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January 29, 2015

LATIN DANCE PARTY AT THE JAZZ KITCHEN


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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

Start: January 29, 2015
End: January 29, 2015

January 30, 2015

BASHIRI ASAD & XENOBIA GREEN | TRIBUTE TO LOVE FEATURING JOYCE LICORISH


7:30p • $12 | 9:30p • $10

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His vocal prowess has been growing into the soul-stirring entity it is known as today. The influences of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding echo in his performance.

Acknowledging that each of us has a priceless gift that we must harness and share with the world, Bashiri has come to define his sound as “Indy-Soul”.  From shoo-wop style singing groups and classical vocal training, to performances local and abroad, his vocal prowess has been growing into the soul-stirring entity it is known as today. The influences of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, and Otis Redding echo in his performance, and those coupled with his own strength and passion have come together to create his version of true soul music. He, along with his dynamic band, Xenobia Green are seeking to join the ranks of other inde-soul artists looking to breathe new life into the Indianapolis music scene. He has begun to make a name for himself not just in the Circle City, but around the region. Bashiri Asad & Xenobia Green have opened for Musiq SoulChild, The Foreign Exchange, Kindred The Family Soul, Whodini, Malik Yusef and several other acts that have come to Indy. Humble in his approach, relentless in his delivery, you have to experience it to truly understand.

“Music is my weapon of choice, what’s yours?” bashiri asad

Start: January 30, 2015
End: January 30, 2015

January 31, 2015

VOCAL EASE | A NIGHT OF INDY VOCAL FAVORITES


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7:30 & 9:30p | $15

Back by popular demand enjoy some of the best vocalists Indy has to offer. Slated to perform are Bashiri Asad, Wendy Reed, Sarah Scharbrough, Julie Houston, Tad Robinson, Laney Wilson & Shannon Forsell. Supported by the stellar rhythm section of Keven Anker on keys, Kenny Phelps on drums and Nick Tucker on bass expect an entertaining night of jazz standards and beyond.

Julie Houston has had the privilege to perform with many of Indianapolis’ finest jazz musicians including Claude Sifferlen, Steve Corn, Frank Smith, Rob Dixon, and many others. Julie’s voice has been described as smooth, smoky, and unaffected and whether performing in a duo or with a big band Julie’s sound is sophisticated and swinging.

Severn Records recording artist, soul singer Tad Robinson has been nominated for a total of seven Blues Music Awards since 2005. Downbeat Magazine noted “Robinson places near the top of the list of the finest living singers of soul blues.”

Using her classical and jazz background, Sarah Scharbrough mixes in other audio flavors – gospel, country, and pop for a soulful and eclectic sound.  Having worked with Grammy-award winning musicians, collaborating and sharing the stage with Bill and Gloria Gaither, Sandi Patty, Kurt Elling, Watermark, Jon McLaughlin, Alanna Story, Cook & Belle, Dierks Bentley and a slew of other impressive talents, Sarah’s songs have taken her around the world to jazz festivals, colleges, clubs, conferences, and churches, among other events.

In addition to her position as Director of the Cabaret at The Columbia Club, Shannon Forsell performs regularly at The Cabaret at and at numerous other venues regionally and nationally. She has performed her solo cabaret show at the esteemed National Arts Club in New York City.

From shoo-wop style singing groups and classical vocal training, to performances local and abroad, Bashiri Asad’s vocal prowess has been growing into the soul-stirring entity it is known as today. The influences of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding echo in his performance, and those coupled with his own strength and passion have come together to create his version of true soul music.

Laney Wilson is one of Indy’s up and coming crooners who specializes in music from the Great American Songbook. In addition to the many dates around Indy Laney is a lead vocalist with the Cool City Jazz Band. Known for his nod to Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett & Dean Martin he is all class.

Wendy Reed’s background in musical theater has helped make her the consummate entertainer: both an amazing singer and energetic party host. Known throughout the region and can be seen throughout Indy inn many of its great venues.

Start: January 31, 2015
End: January 31, 2015

February 1, 2015

CLOSED FOR SUPER BOWL

If you’re interested in hosting your Super Bowl party here at The Jazz Kitchen contact Lu at 317-253-4900 or email lu@thejazzkitchen.com – 100 person minimum

Start: February 1, 2015
End: February 1, 2015

February 2, 2015

WEAKLEY, CLARK & WOOD


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7-10p | No Cover

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 Jon Wood

Join us for 8 before 8

Every Monday we feature our 8 before 8 dinner specials featuring 3 entrees priced at only $8 before 8p.

 

Start: February 2, 2015
End: February 2, 2015

February 3, 2015

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: February 3, 2015
End: February 3, 2015

February 4, 2015

AVENUE INDY JAZZ QUINTET

7-10p | $7

ABOUT AVENUE INDY

Indianapolis has an historic tradition as a jazz mecca. Indiana Avenue was the center of the jazz nightlife and home to many, many jazz clubs. Indianapolis jazz greats such as Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, JJ Johnson, Jimmie Coe, Pookie Johnson, the Hampton’s and Russell Webster cut their teeth and developed their individual jazz voices in clubs such as Sunset on the Avenue, Henri’s, George’s Bar, The Cotton Club, and Al’s British Lounge.

It is with a bow of appreciation to these jazz explorers and the history of Indianapolis as a jazz destination that Avenue Indy presents our own versions of great melodies in a jazz vibe. Whether the source music comes from jazz standards, the Great American Songbook, classical melodies, or country tunes, we spin the music our way to be fun, engaging, and interesting for our listeners.

This new band is comprised of Jeff Conrad, trumpet, Rich Cohen, alto sax, Gary Potter, piano, Jesse Wittman, bass & Mitch Shiner on drums.

Start: February 4, 2015
End: February 4, 2015

TROUBADOUR NIGHT HOSTED BY TIM BRICKLEY


7-10p | $5 | B-Side Lounge

WHAT: “Troubadour Night” Songwriter Showcase, hosted by Tim Brickley
WHEN: Every first Wednesday of the month at 7p.
WHERE: The B Side at the Jazz Kitchen

Veteran guitarist Tim Brickley hosts this once month nod to the local and regional singer / songwriter scene. It will take place on the “B-Side Space” at The Jazz Kitchen. his new space provides a relaxing, intimate space combined with the great food, cocktails and wine list from The Jazz Kitchen. Enter from The Jazz Kitchen Main Entrance and let them know you are here for the Troubadore night.

about Tim…

Tim Brickley is a singer/songwriter, producer/engineer, and rock/jazz vocalist and bandleader from Indianapolis, Indiana. He writes songs w/ Seattle guitarist/poet/visual artist David Rheins. They’ve released two albums of their material w/ band the Bleeding Hearts: “Be apart.” (1995) and “Everything that ever was.” (2005). Tim’s home base is his full service audio and multi-media studio, Hit City Recording, where he wrangles Different Beat Records (including on-line Different Beat Radio) and fantasy, I mean “virtual” television network The Happy Channel.

Start: February 4, 2015
End: February 4, 2015

February 5, 2015

LATIN DANCE PARTY AT THE JAZZ KITCHEN

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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

Start: February 5, 2015
End: February 5, 2015

February 6, 2015

TRES | PAVEL, ALLEN & SPIRO


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7:30-9p | $12

A special collaboration between pianist Pavel Polanco-Safadit, bassist Jeremy Allen and world renowned percussionist Michael Spiro as they explore a night of tasteful Latino musical classics.

Dominican born pianist, composer Pavel Polanco-Safadit blends an energetic mix of Latin Jazz, classical, modern, salsa, merengue and bachata. His modern music and jazz compositions have taken him around the world, performing in many venues throughout the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. In addition to his hi-octane Latin jazz group Direct Contact his notable collaborations include performances with renowned artists Roscoe Mitchell, Romulo Castro, Guillermo Anderson, Richard Davis, Hector Tricoche, La Palabra, Ricky Gonzalez and Sergio George.

Michael Spiro is an internationally recognized percussionist, recording artist, and educator, known specifically for his work in the Latin music field. He has performed on hundreds of records, co-produced several instructional videos for Warner Bros. Publications (featuring such renowned artists as David Garibaldi, Changuito, Giovanni Hidalgo, and Ignacio Berroa), and produced seminal recordings in the Latin music genre, including Orquesta Batachanga, Grupo Bata-Ketu, and Grupo Ilu-Aña.

Bassist Jeremy Allen has served on the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music since 2006. He has performed in the United States and abroad with such jazz luminaries as Fred Hersch, David Liebman, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookmeyer, Randy Brecker, Tim Hagans, Eric Alexander, Jerry Bergonzi, Rich Perry and George Garzone.

Start: February 6, 2015
End: February 6, 2015