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April 24, 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 OR TABLE RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL 317-253-4900 – ASK FOR ROZ

Start: April 24, 2014
End: April 24, 2014

April 25, 2014

JOE HENDERSON TRIBUTE BAND | ROB DIXON | SOPHIE FAUGHT | STEVE ALLEE

7:30 • $12 | 9:30p • $10

We’ve assembled this special band really because we love the music and spirit of Joe Henderson. Tenor saxophonist Rob Dixon and Sophie Faught explore the many side of Henderson’s vast hard-bop repertoire. Supported by the Steve Allee Trio we know this will be a show not to be missed.

About Joe…

Joe Henderson is proof that jazz can sell without watering down the music; it just takes creative marketing. Although his sound and style were virtually unchanged from the mid-’60s, Joe Henderson’s signing with Verve in 1992 was treated as a major news event by the label (even though he had already recorded many memorable sessions for other companies). His Verve recordings had easy-to-market themes (tributes to Billy Strayhorn, Miles Davis, and Antonio Carlos Jobim) and, as a result, he became a national celebrity and a constant poll winner while still sounding the same as when he was in obscurity in the 1970s.

The general feeling is that it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving jazz musician. After studying at Kentucky State College and Wayne State University, Joe Henderson played locally in Detroit before spending time in the military (1960-1962). He played briefly with Jack McDuff and then gained recognition for his work with Kenny Dorham (1962-1963), a veteran bop trumpeter who championed him and helped Henderson get signed to Blue Note. Henderson appeared on many Blue Note sessions both as a leader and as a sideman, spent 1964-1966 with Horace Silver’s Quintet, and during 1969-1970 was in Herbie Hancock’s band. From the start, he had a very distinctive sound and style which, although influenced a bit by both Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, also contained a lot of brand new phrases and ideas. Henderson had long been able to improvise in both inside and outside settings, from hard bop to freeform. In the 1970s, he recorded frequently for Milestone and lived in San Francisco, but was somewhat taken for granted. The second half of the 1980s found him continuing his freelancing and teaching while recording for Blue Note, but it was when he hooked up with Verve that he suddenly became famous. Virtually all of his recordings are currently in print on CD, including a massive collection of his neglected (but generally rewarding) Milestone dates. On June 30, 2001, Joe Henderson passed away due to heart failure after a long battle with emphysema. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi

Start: April 25, 2014
End: April 25, 2014

THE LEISURE KINGS | B-SIDE SHOW


 

 

 

 

 

 

10p | $5

The Kings are back for this new established monthly “B-Side” show at The Jazz Kitchen. The “Kings” vocalist Mike Wiltrout and piano/vocalist Sean Baker expect hard swingin’ and a bit of rated “R” comedy.

Let’s get those cocktails flowing.

Start: April 25, 2014
End: April 25, 2014

April 26, 2014

INDY GUITAR SUMMIT PLAYS THE BLUES


7:30 & 9:30p | $15
billlancton.com/igs/

From guitarist Bill Lancton’s Facebook page:

Hey folks…I am REALLY looking forward to April 26th at The Jazz Kitchen! We’ll be doing only our second Blues oriented Indy Guitar Summit since we started this series 12 years ago. I LOVE THE BLUES! This show will feature a great friend of mine from Southern Indiana/Louisville KY/Nashville TN/, award winning guitarist and vocalist Jimmy Davis. Jimmy is a young “old soul” and we will be doing electric and acoustic blues together featuring everything from guitar to dobro to cigar box guitar! Also featured will be the young jazz wizard Joel Tucker. I had the pleasure of having Joel as a student when he was in High School, and he went on to graduate from IU, studying with Corey Christiansen and David Baker. Rounding out the group, as always will be my good friend and soulmeister Frank Steans on guitar, and the great section of Scott Pazera on bass and Greg Artry on drums. This will be a really unique and fun night!

Formed in 2002 by Bill Lancton, The Indianapolis Guitar Summit is an exciting, unique group of musicians. Consisting of three to five guitarists, plus bass and drums, the group presents an entertaining, energetic show, ranging from straight ahead jazz standards to Latin jazz and funk jazz. Although the repertoire is always evolving, expect tunes by Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Django Rheinhardt, Grant Green, Joni Mitchell, Thelonius Monk, and the Beatles, among many others.

The Indianapolis Guitar Summit performs bi-annually to packed houses at The Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis, and has appeared at, among other places, The Indiana State Museum Jazz Concert Series, Concerts by the Canal, The Indiana Avenue Renaissance Festival, and the Wes Montgomery Jazz Festival (WesFest).

Although every guitarist in town shows up to hear the group play, it appeals to everyone that loves great music played by great musicians.

Start: April 26, 2014
End: April 26, 2014

April 27, 2014

RED BARAAT + DJ KYLE LONG

7p | $12 adv / $15 door

NYC’s Red Baraat!

Don’t miss the party Nuvo Newsweekly calls “outrageously fun”!

This band took the 2010 Lotus Festival by storm!!!

RED BARAAT (NYC) redbaraat.com
Inspired by the village brass bands of the Punjab region, Red Baraat blend Bhangra and Bollywood with New Orleans funk.

DJ KYLE LONGCulturalCannibals.com
Playing the hottest Bollywood and Bhangra hits.

In just over two short years, the pioneering Brooklyn dhol ‘n’ brass party juggernaut RED BARAAT have made a name for themselves as one of the best live bands playing anywhere in the world. Led by dhol drummer Sunny Jain, the nine piece (comprised of dhol ((double-sided barrel shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder)) drumset, percussion, a sousaphone, and 5 horns) melds the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with a host of sounds, namely funk, go-go, latin, and jazz. Simply put, Sunny Jain and Red Baraat have created and defined a sound entirely their own.

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It’s a sound so powerful it has left the band in its own utterly unique and enviable class. These days you are as likely to find Red Baraat throwing down at an overheated and unannounced warehouse party in their Brooklyn neighborhood as you are at Lincoln Center. Or the Montreal Jazz Festival. Or the Barbican. It’s a band unquestionably on the ascent playing some of the most prestigious festivals and theatres worldwide, and keeping their chops razor sharp in basements and sweaty sold out clubs across New York City. Leading an audience as diverse and joyful as the band itself, Red Baraat has subsumed a plateful of global influence, fused it, and is now exporting it Brooklyn-style to the world.

The group’s most recent release, BOOTLEG BHANGRA, is the band’s incredibly powerful live show captured at Brooklyn’s Southpaw on the band’s second anniversary. With songs pulled primarily from their debut album, CHAAL BABY, the group was mindful of the challenge to capture a rapturous live sound on record. Well, it happened on this night, and the resulting document places you squarely in that small Brooklyn club jammed from front to back with hip shaking beauties – hands raised to a ceiling dripping with condensation. The band is currently at work on their 2nd studio date, SHRUGGY JI, which should see release in early 2012.

Most recently, the title track, Chaal Baby, is being used as the background music for the promo ads for the hit FX TV show, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. After the group’s performance at the 2011 globalFEST, Red Baraat was a top pick favorite and featured on PRI’s The World, NPR’s All Songs Considered, New York Times, The Village Voice and Mother Jones magazine. The group’s debut CD, CHAAL BABY (Sinj Records) was voted by several music critics as a top world and jazz release of 2010. Since their inception in October 2008, Red Baraat has delivered blistering performances at globalFEST, Montreal Jazz Festival, Sunfest, Festival De Louisiane, Quebec City Summer Festival, Chicago World Music Festival, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Madison World Music Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival (Finland), Molde Jazz Festival (Norway) and Chicago Folks & Roots Festival, among many others. Red Baraat appeared on John Schaefer’s Soundcheck WNYC-FM 93.9, an NPR affiliate, in which they were picked as a top live radio performance of 2009. They also recorded the credit roll theme song for the movie, The Yes Men Fix the World and performed for the 2009 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (NYC) for Ports 1961 runway models. Red Baraat has been featured in National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Relix and Songlines, among many others.

Sunny Jain – dhol / MC
Rohin Khemani – percussion
Tomas Fujiwara – drumset
Mike Bomwell – soprano sax
Alex Hamlin – baritone sax
Sonny Singh – trumpet / vocals
MiWi La Lupa – bass trumpet / vocals
Ernest Stuart – trombone
John Altieri – sousaphone / rap

Start: April 27, 2014
End: April 27, 2014

April 28, 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: April 28, 2014
End: April 28, 2014

April 29, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS JAZZ ORCHESTRA


7-10p | $15

indyjazz.org

“Indiana’s premier repertory big band.  The IJO performs instrumental classics from the big band repertoire and vocal standards from the Great American Songbook.  This performance will feature mini-tributes to the Duke Ellington Orchestra and to legendary songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen.

Start: April 29, 2014
End: April 29, 2014

April 30, 2014

NEW ORLEANS NIGHTS ON THE B-SIDE | RED HOT WHISKEY SIPPERS

6-9p
To break up the winter blahs we’ve created New Orleans Nights .. held every last Wednesday in the Jazz Kitchen’s B-Side Event Space. Live music from the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers .. a entertaining bayou-based ensemble featuring guitarist Bill Lancton, bassist Jim Litchfield, percussionist Michael Beck (Three Dog Talk original members!!), and trombonist Rich Dole.

Shrimp Boil and New Orleans inspired menu available | Sun King Beers – only $4

Start: April 30, 2014
End: April 30, 2014

BRENDA WILLIAMS | AT NIGHT AT THE CABARET


 

 

 

 

 

 

7-10p | $10

An evening of stage and cabaret classics featuring vocalist Brenda Williams and special invited guests!

Start: April 30, 2014
End: April 30, 2014

May 1, 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 OR TABLE RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL 317-253-4900 – ASK FOR ROZ

Start: May 1, 2014
End: May 1, 2014