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December 19, 2014

SARAH SCHARBROUGH | JON McLAUGHLIN | SOLD-OUT

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TICKETS FOR THIS NIGHT ARE SOLD OUT.

Back by popular demand!! The dynamic combo of two of Indiana’s hottest singer-songwriters. Throw in a little pop, a little jazz and blues, a little country, and a little gospel, and you begin to describe the eclectic mix that makes up Sarah Scharbrough’s piano-driven and soulful sound. Add in the world renowned Jon McLaughlin’s “joyous, effortless vocals that soar with falsetto to the high heavens” and you have a recipe for one of the season’s best, don’t miss shows.

Buy your tickets early. Last time these all sold-out well before the date.

More on Sarah at sarahtunes.com
More on Jon at jonmcl.com

 

Start: December 19, 2014
End: December 19, 2014

December 20, 2014

SARAH SCHARBROUGH | JON McLAUGHLIN | SOLD-OUT

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7 & 9:30p | $30 GA ($40 front row table seating)
TICKETS FOR THIS NIGHT ARE SOLD OUT.

Back by popular demand!! The dynamic combo of two of Indiana’s hottest singer-songwriters. Throw in a little pop, a little jazz and blues, a little country, and a little gospel, and you begin to describe the eclectic mix that makes up Sarah Scharbrough’s piano-driven and soulful sound. Add in the world renowned Jon McLaughlin’s “joyous, effortless vocals that soar with falsetto to the high heavens” and you have a recipe for one of the season’s best, don’t miss shows.

Buy your tickets early. Last time these all sold-out well before the date.

More on Sarah at sarahtunes.com
More on Jon at jonmcl.com

 

Start: December 20, 2014
End: December 20, 2014

December 21, 2014

CYNTHIA LAYNE PRESENTS | IN THE ROUND


6p | $25

Special set-up in “In-The-Round” and special repertoire. The ever versatile Layne and her band weave between jazz standards and more.

Midwesterner Cynthia Layne has loved live music since the moment she attended her first concert at the tender age of seven. Since then, live music has become a regular part of her life with both the general public and media impressed by her performances.

Layne has her own following in Indianapolis, where she has made her home for many years after growing up in Dayton, Ohio. Now she is poised for national attention with the release of Beautiful Soul, an album showcasing her vocal stylings in both the R&B and jazz arenas. Her previous album, Reality, was a jazz-flavored set. Both records are on “Indy-based” Owl Studios.

Start: December 21, 2014
End: December 21, 2014

December 22, 2014

HOLIDAY SING-A-LONG FEATURING VOCALIST & MC WENDY REED


 

 

 

 

 

 

7p | No Cover

Presented by The Jazz Kitchen and Indy Jazz Fest please join us for an exciting evening of sing-a-longs, special musical guests & holiday cheer.

Start: December 22, 2014
End: December 22, 2014

December 23, 2014

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Happy Holiday to All from everyone here at The Jazz Kitchen

Start: December 23, 2014
End: December 25, 2014

December 26, 2014

THE BLUE SIDE | TAD ROBINSON, GORDON BONHAM, CYNTHIA LAYNE


7:30p & 10p | $15

THE BLUE SIDE featuring Cynthia Layne | Tad Robinson | Gordon Bonham

Three of the country’s best blues, soul and beyond vocalists paired with the perfect backing band. Anything can (and will) happen. Expect lots of deep, soul raising favorites blended with goin’-for-it backbeat gems.

Cynthia Layne – vocals – facebook.com/cynthia.layne.14
Tad Robinson – vocals – tadrobinson.com
Gordon Bonham – guitar and vocals – gordonbonham.com
Kevin Anker- organ and keys
Frank Smith – bass
Rob Dixon- saxes

Start: December 26, 2014
End: December 26, 2014

December 27, 2014

BRENDA WILLIAMS


 

 

 

 

 

 

7-9:30 • $12
brendawilliamslive.com

Brenda Williams is a dynamic and vivacious singer and actress based in the Indianapolis area. Equally impressive to her voice and talent is her resume, which includes performing for 3 United States Presidents. Ms. Williams gained recognition in the Indianapolis area with her award-winning performances in the American Cabaret Theatre, the Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.

And her national recognition packs much star power. Ms. Williams has been the opening act for headliners such as Ray Charles, The Beach Boys, Lee Greenwood, Chuck Mangione, and Meryl Streep.

She has been spotlighted by the Indianapolis Woman Magazine for their Local Female Musician Choice Award, recognized by the Indianapolis Star as one of the Top People To Watch, and Second Runner-Up to the Mrs. America Title.

Ms. Williams has built a large fan base in Central Indiana over the years through her ability to perform a wide variety of settings in her own defining style. Whether performing in the theatre with Broadway tunes, singing ballads in a Supper Club, or swinging away in a Jazz Room, she is able to energetically communicate with her audience

Start: December 27, 2014
End: December 27, 2014

SEVEN PLEASURES

10:30p -1:30a | $10

Join us for the return of Seven Pleasures. Oddly pleasurable, 7p’s is a seven piece horn driven band that features many originals in the vibe of the JB, Lettuce, Down to the Bone & more.

Start: December 27, 2014
End: December 27, 2014

December 28, 2014

STEVE ALLEE & FRIENDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-9p • $15
steveallee.com

Always a special night, Steve features a night of special guests Mark Buselli, Rob Dixon, Stan Hillis,  Jeremy Allen & Kenny Phelps.

Nationally recognized pianist Allee is fresh off a stint with bassist Rufus Reid performs with his quartet.

Pianist, composer and arranger Steve Allee is a veteran of more than 35 years on the music scene, working principally in jazz, writing and performing for syndicated radio programs, network television and motion pictures, and as a music educator.

All of his career facets have blended into a distinct musical style that has a very strong visual, almost cinematic flavor because of his skill in capturing or reinforcing important moods or visual elements that inspire his projects.

Steve has released six CDs as a leader, the two most recent being his trio recordings, Dragonfly (June 2008) and Colors (April 2007) on the Owl Studios label that are artful collaborations with bassist Bill Moring and drummer Tim Horner. Saxophonists Rich Perry and Rob Dixon appear on select tracks. In his liner notes for Dragonfly, jazz journalist Ken Franckling noted that “From start to finish,Dragonfly makes it clear that this is a band in which each of the players finds their interaction to be exhilarating…. this trio is all about making the most of the journey – as the best jazz should.”

A native son and longtime resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, Steve was fortunate to grow up in the hometown of many jazz greats, including brothers Wes, Buddy and Monk Montgomery, Slide Hampton, J.J. Johnson, David Baker, Freddie Hubbard and Melvin Rhyne, among others.

His playing style has a touch, sparkling clarity and improvisational variations reminiscent of the late Bill Evans, as well as a very strong blues influence that Steve credits to his exposure to Buddy Montgomery and Horace Silver.

Start: December 28, 2014
End: December 28, 2014
Cost: $10

December 29, 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: December 29, 2014
End: December 29, 2014