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18 Apr

Avenue Indy Jazz Quintet - The Jazz Kitchen

5377 N College Ave Indianapolis,IN
04/18/2018 7:00 PM - 04/18/2018 9:00 PM

2018-04-18 19:00:00 2018-04-18 21:00:00 America/Detroit Avenue Indy Jazz Quintet The Jazz Kitchen info@wamza.com


Avenue Indy Jazz Quintet

Avenue Indy is an engaging, fun, and sometimes quirky jazz quintet that draws musical inspiration for their arrangements from a wide variety of sources. If you don’t like the song they are playing, wait just a couple of minutes… the next arrangement will be completely different. Delivering a wide variety of short selections rather than extended tunes/soloing, co-leaders Jeff Conrad (trumpet/flugelhorn) and Rich Cohen (alto/tenor sax) blend together to make a strong front line supported by some of Indiana’s best rhythm sections.”

Jeff Conrad - trumpet / flugelhorn
Rich Cohen - saxes
Gary Potter - piano
Jon Block - bass
Larry Sauer - drums

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.