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September 2, 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: September 2, 2014
End: September 2, 2014

September 3, 2014

CAROL RYHNE | JAZZ VOCALIST | HUMP DAY RE-TOOLED


7-10p | $10

Hump-Day Halleluyah — Re-tooled

Expect to hear you favorite tunes, both new and old designed to ease you “over the hump”

Carol Rhyne – vocals
Kevin Anker – keys
Jesse Whittman – bass
Greg Artry – drums

Start: September 3, 2014
End: September 3, 2014

TONOS TRIAD 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.
Nightly Dinner Specials | $2 domestics and $4 select craft beers.

Original instrumental acoustic music that can briefly be described as “progressive folk jazz” or “jazzpop eurofolk”. The band consists of Aaron Ransdell on upright bass, Luke Stanley on nylon string guitar and Rod Schindler pulls triple duties on mandolin, accordion and the famous suitcase/cardboard box drum kit.

Start: September 3, 2014
End: September 3, 2014

HALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN TROUBADOUR NIGHT with Tim Brickley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-10pm | $5 on the JK’s B-side

Tim Brickley hosts this first of the month event in The JK’s B-side, presenting local singer/songwriters doing a song or three of the featured artist, then tunes from their own pens. Artists lined so far: Tim Brickley, Steven D. Feldman, Paul Lauck, Bill Lancton, Luke Tuttle & Lisa Ermel.

Start: September 3, 2014
End: September 3, 2014

September 4, 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

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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: September 4, 2014
End: September 4, 2014

September 5, 2014

IRA SULLIVAN | LEGENDARY MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST | STEVE ALLEE TRIO


 

 

 


 

 

7:30p show • $20 | 9:30p show • $15

 

 

Ira Sullivan – sax & trumpet
Steve Allee – piano
Dennis Carroll – bass
Greg Artry – drums

irasullivanjazz.com

Hyperbole surrounds Ira Sullivan. It is evident in both his music and his life. His talent has been called “Pure lyric,” “Fire,” “Formidable,” “Complex,” “Ornate,” “Unparalleled,” “Haunting,” or, more simply, “Legend.” Some reviewers say he is a musical genius; others say this is an understatement. They cite his ability to pick up a strange instrument and, within a few days, to be as conversant with it as if he had been playing it for years. World class multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan plays trumpet, flugelhorn, peckhorn, tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones, flute, and an occasional round of drums, all of them impeccably and not as a gimmick. A master of almost the entire range of brass and reed instruments, he is known for his ability to come in cold and turn in a stellar performance. Ira is widely recorded and tours on the national and international jazz circuits. A five-time Grammy nominee, he serves as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. As a clinician, lecturer, and adjudicator in jazz workshops at universities and schools across the country and abroad, he finds that the History of Jazz programs that he initiated while attending high school in Chicago are now being replicated in many of these institutions. One if his current projects is an ensemble he calls the INTER/OUTER CONTINENTAL JAZZ QUINTET. Together, this unique and multi-ethnic group expresses a wide spectrum of the jazz milieu, dipping freely into both traditional and uncommon territory. Ira Sullivan feels that music is one of the finest gifts God has bestowed upon mankind. One of his greatest joys is leading Jazz Vespers at the many churches he plays, where the congregations share his belief that there is a dynamic spiritual connotation to this most American of musical styles. It is this spiritual impulse that most clearly defines Ira Sullivan’s music. For forty years, he has ended his performances all over the world with the venerable hymn “Amazing Grace,” a soulful salute to the Spirit within.

Start: September 5, 2014
End: September 5, 2014

September 6, 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: September 6, 2014
End: September 6, 2014

September 7, 2014

FRANK DEAN & THE OUTSIDE AGITATORS | CD RELEASE PARTY


 

 

 

 

 

 

7-10p | $10

 

Phenomenal songwriter Frank Dean (Sindacato) unleashes his newest CD, “Antique Finish.” A blend of acoustic, Americana & more.

Singer-songwriter Frank Dean has been performing for over 40 years. Before Sindacato, he co-founded several critically-acclaimed bands included Blue De Ville, Hillbilly Central, and American Flyers. His songs have been performed and recorded by over 60 artists. The self-described “veteran of every honky tonk, dive, and skull orchard you can think of” hopes to someday help “pull country music out of the vast hole of dung it’s hurled itself into for financial gain.”

The critics have said:
“The real deal. A remarkable songwriter.”

Marc Allan – Indianapolis Star

“Every songwriter has something to say. Frank Dean has something worth listening to.

Mike Redmond – Indianapolis News

“Powerful, infectious hooks. One of the finest songwriters around.”

Dean Lozow – Nuvo Magazine

Frank will have all the artists who participated on “Antique Finish” performing this evening. After a break will be a celebration of his 40 Year Anniversary of performing, featuring special guests of the last four decades with friends from Sindacato, Blue DeVille, Hillbilly Central, The Breakers, Snakehandlers, and MORE!

Outside Agitators line up is: Tim Harr – Guitar , Dobro / Brent Bennett – Guitar,  Steve Kennedy – Percussion, Floyd Tucker – Bass / LuAnn Lancton – Vocals / Frank Dean – Vocals, Guitar, Social comment.
Plus Special Guests Jon Martin, Cadillac Scott Parkhurst and Kayla Stinson. A few surprise guests as well.

Call Lu @ 317/253-3900 x 3 for tix.

Start: September 7, 2014
End: September 7, 2014

September 8, 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: September 8, 2014
End: September 8, 2014

September 9, 2014

THE JACKSON STREET ORCHESTRA FEATURING BRENDA WILLIAMS


7-10p | $10

They’re back – The Indy renowned Jackson Street Orchestra and the ever dazzling Brenda Williams.

Start: September 9, 2014
End: September 9, 2014