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July 29, 2014

THE SERENDAE JAZZ ORCHESTRA

7-10p | $10

A modern big band playing favorites from Ellington to Maynard Ferguson.

Start: July 29, 2014
End: July 29, 2014

NEW ORLEANS NIGHT ON THE JK PATIO

6:30-9:30pm
Never a cover on the deck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us every Tuesday night on the patio as we feature a night of New Orleans flair.

Live music from the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers / NOLSA jazz / funk featuring former members of Dog Talk – Bill Lancton, Jim Litchfield, Michael Beck, plus Rich Dole.

Louisiana Shrimp Boil and Mardi Gras Beads!
Sun King Beers – ONLY $4

Start: July 29, 2014
End: July 29, 2014

July 30, 2014

BRENDA WILLIAMS | DOO-WOP, MOTOWN AND MORE


7-10p | $10

The ever dazzling, vocalist Brenda Williams is at it again. This time she’s blending her signature knack for genre blurring hits while sharing the stage with special invited guests. Expect four part harmonies, Motown Feel-Goods and that normal sizzle Brenda always brings.

Start: July 30, 2014
End: July 30, 2014

ANDRA FAYE & SCOTT BALLANTINE 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, 25% off any dinner entree, $2 domestics and $4 select craft beers.

Combining Andra’s strong vocals & multi-instrumental abilities with Scott’s virtuosity in all things guitar to form a wonderful rootsy stew of soulful music.

Start: July 30, 2014
End: July 30, 2014

July 31, 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

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: July 31, 2014
End: July 31, 2014

August 1, 2014

FARRELLY MARKIEWICZ QUARTET


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-9:30p • $12

 

 

The Farrelly/Markiewicz Jazz Quartet is comprised of four seasoned musicians with a passion to explore and enjoy performing jazz.  The quartet format allows the group to play forms of jazz from be-bop, latin, ballads, or whatever strikes their fancy.  This is a jazz group with the experience and energy to make every performance an inviting musical experience for the listener.

 

Start: August 1, 2014
End: August 1, 2014

SIDEWALK CHALK | CONTEMPORARY HIP HOP, SOUL & JAZZ


 

 

 

 

 

 

10p | $10


https://www.facebook.com/sidewalkchalkmusic

With the release of its sophomore album, Leaves, Sidewalk Chalk continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. The band’s roots are firmly planted in Chicago where all eight members bring their respective talents together to update a sound first heralded in the Native Tongues era but never so musically diverse. The group’s unique arrangement allows them to incorporate numerous styles seamlessly: an MC and female vocalist; a trio of keys, bass, and drums; a horn section with trombone and trumpet; and a tap-dancer.

In contrast to the 2012 debut release, Corner Store, this new album finds the group venturing into a grittier space and capitalizing on a subtle approach that is at times hauntingly beautiful. Leaves represents change, both the loss of something dear and the excitement of exploring something new. “The album is about growth, growing pains, and letting go of the past if need be,” states MC Rico Sisney. Vocalist Maggie Vagle adds, “It’s also about unfolding into a new color. Shedding to shine brighter.”
Sidewalk Chalk has created a live show that captivates a variety of audiences. The group has already shared stages with ?uestlove, De La Soul, Action Bronson, Jean Grae, Hiatus Kaiyote and other notables. Individually, band members have acted as musical director(s) for Brother Ali, toured with Jazzanova and played behind Buddy Guy and Talib Kweli. Sidewalk Chalk was named “Most Outstanding Group” at the 2012 Chicago Music Awards, and its MC represented Chicago at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China.

Sidewalk Chalk is: Rico Sisney (MC), Maggie Vagle (Vocals), Charlie Coffeen (Keys), Garrett McGinn (Bass), Tyler Berg (Drums), Jumaane Taylor (Taps), Sam Trump (Trumpet), and David Ben-Porat (Trombone).

 

Start: August 1, 2014
End: August 1, 2014

August 2, 2014

AFINCA’O CHICAGOLAND SALSA BAND FEATURING STACIE SANDOVAL


http://youtu.be/M_i7CBf53AM

STACIE SANDOVAL presents A Tribute to Celia Cruz | 9p
AFINCA’O Chicagoland Salsa Band | 11p
DJ GIL | on the breaks and after Afinca’O
$10 cover charge | seating is limited | full dance floor will be available
We recommend buying tickets in advance and arriving before 7:30p for seating (we cannot guarantee seating if you arrive after 7:30p)

 

 

Afinca’o is a fresh, new Salsa band from Chicago, bringing a variety of classic covers and brand new original music!

Afinca’o is a group of passionate and experienced musicians from the Chicagoland area. Staying true to their roots, the Spanish meaning of their name, Afinca’o was created to bring together some of Chicago’s most musically sound and talented Latin genre musicians.

Though diverse in their musical repertoire, Afinca’o is most noted for their Salsa, Latin Jazz, Merengue and Cha cha performances. Adding to the group’s appeal, each of the members have played with world-renowned Latin recording artists, including Gilberto Santa Rosa, N’Klabe, Frankie Negron, Eddie Santiago, and many more, all of which help cement the group’s reputable experience.

Start: August 2, 2014
End: August 2, 2014

August 4, 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: August 4, 2014
End: August 4, 2014

August 5, 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: August 5, 2014
End: August 5, 2014