Saturday, June 1 offers up a full day of jazz events, including a historic photo shoot and a local jazz awards ceremony. Photographer Mark Sheldon will hold a historical photo shoot featuring 100 or more local (or once-local) jazz musicians at 10:30 a.m. at the Indiana HIstorical Society. A contingent of New York transplants from Indy will make the trip for the event. The Indianapolis Jazz Foundation will be making a commemorative poster print of the photo, with all proceeds going to jazz education.
After the photo shoot, you will have a chance to meet and dine with dozens of jazz artists at the Columbia Club. A "Brunch Buffest and Jam Session" hosted by the African-Amiercan Jazz Caucus runs from noon-3 p.m. Tickets for the brunch are $30. For reservations, call the Columbia Club at 317-761-7523 and as for Madonna.
Later in the day at the Jazz Kitche, the Ralph Adams Lifetime Achievement Awards will be held at 6 p.m. Adams, the Sunday voice of jazz on WICR-FM, will present awards to pianists Steve Allee abd Claude Sifferlen, and vocalists Everett Greene, Mary Moss and Hazel Johnson Strong. Drummer Jack Gilfoy will be awarded posthumously. Performing after the awards will be the legendary Jimmy Guilford and Everette Greene. Tickets are $15; for reservations, call 317-253-4900.
Concerts on the Canal at Indiana History Center
450 W. New York St.
Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Free seating and reserved tables available; call 317-232-1882 for more information.
June 5: Beautiful Soul and All That Jazz: Cynthia Layne
June 12: Indy Jazz Fest Warm-up: IUPUI Big Band directed by Jack Gilfoy
June 26: A Night on Broadway with vocalists Laura Hammer and David Marshall
Lunchtime Concerts on the Canal
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-1 pm., free
June 11: Kevin "Flash" Ferrell, volcalist with jazz fusion quartet
Indiana State Museum Concerts on the Terrace
650 W. Washington St.
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Free admission, catering available; call 317-232-1637
June 18: Bill Lancton
June 25: The Four Sexes
Groovin' in the Garden
Easley Winery, 205 N. College Ave, free
June 14: Bill Lancton
June 28: Monika Herzig
Music in the Garden
Garfield Park Botanical Conservatory, 2450 Shelby St.
June 14: Brenda Williams & Friends, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free
Jazz in the Park
Watkins Park, 2360 MLK St.
June 29: Gregg Bacon Band, 5 p.m., free