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October 2, 2014

LATIN NIGHT 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 CALL 317-253-4900 – ASK FOR ROZ

Start: October 2, 2014
End: October 2, 2014

October 3, 2014

NICOLE HENRY | JAZZ VOCALIST


 

 

 

 

 

 

7:30p show • $20 | 9:30p show • $15

nicolehenry.com

Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance.

Her passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma has earned her a 2013 Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” three Top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums. Heralded by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, El Pais, Jazz Times, Essence and more, Ms. Henry tells real stories through repertoire from the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, contemporary standards, blues and originals.

She has captivated audiences in over 15 countries, headlining at venues in cities including New York, Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Miami. Ms. Henry has also performed in more than 30 music festivals worldwide and in some of the world’s most famous venues including Blue Note, NYC; Jazz at Lincoln Center; Blues Alley; Arsht Center; Feinstein’s; Green Mill; Madrid Jazz Festival; the Regattabar; and Catalina Jazz.

Her 2004 debut CD release, The Nearness of You, won considerable attention from audiences and critics in the U.S. and in Japan, where they named her Best New Jazz Artist of 2004. The following year, Ms. Henry’s Teach Me Tonight reached #1 in Japan and was named HMV Japan’s Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2005. Then, in 2008, The Very Thought of You substantially expanded her American audience, reaching #7 on Billboard’s jazz chart.

The 2011 release of the Embraceable CD was a creative triumph for Ms. Henry as it expanded her recordings beyond those of the American Songbook jazz standards which had been her focus up until that time. Embraceable included more originals, soul and even a touch of gospel, and reached the Top 20 on jazz and smooth U.S. jazz radio charts. Joining Ms. Henry on Embraceable was an amazing collection of jazz artists including Kirk Whalum, Gerald Clayton, John Stoddart, Julian Lage, Gil Goldstein, Larry Grenadier, and Eric Harland.

Ms. Henry demonstrates her diversity and skills as a performer and a peerless interpreter of songs on her 2013 release, SO GOOD, SO RIGHT: Nicole Henry Live. The 13-track live album, which was recorded at sold-out performances at Feinstein’s in NYC in May 2012, showcases her soulful, inspired renditions of some of her favorite classic hits of the ‘70s from iconic artists including Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Commodores and Gladys Knight.

Growing up in a musical family in Bucks County, PA, Ms. Henry immersed herself in the arts early on, singing in school and church, and studying cello and ballet. After graduating from the University of Miami with a degree in Communications and Theatre, she launched a successful acting career, appearing in commercial roles as well as a series of voiceover assignments. However, she directed her strongest passion toward the development of her full-time singing career which was quickly rewarded in her present hometown, when the Miami New Times named Nicole “Best Solo Musician 2002.”

Start: October 3, 2014
End: October 3, 2014

October 4, 2014

CLOSED FOR PRIVATE PARTY

The Jazz Kitchen will be closed for a private event this evening. Interested in booking an event?? We have space for 30-250. Call LuAnn Lancton at 317-253-4900 for more info.

Start: October 4, 2014
End: October 4, 2014

October 5, 2014

LEE RITENOUR

 

6p • $30 (front rows $40) | 8:30p • $25 (front rows $35)

leeritenour.com

Growing up in L.A. in the 60′s, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit “Is It You,” which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic. In the 90s, Ritenour was a founding member of Fourplay, the most successful band in contemporary jazz, with keyboardist Bob James, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason. The first Fourplay album in 1991 spent an unprecedented 33 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart. Adding to this legacy is his latest CD Smoke ‘n’ Mirrors; the recently completed Grammy nominated recording Amparo, (a follow-up with Dave Grusin to their highly-successful 2001 Grammy Award nominated contemporary classical crossover CD) and producer of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band’s latest CD Act Your Age (which is nominated for 3 Grammys.

It’s been a long road since the seventies, when Ritenour’s legendary Tuesday night appearances at the famed Baked Potato, with a band including Dave Grusin, Patrice Rushen, Harvey Mason and Ernie Watts became part of the musical landscape for five years. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Joe Sample, and even Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell could be seen in the audiences that would pack the house till the wee hours of the morning. From rock to blues to jazz, his diverse music became the foundation of over 3,000 sessions as a young guitarist with a broad spectrum of artists such as Pink Floyd (The Wall), Steely Dan (Aja), Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin and Barbra Streisand. Not to forget the dazzling array of talent appearing on his solo works and collaborations, notably– Phil Collins, Brazilian greats Ivan Lins, Caetano Veloso, Djavan and Jao Bosco, George Benson, Chaka Kahn, Herbie Hancock, Michael McDonald and opera great Renee Fleming.

Start: October 5, 2014
End: October 5, 2014

October 6, 2014

SMITH, WEAKLEY & CLARK


7-10p | No Cover
frankvsmith.com

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 Frank Smith.

Frank Smith was born and raised in Indianapolis, a city famous for its Indiana Avenue jazz clubs and the local and national jazz talent that played there in the 1940-50s. Smith learned about music growing up in a family that listened to both jazz and classical music. His mother majored in music and taught classical piano. His father loved listening to jazz records.Jay Harvey, jazz critic for the Indianapolis Star, writes in the Dec. 3, 2006 issue about Smith’s entry into the world of jazz:“My mother and (pianist- vibraphonist) Buddy Montgomery were good friends,” the 50-year-old Indianapolis native recalled recently at his Meridian-Kessler home. “And one day Wes (Buddy’s brother) came over to my house and I showed him what I had learned.”

Wes Montgomery, one of a handful of great jazz guitarists of the 20th century, paid the youngster a compliment or two, then asked if he could try the instrument. Smith still marvels at how much better his cheap guitar sounded in the maestro’s hands.

Between that demonstration and the example of a garage-band colleague who played the guitar pretty well, Smith’s course was set: Exit guitar, enter bass – first the electric instrument; then, in his late teens, the acoustic double bass.

Smith later studied with bassist Buster Williams and with David Baker, Distinguished Professor of Music and Chairman of the Jazz Department at the Indiana University School of Music.

The bassist spent a few years on the road with The Fifth Dimension and then eventually moved to New York where he lived and played jazz. Smith traveled around the world in the 1990s playing jazz on cruise ships with legendary jazz and pop musicians such as: Dizzy Gillespie, Zoot Sims, Teddy Wilson and Michel LeGrande.

Since 1998, Smith now works from his home base of Indianapolis and has played jazz with a variety of musicians from both his hometown and around the country including: Steve Allee, Jimmie Coe, Everett Greene, Pookie Johnson, Harold Jones, Roy Meriwether, Buddy Montgomery and Houston Person.

Smith has served as a faculty member at the Jamey Aebersold music camps at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

Today, Smith is busy composing music and beginning to tour with his first CD, Chasing Chances, which he co-produced with pianist Steve Allee, a long-time friend, composer and bandleader.

Start: October 6, 2014
End: October 6, 2014

October 7, 2014

SUNSET STOMP JAZZ BAND FEATURING HOPKINS AND 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: October 7, 2014
End: October 7, 2014

October 8, 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: October 8, 2014
End: October 8, 2014

October 9, 2014

LATIN NIGHT 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 CALL 317-253-4900 – ASK FOR ROZ

Start: October 9, 2014
End: October 9, 2014

October 10, 2014

GOLDIE & EXQUISITLY YOURS


 

 

 

 

 

 

7:30p show • $12 | 9:30p show • $10

As versatile a vocalist anywhere Goldie’s range include jazz, pop, neo-soul and beyond. A favorite among listeners throughout the midwest AND BEYOND.

Start: October 10, 2014
End: October 10, 2014

October 11, 2014

MUSICA CUBANA | PAVEL & DIRECT CONTACT | SANCOCHO MUSIC AND DANCE COLLECTIVE


 

 

 

 

 

 

7-10p • $15

directcontactlatinjazz.com

2013 Chicago Music Awards nominee Pavel and Direct Contact teams up with Sancocho: Music and Dance Collage for an incredible and super entertaining afternoon telling the story of the music of Cuba and its profound contribution in culture and jazz music.

PAVEL AND DIRECT CONTACT | directcontactlatinjazz.com

Direct Contact Latin Jazz it is known through the Midwest for its high-energy and challenging music, much in the vain of the modern pyrotechnicians of today’s Latin jazz. Direct Contact is also known to be one of the most entertaining Latin Jazz trios in Midwest. The combination of flavors Direct Contact provides will make your experience an unforgettable one.

SANCOCHO MUSIC AND DANCE COLLAGE | coalbinproductions.com

Sancocho, (san-KO-choh) is a stew in Latin America that combines meats, vegetables and spices to create a unique taste. Using this metaphor, the ensemble focuses on music and dance traditions from the African diaspora that are Spanish-speaking and have strong African cultural retentions, such as Rumba and Bailes Orishas from Cuba and Bomba from Puerto Rico. The artistic director, Iris Rosa, and musical director, Andre Rosa-Artis, lead a group of drummers and dancers to combine a delicious concoction that is sure to satisfy your musical appetite.

Start: October 11, 2014
End: October 11, 2014