The year-long celebration of one of the nation’s three oldest jazz clubs, the Indianapolis Jazz Club, winds up next Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Oak Hill Mansion, 5801 E. 116th St. in Carmel. The event for IJC members will feature a band as old as the IJC, the Original Salty Dogs. The Dogs were formed 50 years ago by Purdue students who have remained a working band with their sassy singer Carol Leigh, who will perform with the Dogs.
IJC Director Howard Bedell, said, “Two score and ten years ago the Indianapolis Jazz Club was formed at the Heron Art Institute, where the first meeting was held.”
The Indianapolis Jazz Club 50th Anniversary Dinner and Concert will start at 2:30 p.m. for IJC members as they get underway for the next 50 years.
• Jazz on the Avenue, Madame Walker Theatre Center, 617 Indiana Avenue fourth Floor ballroom has Cathy Morris & Friends, 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, Sept 22 Admission $10, optional buffet by Grants Catering.
• The University of Indianapolis will feature the Bossa Rio Sextet headed by UIndy’s Director of Jazz Studies Harry Meidema in its free Faculty Artist Series at Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, 1400 E. Hanna Ave. Monday, Sept 25 at 7:30 p.m.
• North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St. free Jazz Series opener in Freedom Hall features The Cool Chilies Friday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.
• Jazz in the Park, sponsored by American Legion Post #249 and United Water at Watkins Park, 2360 Dr. Martin King Jr. Drive closes its season Sunday with The Indy Jazz Company performing from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission free.