One of the most prolific performers in the art of jazz is Grammy-winning bassist Dave Holland. Holland brings his all-star quintet to the Jazz Kitchen for a Monday performance Oct. 16. Holland’s longtime stablemates — Robin Eubanks, trombone, Chris Potter, tenor and soprano sax, Steve Nelson, vibes, and, the newest member of the group, Nate Smith, drums — are touring the country in support of their latest CD release on Sunnyside Records, Critical Mass.
One thing can always be said of Holland’s musical efforts: They’re always progressive and creative. These new compositions should not disappoint serious jazz lovers and fans of this exceptional group. Jazz Kitchen shows are at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., admission is $25. This is state-of-the-art jazz.
• The Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra will open its 2006-2007 concert season at the Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., on Sunday, Oct. 15. The music of legendary jazz composer/arranger Oliver Nelson will be performed. Oliver Nelson Jr. will guest on flute with the BWJO. Matinee performance is 2 p.m., tickets are $15, students and seniors $10. The evening performance is at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20, students and seniors $15.
• Friday Night Swing Dance at the Fountain Square Theatre, 1111 Prospect St., with the Swing Street Band, 8:30-11:30 p.m., admission $10.
• Cibo, 5252 E. 82nd St., Thursday, The Four Sexes. Friday, Gregg Bacon. Saturday, Jay Majors & Hookup, music 8-11 p.m. No cover charge.
• Kincaid’s, 141 Clay Terrace Blvd., Carmel, Wednesday, Fred Sights, Barbara Epps. Thursday, Jennifer Kirk Trio. Friday, Jennifer Kirk Trio & Barbara Epps, music 6:30-9:30 p.m. No cover charge.
• Lutz Steakhouse, 3100 Westfield Road, Noblesville, Wednesday, Suzanne Panyard. Thursday, Dave Lowe, music 6-9 p.m. Friday, Lonnie Lester. Saturday, Dave Lowe, music 7-11 p.m. No cover charge.