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November 23, 2014

EUGENIO URRUTIA-BORLANDO


 

 

 

 

 

 

6:30p | $12

An incredible evening of classical music featuring Chilean pianist Eugenio Urrutia-Borlando.

Repertoire

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Schumann Fantasy
Albeniz; Granada and Cuba and Spanish Rhapsody

As a recitalist and chamber musician, Urrutia has performed an extensive repertoire in South America, the United States, Germany and Russia collaborating with violinists Alexander Kerr, Laurie Carney, cellists William Grubb, Andres Diaz, violists Roberto Diaz, Michael Strauss, bandoneonist Pietro Antonio Soave and clarinetist Frank Glover. As a soloist, he has performed with The National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Chile, the New Millennium Orchestra of Indianapolis, The Akron Youth Orchestra, LaGrange Symphony (GA), Orquesta Sinfonica de Concepcion, Orquesta Clasica de Santiago (USACH), Akron Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Die Nordwest Deutsche Philarmonie, Germany and the ProArte Chamber Orchestra of Indianapolis, collaborating with conductors Wilfried Junge, Luis Urrutia, Patricio Cobos, Kypros Marcou, Toshiyuki Kamioka, Luis Gorelik, Mathew Kraemer and Stanley DeRusha.

In 2003 Urrutia was featured in Concepcion, Chile, together with the National Youth Orchestra of Chile and Maestro Patricio Cobos as part of a national celebration of the centennial birth of Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau. Later that year, he was featured in a recital in Ojai Valley (Santa Barbara), California to commemorate the centennial birth of Hungarian pianist Lili Krauss.

As an avid supporter of contemporary music, in 1998 he did the premier of Paul S. Chihara’s Sonata for Viola and Piano, together with violist Csaba Erdelyi, and in 2003 premiered the piano and strings quintet Encuentros by renowned Chilean composer Juan Orrego-Salas, performance that is revisited in Orrego’s new autobiography Encuentros, Visiones and Repasos where he praises “the young Chilean pianist…”.

Urrutia has been Radio and Television broadcasted in his native Chile more than a dozen times and has video–recorded the Liszt B–minor Sonata for the Pencopolitan Project 2010.

Urrutia is an active teacher and has given Master Classes at academic venues and festivals here in the United States and in his native Chile.

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November 24, 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: November 24, 2014
End: November 24, 2014

November 25, 2014

WEST CENTRAL BAND

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7 -9p | $10

The West Central Band is a six piece, Hip, Cosmopolitan blend of Funky Jazz, with a touch of Michael Buble’s big band feel. Very fun, danceable, and exciting to watch perform.

Start: November 25, 2014
End: November 25, 2014

SLICK RICK | PRESENTED BY MOKB & CRUSH ENTERTAINMENT


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10p doors | 11p show | $20-$50 | Standing room only except VIP

all tickets are sold through this link HERE | The Jazz Kitchen will NOT have tickets available.

+ DJ Indiana Jones

Slick Rick “The Ruler”

As one of the premier voices to emerge from eighties hip-hop culture, rapper Slick Rick has been influential from the moment he stepped in front of a microphone. Beginning rap as a hobby when he was still a sharp-tongued high school student, the emerging wordsmith verbally fought to be the best. Battling in the lunchroom with his friends, including future “Delancey Street” rapper Dana Dane, the immigrant kid named Ricky Martin Lloyd Waters, who hailed from Mitchum-Surrey, England, was a high school art major who was simultaneously learning to paint pictures with the words tumbled from his tongue.

Creating vivid narratives inspired by spectacle of his new surroundings in the Bronx, he began calling himself “MC Ricky D” and created a persona to fit his lush lyrics. Setting out on the New York City rap circuit, Rick performed locally at school contests, on park benches and inside local holes in the wall.

It wasn’t long before he met Harlem based rapper Doug E. Fresh, who was the judge at a talent show that Rick entered. Noting Rick’s talent, Doug brought him on board as a member of his already established Get Fresh Crew.

Start: November 25, 2014
End: November 25, 2014

November 26, 2014

GORDON BONHAM | KEVIN ANKER | CHRIS PYLE TRIO

7-9:30p | $10

Check out this new rockin’ blues & jazz power trio featuring three of the regions best. Guitarist, vocalist Blues man Gordon Bonham, Hammond organ wizard Kevin Anker and hard-driving drummer Chris Pyle. Expect an eclectic mix from Cream to Bob Dylan with a lot in between.

Start: November 26, 2014
End: November 26, 2014

9 YEARS | 9 ARTISTS | ANNUAL PRE-TURKEY DAY WORKOUT PRESENTED BY OLD SOUL ENTERTAINMENT


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9p doors | 9:30p start
$5 adv | $7 at door

Hosted by Old Soul Entertainment’s Sir Doug & J Moore

DJ’s Metrognome and Limelight drive you to the dance floor with the best in R&B, funk, soul, hip-hop and more

Special performances by AceOne, Comdot, Diop, Ejaaz, Lobyn, Mr Kinetik, New Wave Collective.

Start: November 26, 2014
End: November 26, 2014

November 27, 2014

LATIN DANCE PARTY | THANKSGIVING EDITION | NO COVER TIL MIDNIGHT


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NO DINNER WILL BE SERVED THIS NIGHT
DOORS AT 9P-3A
NO COVER UNTIL MIDNIGHT
(our way of saying thanks)

9-11:30p – 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

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Start: November 27, 2014
End: November 27, 2014

November 28, 2014

FAREED HAQUE | TONY MONACO CD RELEASE PARTY

7:30 & 9:30p | $15

FAREED HAQUE | TONY MONACO TRIO featuring drummer Kenwood Dennard

Put together for this weekend only this group features two heavyweight champions. The versatile, virtuoso guitar playing of Fareed Haque and perennial swinger, Hammond B-3 king Tony Monaco. Both of these artists have been touring the world the last couple of years and have been hard to pin down. Both will be here for your listening pleasure.

As a special treat this group will also feature the word renown Kenwood Dennard.
Kenwood Dennard has enjoyed a multifaceted, star-studded career as a performer, recording artist, and educator. He has toured the world with such diverse artists as George Clinton, Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorius, Maceo Parker, Stanley Jordan, Bobby McFerrin, Gill Evans, Larry Coryell, Pharoh Saunders, The Manhattan Transfer, Whitney Houston, Wayne Shorter, The Allman Brother’s Band, Warren Haynes and Joe Zawinul; and led the Meta-Funk All-Stars, the Real Thing, and Quintessence. His numerous recordings include Sting’s Nothing Like the Sun, Vanessa Williams’s The Sweetest Days, and Live at Montreux with Miles Davis and Quincy Jones.

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Fareed Haque is a modern guitar virtuoso. Steeped in classical and jazz traditions, his unique command of the guitar and different musical styles inspire his musical ventures with tradition and fearless innovation.

Tony Monaco | b3monaco.com

Start: November 28, 2014
End: November 29, 2014

November 30, 2014

MARLIN McKAY QUINTET – The Ars Nova Orchestra Project

6-9p • $15
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The Ars Nova Orchestra (roughly translated, The New Art Orchestra) is a collection of some of the finest musicians Indianapolis has to offer!  This 10 piece ensemble led by jazz trumpeter/composer and arranger for the group, Marlin McKay, offers a unique alternative to the standard big band in both instrumentation and repertoire.  Its jump off was spawned by the writing of tenor saxophone legend, Jimmy Heath, for a Blue Mitchell recording session entitled “A Sure Thing.”  Join us as we celebrate the music of Jimmy and also continue in his spirit with modern arrangements and original compositions by Don Braden and fellow bandmates!

about Marlin…

Marlin’s unforced blowing style and affinity for graceful melodies reflects the influence of his two favorite trumpeters – Nicholas Payton and Tom Harrell, and his love of hard bop makes him a natural choice to present jazz to listeners and aficionados both young and old.

Start: November 30, 2014
End: November 30, 2014

December 1, 2014

SMITH, WEAKLEY & CLARK


7-10p | No Cover
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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: December 1, 2014
End: December 1, 2014