue Indy presents our own versions of great melodies in a jazz vibe. Whether the source music comes from jazz standards, the Great American Songbook, classical melodies, or country tunes, we spin the music our way to be fun, engaging, and interesting for our listeners.

This new band is comprised of Jeff Conrad, trumpet, Rich Cohen, alto sax, Gary Potter, piano, Jesse Wittman, bass & Mitch Shiner on drums.

Start: March 4, 2015
End: March 4, 2015

TROUBADOUR NIGHT – THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN & BERNIE TAUPIN • HOSTED BY TIM BRICKLEY


7-10p | $5 | B-Side Lounge

WHAT: “Troubadour Night” Songwriter Showcase, hosted by Tim Brickley
WHEN: Every first Wednesday of the month at 7p.
WHERE: The B Side at the Jazz Kitchen

Veteran guitarist Tim Brickley hosts this once month nod to the local and regional singer / songwriter scene. This month, he features the writings of Elton John & Bernie Taupin. Local singer/songwriters pay homage to the featured artist, then showcase their own writings. The B Side is a relaxing, intimate space combined with the great food, cocktails and wine list from The Jazz Kitchen. Enter from The Jazz Kitchen Main Entrance and let them know you are here for the Troubadour Night.

about Tim…

Tim Brickley is a singer/songwriter, producer/engineer, and rock/jazz vocalist and bandleader from Indianapolis, Indiana. He writes songs w/ Seattle guitarist/poet/visual artist David Rheins. They’ve released two albums of their material w/ band the Bleeding Hearts: “Be apart.” (1995) and “Everything that ever was.” (2005). Tim’s home base is his full service audio and multi-media studio, Hit City Recording, where he wrangles Different Beat Records (including on-line Different Beat Radio) and fantasy, I mean “virtual” television network The Happy Channel.

Start: March 4, 2015
End: March 4, 2015

March 5, 2015

LATIN DANCE PARTY AT THE JAZZ KITCHEN

LDPSquare
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

Start: March 5, 2015
End: March 5, 2015

March 6, 2015

JIM SNIDERO W/ THE STEVE ALLEE TRIO


 

 

 

 

 

 

7:30p • $15 | 9:30p • $10
jimsnidero.com

Hailed as an “alto sax virtuoso” and “master musician” by Downbeat Magazine, Jim Snidero has been a highly-respected bandleader and recording artist for over a quarter century. Since making his first recording as a leader entitled “On Time” (Toshiba/EMI) in 1984, he has contributed to the art form with a remarkably diverse set of recordings (14 to date) on both major and indie labels, including “Strings” (Milestone),  which he both composed and arranged for string orchestra, called a “masterpiece” by the Philadelphia Weekly, San Francisco Guardian, Swing Journal and Jazz Life magazine, among others. His 2007 “Tippin” (Savant) recording with an organ trio was a major hit on US jazz radio, topping the charts for months.

Moving to New York City in 1981 after studying at the famed University of North Texas, Snidero quickly gained recognition as a member of legendary organist Brother Jack Mcduff’s group, traveling throughout the US and making 3 recordings with an established jazz master. Since then he has recorded and/or performed with some of the most important names in the jazz, including The Mingus Big Band, Frank Wess, Eddie Palmieri, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Maria Schneider, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sting, drum masters Steve Smith  and Billy Higgins, as well as talented jazz artists including Walt Weiskopf, Conrad Herwig, David Hazeltine, Mike Ledonne, Joe Magnarelli, Jim Rotondi, Michael Weiss, among others.

Snidero was also awarded a grant from the prestigious National endowment for the arts to make recording with Jack Dejohnette and Dave Holland.

As a touring bandleader and recording artist, Snidero’s sidemen read as a who’s who on the current jazz scene: Tom Harrell, Billy Hart, Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Kirkland, Benny Green, Louis Hayes, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Peter Washington, Eric Alexander, Kevin Hayes, Tim Hagans, Kenny Washington, Marvin “Smitty” Smith and Paul Bollenback, to name a few.

Start: March 6, 2015
End: March 6, 2015